Packing for a Golf Trip
David Owen demonstrates the art of packing for a golf trip.
Released on 7/12/2012
(upbeat piano music)
I've taken a lot of golf trips over the past 20 years,
and in addition to having a really great time,
I've learned a lot about packing.
The first point is that you don't need
to take a lot of stuff.
I've gone on one week and two week golf trips
where all I carried was a carry on bag.
Oh, and my golf clubs.
This is my favorite suitcase I've ever had,
it's made by a company called eBags, which was started
by five guys from Samsonite.
It easily fits in an overhead compartment,
and it has lots of features that are perfect for golf.
They key to fitting everything in a small suitcase
is not to take too much.
If you're wearing golf pants, you only need
one other pair of pants, one spare.
The best pants are made of plastic.
This is microfiber polyester.
You can sit on a Snickers bar and clean it
with a wet washcloth in your hotel room,
and it doesn't get wrinkled.
You're gonna buy a ridiculous number
of souvenir golf shirts, that you don't need
to take a lot of others.
You're wearing one, take another.
If you're just traveling with guys, it doesn't matter
what it smells like by the end of the trip.
Don't take any shoes that you can't also wear as golf shoes.
These are senior citizen mall walker shoes.
Even better, take golf shoes that you can wear inside.
Then you don't need to take any other shoes at all.
eBags makes cool things called packing cubes,
you can use them to help organize your suitcase
by like, putting all your socks in one of them.
There's an art to packing a golf hat;
you tuck the bill under the strap like that,
and then you can put it in the bag flat.
Nalgene makes these cool little bottle that you can
pack your liquids and gels in.
One word of warning: never put mouthwash in a bottle
that you've also put shampoo in.
Now I've got everything I need for the whole week
and I can fit it all in the overhead compartment.
Everything I need.