Almost everything we’ve read or been told regarding a golf trip to Ireland can basically be summed as as follows:
- Get ready for a wonderful time in a beautiful place with really nice people.
- Learn to love (or avoid) the Full Irish.
- Practice hitting the low ball.
- Invest in good rain gear and shoes.
- Bring lots of balls!
To this end, we’re considering boxing up the last 3 years of shag balls we have in our collective basements/trunks and entrusting them to FedEx– destination, Old Head of Kinsale.
But what fun is it to play exclusively with balls that have already been deemed unfit? After all this is a BUCKET LIST trip! No pub shall be off limits, no pint/shot shall go undrunk, no weather shall be too extreme, and the word no shall be erased from our colorful vocabularies starting August 31st.
So I fired up the old Al Gore special and logged onto one of my favorite golf sites, Golfballs.com. Golfballs.com is a really cool site where if you want to put something– anything!– on a golf ball, they will do it. At least I think they will, but I’m sure they have some criteria around good taste and propriety. All at a reasonable cost with no set-up’s or minimums.
So what immediately caught my eye were the St. Patrick’s Day designs. A rainbow falling into a nice frosty mug of Irish beer? I’m sold. Five days later, four dozen custom Callaway Tour i(s) show up on my front porch. God, I love great customer service!