Flight Bag Tested
Make: Sun Mountain
As I get out of my cab at Gatwick airport and unload my case and golf bag, which is wrapped up snugly in Sun Mountain’s new ClubGlider Journey travel bag, I pull out what can only be described as the bag’s undercarriage. With a quick pull down and out, I have another set of wheels to help me manoeuvre my golf travel bag up the moving travelater, into the lift and into the departure lounge.
It’s about the simplest, most hassle-free journey I have ever made with any golf flight bag. Case on wheels in one hand, golf flight bag in the other – “simples”. And it really was. Judging by the number of looks and enquiries from fellow golfers, I don’t think I was the only one impressed with how easy this bad boy was to move around.
In fact, on my recent trip to Florida, Streamsong Resort, Sawgrass Resort, Reunion resort, Gasparilla and South Sea Island, the same question was asked repeatedly: “Who makes that and where can I get it from?”
The Sun Mountain ClubGlider not only has standard wheels at the bottom of the bag, it also has extendable legs and pivoting castor wheels, which makes it so much easier to handle and control. This means no golf clubs pulling your arms out of your shoulder socket – or putting your back out – before you break out the polo shirts and shorts and get to play!
There are also two-way heavy-duty zips that you can padlock together; internal straps to hold your golf bag in place; padding to protect your golf club heads; and two internal pockets to take shoes, balls, sun cap etc.
When fellow golfers on both sides of the pond approach you to ask where you got your golf travel bag from, you know you’re on to a winner. It was so easy to load up with my clubs and accessories – and I had my camera tripod in there too.
Add to that the ease with which you can get to the airport, into hotel lifts and your room, and it really is hassle-free. So, if you’re looking for a golf travel bag or thinking of updating your existing one, I would highly recommend the Sun Mountain ClubGlider. You will be more than glad you did – it really is a revelation and you will wonder how you travelled without it.
For more information on how to purchase a Sun Mountain ClubGlider bag RRP £149 $250, go to