Many of you wonder about shipping your clubs versus bringing them via the airlines. I have usually brought the clubs along on board since my Delta status means I don't have to pay extra.
But this week I had an international leg in the middle of the trip, so I tried out FedEx to ship my clubs. I consulted my friend MemphisUnited, and took my clubs to the local FedEx office.
I packed my gear in my Club Glove carry case. I used my StiffArm for protection to the driver and woods. This is key to make sure the shafts don't get compromised. I put covers on the heads of my irons. And finally I locked the bag with my trusty Brinks luggage lock.
The FedEx office weighed the bag (57.8 pounds) and filled out the paperwork. I insured it for the maximum $1000, and sent them FedEx Ground. I also set up for a signature on arrival. Total cost was $67.00.
As I tearfully watched my bag roll to the shipping area, the test officially began!
Yesterday, promptly at 2:00pm, the FedEx truck pulled up to my house. The clubs arrived with nary an issue. On time and on schedule! Ironically, while talking to the FedEx guy about the experience, the UPS man pulled up to deliver my latest shipment of FJ socks from Golf Locker.
So I am a 100% supporter of the "ship don't schlep" mindset now...... Well done FedEx!