Does your cart golf bag twist? If it does make you annoyed and agitated to a point that your game becomes less enjoyable, this is a perfect article for you and it will offer some essential tips to help assist your bag from twisting.
It is normal to find some walking golf bags twisting even as some bag manufacturers advertise the non-twisting features on some top-rated golf carrier brands.
Solution #1: Home/DYI Solutions to Stop a Golf Bag from Twisting
There are two main DYI ways to solve the issue of golf bags twisting.
Tightening the side straps:
The first way to stop golf bag twisting is by tightening the side straps. This can be easily done and does not take time.
You will need a crescent wrench for this task. Trace the golf bag’s centerline from top to bottom then mark it with a felt-tipped pen. Center the wrench over the line, open the jaws fully, and squeeze. Check the golf bag for any movement, if it is still moving retighten the straps until it is secure.
Tightening the top:
The second way to stop golf bag twisting is by tightening the top. This will take some time depending on how you do it but is an effective way of securing the golf bag. You will need a drill and 3/8-inch drill bit for this task.
Make sure the golf bag is empty before beginning. Center the drill bit over the golf bag’s top handle, then slowly drilling through the handle. Do not push too hard on the drill as you might break through the other side.
After the hole has been drilled, screw in a 3/8-inch bolt using a washer and locknut. The golf bag should now be secure and not twist when in use.
Using Zip Ties:
If you do not have a drill or crescent wrench, you can use zip ties to secure the golf bag. This is a quick and easy way to do it but is not as secure as the other two methods. You will need 4-6 zip ties for this task.
Place the golf bag on a flat surface and make sure it is empty. Take the zip ties and thread them through the golf bag’s side handles.
Make sure the zip ties are tight but not too tight as you might damage the handle. Cut off any excess zip tie and your golf bag should now be secure.
Solution #2; Store-based Solution: Get a non-twisting golf bag:
The easiest way to never come across this problem of twisting golf bag is to find and purchase a brand that doesn’t twist. This isn’t as easy as it sounds because most cart bags will twist to some degree. You’ll have to read reviews and do your research to find one that has good reviews for not twisting.
It is important that you check on the features of your golf bag and ensure that the manufacturers advertise on non-twisting aspects of their golf bag. The tips to check on non-twist feature fall into the following categories:
- Anti-twist strap: is a strap on the golf bag that is fastened on the cart frame
- Anti-twist sleeves: The cart strap that is threaded through the golf bag’s anti-twist sleeve
- The shape of the bag’s bottom should be made to sit well on the cart
- The non-slip materials apply to the bottom of the golf bag
Also, the weight of the bag and the distribution of the club weight can result in the bag twisting.
Factors to consider when purchasing a non-twisting golf bag:
Before you buy a new golf bag, it is essential that the bag you get comes with an anti-twisting strap or sleeve. The following are some factors to consider when purchasing a golf bag:
The size of the bag: It is essential that you get a bag that will comfortably hold all your clubs and other belongings. If the bag is too small, you will be forced to put some items in the pockets, and this can cause the bag to twist.
The shape of the bag: The bottom of the golf bag should have a flat surface so that it can sit well on the cart without wobbling.
The weight of the bag: A heavy golf bag is more likely to twist than a lighter one because of the distribution of weight.
The quality of the bag: A high-quality bag is less likely to twist than a low-quality one because it is made with better materials and construction.
There are many factors that can cause a golf bag to twist, but the most common ones are loose side straps, a poorly designed bottom, and a heavyweight.
We also recommend that you check and understand the following factors well as they’ll determine the stability of your golf bag when carrying it;
- Check the distribution of the weight of your club to ensure you get a better balance without sacrificing expedient access to your golf bags.
- Check if your golf bag to see if the cart strap or straps can expediently be threaded through some opening or bag strap.
- Find a bungee cord, tie it around some part of the frame and ensure you pull it tight. This tie could perhaps add just enough force to ensure that the bag doesn’t twist.
- Alternately, using the bungee cord, you can look for a hole or a strap through which it can be threaded.
- Reserve solution number 4 so that you ensure the bungee cord is fastened to the golf bag and then threaded through some segment of the cart frame.
- Find some non-slip material and glue it to the bottom of the golf bag.
- Also, you might also be capable to apply the same non-slip material to the cart itself
- If all the solutions don’t offer you success, you can consider purchasing a lighter golf bag with a manufacturer that has a no-twist feature.
How to stop golf bag twisting on trolley or cart:
To stop your golf bag from twisting on a trolley or cart;
- You need to use an anti-twisting strap or sleeve. These are available in different sizes, so you need to choose the one that is appropriate for your bag.
- You also need to make sure that the bottom of the bag is flat so that it can sit well on the trolley without wobbling.
- You may also want to reduce the number of items you are carrying on your golf bag as a heavy golf bag is more likely to twist than a lighter one because of the distribution of weight.
- If you are using a trolley or cart with wheels, you need to make sure that the wheels are in good condition and are not wobbling.
- You should also check the straps to see if they are tight enough.
If you are still having problems with your golf bag twisting on the trolley, you may need to get a new golf bag that is designed to be anti-twisting.
How to stop golf bag twisting when carrying on one strap:
When carrying your golf bag on one strap, you need to make sure that the bag is not too heavy as a heavy golf bag is more likely to twist.
You should also check the straps to see if they are tight enough.
If you are still having problems with your golf bag twisting when carrying it on one strap, you may need to get a new golf bag that is designed to be anti-twisting.
How to attach a golf bag to a pull cart:
Use the bag’s handles to position the golf bag carefully on the pull cart. Shuffle the golf bag on the pull cart until balance is achieved even without the straps tightened just yet. Tie the straps around the bag’s base first (they’re usually Velcro so simply stick both ends together tightly).
To attach a golf bag to a pushcart Correctly to avoid twisting:
You can also use straps to secure the golf bag to the push cart. Many golf bags have built-in straps that can be used for this purpose. If your golf bag doesn’t have built-in straps, you can use bungee cords or rope to tie the bag down.
When using a push cart, it’s important to make sure that the wheels are in good condition and that the cart is not too heavy. If the push cart is too heavy, it will be difficult to control on the course.
You may also need to use a bungee cord to secure the golf bag to the cart.
Once you have the golf bag properly attached, you should make sure that the straps are tight so that the bag does not move around.
You should also check the wheels on the cart to make sure that they are in good condition and are not wobbling.
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