For the purist golfer, that guy who prefers to walk the golf course whenever possible, choosing a golf bag usually starts with the word ‘light’. Such bags now also include the ‘stand’, or legs that fold out when you set the bag down. It saves us from the frequent bending and lifting to pick up the bag that, otherwise, is lying on the ground. There are plenty of colors and features to choose from, as such golf bags have gained popularity in the last 10 years.
Golf Bag Types
If you are like many golfers, then you probably need a golf bag to help you with your game. When looking for one though, you may find that there are quite a few different options out there. In fact, if you are like most golfers out there, you probably have even more than a few bags. While a golf travel bag can help you store and transport your golf equipment, there are many other types out there that are designed to meet different purposes. Here are some of the different types of golf bags that are out there today.
Golf Travel Bag
A golf travel bag is a great idea for people who often go on trips or who live in apartments. These kinds of bags are lightweight and easy to carry. They offer plenty of storage space for all of your golfing equipment, including your golf shoes. The main drawback to owning a golf travel bag is that they tend to be expensive. However, if you look around online at different websites where these bags are sold, you should be able to find a good deal on one.
Golf Bag with a Built-in Stand
A golf bag with a built-in stand is another way to play golf safely. These stands are normally adjustable and will allow you to adjust the bag so that it is comfortable for you to carry. In addition, many of them come with an umbrella holder and a carry strap so that you can carry your bag easily. If you’re going on a golf holiday, this is an important feature to look for. Most golf holidays will include golf travel bags and umbrella holders. The stand is essential when you travel because it will protect your clubs from damage during transport.
Last but not least, a golf travel bag is a great idea if you are going to be taking several other golf clubs with you on vacation. By keeping your clubs in a golf travel bag, they will be safe from dust, rain, and other elements. This will help you enjoy your golf holiday even more since you won’t have to worry about damaging your clubs. When you travel with your golf travel bag, you’ll also be able to take your cell phone and wallet.
For most of us, while there may be chances to walk, we’ll more often get around the course in a cart. This allows us to think more in terms of more space for storing golf balls, raingear, even that extra pair of shoes. Such golf bags, while heavier, are usually made of stronger materials and will last longer.
The tradeoff is in the weight of the bag. Many frequent golfers have both.
Another golf bag consideration is for when travel, beyond the local club or course, is necessary, for business or pleasure.
Golf Bag Wheels
Probably the best feature now available on many golf travel bags is wheels. When traveling, especially in and out of airports, rental cars and hotels, the distances you need to move that bag can sometimes be much more than you bargained for. That’s when your golf bag can get very heavy! Get the wheels.
Golf Bag Case
The only other choice in golf travel bags is whether or not you want the hard plastic case, which offers the best protection, or the lighter canvas bags. The difference will likely come down to how much you travel with your clubs. If it is frequent, protecting your clubs from damage might need to be your priority.