Sunday golf bags have their origins in some old traditions that involved caddies not working on Sundays — hence the name. While there are obviously now plenty of caddies to be found on a Sunday afternoon, the golf bag itself lives in for many functional and convenient reasons.
The obvious advantage is the smaller size bag, and the lighter weight it offers. No, you aren’t going to be able to store enough clubs for a full 18 holes on a standard course, but you can carry 6-7 clubs that will get you through an executive course, or maybe even just a driving range.
If you’re off for a quick jaunt at the course, or just need to hit a few balls around, the Sunday golf bag gives you just enough storage for your essential clubs, and your essential accessories, such as gloves, balls, and tees.
Sunday golf bags are very popular, and you certainly have plenty to choose from. We’ve narrowed down the best Sunday golf bags, and have included one travel Sunday golf bag.
We start out with this well respected Sunday golf bag that is also considered a “light” stand bag. It is a rarity to find a Sunday golf bag that includes a stand. One accessory pocket to allow you to carry extra balls, tees, ball marker, etc. This Sunday golf bag has 11 colors to choose from.
This bag is right at 1lb., truly a lightweight bag made out of nylon. No stand, but a handle and padded shoulder strap for comfort. Additional pockets for balls, tees, glove, etc.
On the occasion you’d like to travel with your Sunday golf bag, this is a great option. A heavy duty hard shell and it is airline safe. The SKB Roto offers plenty of use for travel and transport, while still holding the same club amount as a standard Sunday golf bag.
The case accommodates drivers up to 50 inches in length, and features military-style twist latches with padlock hoops that are compatible with padlocks of your choice. The case is actually surprisingly lightweight, with just a 7 lb total weight unpacked. This would be an option if golf was not your primary reason your travel, but you wanted to take a few clubs along if you could sneak away to the range or a par 3.
As with all their products, SKB includes a lifetime warranty with the case as well. If you are looking for a full travel case, check out this article.
A Sunday golf bag adds convenience for the golfer. If you live on a course and like to go play a hole or two after the last group finishes the hole, or you like to make a quick trip to the driving range, you certainly could benefit from a Sunday golf bag. A Sunday golf bag would also be a great addition you if you travel by car, but don’t have room for your large cart bag and golf was not your main reason for travel.