Monday, January 1, 2007
Make your golf dreams come true
5 Things You Need To Know
1. Northern Ireland’s Unique Courses
Some of the best, most traditional courses in the world reside in Northern Ireland. If you want a fantastic experience that most of your friends probably haven’t had, check out the Giant’s Causeway, Royal County Down and Royal Portrush.
2. Pounds, Euros And Dollars
When traveling to the UK (comprised of England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales), you’ll need to change dollars for pounds, which can cost a pretty penny. Ireland can be a bit cheaper to visit because its current monetary unit is the euro.
3. Be Prepared To Walk
There are very few places in Ireland or the UK that offer more than one or two riding carts, if any. Instead, pull carts (trolleys) are available, and caddies are optional at many courses. If you haven’t walked in a while, get some work in before your trip. Believe it or not, walking will make your experience much more enjoyable.
4. Caddies Know Best
While caddies have mostly become a thing of the past in the U.S., they’re alive and well overseas. If you want a caddie (we strongly suggest you take one when you can), be ready for some local color and good advice.
5. Driving On The Left Side Is Fun
Americans are sometimes hesitant to plan driving trips in the UK and Ireland—don’t be. Driving on the left is easy and fun.
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