It all begins with the first attempt. Maybe your golfer friends wanted you to just give it a try- “just one swing, mate” – and then before you know it, you are in love with the game. You started out with just one trusted Taylormade golf club; after all, you did not expect to find the game of golf quite an exciting one. But now that you are an avid gamer to the point that you and the staff at your go-to golf course are already on a first-name basis.
But now that you consider the golf course pretty much your second home, it is no surprise if your golf club collection has grown from just one Taylormade golf club to over 15, maybe even 20! As you probably know now, various kinds of golf clubs create and affect your back swing so to make sure you do not miss a tee-shot, you wish to have it with you as you go around the golf course. The dilemma here is you do not know what kind of golf bag to buy.
This article is specifically written to help you gain knowledge of what makes a great golf bag.
First thing to look for in a golf bag is padding. Check if it is thick and sufficient enough to protect your clubs’ heads. This is very important especially if you plan to take your golf clubs with you on an out of town or country trip. With typical golf clubs having shafts that go as long as 45 inches, you would have no problem finding a Taylormade golf bag since the height of these things often range from 50 to 55 inches.
Now if you have any plans of traveling, it would be best if you choose to buy a hard shell case golf bag. You have to remember that you cannot hold the airline liable if the flight cause any minor or major damage to your golf clubs. Though a soft Taylormade golf bag offers flexibility, the set shape of a hard case will ensure better protection for your golf clubs. Take note though that if you travel mostly by car and are looking to save money, just go for a high-quality soft golf bag than resort to a cheap, low-quality hard shell case one. Soft golf bags usually come in leather (genuine and faux), various types of cloths as well as canvas.
For the best case scenario (pun intended), you can opt to buy a hybrid travel golf bag. Though it will cost you a little more than an average hard case shell golf bag, a hybrid one is not just a purchase but an investment. With a hybrid golf bag, you get a cart bag that also serves as a travel bag which comes with the advantage of the hard-shell case. The hard-shell case is something you can fit over your golf club heads and can easily be attached to the bag itself.
Just keep in mind what the purpose of a golf bag is- it is to protect your Taylormade golf clubs. So if possible, invest in the best you could find in the market. You have to realize that a one-time, big-time purchase of a high-quality Taylormade golf bag will save you more money than having to buy one every now and then because you opted to go for low-quality ones that are easily damaged.
Also, you can always ask a golfer friend for advice, better yet, let him or her come with you so he or she can help you out in choosing and buying one.