Whether you are sending a single club, or a full set of clubs, here is everything you need to know to get them ready for shipping. You may be a golfing enthusiast sending your clubs ahead of you on a golfing weekend or you may have just replaced your driver with a TaylorMade R15 at a pricey £399 and want to sell your old one. Whether you are Tiger, Rory or just enjoy hacking round a course with your mates, looking after the tools of your trade is important right?
To make things simple for you we have split this guide into easy-to-follow tips and tricks, including
We have also included money saving tips on packaging materials as well as the best home-sourced materials you can use as alternatives. Any questions? Leave them in the comment section below or call our customer helpline on 08448804558.
Let’s start with packing a single club. If you have sold it, the last thing you want is for it to be damaged in transit. The first thing you need to know before choosing your packaging is the size of your golf club. There is no standard length for a golf club, but for the purposes of this guide, we’re going to package a driver that is 115cm long, with a head that is 10cm long. You could just drop your club into a suitably sized cardboard box, and chances are it could reach its destination safely. Maybe that’s ok with a battered old 7-iron but what about that expensive Calloway driver?
What Material do You Need to Package a Golf Club?
How Do You Package a Golf Club?
Ultimately, the strongest box is the best box, and a new box is stronger than a used one. The variety of cardboard boxes available is far wider than you may think. Most suppliers have them in single and double wall – as a rough guide, single wall boxes are usually good for anything up to 10kg, while a double wall can hold up to 30kg. Usually, for just the one club, a single wall box will suffice. Again, however, if you’re sending your club abroad, you may want to think about the extra protection a double wall box will provide, as your parcel will inevitably be subject to more bumps and knocks.
Long boxes are available that will be more than large enough for our needs. We found single wall boxes measuring 150 x 150 x 1200mm in packs of 15, with prices starting at £18.87 a pack – that’s around £1.25 a box. Double wall versions will set you back from as little as £1.90 each – not bad for a strong bit of packaging suitable for export.
If you need to send a whole golf bag, complete with clubs you will need to wrap each club individually in the described fashion above. Once each club is wrapped in 2 inches of bubble wrap and securely taped with packaging tape, return the Golf clubs to their bag. You can get boxes to fit, but given the size – a standard bag is going to be about 1270 x 300 x 250mm. As the bag is providing extra cushioning for the clubs anyway, you might be better off wrapping it in bubble and then topping that with a layer of corrugated paper, or even some scrunched and bunched brown paper.
How to Pack a Golf Club in an Old Box
Prices quoted are from Davpack.