Packing for a Golf Trip

David Owen demonstrates the art of packing for a golf trip.

Released on 7/12/2012

Credits

Starring: David Owen

Transcript

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(upbeat piano music)
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I've taken a lot of golf trips over the past 20 years,
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and in addition to having a really great time,
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I've learned a lot about packing.
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The first point is that you don't need
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to take a lot of stuff.
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I've gone on one week and two week golf trips
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where all I carried was a carry on bag.
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Oh, and my golf clubs.
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This is my favorite suitcase I've ever had,
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it's made by a company called eBags, which was started
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by five guys from Samsonite.
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It easily fits in an overhead compartment,
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and it has lots of features that are perfect for golf.
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They key to fitting everything in a small suitcase
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is not to take too much.
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If you're wearing golf pants, you only need
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one other pair of pants, one spare.
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The best pants are made of plastic.
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This is microfiber polyester.
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You can sit on a Snickers bar and clean it
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with a wet washcloth in your hotel room,
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and it doesn't get wrinkled.
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You're gonna buy a ridiculous number
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of souvenir golf shirts, that you don't need
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to take a lot of others.
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You're wearing one, take another.
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If you're just traveling with guys, it doesn't matter
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what it smells like by the end of the trip.
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Don't take any shoes that you can't also wear as golf shoes.
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These are senior citizen mall walker shoes.
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Even better, take golf shoes that you can wear inside.
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Then you don't need to take any other shoes at all.
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eBags makes cool things called packing cubes,
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you can use them to help organize your suitcase
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by like, putting all your socks in one of them.
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There's an art to packing a golf hat;
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you tuck the bill under the strap like that,
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and then you can put it in the bag flat.
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Nalgene makes these cool little bottle that you can
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pack your liquids and gels in.
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One word of warning: never put mouthwash in a bottle
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that you've also put shampoo in.
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Now I've got everything I need for the whole week
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and I can fit it all in the overhead compartment.
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Everything I need.
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Golf clubs.
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