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    Playing golf while touring ?

    Hi,

    Anybody ever tried golfing with his own equipment while touring? I can't imagine, touring around the US, going by so many great courses and just looking at them.

    I envisioned having my bag and shoes UPS'ed (in a travel bag) from one club to another as I travel. I figure I could play one game a month, with a full week at Bandon Dunes

    I will not be renting equipment; I'd rather not play than play with rentals.

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    That + all the camera Gear? you may need a support Van.

    Or have a Commercial UPS account, and ship them from one clubhouse to the other, then, just pay the bill when it comes due.

    I'm a Musician, I felt the same about Pubs In Western Ireland, but My Mandolin was compact and Light.

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    Not to offend, but, you must be really old

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    Quote Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
    That + all the camera Gear? you may need a support Van.
    Sorry if I wasn't clear. My idea was to ask the golf club I planned on playing next to hold my bag until I got there and then ship it to the next golf course on my trajectory.

    Quote Originally Posted by PDX Reborn View Post
    Not to offend, but, you must be really old
    Yes I am--but still crazy, with lots of time.

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    There is a massive war of words happening right now on another thread titled "Bicycle Touring is for the rich".

    This Bicycle/Golf tour has got to be on the high end of the financial scale.
    But if it what you want, go for it.

    Nobody said there is nothing new yet to be done on a bicycle tour.
    The one who has the most bikes wins.

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    I once played a round with a 3-iron and a putter (youthful bet). Sadly, my score was about the same as with a full bag. Just sayin'...

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    ok, its a set deal, I will definitely recognize you on Camillien Houde, you'll be the one in the plaid pants on the cervie, with the trailer with the set of clubs and the 8x10 Sinar on it.....;-)

    Im not a golfer, but I did bike through that famous course south of San Fransisco, the one you have to pay to drive along a private road past the golf course and umpteen million dollar homes along the coast.

    hey, I guess its all doable, makes me chuckle though imagining the valet guys looking at the bedraggled looking "homeless guy" pulling up on his bike and trailer and checking in for a round.

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    I figure I could play one game a month, with a full week at Bandon Dunes
    It will probably be raining with gale force winds that week

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug64 View Post
    It will probably be raining with gale force winds that week
    Of course... especially since I should be there in February, the time of the year where they have the cheapest prices I think, and the most linksy weather. Should have a ball!

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    Of course... especially since I should be there in February, the time of the year where they have the cheapest prices I think, and the most linksy weather. Should have a ball!
    Actually you have a 50/50 chance. The Oregon coast usually has 2 weeks of good weather in February.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug64 View Post
    Actually you have a 50/50 chance. The Oregon coast usually has 2 weeks of good weather in February.
    At least that is what those of us who didn't take off for Arizona tell ourselves in January. It's coming, it always comes,... how did March get here so fast?

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    all/most courses have rental clubs. I rented at makena in maui last year, I had a choice of taylor made burners for $30 or callaway diablos for $45. Either way both were excellent clubs in near perfect shape. I play taylor made at home so....

    all you need to bring with you are your shoes, balls, glove & tees.
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    we say summer starts 2nd week in july, but Bandon is a ways down the coast, at least ..

    mail your St Andrew's tweed wool outfit, with the clubs and play in spite of the weather..

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    Quote Originally Posted by B. Carfree View Post
    I once played a round with a 3-iron and a putter (youthful bet). Sadly, my score was about the same as with a full bag. Just sayin'...
    this is more common than one would think. i imagine it has something to do with grooving a swing for a particular club, something amateurs rarely have time to do.

    and to the OP, golf carts aren't allowed on the green, so don't forget to park you bike on the fringe.

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    Carl Spackler: So I jump ship in Hong Kong and I make my way over to Tibet, and I get on as a looper at a course over in the Himalayas.

    Angie D'Annunzio: A looper?

    Carl Spackler: A looper, you know, a caddy, a looper, a jock. So, I tell them I'm a pro jock, and who do you think they give me? The Dalai Lama, himself. Twelfth son of the Lama. The flowing robes, the grace, bald... striking. So, I'm on the first tee with him. I give him the driver. He hauls off and whacks one - big hitter, the Lama - long, into a ten-thousand foot crevasse, right at the base of this glacier. Do you know what the Lama says? Gunga galunga... gunga, gunga-lagunga. So we finish the eighteenth and he's gonna stiff me. And I say, "Hey, Lama, hey, how about a little something, you know, for the effort, you know." And he says, "Oh, uh, there won't be any money, but when you die, on your deathbed, you will receive total consciousness." So I got that goin' for me, which is nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catonec View Post
    all you need to bring with you are your shoes, balls, glove & tees.
    Golf shoes = MTN shoes with front spikes
    Glove = just one full fingered glove
    Tee = can't think of anything, any ideas?
    Balls = don't leave home without them

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    I can't ride slow enough to tee up the ball.......So I limit myself to non stick and ball games while touring...

