Golf Trip Tip with LPGA Instructor Meredith Kirk: Know the Lay of the Land

LPGA Instructor Meredith Kirk explains how some simple planning and preparation while on golf trip can make a huge difference to ensure a great time

When you’re on your next golf vacation, it’s important to know the lay of the land. What do I mean by that? Is know the area of the course and your accommodations and the proximities. So get on Google, MapQuest it, find out the timeframe that it takes you to get to the course. Maybe there’s a little bit of a traffic in the morning if you have an eight o’clock tee time. I would highly recommend that you arrive at least 30 minutes before your tee time, maybe even 45, because that way it’s going to give you time to warm up. Maybe hit 10 balls on the range, roll some balls on the green, get a feel of the speed of the greens. Also, it gives you time to go to the bathroom and get a drink, get a snack. I mean, really you’re going on vacation to play golf. You want to have a good round, right?

So it’s all about preparing and planning for your next golf trip. I promise you that if you take the time to plan and prepare, you’re going to have a much better round and you’re going to have more fun. And that’s what it’s about.