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#1 darter79

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Posted 17 December 2017 - 11:29 PM

What travel bag does everyone use? Any suggestions?


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Posted 18 December 2017 - 12:03 AM

I have two.

The Last Bag is great. Has lasted me for years! Can't go wrong with it, just pair it with a stiff arm and you're set.

Along the same lines, I have another soft cover that has worked well when the Last Bag is being used.

Don't have much experience with hard covers, unfortunately

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Posted 18 December 2017 - 08:45 AM

View Posttheboypinoy, on 18 December 2017 - 12:03 AM, said:

I have two.

The Last Bag is great. Has lasted me for years! Can't go wrong with it, just pair it with a stiff arm and you're set.

Along the same lines, I have another soft cover that has worked well when the Last Bag is being used.

Don't have much experience with hard covers, unfortunately

We have a couple soft sided bags that have worked great for us.  One is from Club Glove and the other is a Mizuno travel bag.  If you end up this route do yourself a favor and get a Stiff Arm for it.

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Posted 18 December 2017 - 12:28 PM

I use a club glove soft bag that has hard plastic protection on the bottom with wheels.  My son's bag doesn't fill it up so I can put a lot of other stuff inside when traveling.

When we went to Pinehurst in August, we used a stiff arm, but appears that the airline dismantled the stiff arm and went through everything.  They didn't even bother putting the stiff arm back together.  This happened on the return flight as well.  ughhhh.
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Posted 18 December 2017 - 12:42 PM

View Postkekoa, on 18 December 2017 - 12:28 PM, said:

I use a club glove soft bag that has hard plastic protection on the bottom with wheels.  My son's bag doesn't fill it up so I can put a lot of other stuff inside when traveling.

When we went to Pinehurst in August, we used a stiff arm, but appears that the airline dismantled the stiff arm and went through everything.  They didn't even bother putting the stiff arm back together.  This happened on the return flight as well.  ughhhh.

What airline?


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Posted 18 December 2017 - 12:50 PM

View Postheavy_hitter, on 18 December 2017 - 12:42 PM, said:

View Postkekoa, on 18 December 2017 - 12:28 PM, said:

I use a club glove soft bag that has hard plastic protection on the bottom with wheels.  My son's bag doesn't fill it up so I can put a lot of other stuff inside when traveling.

When we went to Pinehurst in August, we used a stiff arm, but appears that the airline dismantled the stiff arm and went through everything.  They didn't even bother putting the stiff arm back together.  This happened on the return flight as well.  ughhhh.

What airline?

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Posted 18 December 2017 - 12:55 PM

anyone ever used the hard plastic ones? I know clubglove one of the better ones for adults, but considering how short junior clubs are? Just trying to get feedback..

https://www.amazon.c...95TS6I3VP&psc=0

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Posted 18 December 2017 - 01:08 PM

View Postdarter79, on 18 December 2017 - 12:55 PM, said:

anyone ever used the hard plastic ones? I know clubglove one of the better ones for adults, but considering how short junior clubs are? Just trying to get feedback..

https://www.amazon.c...95TS6I3VP&psc=0

I don't own a golf club travel bag, but if I were researching, I would be looking for something like the "hard case" one you linked here.

I'm curious why people are using a "soft bag" (with stiff arm added in) vs. a hard case style?  I would think the hard case (even if you had to stuff some towels or small pillows in there to help fill it up) would be better at protecting the clubs.

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Posted 18 December 2017 - 01:11 PM

View Postkekoa, on 18 December 2017 - 12:50 PM, said:

View Postheavy_hitter, on 18 December 2017 - 12:42 PM, said:

View Postkekoa, on 18 December 2017 - 12:28 PM, said:

I use a club glove soft bag that has hard plastic protection on the bottom with wheels.  My son's bag doesn't fill it up so I can put a lot of other stuff inside when traveling.

When we went to Pinehurst in August, we used a stiff arm, but appears that the airline dismantled the stiff arm and went through everything.  They didn't even bother putting the stiff arm back together.  This happened on the return flight as well.  ughhhh.

What airline?

Delta

Did you raise cane with them?

