Understand your Relationship with TSA

By Dan Vukelich

How many love notes from the TSA do you need in your golf bag before you realize there’s something wrong with this relationship?

It took plenty of spilled balls and tees in the bottom of my travel cover, some experiments in packing and plenty of advice from my golf travel-writing brethren before I got my TSA pen pals down to the occasional “thinking of you” note.

First, understand the chemistry that drives this relationship: The same explosive compound that took down the Oklahoma City federal building in 1995 is the main ingredient in golf course fertilizers. More