How to Arrange Golf Clubs in ANY Golf Bag?

How do you arrange a golf bag? Arranging your golf bag is not always an obvious task to complete correctly for beginners. Whether you own a 4-way, 6-way, 7-way, 8-way or 14-way golf bag, golf club organization will be different.

golf clubs in golf bag

Organizing your golf bag correctly can save you lots of time when wanting to retrieve a specific golf club while on the course. In fact, organizing your golf bag will also save you potential frustration from not being able to find that one club you need in the moment. Finally, organizing your bag correctly will help you protect your golf clubs from damage caused by metal clunking.

How to Arrange Golf Clubs in ANY Golf Bag?

Steps to Arrange a 4-Way Golf Bag

Optimal Club Organization for 4-Way Golf Bag

Step 1: Place your driver and woods in the top compartment of the golf bag

Step 2: Place your long irons in the left compartment of the golf bag

Step 3: Place your other irons (mid and short irons) in the right compartment of the golf bag

Step 4: Place your wedges and putter in the bottom of the bag

Step 5: Stow your exercise clothes in the full length-pocket of the bag

Step 6: Stow all your golf balls, tees, refreshments and other accessories in the remaining pockets of the bag. If you use items like a portable golf cleaner, attach them to the clips on your golf bag, provided it features clips.

Steps to Arrange a 6-Way Golf Bag

Optimal Organization of Golf Clubs for a 6-Way Golf Bag

Step 1: Place your driver and 3 wood in the top of the bag

Step 2: Place your other woods and hybrids in the two following slots

Step 3: Place your irons in the two middle slots

Step 4: Place your wedges and putter in the bottom of the bag

Step 5: Stow your exercise clothes in the full length-pocket of the bag

Step 6: Stow all your golf balls, tees, refreshments and other accessories in the remaining pockets of the bag. If you use items like a portable golf cleaner, attach them to the clips on your golf bag, provided it features clips.

Steps to Arrange a 7-Way Golf Bag

Optimal 7-Way Golf Bag Organization

Step 1: Place your driver and 3 wood in the top of the bag

Step 2: Place your 3 Iron and 4 Iron in the left compartment of the row below

Step 3: Place your 5 Iron and 6 Iron to the right of the 3 Iron and 4 Iron

Step 4: Place your 7 Iron and 8 Iron in the left compartment of the row below the other irons

Step 5: Place your 9 Irons and one of your hybrids in the compartment to the right of the 7 Iron and 8 Iron

Step 6: Place your other hybrids in the bottom-most left compartment of the golf bag

Step 7: Place your pitching wedge and your putter in the final compartment of your golf bag, in the bottom-most right compartment

Step 8: Stow your exercise clothes in the full length-pocket of the bag

Step 9: Stow all your golf balls, tees, refreshments and other accessories in the remaining pockets of the bag. If you use items like a portable golf cleaner, attach them to the clips on your golf bag, provided it features clips.

Steps to Arrange an 8-Way Golf Bag

Optimal Golf Club Organization for an 8-Way Golf Bag

Step 1: Place your driver and 3 wood in the top compartment of the golf bag

Step 2: Place your hybrids in the top left compartment of the golf bag

Step 3: Place your 4 and 5 irons in the middle compartment of the golf bag

Step 4: Place your 6 and 7 irons to the right of the 4 and 5 irons

Step 5: Place your 8 and 9 irons in the bottom leftmost compartment of the golf bag

Step 6: Place half of your wedges to the right of the 8 and 9 irons

Step 7: Place your remaining wedges in the compartment to the right of the first half of wedges

Step 8: Place your putter in the final compartment

Step 9: Stow your exercise clothes in the full length-pocket of the bag

Step 10: Stow all your golf balls, tees, refreshments and other accessories in the remaining pockets of the bag. If you use items like a portable golf cleaner, attach them to the clips on your golf bag, provided it features clips.

Steps to Arrange a 14-Way Golf Bag

organization of a 14-way golf bag

Step 1: Place your putter in the top of the bag, close to the straps, because it is one of the most commonly used clubs

Step 2: Place your driver in the top left compartment of the bag

Step 3: Place your 3 wood in the top right compartment of the bag

Step 4: From left to right, on the next row, place your 3 iron, 4 iron, 5 iron and 6 iron

Step 5: From left to right, on the next row, place your 7 iron, 8 iron, 9 iron and pitching wedge

Step 6: From left to right, on the next row, place your 50 degree wedge. 54 degree wedge and 58 degree wedge

Step 7: Stow your exercise clothes in the full length-pocket of the bag

Step 8: Stow all your golf balls, tees, refreshments and other accessories in the remaining pockets of the bag. If you use items like a portable golf cleaner, attach them to the clips on your golf bag, provided it features clips.

Important Notes

When you place a golf club in your bag, or remove it, do not clunk it against your other golf clubs. This physical contact leads to wear and potential damage to your expensive golf clubs. Follow this guide on how to arrange your golf bag to lengthen the lifetime of your golf clubs.

In addition, if you carry a slightly different set of 14 golf clubs than the ones shown above, do not worry. Simply, organize your clubs from top to bottom, putting the longer clubs in the top and the shorter ones in the bottom of the bag.

Conclusion

After reading this article, you now understand the best, most optimal way to arrange your golf clubs in every golf bag configuration. Thanks to this setup, you will limit the wear and damage dealt to your clubs through normal usage.

What’s your favorite golf bag configuration? Let us know in the comments down below!