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Posted 18 December 2017 - 01:33 PM

Two Club Glove Burst Proofs with wheels have been around the globe and handled with flying colors.   Always use a Stiff Arm and load with the graphite shafted clubs in center and steel shafts clubs surrounding.  Wrap a towel around the heads for a little added protection.   Yes, been through the TSA intrusion and disassemble mess!  I had a hardcase and sold it.  Just too cumbersome with luggage and rental car trunk size.


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Posted 19 December 2017 - 04:24 AM

Get your self a robust mesh one, like the one on the picture. I personally have this one and it's slim and robust enough so it's easy to navigate through the airport without slacking. While still being able to be squeezed together and stored with no problems. Plastic travel bags work as well but takes up a ton of space and doesn't have the ability to be a squeezed a little bit here and there. Furthermore, I would think that many airport employees would throw it more around because it seems more robust.Posted Image
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Posted 19 December 2017 - 11:55 AM

Tsa checks every golf bag, because unless everything is brand new the fertilizer detector will be set off . Due to events in Oklahoma City that is something TSA checks for now.

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Posted 19 December 2017 - 08:38 PM

Club Glove Burst Proof is way to go in my opinion.  Throw a 46 inch broom stick (dowel from Home Depot maybe) in there for extra insurance.  Take the driver head off for even more insurance (I do anyway).  

Hard cases are just that.  They are 'hard cases'.  The clasps or whatever you  call them are notorious for breaking and I would imagine frustrate TSA agents while they unpack them to point of not caring.  I used to work in golf and had to deal with travel bags constantly and hard cases are complete pain in the rear.  I remember vividly cussing out loud at how stupid they are (many of them barely fit driver with head cover on to point where you have to jam, squeeze driver in to fit)  but took care cause I was responsible and any damage could traced back to me.  TSA agents,  not so much accountability there I would think.

The way I look at it is, they are gonna open it plain and simple.  Club glove packed in such a way that is easy to inspect without much clutter (dirty socks etc..) and easy to zip back up is way to go.

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Posted 19 December 2017 - 09:53 PM

a club glove with the bar thingee. Works well so far.
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Posted 19 December 2017 - 10:37 PM

Club glove last bag with a stiff arm

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Posted 20 December 2017 - 10:06 AM

Club Glove for both my wife and I, and we've never had a problem.  Just bought the Stiff Arm for both, even though we've not had problems in the past.  As to the hard cases, they're fine until you try to put it in the trunk of your rental car.  And if you change hotels, you'll almost certainly have to repack your clubs in the hard case, there won't be enough room otherwise.  My Club Glove folds up pretty much like most push carts do, which eliminates most of the space concerns.

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Posted 20 December 2017 - 08:19 PM

View Postdavep043, on 20 December 2017 - 10:06 AM, said:

Club Glove for both my wife and I, and we've never had a problem.  Just bought the Stiff Arm for both, even though we've not had problems in the past.  As to the hard cases, they're fine until you try to put it in the trunk of your rental car.  And if you change hotels, you'll almost certainly have to repack your clubs in the hard case, there won't be enough room otherwise.  My Club Glove folds up pretty much like most push carts do, which eliminates most of the space concerns.

THE SKB Hardcase's are really good, but as mentioned they are cumbersome. You almost have to have a SUV or minivan to get it in a vehicle or don't plan to use the back seat. Plus you would always need a carry bag, so if you loan it to a friend they will need a carry bag. Also, with the hardcases the airlines are suppose to insure your goods if your clubs break or get damaged.

I own a OGIO Monster, Ive had it or 10 years now, has a large plastic bottom with sturdy wheels, similar to the Club Glove. No rips or tears in the fabric and it has been used a minimum 2-3 trips a year.

Spend the money and get something quality that will last 10 years. I found that if you spend $100 it will most likely last 2-3years on average, but if you buy a club glove or Ogio that is $2-300 it will last, they also stand behind the products.

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Posted 21 December 2017 - 10:29 AM

Have a couple of Club Glove Burst Proof for the wife and I, as well as stiff arms for them. Highly recommend. Main reason for using these over hard bags, is they are SO much easier to cart around the airport, and very easily fit in the trunk of a midsize rental car.

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