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Flying with clubs for the first time, remove heads from driver/woods and pack in bag pocket?


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Yes. Preferably leave in headcover

Edit to add: put shaft in bag adapter down

This plus extra towels around everything.

 

 

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Do you guys remove the heads from fairways/drivers and store them in a bag pocket when packing the sticks?

My current driver is bonded so I can't, but ALWAYS did this previously. And, as others have noted; shafts in bag adapter down. I use a stiff arm, have been lucky so far with my JGR.

Also as noted; TSA is the WORST. No idea what they think they're doing in your bag. [emoji849]

 

 

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I travel with my clubs in a soft side case 25+ times a year. I've never had a problem. For what it's worth, Delta offers (or did at one time) a "club box" which is basically a shipping crate that your travel case fits inside, with additional insurance, for $10. I've only used it a few times and haven't in years.

 

 

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I have used the Bag Boy Backbone for years and have never had an issue with my clubs getting broken.  Now my travel bag getting destroyed by Delta is another matter all together.

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I just talked to Sulman Raza yesterday about flying with his clubs. For those of you that don't remember, he was the kid that won the NCAA Team Championship for Oregon last year in extra holes.  He was in to get his putter reshafted, because it was bent by someone at the airlines, and all of his woods were scratched to hell, because TSA didn't bother to put headcovers back on after inspection.  

 

Just ship them... Seriously.  

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I just talked to Sulman Raza yesterday about flying with his clubs. For those of you that don't remember, he was the kid that won the NCAA Team Championship for Oregon last year in extra holes. He was in to get his putter reshafted, because it was bent by someone at the airlines, and all of his woods were scratched to hell, because TSA didn't bother to put headcovers back on after inspection.

 

Just ship them... Seriously.

Raza, the hometown hero! Already bought the postage from ShipSticks! Thanks for the advice!

 

 

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I've taken my clubs on 5 trips (one international to Ireland) over the last 2 years or so with layovers on every trip. I haven't had any issues with my setup so far. 

 

I have an Ogio soft bag and use the club glove stiff arm (which I feel is the big reason i haven't had issues). I throw the stiff arm in my bag, usually try to center it between all my clubs, and then take my towels and a rain jacket and wrap it around all of my club heads and the club glove. I do this to get a little extra protection, but to also to keep the heads from be loose if my bag gets tossed around. Once in the bag I get the club glove extended a couple of inches above my driver. As I said, this has worked for me on multiple trips. 

 

The big reason I like the soft bag is that you can fold up the bag and make room in the car if needed. I had a trip to Las Vegas earlier this year and I was able to rent a convertible. Had to take my clubs out of my travel bag to get everything to fit in the car. Don't think I would have been able to do that had I had a hard case. 

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I have a hard case and have never removed heads. Never had an issue. Good luck!

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