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Golf Bags for Beginner Golfers

Jul 31, 2008
You might be a beginner looking for your first set of golf clubs and equipment or a pro shopping for upgrades, but all will agree that bags are essential in the game. Next to clubs, a bag is one of the most important golfing equipment there is.

It is considered a necessity. A good bag will lessen your worries on the golf course, (i.e. all your clubs are in their proper place) and you can focus on your teeing.

If you're a beginner golfer, then bags are definitely a must. However, there are things that you should know before going to the nearest store and buying a bag on impulse. First, there are two types of bags? Carry bags and cart bags.

Carry bags are bags that are used when you are planning to have a lot of walking on the course. Cart bags are those that you use when walking is not possible (as some courses prohibit walking), and riding a cart is your option. A beginner golfer will most definitely buy a walking bag at first, although if you are a serious beginner of the game, then you will eventually buy both types of bags.

If you are a newbie in the game, you might ask "What is a golf bag for? I only have four clubs." A bag is functional equipment rather than a fashion statement. It is not just for your clubs, but it can also hold your other equipment and accessories. Some advanced bags even have pocket coolers that can keep your drink ice-cold even for hours! You might want to consider that, especially when you will buy a carry bag.

When buying a bag, especially a carry bag, find a comfortable one. One should check the straps to see if it fits comfortably and whether it can be carried easily. Remember that your bag will be one of your trusted companions on the greens, and that you will spend hours with it. So choose wisely.

Don't buy low quality bags, because you will end up purchasing another bag in the next few months if your old bag tears up. You should also buy your bag depending on the number of clubs that you have. Most bags can carry up to 15 clubs. A tournament however limits the number of clubs in your bag.

Another important thing to consider when purchasing a golf bag is its weight. This is one of the most important things to know. Bags should be light enough to be carried or carted easily, but sturdy enough to hold your clubs and protect them. Some bags are even water resistant, and are rain proofed for the protection of your clubs.

Most of these bags have 8 or 9 dividers or pockets. Again, the number of dividers that you will need depend on the amount of clubs and accessories you will carry. If you have many clubs then choose a bag with many dividers. However, these types of bags have the tendency to be heavier. Some bags can weigh less than 5 pounds! These types of bags are made up of space-age materials such as graphite, however, they more expensive.

Remember that when buying golf bags, the lighter it is the better and more comfortable it will be.
About the Author
Uchenna Ani-Okoye is an internet marketing advisor and co founder of Free Affiliate Programs

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