How to Choose a Golf Travel Bag

By Andrea Bullock

When choosing a golf travel bag, you might be surprised at the options. Selecting the right bag may prove to be more of a challenge than you anticipated. It is important to choose a golf travel bag that will stand up to whatever conditions you, airport baggage handlers and Mother Nature throw at it. Golf clubs are a sizable investment, and the right bag will keep your equipment protected.

Instructions

Difficulty: Moderately Easy
Step 1
Decide how often you will use your golf travel bag. If you travel frequently to play golf, you should invest a little more time, effort and money into finding a durable golf bag.
Step 2
Consider soft- and hard-sided bags. Hard-sided bags offer more support, and soft-sided bags are more convenient. Also, if you don't have room at home to store a hard golf bag, a collapsible, soft golf bag might be the best solution.
Step 3
Make note of your transportation. If traveling by plane, choose a hard-sided bag that stands up to rough treatment in airport baggage areas. If you carry your clubs on a luggage rack, make sure they are protected from the elements in a hard case that repels water.
Softer bags are the way to go if you're putting the clubs and luggage in your car trunk. A soft case protects the clubs but provides a little more wiggle room.
Step 4
Know the size you need. If necessary, bring core clubs to a sporting goods store to make sure the bag is long and roomy enough. If you can't bring the clubs, use your tape measure to note club lengths before buying the travel bag.
Step 5
Find out if the case is comfortable to carry. Does it have a strap that you can put over your shoulder? How about a handle for pulling? Are both comfortable to hold? More important, will it be comfortable when the bag is filled with clubs and other golf equipment?
Step 6
Choose a bag that either locks securely or can have a lock added to it.

Tips & Warnings

Pull the golf travel bag around a bit before you buy and see how maneuverable it is. Find out if it has wheels. If you pull your golf travel bag through crowded airports, you need to make sure it is easy to maneuver.
Pull the golf travel bag around a bit before you buy and see how maneuverable it is.
Find out if it has wheels. If you pull your golf travel bag through crowded airports, you need to make sure it is easy to maneuver.

About The Author

Andrea has always had a passion for writing. She has been working as a freelance writer for three years.

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