If you’ve ever been lookin’ at purchasin’ a new golf bag, and I’m sure you Rock Heads have, then in the midst all those those stand and cart bags, you’ve probably noticed a few staff bags. I’m also sure many of you Rock Heads have wondered what exactly makes these staff bags so different from the rest. Staff bags exist in a small niche and aren’t often used by amateur golfers. That being said, let’s take a quick look at the staff bag to see what makes this particular model so unique.
You’ve got to think of staff bags as premium bags for the serious golfer. The staff bags you find for sale are often the same ones pro use on Tour. Think of them as the luxury sedans of golf bags. They’re going to come with a lot more bells and whistles (figuratively of course) than the average golf bag.
Staff bags are designed to hold everything a pro would need. Take for instance, the Cleveland CG Staff Bag. Staff Bags are designed for convenience and quality in mind and the Cleveland bag comes with eight pockets, six of them zippered. You don’t usually find zippers on cart or stand bags. The linings of staff bags are also usually nicer to keep your clubs protected.
Staff bags are the heaviest of all of the other bags – heavier even than your typical cart bags. Cart bags are also smaller and less expensive than staff bags. Cart bags still offer lots of room to carry extra equipment without all the bulk and weight of a staff bag. It is for this reason that cart bags are used far more frequently over staff bags by amateur golfers.
Staff bags are a good option in three circumstances:
– If you own your cart and plan to keep the staff bag strapped to the cart most of the time.
– If you have an able-backed caddie who is willing to carry your exceptionally heavy bag around for 18-holes worth of golf.
– You legitimately have a lot of gear you want to bring with you for a round.
Staff bags are not something that you would want to carry around all day while still focusing on maintaining the energy to crush a good drive across the fairway. They also typically run a little more expensive than other bags, but remember, you are paying for more bag.
Now, staff bags are really practical for most weekend-golfers. Amateur golfers don’t have as much gear and so don’t need as much golf bag. However, if you do have a lot of gear you frequently use or are a more serious golfer, don’t automatically rule out a staff bag. It’s important to remember to choose a bag that works for your needs. The most popular model may not be the one for you. Find a golf bag that suits your own unique needs as a player.
Rock Heads, would you use a staff bag? Let me know in the comments below!