How To Carry A Golf Bag The Right Way
Golf carts are readily available for any golfer to use. However, many golfers still opt to walk with their golf bags because of walking's health benefits. Yes, walking serves many benefits, but doing it while carrying a heavy golf bag has dangers, too. One might ask: how to carry a golf bag the right way?
How to Prepare Your Golf Bag
Before you learn how to carry a golf bag, you should first know how to load your golf equipment into it. Below are the steps to help you prepare your bag correctly.
Step 1. The strap should fit your body - Familiarize yourself with the empty golf bag first. Make the necessary adjustments as needed. Since the bag needs to fit your frame size comfortably, let the bag sit on the strap. Adjust the strap's length if necessary for a good fit.
Step 2. Packing clubs based on weight and length - Put the clubs in the bag, starting with the longer and heavier woods.
Put them in the bag compartment closest to the part where the shoulder strap connects to the bag. This will keep the heaviest weight higher and closer to your body while carrying the bag for your back protection.
Longer irons should be put in the center compartment, whereas the shorter ones should go on the last remaining compartment. Arrange the clubs in the bag in descending order. Doing this will help position the lightest load on the bottom and prevent excessive and unnecessary bouncing while walking.
Step 3. Spread golf balls and accessories evenly - Distribute the golf balls and other accessories in the pockets around the bag evenly based on its weight to maintain the balance.
Step 4. Final Adjustments - Perform final adjustments. Try to carry the bag for at least 30 minutes to know if the weight has is evenly distributed. If not, re-arrange your clubs until you are comfortable to carry the bag for a long time.
Tips to Safely Carry A Golf Bag
Consider the tips below on how to carry a one-strap golf bag. Use the lift handle - Most golf bags have a lift handle that will make it easier for you to elevate the bag from the ground.
Carry with your leg - Focus most of the bag's weight on your legs and not on your back. Put the most pressure on your leg when you lift and carry the golf bag.
Carry using your dominant shoulder - Lower your dominant shoulder, then slip the carry strap up your arm so that it will comfortably rest on your shoulder. Readjust the shoulder strap if it feels uncomfortable.
Learning how to carry a golf bag may seem simple, but it's necessary to know how to carry it around safely. As with any vigorous outdoor activity, you should consider precautions to prevent injury.