FAQ: How much does a staff bag weigh with all the gear you need in it?

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PGA Tour caddies answer the most frequently asked questions from our Caddie Network readers and followers. Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Through our readers and social media followers here at The Caddie Network, we often receive questions related to the caddie profession. We’ve collected the most frequently asked questions from our readers and followers and tasked actual PGA Tour caddies to serve up the answers based on their experiences. Here are the answers — from PGA Tour caddies — to the questions we most often receive from you.

You see those PGA Tour player staff bags every week on TV. And, let us tell you something, they sure aren’t light. Here, our caddie answers just how much they weigh. Next time you see a caddie lugging that thing up hills in 95-degree heat (or wind, rain and cold), maybe you’ll have a newfound appreciation for their jobs.

How much does a staff bag weigh with all the gear you need in it?

The bag ranges from about 25 lbs. all the way up to 50 lbs. But I think a good, weekly average would be around low to mid 30s… high end is 40ish lbs.

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  1. 50…pounds? Ok, I’m annn be old amateur, but I do need/want 3 sleeves of balls, maybe rain gear, a range finder, a bottle of water…so, where does 50 lbs come from?

  2. Low to middle 40 lbs is average. No PGA or LPGA tour bag weighs in the 30’s, ever. You carry food, energy bars, rain gear, water bottles, 3 to 4 sleeves of balls, umbrella, 14 clubs, club cover in case of rain. I caddied professionally 30 years. I should have a pretty good idea.

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