Senior Golfers Beginner’s Equipment Guide: Top Golf Bags for Golfers Over 50

If you are just starting out playing golf, one of the most important pieces of equipment that you can purchase is a golf bag. The larger the bag you buy, the more you will be able to fit inside of the unit. However, size is definitely not the only thing that you should consider when you are choosing a golf bag. Below, we’ll give you an idea of what to look for.

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Best Golf Bag for Seniors

Now that you know a bit about golf bags, here are some of our favorite bags that are currently available on the market:

TaylorMade Golf 2017 TM Stand Golf Bag 5.0 – top men’s pick!

TaylorMade Golf 2017 TM Stand Golf Bag 5.0This black TaylorMade bag is extraordinarily nice for the low price that it costs. This bag has a lot of features and is more than large enough to be able to organize and hold all of your golfing equipment. This bag may not be the flashiest design on the market, but if you are looking for something that is durable and that will last you for a long time, you may definitely want to think about taking up the seller on this offer.

Pros:

  • The bag has an umbrella sleeve, which you can store your umbrella in if you desire
  • The design has a matching rain cover, which will help to protect your clubs in poor weather
  • The design has a padded shoulder strap, which will allow you to haul around this bag with ease
  • The design has a stand system that is fortified for support
  • The design has a total of six different pockets, which is ideal for organizing your equipment
  • Ball pockets and tee pockets are on this bag for your own convenience
  • There is a five way divider on the top of the bag to divide up your clubs and keep the integrity of your grips intact
  • Non-slip foot pads on this stand will allow you to be able to set down this bag on almost any terrain without having to worry about it falling over
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Cons:

  • The design only comes in a black color, which some people might not like
  • There is no cooler in the design of this bag

Verdict:

If you like the design of this bag and are okay with bringing your own cooler for food storage, you are likely going to love this design. This bag is designed to allow you to have a ton of room to store your clubs and all of the equipment that you need. The bag is available for a pretty low price tag considering the brand name on the unit, which is awesome if you are on a budget. This is definitely a very nice bag that contains some fairly advanced features such as a rain cover and an umbrella sleeve. This bag is definitely worth a good look.

Hot-Z 2017 Golf 2.5 Cart Bag – top women’s pick!

Hot-Z 2017 Golf 2.5 Cart BagIf you have a relatively low budget for a ladies golf bag and want to get something that is relatively simple, you may be a fan of this design. This bag is designed to be light weight, which allows you to be able to cart or carry this bag around according to your personal preferences. The bag has one of the most advanced club separation methods that you will find available and if you are looking for equipment organization options, then this bag has got you covered as well.

Pros:

  • The design has 14 different slots in the top so that you can keep all of your clubs separate and not have to worry about your grips
  • The unit has five zippered pockets, which is ideal for storing equipment and personal items
  • You will find both small and large pockets in the design
  • The design has a padded carrying strap, which makes this bag extremely easy to carry around the course
  • Advanced features include things like: a pen sleeve, a scorecard sleeve, a rain cover, a towel ring, an umbrella holder, and even tee holders for your convenience
  • The lower price tag of this product certainly makes it appealing for more golfers
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Cons:

  • If you don’t like the lace design on the bag, you might not be a fan
  • With so many dividers for clubs, you might have troubles if you happen to drop something down a hole

Verdict:

If you like the looks of this design, you are likely going to be a huge fan of the features that this bag offers. This is a really nice design that allows you to have easy access to pretty much all of your golfing equipment. This golf bag has a ton of organization and if you have expensive clubs, you are going to be hard pressed to find a bag with this many separate club slots in its design. Definitely an awesome bag for the low price that this unit costs.

–> View more bags in our guide on the best golf bags for the money

What To Consider

There are lots factors that you need to think about, which we will break down for you below:

Stand:

If you are looking to grab a new bag, one of the main things that you are going to want to check out is what the stand on the golf bag is like. You will want a stand that allows you to be able to lean your golf bag over, no matter your location on the course. A proper stand will usually have two prongs that protrude from the bag and you should always take a look to see if the prongs on the bag have feet on them so that you can be sure that the bag will stay in place and not fall over when your bag is set down on the ground.

Organization:

Pockets are one of the most important aspects of any golf bag. You are going to want there to be pockets all over your bag to allow you to be able to store all of the golfing equipment that you need. There are a ton of things that you need to be able to store in your golf bag, which is why organization is so important. It is a good idea to look for a golf bag that has both large and small pockets so that you will be able to store things like sweaters or umbrellas in your bag in the case of cold or a rain moving in.

Sectioning:

This is one part of a bag that is often overlooked by new golfers, but it is extremely important. If you want your clubs to stay in good shape over the long term, you are going to want the top of your bag to have a variety of different sections in it to distribute your clubs. You should never have to cram clubs into your bag as it can cause them to become damaged over time. Cramming clubs into your bag can cause your grips to rub together, which wears them out. Always look for bags that have good club organization options so that your clubs will stay in good condition and so that you will have an easy time finding the club that you desire to use within your bag when out on the course.

Features:

There are a variety of fancy golf bag features that you might want to be on the lookout for if you want to pick up a top of the line golfing bag. Here is a quick list of some of the fancy features that you might come across and the benefits that they have:

Cooler/ Cooling Area:

If you want to be able to have a cold beverage while out and about on the golf course, you may want to see if you can find a golf bag that has a cooling pouch in its design. Golf bags are not refrigerators so you will need to put ice or an ice pack in the area with your beverages, but a cooler will assist in keeping your drinks and food cold throughout your golf game, which is always a nice treat.

Rain Cover:

If you want to keep your golf clubs in good condition, you should look for a bag that has a rain cover in its design. Generally, you will find that a rain cover is stored in one of the pouches of a golf bag, but not all golf bags have one in their design. It is especially a good idea to find a golf bag with a rain cover if you need to store your clubs during the off season and if you have a truck. Carrying your clubs to and from the course in the back of a truck leaves your clubs open to the elements and is just another reason to look for a rain cover that comes with your golf bag design.

Tee Pockets:

This is a cool thing that is designed into some golf bags and even some golf carts. Tee pockets are essentially little slots on the exterior of your bag that you can pop tees into to keep them nice and handy. This will save you from having to constantly bend over to grab a tee and it is a very handy small feature that you might want to keep your eyes peeled for as a senior golfer.

Straps:

If you are looking to get a new golf bag, you should definitely have a look to see if there are straps on the bag. Although you may not plan to take a walk around the course with your bag, you are almost certainly going to be taking it off and putting it back on your golfing cart at some point or another. A quality strap makes it a whole lot easier to handle your bag, no matter how long you are holding onto it for. With a strap, you don’t have to worry as much about potentially dropping your bag and losing your clubs. Straps may be a small and seemingly unimportant feature, but golf bags are all about being as convenient as possible, which is why you should make sure you look for one of these in every golf bag design.

Does The Color of The Golf Bag Matter?

The answer to this question really depends. If you are constantly moving your bag around, you may want to think about grabbing something that is a darker color. If you grab a lighter color all it can take is a light rain and one fall to leave a permanent mark on your bag. If you happen to grab a darker design, you don’t have to worry nearly as much about mishaps as the darker color of the bag will make the mishap almost impossible to see.  Color might matter to some people more than others, but just make sure that you know the disadvantages of getting something that is of a lighter color design.

 

Brayden Longland
 

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