Increase in airline baggage fees boosts ClubstoHire

Growth figures for golf club rental firm, ClubstoHire, coincide with baggage fee rise

Tony Judge

Renting golf clubs from ClubstoHire, the award-winning golf club rental company, is set to become an even more attractive option for travelling golfers following the news that Ryanair intends to increase baggage charges this summer.

The popular ClubstoHire service, allowing golfers to rent golf clubs from €35 per set per week at 16 European locations, has recorded sales growth figures up more than 40% this year.

The award-winning golf club rental company looks set to benefit further from Ryanair's announcement that it will increase its luggage fees by €20 this summer.

Quoted in the Irish Independent, Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary stated the airline intended to "keep increasing (luggage) charges until we get rid of (hold) bags."

Dublin-based ClubstoHire was set-up in 2010 to provide a service for golfers who wanted a cheaper and hassle-free option of taking golf clubs abroad as a number of budget airlines began to increase luggage fees for international flights.

Its co-founder Tony Judge estimates the company has saved more than 70,000 travelling golfers in excess of €3 million during its three-year existence.

"We're here to help travelling golfers and make sure they can still play across Europe for a reasonable price with some of the best clubs on the market," said Judge. offers sets of clubs from TaylorMade, Callaway, Wilson Staff and Mizuno.

Earlier this year, the easy-to-use website was re-launched to cope with the increasing number of users and it recently won the Vodafore Startup award for ‘Best Service'.

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