Travel is booming once again and there is no better time to grab a few friends, loved ones, or family and (finally!) go on that golf trip everyone has been talking about.
With plenty of great options for all budgets and with courses and resorts across Canada and around the world open for visitors, it’s likely there is a travelling itch worth scratching.
But where do you begin when it comes to making sure you have the right on-the-go gear?
If you’ve got a golfer in your life who is finally planning that big-time trip – or maybe they’re talking a big game and just need that special gift to have them finally pull the trigger – it may have been a few years since they last loaded for the road or packed for a plane.
The good news is that we’ve got everything you are looking for when it comes to needs for sunny spots, oceanside layouts, or even schlepping stuff across terminals.
Firstly, Sunglasses. Available in plenty of styles and colours, a good pair of sunglasses is an idyllic addition to any traveller’s bag – assuming every trip is going to be nice and sunny! Oakley is the industry leader, and its Prizm Golf lenses are fit for the fairways but stylish enough to be worn all day long.
The Flak 2.0 XL boasts the latest in performance technology, a comfortable fit, and XLJ lenses for an expanded field of view. There are a bunch of great Oakley options for whatever style might suit the golfer in your life.
Be sure to check out Sundog eyewear’s line of sunglasses, too, as the Canadian brand’s Stack Mirror shades have prioritized comfort at a great price point.
Lots of golf’s big brands have travel bags, they’re going to want you to protect their clubs after all.
Ping’s Rolling Travel Cover is rugged, roomy, abrasion-resistant and maneuvers on a dime.
While Sun Mountain’s Kube bag uses ballistic-style fabric combined with plastic half-shells for ultimate coverage. It’s got heavy-duty zippers that run the length of the bag plus it folds down into a compact size for easy storage.
A nice stocking stuffer, as well, is the Shock Shield Travel Guard from Tour Trek. Insertable into any golf travel cover, the protective cap and aluminum shaft absorb impact to avoid clubs breaking, even when the cover is bumped or dropped.
We also have all the outfits for men and women when it comes to adding a few fresh pieces to the wardrobe for a trip.
Whether it’s Adidas men’s Ultimate365 print shorts, their women’s Go-To Sleeveless golf dress, or the men’s Adilette Slide, we have what you’re looking for.
For women who might be heading to California, Florida, or Arizona and dealing with a different kind of heat, why not pick up a shoulder wrap for extra sun protection?
And for men, there’s nothing more fun than a funky new hat like Ping’s new Greenskeeper lid. It’s 100 percent straw and features a vibrant pattern on the underside.
So, while it may have been a while since the golfer in your life has travelled, that doesn’t mean he or she has to be without some great new stuff for when they get back out there.