I've been wanting a new golf bag for a while now, because my current bag is a really heavy cart bag, which is much to bulky for taking to the driving range, or to a par-3 course. I looked for inspiration on the internets, and found only one example of a diy golf bag.
|from Table Calendar|
My source of inspiration came from the Caddy Sack
Don't let weird pictures of the old man fool you. This bag has a cool shape that makes it lightweight, able to carry a few clubs, and it stands. The only problem: it's really ugly.
And so I began to make my own DIY version with this:
I grabbed some black sailcloth and jute strapping for the bag body. I also chose the golf clubs I wanted to carry, as a guide for the finished size of the bag.
I added a decent amount of internal support to this baby, 2 zipper pockets (for balls, tees and wallet) and 1 large pocket (for a water bottle and a hat), and a metal stand that I rigged from a few hardware store supplies. I sewed the entire bag on Veronica, and she didn't complain at all, even with the multiple layers of heavy-duty sail cloth and thick jute strapping.
It even straps into the golf cart easily.
Once I have made my last few adjustments on the stand, I will share more information about the inner structure of the bag. And because I already had the sailcloth, the total cost for this bag was under $15 (for zippers, jute, strap hardware, and stand hardware).