Send Golf Clubs Abroad With Send My Bag
Shipping golf clubs with Send My Bag is easy if you follow these top tips. Golf clubs are one of the most common items travelling through our network, so rest assured that these tips will get your clubs to their destination safe and sound:
1. Find Out How to Package Your Golf Clubs
You can follow our step-by-step guide to packaging your golf clubs here.
A golf bag such as you would walk around the course with is not suitable protection for sending your clubs through our network. The best packaging option is to place your standard set of clubs inside a freight-approved hard travel case, Send My Bag cover will only apply when clubs are shipped in this way. If one isn't available to you we recommend packaging your golf bag securely within a sturdy, double-walled cardboard box. As golf club shipping is now so popular, there are lots of online stores selling specially sized boxes for shipping golf clubs.
Golf clubs placed within a standard golf bag which is in turn placed inside a soft carry case (and then wrapped to stop straps flapping about and getting caught) will be accepted, but Send My Bag cover will not apply.
Regardless of the packaging you use, we recommend taking extra care to wrap and add additional protection to vulnerable areas such as around the heads of drivers. Send My Bag cover can only extend to damage claims when golf clubs are sent within a freight-approved case but packaging should be thorough, regardless of the packaging method.
2. Measure Your Golf Clubs
Golf clubs will typically fit within our standard large suitcase allowance. However, as our quotes are based on both size and weight, we recommend proceeding from our quote page to the first step of the booking process, where you can enter dimensions to receive a quote for your exact item.
Some golf bags can be quite chunky and when you enter the dimensions you may find that your golf bag, when packaged, exceeds the large suitcase allowance. With this is mind, many customers send their clubs in a smaller golf bag without the large external pockets. This allows the golf bag to fit inside a slim golf bag shipping box.
When any item exceeds 120 cm there are certain parts of the network it cannot move through automatically, which means it needs to be unloaded and moved by hand. Therefore, when you book to ship an item over 120 cm, an additional handling fee will be added. If your item exceeds 120 cm, the handling fee will be included when you receive your detailed quote at step one of the booking process.
Even the largest woods and drivers tend not to exceed 115 cm, so we suggest measuring your closed golf bag before buying your box or freight case and opting for one under 120 cm, if possible.
3. Arrange Golf Club Shipping Well In Advance
When sending your golf clubs for a vacation or competition it makes sense to have them arrive a few days before you do. Send My Bag has a great on-time delivery record but unexpected delays do occur from time to time. We recommend having your clubs arrive 3 days before you do, or 5 days if sending to or from a designated remote area. Find out more about sending luggage ahead.
4. Where to Send Your Golf Clubs
Many of our customers will be staying in private villas in golf resorts and, as no one would be there to sign for the golf clubs, they will send the clubs ahead to the resort reception, pro shop or other area within the golf club. In our experience, golf clubs are happy to accommodate this. Equally, if you're taking a golf holiday/ vacation in a popular golfing destination, such as Scotland, you will find the hotels are happy to accommodate the early arrival of clubs and to store them in their luggage room for you.
If you are sending golf clubs on a customs route, from the USA to Scotland, for example, we recommend checking the relevant destination page for the latest customs guidance before travel.
Why Shipping Golf Clubs is a Good Idea
Golf is becoming increasingly popular, with more and more people deciding to take up the sport, and many taking golf clubs abroad on golfing holidays/ vacations. In light of this, airlines are able to charge high prices to have golf clubs flown overseas in the hold of passenger planes, leaving the golf enthusiast significantly out of pocket.
As well as paying excessive airline baggage fees, the passenger also has the hassle of transporting their golf clubs to and from the airport. Whether you are boarding a bus or train, or trying to squeeze four people and four sets of clubs into one taxi, the onward journey with golf clubs in tow is never pleasant.
Send My Bag is proud to offer a fast and reliable door-to-door golf club shipping service at a much lower cost than you can expect from your airline. This service saves you the hassle of dealing with your golf clubs throughout your journey. Instead, your clubs will be waiting for you when you arrive at your destination.
Plus, you can track your golf clubs every step of the way using the Send My Bag App.
Why Send Golf Clubs With Send My Bag
Send My Bag is a company that specialises in shipping luggage abroad, and shipping golf clubs is one of our top priorities, especially as demand for the service has soared. Having specialised in the field for many years now, Send My Bag provides the best service if you want to send golf clubs abroad. We’re also a very competitively priced golf club courier and can ship to any destination due to our numerous available routes and streamlined services.
In order to ensure your golf clubs arrive in time, be sure to book online with the leading golf club shipping company.
We ship other sports equipment, too, including bikes and skis.