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Should I ship my clubs?
So like the title says...I'm going to Hawaii in March with the Wife and 3 kids. Do you think it would be eaiser to ship the clubs or just take them on the plane? If I choose to ship them do I use fed-ex or is there a cheaper way?

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I would advise that you completely familiarize yourself with the baggage policy of the airline you are using just so you know what to expect. It is possible to check golf clubs and keep them under the size/weight threshold that becomes "oversize/overweight" however the exact policy varies from carrier to carrier. You might also want to check the lost luggage policy and supplement your insurance if needed.

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I alwasy travel with my bag. I went to maui last late February with NO problem at all. It's cheaper, and it's nice to know they're right there with you. My suggestion, if you don't already have a bag, is a club glove. They also make a device (can't recall the name) to put in the bag and it protects your clubs in case they're dropped on the top. Enjoy, and let me know if you need any suggestions for Maui, Big Island, or Lanai...Golf, restaurants, etc.

 

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So like the title says...I'm going to Hawaii in March with the Wife and 3 kids. Do you think it would be eaiser to ship the clubs or just take them on the plane? If I choose to ship them do I use fed-ex or is there a cheaper way?

 

Thanks,

 

DBOGEY

 

I took mine on my honeymoon to Maui in August. Using a ClubGlove, It cost about $50 roundtrip. If you are only going to play one round, most courses have rentals. It won't save you money, but it beats dealing with them at the airports/hotels.

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For me, it would depend on how many rounds I thought I could play. If I were only going to get one round in, I would probably just rent clubs. I hate rental clubs but I also hate dragging clubs through the airport and paying extra to take them. Considering that you are taking 2 adults and 3 children, you will have plenty of bags to keep track of. Remember, you are also going to come back with more stuff than you take(Experience talking here). IF you are going to get to play multiple times, take your own clubs. Get a good travel bag and protect your clubs.

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Thanks for the replies.

 

I traveled plenty of times with them.....I'll probably play mulitple rounds so I guess I'll just pack up the Club glove and deal with it. Can't wait to get there!!!

 

We're staying at The Fairmount so plenty of golf right there.....any other suggestions for golf, restaurants, things to do with the kids (13 and 10 yr old twins) are welcome!

 

Thanks,

 

Dbogey

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If you take them on the plane with you, follow these steps.

1. Read the policy in regards to lost luggage. Definately insure. Purchase extra to make sure you are fully covered.

2. Take pictures of all items before you pack them away. Maybe even go as far as to submit these to the airport with a list of items that are in the bag when you check in/or insure your luggage.

3. Dig up any reciepts (If you don't have them on hand already) These will be neccesary if for some reason they become "lost"

4. Make sure you purchase a quality Travel Case. Hard would be best.I would also suggest you make "stand out" from the million other black hard cases out there. Bright colored strip of duct tape or something along those lines.

5. Make sure your name and address are clearly labeled on your bag. Maybe in a couple of places, and I also reccomend having your personal contact info attached directly to your golf bag as well, if for some reason the outside tags become un-attached. (mabye even stick a copy of your flight schedule in there with it)

6.When it is time to claim your bags, make sure you hurry down there and be there when the luggage comes out. I have found that no one really police's these areas and they are right next to the exit where you could grab a bag and be in a cab before anyone noticed. Sad, but there are people in this world who steal.

 

Maybe seems a little over cautious, but I learned the hard way. Good luck and have fun playing those courses!

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