How do you fill an impact bag?

Answered by Stephen Mosley

To fill an impact bag, you have a few options depending on what materials you have available. The goal is to create a soft, cushioned surface that will absorb the impact of your golf club.

One option is to use towels. Fold them up and stuff them into the bag until it is filled to your desired level. Make sure to distribute the towels evenly so that the bag is filled uniformly. This will help create a consistent feel when you strike the bag with your club.

Another option is to use pillows. If you have some old pillows lying around, you can unzip them and use the stuffing to fill your impact bag. This can provide a slightly different feel compared to towels, as pillows tend to be softer and more malleable.

If you don’t have any towels or pillows available, you can also use sheets or blankets. Similar to towels, fold them up and place them inside the bag until it is filled up. Sheets may provide a slightly different feel compared to towels, so it’s worth experimenting to see which option you prefer.

Some golfers like to add a little more weight to their impact bag to simulate the feel of striking a heavier object. In this case, you can use fine, soft substances like sand or birdseed to fill your bag. However, it’s important to note that you should only use a small amount to avoid damaging your club. Be cautious not to use any hard materials that could potentially cause harm to your golf club.

To fill the bag, open it up and pour the sand or birdseed in slowly, making sure to distribute it evenly. You can adjust the amount based on your preference for weight and feel.

In summary, to fill an impact bag, you can use towels, pillows, sheets, sand, birdseed, or any other fine, soft substance. Avoid using hard materials that could damage your golf club. Experiment with different materials to find the feel that works best for you.