There are many reasons why a golf bag purchase takes some thought, not the least of which is the fashion aspect You can either pick one that makes you look like a dork unintentionally, or, you can pick a dorky one that makes you look cool because you are in on the joke.
No matter what style you choose though, you can end up wasting your money if you just aim for style over substance. When buying a bag, you need to consider the myriad needs this bag will fill from keeping your beer cold to being light enough to carry everything you will need on the course. There are bags for walkers and bags for carts.
Your average walking golfer will be carrying a bag for three to five hours so it’s important that you choose a bag that has padded shoulder straps whether you choose to use a one strap, sling over your shoulder type of those that criss cross, you want to be comfortable.
A kickstand is important in that it keeps your bag and clubs off the ground and makes it easy to view all your clubs while you are getting ready for your next shot.
A cart bag really is a whole other concept and a walking bag may not transition to a cart because of its smaller size. You could end up scooping up your clubs every time you move on.
Likewise, a cart bag doesn’t translate well to walking as it is not designed to be comfortable to hold, just sturdy enough to stay put in the cart.
Whichever suits you here are some items you should consider putting in your bag:
Balls, shoes, tees, gloves, towel, umbrella, rain gear, hat, sunglasses, snacks and drinks, first aid kit, cell phone (on vibrate of course), bug spray, pencils, divot tool, camera and sunscreen.
A bag is not going to change your game, unless you get one so heavy it wears you out and you can’t finish, but it is a worthwhile investment for protecting your gear and keeping it consolidated so you can answer any invitation to play without hesitation.
Callaway: Hybrid Travel Golf Bag
Comfortably fitsa full set of 14 clubs up to 48” long. Internal padding protects clubs during transport. Ideal for travel with its impact resistant closure system. Lockable front shoe pocket, side slot pocket for last minute additions. Inline skate wheels provide smooth rolling action. Six way full length club divider and six pocket storage system.
NIKE: Brassie Women's Cart Bag
Part of the women’s Nike Brassie golf bag and accessory collection, this car bag is stylish, sophisticated with attention to detail. It has a 9.5-inch oval top with 10-way divider system and external putter well with 10 strategically placed pockets and a small detachable accessory bag.
KERI: Eva Cart Bag
These bags designed with 100 percent water resistant leather and fabrics that stand up to any conditions it also has a coordinating, detachable zip bag. A large side pocket for hood, shoes or rain gear, side pocket for balls, an umbrella holder, interior pockets for precious items and snacks as well as extra balls. The hardware is gold plate and a well at the base of the bag to keep the shoulder strap out of the way.
No expense was spared in the design of the new Anomaly. Its unique features include the lightweight exoskeletal frame, magnetic OGIO ball marker, internal isolation chamber wet/dry pocket, dual flip up pockets for cart strap access, custom 3-point ergonomic handle, dual insulated hydration pockets, full length umbrella containment, 13 pockets including multiple accessory pockets (all front-facing for accessibility while on the cart).
SUN MOUNTAIN: MPB Crossover Bag
This bag is designed for golfers who sometimes walk, sometimes ride. It features a 10.5” 14-way top with integrated handle, a top-molded stand mechanism and Roller Bottom for increased durability and stability and quicker leg action. Individual full length dividers, external putter tube, sculpted hip pad for comfort, insulated beverage pocket and eight pockets for valuables.
CADDY DADDY: Co-Pilot PRO
Series Hybrid Golf Travel Bag
At only 13 pounds with a padded shoulder strap, towel and umbrella rings this is the perfect walking bag that easily accommodates 14 clubs. Rugged molded base with inline skate wheels for easy mobility and an all in one design for course and travel. Numerous pockets for extra gear, felt lined valuables pocket and full length padded dividers. Golf Bag 6 pack beer and beverage cooler sold separately.
Compiled by Jennifer Liebrum