Shipping Service – 3 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Be Afraid.

These days, you should be doing everything and anything to take care of your members and guests. Why? Because if you’re not doing it someone else will.  So why aren’t you offering a shipping service to your clientele? After all, don’t they deserve the best options!

Rental FOMO (Fear of missing out on club rental revenue)

Are you a resort and have Rental FOMO? Our service caters to golfer’s who are passionate about using their OWN equipment, not someone else’s. Our customers would rather drag their gear onto the plane if it meant not dealing with a set of loaner’s not fit for them. If anything, Ship Sticks should make a nice complement to your rental program. We’ve even figured out ways to help you drive revenue, completely wiping out the fears of Rental FOMO.

Afraid the service will be too much of a hassle?

Aside from physically attaching the label to the travel bag or box for your member or guest, our team literally can take care of the rest! This includes monitoring and arranging pickups, resolving any issues that may pop-up during transit, and communicate with the destination that packages are coming their way. It’s a completely free, outsourced service that you can implement right away. And you can trust us, we’ve been doing this since 2011 and have developed relationships with over 3500 facilities across the world. We will also take the time to customize our service to your needs. On top of that, we provide you with all the tools you need to succeed, including free shipping supplies.

Rather than asking yourself what’s in it for me, shouldn’t you be asking what’s in it for my member or guest!

Question the reliability of shipping?

What happens if your member or guest decides to fly with their golf clubs and they don’t make it with the airlines? They’re likely ripping their hair out on the phone for hours with the airline, getting nothing in return (besides a headache). Paying out of their own pocket for rentals it is!

With Ship Sticks, we will track your equipment in real-time from the moment they are picked up until the moment they deliver. We know exactly where your bags are and when they need to arrive. We even have the capability of expediting service when an unforeseen situation arises. And if we can’t get your equipment to you before you hit the first tee, we’ll cover the costs of rentals and other items you need for the day.

For the longest time, shipping was too expensive of an option for most. Thanks to millions of traveling golfers across the world we’ve been able to change that and offer the most aggressive rates the industry has to offer. And if all of this wasn’t enough, shipping with Ship Sticks has an on-time success rate around 95%, better than the airlines. Don’t be afraid, embrace shipping services – your members and guests will thank you for it!

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New Year’s Resolutions That Will Improve Your Golf Game

As the New Year is in full swing, we take this time to reflect back on all of the decisions and memories we made in 2017. The New Year is a time to set personal goals for yourself both mentally and psychically. Whether you’re an avid golfer or play the sport as a hobby, there is always room for improvement while out on the course.

Below, we have swung up some resolutions that can help improve your golf game.

Stay in Shape

A little extra baggage isn’t always a bad thing. However, by losing some you can drastically change your posture, in turn improving your swing. Not only will your posture improve, you will start to feel better. Start walking the course instead of taking a cart.  A little sweat will pay off in the long run.

There are also exercises you can take part in to stay in shape. Golfers of all fitness levels can partake in them as they don’t require any sort of special equipment. Start turning these into your daily routine. Trust me, you will see results before you know it.

Getting Organized

 

Now is the perfect time to get organized. Yes, it may be difficult to break that old habit of forgetting items before heading out to the course. This is why sticky notes are your best friend. Anytime you think of something, major or minor, write it down. This will help you gain more focus in your everyday tasks, especially while you are out on the course.

Make this the year to travel hassle-free. Don’t be that guy lugging your clubs through the crowded airport. Take the time to book your golf bag shipment in advance with Ship Sticks. To ensure the process goes smoothly, have your bag ready to ship on the day you select. Remember, staying organized throughout the year, is an essential part of improving your game. Now grab your sticky notes and get to writing.

Enjoy Life to The Fullest

Start living in the moment. It is easy to reflect back on a game where you didn’t shoot your best. Don’t let this get to you. Make this an opportunity to enjoy being out on the course. Soak up every moment of your horrible swing and score. You can only move forward from here.

Start thinking more about life’s greatest pleasures, which is of course golf. You’re probably wondering, how in the world do you do this? It is simple. The answer is Ship Sticks. They save you time, so you can spend more precious moments on the course with your buddies. Live in the now and savor every chance you can get this year to play golf.

Mark A Course Off Your Bucket List

Every golfer has that one course that they are dying to play. Make it a goal this year to plan a trip with your buddies to play it. Call them up and start planning. Not sure where to begin? We can happily assist you as we have gathered up some ways for you to ensure your trip is a success.

Make your trip happen sooner rather than later. We know you are itching to tee off somewhere. Is it Ireland, Canada or right here in the United States? Wherever your bucket list course is, we can help get your clubs there.

Start Planning

Now, start planning your next trip, call up your buddies and get to booking. Ship Sticks is ready to simplify your travel experience this year. We want you to make memories! Make it happen. Make it simple. Make it Ship Sicks.

 

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Forbes Features Elite Golf Shipping Company – Ship Sticks

Ship Sticks and Forbes, Inc.

After testing out the service, Forbes contributor and avid golfer, Larry Olmstead, was compelled to share his Ship Sticks experience with the thousands of people who read Forbes every day. Larry’s experience with Ship Sticks is one shared by countless other golfers who have long sought an easier way to ship their golf clubs. We are so delighted to have the ability and opportunity to help golfers enjoy a round wherever their favorite course may be.

