Golf 2021 | 4 min read
For anyone that walks the golf course, it is no secret that a fully-loaded golf bag can feel heavy and almost burdensome by the back nine. Or, you come across the opposite dilemma of carrying a stand bag that is too small to store all your needed gear.
Your golf bag shouldn’t take your focus away from the game. Whether it’s a Sunday bag or full-featured stand bag, it’s important to find the best golf bag that suits your playing style.
Walking golfers should look for the ideal balance of functionality, storage capacity, organization, and comfort in a carry stand bag.
One the newest golf stand bags on the market is the Player III Stand Bag. Its sleek exterior is crafted with high-quality synthetic leather and waterproof zippers for a finish that is durable, water-resistant, and easy-to-clean. Whether you’re golfing in the desert, by the beach, or caught in the rain, the Player III is equipped for whatever your round brings. Plus, these low-maintenance materials allow for a quick and effortless clean-up after each use.
[Featured: Player III Black 6-way top]
The Player III barely tips the scale at 6 pounds yet provides ample storage for a full set of golf clubs and all gear essentials. It’s a full-featured stand bag that doesn’t weigh you down.
This stand bag showcases 10 easy-access pockets that include:
- 1 large apparel pocket
- 1 small side pocket
- 2 external, waterproof antimicrobial-lined valuables pockets
- 2 magnetic, thermal-lined water bottle pockets
- 1 antimicrobial-lined magnetic rangefinder pocket
- 1 large ball pocket with mesh sleeves for tees
- 1 internal, lockable, antimicrobial-lined valuables pocket
- 1 internal, mesh glove pocket
With plenty of storage options, you can dedicate pockets to: golf balls, tees, gloves, water bottles, extra apparel, small accessories, and more. You can personalize your gear organization to be the most efficient for your playing needs.
To tailor your club organization to your preference, you can choose between a 6-way and 14-way top divider. The 6-way top features 3 full-length, fully-enclosed dividers whilst the 14-way divider has 13 full-length, fully-enclosed dividers. Both options feature a microfiber-lined, angled top to accommodate driver and putter hang. With this microfiber velour lining and hassle-free, tangle-free club organization, your expensive clubs and grips are taken care of.
[Featured: Player III White 6-way top]
Storage space is definitely important, but there isn’t much use for a stand bag if it does not have a reliable base and carry system. The Player III features a redesigned, patented Rotator Stand System with carbon fiber legs to provide maximum stability. These lightweight, durable stand legs quickly deploy when the bag is set on the green. Their strength-to-weight ratio is quite impressive considering the legs weigh less than a pound but provide enough support for a full set of clubs. The Player III Stand also features an updated version of the patented EQ2 Strap and compression-molded back panel. These padded, backpack-style shoulder straps contain a pivot mechanism that continuously adjusts to your natural gait. The padded back panel offers a comfortable, breathable carry. While you’re walking on the course, you’ll hardly realize it’s there.
Other intentionally-designed features include a padded, genuine leather front and top grab handle to allow you to quickly grab your bag and be onto the next hole.
The final touch that lands the Player III on the “Best Golf Stand Bags” list is that it features a removable belly panel that can be personalized. You can add your name, club crest, logo, special quote, etc. and truly make this stand bag unique.
The Lite Stand Bag is an ultralight golf stand bag that was voted “Best New Product” at the 2019 PGA Merchandise Show. Because of its maximum durability and minimal weight, it is still one of the best stand bags going into 2021.
[Featured: Lite Stand Bag in White]
This award-winning stand bag features water-resistant materials, an all-weather rain hood, patented Rotator Stand System, exoskeletal base, and carbon fiber legs for optimal performance on the golf course. These key features provide maximum stability to ensure that a full set of clubs is comfortably supported. To assist with club organization and prevent tangling, the Lite Stand features a four-way top with 2 full-length dividers. Despite this bag’s slightly smaller top size, you won’t have any problem with sorting your clubs to your preference.
As for gear storage-- the Lite Stand bag is packed with all the necessary golf bag features. This includes: a large garment pocket, magnetic rangefinder pocket, cooler pockets, waterproof personals pocket, and of course, a front ball pocket. With all the essential storage of a full-size carry bag, the Lite Stand does not sacrifice functionality for weight.
The Lite Stand can be embroidered on not one, but two panels. Like the Player III, you can add your choice of embroidery on the interchangeable belly panel, but you can also personalize the large garment pocket as well.
When the VLX made its debut in Fall 2020, it had truly raised the standard for performance-luxury. To achieve a modern look, the VLX is crafted with luxe vegan leather, waterproof zippers, and genuine leather top handle. This compact golf stand bag features a meticulously-crafted silhouette with minimal exposed seams and rivets for a sleek aesthetic.
[Featured: VLX Stand Bag in Iridium]
It offers a 4-way top with 4 full-length, fully-enclosed, mesh club dividers to easily organize a complete set of clubs. Like the Player III, the VLX stand bag is designed with a slightly-angled top to account for driver and putter hang. The dividers are lined with premium mesh to provide the padding needed for expensive clubs and grips.
If you’re looking for an ultra-light stand bag, you (or your caddie) will be happy to hear that the VLX weighs only 4.65 pounds. The VLX champions a minimalist design, so it only features the most essential pockets. These include:
-dual saddlebag-style gear pockets for apparel
-a magnetic, water bottle cooler pocket
-an interior, velour-lined valuables pocket
-and a magnetic, velour-lined range-finder pocket.
