You might be a golf beginner looking for your first set of golf clubs and equipment or a pro shopping for upgrades, but all will agree that golf bags for beginner golfers are essential in the game.
Next to golf clubs, a golf bag is one of the most important golfing equipment there is.
It is considered a necessity.
A good golf bag will lessen your worries on the golf course, (i.e. all your clubs are in their proper place) and you can focus on your teeing.
If you’re a beginner golfer, then golf bags are definitely a must. However, there are things that you should know before going to the nearest golf store and buying a golf bag on impulse.
First, there are two types of golf bags? carry bags and cart bags.
Carry bags are golf bags that are used when you are planning to have a lot of walking on the golf course. A carry bag has the general appearance of a cart bag, but its added benefit is a set of two built-in legs that allow the bag to sit at an angle when you’re taking your shot.
Although this style of bag can often fit in a cart; most people who use carry bags carry them during their round of golf.
Cart golf bags are those that you use when walking is not possible (as some golf courses prohibit walking), and riding a golf cart is your option.
A beginner golfer will most definitely buy a walking bag at first, although if you are a serious beginner of the game, then you will eventually buy both types of golf bags.
If you are a newbie in the game, you might ask “What is a golf bag for? I only have four golf clubs.” A golf bag is a functional equipment rather than a fashion statement.
It is not just for your golf clubs, but it can also hold your other golf equipment and accessories. Some advanced golf bags even have pocket coolers that can keep your drink ice-cold even for hours!
You might want to consider the type of golf bags for beginner golfers, especially when you will buy a carry golf bag.
When buying a golf bag, especially a carry golf bag, find a comfortable one.
One should check the straps to see if it fits comfortably and whether it can be carried easily. Remember that your golf bag will be one of your trusted companions on the greens.
So choose wisely. Don’t buy low quality bags, because you will end up purchasing another bag in the next few months. You should also buy your golf bag depending on the number of golf clubs that you have.
Most golf bags can carry up to 15 golf clubs. A tournament however limits the number of golf clubs in your golf bag.
Another important thing to consider when purchasing golf bags for beginner golfers is its weight.
This is one of the most important things to know. Golf bags should be light enough to be carried or carted easily, but sturdy enough to hold your clubs and protect them.
How long do golf bags last?
Like most things in life, golf bags have an expiration date. If you are an avid golfer, after some time you may realize that your bag is starting to fall apart.
It is at this point that you may want to think about replacing your golf bag. But before forking out for a new golf bag, how long should it last before you think about replacing them?
In short, the lifespan of modern golf bag can be anywhere from three years, to a lifetime if repairs are made.
However, the longevity of your golf bag is entirely dependent on how frequently you play and how well you care for your bag.
So, what exactly should you be looking for when buying a new bag? First, lets look at few options.
Carry and organize your clubs with the Ping Hoofer Craz E-Lite stand bag. This ultra lightweight bag is constructed with durable high tensile strength fabric and offers a 4-way top, 7 pockets for carrying golf accessories, convertible straps for easy carrying, and strong lightweight carbon fiber legs.
Featured pockets include a full length apparel pocket, a lined valuables pocket, and a ball pocket with a zip off customizable panel.
The Callaway ORG. 15 cart bag has a durable construction and packs the punch of a full-featured staff bag into a lightweight 6.8lb cart bag.
It has 14 pockets including a compression molded magnetic valuables pocket and an oversized insulated cooler pocket with drain ports.
The bag features a 15-Way top with 2 full length dividers to keep your clubs organized and to prevent the grips from catching.
The Datrek Trekker Ultra Lite stand bag is ultra-lightweight at 3 pounds. It features a 4-way top with a soft-grip integrated lift assist handle and full-length individual dividers for club protection.
The stand bag also features an insulated cooler sleeve; an umbrella holder; a towel holder; a rain hood with dual access; ergonomic double shoulder straps; a cushioned hip pad and lightweight durable stand legs with slide-resistant traction feet.
The Trekker Ultra Lite stand bag is equipped with 5 zippered pockets that include a side panel pocket, a fleece-lined valuables pocket, an accessory pocket, a full size garment pocket and a full-size ball pocket.
Some golf bags are even water resistant, and are rain proofed for the protection of your clubs. Most of these golf bags have 8 or 9 dividers or pockets. Again, the number of dividers that you will need depend on the amount of clubs and accessories you will carry.
If you have many golf clubs then choose a golf bag with many dividers. However, these types of golf bags have the tendency to be heavier. Some bags can weigh less than 5 pounds! These types of bags are made up of space-age materials such as graphite, however, they more expensive.
Remember that when buying golf bags, the lighter it is, the better and more comfortable it will be.
To sum it all up.
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