Golf bags are not just practical, they can also be very beautiful. However, in today’s article, we’re going to focus on choosing the right bag.
Imagine having to bring your golf clubs, golf balls, golf tees and other essential golf things without a bag… Yes, it is impossible. Every golfer needs a golf bag.
You cannot walk an 18-hole course carrying golf clubs by hand. You will look funny and not serious on the game. It does not have to be super expensive. It just needs to carry all your golf things for you.
A brief explanation on golf bags
There are 4 types of golf bags. There is the Pro Golf bag or simply called the staff bag. It is also termed as the Tour bag because it is the most convenient golf bag to be brought on tour. It is big with a capacity to bring at most 14 clubs plus a lot of pockets for your other things.
The carry bag is small and lightweight. It is the first golf bag for beginners. The bag is not able to carry a lot of things – just the basic clubs and some.
The cart bag is a really big bag and cannot be carried. It is placed on the golf cart and will have to remain there for the duration of the game. Most players find it convenient.
The stand bag or the golf bag with wheels can be used by any golfer. It has the back pack carry function or a long, single strap to be carried on the shoulder. The player can bring it himself on the course or he can be assisted by a caddie. The question here is can a stand bag help you play the game of golf better?
Will it make me a better player?
Having a golf bag to use when playing golf is like having a school bag when going to school – it is necessary. Where will you put your clubs, balls and other things if you do not have a bag? You cannot tug it around with you and carry it with your hands. It is ridiculous to do that!
And yes, it will greatly impact your performance if your tools are accessible and within your reach. Golf is a walking game if you have no plans of driving a golf cart. So basically, your bag will do the equipment carrying for you. If you choose a carry bag, it can put a strain on your back.
But with the stand bag, all you have to do is pull it and walk leisurely with no problems. Once you reach to your designated point, sit the bag upright, pull the club of your choice and swing away.
A stand bag also has a lot of pockets. You need an extra box of balls because sometimes it can get lost. Put the balls in one slot. Another slot can be for your shirt or your golf tees. Some stand bags also has a compartment for your beverage. It really is useful and you will feel good about it.
It does make you a better player because your body is conditioned to play the game and not have any issues with the bringing of the bag. Golf playing requires squinting, squatting, stooping down and bending. This is part of playing Golf. All your energy will be directed to doing just that in order to get a good score. So it is important that your bag is free of all that. It will save you time and a lot of effort. The retractable wheels can be pulled up if needed.
Is it expensive?
Honestly, golf is a costly game. You really need to invest on your equipment and tools. But there are many golf bags that are durable and functional as well as nice looking too. Be ready to spill $50-$100 for a sturdy stand bag.