How To Make Golf Bag Tubes

Golf bag tubes are handy accessories that help keep your golf clubs organized, protected, and easily accessible while out on the course. While you can purchase golf bag tubes at any sports store, making your own can be a fun and cost-effective alternative. This guide will provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to make your own golf bag tubes using PVC pipes.

Materials Needed:

  1. PVC pipe (1.5-inch diameter or size that best fits your golf bag dividers)
  2. Pipe cutter or hacksaw
  3. Sandpaper (120-grit)
  4. Measuring tape
  5. Permanent marker
  6. Optional: spray paint or colored duct tape

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Measure your golf clubs : Before making your golf bag tubes, measure the length of your golf clubs to determine the appropriate length for your tubes. It’s essential to ensure that your clubs fit comfortably without being too tight or loose.
  2. Calculate the tube length: Add 1-2 inches to the measured length of your longest golf club to account for the bottom of the golf bag. This will be the length of each tube you need to cut.
  3. Mark the PVC pipe: Using a permanent marker and measuring tape, mark the PVC pipe at the calculated length for each tube. Ensure you have enough pipe to create tubes for all the club compartments in your golf bag.
  4. Cut the PVC pipe: Using a pipe cutter or hacksaw, carefully cut the PVC pipe along the marked lines. Be sure to cut as straight as possible to avoid uneven edges.
  5. Sand the edges: After cutting the PVC pipes, use sandpaper to smooth out any rough or sharp edges on both ends of the tubes. This will prevent your golf clubs from getting scratched and ensure a snug fit within the golf bag.
  6. Optional: Customize your tubes: If you wish to personalize your golf bag tubes, you can spray paint them in your desired color or wrap them in colored duct tape. Be sure to let the paint dry completely before inserting the tubes into your golf bag.
  7. Insert the tubes into your golf bag: Once the tubes are ready, slide them into the club compartments of your golf bag. The tubes should fit snugly within the dividers, providing added protection and organization for your clubs.
  8. Optional: Add rubber end caps: To further protect your golf clubs and provide a more finished look, you can add rubber end caps to the bottom of the tubes. These can be found at most hardware stores and can be easily installed by simply pushing them onto the ends of the PVC pipes.
  9. Optional: Add cushioning inside the tubes: For extra protection and a snug fit for your clubs, you can add adhesive-backed foam or rubber strips to the inside of the tubes. Cut the foam or rubber into thin strips and adhere them to the inner walls of the tubes. This will provide a cushioned surface for your clubs and help prevent them from rattling inside the tubes.
  10. Optional: Label your tubes: To make it easier to find your clubs while on the course, you can label your tubes with club numbers or types. You can use a permanent marker, stickers, or colored tape to create labels for each tube.

Maintenance Tips:

  1. Regularly inspect your tubes for any signs of wear, cracks, or damage. If you notice any issues, replace the damaged tubes as needed to ensure the continued protection of your clubs.
  2. Clean the tubes periodically to remove dirt, grass, and other debris. You can use a damp cloth or a small brush to gently clean the inside and outside of the tubes.
  3. If your tubes become loose or start to slip out of the dividers in your golf bag, you may need to add more cushioning to ensure a snug fit. Alternatively, you can use double-sided tape or a strip of adhesive-backed Velcro to secure the tubes in place.


Types of Golf Bag Tubes

Standard Golf Bag TubePlastic34″1.5″Affordable, easy to find
Adjustable Golf Bag TubePlastic24″-36″1.5″Adjustable length, fits various clubs
Cushioned Golf Bag TubeRubber34″1.5″Added protection for clubs
Reinforced Golf Bag TubePlastic34″1.5″Durable, more resistant to wear
Divided Golf Bag TubePlastic34″1.5″Keeps clubs organized, prevents tangling

Tools and Materials for DIY Golf Bag Tubes

Tool/MaterialPurposeWhere to BuyPrice RangeAlternatives
PVC PipeTube bodyHardware store$1-$3ABS Pipe
Pipe CutterCutting PVC pipe to lengthHardware store$10-$25Hacksaw
SandpaperSmoothing edges after cuttingHardware store$3-$10File
Rubber CapsAdding protection to tube endsHardware store$1-$2Plastic Caps
AdhesiveSecuring rubber caps to tube endsHardware store$5-$10Epoxy, glue sticks

Golf Bag Tube Installation Steps

StepTaskTools/Supplies RequiredTime NeededTips
1Measure club lengthTape measure5 minAdd 1″ for extra clearance
2Cut PVC pipe to desired lengthPipe cutter or hacksaw10 minCut slowly for a clean edge
3Smooth cut edgesSandpaper or file5 minAvoid sanding too much material
4Attach rubber caps to tube endsAdhesive10 minAllow adhesive to cure
5Insert tubes into golf bagCompleted golf bag tubes5 minArrange tubes for easy access

Golf Bag Tube Maintenance Tips

Tip #Maintenance TaskFrequencyTools/Supplies NeededBenefits
1Inspect tubes for damageMonthlyNoneDetect issues early
2Clean tubes with mild soap and waterQuarterlySoap, water, clothRemove dirt, grime, and debris
3Replace worn or damaged tubesAs neededNew golf bag tubesProtect clubs, maintain organization
4Check tube length after replacing clubsAs neededTape measureEnsure proper fit
5Ensure tubes are securely in golf bagAs neededNonePrevent tubes from falling out



Making your own golf bag tubes is a simple and cost-effective solution to help protect and organize your golf clubs. By following these easy steps, you’ll have a set of custom golf bag tubes that not only improve the functionality of your golf bag but also add a personal touch to your gear.


  • Ray Barnes

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