Golf and RVing go hand in hand. What’s better than finding a nice resort that just so happens to be very near a championship 18-hole course? The thing is, golf clubs aren’t small, and in an RV they can take up valuable space—especially if you store them correctly. And as they’re a serious investment, you should always store them correctly.
Use the following tips to develop a successful golf club storage system that will make your golfing road trips stress-free and easy.
Packing golf clubs—or anything, for that matter—is easier when your RV has enough space to accommodate them. Most Newmar coaches come with plenty of storage space and multiple floor plan options, so you can find the one that best fits your traveling needs.
The right floor plan means more space for you. It also means you don’t have to subject your clubs to being shoved into a cramped RV. You can instead give them plenty of space to breathe.
For travel, a golf club bag can make all the difference in the world. There are many different kinds of golf club bags available, but two of the most common are tour bags and roller bags.
While you may want a tour bag or roller bag for your day on the links, these bags are not ideal for storing your golf clubs in the long term. For that, you will want a golf travel bag. A travel bag will keep your clubs the most secure and safe during travel out of all the other types of bags.
Make sure that you get the right-sized bag to accommodate your clubs and all the other things you wish to store. Too small of a bag can put undue pressure on your clubs and cause them to break. On the other hand, too big of a bag will cause them to roll around and may damage them as well.
Packing your golf bag starts with maintaining your clubs. Before packing golf clubs for travel, make sure that your clubs are dry and clean. Remove any dirt or water.
You can also polish your clubs so that they maintain their luster and integrity while in storage. Polishing is part of the necessary maintenance required to keep clubs at their best anyway, so doing so before storing in your RV will have them ready for when you’re at your destination.
Do not store your golf clubs in the trunk of a car or a similar space in your RV. Areas like trunks can cause your clubs to crash around and damage one another. Extreme temperature changes can also be harmful for your clubs.
It’s best to store your clubs somewhere in your RV, where the space is climate controlled. Secure them so that they won’t come into contact with each other or be hit by other objects.
You also don’t want your clubs causing damage to anyone else. Try to keep them out of aisleways or areas where people frequently walk, so no one will trip over them. Internal storage compartments are great for this, as are small closets for gear. A lot depends on what your RV has to offer for storage areas.
The way you pack your golf bag makes a big difference in how safe and secure your clubs are during transit.
Nobody wants to arrive at a great golf destination with broken clubs or misplaced items. All of this can be avoided with a little planning before leaving for your trip.
To plan a great golf getaway, check out this guide to RV-friendly golf courses.