While much consideration and research goes into the purchase of a set of golf clubs, often the bag gets overlooked. Either it came with the set or was maybe handed down from a relative. Despite its supporting role in the game, the golf bag is actually an important piece of equipment that can improve your overall experience on the course. The best women’s golf bag will be one that is well constructed and designed to fit your needs. Consider the follow factors when picking out a new bag to take to the course with you.
Walk or Ride? This the first question to ask yourself when shopping for a golf bag. If you are someone that typically walks the golf course, you will want a lighter bag. A golfer that usually rides around the course can afford to choose a larger, heavier bag with more storage capacity. Of course, most of us will play our rounds with a combination of walking and riding, but base your purchase on what you prefer to do and what you do most frequently.
Push or Carry? When you do walk the golf course, do you push your clubs on a three-wheeled cart or do you throw them on your back. If you carry, you want to be certain to find a ‘stand bag‘. Stand bags have fold out legs that automatically extend when you set the bag down. This makes the process of picking up your clubs all day much easier on your back. Also, make sure if you are going to carry your clubs that the bag has two straps – one for each shoulder. This will evenly distribute the weight of the bag on your back and make carrying your clubs a more enjoyable experience.
How Much Stuff? Some of us just like to take more supplies out on the course than others. Do you normally pack food, drinks, and three changes of clothes? If so, you better opt for the biggest bag you can find. Make sure the storage compartments meet your needs and are easy to access. Also, look for a padded jewelry compartment. This is a nice touch and a great place to put rings, watches, etc. while you play.
Travel Concerns. If you travel frequently to play golf, make sure the bag will work with a travel case and be easy enough to drag through airports. While a big bag can probably be stuffed into a travel case, don’t make it harder than it needs to be. By choosing a slightly smaller bag, you will make your travels easier and more enjoyable.
Think of a golf bag like a piece of luggage. It needs to have all of the necessary compartments to hold your stuff, be easy to move around, and well-built to last. I strongly recommend not skimping on your bag purchase, especially if your travel a lot with your clubs. A good bag should last for years and years, so think of it as an investment in your golfing future. Take good care of your bag, and it will take good care of you.