Golf vacations have become more and more popular. People now travel specifically to golf resorts to enjoy this sport during their vacations. For those traveling specifically for a golf vacation, or for any other time when golf clubs will be taken on a trip, whether explicitly for golf or taken “just in case,” the golfer wants to know that their golf clubs are safe and also that their clubs will be easy to travel with, since without their clubs, the vacation is basically a wasted trip.
These golfers are traveling in a variety of ways, usually by car or by air. During the summer, it is not uncommon to see, as many golf travel cases at the airport as there are regular luggage. Even during the winter months, many travelers set out with their golf clubs to resorts in warmer climates.
While traveling with golf clubs – and any golfer knows it is better to use their own clubs then borrowed ones, it is important to protect the golf clubs whether traveling by car or by air. There are many different golf travel cases to choose from.
The most popular with travelers seem to be golf travel bags with wheels. In fact, most golf travel cases do have wheels, which set them apart from standard golf bags used while golfing at courses within a few miles of a person’s home. These bags are very convenient for people who plan to spend a lot of time carrying their clubs around since a set a golf clubs can become very heavy, especially for those with back problems or cannot lift very much weigh for any reason.
There are a variety of golf travel bags to choose from, depending on the needs and wants of the golfer.
The first type is soft travel golf bags. The advantages of soft travel bags are that they are usually lighter and more compact. These types of golf travel bags are great for people traveling by car. These soft travel bags can be found with padded sides for extra protection, these types of travel bags are usually more economical. They come in a variety of sizes from smaller weekend bags to traditional size golf bags. Golfers, who cannot lift much weight, can use soft travel bags which also come in lightweight varieties. These types of golf travel bags typically do not include wheels, making them the exception to the rule that practically every travel golf bag includes wheels. By eliminating the feature of wheels, the bag is usually lighter to carry.
For people traveling by air it is usually advisable to travel with hard golf travel cases. These cases will protect the golf clubs throughout the course of the trip and survive the abuse that comes to any baggage as a result of air travel. Hard cased golf travel bags give the golf clubs added protection and at the same time giving the golfer added piece of mind knowing their golf clubs are safe.
Whether hard or soft, wheeled or lightweight, golf travel bags also have other differences allowing the golfer to find one that is just right for him or her while traveling with golf clubs. Some will collapse, which is great for those traveling by car. Some golf travel bags have plenty of compartments for other golf paraphernalia and others are meant to be very compact. Golf travel bags also come in several different sizes, which is great since different people use different size golf clubs, for instance, men will generally use longer clubs then women.
Golf clubs are without a question, a golfer’s most valuable asset while traveling on a golf vacation; their golf travel bag should and normally is their next most valuable possession on their golf vacation. Choosing the bag that is just right will make all the difference in a golf vacation.