The Basics On Golf Bags

By: Max Johnson

Are you looking to get some more exercise while you are playing golf? Many golfers do this by using a carry bags or stand golf bags. As the number of walking rounds increase, golf stand bags are the majority of all of golf bag sales.

Over the past few years, the manufacturers have been able to use different materials for the bags as well as to develop better bag strap technology to make many light-weight stand bags. Today, many of the total weight of these light-weight golf carry bags are around three and a half pounds.

In the late 70's, nylon was first used to make carry bags lighter than their predecessors. Not long after, Sun Mountain Sports introduced the Eclipse model. The eclipse model was special because it was the first bag that you could carry with a stand. When the golf bag is placed on the ground, spring activated legs would pop out and into place to support the bag. In 1996 and 1997, the sales of golf stand bags increased by forty five percent and have basically made a stand on all carry bags standard equipment.

Although the consumer wants their golf bag to be durable and fashionable, they are also demanding that they are also light as possible. Again, the current light-weight stand bags weigh give or take three and a half pounds. Today ballistic nylon, rich polyesters as well as woven twills are the materials being used to satisfy the consumer.

PGA Professional Stuart Lambert states "Today the manufacturers are not only looking for new fabrics to please their customers. In addition, you will see better systems to divide your clubs and to make it easier to get golf clubs in and out of stand golf bags."

Depending on what part of the country and how often you have the opportunity to play golf, most golfers are in the market every three to four years for a new golf carry bag. Options to consider for your next golf bag would include: full-length dividers, pocket configuration, weight and price range.

Advice from Stuart Lambert includes "While trying the golf bag on in the store, place a set of irons and a couple of woods into the bag. In addition, do not be shy and adjust the straps to fit your body. This will give you the true feel of the actual weight that you will be carrying while on the golf course."

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