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TaylorMade golf bags: 2019 lineup includes 5 models, new self-adjusting strap system



TaylorMade has launched its latest lineup of golf bags for 2019, which feature the company’s FlexTech technology and an all-new self-adjusting strap system.

The FlexTech base system consists of a multi-piece collapsible base that which aims to provide for easy deployment with additional space that negates club crowding.

As well as TaylorMade’s FlexTech technology, all of the latest bag additions from the company include an all-new self-adjusting strap system. The self-adjusting strap system is designed to provide players with a balanced bag without having to adjust large and awkward straps. According to the company, with no back pads, the straps on each bag are more effective when utilized as a single or double configuration.

TaylorMade FlexTech & FlexTech Lifestyle Stand Bags

Headlining TaylorMade’s bag releases for 2019, the FlexTech and FlexTech Lifestyle Stand Bags feature a design which sees each main side pockets built into the center of the golf bag to create a single piece construction which seeks to allow for more storage without adding weight.

TaylorMade’s Lifestyle Stand Bags are aimed at customers seeking a more casual, lifestyle-focused bag with the same performance features as the FlexTech bag.

Both new bags weigh 4.5 pounds and come in six different colorway options.

Specs & Features:

  • 5-way organizational top
  • Water-resistant, seam-sealed valuables pocket with micro suede lining
  • Anti-split stand system
  • Full length dividers to eliminate club crowding
  • 11 pockets
  • FlexTech colorways: titanium/blood orange, black, charcoal, silver/gray/navy, navy/red/white & blue/white
  • FlexTech Lifestyle colorways: tweed, gray canvas, plaster, cosmic & checks
  • MSRP $215 USD

TaylorMade FlexTech Crossover & FlexTech Crossover Lifestyle Stand Bags 

TaylorMade’s best-selling bag of 2018, the FlexTech Crossover, features a new design for 2019. Designers straddled the line of a cart & stand bag when designing the Crossover. The latest model allows for a cart strap passthrough that aims to make loading the bag on carts more efficient while also allowing the golfer access to the two oversized apparel pockets on the side of the bag, made possible by the design built into the center ball pocket.

The bags feature three large front-facing pockets (including a cooler pocket with a drain port) and weigh 5.5 pounds each. The Crossover comes in six different colorways, while the Crossover Lifestyle Stand Bag arrives in two.

Specs & Features:

  • 14-way top
  • 10 pockets
  • Cart strap passthrough for easy access to all pockets
  • Large internal insulated cooler pocket
  • Easily accessible insulated water bottle pocket
  • Full-length dividers to eliminate club crowding
  • 6 colorways: silver gray/blood orange, navy/red/white, black/blood orange, black, titanium/blue & navy/white
  • MSRP $235 USD

TaylorMade FlexTech Lite

The FlexTech Lite is the lightest bag in TaylorMade’s Flextech family, weighing in at 4.1 pounds.

Designers saved weight in this bag by moving to a single stay construction versus 3 or 4 stays previously used, and the main stay in the Lite bag that runs along the spine of the bag has been modified with the goal of keeping the bag lightweight while also adding durability.

The bag also features a rangefinder pocket/capsule which has been integrated into the side accessory pocket to allow golfers to have easy access to their rangefinder before taking the bag off their back.

The FlexTech Lite is available in five different colorways.

Specs & Features:

  • 4-way organizational top
  • New no-zip rangefinder capsule
  • Micro-suede lined valuables pocket
  • Anti-split stand system
  • Full-length dividers to eliminate club crowding
  • 8 pockets
  • colorways: blue/gray, black/white, gray/lime, orange/black & navy/blood orange
  • MSRP $200 USD

TaylorMade LiteTech 3.0 Stand Bag 

Completing their 2019 bag line, TaylorMade’s  LiteTech 3.0 Stand Bag weighs in at just 3 pounds and marks the companies first venture into the ultra-life category of golf bags.

Designers of the LiteTech 3.0 Stand Bag utilized bag body materials three times lighter than the FlexTech Lite with an ultra-lightweight and durable stand system that features carbon fiber legs and a lightweight collapsible base system.

The new bag from TaylorMade also looks to provide players with maximum club storage through its 4-way top that includes three grab handles. The LiteTech 3.0 StandBag contains six pockets that include a large apparel pocket, big enough to store a rain suit.