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Buying a New Driver: 7 Things to Keep In Mind

Purchasing a New Driver

Origins of the Driver

Drivers have come a long way since the first, hand-carved wooden stick (also known as the golf club) was invented in Scotland in the 1400’s. These sticks were used to play a game that everyone now knows as golf (whether the Scotts adopted the game from the Dutch, Chinese or other cultures has been an on-going debate for years). Drivers were originally known as “long noses.” Today, drivers are part of a family of clubs referred to as “woods”, and are designed for long-distance shots off the tee to achieve maximum results on the course.
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Featured Course: Walt Disney World Golf

Orlando is home to many amazing attractions, parks and resorts including Universal Orlando Resort, Wet n’ Wild, Walt Disney World Resort and Disney World itself. These attractions plus many more made Orlando the most visited American city in 2009.

Orlando is filled with amusement parks, possibly more so than any other city in the United States, however, one of its other attractions should not be overlooked – golf courses. Some of the most prestigious courses in the world reside here at Walt Disney World Golf.

The four courses at Walt Disney World Resort have been earning national recognition for their unique design, impeccable service, and playability. Walt Disney World Golf was once home to the Walt Disney World Golf Classic and is now home to the PGA Tour’s Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Classic.

Walt Disney World Golf features four courses: Magnolia, Palm, Lake Buena Vista, and Oak Trail, all of which are operated by Arnold Palmer Golf Management, reflecting the true spirit of Arnold Palmer.

Magnolia

Magnolia Course

Disney’s Magnolia Golf Course has a classic tour style design. It is the longest of the four courses and is named for its 1500 majestic magnolia trees. It is a challenging course thanks in part to numerous water hazards. Furthermore, it is a favorite among PGA Tour players. It’s the perfect course for serious golfers while still being accessible, but challenging for players of all abilities.

Magnolia is rated 4 stars by Golf Digest

Palm

The newly remodeled Palm course features 18 holes with shimmering lakes, beautifully tropical sands and a number of luscious palm trees.

The summer of 2013 was an important one for Disney’s Palm Golf Course because it underwent a complete redesign. Disney contracted Arnold Palmer Course Design to oversee and undergo the exciting renovation project that entailed new green complexes, reshaped tees, and a completely new bunker design that was able to modernize this historic course.

Also receiving 4 stars by Golf Digest, this Disney’s Palm Course promises to provide a number of challenges to both seasoned pros and newcomers.

Lake Buena Vista

Buena Vista

The Lake Buena Vista Course features a classic country-club style design with sparkling lakes, pine forests, pastel villas and even palmettos. This may be one of the most talked about Disney courses thanks in part to the fact that it has hosted not just the PGA and LPGA Tours but also a USGA event. The Lake Buena Vista Course has graciously been certified by Audubon International as a Cooperative Wildlife Sanctuary due to the beautiful greens, lakes, flora and fauna.

This 4-star course designed by Joe Lee allows any type of player to test their skills, especially at the demanding 7th hole.

Oak Trail

Oak Trail

Disney’s Oak Trail Course is unique, to say the least. This well designed, family-friendly walking course is home to 9 holes with a par of 36.

Also a Cooperative Wildlife Sanctuary, the beautiful course offers holes ranging from 132 to 517 yards from the white tees, some of which are situated around a deep canal and a scenic pond. This is a perfect, family-friendly course that features junior tees suitable for young golfers.

If you are planning a trip to Walt Disney World, use Ship Sticks and travel light!

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Reunion Resort

Reunion Resort

With world famous attractions such as Disney World, Sea World, and Islands of Adventure only a short drive away, Reunion Resort should be ranked among these top tourist attractions. Reunion Resort has its own 5-acre water park, with five pools, a peaceful lazy river and water slides galore.

However, the main attractions at the resort are their golf courses. Reunion Resort is the only golf resort destination that is home to three championship courses that were designed by three of golf’s greatest legends: Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson, and Arnold Palmer. These three signature courses beautifully conform to their natural surroundings to provide a challenging, yet enjoyable experience for golfers.

Legacy Course

The Legacy Course designed by the legendary Arnold Palmer, is just as beautiful as it is challenging. The roller coaster-like terrain spans over the entire 6,916 yards of this par 72 course. The creation of a wide variety of risk/reward shots comes as a direct result from these significant changes in elevation.

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Although the fairways tend to be quite wide, there are 80 bunkers and waste traps that have been strategically placed across the entire length of the championship course. Arguably the best hole on the Legacy Course, the par four 7th, is one of Palmer’s all-time best designs. The hole plays over a stunning water feature, through numerous bunkers, ending with a magnificent view of the towering resort behind the green.

Independence Course

The Independence Course was the first course to open at the Reunion Resort and was Tom Watson’s first Florida Signature Design. This links-style course is windswept and features fast, firm and wide rolling fairways. This 7,257 yard, par 72 course focuses on both strategy and power thanks to Watson’s creatively placed bunkers. The greens are fairly large and undulating which places an important emphasis on club selection.

Reunion Resort

Since the course serves as a frame to the property there is a nature preserve located on the side of each hole which provides amazing scenery and captures Florida’s natural beauty perfectly. Even though the resort is relatively close to the tourist hub of Orlando, the course offers a very rural atmosphere.

Tradition Course

Considered to be the most difficult course of the three, the Tradition Course was designed by Jack Nicklaus and his son. The parkland-style course is very smooth and flowing, and although it is very beautiful, it is also very deceptive. The course is spectacular at tempting golfers into taking risky shots in the hopes of gaining large payoffs. Unlike the other courses, the Tradition Course features small greens, narrow fairways, and has an abundance of water hazards.

The Tradition Course is the newest course at Reunion Resort and is also the largest, stretching to an impressive 7,300 yards from the championship tees. The tight fairways are lined with hundreds of oak, maple, and palm trees. With water hazards on nine of the eighteen holes, the course is as striking as it is tough. The course is hardly a walk through, but it is certainly destined to become one of Florida’s best golf courses.

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