How to Buy a Golf Travel Bag As a Gift

A Golf travel bag is the perfect gift for any golf enthusiast. It helps protect the equipment (an investment) and makes it easier for safe transport and with the functionality also come the various types, sizes, colours, preferences to match ones style.

Golf travel bags can be taken to the course as well as convenient to travel with. So the question is how do you determine what they will like – it all depends on who the bag is for!

A few things to consider that may assist in the end selection:

Clubs that they own

  • This can help in determining how big the travel bag needs to be to accommodate all the clubs and protect them for being damaged. There needs to be enough room to protect the clubs as well as be able to be secure enough so that they don’t shuffle around.

Consider how frequently they travel

  • Do they travel frequently where you may consider purchasing a full hard travel case or a partial soft case for easier storage.

Accessories -what do they normally take with them

  • Everyone has their preference as to what they carry with them on to the course and having them accessible plays into their comfort and enjoyment as well. Example – gloves, shoes, attire, cell phone, water bottle, etc.

Size

  • Determine this factor for the equipment that they own as well as for the transport to and from the place of residence to the car (how well will it fit in the car or trunk of the car), and also to and from the golf course as well as the airport. The convenience also plays into the enjoyment of this whole process.

Weight

  • If the bag is too heavy then the purpose of the bag is not as functional. Will the person be able to comfortably lift it out of the car and move it around – example – if they have a medium body build then they will be able to handle more weight that a person with a slight body build.

Sturdiness of bag

  • Every bag is different in their strength depending on their make and quality. Every year the make and model change as there are new innovations and this enables manufacturers to use newer materials that can potentially be stronger and more lightweight than their previous models.

Style

  • Manufacturers are on top of their game and are always working on coming up with different designs, better quality, enhanced features and styles will vary from year to year.

Cost of the golf travel bag

  • That all depends on you! What is your comfort price, what are you are willing to spend. The cost of the golf travel bag is a reflection of the differences in name brand, quality and features. Hard cases are usually more expensive than soft cases.

Healthcare, Air Travel and Interoperability

The healthcare industry is notorious for its severely disconnected practices. Often, a patient finds herself caught in the middle of the shuffle. If you’ve recently received medical care or attempted to schedule a doctor’s visit, you are certainly familiar with the headaches associated with the process. The article “If Air Travel worked like Health Care” from the National Journal, accurately and humorously sums up the issues we face.

As a patient, interacting with the healthcare industry feels overwhelming and disconnected. Unfortunately, we are forced to tolerate a high level of absurdity when trying to complete relatively simple tasks. As a consumer, we would rarely accept such circumstances in any other industry, but it seems when it comes to healthcare, we have limited recourse. Patients seeking care face repetitive lines of questioning and seemingly unending wait times as the entire industry suffers from a lack of interoperability.

The patient in the National Journal article, after being sold a flight departing months past his desired travel date, after he is required to fax in a consent form, and after he must call a separate company to handle his baggage, informs the customer service representative that in a modern system, he would be sold “a safe round-trip journey, instead a series of separate procedures. It would have back-office personnel using modern IT systems to coordinate my journey behind the scenes. The systems and personnel would talk to each other automatically. At the press of a button, once I entered a password, they would be able to look up my travel history. We’d do most of this stuff online.” He’s describing the way most industries operate today, from air travel to banking to freight transportation, all of which are able to successfully communicate between systems, companies and types of data.

This article highlights, in a light-hearted way, the tension created by trying to coordinate answers to simple questions like appointment scheduling or billing inquiries while on the phone with a provider or health plan. All the healthcare stakeholders, patients, providers and health plans, are frustrated by the lack of interoperability and the high administrative costs to accomplish simple tasks like scheduling an appointment.

Providing healthcare in this disconnected manner is expensive and unsustainable. As we look to the future, health systems and health communications will need to be integrated across IT systems, providers, specialist offices, labs and health plans. Data will need to be mobile, secure and efficient. It will need to be accessible when and where it’s required by authorized personnel.

iPod Shuffle Accessories – A New “Shuffling” Sound

The iPod Shuffle is one of the favourite companions of most people while they are cooking, working out, travelling, or are just plain bored. The tiny thing can be hidden anywhere, and you don’t even need to have wires gangling down your chest – you can use the Bluetooth head sets. But often there might have been times, when your friends unexpectedly turned up, or your date became so romantic that you would like to dance slowly with your beloved – and the moment gets destroyed when you realise that your speakers are not there in that place, or are not working. Even in school or at college, often during dance functions, most of them flop because of bad sound. Please who own speakers find them too cumbersome to drag them all the way, and the programme ends up on the mercy of a microphone held in front of a simple audio cassette player, or the weak speakers stolen from the office.

iPod shuffle accessories come to the rescue here. Among the many fascinating iPod shuffle accessories are the amazing Apple iPod Shuffle speakers. They are tiny, foldable and thus comfortably portable. They produce an amazing sound – both in volume and in quality, which leaves the listeners amazed that such a tiny thing can be so loud. They also come in various colours – including pink. So girls, you need not rely on guys pretending to be superheroes with their gadgets anymore – these pieces can be yours, and for you! The output is superb, and when folded properly, each would be the size of a little piece of toast, that you can easily put in your purse or in your pockets. They can be carried around anywhere, and are a certain must-have for those who love weekend getaways, and love to party in style. You can freak out at a beach or at a picnic spot and turn it into a great success with the help of these speakers.

iPod shuffle accessories are extremely reasonable and affordable to all. They don’t cost much, and are definitely more worthy than their weight in gold! They can be your best companions, and help your iPod become the DJ to any surprise party or gathering.