    Sounds like a pain in the hiney but if that's your thing.......

    How you planning on shipping them,con the golf courses into shipping them for ya? Somehow they have to get to UPS......
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    Rentals can be a hoot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
    Carl Spackler: So I jump ship in Hong Kong and I make my way over to Tibet, and I get on as a looper at a course over in the Himalayas.

    Angie D'Annunzio: A looper?

    Carl Spackler: A looper, you know, a caddy, a looper, a jock. So, I tell them I'm a pro jock, and who do you think they give me? The Dalai Lama, himself. Twelfth son of the Lama. The flowing robes, the grace, bald... striking. So, I'm on the first tee with him. I give him the driver. He hauls off and whacks one - big hitter, the Lama - long, into a ten-thousand foot crevasse, right at the base of this glacier. Do you know what the Lama says? Gunga galunga... gunga, gunga-lagunga. So we finish the eighteenth and he's gonna stiff me. And I say, "Hey, Lama, hey, how about a little something, you know, for the effort, you know." And he says, "Oh, uh, there won't be any money, but when you die, on your deathbed, you will receive total consciousness." So I got that goin' for me, which is nice.
    you should post more often. i enjoyed it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Booger1 View Post
    How you planning on shipping them,con the golf courses into shipping them for ya? Somehow they have to get to UPS......
    I'm thinking I could schedule UPS to pickup the bag at the golf course and that I could get someone at the golf course to give it to UPS once I'm gone. I'd also have the name of someone at the receiving course to take the bag and store it when it arrives there. People working at golf courses are usually quite nice, and I figure that once I tell them what I'm doing, they'll be even more inclined to collaborate to the project. I'll generally have a few weeks between games so there should be ample time to make sure the bag is at my next golfing destination before I get there.

    Quote Originally Posted by dbg View Post
    Rentals can be a hoot.
    They're tough to play for me. I play jumbo grips and normal grips feel like toothpicks in my hands. Plus, I'd be playing "Top 100 public courses" so I don't want to be thinking about adapting to new clubs when I'm at Pinehurst, Pebble Beach or Bandon Dunes. When I play my second shot on Pebble's 8th, I want to be holding my club.

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    Pebble Beach, thats the place I was referring to. 17 mile drive or whatever its called. Cant remember if they made me pay, but it was kinda neat seeing the scenery (guess that really shows Im not a golfer if I didnt recall the name of the place)

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    I've thought of that also, but decided the two sports are better separated. I don't usually feel like golfing as much as just hanging around and enjoying the local colors and scenery. Like you I'm not going to play with rentals. Hey, if you are up to it and and can afford to ship the clubs around for that, go for it.

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    Golfer Touring Cyclists

    Although I've lurked on this forum for several years, I was finally compelled to reply by this thread. I hope I successfully uploaded the relevant picture, if not perhaps my story will still add to the thread. In 1996 my wife and I rode our tandem on the Adventure Cycling Northern Tier route across the US. On these types of long published routes cyclists stop to communicate with other touring cyclists, exchanging news about other cyclists encountered along the route. This social (non-media based) communication channel is surprisingly effective. We were riding west to east and repeatedly heard about two guys riding west who were pulling trailers with a set of golf clubs each. When we finally met them, we learned they had also heard about us (the middle aged couple riding a tandem). It turns out the two were bartenders (I believe from Chicago) who quit their jobs and were making their second cross country cycling trip. Perhaps alcohol may have been involved when they hatched the plan to cycle across the country pulling BOB trailers with 5-6 golf clubs each. Each acknowledged they were not good or even very frequent golfers. They would typically cycle along and stop to play at any community courses they encountered. They both claimed they played better golf when they were fatigued. I didn't actually see any golf shoes and don't know what type of golf attire they could pull out of their BOB bag, but doubt they were too concerned with golf etiquette. After meeting so many people on our tour who voiced their doubts about our sanity, in the picture, my wife appears to be indicating that others were even quirkier than we were.
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