How to Choose Golf Travel Bag Cases

By: Mike Pedersen

Golf travel bag cases frequently provide golfers with problems. Among them are the space required for them, the weight and even the price. Some can be really expensive, particularly if you want a bit more protection that a soft cover travel case can provide.

If you have decided to buy a travel case for your golf bag, think on why you want it. Consider the features that would be essential to you, then note down those that would be just 'nice to have'. If you want some protection during your daily drive tom the golf course, your needs will be less that if you are a golf pro traveling the world on the circuits.

You Need a Good Golf Travel Case if you are Flying

Most people who buy golf travel cases are somewhere in between the two. They are regular golfers who like to take their clubs with them when they go on vacation, whether it's a long drive or a flight. You need a high degree of protection when flying, since your clubs have to be protected by the rough handling they can get on and off the aircraft. Baggage jockeys are not noted for their soft and careful handling techniques!

Whatever you decide, you also need something that will be fairly easy to get to and from the trunk. It will also have to fit in it, along with any other luggage you are taking with you, but if it's only a short trip then you might consider a travel case that doubles as a luggage case. You get golf travel cases that you can fit in a change of clothing and any other overnight kit you need as well as your golf bag and apparel.

Make Sure Your Travel Case is up to the Job

If you are only going to use for short travel periods, and decide on the lightness and easy handling of a soft cover bag, not to mention the more attractive pricing, make sure you get enough protection to suit you. Your bag should be strapped in securely, and your clubs should be secured from rattling around. Some protection for the club heads is also useful.

If you opt for a hard case make sure you can carry it, since if you are traveling alone you will possibly have it and the rest of your luggage to handle. Make sure that the wheels are up to the job, and of course that the case itself adequately protects your clubs. After all, that is what it is for. It should also be easy to store at home when you are not using it. The handles should be good enough to help you lift it to and from the trunk, and the strapping should hold your bag and clubs securely and without rattling.

The Choice of Golf Travel Case is not an Easy One

If you decide what you need before you shop, rather than what would be nice to have, you can save money and own a case that suits your needs best. Golf travel bags cases come in all different sizes and colors and makes, so the choice is not an easy one if you step into a golf shop cold, and without putting the right degree of though to it.

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