Golf Bag History
Golf bag history includes the evolution of the golf bag as it needed to evolve in order to keep up with the evolution of golf equipment and accessories.
Today's golf bags include features that are selective to riding and walking. They include compartments for all the modern toys and accessories that help us try to be more competitive in the game.
Check out our guides here to enjoy some humor on the golf course.
Vintage Golf Bags
Golf Stand Bags – A Short History
Golf stand bags have come
a long way since they were first invented
The modern stand bag was
created in the late 70's early 1980's when manufacturer Sun Mountain
introduced the first golf bag with retractable legs that extended
automatically when you sat it down, now known as the golf stand
Historians identify the golf bags' advent to be somewhere around the late 1800s
In the 1880s the first golf bags were introduced into the market. Early 1900s golf bags were made from canvas and leather with metal top and bottom protection areas. This simple style continued into the 1920s and '30s.
After World War II, golf bags grew to be much roomier as they began to add comfort and accessory features for storage space to house golf balls, gloves, tees and books.
These modern era bags incorporated lightweight materials such as plastic and nylon that allowed the addition of carrying straps, pockets, buckles and zippers for added dimension and functionality.
In the1950s the introduction of battery-powered golf carts initially reduced golf bag sales, so designers created cart-friendly golf bags with features that would prevent them from rolling out of the powered carts.
By the mid 1980's light weight
golf bags for walking included kickstands and double straps as regular
features to be more user friendly
Golf Bag Etiquette
Today in competition golf bag inspection is expected, as is the adherence to etiquette rulings about where to place your bag. The Professional Golfers Association handbook specifies that you never place your golf bag directly on the surface of any green.
Golf Travel Bags
Travel bags were also another
product introduced for golfers who like to travel in order to be
able to carry all their equipment and accessories in one bag that
is self contained and attractive.
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