Each touring golfer’s nightmare is taking part in out en masse proper now: golf golf equipment they cherish are being left behind, caught on the airport of their departure whereas they journey house.
Edinburgh Airport is the positioning of a quasi-club grave proper now, with the one factor outpacing the left-behind luggage piling up is photos of the left-behind luggage piling up. Twitter and Reddit are a minefield for those photos proper now.
Tour professional Mackenzie Hughes was one of the unlucky many. His household’s eight luggage (together with his golf equipment) didn’t arrive in Dublin after their fast flight from Edinburgh, as you might see from his Twitter exercise attempting to resolve it. Two GOLF.com staffers had their golf equipment both by no means arrive in Edinburgh, or by no means make it again to the States. One in every of them has no clue the place his golf equipment even are.
The difficulty appears to be entering into each instructions as this got here after weeks of golf golf equipment struggled to succeed in Scotland to start with. Tour professional Keith Mitchell handled a significant delay in his golf equipment arrival earlier than the Scottish Open. The bag took a totally totally different path to Scotland than he did. Finally they arrived in time for some observe rounds, however Viktor Hovland wasn’t as fortunate, and PING staffers needed to create a brand new set of golf equipment for him.
Jhonattan Vegas, who was touring along with his household, was even much less fortunate and needed to play the primary couple rounds at Renaissance Membership with out his sticks. He gamed a 72-68 begin to make the lower and ultimately completed T36. After competing within the Scottish Open and lacking the lower within the Open Championship, Justin Harding was hopeful to keen to maneuver on along with his season. Solely his golf equipment have been apparently caught in Edinburgh as properly.
Clearly the difficulty is rampant all through the golf world. Broadcaster Shane Bacon’s sticks took their candy time attending to the UK, and solely arrived in his arms when a Good Samaritan follower noticed his title on the journey bag, scooped them up and brought them to St. Andrews. Barstool’s Sam ‘Riggs’ Bozoian has been out of golf equipment for weeks now as his bag acquired caught at London’s Heathrow airport and has remained there since.
Bunkered, a British web site dedicated to golf, has been monitoring the misplaced/delayed baggage story for a bit and included horror tales from some Problem Tour golfers in Europe, which you can read about here. In addition they reached out to the Edinburgh Airport for clarification on what has occurred, receiving the following statement:
“Though massive quantities of luggage had been anticipated, the amount of golf golf equipment which required processing was far increased than forecast. This brought on a delay within the baggage system yesterday and groups labored with dealing with brokers to resolve the difficulty.
“Measures have been put in place to rectify the state of affairs and whereas all luggage have now been processed, sadly some gadgets shall be delayed arriving to their remaining vacation spot.
“We’re working with dealing with brokers and airways to assist them repatriate luggage with their homeowners. We thank passengers for his or her persistence throughout what are difficult instances for the complete aviation trade, and apologize for any inconvenience brought on.”
How will this case work itself out? Randomly, it appears. Thus far, baggage has been misplaced, arrived at incorrect airports, been delayed or left hanging at baggage declare for days. In the event you’re among the many unfortunate ones, simply bear in mind Jhonattan Vegas made the lower with out his golf equipment.