A golf bag assembly for individually supporting and protecting a plurality of golf clubs including a plate member secured to the bag and extending across the bag in proximity to the open upper end. The plate member includes a plurality of apertures to receive the shafts of golf clubs and boss portions extending a selected distance downwardly aligned with each of the apertures. A plurality of elongate golf club protecting tubes are engaged with said boss portions below said plate and extend downwardly into the bag. The protective tubes do not need reinforced rims. Golf clubs can be inserted within the golf bag and within each of the protective tubes without any damaging engagement between the clubs and the top portions of the tubes.