FAMILIARIZING YOURSELF WITH GOLF BAGS

While it’s widely known that golf bags come in different kinds mainly to match the needs and playing styles of the golfer, it isn’t enough to know about the pros and cons of each variant. To help you make the right choice, here are some details on essential features that you should consider:

•Straps and handles

Golf bagIn choosing among straps and handles for your bags, you should think about your playing style. If you prefer walking or you walk the course regularly, a double-strap bag with a handle would be the perfect choice for you. Double straps promote even weight distribution across your shoulders, preventing strains and shoulder pain. However, if you don’t usually walk the course, a single-strap golf club will do. Since for most part you’d be handling your bag with the handles and straps, make sure that the straps function appropriately in a manner you prefer.

•Pockets

Golf bags are usually equipped with pockets that would fit your need. You can find bags with one or two, or sometimes over a dozen, pockets. You must decide first as to what you are going to bring in the course aside from the regular must-haves. If you need jackets or windbreakers in case the weather would become unfavourable, consider a bag with an apparel pocket. If you’re going to bring your phone, wallet, or other valuables, you may look for a bag with a valuable pocket. Valuable pockets are usually lined with velour or other soft fabric. Do you often bring beverages with you to stay hydrated in the course? Some bags are equipped with beverage sleeves or holsters. Some even have insulated cooler pockets that could keep drinks refreshingly cold.

•Dividers

Bags usually come with dividers (up to fourteen). Dividers, as the term implies, divide the top opening of bags, producing compartments for each club in a set. Shafts of golf clubs aren’t usually separated inside the bag because dividers mostly don’t extend the entire length except in some high end bags. It is further advised that when choosing a bag with more dividers, your grip size must be put into consideration. Midsize o jumbo grips may stick on the sides of the divider, making it hard to remove from the bag.

•Putter Well

It is a special golf bag compartment designed to prevent your putter from damaging the shaft of other clubs and at the same time, protects your putter’s head from damage. If you have a larger putter grip, it is advised that you use a putter well bag.

•Towel Loop/Ring

Clips, ring or perhaps loops most commonly function as external towel holders. Their main purpose is to keep the towel accessible at all times, making it easy to wipe off dirt or debris from your clubs before returning them in your bag.

•Umbrella Holder

This feature essentially enables you to take out your umbrella in a fast and convenient manner, so you wouldn’t have to worry about sudden drizzles. You don’t want to be soaking in the course. After all, being soaking wet could very well ruin your poise (you’ll look bad as you run for cover when it rains).

•Rain Hood

Not all bags are designed with a rain hood. Rain hoods come in handy when it rains. These also protect your clubs, extra tees, and jackets from getting wet. They also maintain the integrity of the bag itself, as wetness can promote the breakdown of fabric.

As long as you pay attention to the most important things, you’ll soon have a bag that’s truly perfect for you. Of course, that doesn’t mean it’ll stay perfect regardless of what you do. It’s crucial that you take good care of it.

On Proper Maintenance

Golf bags are your partner in the course, so make sure that they’d last long. Here are some helpful tips on how to keep your bag clean, shiny, and new:

1.A golf bag should be cleaned with a damp towel to remove all dirt, dust, and pollen from it. Dirt, if not addressed immediately, might stick onto your bag, leaving stains that are hard to remove.

2.Prevent mold growth. Molds prefer to grow in damp and dark areas like in the pockets of your bags. So, make sure that the pockets are often checked. Ensure that anything that gets wet is sufficiently cleaned and dried before being returned inside your bag.

3.Your bags should be placed in somewhere devoid of dust and pollen. When you won’t use your gear for a while, drape it with a plastic sheet or trash bag to prevent airborne particles like dust and pollen from covering it.

Conclusion

Golf bags are essential to every golfer. A bag allows you to carry all your golfing needs, including spare balls, tees, windbreakers, umbrellas, and even beverages, with ease. As the pros say, choosing the right type of golf bag is like picking a team mate. Simply put, having a team mate means you’ll have someone to depend on; however, you must also do your part to support him, making sure that he’ll be able to give you the help you need.