When packing for your golf trip or holiday, you do not want to omit any important equipment. However, you should take into consideration the size of your luggage and the extra payment that you may have to cover if your luggage is too heavy, especially if you are travelling by air.
The secret to avoiding this? Learn to pack economically. We have provided some tips that will help you make the most out of your limited luggage space.
1. Do not bring too much hold luggage.
The only hold luggage that you should have is your travel bag. All the essentials for the trip should be placed inside your travel bag and the valuables in your hand luggage.
2. Maximise the available space.
When packing your travel bag, remember that all space is important. If you have three shoe pockets but will only be bringing two pairs use the other pocket for items that will fit or can be scrunched, like socks, nightwear or gloves.
3. Check the allowable weight allowance.
When going on any trip, make sure that you check your airline’s permitted weight allowance. For travellers with golf equipment and bags, budget airlines allow 20kg, while other airlines allow 23kg. Generally, golf bags weigh around 12kg leaving you with a few kilograms to spare.
4. Don’t mind scrunched-up clothing.
Items such as seersucker clothing and jackets can be scrunched up to make sure that they fit inside your luggage.
5. Go light.
When packing for your golfing holiday write a checklist of items required. When looking a second time you often find there are items not necessary.
6. Choose clothes that you can wear on or off the golf course.
If you need to pack economically, be clever in choosing the items of clothing that you will be bringing. Pack clothes that you can wear, not only for the golf course but for socialising too. Instead of needing different clothes for various purposes, you can use one shirt for various occasions.
7. Check the weather forecast.
Before packing, check the weather forecast. If it’s going to rain pack the relevant waterproof clothes required, but remember the space limitations.
8. Use your shoes as additional storage
Did you know that you can use your shoes as additional storage for small items? Items like socks, undergarments and ties can be easily stored in your shoes.
9. Use clothes to wrap items
If you plan on buying items from your golf trip, you can use a bubble wrap or your clothes as cushioning so you can pack light even with purchases when returning home. You can also be assured that the items will not get damaged inside your golf travel bag if you make soft clothes as padding.
These are just some of the tips to help you pack for your next golf holiday. Keep in mind that travelling light does not mean travelling without the items you require. You have to ensure that you will have everything that you’ll need for your golf break.
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