Travel tips from Weir, Watney

Weir, Watney give some tips to help pack for your next golf getaway.

Weir, Watney give some tips to help pack for your next golf getaway.

With the peak of golf season approaching around the country there are sure to be some golf road trips planned on more than a few of our summer schedules. So as exciting as it might be to go on your annual golf getaway or play a jam-packed summer tournament schedule, there’s one thing that will be looming over all of our heads: “What do I pack?!”

Well, who better to ask than the PGA Tour players who travel for a living.

I caught up with a couple at TPC Sawgrass and asked for their best travel tips.

Mike Weir suggested packing one big suitcase and also mixing and matching. “For a seven-day stretch, I usually have five pairs of pants,” Weir said. “I might wear one pair early in the week and then again later in the week. As for tops, I pack it all, sweaters, shirts, turtle necks . . . a lot of variety.”

It doesn’t always work so smoothy, however. Weir recall an event a few years ago when an airline lost his luggage. “I had to go to the mall and the pro shop and get a whole new week’s worth of clothes,” he said.

Nick Watney said he’s lucky enough to be scripted with a style chart from Hugo Boss. The company sends him a large variety of clothes with a chart to help figure out what to wear or pack. “I try to pick two shirts for every pair of pants to save room,” Watney said. “I’ll get the pants dry-cleaned after the round. It really helps to save room. Rather than having 14 pairs of pants, I’ll just have seven and then mix and match.”

So if you’re flying, pack an extra outfit in your carry-on. Some additional things to remember: Plan your wardrobe selections. Have your head-to-toe looks already figured out will help make your trip easier. You want things running smooth for those early morning tee times.

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