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Golf clubs, especially if you have a number of them, may not fit in your car’s backseat without touching (and therefore endangering) your door panels or even windows. Any pressure on the sides can result in the window or locking mechanism malfunctioning and putting pressure on the glass panel.
A big SUV or a station wagon will be able to easily fit golf clubs in the trunk or the back seat without any issues, but how can you get your golf clubs into your hatchback?
The problem becomes even more prominent if you own a smart or supercar.
On average, a golfing bag is roughly three cubic feet – something that an SUV or minivan can easily fit in. However, you may need to lay down the back seats to fit the bag in other smaller vehicles comfortably – and even then, you may have to pull the clubs out and store them separately.
If you want to store multiple sets of golf clubs or bags, you’ll most likely have to jam them against each other. There are some techniques and cars however, that can easily swallow your golf clubs and bag without having to cramp up the space.
There are also some smaller golf club options that you can go with, which can fit into almost every car quite easily. However, there are some other issues to consider with the club size as well.
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Will Golf Clubs Fit In A Car?
You can fit your golf clubs in a car neatly, but it may require some quick thinking and effort on your part. However, while this includes hatchbacks and other ordinary-use cars, the same can not be said about most sports cars, especially if you have a supercar.
Let’s take a closer look at what you’ll need to do to fit your golf clubs into your car without having to make any significant changes to it.
Will Golf Clubs Fit In Normal Cars?
Normal cars include hatchbacks and sedans you would use every day. Trunks like that of a Toyota Camry (not every Toyota will be able to hold the clubs), a few older Honda models, Kia, most Chevrolet models, Hyundai, and other brands should be able to fit your golf clubs with some smart organization skills.
You also need to consider whether it will be just you in the car or your significant other, a friend, or a coworker will also be joining you. If it’s just you and one other person, you would be better off folding the back seats. It will turn your car into a giant golf cart but with a much longer range.
Usually, there is a latch at the bottom or a handle on the top of the back seats that you will need to pull in to fold the seats. When pulling the seats back up, make sure the latch makes a click sound when it comes back into its position.
Don’t be shy here – you are supposed to apply some force and pull the seats in their original position with a bit of a jerk.
Now comes the tricky part – fitting the clubs. The length of an average golf club is 44.5 inches, with some going as high as 48 inches and others being 42 inches or less. Hence, there is no way you can fit your clubs in an upright position.
Your only option is to either lay the whole bag down with the golf clubs inside or lay the clubs out and arrange them accordingly. If you lay the whole bag down, you will find that the clubs will rattle against each other as you drive across bumpier roads.
You may end up damaging the clubs like this.
Laying the clubs flat will also make them rattle but against the floor. This is much less taxing on the clubs. As an added measure, though, it is best to avoid bumpy roads or drive slowly over them if possible.
In smaller cars, squeezing the golf clubs diagonally, i.e., from corner to corner, should do the trick. For example, in many Volkswagens (especially GTs), with the seats folded, there is just enough room to squeeze the clubs from corner to corner – such that the clubs will snugly touch the ends and won’t move.
Will Golf Clubs Fit In Sports Cars?
These include some of your usual sports cars, such as the Porsche 911, Porsche Boxster, Chevrolet Camaro, Corvette, and more. These will require a bit of creativity, and frankly, some chaos.
The clubs may not be able to line up as neatly as in your everyday-use cars.
Your drivers will not fit in a sports car, so get rid of them before you put your bag in diagonally. This should work with any saloon-style trunk lid. As for your drivers, you will need to put them in the seats behind, if any, or the small compartment-ish behind your and the passenger’s seat.
All you have to do is put the roof down and place your bag in front of the passenger’s seat for convertibles. If you are worried about the bag not being held to anything, you can place it on the passenger seat and put its seatbelt on.
Will Golf Clubs Fit In Supercars?
Things start getting messier here. Supercars may be a step too far, even if you consider the roomy Aston Martin DB11. Cars like Ferrari, Lamborghini, McLaren, Koenigsegg, and others will not be able to handle your golf clubs.
However, some cars have the bespoke luggage option. Almost every McLaren – starting from the F1 and F1 LM to McLaren GT have this option, where the luggage is purpose-built with your specifications. However, this would be a pricey venture.
WIll Golf Clubs Fit In SUVs?
Almost every SUV can fit golf clubs, but to make sure that it fits without you having to put the seats down, it will need at least 3 cubic feet of storage space. Usually, SUVs have more than enough space and height to store the bag and clubs.
Still, there may be a stepped trunk, common with two-door or sports SUVs. This means you may not be able to slide the clubs straight in as easily.
Four- and five-door SUVs, on the other hand, are much more capable of handling golf clubs and the bag. All you have to do is slide the clubs in via the rear passenger door and start driving.