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Top 10 Rated Golf Bags 2015

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Following are our top 10 Golf Bag choices based on the following criteria:

1. Durability
2. Price
3. Stability of Stand
4. Access and Organization
5. Extra Pockets for Accessories
6. Comfort of Harness strap

10 inch, 6-way top
$189
Four point shoulder strap
3.8 pounds

Ogio gives you that neutral brand name that you want if you carry Hogan clubs and therefore do not want to carry a Titleist bag. They also specialize…read more

Golfsmith Golf & Tennis


Harness Strap
$219
11 Pockets
5.9lbs

This bag has about everything you need if you are interested in potentially carrying your bag. The straps are fairly comfortable. The stand is lightweight so a little care is needed…read more

Golfsmith Golf & Tennis

14 way divider
6pds
$200

This good looking tri-colored bag from Titleist is easy to spot in a crowd. It has two ball pockets, a contoured rubber handle for easy lifting, and two very large accessory pockets ….read more

Golfsmith Golf & Tennis


Adidas aG Tour Stand Bag  9/10

6.5lbs
$229
6 Way Divider
Insulated Water Bottle Sleeve
Harness Straps

This is a nice looking tour style carry bad for only $230. It’s handsome and has plenty of room . Though it does add a couple pounds at 6.5 pds. to simpler lighter bags, if you’re looking for a more stylish, cart compatible bag that will hold more this is a good choice.

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10 pockets (all zippered)
$199
4.5 pounds

Ogio provides you with a brand neutral bag so that your Taylor Made clubs do not have to be toted in a Callaway bag. This is great for the player that changes clubs…read more

Golfsmith Golf & Tennis


$199
8 pockets
Harness Strap

This bag provides more size and storage than most carry bags which makes it a great tweener bag for those who like to do both – ride and walk. It does a nice job of balancing comfort and accessibility…read more

Golfsmith Golf & Tennis


TaylorMade Rocketballz Stand Bag  8.5/10

4.9lbs
$129
6 pockets
Harness Straps

This bag is a good deal and looks very updated with that RBZ slime green color. It’s got 5 way separation and sells for only $129 through Amazon. You can’t go wrong with this one.

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Nike Carry Golf Bag  8/10

9” Oval Top
8-way, 3 full length dividers
Carry Bag with Harness Straps

This is a very lightweight carry bag which fits many purposes. It has plenty of club dividers and functional zip pockets and the price is very competitive. The thing I also like is that the Nike logo…read more

Golfsmith Golf & Tennis


TaylorMade Micro-Lite 3.0 Stand Bag  8/10

Harness Strap
Stand
8 pockets
3lbs
$159

TaylorMade has done a nice job of remembering the guy carrying his bag with this handy bag. It has redesigned ergonomic ventilated shoulder straps but only a 3 way top divider.

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TaylorMade Catalina 3.0 Cart Bag  7.5/10

Single Strap Cart Bag
11 Pockets
14 way divider
6.5lbs
$129
No stand

This robust bag has a 14 way divider atop for very complete separation of clubs. It also has 11 pockets for storing everything from your stereo system to a takeout lunch. Best of all it’s on sale for only $129. Not halter strap, it’s a cart bag only. Get the red white and blue version. The large insulated cooler pocket holds a 6-pack.

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Golf Bag Buying Guide

Purchasing Considerations for your Next Golf Bag

The top idea when choosing a golf bag should be the weight if you are planning on carrying your bag at all. Extra pounds add up through 18 holes of walking. If you’re going to use a pull cart this obviously is not as important. But if it’s going on your shoulders, try to pick up a bag that has 1) light weight 2 to 3 lbs. 2) A comfortable Harness strap and 3) Durability as you will constantly be throwing it around.

Next, if you’re not concerned with carrying your bag and will be mostly carting it and sometimes pulling it get one with more storage capacity/pockets. Convenience without adding bulk is what you’re looking for. Convenient pockets for scorecards, pencils, a cooler pocket, an umbrella slot, things like that. Even a dedicated pocket for your range finder is useful.

Thirdly, if you’re the type that likes to have the kitchen and stereo system on the course with you then sturdy storage and tons of pockets is what you want, regardless of weight. You still want the lightest construction you can get away with but that’s a secondary consideration next to storage capacity.

That’s essentially the 3 types of bags. Most bags also have an automatic sit-down pop out stand these days which is good for the driving range and if you are carrying your bag – even though it does add a bit of weight you dont have to bend down as far to pick up your bag after every shot. My favorite choice is the stand bag with plenty of storage and the lightest weight. The best of all worlds. That’s predominantly what makes up my top 10 list above.

As an avid golfer and tennis player for most of his life, he enjoys researching the latest in golf and tennis technology as well as analyzing his own game. He has been a writer and reviewer for a dozen years… See more about S. Dee Davis

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