Back in the day, there weren’t many options when it came to choosing a golf bag. The traditional designs consisted of a bulky, heavy bag to hold 14 clubs. It was cumbersome and inconvenient. But, thankfully we are living in 2019, and the humble golf bag has evolved considerably to make life on the course much easier.
There are numerous types of golf bags on the market offering a berth of features. When choosing a bag there’s no need to feel overwhelmed. It all depends on what your needs are. Here is our guide to help you get a taste for what’s out there.
This is one of the greater advancements in golf bag technology over the years. Nothing can ruin a game (or gear) faster than a heavy downpour. Waterproof bags utilize special materials with technology that keep water out and away from your stored clubs. Better yet, modern designs are lightweight, so you can rest assured that waterproof bags don’t lack functionality. This type of bag is great if you live in a region that receives frequent rainfall.
Pair this type of bag with a golf buggy or trolley and you won’t have to strain those arms carrying a bag around the golf course. It is also lighter in weight at 6 to 7 lbs. The cart bag concept is simple. It has a rubber base that allows it to stand up on a trolley and move without slipping. This is a good option if you do a lot of walking instead of riding around in a golf cart.
This bag has grown in popularity over the years for its convenience and lightweight design. A slimline shape makes it easy to store in a locker or a car, yet it holds 14 clubs without a problem. They are indeed easy to carry from hole to hole, but there is one drawback. This type doesn’t offer much protection against the elements, so you’ll want to use it on dry days and watch the weather forecast for rain.
As the name suggests, the stand bag features two retractable legs that allow a junior golfer to set the bag upright. It is also one of the lighter bags, weighing 5 lbs or less. This design is clever, because it makes it easy to find the club you need quickly from a standing position. It can features convenient straps designed to be worn as a backpack, so weight is equally distributed across the body. This bag is recommended for walking a course.