The average golf bag stands at 1,350mm. Why is it that every time you go to load the fecker in your boot you either have to go arse first at an angle or whip your favourite driver out and load him separately? Fear not as we have compiled a list of the five best cars (we can’t afford) to take to the golf club.
Possibly one of the most under-the-radar, ostentatious examples of wealth you are not likely to notice – until you hear it coming that is. The Maserati Quattroporte has a fine size 530 litre boot and it has enough room for five adults too, but you’ll rarely notice more than one person behind the wheel at any time (and he’s probably on his way to the golf club anyway). Fitted with a 523bhp V8 engine, you’re not likely to be late for your tee time either.
Mercedes S-Class Coupe
While the Maserati may wear the more luxurious marque, the S-Class Coupe screams ‘selfmade first guy in his family to make some real cash’. Everyone knows an expensive Merc when they see one, but as you waft your way up the golf club’s reassuringly long drive, you’ll be met by a car park with at least 10 other examples of your own very expensive Mercedes. While comfortably removing your clubs from your 400 litre boot, John will happily park alongside you in ‘his’ S-Class Coupe, except he specified the air-conditioned seats too, because he’s a fecker with a better handicap.
Range Rover Vogue
You just made your first million, you joined one of the best golf clubs in the country but discovered 80% of members have a penchant for expensive coupe Mercs, so you panic and buy a Range Rover Vogue instead. A great choice never the less as its 909 litre boot will hold the full four-ball and their clubs. As you make your way onto the fourth tee however and the conversation turns to cars and who’s got the bigger willy, you’re only too quick to discover that your Range Rover is the car of choice of each the wives of your faithful golfing partners. Back to the drawing board.
You want something practical. You’ve made a few quid but you don’t like to show it. The XC90 is still one of the best looking 4x4s on the market today with a luxurious and premium interior to match any in this list. As you’re not the type to shower at the club, you sit on the lip of your 451 litre boot removing your shoes in the car park after the game. Fellow golfers begin to take notice of your flashy new Volvo and you then begin to regret specifying those 22 inch diamond-cut alloy wheels. You just couldn’t help yourself.
The thinking man’s choice. You’re starting to progress in your career. Your monthly car allowance enables you to go large but you need something you can rely on. You know your cars and you know your golf. Your golf buddies will begrudge your consistent game as you effortlessly play to your handicap regardless of the number of weeks between games. They will scoff as you painlessly lob your golf clubs back into the 625 litre boot following the game (without even having to manoeuvre your third child’s pram). And you probably just won the money again.