Specs & Features:

  • Ultra-lightweight design
  • 5-way top
  • 6 pockets
  • Full-length club dividers
  • Full-size side pockets
  • All-new self-adjusting strap system
  • 5 colorways: blue/gray, black/white, gray/green, orange/black & navy/blood orange
  • MSRP $220
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  1. mario

    Feb 4, 2019 at 1:06 am

    TaylorMade LiteTech 3 is the best lightweight and stylish. much easy to use.

  2. Cdub

    Jan 31, 2019 at 8:25 pm

    What in the world does this mean?

    “TaylorMade’s Lifestyle Stand Bags are aimed at customers seeking a more casual, lifestyle-focused bag with the same performance features as the FlexTech bag”.

    What is a casual lifestyle focused bag?

    I want a bag that is not fugly.

  3. Tom

    Jan 31, 2019 at 5:19 pm

    Boy, this brand is in a free fall!!!

    • Actually knows what he's talking about

      Feb 1, 2019 at 1:16 am

      Yeah, that’s usually what a bag line release means.

  4. Tom

    Jan 31, 2019 at 4:54 pm

    WOW, stand golf bags….sooooooo new and exciting!

  5. Rofl

    Jan 31, 2019 at 4:38 pm

    To heavy! Sun Mountain got a 2.5 three years ago?!?

  6. Speedy

    Jan 31, 2019 at 1:01 pm

    FlexTech technology. $100 is all I’ll pay.

  7. Chip

    Jan 31, 2019 at 9:51 am

    Bags look really nice, except they say TaylorMade on them. Gross

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Forum Thread of the Day: “One driver for the rest of your life – what would it be?”



Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from DCMorgan89 who asks an intriguing question – if you could only play one driver for the rest of your life, what would it be? Our members weigh in with their choices, with plenty of different drivers receiving a mention.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • JDMRN81: “G400 Max with an AD TP shaft and it’s not even close! Incredibly forgiving, low spin with a laser mid-flight.”
  • Valtiel: “I’m someone who rarely changes drivers. Several years ago it would have been a 910D3 as well, and I still plan on building up another one sometime soon. I’m hoping it will be the Mizuno ST190, but we’ll see!”
  • LONGBALL777: “Callaway Big Berta Fusion. Straightest driver ever!”
  • regiwstruk: “ST190. Just has it all.”

Entire Thread: “One driver for the rest of your life – what would it be?”

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Toulon Santa Monica: The inside scoop



As many have already seen this week in the forums, we spotted a brand new model from Toulon: the Santa Monica.

There were a lot of finer details going on with this putter that got peoples ears up including

  • The one-piece design – no variable weight sole plate
  • A classic head shape with Toulon refinements
  • The finish & overall aesthetics

Thanks to a ton of positive feedback, we had to find out more.  So, we went right to the top and called up Sean Toulon to find out about this new model and what else might be coming in the near future.

Here’s what we know:

The Santa Monica, that was captured is part of a larger project that will be going all out when it comes to customization and “showing the world what we can do when it comes to design and manufacturing,” according to Toulon. This line of putters will not be available on the grand scale and instead will focus on individual pieces and prioritize the customer experience.

This new line from Toulon will also include new putters not yet seen, although we have one name so far: La Grange (shout out to Texas!), and it will also include different materials not currently found in the Toulon/Odyssey line. The focus will be 100 percent on boutique, different and just for you, said Toulon. The new line will center around exercising total creativity, and also have the potential for one-off and limited-number pieces.

We don’t have a timeline for when these will become available to the public, but when we do, we will be sure to let you know.

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Forum Thread of the Day: “Viktor Hovland signing with Ping”



Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from Dave D and it surrounds Viktor Hovland’s future as a Ping staffer. There has been plenty of chatter on our forums after Dave D shared this post from @golfnation_’s Instagram account.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • cvhookem3: “Seems like he was hinting at that with his equipment changes at the US Open. Good for him. He should be a lot of fun to watch.”
  • bladehunter: “Figured. He had near a full ping bag anyway. Love this kid. I really predict great things. Loads of raw tools.”
  • ImagineThat: “I think we’ll be seeing a lot of Viktor Hovland in the future…enough where his name will no longer appear strange. He seems to really be an upbeat guy with a nice personality, and he has a nice friendly smile to go with it.”

Golf Digest’s E. Michael Johnson reported Hovland is now a Ping man, writing he “signed a multi-year deal with Ping to play a minimum of 11 clubs, including driver and putter, along with a Ping staff bag and logo on the hat.”

Entire Thread: “Viktor Hovland signing with Ping?”

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