With the VLX stand bag, you can still carry everything you need without being bogged down by extra weight.
[Featured: VLX Stand Bag in White]
The VLX comes with key elements that include: an ergonomic Equilibrium 2.0 Double Strap (dual strap), matching rain hood, dual-purpose bottle opener/towel, and hook-and-loop umbrella holder. These small, functional features truly make a difference in a comfortable and relaxing round. Despite this stand bag’s trim frame, the VLX checks off every walking golfer’s checklist-- making it the ultimate lightweight golf bag.
Like the stand bags mentioned above, the VLX can also be personalized. This style can be embroidered on the front ball pocket and left/right pockets. It’s definitely hard to top a golf bag that is one of a kind!
Other brands that offer great options are: Taylormade, Ogio, Callaway, Titleist, Mizuno, Nike, Izzo Cobra, and Sun Mountain.
[Featured: Lite Lux Stand in Black]
The Lite Lux Stand bag is a luxury evolution of the award-winning Lite Stand. With crosshatched vegan leather and metal zippers, it emulates the look and feel of a designer bag but provides the same level of performance the Lite Stand is known for.
Its lightweight frame hardly tips the scale at 4.5 pounds--making it the lightest stand bag on the lineup. The Lite Lux is fitted with carbon fiber legs and a patented Rotator State base in an exoskeletal frame. Paired together, these features ensure a stable, reliable base regardless of the terrain. Without compromising functionality for weight, the Lite Lux ensures optimal stability.
When it comes to club storage, you can easily organize your golf clubs with this stand bag’s 4-way top. The four-way top is wrapped with premium velour with no visible rivets and washers for a refined and padded way to protect clubs. Each divider features full-length, fully-enclosed dividers to prevent clubs from getting tangled throughout your carry.
[Featured: Lite Lux Stand in Black]
For the most comfortable carry, the Lite Lux comes with a convertible EQ2 shoulder strap system and a padded hip pad. This specially-designed strap easily switches between a dual strap or single strap carry. To reconfigure your carry, simply unclip the straps at the attachment points and customize the straps to your comfort level. This is ideal if you or your caddie like to interchange between styles throughout the round.
To provide the necessary storage, the Lite Lux features a large garment pocket, magnetic velour-lined rangefinder pocket, a cooler-lined water bottle sleeve, and a waterproof personals pocket. You can keep hydration and beverages at-hand while making sure all your golf equipment is accounted for.
All the way down to the fine details, like the inclusion of a dual-purpose bottle opener/towel ring, matching all-weather rain hood, umbrella holder, and pen slot, the Lite Lux stand offers the perfect balance of functionality and style.
Golf Accessories to Pair with Golf Stand Bags
[Featured: Signature Headcover in Rose Gold]
Golf headcovers are an important accessory that can extend the lifetime of your favorite driver, woods, and putters. Of course, the best golf headcovers will polish off the look of your golf bag, but more importantly, protect expensive clubs from unnecessary weather damage and excessive wear.
If you have a more classic aesthetic, Leather Golf Headcovers would be the best option. The VESSEL Golf Driver Headcovers, Wood Headcovers, and Putter Covers have a timeless and elegant feel that look as good as they perform. They are crafted from luxurious, genuine leather that’s been coated with a durable finish to withstand the elements and age beautifully over time. To add to the premium feel, they showcase a plush, velour interior. This padding alleviates unpleasant clattering that occurs when in transit. With different variations of black & white, these genuine leather headcovers complement everything, so you don’t have to worry about them clashing with your bag!
If you prefer animal-friendly options, the VSL Nylon and Signature Headcovers are tough to beat! These weather-resistant, durable, and easy-to-clean golf headcovers take your playing experience to a new level of performance-luxury. They come in neutral tones like: navy, sand, and grey; or eye-catching colors like rose gold and neomint.
Regardless of the stand bag you choose, a golf alignment stick is a crucial training tool for golfers of all skill levels. It’s a necessary tool for perfecting your golf swing and guarantee your golf ball makes it down the fairway. Whether you're practicing on the golf course or driving range, alignment sticks are a visual aid that assists during training drills for golfers of all levels. The best golf alignment sticks not only help with your full swing, but they come in handy when working on your short game as well. Because of this training tool's versatility it is highly recommended for anyone between novice and PGA level golfing.
With the Vessel Alignment Stick Set, you can achieve proper alignment, swing plane, swing path, ball position, and a ball flight. These premium alignment rods are crafted with high-quality carbon fiberglass rods for maximum durability and minimal weight. The ends are capped with molded vinyl which are designed to last longer than rubber caps.
The Vessel alignment sticks have been intentionally designed in a compact, portable size to fit comfortably in a golf bag. At 36-inches long, this alignment stick will not interfere with the driver clubhead, putters, of other golf clubs.
Alignment stick covers are essential for preventing excessive wear and tear on your alignment stick. Much like golf club headcovers, alignment stick covers are the finishing touch to keep your gear performance-ready. With a genuine leather outer and microfiber lining, VESSEL Alignment Stick Covers shield your alignment sticks from rain and other outdoor elements. This golf accessory increases the longevity of your training tool and keeps it looking pristine for years to come.