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mackenzie golfbags?


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do you like mackenzie golfbags?

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#301 Steelhead

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Posted 23 May 2017 - 01:16 AM


Ballistic Black...
Going on 5 years of use (and sometimes abuse:-). Still looks new!
Playing our game with a simple bag, a few balls, tees,windbreaker and a pint of Jameson's makes for a special walk...

Edited by Steelhead, 23 May 2017 - 01:23 AM.


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Posted 27 October 2017 - 08:00 AM

I've had my ballistic nylon (black with cream accents) one for two full seasons and I do really like it. It's very easy to carry and there's enough room for what I need.

I live in Minneapolis, so our season isn't the longest.

I do tend to move back to my stand bag for early spring and then again around Oct. 1. It is usually just pretty wet in the mornings at those times of the year, there's more mud and it takes longer each day for the dew to burn off. My clubs typically stay dry, but sometimes things in the bottom pocket get wet and I'm carrying a wet bag against me for much of the round. But from May-Sept, the Mackenzie is great.

Now if I know I'm going somewhere where we will be riding all the time, I'll likely go back to the stand bag. Same if the weather isn't going to be bad. But I have no regrets with my Mackenzie.

While I don't know that I want or need the leather one (as sweet as they look and feel), the waxed canvas also looks nice. Not sure I would pay retail for one, but I have been looking off on on on eBay for one.

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Posted 27 October 2017 - 08:36 AM

Im on the lookout for a used ballistic nylon 8inch walker, if anyone has one they aren't into or moved up to leather or canvas and the ballistic isn't being used.  PM me.  

Anyone compare the ballistic to a jones players.  Are they close to the same.  Thanks, JT

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Posted 27 October 2017 - 10:03 AM

View Postjt2gt, on 27 October 2017 - 08:36 AM, said:

Im on the lookout for a used ballistic nylon 8inch walker, if anyone has one they aren't into or moved up to leather or canvas and the ballistic isn't being used.  PM me.  

Anyone compare the ballistic to a jones players.  Are they close to the same.  Thanks, JT

I have both and they're nearly identical.  The only different that I can tell (functionally) is that I much prefer the strap on the Mackenzie than I do the Jones.  The Mackenzie strap just feels of much better quality and is softer and doesn't snag on my shirts on my shoulders like the Jones can (not that it does always). Jones strap seems a little wider (not thicker) and doesn't feel as comfortable to me.  They are otherwise very very similar bags.

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Edited by gibbiesmalls, 27 October 2017 - 10:04 AM.


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Posted 28 October 2017 - 11:50 AM

View Postgibbiesmalls, on 27 October 2017 - 10:03 AM, said:

View Postjt2gt, on 27 October 2017 - 08:36 AM, said:

Im on the lookout for a used ballistic nylon 8inch walker, if anyone has one they aren't into or moved up to leather or canvas and the ballistic isn't being used.  PM me.  

Anyone compare the ballistic to a jones players.  Are they close to the same.  Thanks, JT

I have both and they're nearly identical.  The only different that I can tell (functionally) is that I much prefer the strap on the Mackenzie than I do the Jones.  The Mackenzie strap just feels of much better quality and is softer and doesn't snag on my shirts on my shoulders like the Jones can (not that it does always). Jones strap seems a little wider (not thicker) and doesn't feel as comfortable to me.  They are otherwise very very similar bags.

gib

Thanks for the info.  Ive heard both...some say the mackenzie ballistic is a better version of Jones.  Some say Jones is just as good.  What about holding 14...do they both do a good enough job at that.  A little bind doesn't bother me, but I def. like to carry 14 and even an extra putter here and there.


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Posted 28 October 2017 - 06:49 PM

The Jones Players is certainly a knockoff of the Mackenzie.

I had the first all black Jones Players. It was decent, but I didn't like that the corner of the piece of fake leather just under the handle was pretty sharp, not flexible and would dig into my side when carrying the bag. That got old quickly.
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Posted 28 October 2017 - 08:08 PM

I love my MacKenzie bag. It is a much nice version of the Jones bag. I have had no issues, but had a few issues with jones bags that warranted getting replacements. The Jones crew was always great about making it right, but I went with a MacKenzie and have no regrets. Such a great bag and it is just the way that I want it. I have a ballistic bag and went with camo. They made it with all of the little details that make it perfect for me.
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Posted 15 November 2017 - 11:06 PM

Got ahold of a black ballistic and just made the switch.  Now just have to get a little clear in the weather. :taunt: Really liking the looks and feel.  Fourteen fit fine...was worried but they just kept slippin in nice and easy.  Needed a new bag and I mostly walk late day, never carry much extra stuff either...so felt like I was a perfect candidate to go old school.  Quick basement pic.

