How does a Lady Pack for Golf in Ireland?
I tried to research how a lady would pack for golf in Ireland and found absolutely nothing that was helpful (except to remember some earplugs). I had never been to Ireland before and have only heard that it just rains all the time. Being the owner of Rain Girl, I thought this would be the ultimate test to see if I could endure the elements in my Rain Girl gear. The weather was unusually warm and dry for Ireland in late May, so I was not tested with extreme weather, however, I feel like I would have been ready. Here are the items that I brought with me for golf in Ireland that I found extremely useful from top to bottom.
Golf Buddy Voice 2
This little gadget on my visor proved to be extremely helpful when I found myself with blind shots to the green, which was practically every other hole in Ireland. No matter where my ball ended up, I could quickly find out my yardage to the center of the green. I was able to locate every course we played with my Golf Buddy Voice 2.
I use my headband as a neck warmer more than to cover my ears. With the chilly wind, I was glad I brought this to keep my neck and nose warm.
Rain Girl 1/2 Sleeve Jacket
This lightweight jacket is perfect for the wind and handy if it starts to sprinkle. Most days in Ireland are cloudy, so when it is windy, there is a little chill in the air.
A rain glove will dry very quickly and the right kind provides a perfect fit, so why bother bringing a leather glove? If it starts to rain, you’re covered!
Rain Girl Rain Skirt
It did not rain while we were playing golf, but I wore this skirt every day over leggings. It provided great protection from the wind and I had a place for my scorecard and yardage book in my back pocket.
I did not want to wear long pants in Ireland and took my chances with these leggings. I had so much more room in my suitcase not having to bring 5 pairs of long pants! This was my first real test for these leggings and they get an A+ in my book. I was comfortable the entire time! They provided great wind protection, they kept me warm and they were never too hot! If the sun came out and got a little warm, I just rolled up the leggings and cooled off instantly! I highly recommend these and they can be custom fit to your length. Visit Ontal Here
CEP Compression Socks
With all of the walking we did in Ireland, I never had to adjust my socks even one time. They are very comfotable and very durable. Your feet and legs get very tired with all the walking, so I would definitlely bring these along. I also wore my compression knee socks for the long plane ride over.
Footjoy Waterproof Shoes
It did not rain while we were there, but they really make the best shoes. I probably want to invest in some BOA shoes next time so I don’t have to keep tying my shoes when they come loose from walking up and down the hills.
Other helpful items
- Bring plenty of chapstick
- Ear plugs and eye pillow for the talking passengers on the plane
- Rain pants and long sleeve rain jacket (when you KNOW it will rain heavy)
- Adapter plug just in case (all of the hotels had at least one American outlet in the room, but you never know)
- Hang 10 sunshirts from Costco came in super handy as an undershirt as well as providing protection from the sun
- Your check card to get Euros out of the ATM (call your bank to let them know you will be abroad)
- If you haven’t done so yet, get your Global Entry card as soon as you can, the customs line will be super short!