Roger Mejeur - Kalamazoo MI
A new auxiliary handle for golf bags facilitates carrying a conventional golf bag having a single shoulder strap attached to the upper portion thereof with a new supplemental gripping handle connectable to the base of the golf bag. The weight of the golf bag is partially redistributed from a user's strap-bearing shoulder to the user's hand when grasping the auxiliary handle and elevating the golf bag so that the bag is held generally horizontally. The apparatus includes a flexible belt having dimensions for encircling the golf bag proximal the base end thereof. A hand grip is included on the belt whereby the user may comfortably support the base of the golf bag in an elevated position. The hand grip is a resilient elongated cushion having a longitudinal hole therethrough. A flexible attachment strap extends through the longitudinal hole in the cushion.