TSA Comes Through For Traveling Golfers!

March 6, 2013

How many times have you checked in your golf clubs with an airline due to the enticement of vacation golf?  Now, how many times have you received your clubs only to find your precious Scotty Cameron to have a new idiot mark on it that you didn’t put there?  JK and I have had that experience all too often.  In fact, JK used to carry a special travel putter just so his gamer wouldn’t get nicked by TSA.

Well, JK, TSA now agrees with us that this is ridiculous.  Beginning April 25, passengers on U.S. flights will be allowed to carry on — among other things — up to two golf clubs.  This marks a huge win for reticent golfer who would have rather rented “clubs” at the course than check or ship his own.  There are obviously 12 more reasons to keep fighting, but for now, we have two reasons to be very excited.  Also, please be advised, this rule does not appear to apply to international flights.  Those of you traveling abroad for your golf will still have to check the Big Dog and Lola.

I am also particularly excited because TSA will now allow me to to carry on include pool cues!  If you think golfers are anal about their equipment, go talk to a pool junkie.  Also, for you knife enthusiasts, you can carry on a retractable blades shorter than 6 centimeters (2.36 inches) and narrower than 1/2 inch.  Why the two different metrics, you ask?  I guess TSA really just wants to use both sides of that ruler.  Enjoy!

http://www.pga.com/news/golf-buzz/tsa-permit-golf-clubs-us-planes

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One Response to “TSA Comes Through For Traveling Golfers!”

  1. JK Says:

    Too little too late, as far as I’m concerned. Thank you TSA for ruining about $600 worth of putters for me.

    To answer your question, because TSA is a bunch of idiots.


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