Nightmarish visions at Edinburgh Airport

The anxiety related to the delivery of his golf bag is a well-known evil for most golf and travel enthusiasts that we all are. But the day after The Open, it was downright nightmares for the owners of the luggage piled up on top of each other in the hall of Edinburgh’s Scottish airport!

On Monday evening and Tuesday morning, photos of covers containing the golf bags of hundreds of players piled up in the terminal several hours after their owners reached their destination went viral on social media.

With the sequence ofScottish Open and The Open, a large number of avid golfers have recently made the trip to northern Britain to combine business with pleasure. That is to say, attend the festivities of the 150th The Open in history and play a few rounds in the cradle of golf.

In this chaos, it is especially necessary to have a thought for the many pros who have not been spared and who must imperatively recover their working tools as quickly as possible.

Many pros impacted

15 days ago already, the Venezuelan from PGA Tour jhonattan vegas was forced to play the first two rounds of the Scottish Open without his clubs, which did not prevent him from crossing the cut.

The Argentinian pro Jorge Fernandez Valdeswho played at the British Open at St. Andrewsposted a comment on Twitter and tagged both the airport and the airline Ryanair in order to point the finger at the situation.

The Scottish Bradley Neilwho was traveling to Germany to compete in the Big Green Egg German Challenge on the Challenge Tourdetailed his misadventure.

The volume of golf clubs was much higher than expected

airport spokesperson

Neil explained that his plane was waiting on the tarmac already 1h30 late and that the pilot had admitted that only 50% of the baggage had been loaded. On arrival he confirmed his suitcase was with him but his clubs had been left unattended.

An Edinburgh Airport spokesperson tried to justify himself: “The volume of golf clubs was much higher than expected. This has caused a delay in the baggage handling system and teams of handling agents are working to resolve the issue. »

This is the first time that such chaos has occurred at the Scottish airport, which is quite accustomed to this kind of “golf rush” with the development of golf tourism during the summer period.

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