If you are in the market for a new golf bag—whether it be your first bag, a new bag to replace an old one, or a gift for someone else—there are a few things that are important to consider. Choosing the right bag will not necessarily improve how well you play on the course directly. But having a bag that perfectly meets your needs will help facilitate you playing at your best.
A good bag does everything you want and provides the right amount of storage and features and is convenient. It does not get in the way, but rather helps you play your best. Again, the selection of the golf bag always depicts your personality. So, it is important to choose the bag carefully.
There are a few choices that you’ll need to decide between to find the perfect golf bag-
First, do you plan to walk the green, or ride a cart? The type of bag you carry for each will differ. If you play on foot, a stand carry bag is the most straightforward and most convenient. It comes with one or two shoulder straps (to carry on one or both shoulders) and has to fold-out legs that automatically swing under the bag when you set it down, to keep it standing. In the past several years, the modern golf carry bag has been equipped with ergonomic design and quality padded straps for added comfort. So, if you are using an old carrying bag, it is probably time to get a new one.
The other major type of golf bag is the cart bag, which used much as you’d expect: when you plan to ride in the cart rather than walk the course. The cart bag is not as comfortable to carry since this is not its purpose, but it also does not need to be as lightweight. It will generally have larger dimensions and have more pockets and extra compartments. With a cart bag, you can carry more balls, tees, gloves, towels, and maybe even a bottle of water and an extra hat.
The type of golf bag you buy should be based on what will work best for your game. Ask your friends what they have, or just keep an eye open when out on the course. Then head online to find the bag that has exactly what you’re looking for.