Quick Pars

Our Golf Adventures

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I don’t remember when the game bit me because I’ve enjoyed golf for as long as I can remember. 

But Menekse, well, let’s just say she wasn’t immediately smitten.  So I took her to St Andrews and some of the other classics.  She even hit her first golf ball at Carnoustie!  But it wasn’t until we watched Follow the Sun that Menekse realized that maybe this game had something.  You know the movie- it’s the story of Ben and Valerie Hogan and their initial struggles of touring the country while playing on the PGA Tour. I think there was something about the title and the fact that golf could be played all over the world that appealed to her. 

But how does a golfer actually do Slow Travel? 

Golf isn’t like frisbee where we can just throw our clubs into our backpacks and go.  There is no getting around the fact that bringing our clubs will make our travels a little more difficult.  We decided to travel with carry-on luggage only and use our clubs as our check in luggage. Only carry-on luggage, for a year plus? Crazy, we know. But hey, we’ll have our clubs!  It’s all about sacrifices, right! 

If you wonder what Slow Travel is,  you can read that on Menekse’s travel page.

We have a really long list of courses that we want to play.  Currently this list is almost 450 courses long.  And, it’s located on 6 continents, in 43 countries!  Can we make it?  Who knows, but we will give it a try.  Traveling slowly from place to place playing golf, all while trying to chase the summer- that’s Quick Pars.

Herzogenaurach - Follow the Sun
Ryder Cup

Ich kann mich nicht erinnern, wann mich das Spiel so eingenommen hat, weil ich Golf spiele, seitdem ich denken kann.

Aber Menekse… na gut, sagen wir einfach, sie war nicht sofort begeistert. Also brachte ich sie nach St. Andrews und zu einigen anderen Klassikern. Sie schlug sogar ihren ersten Golfball in Carnoustie! Aber erst als wir Follow the Sun sahen, merkte sie, dass dieses Spiel vielleicht etwas an sich hatte. Ihr kennt wahrscheinlich den Film – es ist die Geschichte von Ben und Valerie Hogan und ihren anfänglichen Kämpfen, das Land während der PGA-Tour zu bereisen. Ich glaube, es gab war der Titel und die Tatsache, dass Golf überall gespielt werden konnte, was sie ansprach.

Aber wie passen Golf und Slow Travel eigentlich zusammen? Golf ist nicht wie Frisbee, wo wir einfach unsere Schläger in unsere Rucksäcke werfen und gehen können. Das Mitbringen unserer Schläger macht uns das Reisen definitiv etwas schwieriger. Dennoch haben wir uns entschieden, nur mit Handgepäck zu reisen, und unsere Schläger als unser Gepäck einzuchecken. Handgepäck für ein Jahr plus? Ich weiß… verrückt! Aber hey, wir haben unsere Golfschläger! Es geht um Opfer, richtig?!

Was Slow Travel ist, könnt ihr auf der Reise Seite von Menekse nachlesen.

Wir haben eine sehr lange Liste von Golfplätzen, die wir spielen möchten. Gegenwärtig umfasst diese Liste fast 450 Plätze. Und es liegt auf 6 Kontinenten in 43 Ländern! Können wir das schaffen? Wer weiß, aber wir werden es versuchen. Langsames Reisen von Ort zu Ort und Golfen, während wir dem Sommer hinterherjagen – das ist Quick Pars.

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  • COFFEE ANGEL
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Yesterday we wrote that the coffee shops here in Georgetown are like heaven.
And today we have proof! 😊
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  • BUT FIRST COFFEE .
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Since we are traveling full time, we have to watch our budget and don't often go to coffee shops. But now we spoil ourselves here in Georgetown ☕
This city is already beautiful in itself, but, oh my! These coffee shops!! We feel like we're in heaven!
And since we caught a cold and are too tired to do much...well... coffee drinking it is!
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Do you love coffee and are easy to please with a cool coffee place and a good tasting coffee?
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  • While we were in the Cameron Highlands, we met a very interesting gentleman who told us that we should visit Taiping. On the way to Penang, neither of us had heard of Taiping, but we had time and thought why not!
Taiping is a nice little town that doesn't  have much but it does have a truly great zoo and night safari, where we were able to see a Malaysian Tiger!
Taiping is also known as Malaysia's rainiest place, but we didn't see any!
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BTW, we stayed in a #container hotel while there, as we're really interested in something like that some day 😄
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Do you prefer tiny houses or container homes?
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  • IPOH WOW!
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We saw this sign often while walking through the streets of Ipoh. And can only agree! The city has so much to offer to the traveler. We simply loved the architecture and all the streetart. 
After sunset the streets became empty, there was a refreshing breeze that added to the tranquility.
If you plan on going to Ipoh, be prepared to be wowed! .
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  • Pst...did you know that Ipoh has beautiful streetart? And it can easily compete with Georgetown!  Our slow travel brought us to Ipoh and we enjoyed strolling through its streets. One of the nice things about Ipoh is that there aren't as many tourists. During the evenings we had the Mural Lanes all to ourselves. .
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Would you change your travel plans to visit a place that wasn't on your itinerary?
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  • "Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience." ― Ralph Waldo Emerson
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  • BUCKET LIST GOLF .
Ranked in the worlds top 100 golf courses, the West Course at TPC Kuala Lumpur was definitely on our list of courses to play. But what surprised us was how great the East Course was as well. Add the spectacular customer service and it made our days danceable!!
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Read about our experience at TPC Kuala Lumpur on our website at https://www.putteringaroundtheworld.com/tpc-kuala-lumpur/
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  • Don’t you feel like dancing too after watching this awesome video😎💃🏻🕺🏻 #repost @putteringaroundtheworld
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JUST DANCE
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Being a full time golfing travel couple or a traveling golf couple has been  the best decision we have ever made. We have been on the road just over 200 days now and are enjoying life and doing the things we love.
Having opportunities like playing at golf at TPC Kuala Lumpur just makes us...wanna dance dance dance!! .
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We'll upload the full video on our website when we have better internet connection 😊
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  • JUST DANCE
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Being a full time golfing travel couple or a traveling golf couple has been  the best decision we have ever made. We have been on the road just over 200 days now and are enjoying life and doing the things we love.
Having opportunities like playing golf at TPC Kuala Lumpur just makes us...wanna dance dance dance!! .
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We'll upload the full video on our website when we have better internet connection 😊
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#putteringaroundtheworld #slowtravel #quickpars #travelingwithgolfbags #letsmakememories #travellove
  • GRIP IT AND... Sometimes a tee shot feels right before you even swing and you just know that it's going to be hit on a rope.
How often do you get that feeling?
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