8 Ingenious Golf (And Golf Travel) Hacks MacGyver Would Love

Do you remember that great, mid-80s TV show MacGyver?

He was a secret agent who would diffuse life-threatening situations by quickly making (or improvising) what he needed from the simple objects and materials around him.

I haven’t seen the 2016 remake (it’s apparently getting crushed by critics) but it did give me the idea for today’s tip: clever fixes that can “save” your golf vacations.

Here’s what to do when these little things threaten your golf travels…

Not a pretty sight when you're a mile from the clubhouse. But before you call the clubhouse, pour some cola (if you have it) on corroded terminals.
Not a pretty sight when you’re a mile from the clubhouse. But before you call the clubhouse, pour some cola (if you have it) on corroded terminals.

Electric golf cart dies while you’re still playing?

Pour cola on any corrosion-caked battery terminals you see and scrub with a clubface brush (if you have one). The acid in the cola will help dissolve the corrosion and improve electricity flow.

Shoulder strap on your golf bag breaks?

If it’s the O- or D-ring, use a key ring as a substitute. If it’s a broken buckle or ripped strap, use the belt from your pants. It won’t be pretty, but it’ll get you back to the clubhouse.

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