Best Golf Shag Bags 2022

Take a look at the best golf shag bags currently available on the market

Best Golf Shag Bags
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Best Golf Shag Bags

Whether you are practicing your pitching, chipping or putting, a shag bag is an incredibly useful golf accessory to have to hand when you are working on your game. 

Firstly, they store a large amount of golf balls, but are most useful for when you need to quickly pick up said golf balls after a practice session around the green. They're also a saviour for those with a bad back as they prevent you from having to bend down to pick up each individual golf ball on the practice range.

It's not known precisely where the term shag bag originated from. Some have argued its an Americanism, some say its refers to 'shag' caddies on Tour, who used to stand at the other end of the range and collect their employer's golf balls, while some have argued its named after the sea bird the Shag.

Either way, if you go to your local pro shop or golf retailer and ask for a shag bag, you might initially receive a funny look and a remark, but eventually they'll lead you over to the practice accessory area of their shop.

In this piece, we take a look at some of the best shag bags on the market, with our list containing a variety of different styles and capacities. What's more, if you're in the market for more accessories to help with your practice, check out our guide on the best golf training aids and our guide on the best golf accessories too.

Best Golf Shag Bags

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Callaway Pro Caddie Ball Shagger

Callaway Pro Caddie Ball Shagger

This golf training tool easily feeds you one ball at a time, with its simplicity being one of the biggest factors. To begin, all you have to do is tap your golf club against it to release a ball into your set up.

A common problem for many is hitting golf balls too quickly, with this aid, it encourages you to slow down and take time with each swing. It holds up to 35 golf balls - more than enough for a round of practice balls - and the feeding element of this product definitely allows it to stand out from the rest.

Mizuno Practice Ball Bag

Mizuno Practice Ball Bag

The Mizuno Practice Ball Bag features in the classic Mizuno two-tone blue with a clear and bold Mizuno logo on the side. It is certainly one of the more stylish shag bags on the market. 

Constructed from a durable fabric, it is also made with a structured base that allows it to stand upright on uneven grassy surfaces. What's more, the two sturdy grab handles make it easy to carry too, even when full of an array of practice balls.

The Golfers Club Metal Shag Bag

The Golfers Club Metal Shag Bag

This lightweight and sturdy golf ball collector is the perfect practice companion when you are out working hard on your game as it holds a massive 70 balls at once. Even when nearly full, it is lightweight and easy to use as you pick up balls on the practice area or putting green.

The aluminium tube used to collect your golf balls is sturdy and lightweight, while the bag on top has a useful zip to take golf balls in and out of once you are done practicing. It really is a no fuss, easy to use, golf ball collector.

Ping Range Bag

Ping Range Bag

The Ping Range Bag is designed slightly differently to the other manufacturer's shag bags in that it has one large handle running down the back of it as oppose to the two grab handles traditionally used over the top of the bag.

Constructed with the same premium materials that you find in some of the best Ping golf bags, it features a rugged 900D polyester and high-quality YKK tips, making this feel like a very premium shag bag.

Don't forget about the practicality, with the range bag capable of holding plenty of practice balls while looking classy and understated.

Titleist Golf Shag Practice Bag

Titleist Golf Shag Practice Bag

While this doesn't have the same sort of functionality as some other shag bags in this list, it certainly looks a lot sharper. Titleist are known for producing some of the best golf clubs and best golf bags on the market, with this Tour-inspired design weighing just 1lb - before golf balls are added of course.

Featuring a premium polyurethane accents and two sturdy grab handles of the same polyurethane material, it also has durable plastic feet to stop the bag itself getting dirty or wet if you're practising on soggy ground. 

This is without a doubt a premium shag bag to store practice balls in and will make you look the part when you're out on the practice facilities.

TaylorMade Performance Practice Ball Bag

TaylorMade Performance Practice Ball Bag

Very similar to the Titleist shag bag above, this TaylorMade performance practice bag is a functional way to carry practice balls in, with the padded double handles making this an impressively sturdy bag, even when packed to the brim with practice balls.

The reinforced plastic bottom stops the rest of the bag from getting dirty or wet when placed on the ground too. It's a classy, understated bag that will carry plenty of golf balls to the practice area.

Masters Practice Ball Clikka Bag

Masters Practice Ball Clikka Bag

This shag bag is made entirely from plastic and is another lightweight and fuss-free option. To start, it uses a one-way catch system to easily capture balls and can hold up to an incredible 80, the most in our list.

This is also one of the largest devices in our list, so bear that in mind if you're looking for something a bit more compact. The benefit of it being large though is that its even easier to pick up balls and there is less strain and possibility of injury.

Callaway Practice Caddy Golf Bag

Callaway Practice Caddy Golf Bag

This Callaway Practice Caddy Golf Bag is made from a durable synthetic leather material and comes with traditional Callaway styling that will appeal to most.

The neoprene storage pocket, reinforced handles and large zipper opening makes this an incredibly sturdy bag to use on the practice facilities, while the reinforced dual grip also makes it easy and comfortable to carry, even when it is full to the brim with golf balls.

Masters Clikka Ball Tube Ball Retriever

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Masters Clikka Ball Tube Ball Retriever

This is a much different design to the others in the list as is it simply a tube rather than a bag. The first benefit of this is that is it easier to transport and store because it is a lot slimmer than a conventional shag bag. 

It can be stored in a golf bag if the dividers are wide enough, making it easy to take back and forth from the practice area and uses a one way catch system to collect balls. This allows you to release all the golf balls at once when full, or easily one at a time to hit.

The only disadvantage of this is it only holds a maximum of 21 balls, a lot fewer than some others in this list. However, if you are after a fairly inconspicuous and straightforward ball retriever for a small practice session, this is ideal.

FAQs

Why would I need a golf shag bag?

When practicing they are a great way to collect your golf balls as quickly and efficiently as possible. Along with the quick system, they lower the risk of injury as you don't need to consistently bend down to use it. 

How many golf balls fit in a golf shag bag?

Like any model it varies. Most shag bags will store 30-50 golf balls with no problem, whilst some will store much less or much more. At the end of the day it depends what you are looking for from a golf shag bag. If you are looking for one that stores the most golf balls then you will need a bigger model. However, if you purchase a more compact model then expect less storage space.