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Don’t Use Your Golf Bag As A Junk Drawer

Golf bags are like babies. Every month or two they gain a few pounds. Golfers love using their bag as a junk drawer. And if you like to walk, your back is going to pay. So here are a few items everyone has in their golf bag that could be taken out to shed a few pounds.

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Dragging Heavy Golf Bag Photo by: Adobe Stock Images

Stupid weather cover thing: In theory, this thing’s a life saver. It virtually weighs nothing, if you get caught in a pinch you can throw it on and keep your clubs out of the weather. Let’s be honest about this. Firstly, every time you go into the pocket that thing is stored it, it is an absolute mess because things get caught inside it and it comes unfolded. Next, the process of taking it out, snapping it on, then zipping and unzipping it after every shot is a hassle. So go into your garage, take that thing and throw it in the garbage. – .5 pounds

The collection of scorecards, balls markers and divot tools from other courses: We get it, you golf at a lot of cool courses. But no one wants to wait for you to dip in your bag to find the penny-sized ball marker you have from that time you played Pebble Beach. We believe you. Instead of having 30 metal divot tools, leave yourself one, keep your lucky ball marker, and stash the rest of the junk in a drawer. -2 pounds

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Eliminate your collection of scorecards, ball markers and divot tools (Photo by: GolfSmith)

Food and drinks: That Nature Valley granola bar from two summers ago, that half empty Powerade and the 100 protein bar wrappers can get thrown out. Other than the fact a mouse is going to chew a hole in your bag so he can snack on your leftovers, it is kind of gross to have rotting food in your bag. Oh and not to mention that banana that is pretty much mush now in the small side pocket. If you have fruit in your bag, good luck. -2 pounds

Gloves: Not sure why, but it seems like golfers love to collect old, browning, ripped and smelly gloves. Maybe there is a story to them. But I don’t understand why those can’t go in the small junk drawer with all the other random crap you already took out. Leave a nice new one you’re using and a rainy day one. Boom. -.5 pounds

Clubs: Might sound a bit weird but having 18 clubs is a bit overkill. Drop one of your wedges, if you have a 46,50,52,54,56, 58 and a 60-degree wedge in your bag you need to reevaluate your golf game. “But I love my old driver, I am just trying to get used to my new one.” So instead of hitting one bad shot with your new one, and blaming the driver before you go to old reliable, take old reliable out and use the driver you probably spent a pretty penny on. The bag limit of 14 isn’t just for competitions sake, it’s for your backs sake as well. And if you always use a cart, keep the bag boys in mind, they are humans also. -2-8pounds

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Get rid of some unnecessary clubs to shed a few lbs off your bag (Photo by: Grayson Libson)

BALLS!: Even if it is your first time ever holding a golf club. It Is hard to believe you’re going to lose more than a dozen balls while golfing. People who have balls falling out of every pocket in their bag when they unzip it are the worst. They make a special pocket for balls, and if that’s filled, you’re probably all set. Put a small bucket or container in your trunk filled with balls and grab a handful every time you play. I once picked up an old mans golf bag and thought the pockets were stuffed with concrete. Nope, it was just golf balls packed in so tight the seams were about to rip out. People find Top Flites on the course and can’t pass it up so by the end of the season they have 40 Top Flites in each pocket and finding a tee is a 10-minute process because you have to sift through the balls. -5-10 pounds

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Golf Balls Make For Extra Weight in Your Golf Bag

With that being said, if you’re an extreme hoarder, you’re going to shed around 20 pounds from your golf bag. To put that into perspective that’s like having a car tire strapped to your bag as you walk around.

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