Best practices for keeping clubs safe at the course

Just ordered an whole new set of PING golf clubs and the thought occurred to me that they might become a target for someone to take at the course.



Ever since I can remember my normal routine when arriving at a golf course is:



Park car

Take my bag up to the club house

Go inside to check-in, use restroom, etc.

Come out and head to first tee, putting green, etc.



Obviously the clubs are a prime target while I'm inside the club house.



How do you guys do it?



I'm even thinking of using non-name brand head covers so as not to bring attention to them.



Thoughts?
Ping G20 Driver 10.5
Cleveland Launcher 3-5-7 Woods (circa 2006)
Ping Eye 2+ 4-LW (only iron I've played since 1993)
Ping G2i C67 Putter
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  • nochct1nochct1 Members Posts: 3,376 ✭✭
    I would probably just quit golf. Not worth the risk.
  • marmooskapaulmarmooskapaul Members Posts: 1,342 ✭✭
    edited Apr 29, 2018 #3
    Park car..go to club house ...go back to car and get clubs...go golf.



    I get cart then drive back to my car and get clubs...more because I'm lazy than worried about theft.
  • gatorMDgatorMD Hacker-in-Chief ClubWRX Posts: 4,564 ClubWRX
    how often do clubs get stolen.....?
    Driver: Ping G400 Max 9 Tour AD MT 6
    3W: TM M2 Tour AD MT 7
    Utility: Srixon Z U65 3/19 Tour AD DI
    Irons: Ben Hogan PTx 4-9 Tour V
    Wedges: SM7 46F, 50F, 54F, and 60K KBS Tour
    Putter: SC Newport 3
    Ball: AVX/ProV1
  • 2putttom2putttom # 1 Oregon Duck fan Members Posts: 9,868 ✭✭
    gatorMD wrote:


    how often do clubs get stolen.....?
    in a decade I have had two sets lifted.
    Tour Exotics E 10 15*
    Srixon 785's w/G P MCC plus 4
    Mizuno T 7 52 MP T7 56 &60
    Bobby Grace [font=comic sans ms,cursive]SNYPER [font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif]II [/font][font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif]46"[/font][/font]
    Oregon Ducks Bag
  • andrueandrue Members Posts: 1,161 ✭✭
    I'm glad I play golf in a civilised country image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />
    Callaway Rogue Driver.
    Callaway Big Bertha OS Hybrids (3/4/5)
    Callaway Big Bertha OS Irons (6/7/8/9/PW/AW/SW)
    Callaway 60* Sureout wedge
    Callaway 64* Sureout wedge
    Ghost Spider Si 72 Putter
    Callaway Super Soft Yellow (White in winter).
  • Sean2Sean2 #TheWRX (Callaway Trip) Members Posts: 30,826 ✭✭
    andrue wrote:


    I'm glad I play golf in a civilised country image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />




    Just be careful what you say on Facebook. lol
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Callaway Rogue[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Callaway GBB Epic 16º/20º/24º[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Callaway Steelhead XR 25º[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Callaway Apex CF16 6-AW [/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Callaway MD3/MD-PM 54º/58º[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Callaway "O" Works #7[/font]
  • gatorMDgatorMD Hacker-in-Chief ClubWRX Posts: 4,564 ClubWRX
    2putttom wrote:

    gatorMD wrote:


    how often do clubs get stolen.....?
    in a decade I have had two sets lifted.




