I'll be taking Amtrak in roughly two weeks and will be bringing along my clubs as I plan on playing some golf at my destination. Unfortunately, Amtrak requires you to check golf-clubs...and I won't be able to carry them on.
The cover for my bag snaps on at four points, and as a test I snapped it on, flipped the bag upside down, and gave the bag a few shakes. The cover didn't show any signs of falling off or coming undone.
Should this be sufficient? I've watched them load luggage into the checked baggage car and I haven't seen any throwing bags around like they do at airports. Since they're charging me an extra 5 or so bucks since it's a "special item," should the cover be enough?
How do you guys transport your clubs? Does anyone have any experience with clubs on the train?