How to Set Up Your Golf Bag | Things to Have in Your Golf Bag

The best way to lower your scores in golf, the short game. Hey everybody my names Jorge Arteta, golf professional and instructor and I love, love, love the short game. Come on out with us today and let's see if we can help you lower your scores.

Welcome everyone to BombTech Golf Academy where today we are going to look at your golf bag and setting up and being ready for your next round. So let’s get right to it. First things first try to decide what kind of bag you would like. Would you like stand bag like this one? This is something that is easily portable and mobile, you can move it around the range and stuff like that. Or would you like a staff bag that you would put on the back of a cart here if you’re mostly using carts when you’re playing, first decision.

The next thing you want to be prepared for, if you’re playing tournaments then there are the legal rules you deal with in tournaments. So 14 clubs is one of the things you should know about. If you have 14 clubs in your bag you’re okay, 14 or less, 14 or more it’s not legal. So decide what clubs you want for that next day and have that ready also.

Another big thing, we are here in Florida, so I sweat a lot and sweat very easily. I have a towel for myself and then I also have a towel for the clubs. Again, something for you to consider. Another thing to consider is the brush, cleaning your clubs after every shot. I usually clean my clubs with either the brush or the towel, it depends on the club itself. So this brush I really like because it is retractable and I can move it around. The other thing to know on these brushes too, they have two different kind of brushes. One for forged clubs, the softer ones, then one for cast clubs. So make sure you got the right brush on hand. Another thing I really like to have on bags is our name tag. So it is easily identifiable for you and identifiable for the club itself. Another thing you will see on the outside of my bag is a bag to hold all the tees. So again something to consider.

You’re going to have a spot here for your balls. You’re going to have a spot here for other miscellaneous type items. One of the items you should consider thinking about is the sharpie. Using the sharpie to identify your ball and that sort of thing. Also if you’re in Florida or in Colorado the sun is the sun. So I use a lot of sunscreen to make sure I am protected. Other things to consider, for me the rangefinder. Very difficult for me to play without a rangefinder so I usually always check to make sure it is in the bag itself.

Another thing that people have a lot of questions about, how about headcovers? If you can use a headcover I would in my opinion suggest using head covers especially during transport of your clubs. Whether you’re going to leave them in the car if you’re going to leave them in the garage. But while you’re transporting them I would always use headcovers to keep them protected and try to avoid chips and that sort of thing.

Another thing to consider in your bag is, on the this BombTech hat I have a ball marker, so I use the ball markers that are the magnetic type, that are on this hat. Ball markers, you can never have enough ball markers on hand, so for me that’s really important and there are all kinds of ball markers out there. Poker chips and that sort of thing, here I am supporting my University of Florida Gators. Another thing in your bag is the gloves that you’re using. If it is not raining or anything or if you do not have to play in the rain, then you can use just regular gloves. Keep those in the bag if you want. Another thing to consider are actual rain gloves, so don’t forget about that.

Golf is a sport that is about 4 to 4 and a half hours long. Don’t forget your snacks folks, so whatever snacks you have out on the course remember those. It’s a lot of things to consider when you put in your bag, you can put a million different things in your bag. Hopefully these are just some of the tips that I would share with you and keeping them in the bag and getting ready to play your best round of golf.

So in summary check out all the things the we have identified today. See if one of these can help you out for your next game and to lower your scores. Thanks for being with us today we really appreciate it until we meet again, this is BombTech Golf Academy.


Tyler “Sully” Sullivan

BombTech Golf Owner and Founder

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