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mackenzie golfbags?


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do you like mackenzie golfbags?

  1. yes i do like them. (320 votes [70.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 70.33%

  2. no i do not like them (135 votes [29.67%])

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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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#302 jshel

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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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#304 gibbiesmalls

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Posted 27 October 2017 - 10:03 AM

 jt2gt, 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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#305 jt2gt

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Posted 28 October 2017 - 11:50 AM

 gibbiesmalls, on 27 October 2017 - 10:03 AM, said:

 jt2gt, 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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