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Redditor shares photo of golf bag after flight from Cabo and it looks like it was dropped out of the damn plane

January 08, 2024

Golf clubs and air travel go together like spaghetti and orange juice. Despite innovations like online check-in, in-flight Wi-Fi and more over the course of past decade, the airline industry still can’t get a set of sticks from point A to point B in one piece (or even at all). Every baggage handler on earth turns into Mr. Magoo when they see a brand-new driver headed to a far-off land. It’s practically a biological reaction at this point.

Don’t believe us? Just check out this post from a Redditor, who returned home after a recent golf trip to Cabo to find their buddies’ hard-shell (!) travel case waiting at baggage claim looking like this:

What the hell happened to this thing? Did it fall out of the plane, land at Jurassic Park and get chewed on by a T-Rex? Did Harrison Ford get in a katana fight in the cargo hold with a bunch of bad guys? Was this on that Alaska Airlines flight where the door ripped open, scattering people’s belongings across the Pacific Northwest like confetti?

Chances are we’ll never know what happened, but the good and frankly miraculous news is that clubs seem to have survived the ordeal. At the end of the day, that’s all that matters.