How to Organize Golf Clubs in a Bag

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Organizing golf clubs in a bag is more important than most players realize, and it should be in order from shortest to longest club. Organize your golf clubs properly with help from a professional golf instructor in this free video on golf clubs.

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Hello, this is Conan Elliott, and I'm Director of Instruction here at Camas Meadows Golf Club in Camas, Washington. Today, we're going to talk about how to organize a set of golf clubs in a bag. First of all, we need a golf bag and, preferably, would have golf clubs in it. Actually, there's more importance to that than most people think, not just throwing your clubs in a bag. But you can see, this is a carry-type bag, so we want to make sure it balances. So, I like to have all of my shorter clubs -- my pitching wedge and my sand wedge -- in the very shortest bottom-end of the golf club that's going to hang. Then as you go into the middle section, I kind of separate them into 7, 8, 9 on the right, 4, 5, 6 on the left. So I've got my shortest clubs in the middle, a little bit longer clubs on the top, middle-right, and my longer irons middle-left. Then my woods, I always put to the top of the bag. The reason for this is balance more than anything else. Number two is so that I know exactly where my clubs are in the bag all the time. Then I put my putter...I always put my... Now, some bags have a little putter-holder, which is nice, but I always put my putter in up with my woods at the top so that it doesn't bang on the irons and get chipped or marred by the irons. So, that way, when I pick my bag up, my bag balances very easily. The heavier, longer clubs are at the top; the shorter, less heavier clubs are toward the bottom. So the club balances very easily. Very important. Sometimes now we have an opposite situation of that is if you don't ever carry your clubs and you use what we call a cart bag. Cart bags are arranged opposite, so the bags or the compartments that you keep you equipment in are to the outside of the cart. So your woods go to the back of the bag, and your irons would go to the front. Their balance isn't as important because it's riding on a cart, but it makes it easily accessible to be able to see your irons, then the woods there. If you have the woods in front on a cart with the bags the opposite way, you can't see your clubs to get them out. So if you're carrying, keep your shorter clubs to the front, mid-range clubs in the middle, woods at the top. If you're riding all the time with a cart or a cart bag, keep your clubs so that your woods are to the back of your bag and your short irons at the front so that you can see them. This is Conan Elliott, and that's how to organize golf clubs in your bag.

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