wins Digital/Online Startup of the Year

Congratulations to for winning Digital/Online Startup of the Year – at the Vodafone Startup Awards 2012 ! See full list of Winners here .

Digital ideas engineered and programmed the full web enviroment for as well as bringing them to #1 position in Google for the majority of their keywords across Europe.

Clubs to Hire picked up the Vodafone Online Start Up of the year at the awards ceremony on May 24th at the Burlington Hotel Dublin.

The category is strongly contested and is a real shot in the arm for the Dublin based Company.

Chief Executive Tony Judge said ‘We were delighted to be short listed for this award and to win it is just fantastic. We have invested heavily in our IT and golf product and this is true recognition that people are appreciating what we are doing’.

Clubs to Hire now operates at 12 European locations which are Antalya, Alicante, Murcia, Gran Caria, Tenerife, Gibraltar, Dublin, Malaga, Edinburgh, the Isle of Man, Lisbon and Faro.

The service is proving immensely popular with travelling golfers who are, otherwise, faced with prohibitive airline baggage charges and the hassle of lugging clubs to and from airports.

The business is on target to save its customers €1,000,000 on excess baggage charges during 2012 and we hope to open in another 4 European cities over the summer months.

Recently, Ryanair increased its charges for golf bags to a minimum of £/€100 per return flight, while, before the end of last year, Air Berlin raised its golf bag carriage charge to €100 return. And, with the majority of European carriers now charging upwards of £60 return, hiring a set of high-end clubs from makes enormous economic sense while also offering peace of mind.

A broad equipment range is offered from just €35 per week, with options available from TaylorMade (including the R11S driver and the new RocketBallz), Callaway, Wilson and MD Golf; all clubs are offered – left or right-handed, ladies and men’s – and hire is available from just one day to a full four weeks. For those wishing to travel extra-light, shoe hire is also available.

The service couldn’t be easier to use – just order on-line ahead of travel and pick up the hire set at the destination.

■ Bookings for all of’s 12 stores can be made online at