Modern golf bags now come with loads of gadgets from built-in stands to detachable pouches and rucksack-style double straps.
But for most golfers who carry their own bag the most important consideration is finding one that is light, comfortable, hard-wearing and with plenty of pockets.
You need enough space to store spare balls, wet weather gear and snacks.
Most clubs allow the use of trolleys.
But you may not be allowed to use it on certain fragile parts of the course such as above the lip of a bunker face.