Tips On How To Buy A Golf Bag

By: Jim Johnson

There is seemingly no end to the variety and styles of golf bags that are available for sale these days. There is something out there for just about every kind of golfer imaginable. And choosing the right golf bag is an important decision, as it will be carrying some very expensive equipment for you as you play.

So what should you be looking for if you are in the market for a new golf bag? Well first and foremost, it must be able to competently carry and handle the golf equipment that you have. The next consideration is how light and portable the golf bag is. So let's take a look at the various kinds of golf bags that are available and see what you can expect from each one.

Golf bags today come in an incredible variety of sizes and the very largest bags tend to be the most expensive too. They often will have a brand logo on the side and can be very fancy affairs. These are often referred to as staff bags. They very easily handle the number of clubs that most people take with them on the golf course, as well as almost any other kind and accessory that you can imagine. You'll usually find plenty of storage space in several pockets located all over the outside of the bag.

However, the big drawback to these large bags is their size and weight if you intend on carrying your bag around the course. All you have to do is just try to carry a bag this size through one round of golf and you'll understand why most walkers prefer a lighter bag. They can work very well though if carried on a motorized golf cart instead, but they may overwhelm a pull behind cart.

The next size down in golf bags are often referred to as cart bags and they are generally smaller, lighter, and easier to handle than the large staff bags are. They still usually have plenty of storage space for all of your golf equipment and for your most important golf accessories as well. They also will work well on a motorized golf cart, or even on a pull behind cart. These bags may also be carried on the course, but you'll need to be in pretty good shape to carry it for the entire round. Some cart bags are now also coming with built in stands that allow you to prop the bag up if you are carrying it, which is a nice feature.

Another type of golf bag is the extremely lightweight kind that is really only meant to carry enough golf clubs for the round, a few balls and tees, and not much else. They are usually made out of extremely light material, either cloth or another lightweight fabric, and these bags can often be carried around the course fairly easily. But in using these kind of bags you do sacrifice storage space.

Regardless of which bag you choose you want to be sure to protect your golf equipment while it is in the bag. This is best done by buying a good set of clubhead protectors to keep your clubs from damaging each other as they move around in the bag. Another good suggestion for protection of your clubs in the golf bag is having plastic shaft covers to keep your shafts from clanging against each other as the bag is transported.

So there are plenty of selections to choose from when you want to buy a new golf bag. Just review the tips listed above to help you make the right decision on which golf bag will work best for you.

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