The tales of a golfer on the go's woes often begin with "airline baggage handlers" and ends with "broken clubs." It's a sad tale, yet one that needlessly plays itself out time and time again across the airports of the world. A golfer arrives, waits anxiously at the baggage claim, pulls his clubs off the track, and opens the zipper to his rain hood with trepidation. Have his favorite clubs survived or met an ugly fate?
The frequent golf traveler has no doubt invested in a golf travel bag. Travel bags fit over your standard bag - be it a cart or a stand bag - and offer additional storage and protection to your collection of sticks. Ogio, makers of some fine stand and carry bags, makes two travel bags: the Monster and the Straight Jacket.
I've spent some time recently lugging my clubs through airports in a Straight Jacket, and here's what I think.