I have found that traveling with your clubs sometimes is really just a pain. If you play higher end courses you will usually get a great set of probably the latest Taylor Made. Great way to demo some new clubs. Clubhub is a great option if your playing multiple rounds over 4-5 days. Clubhub also has a great program that they sell their clubs after about 15 rental. You choose the condition and can save about 50% off the cost of new. I was just able to purchase a “like new” TM SIM driver (used 1-2 times) at about 40% less than the cost of new.
Do you ship to Canada?
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This is really helpful for me as I love travelling and also enjoy golf.
Many a times i have tried to look for such websites who can provide me the golf clubs when I am travelling and this list will really helpful.
The only website I was aware of providing such service is https://www.travelgolfcenter.com/. Their service is also very nice and easy to avail.
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I found web site Lugless that is less than Shipsticks. How do they compare. I am in no rush for arrival. Is Lugless honest and reliable?
I have tried all the shipping options (Shipsticks/Luggage Forward/Fedex) and there is one clear leader ... SHIPSTICKS !I have used them multiple times and they are the most transparent on where your clubs are and when they will arrive at your required destination. The service and follow up support is really excellent !
Do golf shops like Edwin Watts or local shops others have rental clubs? For instance I live in Miami but travel to Knoxville and north Georgia to golf with friends there a couple times per year. I've used Ship Sticks before and highly recommend them, but it would be nice to be able to pick up a set of rentals at a golf store instead of shipping them or lugging them on an airplane.Also, not sure where the $40-60 round trip airline expense came from. Maybe one way but I haven't encountered that low of a price for airline shipping. What I've seen is $50 - 75 for domestic travel.
I have traveled many times with my clubs and evolved from a soft-sided case to a four-wheeled rolling hard-sided case...which offers maximum protection. Delta Airlines has been the best carrier for me and I have never had an issue. I am Delta Gold and have their Amex card and have never paid a nickel. TSA is another story. And I can’t tell you how many times I have secured my bag with a TSA-approved lock only to have the locks disappear. Great article.
A big factor on renting v. shipping is how many times you are going to play. If once, renting usually makes sense. I was to play in Curacao this summer and via email, I was very persistent in finding out exactly which clubs were part of the set so I could bring any others I may need.I pack in luggage a little bag with balls, tees, marker/repair tool and glove so if I am renting, I do not have to pay for them, and if my bag gets lost and I end up renting, I still have them. Save a good $25-$40 or more depending on what you put in the bag.Watch your airlines too. Alaska has strict limits on what you can put in the bag. Limited balls and no non-golf items are permitted. Other airlines do not restrict what you pack so I have used the travel bag for overflow items.Finally, this is quite "redneck" of me, I have a decent soft-side bag. I went to Home Depot and bought at section of "SonoTube" which is a laminated cardboard cylinder used as a concrete form. Light weight and cuts easily. Cut about a 14" section , packed my bag and then slipped the SonoTube around the loose end of clubs and packed with socks, etc. Pretty simple way to add protection to the clubs.
Used ShipSticks to ship my clubs from Ohio to Florida. Clubs got lost. The representative, that handled my case, was very professional and finally located my clubs and they were returned (9 days later), amazingly undamaged. Apprehensive to use them again.
In 2015 my golf bag must have fallen off the golf cart on the tarmac and got run over. My driver was broken, my stiff arm was bent and my golf shoes were ruined as well as my bag. Fortunately the AIRLINES sent me a check for $500 of which cover the damages. Since then I have been using a bag boy hard shelled on the in 2015 my golf bag must have fallen off the golf cart on the tarmac and got run over. My driver was broken, my stiff arm was bent and my golf shoes were ruined as well as my bag. Fortunately the airline sent me a check for $500 of which cover the damages. Since then I have been using Caddy daddy bag Inserted in and Adams soft bag just to keep it clean. And has worked very well but I have confidence my clubs won’t get damaged. I mostly fly Southwest forecast is not an issue and they do a good job.