Golf stand bags, or golf carry bags, are the most common bag used by a regular golfer. Designed to be carried around the course with two shoulder straps, these bags need to be lightweight and practical. The last thing you want is to carry a heavy bag around 18 holes!
It is worth noting that the carry bags will fit nicely on our Inesis trolleys thanks to a design feature making room for the stand legs. So, if you have an Inesis trolley and carry bag then this could be the most versatile combination!
Golf trolley bags are, as the name implies, designed to be placed on a trolley. Our American friends refer to them as golf cart bags. Trolley bags can afford to be much bigger than a carry bag, allowing you to benefit from more pockets and space. However, just remember that you will have to transport a golf trolley and large golf bag with you whenever you want to play golf.
Waterproof golf bags are a relatively new development and a very welcome one for the UK. These bags are designed to keep all your golf gear dry in the elements through the use of waterproof materials and sealed zips and seams.
So, if you’re a hardy golfer who plays in wind, rain, snow or shine the waterproof golf bag could be perfect for you.
Ultralight Stand Bags and Sunday golf bags are a casual golfers dream. They're perfect for a quick nine holes on a summer’s evening or for popping to the driving range after work. Space is limited but you'll easily fit a half set in and when it comes to convience,they really are the ultimate.
As seen in use by most tour golfers, tour bags are in essence huge trolley bags. I would suggest steering clear of these, mainly due their sheer size making them impractical for us mere mortals.
You want to consider the number of pockets and the size of these pockets when buying a golf bag. Some bags will also come with a special drinks pocket and a waterproof pockets to protect your valuables, which are nice features.
Most modern stand bags are lightweight, spacious and practical. This is extremely beneficial in the UK where we often have to fill our bags with sweaters, waterproofs and an umbrella! However if you like to carry a wide range of clothes, accessories, drinks and snacks then you might want a trolley bag to make sure there’s enough space for you.
It’s also worth considering the number of club compartments in your bag. The more compartments there are, the easier it will be to take out and replace your golf clubs.
Simply put, due to the types of material used,some golf bags are more durable than others . If you’re buying a stand bag then first test the stand / legs. Make sure they are sturdy enough to withstand repeated use.
It is worth noting that most Inesis golf bags come with a 10 year guarantee, so you know you are going to get a durable golf bag that will last!
We’ve touched upon this throughout, but if you’re in the market for a stand bag then weight is a very important consideration. There used to be a big trade off between weight and space, but now the Inesis Light Stand Bag only weighs a very manageable 2.2kg and has plenty of space for your clubs and accessories.
Now you know the different types of golf bags available to you, it's time to think carefully about what it is you’re looking for from a golf bag. On top of this, it’s important to feel that you're getting good value for money when picking your bag, which is why we offer a 10 year guarantee on most bags. If you’re unsure or need any further advice, please don't hesitate to get in touch or visit your local Decathlon store!
Matt Kraus: Since picking up a golf club as a young junior, Golf has always been my passion. Now I'm keen to make golf accessible for everyone and hope to encourage more people to play this brilliant game!