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3 hours ago, Lacassem said:

I felt this way until my last car. It was a pain to get them into the trunk (Infiniti G37) had to angle, sometimes the driver would get caught and bend, and I could only fit 2 sets in because of the width. Now its not an issue with a truck bed BUT if I ever went to a car again (which I am not) I would definitely bring a set next time. Most of my decision though is looks.

Next car I get is going to be a classic anyway, plenty of room in those so I wont need to worry. Only 70k 😄

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A few years ago, a friend bought a '63-ish Impala. Pretty sure you could fit a queen size mattress in the trunk.

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5 hours ago, Chip Strokes said:

i mainly choose a car based on how it looks. i couldn’t care less if i have to lay a seat down or take a club out of the bag. if it mattered to me, i’d take my work truck to the course. 

the idea that there would be a car someone absolutely loved but they passed on it because their clubs didn’t fit perfectly, or even worse because their wife’s clubs didn’t fit is preposterous to me. 

When your clubs aren't hidden from sight then you are inviting broken window theft, and all the mess that goes with it.  Perhaps it depends on how much golf you play.  If on the way home from the golf course you want to meet your buddies at JP's Roadside Tavern for a beer or you just want to quickly run into Walgreen's to pick up a prescription you are putting your car windows and clubs in jeopardy.

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5 hours ago, Lacassem said:

Next car I get is going to be a classic anyway, plenty of room in those so I wont need to worry.

When men were men, and trunks were trunks.  😄

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Only solution is my Limo. Plus the bar is always full.

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2018 Honda Accord. Fits 2 sets of clubs sideways and all the luggage 2 people need. The seats also go down if you must or if you pack a LOT.

For buddy trips I agree that a minivan is great. Had a 2004 Honda Oddyssey that work great on a week-long Myrtle Beach trip for 3. 

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On 4/14/2021 at 7:12 PM, tchat07 said:

Gotta agree that the Chevy Impala is one of the greatest cars for trunk space that I have ever used.

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On 4/14/2021 at 7:36 AM, Tom the Golf Nut said:

Whenever I shop for a car I take a set of clubs with me. If they don't fit easily, then no deal. Some car salesmen get it and some think I'm crazy. Current golfing vehicle. 

2018 Chevy Impala. Comfortable cruiser, decent gas mileage, fits 3 sets of clubs plus three pieces of luggage in the trunk. Can't do a foursome unless it is a golf only day trip.  I like a sedan as a golf vehicle. Everything is hidden in the trunk. Very helpful where club theft is common in tourist golfing areas. Seen to many smashed windows in SUV's with clubs stolen. 

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I had a 2014 Impala for a few years and it was a great golf car....

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2017 Ford Ranger Wildtrak.  My wife plays as well so makes life easy to get two sets and buggies in. Plus when it is wet you simply put them in the tub no standing in the rain cleaning off your buggy.FBB3B7BE-BC8E-4174-B723-AD22A1D8B792.jpeg.7ee233c56201aa644ef94915fcf5d20e.jpeg 

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3 hours ago, Double Mocha Man said:

When your clubs aren't hidden from sight then you are inviting broken window theft, and all the mess that goes with it. 

limo tints on every car i own. 

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9 hours ago, Double Mocha Man said:

When your clubs aren't hidden from sight then you are inviting broken window theft, and all the mess that goes with it.  Perhaps it depends on how much golf you play.  If on the way home from the golf course you want to meet your buddies at JP's Roadside Tavern for a beer or you just want to quickly run into Walgreen's to pick up a prescription you are putting your car windows and clubs in jeopardy.

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5 hours ago, Chip Strokes said:

limo tints on every car i own. 

Which are illegal many places.

 

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By the way, although I love my Volvo V60 wagon for golf (and just for everyday fun driving, since it has the Polestar Engineering engine, suspension and chassis upgrades), I do love a good pickup truck with a bed cover for travel to and from the golf course.  My best golfing buddy has a 1983 Chevy or GMC 3/4 ton pickup that not only has a bed cover, but also a pull-out shelf on a rollers and track system for ease of loading and unloading.  That puppy has a great V8 engine that runs like a top and it’s a very comfortable-riding truck, which I cannot say about many pickups of that vintage.

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Hybrids: Exotics EXS Pro (22*), Mitsubishi Tensei Silver 75S

Irons: Exotics EXS220 5-iron and New Level MODB-1 (6-iron through PW), KBS TGI Tour 80 (stiff) shafts

Wedges: New Hogan Equalizer wedges (48* and 56* + Maltby TSW Forged 52-8, all bent 1* weak

Putter: Evnroll ER2, 34”with Gravity Grip

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6 hours ago, funkyjudge said:

Which are illegal many places.

yeah but they look 1000 times better than untinted windows, so i’ll take my chances with the fix it ticket. i’ve had limo tints for over 15 years and i’ve been stopped once in all that time.

i prefer an SUV as a daily driver to a car. my golf clubs will never in a million years be a consideration to get me to change that. 

now, to further dissent from the group…when i do feel like driving a car to the course, my woods have to go in the front seat because they won’t fit in the front trunk. 

