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6 Things to Consider Before you buy a Golf Bag


Shopping for new golfing gear is always great fun, whether you are a professional golfer or someone that just likes this hobby to keep your health and weight intact and to connect with friends.  Golfing is one of the most fun sports there is and shopping golfing gear is almost like buying you a wonderful Christmas gift.  But a good golf bag isn’t really cheap which means you probably want to invest in the perfect bag right from the start.  Here are the top 6 things to consider when you are shopping for a brand new golf bag;

6 Things to Consider Before you buy a Golf Bag

  1. Consider the look of the bag

Even the most expensive of bags isn’t much good if you don’t like the general look of the bag, if the bag doesn’t fit in with the rest of your golfing gear or with your personal style.  Consider what type of bags you find most appealing and shop according to the style and design you like the most.

  1. Consider the weight

You don’t want to haul around a bag that is incredibly heavy for hours.  Dragging along a heavy bag along on all your games is quite tedious.  Keep the weight of the bag in mind when you are shopping.

  1. Consider the number of pockets

Golfers usually have a lot of stuff that needs to be taken along on the trip.  You need a bag that has enough pockets for all your extras like lip balm, a sun hat, gloves, balls, GPS watches and much more so you won’t have to carry around an extra backpack for all your extra gear.

  1. Consider quality and durability

This is probably the most important factor to consider.  Consider only the best golf bags while you are shopping even if that means spending just a little bit extra during your first purchase.  If your bag can last you an entire lifetime you can use the rest of your hobby money for other golfing gear like extra balls, modern golfing gadgets and great looking golfing outfits that you can wear on your trips.

  1. Consider the comfort

You want a bag that fits comfortably around your body while you are carrying, that enable you to slide the clubs in and out comfortably and that you can use for long hours without feeling strained.

  1. Consider your own needs

Some golfers love to carry their bags, others prefer to use a golf cart and some golfers love to explore different golf courses.  Your own needs will also affect the type of bag you need.  For example; if you are traveling a lot then a travel golf bag is a much better solutions to your golfing gear can be safe for the journey.  If you are only playing golf from a golf cart then you probably won’t need a traveler bag.   You also won’t have to be so concerned weight or functionality of the bag since it will be riding along safely and easily on the chart.…

How to Determine Which Golf Rangefinder to Buy

If you are looking for your first rangefinder, you may be surprised to see two different kinds available on the market: laser and GPS. Each type has its own benefits and drawbacks, so it is important to consider them before making your selection from some of the best golf rangefinders available today. To help ensure you understand what each version has to offer, here are some highlights to consider.

Golf Rangefinder

Laser Rangefinders

Laser rangefinders are simply to use, making them an excellent choice for beginners. All you have to do after setting up the rangefinder is point it at the target object in the distance by lining it up by using the viewfinder. Once you have it lined up, press the trigger to turn on the laser. Once the distance is determined, the reading will display on the included screen.

The simplicity of the design is one of the biggest benefits to choosing a laser rangefinder. They are also essentially ready to use right out of the box, except for possibly needing batteries. However, it is only helpful if the object to which you want to measure the distance is in view. If your target is over a hill, behind a tree, or otherwise out of you direct line of sight, you might not be able to get an accurate reading.

Additionally, there is more room for human error with a laser rangefinder, as you have to hold the device, find and center the target, and take the reading without accidentally moving. This means a mistake can occur if the device is mishandled during that process.

GPS Rangefinders

A GPS rangefinder connects to satellites to determine locations and measure distances. They can be highly accurate, and don’t have issues if the target isn’t within your line of sight, but they aren’t as easy to set up or use.

First, many GPS rangefinders require the course maps to be loaded into the device before you head out to play. While this can be fairly quick to do, it does require some planning and access to a computer with an internet connection. Second, come GPS rangefinders have monthly subscription fees. This means you have to keep up with your subscription or the rangefinder may no longer work.

However, a benefit of a GPSD rangefinder is that it can track your progress throughout the course without having to re-measure the distance every time you advance through the course. Some of the more advanced version can even determine when you change hole and can automatically select a new target based on the location of the hole on the upcoming green.

Additionally, it removes some of the issues related to human error in regards to readings. Since you don’t have to manually center the target, you don’t have to worry as much about how your movements could affect the reading. But it is important to note that issues with the GPS connection can prevent the device from providing readings at all, making it essentially useless.

Like laser rangefinders, GPS versions also either use batteries or need to be charged to ensure it has enough power to operate.

Both laser and GPS rangefinders have their place in the game of golf, so it is important to choose an option that suits your specific needs. Then, you can enjoy playing while having all of the distance data you need to improve.…