    wow that's insane. i am lefty somaybe that helps but in 25 yrs never had a club stolen and i have left them all over the place
    Driver: Ping G400 Max 9 Tour AD MT 6
    3W: TM M2 Tour AD MT 7
    Utility: Srixon Z U65 3/19 Tour AD DI
    Irons: Ben Hogan PTx 4-9 Tour V
    Wedges: SM7 46F, 50F, 54F, and 60K KBS Tour
    Putter: SC Newport 3
    Ball: AVX/ProV1
  • hlcahlca Members Posts: 486 ✭✭
    I use generic head covers (mostly b/c I like them better) and don't hang my rangefinder on the towel loop. I also have my name on the bag panel. Not sure if this deters theft, but might make someone think twice about pretending my bag is theirs.
    Callaway X2 Hot driver 10.5* w/ Proforce V2 stiff shaft
    TaylorMade RBZ Stage 2 3W 15* w/ stock shaft
    TaylorMade Jetspeed 3H 19* w/ stock shaft
    Callaway X2 Hot 5-AW w/ Nippon NS Pro 950 stiff shaft
    Callaway MD4 S-Grind 54* 58* w/ stock shaft
    Nike Method MOD 60 putter
  • andrueandrue Members Posts: 1,161 ✭✭
    Sean2 wrote:

    andrue wrote:


    I'm glad I play golf in a civilised country image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />




    Just be careful what you say on Facebook. lol
    I've been programming computers since the early 1980s. I'm very IT literate. I don't have a Facebook account. Make of that what you will image/wink.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' />
    Callaway Rogue Driver.
    Callaway Big Bertha OS Hybrids (3/4/5)
    Callaway Big Bertha OS Irons (6/7/8/9/PW/AW/SW)
    Callaway 60* Sureout wedge
    Callaway 64* Sureout wedge
    Ghost Spider Si 72 Putter
    Callaway Super Soft Yellow (White in winter).
  • Carl Spackler3Carl Spackler3 Members Posts: 926 ✭✭
    Just take them back to the car. Years ago Bethpage was prime picking of high end clubs, some guys we used to see in the bar set up the thieves. They were last seen drinking their burgers
    Titleist 915 D2
    Ping G 3 W
    Ping G 5W
    Ping G25 Hybrid
    Mizuno JPX 900 hot metal 5-GW
    Vokey 52-08 sm4
    Vokey 56-14 sm6
    Odyssey White Hot RX2 ( but it better be careful)
  • GuiaGuia Members Posts: 8,693 ✭✭
    Easy. Lock them up or never leave them alone.
  • CwingCwing #TaylorMade TwistFace Experience 2018 Go Big Blue!!! 8x Champs. Who Dey !!! Go Bengals,Members Posts: 8,052 ✭✭
    Non oem headcovers will help unless you throw something on there others my deem as “cool” or “sweet”. If you do, that in itself could get your clubs stolen.



    I’ve had a g25 hybrid lifted once. I played with a guy a few weeks back that had his odyssey #7 taken from his locker at a high dollar club.



    I use generic headcovers on my Woods/driver.
    TaylorMade Kingdom M4 9.5* Red 5S stiff Atmos
    TaylorMade M4 3HL 16.5* fairway stiff Atmos
    TaylorMade M4 3 hybrid stiff Atmos
    TaylorMade M4 4 hybrid stiff Atmos
    PING G25 5-U (coming soon = G410)
    Cleveland RTX 54*
    TaylorMade Hi Toe 58*
    Seemore si5
    Garmin g6/Precision Pro Nx7 Pro slope
    http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/topic/838786-cwings-witb-2013/
  • smb4uasmb4ua Members Posts: 143 ✭✭
    Play courses where there aren't meth heads in need of cash?
  • acbertacbert Members Posts: 26
    Thanks for the input. Never even heard of anything getting stolen at my usual courses but I'm sure it must happen. I think I will go with generic head covers and going back to the car for the bag after checking in. I'm probably worrying too much but my current set of clubs wouldn't fetch much $$ so I never really thought about it.
    Ping G20 Driver 10.5
    Cleveland Launcher 3-5-7 Woods (circa 2006)
    Ping Eye 2+ 4-LW (only iron I've played since 1993)
    Ping G2i C67 Putter
  • BlackDiamondPar5BlackDiamondPar5 Members Posts: 5,213 ✭✭
    Find a new place to play golf... Move to a better area.