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KIA Sorento.  The newer models have the seven seat versions which allow for a lot of room in the back.  Great for road trips and gas mileage is good.  Kept my first one for eleven years and this one is a 2019.  Basic model has all the bells and whistles I need.  Know for sure it will handle three tour staff bags.  We took it to the PGA Merchandise show in Orlando, when I first got it.  It is the four cylinder model and has plenty of power.  We also have a 2021 BMW 430i coupe, not practical for more than one golf bag.  The KIA is the golf car.  

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I have a 2013 Chevrolet Malibu. I carry my golf clubs on the back seat of my car. What I did that works really well is I went and bought an inexpensive black flat sheet (the kind used for bedding) and I use it to cover the entire golf bag and clubs. Buy a larger size, such as for a queen or king-sized bed. It is effective in the day and becomes invisible as the light fades. An added bonus: when you don't have your clubs in the car, you can use the sheet to cover your laptop, briefcase, or anything else that you want to keep from prying eyes. I previously lived in an area of Trenton , New Jersey where not everyone is an honest, upstanding citizen.

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On 10/16/2021 at 8:25 AM, Chip Strokes said:

yeah but they look 1000 times better than untinted windows, so i’ll take my chances with the fix it ticket. i’ve had limo tints for over 15 years and i’ve been stopped once in all that time.

i prefer an SUV as a daily driver to a car. my golf clubs will never in a million years be a consideration to get me to change that. 

now, to further dissent from the group…when i do feel like driving a car to the course, my woods have to go in the front seat because they won’t fit in the front trunk. 

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If I had that car, I would make any sacrifice necessary to transport my golf clubs to the course.

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Driver: Ping G425 Max, 9*, Miyazaki  Kuala Mizu Tour Issue 6S, 44.75" playing length

4-Wood: Titleist TS2, 16.5*, Miyazaki Kuala Mizu Tour Issue 7S, 42.75" playing length

5/7-Wood: Callaway Epic Flash Sub Zero set to 20* loft; Tensei Blue 75-S, 41.5" playing length

Hybrids: Exotics EXS Pro (22*), Mitsubishi Tensei Silver 75S

Irons: Exotics EXS220 5-iron and New Level MODB-1 (6-iron through PW), KBS TGI Tour 80 (stiff) shafts

Wedges: New Hogan Equalizer wedges (48* and 56* + Maltby TSW Forged 52-8, all bent 1* weak

Putter: Evnroll ER2, 34”with Gravity Grip

Ball: Snell MTBx

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On 10/8/2021 at 11:39 PM, garyt1957 said:

Agree with preferring a sedan for travelling with golf clubs. Haven't found a trunk big enough  since our 2006 Malibu. Will have to check out the Impala (always buy used)

Try a Toyota Avalon ..... lots of room for multiple sets of clubs.

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Driver: Ping G425 Max, 9*, Miyazaki  Kuala Mizu Tour Issue 6S, 44.75" playing length

4-Wood: Titleist TS2, 16.5*, Miyazaki Kuala Mizu Tour Issue 7S, 42.75" playing length

5/7-Wood: Callaway Epic Flash Sub Zero set to 20* loft; Tensei Blue 75-S, 41.5" playing length

Hybrids: Exotics EXS Pro (22*), Mitsubishi Tensei Silver 75S

Irons: Exotics EXS220 5-iron and New Level MODB-1 (6-iron through PW), KBS TGI Tour 80 (stiff) shafts

Wedges: New Hogan Equalizer wedges (48* and 56* + Maltby TSW Forged 52-8, all bent 1* weak

Putter: Evnroll ER2, 34”with Gravity Grip

Ball: Snell MTBx

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Trucks with bed covers have to be the best option for carrying everything you might need. The Honda Ridgeline also has a lockable trunk in the bed that will fit a single set of clubs. For those who are environmentally conscious, the Honda Accord Hybrid (which I drive at home) has a large trunk and will easily fit 4 carry bags or two bags and push carts. It was the biggest trunk I could find on a hybrid sedan.

However, Being a traveling golfer who drives rental cars more than I drive my own, I would like to give some suggestions on them. I avoid Hatchbacks & SUVs like the plague. Why? Because if someone can see your clubs in the back while it's parked in the hotel parking lot, they will break the windows and steal them. If they have a pull out cover, it's not so bad, but they can still get in there pretty easy and will be tempted to see what you're covering up in there. If I have a group of golfers on a trip, I usually will opt for a van instead of an SUV. It's a lot easier to hide the clubs in the back since most have a recessed area where the third row folds down. The Chrysler Pacifica is a really good one these days since a lot of the rental companies have the nicer trim packages with leather and other nice features. The best option is to take your clubs in the hotel though. That way, you KNOW there safe. The Impala, Malibu, Charger and Challenger, mentioned earlier, all have nice big trunks for multiple bags and are typically not an up-charge rental. The midsize Toyotas, Kias, Hyundai, etc. typically will fit a single bag no problem, but if you use a rigid travel case, they will be a problem because it will not fit in any of those trunks.

That's about all I have to add.

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Pontiac Solstice has horrible trunk … only thing I might get in it is a walking bag with 9-10 clubs in it. So must put bag in passenger seat … but must remove driver because all the weight of bag might snap it. so I’m always begging a ride to out of town courses … maybe that’s why no one invites me. 🥴 But ... When I drive to a course, I choose curvy country roads, and enjoy the drive to and from the course, it’s an absolute blast … 35 mph on sharp curvy roads is fun. 

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