Whether you are carrying your golf bag for a round or just merely looking to lift it in the trunk of your car, you know how heavy these bags can get.
When you put all of your supplies and equipment into a golf bag, the weight adds up fast.
There are some things you can do to help control the weight in your bag.
First, let’s start with how much a bag weighs with clubs, without clubs, etc.
When a golf bag is empty, it weighs much less than when you start filling it with clubs.
By the time you add golf balls and other gear, the weight shoots up fast.
How Much A Golf Bag Weighs
A golf bag is going to weigh anywhere from seven to eleven pounds.
A stand bag or carry bag is going to weigh anywhere from three to six pounds.
Cart bags tend to have much larger pockets and accommodate more belongings.
Cart bags also have a base on the bottom that helps them stay stable on a golf cart.
Since the base allows a cart bag to stand on its own, it has a good amount of weight to it.
A cart bag is not ideal if you plan on walking the golf course and carrying your golf bag.
Carry bags are designed to be very light and easy to walk and play with.
These bags usually have their weight evenly distributed so that it will be more comfortable to carry.
Some very small golf bags are called Sunday Bags.
These are usually just meant to carry a few clubs.
The concept is that on a Sunday afternoon, you can grab the Sunday bag and get a few holes in.
The weight of a Sunday bag is usually never more than about 3 pounds.
Sunday bags cannot stand on their own; you just lay them on the ground.
This helps to save quite a bit of weight.
How Much Does A Golf Bag Weigh In KG?
Since we determined that the average golf bag weighs 7 to 11 pounds, this would be about 3-5kgs.
You may be wondering why it is essential to know the weight of your golf bag.
Where this comes into play is when you travel.
By the time you put your bag, clubs, golf balls, shoes, etc., into the travel bag, you could end up well over the fifty-pound limit.
This is important to consider when traveling.
If you need to buy some golf balls when you reach your destination, that will be the quickest way to lower the weight in your travel bag.
Golf Bag Weight Examples
To get a better idea of what some name-brand golf bags weigh, here is a list of ten golf bags and their weights.
These bags are empty golf bags.
Some are cart bags, and some are stand bags.
If you want a golf bag that is very lightweight and easy to walk an eighteen-hole round with, choose something less than four pounds.
By the time you add all of your equipment in, you will be glad you went for the lower weight golf bag.
- Callaway 2019 X Carry Stand Bag: 4.5 Pounds
- Callaway 2019 Select Stand Bag: 5 Pounds
- Ping 2020 Hoofer Lite: 5 Pounds
- TaylorMade 2018 Supreme Cart Bag: 7 Pounds
- Ping 2019 Pioneer Cart Bag: 7 Pounds
- Titleist 2020 Players 4 Carbon Stand: 3 Pounds
- TaylorMade 2020 Quiver: 3 Pounds
- Sun Mountain 2019 3.5 LS: 3.5 Pounds
- Ping 2020 DLX: 7.5 Pounds
- Ogio Shadow Fuse: 4 Pounds
How Much Does A Golf Bag Weigh With Clubs?
Now that you have a general idea of what these bags weigh when they are empty let’s discuss the weight when they are full.
A full golf bag contains golf clubs, golf balls, tees, your windbreaker, a water bottle, and who knows what else.
Depending on how much gear you like to keep in your golf bag, a full golf bag can weigh anywhere from 20 to 50 pounds.
Some golfers carry fewer clubs than others.
Some golfers have three dozen golf balls in their bag for some reason.
Depending on how much stuff you carry, the weight of your golf bag will differ.
On average, a full golf bag weighs about thirty pounds.
You must take into consideration things like the material and design of your golf clubs.
If you happen to have steel shafts, those clubs are going to weigh more than graphite.
Many players type clubs have much heavier shafts than a beginner set of clubs.
At the same time, a player will usually carry a sleeve or two of golf balls, not two dozen.
These variations will affect the weight of your bag.
There are some great tips for keeping your golf bag a bit lighter.
Tips For Making Your Golf Bag Lighter
The most common issue with heavy golf bags is an abundance of unnecessary stuff in your bag.
When was the last time you did a good clean out of your golf bag?
If you found that you have 32 golf balls, 1000 tees, 12 old scorecards, two jackets, and some other random things, that is too much!
If you need to get an organizer for your garage where you can keep your golf belongings, this is a great idea.
Do not try and store all of your golf equipment in your golf bag at all times.
Even something as simple as a rangefinder adds more weight to your golf bag.
