Press Release08/03/11 - Globe Sports
Golf Travel Made Easy
ClubGlove's new Train Reaction System allows golfers to smoothly pull as many as three pieces
If you’re a golf traveller you’ve probably had the Marley’s Ghost moment-- dragging clubs through an airport as if pulling a long, weighty chain behind you. The combination of a golf bag plus suitcase and carry bag leaves you without a hand for the infernal boarding pass and ID, let alone a beverage or phone.
But the ergonomic types in the travel-baggage industry have been hard at work turning your slog through security into a comfortable experience. New train systems allow golf travellers to smoothly pull as many as three pieces (including golf bag) with one hand, leaving a free hand for documents or snacks. Plus, the new train systems are tough enough for the baggage smashers on the tarmac and flexible enough for the overhead bins in the plane.
The three-part system I’ve been using for almost three years is created by ClubGlove, which has Canadian distribution though GolfTown and some custom shops. On a recent trip through the Okanagan Valley and Vancouver, it was clearly the most efficient and eye-catching of all the baggage systems of the the golfers on the trip.
There are many good brands of lightweight bag, including Ogio, Sun Mountain and Nike. Prices range from $100 to $250 depending on the sophistication of the bag. About the only thing the baggage can’t do is improve your short game. That’ll be your own chain to drag through life.
Bruce Dowbiggin grew up in Montreal, lived for a good spell of his working life in Toronto, and moved to Calgary near the beginning of this decade to write a general sports column for the Calgary Herald. He is also a successful author, having published five books including the latest, Meaning of Puck: How Hockey Explains Modern Canada and he's won two Gemini Awards as a sportscaster. Bruce's column on sports media appears exclusively on globesports.com. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and on twitter @dowbboy