8 Fantastic Golf Resorts in Portugal to Visit on Your Next Trip to Europe

8 Fantastic Golf Resorts in Portugal

Winter’s on the way, and you should be too. As the temperature continues to drop, likely golfers around the world will be making their way to guaranteed “hot” spots to enjoy the pleasant contrasting weather. Instead of competing for space in Hawaii or Australia, why not consider Portugal for your next winter getaway?

Currently home to more than 40 golf courses, Portugal is one of Europe’s most popular golfing destinations. Even better: its mild climate and agreeable weather is available year-round! Travel through a champion course or simply saunter along the Lisbon coast for a personal golf experience. Portugal’s affable climate is the perfect setting for a memorable round while keeping the winter blues away.


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Golfing Down Under: The 8 Courses You Must Play on Your Next Australian Vacation

Golfing Down Under

It’s that time of the year: the Australian Open.

As you read this, golfers from around the world are preparing to return to Australia’s legendary golf courses and resorts in anticipation of the Stonehaven Cup. The Australian Open continues to draw in impressive numbers to its robust golfing community, warm weather, and stunning attractions.

Whether you’re ready to follow the holes or play a few of your own, you’ll always have options in Australia. Some of the region’s treasured resorts have once been home to the prestigious tournament and boast a rich history and well-groomed landscaped. But, if you’d simply like to enjoy 18 rounds on the green under the warm sun, any of Australia’s 18,000 golf courses will do.


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The Coolest Courses to Play During the Hottest Summer Months

Coolest Courses to Play During uSmmer

It happens every year: the summer heat wave invades, and you find yourself shooting the same score as the temperature. And that’s no way to spend your golf vacations.

Southern states like South Carolina and Florida boast an outrageous golf scene, both being touted at times as the “golf capital of the world.” But with their stunning variety of courses comes an equally stunning number on the temperature scale during summer months.

Every golfer deserves a round in the 70’s, but you might need a few special golf trips to make it happen. When June, July, and August roll around, try these courses to keep you cool while you’re playing 18.


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Off the Ball: A Guide to Today’s Quirky Golf Trends

Shaking Up a Serious Game

Golf is serious. We get that. But if you’re taking stress and tension to the course because you think you have to play perfectly to be a good person, you’re doing it wrong. Instead, remind yourself that golf, in the end, is a game and should be enjoyed—not simply endured. Go on and show your personality or appreciate the humor of the whole thing! We’ve got the definitive list of funky equipment and quirky but entertaining golf clothing, and you might just find something useful that you can add to your own golf bag (or outfit) that will make you smile or show off your awesome personality.


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The World’s 7 Toughest Golf Courses

Toughest Courses

Learn about Some of the Most Challenging Golf Courses in the World

Are you up for it? While many courses cater to players of all skill levels (and rightly so!), some courses are intense enough to tempt even the most laid-back personalities to commit murder and mayhem in sheer frustration.

Displaying a little of your dark side is not necessarily a bad thing, though, if you’re looking for a way to pit your skills against the diabolical genius of a course designer and the elements. Will you be bored playing any of these courses? Absolutely not. Will you list any of them as your top favorites for frequent play? Maybe, maybe not. But rest assured that you will not walk away the same player as you started, and the experience you have at any of these courses will haunt you forever. In a good way.


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15 Golf Courses for Every Golfer’s Bucket List

Luxury Tropical Golf Course

Any serious golfer needs to have a bucket list of courses to visit in a lifetime. These courses should represent the best aspects of the game that you hope to capture: the courses, the views, the locations, and the pleasure of playing.

We have 15 amazing golf courses you can add to your list. Whether you’re just creating your bucket list or adding to it, make sure these courses make the cut.


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Ship Sticks Booth at the PGA Expo

The Ship Sticks team had a blast at the recent PGA Expo in Las Vegas. We meet some great people in the industry and formed some powerful relationships.

To top everything off, we had one of the best booths at the entire event, see picture below to see our booth.

Here is a quick recap of the event:

  • Nick Coleman was interviewed by Win McMurry of the Golf Channel.
  • Met with current clients and signed up over 25 new accounts.
  • Developed relationship with several golf vacation/destination companies to be sole provider of their golf bag shipping.
  • Continued to grow our Brand Recognition with the PGA of america, country clubs & consumers.

Ship Sticks Booth

ship sticks booth

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Ship Sticks Partners With Golf.com World Amateur Handicap Championship to Provide Golf Bag Shipping to Participants

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (August 21, 2012) – Ship Sticks, a fast growing golf-bag-shipping company, signs on as partner to Golf.com World Amateur Handicap Championship to provide golf bag shipping to participants. Ship Sticks is creating a co-branded, micro-site to provide World Am golfers an easy and affordable golf-bag-shipping solution on https://worldamgolf.shipsticks.com/ship

“Ship Sticks is a truly premier golf bag shipping company, and we are delighted to offer our players the opportunity to take advantage of their services,” says Jeff Monday, tournament director, World Amateur Handicap Championship. “Using Ship Sticks will make travel easier and provide players the peace of mind that comes with using a company that specializes in taking care of and delivering golf clubs.”

Ship Sticks’ micro-site allows World Am guests to use an affordable, white-glove delivery service, risk free, while implementing customer service responsibility for shipping golfers’ clubs to and from the facility on time and within budget. Through Ship Sticks’ preferred relationships with the nations leading logistics providers, the company is able to offer superior pricing and service.

The World Amateur Handicap Championship is set to take place August 27 – 31, 2012, in Myrtle Beach, S.C. For more information, please visit www.worldamgolf.com. For more information about Ship Sticks, please visit www.shipsticks.com.

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Ship Sticks Provides Golf Bag Shipping Solution Through Micro-Sites For Facilities and Events

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (August 20, 2012) – Ship Sticks, a fast-growing golf bag shipping company, announces today a solution to golf bag shipping for facilities and events through cobranded micro-sites that provide an easy and affordable way for golfers to ship their clubs to and from.

“Many of our guests travel extensively, and Ship Sticks provides an added convenience for busy golfers,” says Jim Lombardo, head golf professional at Erin Hills.

“Ship Sticks is a truly premier golf bag shipping company, and we are delighted to offer our players the opportunity to take advantage of their services,” says Jeff Monday, tournament director, World Amateur Handicap Championship. “Using Ship Sticks will make travel easier and provide players the peace of mind that comes with using a company that specializes in taking care of and delivering golf clubs.”

“The co-branded shipping site is a win-win for any facility or event and its guests as we bear the responsibility of shipping a golfer’s clubs on-time and at a reasonable price with a guarantee,” says Nicholas Coleman, CEO, Ship Sticks.

Ship Sticks offers its partners complimentary micro-sites that allow any golf facility to add an affordable, white glove delivery service, risk free, while implementing customer service responsibility for shipping golfers’ clubs to and from the facility on-time and within budget. Recently, Ship Sticks has created micro-sites for Erin Hills, site of the 2017 U.S. Open, Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, the number one rated golf resort in North America by both Golf Digest and GOLF Magazine, and the Golf.com World Am, the largest and most fun-filled amateur golf tournament on the planet.

Ship Sticks will be attending and exhibiting at the 2012 PGA Expo, August 20-22, 2012, at the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada to educate consumers on their product, including the ease and benefits of co-branded micro-sites. On Tuesday, August 21, and Wednesday, August 22, Ship Sticks will be on the show floor in booth 703.

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