I have tickets to the Tuesday practice round for the 2015 U.S. Open at Chambers Bay G.C. I'd like to take my camera and see if I can get anything good. Never photographed golf before. I'm thinking of taking my 70-200mm f/2.8 IS II as the primary lens. Camera bags are not allowed, so I'll be limited on what else I can take. I'm considering also renting a 24-70mm f/2.8 II. Chambers Bay is very scenic with the open layout, the sound, the lone fir, and the trains, so for that reason I think it might be worth lugging the extra lens. Plus I'm considering buying that lens, so this would be an opportunity to try it out first. What do you guys think? And how to carry the extra, will they let me have a lens pouch on my belt?
Other than that I plan on loading up the cargo pockets of my shorts with extra CF cards, spare batteries, lens wipes, etc. Any other tips or advice from you guys who have shot at practice rounds before? Would it be worth renting a 1.4x extender as well?