The Miata is a popular car, it is known for its small size, lightweight, and modernism. Originally designed as a sports car, it found popularity in Europe, however people around the globe now love this car. Its small size will, however, justifiably raise the question of if it will fit a large amount of luggage, for example, golf clubs.
Men’s standard-sized clubs can fit in the passenger seat of an MX-5 Miata or on the passenger side floor. They can’t fit in the boot in models newer than 2009, in spite of having 4.59 cubic feet of space, as they are too short. Unless, of course, the owner is willing to damage the interior of the boot.
Keep reading to find out how to fit golf clubs into a Miata and how damaging the boot may allow for golf clubs to fit.
Many golf club bags are the same size however, it is worth measuring them in comparison with the Miata’s boot size to ensure they’ll fit. In addition to this, golf club bags with additional sections or add on’s including trolleys will be larger in size so take this into consideration.
Golf club bags are usually 36 inches in length. This is without golf clubs so take into account another 10-15 inches in length for clubs. The boot of a Miata, however, is roughly 21 inches in length, therefore with a difference of 15 inches, standard golf bags will be much longer than the Miata’s boot and with added clubs, it can be over 24 inches taller than the boot.
In addition to this, the golf clubs can’t be laid down, as from wheel to wheel the newer Miatas’ boots are only 28 inches long. This is still too small for the 36-inch length of the golf club bags.
Therefore, the average size of golf bags in comparison to the Miata’s length means that there is no way they can fit into the boot without any modifications
The Miata is a popular car, however, with its small size, fitting large items such as golf clubs can pose an issue. Golf clubs will not fit in the boot of a Miata without damaging the car, however, they can easily and safely fit in the passenger seat. It’s the only other place you can actually possibly put your clubs, so why not give it a go?
To fit golf clubs in a Miata they need to be placed either on the passenger seat or on the floor of the passenger side. If you put them on the seat, take care to use a floor mat the protect the seat from scuffs, dirt, scratches, etc. and remove the drivers from the bag to ensure the rest of the set fits on the passenger seat. Then lean the seat back so that the bag doesn’t move around or slide off. You can put the drivers you took out on the left side of the seat on the floor, resting on the center console. This also ensures that your vision of the rear window isn’t impaired by the longer clubs.
The other thing you can do is just set your entire golf bag on the floor of the passenger side and lean the bag against the seat. Again, just make sure that visibility isn’t impaired to avoid crashes.
It is easy to fit golf clubs in the passenger seat of a Miata, however, the downside is that with Miata’s already being a 2-seater car, using one seat for a golf bag means no one else can ride in the car with you.
Although the sports car and golfing industries are not exactly in partnership with each other, which would save us all trouble, there are certainly variations of golf clubs that can fit in the 4.6 – 5.3 cubic feet of cargo space in the Miata series.
If you have a 2006-2209 model of the Miata, you’ll have more cargo space and can actually fit most of your standard-sized clubs in the boot, including the woods, if you take them out of the bag and lay them beside the rest of the golf clubs. Your driver will still have to go to be placed upfront.
Owners of newer models, on the other hand, will only be able to fit their standard
- And irons.
Even women’s sets won’t all fit, and they’re usually an inch shorter from men’s standard clubs.
Whole golf club sets that can fit in the boot of the newer Miatas are really reduced to only include junior sets and collapsible/telescopic sets.
Now, if you’re truly determined to fit your clubs in the boot of your more modern Miata, there is one way to make that happen, you’re just probably not going to like it as the car owner.
Unfortunately, without damaging the car, there is no way to fit standard golf clubs in the boot of the Miata. However, if you are willing to damage the car, the bag and clubs can fit.
The Miata’s boot, however small in size, boasts depth. The Miata’s boot is surprisingly deep, with the most shallow parts being 12 inches. This depth is exacerbated by the large load lip. If the boot was a few inches longer in length, one set of golf clubs could easily fit in, with the boot closing easily as the boot is much deeper than the bag lying down. These few inches in length can be made. Here’s what you need to know and what you’ll have to do.
The Miata’s boot has a soft interior lining. Cutting and removing this lining will add additional room in the boot. The golf club bag can now fit into the boot without clubs in. Big deal, the bag was able to fit before. Stay with me, there’s more.
The shorter clubs can be placed into the boot under the bag and the bag should then fit snuggly into the boot. It may require a little effort to push the bag with the remaining golf clubs in, especially with the high load lift on the boot, but with patience, you can accomplish your goal.
But even with this plan, the longer golf clubs such as the driver will still need to be placed on the passenger seat.
So, yes, a standard-sized golf bag and golf clubs CAN fit in the boot of a Miata. However, it will require damaging the lining of the car and some effort to squeeze all the items into the car. Now you just have a broken boot lining. Sometimes determination is just detrimental. If you try this technique, make sure to do so safely and measure the area being cut to make sure it is completed correctly and worth your time and effort.
Golf clubs can fit in a Miata, without modifications to the car the bag can fit easily on the passenger seat, however for those who are willing to damage the boot, they can fit in the boot with the lining removed. Larger clubs such as the driver will still need to be placed on the passenger seat.
When using the boot to pack clubs no room will be left and only one bag will fit however using the passenger seat will mean only one person-the driver, can use the car at any time. Take this into consideration when fitting the clubs into the car.