Planning The Irish Golf Trip
Here are my 40 Fun Irish Golf Travel Tips to planning a great Irish Golf Trip.
- Do allow more time to tour the Irish landmarks in the towns and surrounding areas.
- Please, save yourself over 60 hours of work, a lot of grief dealing with golf courses and hotels. Select a group captain, let the captain take care of the organisation and communication with the group.
- Indeed, on your first time to Ireland? Please, buy a book on Ireland’s history and read up before you travel.
- Do take your partner. As there are so many things to do and see in Ireland for non-golfers.
- Question, is there an Irish tourist trap? Not really, but the price of a pint in Temple Bar Dublin is a little higher than most other pubs in Ireland.
- Don’t ask people to come that you don’t know that well; that can be interesting after day four!
- Unpack your golf bag and repack your golf bag with the bare essentials. You don’t need to bring along the kitchen sink! It would be a massive bag if you had to carry it.
- Don’t forget a sat nav! Activate an international phone plan! Retail Car and transport companies are also likely to have wifi units available to hire.
- Don’t forget to change your voicemail on your phone. Also, your email vacation reminder, check your data package before your step on the plane.
- Don’t forget to let your boss know that you are networking and building new relationships with new potential customers. Contact us to planning the irish golf trip.
Your Travel Bag
- Do pack your camera; this is essential to retain lasting memories (or your phone camera will be just fine).
- Bring along a prayer book; as only God knows when it will stop raining!! Do pack for all seasons and pack light. Also, please take a look at THIS LINK for more information about what to pack on an Irish Golf Tour.
- Do pack black and khaki pants colours. Coffee and Guinness stains would be easily spotted. Also, both colours can be matched with about every shirt colour you have in your wardrobe.
- Certainly, pack your dental floss, toothpaste and brush! The person sitting next to you on the bus the following morning will appreciate your efforts.
- You can buy an Irish cell phone on arrival – it can make life cheaper if you get lost! (Check out prepaid phone carriers sim cards or phones for Ireland).
- Don’t forget an extra pack of tape, plasters and band-aids.
- Remember your medications or otherwise, it can be a trip to a local Irish Doctor to obtain a medical prescription for your forget medications.
- Yes! Don’t forget your rainwear and sunblock! Check out our shop for our 7 day travellers golfer’s pack – click here.
- Please, don’t forget extra golf balls & it’s cheaper to buy at home.
- Finally, do buy a Swiss-army knife and pack it in your golf bag as there are a million things you can use it for.
The Irish Culture
- Do say hello to everyone and enjoy the Craig wherever that may take you!
- Try to speak a few Irish words to other Irish people, and you should get a fun response.
- Do ask shop vendors for their best price; you might find an unexpected deal!
- If you can! Attend a GAA Hurling or Gaelic Football match.
- Certainly, wait two minutes or more before drinking a pint of Guinness after being served.
- Avoid trying to tell a joke in an Irish accent. It never seems to work!
- Don’t be offended by the Irish people making gentle making fun comments about not so funny situations… This can is quite standard practice amongst Irish people, and this is called “slagging”.
- Don’t ever feel alone. Take a trip to the local pub, and after a while, you will have another group of buddies by the end of the night!
- Don’t drive on the right-hand side of the road; we drive on the left!
- Don’t bother asking anyone “have you ever seen a leprechaun recently? “Trust me, you should, and we all know that leprechauns do not exist.
Playing Golf in Ireland | 40 Fun Irish Golf Travel Tips
- Always buy rain gloves and a pack of playing cards. Rain gloves can be found in a golf shop, and the playing card can be found at most newsagent airport shops.
- Just play the caddy yardage! Do play 5 yards less than to the flag (as the ball tends to bounce on an extra few yards)
- Seek golf instruction if you play crap after day 1 or day 2!
- Practice chip & run, bunker, texas wedge shots and putting before you travel.
- Believe!!! I do believe in miracles – make a hole in one!
- Please do observe the course and clubhouse rules at each golf course. Notably, clubhouse rules will vary from club to club and take a moment at each course to find out what to do and not to do. As some courses can be particular!
- Don’t believe everything you hear from the Caddies. In fact, a caddy telling a true story can be a very rare commodity.
- You don’t want to spin the ball in the wind. If you don’t know what ball suits you, get fitted for the correct ball to play.
- Don’t be short! On the green; a putt that is uphill and into the wind a putt can be slow, very slow.
- Don’t believe the starter at any golf course; they will tell you what you want to hear to get off the first tee as soon as possible. Plus, don’t forget to buy your round at the 19th!!!
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