How Do I Wear a Golf Bag?

By Nichole Brophy

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Many golfers prefer walking a course to riding in a golf cart. Properly donning one's golf bag can maximize the enjoyment of a full 18.


Difficulty: Moderately Easy
  1. Pull apart the shoulder straps.
  2. Hold the left strap taut while threading your right arm through the opening.
  3. Slide the cushioning of the strap up your arm and rest it on your right shoulder.
  4. Stand up slightly. The golf bag's weight should be entirely supported by the right side of your body.
  5. Grab the left strap with your left hand.
  6. Slide the strap up your left arm and rest it on your shoulder.
  7. Adjust the length of the straps so that the bag sits on your lower back.

Tips & Warnings

  • Wearing a golf bag too high or too low can lead to back problems. Be sure to adjust the strap lengths to fit your comfort preferences.

About the Author

Nichole Brophy is a golf journalist whose ventures in the sport have led her to numerous golf destinations including the birthplace of the game. Brophy regularly interviews and features PGA, LPGA and Champions Tour players. Her most recent interviewees include Sergio Garcia, Tom Lehman and Peter Jacobsen.