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Twisting Golf Bags – Tips to Prevent Your Golf Cart Bag from Twisting

Does your golf bag twist on your walking golf cart? Does that interfere with your game or make it less enjoyable? If so, here are a few tips to help keep your bag from twisting:

1. Store-Purchased Solutions:
Some golf bag manufacturers advertise non--twisting features on their bags; included are:
  • Anti-twist sleeves: The cart strap is threaded through the bag's anti-twist sleeve.
  • Anti-twist strap: A strap on the bag fastens to the cart frame.
  • Non-slip materials applied to the bag's bottom
  • The shape of the bag's bottom
2. Homemade solutions:

Before shopping for replacement bag, we recommend that first you understand why your bag twists.
The primary cause of bag twisting is unbalanced weight distribution of the clubs and other items in your bag. If weight distribution is to one side or another, the force of gravity will tend to twist the bag until the weight is centered on the bags points of contact. Other forces, such as straps are in play to resist gravity's forces, but sometimes are not a match.
So before buying a new bag, try the inexpensive ideas listed below (in the sequence listed)
  • Check the weight distribution of your bag to see if the distribution can be better balanced without sacrificing convenient access to your clubs. Here's how:
  1. Lay the bag on a flat surface with the part of the bag that will rest on the cart facing up.
  2. Pick up the bag with your fingers (one in inserted inside the top of the bag and another at the upper edge of the bag's bottom.) If the bag twists, the weight is not evenly distributed and the bag will tend to twist.
  3. Adjust the bag's balance by moving items inside the bag. The easiest way is to move items around in the pockets.
  4. As a last resort, move some clubs to achieve a better balance. However, if clubs are loose and can easily be moved, this solution may not work because the balance point is constantly shifting.
The remaining suggestions accommodate an imbalance of bag weight distribution by providing more resistance to the forces of gravity that cause twist.
  • Check your bag to see if a cart strap or straps can conveniently be threaded through some bag strap or opening.
  • Fasten a bungee cord around some part of the frame (bottom part is better) and pull it tight.
  • Bungee cord alternate #1: Thread the bungee cord through a strap or hole in the bag. This is like a make-shift anti-twist bag sleeve. (A bottom umbrella hole can work nicely.)
  • Bungee cord alternate #2: Fasten the bungee cord to the bag and then thread it through some portion of the cart frame.
  • Find some non-slip material (like used in kitchen cabinets) and glue it to the bottom of your bag.
  • You might also be able to apply the same non-slip material to the cart itself either on the bottom rest or inside the upper strap.
If all of these solutions fail, you might look into buying a lighter bag with a manufacturer's "no-twist" feature. One of these solutions should work for your situation. I hope you have found these tips helpful in making your golf experience more enjoyable.