How to Place Clubs in Your Golf Bag

By Steve Silverman

There is a way to organize your clubs to make sure you find the right club when you need it. You can also keep your clubs in top shape by keeping them organized.


Difficulty: Easy
Step 1
Take a good look at your golf bag. Whether you have paid $30 for your bag or $600, all bags are divided into three distinct areas. Each area holds several specific clubs. The top and bottom thirds may be a tad smaller than the middle third in some bags.
Step 2
Use the top third of your bag for your driver and all your "woods." Some golfers may not realize it, but there was a time in golf when the driver, the 2-wood, 3-wood and 5-wood were all made from wood. Now, all clubs are metal or hybrid and the only wood clubs are relics.
Step 3
Place you mid-level irons in the middle section of your bag. This means the 2-, 3-, 4-, 5- and 6-irons. For those who carry an array of wedges, they may want to include their 7- and 8-irons in the middle section.
Step 4
Use the bottom section of your bag for your 7-, 8- and 9-iron, along with your sand wedge and your pitching wedge. If you have two or three pitching wedges with you, keep them in the bottom section of the bag as well.
Step 5
Place your putter in the top section along with your driver and the other woods. While it would seem to belong with the other short irons for use around the green, the putter is distinct and therefore is situated with the woods.

Tips & Warnings

Keeping your clubs organized may not lower your score, but it will save you time and help you find the right club when you need it. It will also signal you when you are missing a club and potentially left it laying on the course while you were playing.

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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