Research conducted by the Golf Travel Centre has revealed that taking part in Dry January could save you enough money to splurge on some new golf goodies - including a weekend away in Spain.
One of the most popular New Year resolutions, Dry January offers an opportunity to go teetotal and save some cash – a resolution made all the easier by the current enforced closure of pubs and restaurants.
According to data obtained from the Deltic Night Index by Golf Travel Centre, a typical month, with no lockdown and no Dry January, would result in the average individual spending around £68.68 on a night out (2019).
With 58% of respondents going out at least once a week, the average person would then save around £343 from saying no to nights out over the five weekends in January.
So, what golf stuff can you purchase with the money you've saved?
A trip to Spain
Plan for three nights away at the beautiful La Cala Golf Resort in Costa Del Sol. For only £185 per person, this is the perfect way to reward yourself after a teetotal month.
PGA Tour Pro Driving Net
While golf courses are closed and many of us spend more time at home, purchase a PGA Tour Pro driving net (£100) to keep your game sharp whilst confined to the house.
Escape to the country
Housed within an historic 14th-century manor home in Chepstow, St Pierre Marriott Hotel and Country Club is the ultimate country escape. For £126 per person, you can enjoy this amazing manor house, two golf courses, spa and gourmet restaurants.
Garmin Approach S40 GPS watch
Accessorise with this stylish, lightweight GPS golf watch. With the ability to measure and auto-record detected shot distances, this is the perfect watch for any golf enthusiast (£269).
The ultimate staycation
For a holiday closer to home, stay a night at The Belfry Hotel & Resort for only £100 per person in Warwickshire. Enjoy your Dry January savings playing golf on one of the championship golf courses and wind down in the spa afterwards.
PuttOut Deluxe Putting Mat
To make sure you stay on top of your game while staying safe at home, purchase a PuttOut mat to practice your putting anytime and anywhere (£69.99).