Each and every traveling golfer’s nightmare is participating in out en masse appropriate now: golf clubs they cherish are becoming still left behind, stuck at the airport of their departure though they journey house.
Edinburgh Airport is the website of a quasi-club grave correct now, with the only thing outpacing the left-at the rear of luggage piling up is pics of the left-at the rear of luggage piling up. Twitter and Reddit are a minefield for individuals photos right now.
Tour professional Mackenzie Hughes was a person of the unlucky several. His family’s 8 baggage (such as his golf equipment) did not get there in Dublin following their fast flight from Edinburgh, as you could see from his Twitter action attempting to clear up it. Two Golfing.com staffers had their golf equipment both never ever get there in Edinburgh, or under no circumstances make it back to the States. A single of them has no clue exactly where his golf equipment even are.
The issue looks to be likely in both instructions as this came after weeks of golf clubs struggled to access Scotland to commence with. Tour pro Keith Mitchell dealt with a key delay in his golf equipment arrival just before the Scottish Open. The bag took a totally various route to Scotland than he did. Sooner or later they arrived in time for some observe rounds, but Viktor Hovland was not as fortunate, and PING staffers experienced to build a new established of clubs for him.
Jhonattan Vegas, who was touring with his spouse and children, was even fewer fortunate and had to enjoy the initial pair rounds at Renaissance Club with no his sticks. He gamed a 72-68 start out to make the minimize and eventually concluded T36. Just after competing in the Scottish Open and missing the slice in the Open Championship, Justin Harding was hopeful to keen to go on with his time. Only his clubs ended up evidently caught in Edinburgh as effectively.
Plainly the problem is rampant in the course of the golf entire world. Broadcaster Shane Bacon’s sticks took their sweet time getting to the United Kingdom, and only arrived in his fingers when a Superior Samaritan follower noticed his name on the vacation bag, scooped them up and brought them to St. Andrews. Barstool’s Sam ‘Riggs’ Bozoian has been out of golf equipment for months now as his bag acquired stuck at London’s Heathrow airport and has remained there since.
Bunkered, a British web-site devoted to golfing, has been tracking the missing/delayed baggage tale for a little bit and incorporated horror stories from some Problem Tour golfers in Europe, which you can read about listed here. They also reached out to the Edinburgh Airport for clarification on what has transpired, obtaining the pursuing statement:
“Although significant amounts of baggage had been predicted, the quantity of golf golf equipment which expected processing was significantly larger than forecast. This caused a delay in the baggage system yesterday and groups labored with dealing with agents to solve the problem.
“Measures had been put in position to rectify the problem and though all luggage have now been processed, sadly some things will be delayed arriving to their remaining spot.
“We are working with managing agents and airlines to enable them repatriate luggage with their owners. We thank travellers for their endurance throughout what are tough moments for the overall aviation market, and apologize for any inconvenience brought about.”
How will this predicament operate by itself out? Randomly, it appears. To this position, luggage has been missing, arrived at incorrect airports, been delayed or left hanging at baggage declare for days. If you’re among the unfortunate types, just don’t forget Jhonattan Vegas created the minimize without having his golf equipment.