HOT LIST: TRAVEL BAGS

The nine best travel cov­ers to pro­tect your golf clubs on the go.

Golf Digest (South Africa) - - Con­tents 2/ 15 - – keely levins

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

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