How to Organize a Golf Bag

By Steve Silverman
Organizing your golf bag can help keep clubs and other personal belongings in order.
Organizing your golf bag can help keep clubs and other personal belongings in order.

Golfers don't carry their entire world in their golf bags -- it just seems like it. In addition to all the clubs they carry -- the rules allow 14 -- golfers also carry golf balls, tees, an extra glove, snacks, a beverage and other accessories. With that amount of equipment, you need to keep your golf bag organized.

Put your woods in the back section(s) of your bag. Each bag manufacturer separates the club storage area into sections. A bag could have as few as three sections and as many as 14, one for every club. Place your hybrids and mid to low irons in the middle section(s).

Place your short irons, including wedges, in the front (shortest) section(s). Your putter can go in either the front or back section of the bag, or in a special tube or attachment on the side of the bag designed for that purpose.

Keep your golf balls in one of the deep zippered pockets. Select a smaller zippered pocket for your tees, green-repair tool, spike wrench and ball markers. If your bag as a mesh pocket, store your golf gloves there. Otherwise, select another zipper pocket for gloves

Store your rain gear -- jacket, pants and hat -- in the long pocket that runs the length of the bag. Your rain cover for your clubs is typically kept there, too.

Keep a bottle of water in the insulated pocket, if your bag has one. If not, designate a pocket for your beverage. Put your snacks and/or sandwich in a pocket that won't get crushed.

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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