Tips & Guides
In case your golf bag were to get lost, with it will go your prized golf clubs over which you have put so much of your money, effort and time in selecting the best for you after trying maybe hundreds of golf clubs. This is apart from the other high cost paraphernalia you may be carrying around in it such as a portable radio / TV, digital camera, binoculars etc. The most prized item is not the bag itself but the contents of it, so that you should give serious consideration to giving them some specific identity that would be of much benefit to you in the event of loss or even a mix up on the golf course with equipment of other gofers. Giving each of the clubs some unique identity for example would also provide you with the opportunity for easy and quick familiarization with all the clubs so that you would waste no time in picking the correct club for the right occasion.
You are quite unlikely to purchase a bag that is too tight fitting for the normal equipment and accessories that you have to carry through necessity. You should try to take maximum advantage of any spare space in your bag to take with you some other items even not directly related to golf such as some water bottles and some fruit juice to quench your thirst as well as to get some fresh energy after a prolonged stay under a hot sun. A first aid kit is a must along with an extra quantity of golf balls and other frequently needed items such as tees. A rain cape also could become useful to make your way to the clubhouse or the pavilion under a sudden thunderstorm while golfing somewhere towards the far end of a course.
As far as giving a unique and an exceptional look to your golf bag is concerned you can go as far as your imagine will take you. You could paste some stickers of cartoon characters and other funny images or attach some tags giving amusing messages and catchy slogans. There are plenty of miniature fancy stuff to be found in shops selling fancy items and ornaments that can add much color and attraction to your golf bag. Another idea is to stitch some logos or icons of famous brand names from automobiles to garments, perfumes, shoes or handbags to mobile phones. Let the ideas for decorations come to you naturally, so that your bag will be something smart and unique instead of a commonplace duplicate. The same goes for your golf clubs that may be decorated using attractive rings, silver or gold plated chains of some special design and other eye catching prestige symbols.
Put your name on your golf bag for easy identification. Here too, do it attractively with perhaps some embroidery work over which you could get help from your girlfriend, wife or daughter as the case may be. It may even be done with some special artistic handwriting. Whatever way you register your name on the bag, it would become useful in case of loss or a mix up on the golf course. It is better to add a contact telephone number too, though in the case of loss you may have to keep your fingers crossed as to the chances of some good Samaritan returning it to you.
You would realize that there are so many ways in which you can personalize the golf bag of yours. In personalizing your golf bag, you may borrow ideas from some fellow golfers or what you had seen on the web or in some magazine: but remember that personalization is something unique and not the wholesale theft of somebody’s ideas. Borrow ideas by all means; but stamp it creatively with your own unique style and image so that your personality emerges through it.