Holidaying in the Canaries? Plan to play some golf?
Well now there’s no need to get in a flap over the cost of transporting your gear.
Paul McGinley’s golf club hire operation, ClubstoHire.com, has opened stores on two of the largest of the holiday islands – Tenerife and Gran Canaria – adding to the existing stores at Antalya, Alicante, Murcia, Dublin, Malaga, Edinburgh, the Isle of Man, Lisbon and Faro.
Explains McGinley’s fellow director Tony Judge: “Nearly 13 million passengers use the airports at Tenerife each year, while the airport at Gran Canaria handles around 10 million.
“That’s an awful lot of people, many of whom may find themselves faced with excess baggage charges, particularly if they’re planning on playing golf while they’re away.
“And that’s where ClubstoHire.com comes into its own; if only a quarter of 1% of those passengers are looking to carry golf clubs, renting from us could save more than €1.7 million – that’s a staggering figure and shows just how exploitative the airlines have become.”
Ryanair recently increased its charges for golf bags to a minimum of £100 per return flight, while Air Berlin has also raised its charge to €100 return. And, with the majority of European carriers now charging upwards of £60, hiring a set of high-end clubs from just €35 is the best way to keep your wallet that little bit healthier.
Brands currently teamed up with ClubstoHire.com include Callaway, Wilson, MD and TaylorMade, including the R11S driver and the new RocketBallz. All clubs are offered left or right-handed and hire is available from just one day to a full four weeks. For those wishing to travel extra-light, shoe hire is also available.
Bookings for all of ClubstoHire.com’s 11 stores can be made online at www.clubstohire.com