Welcome to The Dapper Drive, where we’re all about Golf and Travel in Style.
We’re Jordan and Brittany Griggs, the fashion-loving golfer and creative photographer couple who love life on the road. We're a couple of location-independent entrepreneurs who love a good adventure (usually taken in our RV). We share our experiences on-and-off the course in hopes of inspiring golf and travel lovers, like you, to embark on adventures of your own!
In January 2017 we embarked on the Ultimate Golf Road Trip, an epic 20,000+ mile journey traveling in our Winnebago RV to play each of Golf Digest's ranked America's 100 Greatest Public Courses. From blog posts to creative films, we provide a behind the scenes look at all the crazy adventures (on and of the course) from the road.
After making it from Florida to Maine, playing 35 of the top 100 courses, we made the decision to pause the road trip in July 2017. Our beloved dog Ella was unexpectedly diagnosed with kidney disease, and after a few month battle, sadly passed away in October 2017. We're planning to continue traveling to courses periodically throughout 2018 as we look to play all top 100.
Life On The Road
We call our home base Charlotte, North Carolina, but have been full-time travelers since late 2015. We acquired and renovated a 30-foot travel trailer that we lived and traveled in throughout 2016 (see reno pictures featured on Apartment Therapy and Today.com or check out our camper tour video).
For our 2017 travels, we switched to the compact Winnebago View. Though we may have downsized from 270-to-150 square feet of living space, we love the versatile and mobile nature of the smaller RV.
If you're ever wondering where we are, check-out the Course Map and look for The Dapper Drive logo pin to see our current location.
I’ve loved the game of golf since the day I picked up my first club. From late night putting sessions at the local muni as a teenager, to riding my bike (clubs in tow on my back) to the course in college, I’ve loved competing and discovering new golf courses for as long as I can remember.
After graduating from Clemson University and spending 7-years in the banking industry, I decided to leave the corporate world in May 2015 to pursue my lifelong passion of golf. I spent 8-months competing full-time on professional golf mini-tours, while also sharing our experiences on golf courses throughout the country through The Dapper Drive.
I regained my amateur golf status in January 2018 and currently work as a blogger and free-lance digital content creator (photography, video and writing) in the golf, travel and fashion industries.
Growing up, Brittany was always a lover of photography and dreamed of being a National Geographic photographer. However, she actually went to college for Accounting and Finance (I know, not what you were thinking) and like me, started her career in the banking world.
Three years into it, she realized it was time to pursue her passion and left the financial industry to open a portrait photography studio. She’s the one behind our photography and the Dapper Travel Diaries, and is a big fan of the ever-changing life on the road!
She's also works as a Young Living essential oil educator and helps empower other women to start businesses of their own.
Our Likes & Mantra
When we're not at the course, Brittany and I enjoy spending time with our cat Mr. Penelope, love exploring new places (outdoor activities are our jam), always have our eye out for a good brew of local coffee (or bottle of wine) and often are learning / education other about how we can all live healthier, happier lives.
Before full-time travel in 2016-2017, we lived in Charlotte and New York City, and having both taken a leap to pursue our dreams, hope we can inspire you to do the same. So don't wait another day; turn your dreams into reality. After all, we only have one shot at this life.
Other Quick Facts about Brittany
College: University of South Carolina (2008 Graduate)
Birthplace: Rock Hill, SC
Home Base: Charlotte, NC
Favorite camping spot so far: Grand Tetons, Wyoming
Photography equipment: See what's in her bag here