Now before you go asking yourself what a golf cart bag is, it’s the same standard golf bag in wide usage around the world. With the increasing manufacture and use of stand bags, which are ideal for players who walk the course, the traditional bag has come to be referred to as a cart bag, though it can naturally be used with or without a cart. Cart bags are called such as they’re ideally used in conjunction with a golf cart, where they can be strapped to the back of the cart, allowing easy access to the clubs, balls, and other goodies hidden away in its many compartments without the actual need to lug it around.
Though these bags are primarily designed to be used with carts, a strong emphasis has still been placed on lightening these bags to make them easier to both carry and cart around. While golf bags will never be light (owing not just to their own weight, but to the weight of the clubs and other items they must carry as well), they are certainly getting lighter. Cart bags come with both hand and shoulder straps for instances where they’ll be manually carried around.
Golf cart bags have seen numerous innovations and upgrades in recent years. One of the most notable and useful of these is the ability to easily rotate the top. As cart bags are generally left in one position when used with a cart, it was previously awkward to reach the clubs on the far side of the bag. That’s now remedied with these rotating tops, allowing you to easily browse through your collection of clubs and grab the one you need. These bags with rotating tops function by using full length dividers, so the entire club is getting shuffled and moved around. Bags without rotating tops typically only have dividers at the very top which don’t extend down all the way, as there’s no real practical benefit to them doing so.
Golf bags are well known for having numerous compartments, and the newest bags on the market don’t disappoint in this respect. Not only do they boast ample storage space, but many bags now feature coolers, and fur-lined pockets for placing valuables and/or delicate items. Some golf bags even have removable compartments which can be carried separately and reattached to the bag later.
Beyond the weight and features of the bag, which are certainly the most important qualities, there’s still the bag’s visual design to consider. As golf bags are large and often colorful, choosing a bag with a style you enjoy becomes an important task, even for those who normally don’t put much stock in such things. Your bag will often come to help define you on the course, so take the time to find one that suits your style.
Whether you walk or ride around the course, getting a good golf bag is extremely important. Weight and storage considerations should be heavily considered, while not sacrificing value. Golf bags both new and used, are plentiful both online and off, so take your time and search around for the bag that best suits you and your needs.