By Gordon Dalgleish
PerryGolf President and Co-Founder
As we approach the end of summer and plans start to take hold for 2019 I thought it may be an interesting exercise to share some observations on the current state of the golf travel industry.
Are you planning to take a golf trip? In addition to the planning and coordinating of accommodations, tee times, transportation, sightseeing, dining and so forth, you’ll obviously need to pack appropriately…that is, golf-appropriately. It’s one thing to pack for a weekend getaway but another for a week long trip out of the country. Keep in mind when packing that a successful golf vacation starts well before you even leave your home.
For a variety of very positive reasons, golf in Australia is enjoying heightened profile. While the country is home to unquestionably some of the true classics of the game such as Royal Melbourne, New South Wales and Kingston Heath; recent activity only serves to further enhance Australia as one of the world’s great golf destinations…worthy of a seat in the premier league.
I recall attending the 1970 Open at St Andrews and sitting in the stand behind the 17th green, just a very short time after starting to play golf. With my son of similar age to myself some 45 years later, and accompanied by my wife, we arrived in St Andrews on the Sunday evening prior to the Championship…