I once broke a zip in my TaylorMade golf bag and it was in the middle of a tournament. It was very frustrating as I had to finish the tournament with half of my clubs. I thought my day was ruined but luckily I was able to repair the zip and carry on.
If you’re unlucky enough to break a zip on your golf bag, don’t worry, it is possible to repair it. With a little bit of patience and some basic sewing skills, you can have your bag back up and running in no time.
What you will need to repair a golf bag zip
First, you will need to gather some supplies. For this repair, you will need a needle and thread, a pair of scissors, and a replacement zip. You can find replacement zips at most fabric stores or online.
Steps to repair a golf bag zip
Once you have your supplies, start by cutting the damaged zip off of the bag. If there are any frayed edges, use your scissors to trim them away.
Once the zip is removed, take a look at the edges of the hole left behind. If they are jagged or uneven, use your scissors to neaten them up.
Now it’s time to start sewing. Thread your needle and tie a knot at the end. Start by sewing the zip onto one side of the hole, making sure to catch all of the fabric edges. Once you reach the other side, tie off the thread and cut any excess.
How to replace golf bag zip:
You’ll need to remove the old zip if it is broken. You can do this by following the steps below;
- Cut the threads holding the damaged zip off to the golf bag
- Once the threads are cut, remove the zip very carefully
Now you have the old zip removed, it’s time to fit in the new one. You can do this by following the steps below;
- Position the new zip so that the teeth are lined up with the fabric
- Sew the new zip into place, being careful not to sew over the teeth of the zip
- Test the new zip by opening and closing it a few times
Now you know how to replace a golf bag zip, you can get back out on the course in no time!
Q: How much is a new zip for a golf bag?
A: A new zip for a golf bag can cost anywhere from $35 to $50. If you take it to be repaired by a sewer, they can give you a quote as high as $100 which is inclusive of labor to replace the zip.
Q: Can I repair a golf bag zip without sewing?
A: While it is possible to repair a zip without sewing, it is not recommended. Sewing will provide a stronger hold and will be less likely to come apart.
Q: How long does it take to replace a golf bag zip?
A: It should only take about 30 minutes to replace a golf bag zip. This includes the time it takes to remove the old zip and sew in the new one.
Q: Do I need to use a special type of zip for my golf bag?
A: No, you do not need to use a special type of zip for your golf bag. Any standard zip will work just fine. However, it should be strong enough and not too flimsy so that it can hold up against the wear and tear of being used on a golf bag.
Q: Will my golf bag be waterproof after I replace the zip?
A: No, your golf bag will not be waterproof after you replace the zip. Waterproofing is done during the manufacturing process and cannot be added after the fact.
Q: Can I buy a new golf bag if my zip is broken?
A: While you could buy a new golf bag, it is not necessary. A replacement zip is all you need to fix the problem. And, depending on the style of your bag, it may be difficult to find an exact match. Read about the types of golf bags here if you want to get a new one.
Q: Can I take my golf bag to a professional to have the zip replaced?
A: Yes, you can take your golf bag to a professional to have the zip replaced. However, it is not necessary. With some sewing skills, you can replace the zip yourself. Plus, it will save you money in the long run.
Hi there! I am Justin, one of the founders here at Golf Bagsy. I have been golfing since I was 12 and have participated in over 50 tournaments since 2018. When COVID took over the golf tournament schedules during the lockdowns, I spent a good amount of time doing research and writing about golf. I also provide part-time coaching for those looking to learn how to play golf and can be reached at email@example.com.