How to pack your golf clubs for travel

By Ryan Ballengee Jan. 5, 2022

Viktor Hovland arrived in Hawaii for the PGA Tour Sentry Tournament of Champions last Wednesday. His golf clubs didn't make it with him, though. And that's kind of bad for a professional golfer. Delta, which had them in Seattle, finally delivered them on Tuesday night.

Lost Clubs Found

Unfortunately, at least one of Hovland's clubs, his driver, was damaged en route to Hawaii. The head and driver shaft snapped above the hosel, rendering the shaft useless. And this is where we can learn from Hovland how to pack golf clubs for travel on airlines.

Just One Problem

If you use a soft-sided travel case for your golf clubs (and that's totally fine), then you can ensure the safety of them by: buying and using a stiff arm extension to give your clubs more room to breath, as well as unscrewing your driver and fairway wood heads from their shafts before packing.

How to Pack Clubs

Of course, there's no absolutely fool-proof way to guarantee your golf clubs get to their destination by air without damage. But, if you take the proper steps to protect your clubs, then you'll be able to go from the airport to the first tee without a problem.

Travel Happy