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Shipping golf clubs internationally

There may be many reasons why you are thinking of shipping golf clubs internationally. Perhaps, you’re playing in a tournament, going on a golfing holiday, or even selling them to someone overseas.

Whatever the reason, you want to be confident that you don’t pay too much for transporting your clubs, and that they arrive safely and on time at your chosen destination.

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The cheapest way of sending your clubs abroad

Taking golf clubs abroad as part of your luggage may seem like an obvious choice for travellers. However, most airlines have a strict luggage allowance. You can expect to be charged for every kilo that you are over your allowance.

Baggage allowances can vary according to the airline and ticket type (e.g. business class, economy, etc.) Some airlines will allow golf clubs as part of the overall allowance, but that then restricts how much else you can take.

Other airlines do not allow the inclusion of golf clubs within luggage allowances and will charge passengers extra for taking them. How much will vary between airlines. You’ll also need to factor in the cost for return travel with a set of clubs.

Other factors to consider include whether there are any size restrictions in respect of what you can take, and making sure you have appropriate insurance.

An easier and affordable alternative for sending golf clubs

Shipping your golf clubs in advance of your travel plans is often cheaper, easier, and more convenient. By opting for a courier, you can pack and send your golf clubs before your flight, so you won’t have to worry about being encumbered with bulky baggage at the airport.

If you choose a courier, you’ll normally have a choice of destinations as well as different delivery times. For example, if you’ve left things to the last minute, you may want next-day delivery, or a two-day option for countries further afield.

For those planning well in advance, you can also opt for standard international delivery, which will be more affordable and takes a little longer.

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How much does it cost to courier golf clubs?

The cost of shipping your golf clubs will depend on a few factors including:

  • the size and weight of your clubs
  • the destination to which you are sending them
  • which shipping option you choose.

You will need to ensure you have the weight of your golf bag and clubs recorded correctly, as well as the height, width, and length of the bag with clubs inside. These dimensions will be necessary to obtain a shipping quote.

Normally, the cost of shipping your golf clubs will be significantly cheaper than transporting them as part of your luggage.

Packing your golf clubs

Packing items for shipping is also an essential part of making sure they arrive safely. Start by packing the individual clubs, paying attention to protecting the individual club heads. Bubble wrap or other protective wrapping is a good solution for this.

Once the clubs are wrapped, make sure you pack the bundle of clubs together securely as you don’t want them rattling around inside your golf bag. Pad out any gaps within the bag and then pack the whole thing into a durable travel box.

Pad out the travel box to reduce movement. Seal it securely with packaging tape and make sure it is properly labelled. A good courier will provide pre-printed labels to ensure you include the correct information.

Depending on the courier service you have chosen, you should then be able to drop your golf clubs off at a convenient location for delivery to your chosen destination.

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Choose a reliable courier

Every day at Impact Express, our specially trained staff work with our courier partners to ensure valuable consignments, like golf clubs, arrive safely and on time to more than 220 countries across the globe.

In addition to a choice of dispatch services, we also offer end-to-end tracking of shipments and the ability to manage deliveries using a smartphone app.

We also offer insurance for the shipment of golf clubs and other items of high value.

For a reliable shipping estimate, use our online quote tool. Alternatively, begin your international golf club shipping experience by getting in touch with the Impact Express team today.

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