Finally some good news for Ireland-bound golfers who are fed up paying airlines a fortune to transport their clubs. Ryder Cup hero Paul McGinley has announced that the latest ClubstoHire.com store will open at Dublin airport on April 1.
McGinley, who is a partner in the company, said: “Ireland is a Mecca for golf visitors from across the globe who visit our shores to play some of the world’s finest courses.
“Airline charges for golf bags – particularly from the UK and other short-haul destinations – have become ridiculously expensive with up to €90 payable for a single set of clubs.
“I hope that ClubstoHire.com’s cost-effective solution, combined with our range of latest golf equipment and seamless online booking process, will encourage more golfers to visit Ireland and discover our world-class golfing portfolio.”
According to the company:
ClubstoHire.com is a unique concept which offers travelling golfers a massive saving on airline golf bag charges – and complete peace of mind. It promises the very latest equipment from big-name manufacturers such as TaylorMade and Callaway with rentals from as little as €35 per set per week.
McGinley said: “You can get the new white line of fairway woods because we’ve got all the latest gear. That was part of the deal we signed with manufacturers like TaylorMade, Callaway and Nike. They agreed to renew the stock every season.”
In addition, the Dublin operation will also see the introduction of an integrated transfer service, allowing golfers to make arrangements for collection of both clubs and party members at the airport and to be taken to their chosen destination.
The ClubstoHire.com model is already in place in European golfing hotspots, such as Faro and Malaga, and is on course to be established in several more European golf destination hubs by the end of 2011.
The company is also hoping to introduce the service at major US golfing destinations such as Orlando and Myrtle Beach.
■ Bookings for Dublin, Malaga and Faro can be made online at www.clubstohire.com.