Golf travel bags
Posted 16 November 2012 - 08:07 AM
Also, since you have time, shop around on your local Craigslist. Lot's of golf travel bags are for sale there, and many of them can be had for cheap! (especially those coffin like hard cases, I think people get them and realize what a pain they are to use and store).
I bought my Club Glove last bag, brand new for $100 via Craigslist.
If you only plan on using it once, or very sporadically, ask around to your golf buddies and maybe borrow one for your trip.
Have a great trip!
Posted 16 November 2012 - 09:27 AM
I always knew the Club Glove was a good bag, and the bag I had was similar in design and that is one of the reasons I bought it. I thought it would protect my clubs as well as everyone says the Club Glove does, and last me for awhile. I was mistaken. I have since looked online at all the reviews, at forums such as this, and on different manufacturer's websites for info on travel bags. From everything I have seen, it seems that the Club Glove is THE travel bag to have. Everyone who owns one seems to rave about it, and I have come across almost no negative feedback for it, except for the price. It is more expensive than most, but in the end, I'm thinking it is probably worth it, especially when you have to buy a second bag after buying an inferior product.
I am going on another trip soon, so need to get one myself. I probably will have to borrow a travel bag for this trip though, as I can't afford to buy a Club Glove at the moment. I don't want to make the same mistake as before and buy just what I can afford at the moment and again have problems with it's durability. I'm hoping they at some point have a sale on their product, but I'm not sure if they ever do. Most discounts from the big golf stores exclude the Club Glove as well. Black Friday is coming up, maybe they will offer some sort of special? Who knows. I'll certainly check it out, on the off chance they do, but I'm guessing I'll just have to wait a little while before I can get my hands on one.
So, if budget isn't an issue for you though, I'd say go Club Glove. I personally would get the Last Bag, as you can use it to put extra stuff for your trip in addition to your clubs. I used to put my toiletries and a few items of clothing in my golf bag, which was about the same size, then just take a carry on for whatever else I needed. It saves on bag fees, as most airlines will count a golf bag as normal luggage. If you have a tour type bag, you might need the Last Bag XL. Have a great trip! My golf trips have been some of the best times of my life. Hope your first one is awesome!
Posted 16 November 2012 - 09:57 AM
Posted 16 November 2012 - 11:00 AM
Also be aware that TSA will open your bag and inspect it. So make sure everything is positioned so they can't @#$% it up. I had the top of a driver scratched badly on one trip because the TSA managed to lose the little rubber tip from my alignment rod and then somehow get the rod inside the driver headcover.
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Posted 20 November 2012 - 10:46 AM
Posted 01 December 2012 - 12:27 PM
I used to be bummed about not traveling with my own carry bag, but this hard sided bag is light enough for a full round carry. The upside of the bags mentioned above is certainly the use of your own bag on the road - that's a nice plus. However, the compactness of the Cargo Golf style hardsided bags is a bonus for me, as I can manage a wheeled suitcase with my pilots bag strapped to it, a shoe bag on top of that and the golf clubs in the other hand without a problem. The weight of the hard sided bag, a full complement of clubs along with the Scotty Cameron Detour putter, and all accessories, never topped 35lbs. So no over size or overweight charges at the airport.
Hope this helps!
Edited by valveman, 01 December 2012 - 04:19 PM.
Posted 02 December 2012 - 10:36 AM
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