How To Properly Organize Your Golf Bag

When you’re focused on shooting the best round of golf you can, the last thing you want to be worried about is trying to find the right golf club when you need it. With that said, many golfers don’t give golf bag organization a second look, but it can make a big difference in your game.

Organizing Your Golf Clubs

Since pace of play is so important in golf, it’s essential to have your golf bag organized. Having your clubs readily on hand and in the right place within your bag will do a couple of things for you. One, it’ll help with quick retrieval and return of all clubs and accessories. And two, it’ll help protect your clubs when your golf bag is on the move.

While there is no written rule as to how your golf bag should be setup, there are benefits to keeping it organized. This guide will help teach you how to setup and organize your golf bag to keep you atop your game.


Most golf bags are divided up into three sections. The front of the bag is the side that is furthest away from the strap. While the back of the bag is located closest to the strap.

When organizing your clubs, your putter should be placed in the back section of your bag (located closest to the straps). Of course, if your golf bag has a special sleeve at the back of the bag dedicated to storing your putter, use it accordingly. For those of you who don’t have a putter sleeve on your bag, simply store it in the back section of your bag.

Driver & Woods Clubs

Like the putter, your driver and woods should also be stored in the back section of your bag. As previously mentioned, if your putter doesn’t have its own specific sleeve, it can share the back section of your bag with these longer clubs. Be sure to place your driver on the left and your woods on the right, from longest to shortest.

Long & Mid Range Clubs

Your long and mid range clubs, including your 3 through 7 irons, should be stored one section down from your driver’s level. To keep these clubs even more organized, make sure you sort them from longest to shortest starting from the left. This will help to balance out your bag as you move with it.

Short Clubs & Wedges

The front of your bag (furthest side away from the strap) is where your short clubs and wedges are to be stored. These clubs include your 8 and 9 irons, as well as your pitching wedge and sand wedge, if you have one. These clubs can also be laid out similar to the long and mid range clubs, with the longer ones on the left.

Keeping You Golf Bag Organized

In order to stay organized you have to first get organized, and it all starts with the way you setup your clubs. Whenever you use one of your clubs from the bag, make sure you put it back exactly from where you got it. Eventually, you won’t have to think about it and you’ll know where to find every club in your bag. With all that said, having an organized golf bag will help keep your focus on the game and not where to find your next club within your bag.

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