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Posted 01 January 2018 - 11:04 PM

Question for those that had the Jones Players and Mackenzie ballistic nylon- how does the quality/weight of the material compare?

I was disappointed in the quality/weight of the nylon used on the Player bag.

Thanks

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Posted 01 January 2018 - 11:42 PM

Very cool bag. I canít say I would have one for an everyday bag but to have one for certain days would be great!


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Posted 03 January 2018 - 10:53 AM

View Postjt2gt, on 28 October 2017 - 11:50 AM, said:

View Postgibbiesmalls, on 27 October 2017 - 10:03 AM, said:

View Postjt2gt, on 27 October 2017 - 08:36 AM, said:

Im on the lookout for a used ballistic nylon 8inch walker, if anyone has one they aren't into or moved up to leather or canvas and the ballistic isn't being used.  PM me.  

Anyone compare the ballistic to a jones players.  Are they close to the same.  Thanks, JT

I have both and they're nearly identical.  The only different that I can tell (functionally) is that I much prefer the strap on the Mackenzie than I do the Jones.  The Mackenzie strap just feels of much better quality and is softer and doesn't snag on my shirts on my shoulders like the Jones can (not that it does always). Jones strap seems a little wider (not thicker) and doesn't feel as comfortable to me.  They are otherwise very very similar bags.

gib

Thanks for the info.  Ive heard both...some say the mackenzie ballistic is a better version of Jones.  Some say Jones is just as good.  What about holding 14...do they both do a good enough job at that.  A little bind doesn't bother me, but I def. like to carry 14 and even an extra putter here and there.
I have had both and I wish the Mackenzie had the pockets set up like the Jones. For myself, the Jones two zipper pockets are nicer to use while playing than the Mack's bigger one (less fishing around with the Jones design). Quality wise? I miss my Mack but the Jones works well, looks good and will likely buy another of both brands. Both hold 14 clubs (big putter grip as well) quite easily. I have had equal complements on both.

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Posted 04 January 2018 - 11:09 PM

View PostFREEgone, on 01 January 2018 - 11:04 PM, said:

Question for those that had the Jones Players and Mackenzie ballistic nylon- how does the quality/weight of the material compare?

I was disappointed in the quality/weight of the nylon used on the Player bag.

Thanks

I think the quality of the Mackenzie is much better than the Jones. I have not had any issues with my Mackenzie. Love the thing.
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Posted 05 January 2018 - 01:13 AM

MacKenzie is difinitely higher end but the Jones has its own cool style.

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 12:46 PM

Does anyone with a Mackenzie bag use trestle sticks?  The thing that supports the bag rather than placing it on the ground.

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 01:34 PM

Yes, I do.

View Postbluetees1999, on 08 January 2018 - 12:46 PM, said:

Does anyone with a Mackenzie bag use trestle sticks?  The thing that supports the bag rather than placing it on the ground.

Yes, I do.  I have a couple of them - a pair by Eliott Golf Bags and another set whose name escapes me right now.  I don't ever put my bags down (I have a number of them) - not so much because of the bag, but just to save the back some.

They're great!  Doubles as a walking stick the whole round.


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Posted 08 January 2018 - 01:39 PM

I had one some years ago and while I like the look of the bag, couldn't get over the fact that there was no stand. Every caddie I handed the bag to said "where's the stand"? I just dont get why they don't make one with a stand.

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Posted 15 January 2018 - 10:23 PM

View Postbluetees1999, on 08 January 2018 - 12:46 PM, said:

Does anyone with a Mackenzie bag use trestle sticks?  The thing that supports the bag rather than placing it on the ground.
I’ve used my Mack and Jones Players with my trestle sticks and found it a bit of a hassle. I don’t need or want a walking stick and I actually don’t mind laying down my bag down (it’s not that heavy:-). I’ll simply use my Greyson or Ping when I feel like a stand.

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