The “Talking GolfGetaways” Emergency 9 questionnaire has become one of quickest ways to get a read on a golf guest’s connection to the game and the unique journey he or she has traveled. And no prior guest has more of a worldwide view on – well, pretty much everything — than Drew Binsky, travel blogger and golf fanatic, who is followed during his travels by hundreds of thousands on social media platforms, including Snapchat, Instagram and Twitter.
Binsky, who’s visited nearly 100 countries over the past four years, joins hosts Mitch Laurance and Darin Bunch for a truly one-of-a-kind, quick-hitting Emergency 9 that features Drew’s connections to a special course in Vietnam and love of the Philippines and Korea; a bucket-list trip to the Legend Golf & Safari Resort in South Africa; and the South Pacific destination of Fiji as his favorite place to stay.
He explains why eating sushi in Tokyo rates highest atop his list (with a side trip through the absolute craziest things he’s eaten, which is not for the faint of heart); the joys of meeting local people around the world; the absolute necessity of having a great rangefinder when traveling to unknown courses; and why as a 5-handicapper he prefers the ultimate challenge of playing from the tips.
Finally, Drew tells us why his golf relationship with his father, Danny, is most important, and why he believes “about 15 golf courses in Fiji” are the courses he wishes everyone knew about and would put on their personal bucket lists.
It’s a fun and most unusual conversation answering the questions traveling golfers want to know — from one of the world’s most prolific explorers of geography, culture and, most importantly for us, golf.
Follow Drew’s travels @DrewBinsky on Snapchat and Instagram, @DrewBinsky7 on Twitter. And read about his golf adventures both at home and abroad at on his golf blog at DrewBinsky.com.
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