5 reasons to stop carrying your golf bag

Is there anything worse than carrying the weight of your golf bag on your back as you make your way across the links? Or pushing a trolley on undulating terrain and trying to stop it from rolling away on steep slopes?

The truth is, golf is a game that requires a lot of walking. Although it’s great for getting your daily steps in, carrying your golf bag puts an enormous amount of strain on your upper body – not to mention your muscles and joints.

Here we look at just a few reasons why you should consider ditching your golf carry bag for something new – like one of the many electric golf trolleys available at Clarkes’ Golf Centre.

1. Back pain

It’s not uncommon for golfers, old and young, to suffer from back problems. Carrying your kit not only places pressure on the spine but can cause lactic acid to build up in the surrounding muscles – causing pain, fatigue and injuries. With that in mind, the last thing you want to be doing is lugging your golf bag around on your shoulders for several hours. Why not save your back and treat yourself to a golf trolley that can be remote-control operated? All you need to do is steer!

2. Rainy golf days

There’s no denying that carrying your bag around the course is simple and allows you to keep your kit close by at all times, but have you ever played in the rain? You’ll put your bag down on the wet grass so you can take your shot. Then, when you go to pick it up and move on to the next hole, you’ll find that (much to your dismay) it’s soaked – which makes it feel even heavier still. The beauty of an electric golf trolley is that you have no dirty golf bag to deal with. All you have to do at the end of the round is give the wheels a quick wipe clean before lifting it into the boot of your car.

3. Discomfort

The weather in the UK is nothing short of unpredictable. It’s hard to tell whether you should prepare for rain, hail, sleet or snow or pack the sun cream and a cap to protect your eyes from the sun’s glare. But something we do know is that you’ll end up in a puddle of sweat carrying a bag in the warmer months, which is why you should consider switching to an electric golf trolley that does the hard work for you – even on the hilliest of courses!

4. Save your energy for the game

Carrying a golf bag – or even pushing or pulling manual golf trolleys – isn’t easy. It requires a great deal of bending, twisting and lifting which can eventually lead to shoulder, wrist, neck, hip or back injuries. Plus, you’ll be exhausted before you’ve reached the 18th hole! Why not preserve your energy for the round and use an electric golf trolley instead? This way you can walk from one hole to the next comfortably and play well from start to finish.

5. Take more with you

Arguably one of the biggest downsides to carrying a golf bag is that you can’t take all the essentials with you – and by essentials, we mean refreshments! Stocking up on a couple of bottles of water and a few snacks to keep your energy levels up during the round simply isn’t an option when you’re carrying, as it will make your bag weigh a tonne. This explains why increasingly more golfers are choosing to replace their trusty golf bag for a motorised model.

Take the next step and invest in an electric golf trolley

Decided that you no longer want to carry your golf kit and would much prefer an electric golf trolley?

Great decision! Clarkes’ Golf is home to some of the latest models from leading manufacturers, PowaKaddy and Motocaddy. There are plenty of brilliant options available at various price points, so you needn’t worry about finding something suitable for your budget.

Simply browse their range of electric golf trolleys online and click through for more details. If you’re happy with your selection, click ‘add to basket’ and proceed to checkout. Alternatively, if you’d like to know more about their electric golf trolleys, feel free to call them on 01744 885 294, and they’ll gladly assist.