Golf Travel Cases - Avoid Vacation Mishaps By Protecting Your Clubs In Advance
Avoid all the grief! Golf clubs are awkward and heavy to lug
around - especially when you've already got other luggage to
carry. Golf travel cases can make your life easier if you get
the proper kind. They're a must have for any golfer who wants to
take their clubs with them. Let's face it, rental clubs are
truly out of the question because they're just not the same as
your own. Here are few simple but critical things to look for in
a car or airline golf travel case.
The Construction This aspect can vary considerably depending if
you are looking for a hard or soft travel case. The harder
exterior ones are better for airline travel because they can
take a lot of abuse while you are on the plane. They tend to
cost a little more money but are well worth it to protect your
investment since you can't see what they go through during on
and off boarding.
The softer ones are perfect for car travel because they are a
little more flexible. They are usually a lot better for storage
once you are at your destination because they fold down into a
nice compact form. You have to make sure that both these types
of golf travel cases have a fully padded interior form top to
bottom to avoid potential damage to your clubs. Also make sure
that is easily accessible with double zippers or latches that
open from top to bottom. Check for rugged double stitching on
the softer ones. Try also to get ones that have an I.D. window
at the top along with a small padlock.
Pockets and Storage If you can find one with lots of additional
storage you don't have to put everything in your other luggage
pieces. They should have recessed shoe pockets that can also be
locked to help keep the clubs snug during travel. Out side
clothing pockets are also available on most models. Just try to
make sure that they are expandable for maximum storage. All
zippers should have padlock tabs for secure closing. The case
should have some sort of an inside security strap that helps
prevent the bag from moving too much during transport.
Wheels and Carry Systems Make sure that that your golf travel
cases have some sort of wheels on the bottom. These should be
made of a durable polymer or even inline skate wheels that are
basically indestructible. This is very important because the
last thing you want is to have a wheel break forcing you to
carry your bag. Also make sure that the bottom of the bag is
either a hard vinyl or plastic that won't leak and can take some
abuse. This should allow the bag to stand upright.
The carry system should have handles on the top and bottom along
with the side of the bag to aid in getting it in and out of the
car. These handles need to be a minimum of double stitched or
bolted to the case itself to insure they don't break. You should
also have a durable shoulder strap or pulling handle that is
adjustable for easy transportation.
One other thing to remember, make sure that when you are
shopping, no matter what you buy it has to be water resistant.
That along with all these other important tips should help make
your experience more enjoyable. Whether you need a hard airline
golf travel case or a number of soft golf travel cases for the
family in the car all these tips will help you avoid any
unnecessary mishaps on your next vacation.