    In all seriousness I've never heard of any friends having clubs stolen at the golf course. Where do you live?
  • Sean2Sean2 #TheWRX (Callaway Trip) Members Posts: 30,826 ✭✭
    andrue wrote:

    Sean2 wrote:

    andrue wrote:


    I'm glad I play golf in a civilised country image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />




    Just be careful what you say on Facebook. lol
    I've been programming computers since the early 1980s. I'm very IT literate. I don't have a Facebook account. Make of that what you will image/wink.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' />




    I don't either...or twitter, instagram, snapchat, etc. image/hi.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':hi:' />
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Callaway Rogue[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Callaway GBB Epic 16º/20º/24º[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Callaway Steelhead XR 25º[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Callaway Apex CF16 6-AW [/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Callaway MD3/MD-PM 54º/58º[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Callaway "O" Works #7[/font]
  • BlackDiamondPar5BlackDiamondPar5 Members Posts: 5,213 ✭✭
    Sean2 wrote:

    andrue wrote:

    Sean2 wrote:

    andrue wrote:


    I'm glad I play golf in a civilised country image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />




    Just be careful what you say on Facebook. lol
    I've been programming computers since the early 1980s. I'm very IT literate. I don't have a Facebook account. Make of that what you will image/wink.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' />




    I don't either...or twitter, instagram, snapchat, etc. image/hi.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':hi:' />


    Me either. I abhor the social media cesspool. Wrx is the closest I get.
  • sdandreasdandrea Steve Members Posts: 2,354 ✭✭
    Shop at Play It Again Sports. NOBODY is gonna steal my stuff.
    Cobra Max 10.5*
    Cobra Baffler T Rail 19*
    Cobra Baffler 5h
    Maltby Tricept F1 6-GW
    Callaway Sure Out 56*
    Odyssey V-Line
  • GuiaGuia Members Posts: 8,693 ✭✭
    We did have an short influx of people jumping the fence and just grabbing a bag and taking off. However, that has not happened for awhile. My bag is never out of my reach unless it is locked up.
  • daegyudaegyu Members Posts: 236 ✭✭
    I've had my entire bag stolen. Recently, I've had 2 friends have their range finders taken. Since then we've avoided the munis on weekends. We also put our clubs right by the window of the pro shop/snack shop when we have to go inside. I'll put my clubs in my care before using the restroom.



    Ever since my clubs got stolen I've adopted the mentality that if my stuff gets stolen, it's my fault. Seems to be working.
    Callaway Epic 10.5 Oban Kiyoshi Gold 65s
    Callaway Epic 15 Oban Kiyoshi Gold 75s
    Callaway Epic 18 AD-DI 7s
    Titleist 816 H2 21 AD-DI 85s
    Taylormade P770 4-PW PX LZ 6.0 SS x1
    Vokey SM6 52F / 58M KBS Tour
    Byron Morgan DH89x
    Scotty Cameron Asian Spec AOP Newport Oil Can 33/350

    Pro Platinum Mil-Spec 33/350

    Cameron Classic Gun Blue 33/3503

    TEI3 2nd gen 35/330

    Studio Style Newport 34/340

    Studio Stainless Newport Beach 34/340

    ButtonBack Newport 34/340

    009 34/350


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  • krtgolfingkrtgolfing Members Posts: 1,043 ✭✭
    I had a Scotty putter lifted about 6 years ago I found him about 5 minutes later using it on the putting green. I told him we could either call the cops or he could just give it back. Thankfully I was not paired up with that guy that day, or I would have left the course. Now I leave my clubs in my car until after check-in and no issues.
    Callaway Rogue Sub Zero Driver
    Taylor Made M2 3 Wood
    Taylor Made M2 3 Hybrid
    Taylor Made PSI 4 Iron - Approach Wedge
    Titleist Vokey SM5 54* & 60*
    Odyssey Works Red #1W S
  • deadsolid...shankdeadsolid...shank ClubWRX Posts: 14,671 ClubWRX
    I've gotten into the habit when traveling anywhere to always go to the proshop first and get checked in. Then go back to the car and get the clubs.
    Titleist 910 8.5
    Titleist 910 15*
    Titleist 910H 17*
    2-6 Mizuno MP-60, 7-PW MP-67
    SC GoLo
    Vokey SM5 52,58,62
  • DoyouevenbladeDoyouevenblade Members Posts: 168 ✭✭
    krtgolfing wrote:


    I had a Scotty putter lifted about 6 years ago I found him about 5 minutes later using it on the putting green. I told him we could either call the cops or he could just give it back. Thankfully I was not paired up with that guy that day, or I would have left the course. Now I leave my clubs in my car until after check-in and no issues.




