Golf is a really popular game both for men and women. In fact a recent survey estimated that nearly 6 million women play golf each year in the United States which accounts for 22% of the total number of golfers playing each year. Given the successes of many young female golfers, this upward trend is likely to increase in the near future. To this extent, there is an increasing demand for ladies golfing equipment. This article will pinpoint the main differences between male and female golf equipment, with specific mention of the difference in ladies golf bags. It will also point out the essential things you need if you are planning to add this piece of equipment to your inventory.
Ladies Golf Bags – Lighter And Way Cooler?
Basically there is not much difference between a male and female golf bag. Ultimately it comes down to size and weight in practical terms. And in more subjective terms, the bag will look more fashionable and feminine.
In practical terms, female golf clubs are generally shorter, so this means that the bag that is used to carry them can also be shorter or smaller in size. This also means that the bag is likely to be lighter than a male equivalent.
Given that golf has traditionally been an older man’s preserve, the bags have also tended to be a bit conservative in design and color. This is a main difference in the female version.
The colors are likely to be more feminine, dare I say pink will make an appearance in some shape or form. And if pink is not in there then bolder colors will feature – red or purple for instance. You might also get patterned fabric to make the bag. Paisley patterns might be an eighties fashion phenomenon (that was borrowed from the sixties mind you) but it is a new look in golfing equipment.
In short, a ladies golf bag is meant to look good as well as serve the practical purpose of carrying your clubs about.
What Other Things Do You Need In A Golf Bag
So outside of it being a bit lighter and looking the part, what other things are essential for this essential piece of equipment, regardless of who it is for?
One thing that plenty of people comment on is that the bag should have dividers in the interior so that clubs do not get tangled up. This makes it easier to get to a club and probably keeps them in better condition. You want up to around 14 dividers in the bag to hold all the clubs. Even if you don’t have 14 clubs to start with, the bag is built for expansion just in case you get the golfing bug.
Having two handles and a shoulder strap is also important. The handles should be at the top and bottom of the bag so that it is easy to load on and off a cart or in and out of a car. The strap attachment makes it easier if you are planning to walk the course.
Other things that might not be considered are a compartment to store cold drinks. This should be insulated so that the hot weather doesn’t leave the drink flat and warm.