Research shows reduced travel time for pro golfers flying privately

Terry Spruce

Research by Jet Linx Aviation has shown that a golfer who used private aviation instead of flying commercially could have saved 119 hours, nearly five days of travel time, since the beginning of the year.

“Pro golfers need to get from tournament to tournament quickly and efficiently, which is the same as executives in business.”

Jamie Walker, CEO of Jet Linx Aviation said: “Pro golfers need to get from tournament to tournament quickly and efficiently, which is the same as executives in business.”

“Travel time flying commercially would have taken 192 hours, including airport time and making connections, whereas using a private jet card, the exact same itinerary would have been 73 hours, all nonstop, with minimal airport time. Flying privately reduced wasted travel hours by over 60%,” said Doug Gollan, founder and editor-in-chief of Private Jet Card Comparisons.

Gollan said the challenges of golfers closely reflect those of top executives and owners in the business world.

In 11 of the 30 places the PGA tour has visited so far this year, private jet travellers saved extra time by being able to use airports that are closer to the tournament venues. In the US, private aircraft have access to over 5,000 airports compared to about 500 served by commercial airlines. In 18 of 30 weeks, private aviation enabled golfers to fly nonstop whereas flying commercially would have required a connection.

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