Golf Bags

If you’re looking to buy a new golf stand bag, then it can be difficult to know where to start online.

Luckily I have put together this guide which will help you make sense of all those options and give you some tips about what features to look out for when buying a golf bag.

1. Ping Hoofer

I’ve loved the Ping brand since I was a teenager; starting with a Ping O-blade putter and currently having G-75 irons.

There are 11 pockets, a new back pucker for quick single strap conversion, added storage, additional magnetic pockets, and an outerwear pocket with full length zipper.

Golf clubs are often protected by a cover. These covers protect them from weather and other elements.

They also protect them from being damaged. 

It’s really easy to switch from a backpack method of carry this bag to a single strap carry and the bag can easily be attached to a golf cart.

There’s a rain hood you can attached to keep your sticks dry when it rains.

Features include:

  • Lightweight, just 5.5 lbs
  • Easy to convert to a single strap
  • Great for storing keys, coins, etc.
  • Can be worn as a crossbody or shoulder bag
  • Made of durable polyester
  • Includes a removable ID card holder
  • Features a magnetic rangefinder pocket
  • Has large storage capacity for sweaters and rainwear
  • Has a top-access magnetic slip pocket

2. Callaway Hyper-Lite Zero Bag

This Callaway golf bag is billed as having the most comfortable strap in golf.

Nothing worse than a strap digging into shoulders when you’re heading down the last 6 holes needing par to break your handicap.

Features include :

  • Weighs just 3 lbs (1.3 kg)
  • Ripstop fabric combines ultra- light weight and great durability
  • 7 pockets, includes a tee pocket
  • Padded Comfort Straps provide increased carrying comfort
  • Updated Self Balancing X-Act Fit Straps
  • Durable and Lightweight Carbon Fiber Legs
  • Large Zippers for Increased Durability
  • Individual Cell Phone Sleeve
  • Ball pocket can be personalised with own logo

3. Izzo Ultra Lite Stand Bag

Being so long out of the golf industry this is not a brand I’m too familiar with.

The bags look very plain but are light and easy to carry.

The Ultra-Light Golf Stand Bag is the ideal bag to take with you when you go golfing.

It weighs only 3.2 pounds and is easy to carry and move around.

It is engineered with high strength polyester and offers many exclusive features including the waterproof valuables compartment, customizable ball pocket, two-strap carry system and integrated SmartGrip handle.

Features include: 

  • Weight: 3.2 lbs
  • 4 way top for organization
  • Customizable ball pocket
  • Includes an umbrella holder, SmartGRIP Handle, double strap and rain Hood
  • Made of strong polyester

4. Sun Mountain LS Golf Bag (4.5)

The Sun Mountain brand has been around for a long time and this bag certainly has all the bells and whistles.

And it’s one of the heavier golf bags on this list. 

There are 14 individual club dividers run along the full length of the bag to protect the clubs from migrating.

Nine pockets include a full length clothing pocket, hydration pocket, multiple accessory pockets and water resistant valuables pocket.

The bag is golf cart friendly features include a cart pass-through, leg lock system and cart friendly bottom.

There is a cart strap run behind the clothing pocket so that the bag can be secured on a cart without hindering the pocket access. Matching rain hood included.

Features include:

  • Weighs 5.2 lbs
  • 14 individual club dividers
  • 8 different colours
  • Dual fit padded strap
  • 9 pockets
  • Rain hood

5. Founders Club 7″ Mini Light Weight Golf Stand Bag

With Founder Club’s anti club shaft lock technology, you can rest assured that this golf bag will be quiet and comfortable during your round.

This bag comes with plenty of space for your clubs and accessories. It is durable and lightweight.

Ideally suited for ladies, juniors or men who carry a 3/4 set or prefer a light, small stand bag.

Features include:

  • 10 full length dividers
  • 6 pockets
  • Full length clothing pocket
  • Waterproof pocket with sealed zip for your valuables
  • Padded dual strap
  • Spring loaded stand
  • Bag molded to fit your hip
  • Handles at top and bottom for easy lifting
  • Rain hood
  • Umbrella sleeve
  • Towel club
  • Glove holder
  • Shaft lock so your clubs don’t rattle as you walk

6. Nike Golf Air Sport

This Nike Air Sports golf bag has anatomically correct dual strap that provides a balanced feel when your carrying your stick.

There’s water-resistant, fleece lined pocket to protects your valuables and a rain hood helps deflect the elements

The main downsides to this golf bag is it limited space for waterproofs and other stuff you need to carry and it doesn’t contain dividers for each club.

Features include:

  • Anatomically Correct Dual Strap Design
  • 5 dividers
  • Water-resistant, fleece lined pocket
  • Pop-out stand
  • Rain cover
  • Handles at the top and bottom of the bag
  • 100% polyester
  • Spot clean
  • Light weight
  • Great pockets
  • Great value for money

7. TaylorMade FlexTech Custom Lite Stand Bag

The new FlexTech Stand Bag from TaylorMade Golf puts an emphasis of comfort and convenience, so that you can focus on your gaming.

It weighs just 4 pounds, features a 4-way opening with crush-resistant construction, and our proprietary FlexTech Stand System for seamless functionality that allows for easy setup and takedown.

A new design of this storage pocket allows easy access while walking, when you are carrying the bag, or when it is standing or sitting on a cart.

Features include:

Weighs 4 lbs

4 way top with crush resistant framework

Self adjusting straps

Easy access to storage pockets whilst walking

Comfortable hip pad

Use single or dual strap

FlexTech stand system 

Golf Stand Bag Buying Tips

Here’s a few things to bear in mind when choosing a golf stand bag.

Shoulder Strap – single or double strap ?

Most of the bags in this guide allow you to switch between a single strap and double strap for a comfortable carry during your golf game.

Storage 

Ideally you need a full-length apparel pocket to store waterproofs or a sweater and you’ll need zippered pockets for your wallet, phone, watch and other valuables.

Spacious pockets with ample storage ensure you are not walking with a big bulge bouncing into your hip and waist.

Dividers

Golf stand bags either come fitted with a 14-way divider for each club or a 4 or 5 way divider when you can group together woods, long irons, mid irons and short irons.

I prefer the latter option but some golfers want the added protection for very club.

More dividers equal more weight and less space; that’s the compromise you’ll make.

Comfort

Look for padded shoulder straps and a system what spreads the weight across your body.

Most modern bags include hip padding to prevent club shafts stabbing into your hip as you walk.

Weight

With plenty of storage space you end up lugging a lot of weight around the course.

Personally I use a pencil type bag and carry very little.

The weight of your golf bag can bring you down; especially if you play 36 holes

Stand Leg Stability

The frames of the stand bag legs are an important part of what makes a good stand bag.

Once your bag and pockets are fully packed, the stand should be sturdy and durable.

The stand should be sturdy enough to support a full set of clubs with all the pockets full.

The legs should easily open to a proper standing position, close quickly and remain closed while on the back.