If you thought modern technology was limited to your golf clubs, you’d be way off the mark. A huge amount of research and development goes into every part of your equipment – including your golf bag.
Back in the day, golfers – or their caddies – would lug around a heavy leather bag with room for not much more than your clubs, a few balls and a couple of tees. Thankfully, golf technology has transcended golf clubs and found its way into our golf bags, so we are spoiled for choice when it comes to picking the best way to transport our clubs around the course.
Modern golf bags are designed with weight and waterproofing in mind, while manufacturers attempt to make them as light and sturdy as possible.
We have four types of bags to choose from, although the vast majority of golfers will opt for either the cart bag or the stand bag. The other two types of bags are the Tour bag, which is rather bulky and best left to the professionals, and the pencil bag, which is a thin, single-strap bag designed to be as light as possible and is best suited for a quick nine holes.
Also known as trolley bags, these are great for golfers who prefer to use a golf cart or pull their clubs on a golf trolley. While they are significantly smaller than Tour bags, they are not a great option for those who like to carry their own bag, as they tend to have one strap and can be quite heavy.
Like the Tour bag, the cart bag also offers plenty of pockets to store your valuables and golfing accessories. The pockets face outwards, for easy access.
Since they are designed for golfers who prefer to carry their golf bags, stand bags are a lot lighter than cart bags. Most feature two retractable legs that allow the bag to stand upright, while the ergonomically designed backpack-like double-shoulder straps distribute the bag’s weight across your body. The ultimate all-rounder, the stand bag can also be easily attached to golf carts or trolleys.
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