Cart Golf Bags Are Often Over Looked

By: Mike Pedersen

When golfers are looking for equipment the importance of the cart golf bags are often overlooked. Being properly equipped while you are on the golf course is one of the most important things in determining if you will have a successful round. The last thing you need to happen is being in the middle of your round and not having exactly what you need because your bag does not properly hold everything you need.

Before you select a golf bag you need to know exactly how you plan to use it. Will you be using it while riding on a cart? Will you be carrying it while walking, or will you be pushing it on a handcart? Knowing the answers to these questions will help you select the correct size and weight.

Cart Golf Bags are made by dozens of manufacturers. Some of the major manufactures include Nike, Datrek, Bag Boy, Wilson, and Ogio. They also come in a variety of colors, sizes and weights. They are designed for the professional golfers and with the amateur man or woman golfer in mind. You can find them with your favorite college or professional sport team's logos and colors.

Before choosing any of the many types available here are some things to consider:
How many pockets are necessary to carry all your gear?
Is the strap padded and sturdy enough to allow me to carry the bag correctly?
Once it is fully stocked will it be light enough to carry for a full round of golf?
Is it weatherproofed?
If you plan to use a pushcart does it have all the correct attachments?
How many club dividers are built in for club organization?
Is there a rain hood/cover included?

The weight of each type of bag varies, most of them weigh between six and nine and a half pounds, empty.

The average price you can expect to pay varies. But if you plan to spend between $100 and $300 you will be in the ballpark to be able to purchase one that is top of the line. It really depends on if you want a "basic" golf bag, or one with all the bells and whistles. They now have options such as umbrella holders, ball holders, and bags that will actually keep a six-pack cool.

Also check out the manufactures warranty. Each company's warranty varies in length of time and what is actually covered in case of any necessary repairs.

Whether you are a man or woman, beginner or veteran the selection of a cart golf bags is enormous. Just make sure that you really know how you need it to function before you select one.

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