Given that all of the pubs are currently shut in the UK due to the coronavirus lockdown, the idea of partaking in Dry January might not be very appealing to many, but a recent study has revealed why you might consider it next year...
Since the start of the Covid pandemic, it's safe to say that I personally have enjoyed a few more beers at home than I normally would and the idea of doing Dry January didn't even cross my mind, but after receiving a research study from the Golf Travel Centre this morning, things might be a little different in 2022.
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 no nights out over the 5 weekends in January.
So if you took part in Dry January at a time when the pubs, bars and restaurants were open as normal, here's a few things that you'd be able to reward yourself with from those hard-earned sober savings.
1 - A WEEKEND AWAY IN SPAIN
Plan for three nights away at the beautiful La Cala Golf Resort in Costa Del Sol (GolfMagic's favourite golf resort in Europe). For only £185 per person, this is the perfect way to reward yourself after a teetotal month.
2 - PGA TOUR PRO DRIVING NET
The perfect practice net to set up in your garden while the golf courses are closed. A PGA Tour Pro Driving Net can be bought from American Golf for just £99.99.
3 - ESCAPE TO THE COUNTRY
Housed with a historic 14th century manor home in Chepstow, St Pierre Marriott Hotel and Country Club in the ultimate country escape. For £126 per person enjoy this amazing major house, two golf courses, spa and gourmet restaurants.
4 - GARMIN APPROACH S40 GOLF WATCH
The Approach® S40 GPS golf smartwatch with its stylish PVD finishing touches looks the part on and off the course. It provides all the key distances on the course to help make the right shot. It also tracks your activities away from the course to help you keep in shape. With your sober savimgs you can get the Approach S40 for £269 at American Golf.
5 - THE ULTIMATE STAYCATION
For a holiday closer to home, stay for one night at The Belfry Hotel & Resort (£100 per person) in Warwickshire. Enjoy your Dry January savings playing golf on one of the championship golf courses and wind down at the spa.
6 - PUTTOUT DELUXE PUTTING MAT
Practise makes perfect, with the highly durable PuttOUT Deluxe putting mat. This nylon mat with heavy duty rubber backing ensures you can practise your putting anytime and anywhere. The mat has a stimpmeter reading of 10, to replicate a medium to fast paced green, with alignment lines and foot markers from 6 foot out. So make sure you can practice from the comfort of your own home and spend those Dry Jan savings on one of the best training aids out there, costing just £69.99.