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International Golf: Going Beyond Par

INTERNATIONAL GOLF TRAVEL PREPARE BEFORE DEPARTING Ship Golf Clubs » You can purchase a travel case for your clubs, either a hard case or soft case with extra padding to protect your clubs. » Look into shipping your bag as it may be less expensive than checking your clubs with an airline. » There are services that are fully insured and guaranteed that will pick up your clubs and ship them directly to your destination. Don't forget to pack... Replacement spikes Golf socks Golf towels Replacement gloves Scorecard holders, and cover Umbrella Stroke counters Insurance Travel Medical Insurance A plan from HCC Medical Insurance Services (HCCMIS) provides international travel medical insurance for your golf related travels. If travelling internationally, the primary insurance you rely on in your home country may not cover you while you are abroad. INTERNATIONAL GOLF DESTINATIONS Click a ball for more info about a golf destination. GIL HANSE, GOLF COURSE ARCHITECT Gil Hanse (Hanse Golf Design) » Golf's 2009 Golf Course Architect of the Year. » Chosen to design course for 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro over seven others, including Jack Gávea Golf & Country Club Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Nicklaus and Annika Sorenstam. » Partnering with LPGA HOFer Amy Alcott to design course. » Construction expected to begin in October; to be completed in 2014. » Most important contract of the modern era, especially since golf will be reintroduced to the games for the first time since 1904. » Assisting Donald Trump with renovation and redesign of Blue Monster course at the Doral Resort and Spa in Miami. Redesign to begin after the 2013 WGC-Cadillac Championship. Design highlights include additional length across the 7,334-yard layout and the creation of a peninsula green at the par-4 16th hole. » Hanse's Links course, Castle Stuart, in Inverness, Scotland, was voted the Best New International Course of 2009. » In the summer of 2011 Hanse was commissioned to build 27 new holes at Bandon Dunes, Oregon. » Hanse has also been commissioned to renovate the Vineyard Golf Club on Martha's Vineyard. QUICK FACTS 80% of all golfers will never achieve a handicap of less than 18. "Gentleman Only, G.O.L.F. # Ladies Forbidden." Golf was banned in Scotland from 1457 to 1502 to ensure citizens wouldn't waste time when preparing for an English invasion. For each +25°F Up to an additional 8 yards Balls travel significantly further on hot days. A golfer swinging a club at around 100 mph will carry the driver up to eight yards longer for each increase in air temperature of 25°F. Golfers who are women 22.8% 77.2% Golfers who are men Infographic brought to you by HCC Medical Insurance Services ( a provider of travel medical insurance. May 2012 SOURCES » » » » » » international-golf-club.htm » »

International Golf: Going Beyond Par

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Granted, sometimes you just need to grab your clubs and go; however, you’ve always dreamed of playing in a major tournament. Golf is a tradition of class and skill and you’ve wanted to travel the ...



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