How to Attach Your Golf Bag to the Golf Cart

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The Back of the Cart

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Attaching a golf bag to the golf cart so that the bag rides securely is very simple. But if you've never been to a golf course before, there are many things about the experience that you might wonder about beforehand. Even if you've played golf before, you might be preparing to use a riding cart for the first time.

So first-things-first: the golf bag goes into the slots on the back of the golf cart. There is room for two bags between the wheel covers on either side of the rear of the cart.

See the black straps hanging from the plastic bar? That's one strap for each bag. Each strap wraps around a bag and is secured by the "buckle" on the end of the plastic bar (the buckle on the left side is in the open position; the one on the right is not visible because it is in the closed position).

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Set Buckle to Open Position

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Here is a close up of the buckle that secures the straps. The buckle is in the "open" position when it is pulled away from the bar to which it is attached (the "closed" position is pressed flat against the bar).

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Place Bag on Cart and Bring Strap Around

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Pick up your golf bag and set it down into one of the two slots at the back of the cart. Take the strap and pull it around the golf bag (thread the strap through the handle of your golf bag, if your bag is facing forward).

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Insert Strap Under Buckle

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Pass the strap under the buckle that is in the "open" position. The strap should slide easily right between the open buckle and bar to which the buckle is attached.

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Press Buckle Closed

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Pull the strap tight to secure your golf bag in place, then press the buckle down against the bar to close the buckle. When the buckle is closed, the strap should be secure, holding your bag securely in place. Give it a little tug to make sure the buckle is closed all the way and the strap is fastened. 

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Head for the First Tee

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And there you have it: the bag is sitting its slot on the back of the cart, the strap is around the top of the bag and is fastened using the buckle. Your clubs are secure and you're ready to head for the first tee.