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Just last week, an airline was forced to make an apology after footage of baggage handlers mishandling clubs went viral.

“Nice of Delta to handle our clubs with such care,” the caption read from East Tennesse State men’s golf team with as players saw their clubs being hurled onto the ground after arriving for the NCAA Championships in San Diego.

The perennial problem with golf club transportation reared its head again on Monday evening. PGA Tour player Adam Hadwin was the latest to voice his dismay at an airline, this time with Air Canada.

Home favourite Hadwin is travelling to Ontario this week for the RBC Canadian Open at Hamilton Golf Club. It’s his first time back at the event after he was mistakenly taken down by a security guard whilst celebrating Nick Taylor’s win in last year’s renewal.

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Unfortunately for Hadwin, however, his clubs did not make the same journey. They were stuck over 1,000 miles away in Denver.

“I know most of you feel the same way I am right now when airlines mess up. I’ve been dealing with @AirCanada all day trying to get me clubs out of Denver,” he wrote on X.

“Been told one thing only for something else to happen. At this point they have sat in Denver for 20 hours without making it.”

Perhaps unsurprisingly, Hadwin’s wife Jessica was first to make light of the situation. Jessica, who has become somewhat of a golf social media sensation whilst following Adam on the PGA Tour, posted a meme of a flying car with the caption: “Me headed to get Adam’s clubs from Denver.”

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Hadwin then posted a further update, saying his clubs were now on the way to Toronto.

“Onto another flight to Toronto,” he added. “Unacceptable. It’s not as if Denver and Toronto are remote. Airlines need to do better.”

It’s not the first time a golfer has had a nightmare with their clubs in the build-up to a big tournament, and it certainly won’t be the last.

Hadwin, 36, finished T12 at the Canadian Open last year and is aiming to brush off travel trouble by becoming just the second Canadian to win his home title in 70 years.

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Ben Parsons joined bunkered as a Content Producer in 2023 and is the man to come to for all of the latest news, across both the professional and amateur games. Formerly of The Mirror and Press Association, he is a member at Halifax Golf Club and is a long-suffering fan of both Manchester United and the Wales rugby team.

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