Talking GolfGetaways, Episode 2: What do you truly love about golf travel?

Talking GolfGetaways, Episode 2: What do you truly love about golf travel?

Mike Strantz’ creative design is on full display at Tobacco Road’s par-3 14th (Photo by Brian Oar /

“I am a shower whore.” That’s the declaraction co-host Darin Bunch makes, somewhat emphatically, in this episode of “Talking GolfGetaways with Mitch & Darin (sponsored by” as he plunges into what he loves (and doesn’t like) about the world of golf travel through our Emergency9 quiz.

“I love showers, what can I say?” Bunch says while launching into a treatise on why great showers are important to all golf travelers regardless of whether you’re visiting a hot or cold destination. “If you run a hotel or resort in the year 2016, you better have your shower game in gear.”

It’s all part of Bunch’s answer to this question: “Besides the actual golf, what’s the most important thing to you on a golf trip?”

His Emergency9 answers also include many golf-travel favorites from nearly two decades on the road visiting some of the world’s greatest courses and resorts, including the Mike Strantz mastery of North Carolina’s Tobacco Road; French Polynesia’s exquisite Moorea Pearl Resort with its overwater bungalows, and the gluttonous Cracked Crab in Pismo Beach, Calif., where they’ll dump a whole king crab straight onto your table for your crab-cracking pleasure.

“Now that Mitch and I have our Emergency9 answers out there, we can’t wait to have all of our ‘Talking GolfGetaways’ guests take the quiz,” Bunch says. “It’s just a fun way to get to the heart of what’s truly important to those of us who make golf travel a way of life and love to explore new courses, resorts and destinations as often as possible.”

“Talking GolfGetaways with Mitch & Darin” is sponsored by and can be heard on The podcast is also available for download on iTunes Podcasts and TuneIn. New episodes post daily, five days per week.

Mitch Laurance can be found on Twitter and Instagram @MitchLaurance.

Darin Bunch can be found @GetawaysGolf on Twitter and @GolfGetaways on Instagram.

For the full list of Emergency9 questions, see our Episode 1 post — and use #Emergency9 on Twitter or Instagram to submit your own answers for a chance to have Mitch & Darin discuss your Emergency9 list on a future episode.

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The GolfGetaways crew of Darin Bunch and Mitch Lauarance have decades of golf travels and adventures to share, which they do here at GNN, on their "Talking GolfGetaways" podcast and on their social media channels. You can find them usually playing hickories and having a great time taking in amazing architecture, scenery and company.