Choosing the Right Golf Bag for you

By: Alex Bezborodko

Golf bags are one of the most important elements of a comfortable golf experience. If you have the wrong golf bag you are bound to be miserable if it's too heavy, too long, too short, or doesn't have enough space for all of your clubs and golf gear. Finding the right golf bag can take some time, so it's good to think about what you really need, what you want, and even plan for additions to your golf gear in the future. Many golf pros suggest starting out with a very basic bag and growing from there as you determine your golf style and what you need and expect from a bag. Golf bags are like almost anything else in golf, there are premium bags and very simple bags and everything in between with prices to match. What works best for you may not work best for someone else, so don't take the word of another golfer as gospel, research your options and then invest.

One of the most popular golf bags is the Optima 9 Deluxe cart bag. This golf would definitely fit into the premium end of things, though it will cost you less than $150. The Optima 9 golf bag is great because it offers a 14-way divider system so that you know where each club is when you are looking for it. This divider system will not only make playing more fun, your gear will also be more organized so you are less likely to lose things. This bag is its own cart and it has a strap guidance system that allows you to easily pull this cart/bag behind you as you make your way through the course. The wheels are quite steady so there is no need to worry about spillage or anything of the sort. This impressive bag also offers a rain and travel hood, so your golf bag truly can go anywhere with you. The Optima 9 Deluxe also boasts seven easy access pockets, which are important for things like gloves, a hat, sun screen, tees, and anything else you may carry with you while golfing that you won't want to have to dig for. Many consider this the best golf bag on the market, as it does offer quite a bit in the way of features and functionality. As an added bonus this exquisite golf bag also offers a cooler pocket and a putter tube.

The Bang stand bag is also quite popular for those that don't necessarily need something as luxurious as the Optima mentioned above. While this is not as luxurious as the Optima this is still a great bag that has its own metal frame that acts as a stand. No longer do you have to lay your golf bag on the ground as you go about your day on the course, now your clubs will be well protected and will not have to bang around in your bag as you drop it to the ground. This is also a very affordable bag considering that it is very light weight and is a great golf stand bag.

A golf travel bag may also be ideal for you depending on where you golf and when. If you like to travel around the country to experience new courses a travel golf bag is definitely in order. These are typically hard sided bags that will protect your golf clubs and gear as you travel from city to city aboard a plane, train, or even in the car. A travel bag will run you about $130 but is more than worth the investment considering how much money you have probably put into all of your gear that you keep in your bag.

A golf bag is truly a personal choice, and with so many options on the market you'll have no problem finding the one that is right for you. While some of the bags may be a bit pricey sales and online vendors can save you quite a bit of money while offering quality equipment. Your golf bag is something that you should feel comfortable with, no matter what the style.

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