    That is a bold thief.
  • br61br61 3x Hackin' Hall of Shame SW MissouriMembers Posts: 2,626 ✭✭
    edited Apr 30, 2018 #25
    andrue wrote:


    I'm glad I play golf in a civilised country image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />




    Not quite, I had my bag containing brand new Ping Zing2 irons stolen at Forest of Arden Golf Club in 1995 when I went inside to take a whiz after 9th hole. Those irons hadn't been released in England yet at that time.



    One other time, I had raw 588 lob wedge taken from my bag.
    My bag of hacking utensils;

    Titleist TS3 9.5 PX Even Flow White 6.0(45")
    917F2 16.5* Diamana D+ 80 stiff
    816H1 19 & 23 Speeder 8.8 stiff
    Z585 5-AW Modus 105 stiff
    J15CB 4-PW Modus 120 stiff
    TM MG Bronze, 52*, 56* & 60* Modus Wedge 115
    Bobby Grace LFI 43"


  • andrueandrue Members Posts: 1,161 ✭✭

    Sean2 wrote:

    andrue wrote:

    Sean2 wrote:

    andrue wrote:


    I'm glad I play golf in a civilised country image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />




    Just be careful what you say on Facebook. lol
    I've been programming computers since the early 1980s. I'm very IT literate. I don't have a Facebook account. Make of that what you will image/wink.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' />




    I don't either...or twitter, instagram, snapchat, etc. image/hi.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':hi:' />


    Me either. I abhor the social media cesspool. Wrx is the closest I get.
    I have a long history of activity on online forums. It goes back all the way to CompuServe. I'm currently most active on the General Discussion part of the DigitalSpy forums. Most of the site these days is devoted to all things media but GD remains a cesspit of random foolishness. Thread titles like 'Was Henry the Eighth a Waste of Space?' alongside 'When did you last see a rat?' it continues to amuse image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />
    Callaway Rogue Driver.
    Callaway Big Bertha OS Hybrids (3/4/5)
    Callaway Big Bertha OS Irons (6/7/8/9/PW/AW/SW)
    Callaway 60* Sureout wedge
    Callaway 64* Sureout wedge
    Ghost Spider Si 72 Putter
    Callaway Super Soft Yellow (White in winter).
  • Hawkeye77Hawkeye77 Countdown to The Masters! ClubWRX Posts: 17,721 ClubWRX
    edited Apr 30, 2018 #27
    LOL, who is stealing PINGs?



    Begging to be asked, sorry, and I've owned them and bought them for my wife/daughters.
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  • Lou04380Lou04380 Members Posts: 157 ✭✭
    edited Apr 30, 2018 #28
    krtgolfing wrote:


    I had a Scotty putter lifted about 6 years ago I found him about 5 minutes later using it on the putting green. I told him we could either call the cops or he could just give it back. Thankfully I was not paired up with that guy that day, or I would have left the course. Now I leave my clubs in my car until after check-in and no issues.




    How did you not club him with a 9 iron? I wouldn't be able to contain myself!
  • AMM315AMM315 Members Posts: 223 ✭✭
    Add them to your homeowners or renters policy?
  • vallygolfvallygolf Members Posts: 409 ✭✭
    I usually say a silent prayer and leave them out to get stolen......no matter how new, there is always something new to try. Never had any luck getting them stolen.image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />
  • oldsticksnewsticksoldsticksnewsticks Members Posts: 120
    Theft is more common than you would think. I tend to keep an eye on my bag including taking turns going into the clubhouse with a friend. I also tend to keep less flashy headcovers on my clubs.
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