These great little bags are skinny and cylindrical in shape. They stand about two feet tall and have a small little tube (usually metal) that runs the full way down the center of the bag. Its just a little wider than a golf ball and has three or four flexible little metal teeth at the bottom or one end so the balls dont fall out. The top part of the tube is covered with the actual bag part of this tool that holds the golf balls in it. There is a small zipper that runs down the side of the bag so you can empty the balls out when youre ready to use them.
What about the balls you ask? Well, just use the old balls in your bag or the ones youve found around the course. Golfers will often refer to a found ball that is in bad shape as a shag ball and will use it in their shag bag. You can also go to any store and get some refurbished golf balls really cheap to put in the bag if you dont have enough old ones kicking around.
What you do with the golf ball shag bag is pick up your golf balls after youre finished practicing or hitting them. The top part of the bag will have a handle that you hold on to as you walk around picking up your balls. You simply go over to one of your balls, position the bottom of the tube on top of the ball, and simply push down slightly until you hear the ball click and go into the tube. Go over to the next ball and do the same thing until theyre all picked up. Its as easy as that, no effort or bending over to gather them up. The balls will start piling on top of each other and climbing up the tube. As they reach the top of the tube theyll flow over the top and down into the bag.
Golf ball shag bags are very simple to transport as they arent very heavy. They hold about 50 golf balls on average depending on what size bag you get. They fit easily into the trunk of your car, or the bottom of your locker (if youre lucky enough to have one) at your golf club. So golfers will even keep them with their clubs if they have club storage at their respective clubs. Since a lot of golf clubs (specially the older ones) dont have a driving range these little practice bags come in real handy for practicing short irons or your short game. Theyre also great if you just want to warm up by hitting a few balls before a round without having to go to an offsite range.
Simply put these golf ball shag bags are great to have around. They will make your practice sessions easier and quick so you dont waste any time. After all, every one has so little time to practice its important to use your time wisely. If you dont have one of these bags yet, go out and get one and watch your game improve with practice.