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How to Organize a 7-Way Golf Bag? – Optimal Setup

Optimal 7-Way Golf Bag Organization

How do you organize a 7-way golf bag? Organizing your golf bag is not always an obvious task to complete correctly for beginners. Organizing your 7-slot golf bag will be different from organizing 4, 6, 8 or 14 slot bags.

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 Organize a 7-Way Golf Bag?

A 7-way golf bag holds its name from the fact it is divided in 7 slots. These 7 slots are for holding the 14 golf clubs you are allowed to carry. A 7-way golf bag’s relatively fewer amount of dividers is useful for quickly separating your short game clubs from your long game clubs.

A golf bag with less dividers is less of a hassle to organize than one with more dividers. Furthermore, clubs slide into the compartments more easily in bags with less dividers. As a general rule of thumb, keep your longer clubs towards the top of your golf bag, and the shorter ones at the bottom.

Steps to Organize a 7-Way Golf Bag

Since you carry 14 golf clubs, placing 2 clubs in each compartment is logical for a 7-way golf bag. However, part of golf bag organization is personal preference, so organize your bag at your discretion. If you wish to follow the most logical 7-way golf bag organization, follow the steps down below:

Optimal 7-Way Golf Bag Organization
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 Iron 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.

P.S.: If you carry a slightly different set of 14 golf clubs, 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.

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.

A 7-way golf bag will not separate each one of your golf clubs with dividers. Therefore, you must still exercise some caution when moving them. On the other hand, with less dividers, the 7-way golf bag is lighter than most of the other options on the market. Purchase a 7-way, 6-way or a 4-way golf bag if you intend on carrying it while you walk.

If you are not keen on carrying your golf bag, you can also opt to purchase a stand bag; this type of bag comes with rods attached to the bag that allow the bag to sit upright with stability. Another useful type of golf bag is a wheeled golf bag, allowing you to never carry it.

Video Summary

If you would rather learn how to organize a 7-Way Golf Bag through video rather than through article form, you can watch our video down below:

How To Organize Other Golf Bag Configurations

If you wish to learn how to optimally organize 4-way, 6-way, 8-way, or 14-way golf bags, click on the links to our articles down below:
How to Organize a 4-Way Golf Bag?
How to Organize a 6-Way Golf Bag?
How to Organize an 8-Way Golf Bag?
How to Organize a 14-Way Golf Bag?


After reading this article, you now understand the best, most optimal way to organize your golf clubs in a 7-way golf bag. Thanks to this setup, you will limit the wear and damage dealt to your clubs through normal usage.

Why do you use a 7 way bag over other bag sizes? Let us know in the comments down below!

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