If you never walk the golf course and you aren’t that worried about weight, at least think of your back when you try and put your clubs in the car.
When golf bags start getting closer to that forty-fifty pound weight, you may risk injuring yourself.
These tips should help make the bag a bit lighter:
- Don’t carry more than eight golf balls in your bag; you can refill at the end of the round if needed
- You only need about seven or eight tees to get through a round of golf, next time you buy tees don’t put the whole bag in your golf bag
- Check for unnecessary clothing in your bag; chances are it has been in there a while, and you probably don’t need it
- If you have an umbrella on your golf bag, only bring it if it looks like there might be rain
- Ball markers, coins, and divot repair tools tend to accumulate in your golf bag, try to clean that out every once in a while, a metal divot repair tool can be heavy
- If you have golf clubs you never use, why are you carrying them around? Only bring golf clubs that you use each round
- If you don’t use your rangefinder, don’t bring it
- Only bring one water bottle and fill up after nine holes
How Much Does A PGA Tour Golf Bag Weigh?
PGA Tour players have huge golf bags.
These are called players bags or tour bags.
The pockets on these golf bags are large enough that some of the tour players’ families could travel with them in the pockets!
Some of the reason that these bags are so large is because of equipment, and some of it is because of advertising.
The large golf bags give players a great spot to stick the logo of a sponsor.
This helps the sponsor and the player.
The person that has to struggle is the caddy.
Caddies have a difficult job managing the emotions of their player but also managing the size of that bag.
A PGA Tour player’s bag is about fifty pounds.
Carrying a fifty-pound bag for eighteen holes is no easy task.
Especially when you consider the terrain that these caddies are asked to traverse.
PGA Tour players rarely lose a golf ball in the course of the round, so we know they aren’t filling the bag with golf balls.
Some players don’t want their caddies to be dealing with such a heavy bag, and they opt to go with something smaller.
Factors That Affect Weight Of Golf Bag
If you have ever wondered why your golf bag always feels so heavy, you may want to consider the following factors.
Graphite vs. Steel
When you compare a steel-shafted set of clubs with a graphite shafted, you will see several pounds of difference.
You will not want to change the golf clubs you play with just because of weight, but it is an important fact to have.
Number of Clubs
You can carry fourteen clubs with you during a round, but do you need fourteen?
When you say to your friends that you haven’t hit your four iron in six months, why are you still carrying it?
Chances are if you have not used a club in your last four rounds, you will not use it at all.
Let it stay at home in the garage, and the next time you want to give it a try again, throw it back in the bag.
Some golfers completely ignore the fourteen club rule and store every golf club they have ever owned in their bag.
This is pointless and will only cause you more trouble to lug around unnecessary equipment.
Golf Bag Components
When you purchased your golf bag, it likely came with a few different straps.
These straps are used to help you, depending on how you carry your golf bag.
If you never carry your golf bag, you can take the large X or Backpack strap off the bag.
It will only get in your way, and it is adding extra weight to your golf bag as well.
All you need is a simple shoulder strap if you don’t plan on walking and playing golf.
Some golf bags also have things like cooler compartments and umbrellas attached to them.
If you don’t see yourself using this equipment, don’t put it in your bag.
Just because golf balls are sold in a pack of twelve does not mean you have to keep all twelve in your bag.
Most golfers can get through a round of golf with less than three golf balls.
If you feel the need to keep six golf balls in your bag, that is fine, even nine is ok.
Most golfers would be shocked that if they counted the golf balls in their bag at the moment, it is probably a number higher than twenty.
Twenty golf balls are a significant amount of unnecessary weight in your golf bag.
Training aids are becoming more and more popular.
Golfers use them to try and improve their games.
Practicing with a training aid on the driving range or putting green is great, but you don’t need to keep it in your golf bag.
You would be surprised by the contraptions that golfers find in their golf bag.
These all add up to extra weight in the bag, and you can’t use them on the course anyway.
Keep them in your car or your locker at the club, but don’t fill your bag with this type of equipment.
The weight of a golf bag becomes essential for three reasons.
The first is that if you are walking and carrying your clubs, you must be mindful of the weight you are carrying.
Second is that even if you play cart golf, you don’t want to injure a shoulder by trying to lift and maneuver your clubs.
Last you must have a general idea of what your golf bag weighs when it comes to travel.
Most people have a much larger golf bag than they need and store way more gear than they should.
Get yourself an excellent trunk organizer or garage organizer to keep your extra golf equipment.
There is no need to store everything you own in your golf bag.