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#1 juliette91


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Posted 27 April 2012 - 10:14 AM

Greetings. We are traveling from the U.S. to Ireland for a golf vacation.
We cannot carry our clubs every day and need to take push carts.  Given
cost and sometimes unreliable quality of push carts there we want to take
our own.

We want to take two clicgear carts, put them together somehow to count as one
piece of luggage.  Shrink wrapping is not an option because they need to be

Any suggestions other than having a box made?  Together the carts will weigh about 39 lbs.
and this is under the 50 pound max.

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 10:30 AM

I would just bag them and go.  They should be no different than baby strollers which are always on the planes.

p.s. they likely have caddies that carry your bag and help your enjoyment of the game.  I would rather do that especially if you are playing a whole bunch of courses that you are seeing for the first and only time.
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Posted 27 April 2012 - 05:46 PM

you could always just ship them to your hotel, or maybe rent push carts?


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Posted 27 April 2012 - 05:51 PM

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 05:51 PM

I would just ship them.  They would be a pain in the arse to take on a plane.

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 06:14 PM

They have to be bagged just like clubs in a soft case or hard case or bagged in some way to allow them to be be inspected easily by customs and the TSA. There's no other options besides shipping them. If you put them in a box, customs will cut up the box. No guarantee they will still be in the box or in one piece when they arrive.

BTW, there's is no "50 LBS max" rule. You bag can be a heavy as you want, but AFTER 50 lbs, they will ding you with huge fees. I think the fee AFTER 50 lbs is like $100 or $125 on Continental.

I personally would not drag anything that far unless it was in a hard case with wheel. It's going to be a PITA and take a beating. I travel to Hawaii a lot and take my clubs. I could not image taking clubs AND a cart.

Edited by rockinar, 27 April 2012 - 06:22 PM.


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Posted 27 April 2012 - 10:39 PM

Well, thank you all for your replies.  Figured out a way to put the cart inside a golf travel bag (clickgear folds
pretty well) so I can put two golf bags and clubs in one travel golf bag (weighs in at 48 pounds) and the cart +
balls, tees, rain wear etc. into the other golf club travel bag.  

Now set!  As to the hassle of taking a cart with me, it has an umbrella holder that I really want (of course with a 20 mph wind the brella is a problem).  Plus I know from experience in Ireland that some of the lesser known courses (the ones I like to play) have carts that look like relics from medieval times and are more strain to operate than the benefit received.

So, I'll let you all know how that went.  On Delta it's $100/bag after your one allowed check through.  That's $100 each way.


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