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Boredom Busters for a Wet Weekend

Here’s what to do when a rainy day forecast dampens your golfing plans.

By 19th Hole Staff  |  September 30, 2019

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So you’ve planned a day of golf this weekend, but it looks like the rain is here to stay. While it’s tempting to head off to the bar and leave all dreams of a golfing weekend behind, there is another way to get your golf fix. Although you won’t be beating your personal best out on the course, you can still enjoy some aspects of your favorite sport, all from the comfort of your own home.

Plan Your Next Golf Adventure

Much of the beauty of golf lies in the locations you can play in. Everyone loves their local golf course. We get to know them like the back of our hand, and our drive to beat our own best becomes fierce. 

However, something is fascinating about getting to know a brand new course, especially one in an exotic location. Our website has a whole section on travel, which has some great ideas to help you plan your next trip. This Sicilian golf course has breathtaking views and a spa too if your partner doesn’t quite share your enthusiasm for the sport! Whether this planning will be put into action or is just a bit of mental exercise before your big lottery win, it’s undoubtedly an enjoyable way to spend an afternoon. Let your imagination run wild as you discover stunning locations that you may never have even considered before.

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Download a Travel Game

If all that golf tour planning has got you keen to jet off already, but the bank balance doesn’t quite allow it, then this game could make you feel just a little bit closer. Around the world in 80 Days is an exciting slot game that you can download straight to your phone. Although it’s not your dream golf tour, it’s a fun way to spend a couple of hours’ traveling’, all from the comfort of your sofa. And even better, Casino Smash is offering new players the chance to install Slotomania to play with free coins, so it doesn’t have to cost you a penny! Casino games are always an exciting way to spend an hour or so, and with the convenience of having it on your mobile, you don’t have to be stuck to the computer. That means you can tap away while you’re on the morning commute, waiting for your friends to arrive at the course or wherever else you’d like!

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Play World Golf Tour

If you’re more in the market for a strictly golf-related game, then World Golf Tour is the pick for you. Widely considered at the most realistic golf game on the internet, World Golf Tour has become a firm favorite amongst golfers, with a player base of more than 15 million. 

Happily, for you, World Golf Tour can be played across many platforms including PC, Mac, and mobile. The game includes realistic 3D gameplay, so you’re able to accurately recreate many different techniques, from chipping and putting to experiencing different terrains. You can choose to play on your own, or head to head and better still, you can choose from fifteen of the most famous courses in the world. With all of these features, it’s hard to believe that the game is free to play. It might just be better than the real thing!

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Brush Up On Your Knowledge  

If you can’t be out and about practicing, then the next best thing for your game is to get some reading in. Golf Tips Magazine is a brilliant online resource that offers independent advice from renowned golfers. Either through an interview, video, or easily digested tips, some of the insights from the game’s best is truly invaluable. 

Another useful part of the website is the equipment section, which details everything you could want to know about the latest technology, kit bags, clubs and more. Many an hour could easily be spent nerding out on reviews of things that you dream of owning one day. The troubleshooting section of the website is perhaps where the most productive hours can be spent though. Whatever issue you’re having with your gameplay, you can guarantee an expert will have covered it in here. An afternoon spent on revising here could make all the difference on the next sunny weekend!


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