The following are the information, benefits and some drawbacks of the different types of golf bags.
Staff bags are designed for professional golfers with caddy’s or those who are in need of bags with specialized pockets and space for clubs. They are made up of high quality materials that tend to make them bulky.
These bags are very suitable for golfers who are in need of extra space for the complete set of clubs. The good thing about these bags is that they have lots of pockets that are advantageous in separating space to protect each club.
Staff bags weigh around ten pounds, making them heavier for the golfer to carry especially for an 18-hole game.
Stand golf bags are designed for golfers who always carry bags when golfing. They are made up of synthetic-type materials that are durable and lightweight. They also have a stand, which is built-in to provide support in the bags to stand upright.
There are two options for carrying this type of bag. The first one is the single strap. It is a padded strap, which is attached to a bag and putting around the golfer’s shoulder. The other one is called dual strap. Straps vary in the materials used – from synthetic soft materials, to gel-padded with high quality, or compartments filled with air. Dual straps are designed to put the full weight of the bags across the back unlike single strap that leaves strap on a shoulder.
The golf bag stands help golfers save their time and offer convenience in carrying clubs. These two stand-alone legs automatically release when golf bags are put on the ground. The stands help the bags on balance at an angle. With that feature, golfers have now easy to their clubs.
Cart bag is an alternative choice instead of carrying golf bag. These bags are bigger and larger compared to the stand-up bags that are advantageous to the golfer in terms of carrying the full weight of bags. These are also suitable for lady golfers or the seniors who still have passion for golf. Bags are designed for golf cart or trolley.
Cart bags give easy access to the player due to the specialized pockets on one side of the bags. This type of bag is more rigid compared to the stand bag because it has a plastic inner lining that offers hard wearing and resistant to water. Cart bag also has a non-slip rubber base to prevent from sliding off.
•Travel golf bag and covers
This type is actually not a golf bag. They are just covers that protect and enclose the golf bag and golf clubs while on travel. The covers have features such as padded top and padded handles for easy transfer from one place to the other. They also feature additional pockets for extra storage of some accessories.
These bags have become popular carry bags nowadays. These bags are lighter and thinner-featured carry bags that offer top with six inches diameter and can easily hold 14 clubs.
•Additional golf bags
Ball bags are mainly used by golfers to collect balls on the green during practice. They are smaller golf bags that carry many balls and can easily store in a locker or car boot. There is a type of ball bag called “shag bag” which has a funnel used in collecting balls by placing over the funnel.
A shoe bag is obviously a bag that carries a golfer’s shoes to the green. Since it is small, it is possible to store it in the car boot. This type of bag is handy, which also makes it an excellent gift for co-golfers.