HOT LIST: TRAVEL BAGS
The nine best travel covers to protect your golf clubs on the go.
Travelling to play golf isn’t all sunshine and rainbows. Wheeling that hulking travel bag around crowded airports can be brutal, but how about after you check it? Dan Brooks, head coach of the defending NCAA champion Duke women’s team, has travelled with a lot of golf bags over the years. He says his players and most of the teams they compete against use soft-sided travel bags. His advice: “Make sure you wrap towels, clothes and whatever you can around the heads of your clubs.” He recalls one unfortunate day when his team watched an airport employee stand on a stack of golf bags (in their travel covers) to reach other luggage. Brooks suggests once you finish packing your clubs, look at your case and ask yourself, Would I be okay having someone stand on this? At right are our Gold and Silver picks to keep your clubs safe.
BAG BOY T-2000
Your wrists will thank you: The inset handle at the top of the bag spins 360 degrees to make manoeuvring easier.
CLUB GLOVE LAST BAG
The exterior is water resistant, and the hard plastic wheelbase extends halfway up the back for more protection.
NIKE TRAVEL COVER
The top portion of the bag is a firm, moulded shell that protects your clubheads.
OGIO MONSTER The reinforced, waterproof base and oversize wheels take your clubs over, around and through anything.
PING FOLDING TRAVEL COVER
The firm base found on most travel bags extends up the entire back of this bag, with a break midway up so it still folds easily for storage.
SUN MOUNTAIN CLUBGLIDER TOUR
No more straining your back by bending down to reach your bag: Extendable legs and wheels pop out of the bottom. Bag Boy T-10 Club Glove Burst Proof II Titleist Travel Cover