What’s Your Golf Travel Quotent?

How does your golf travel add up? Are you mostly a stay-at-home guy, or have you played in a lot of different places. Let’s try this: Give yourself one point for each state or country outside your home in which you have played a round of golf.

I had thought about counting foreign countries as two, but given geographical disparities, it wouldn’t work for a US player, versus, say, a European one. Texas, for example, is larger than France, so going to the Lone State State is a bit like visiting an entirely different country (and in more ways than one).

Here’s my list, for a total score of 15.

Home: Michigan
Away: Ohio, Indiana, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland, Virginia, Kentucky, South Carolina, Florida, Texas, California, Arizona, Iowa, Illinois (this list has been updated as of Dec. 2014). This past summer I added Iowa and Illinois).

Plus, out-of-country: The Bahamas (Fall 2014)

That’s actually probably not a very good score.

I need to get out more.

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6 thoughts on “What’s Your Golf Travel Quotent?”

  1. You are beating my score. I only have a score of 8 – so far!

    Texas is my home state (can it count as more than one? I mean, it is 462 miles from the most northern course in Texas I’ve played to the most southern course!)

    Oklahoma
    Arkansas
    Georgia
    Missouri
    New Mexico
    Arizona
    California

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  2. 18. I have been fortunate to have moved around a bit and also work for a firm that schedules golf trips to far away places.  Still, with over 600 courses in Michigan, one could have a pretty broad exposure to different courses and never leave the state.

    Home: Michigan

    Ireland
    Scotland
    Canada

    CA, NV, AZ, TX, WI, NH, VT, MA, PA, VA, SC, NC, FL, OH, WV

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  3. Lessee…

    Arizona
    California
    Connecticut
    Illinois
    Montana
    Texas
    Washington
    Philippines
    Japan

    Most of them were, unfortunately, at a time that I hadn’t a real appreciation for the game.

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  4. The U.P. probably should count as a separate state (although it would not help my quotient as I have not played golf up there yet).

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