How to Organize Golf Clubs in a Bag

By Steve Silverman

Keeping your golf clubs organized in your bag is an important way to find the club you need quickly and without stress. Knowing where each club goes in your golf bag and keeping those clubs in the right position allows you to think how you are going to make your shot. You don't have to worry about where you put your club. A golfer is allowed to have as many as 13 clubs in his bag; keeping them organized will help you enjoy your round.


Difficulty: Moderately Easy
Step 1
Notice that your golf bag is divided into three sections. You will be dividing your clubs fairly evenly in each of these sections based on the size and capability of each club. This will help you keep your clubs clean, free of dents and dings and easy to find when you need them.
Step 2
Place your driver, 3-wood, 4-wood, 5-wood and putter in the section to the left as you look down at the opening at the top of the bag. This should be the second-biggest opening on the bag itself. The woods have have been placed together for many years, and they are joined by the putter.
Step 3
Take your 2-iron, 3-iron, 4-iron, 5-iron, 6-iron and 7-iron and place them in the middle section of the bag. These are your long- and middle-distance irons, and they go in the largest section of your golf bag.
Step 4
Put your 8-iron, 9-iron, pitching wedge, lob wedge and sand wedge in the lower section of your bag as you look down at it. If you carry an umbrella and/or a ball retriever, you may also want to put them in this section if you have no slots on the outside of the bag for them.
Step 5
Re-organize your bag at the end of every round in case clubs have been put in the wrong section as your round of golf progressed. Many times, you might grab a 7-iron and decide you don't need it and put it back in the bag quickly before taking another club. Put everything back in its place when your round ends so everything is correct when you start your next round.

Tips & Warnings

Take a wet rag and a towel and wipe down your clubs at the end of each round to keep dirt from building up. Wipe down your golf bag as well to remove dirt that may have gotten caked on it.

About The Author

Steve Silverman is an award-winning writer, covering sports since 1980. Silverman authored The Minnesota Vikings: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly and Who's Better, Who's Best in Football -- The Top 60 Players of All-Time, among others, and placed in the Pro Football Writers of America awards three times. Silverman holds a Master of Science in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism.


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