Golf carts are fun, but for those dedicated players that like to play the way it was meant, that means walking the course and carry your clubs for that 4+ mile walk. Having a quality stand bag that is light weight is imperative. A good bag will carry everything a golfer needs to succeed on the course, but also be easy enough to use that it won't break a players back or ruin clubs with a bad design.
The Callaway Hyper-Lite 4.5 was designed for the serious player. This stand bag was listed as the best product by Golf Digest in 2013 and comes with an affordable price tag. At just over 5 pounds, this light, but durable bag has 11 pockets to carry everything from golf balls to snacks and water for the day. A great new design has a waterproof pocket for valuables and six dividers to keep clubs separated and shafts looking like new.
For those looking at full protection for every club and not worried about weight, the new ORG 14X from Callaway Golf is the gold standard. With divider pockets for every club, including the putter and 10 pockets all facing to the front, this bag is designed for those who play a lot of tournament golf. The weight is nearly seven pounds, but this bag is designed to protect the high investment of expensive clubs and players that are serious about their game.
For those looking for a quality and a good price, the Maxfli Tour Bag fits those needs. Priced at about $130.00, this bag is light weight at just six pounds. The best features are 14 dividers for your clubs and 10 pockets, including one felt lined for phones or jewelery. Another neat design feature is the breathable shoulder straps, to help golfers on those hot days.
Ping is once again on the list of top carry bags as the Arizona based company has always looked to make a good design for those players that like to walk. Ping is big in college golf and likes to produce a product that fits into their business plan. The Ping Hoofer won a gold medal from Golf Digest for their unique design that includes duel sliding shoulder pads to fit any players needs and a strap slider that makes removing the bag from a players shoulders much easier. At $190, this bag is in the upper bracket for cost, but with Ping you know your getting quality and a stand bag designed for those who play a lot of golf.
For those on a budget, Palm Springs Golf offers a durable, but light weight bag for under $60. While not on par with those from the larger companies, this bag has a duel shoulder strap for ease on the back, but also enough pocket space to carry everything a golfer needs for a day on the course.
Walking has always been a big part of golf and golf club companies haven't forgotten that. These bags will help golfers of any ability and with a little luck and practice, help shoot the lowest round of your career.