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do you like mackenzie golfbags?

  1. yes i do like them. (346 votes [71.49%])

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  2. no i do not like them (138 votes [28.51%])

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#331 payerasjl

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 08:01 AM

still on the fence.

for those of you that game one... is it your daily/regular user or do you bust it out for special ocasions/particular courses etc?

ever use your mackenzie and wish you didnt? is it missing something?
its funny, ive never had any issue buying expensive bags (my wife...), but the psychological barrier for this is making me over analyze and think "will i really use it? is it really practical? will it end up as a putter display in my man cave?"

Edited by payerasjl, 16 May 2018 - 08:02 AM.

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 06:23 PM

It’s not my only, I have two stand bags as well (SM 2.5+ and Jones Utility).   I use the Mackenzie when I take less than a full set, usually 7-9 clubs, and lately that has been the majority of my rounds, but not all of them.  It’ll hold 14 just fine but when I get to that many I do prefer a dual strap setup, at least for walking 18.  But...walking with my Mack and 7-9 clubs are my favorite golfing rounds, the ones I enjoy the most.
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Posted 16 May 2018 - 09:08 PM

View Postslide13, on 16 May 2018 - 06:23 PM, said:

It’s not my only, I have two stand bags as well (SM 2.5+ and Jones Utility).   I use the Mackenzie when I take less than a full set, usually 7-9 clubs, and lately that has been the majority of my rounds, but not all of them.  It’ll hold 14 just fine but when I get to that many I do prefer a dual strap setup, at least for walking 18.  But...walking with my Mack and 7-9 clubs are my favorite golfing rounds, the ones I enjoy the most.

Thanks for the answer. I’m actually in between sm 2.5 and ballistic walker. Don’t want to buy the Mack and end up having it collecting dust in the house. Just feel that the thin 2.5 material won’t last more than a season!
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Posted 17 May 2018 - 10:35 AM

View Postpayerasjl, on 16 May 2018 - 09:08 PM, said:

View Postslide13, on 16 May 2018 - 06:23 PM, said:

It’s not my only, I have two stand bags as well (SM 2.5+ and Jones Utility).   I use the Mackenzie when I take less than a full set, usually 7-9 clubs, and lately that has been the majority of my rounds, but not all of them.  It’ll hold 14 just fine but when I get to that many I do prefer a dual strap setup, at least for walking 18.  But...walking with my Mack and 7-9 clubs are my favorite golfing rounds, the ones I enjoy the most.

Thanks for the answer. I’m actually in between sm 2.5 and ballistic walker. Don’t want to buy the Mack and end up having it collecting dust in the house. Just feel that the thin 2.5 material won’t last more than a season!

Make sure you look at the 2.5+ if you go that way, I've never had a standard 2.5 but I understand the material on the 2.5+ is sturdier.  Even so...it's not going to be a lifetime type of bag like a Mackenzie.  The 2.5+ is a great waking bag for a full set.  It's very light and holds the clubs well.  It feels a little flimsy, but I think it's hard for any stand bag under 3 lbs not to, that is just how lightweight stands go.  No idea how durable it will be long term, but I wouldn't buy it expecting more than a couple season if you play a lot of rounds.  

Mack on the other hand feels like it'll keep going forever, and should anything happen they can be repaired.  But you have to like single strap and no stand to make it work.  

I will say I used my trestle sticks for the second time today on a dewy morning round and they're surprisingly easy to use for times when you really don't want to lay the bag down.  It really takes no extra time if you just carry it like a walking stick to setup when you're ready to put the bag down.  They have been a great purchase for my Mackenzie.
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Posted 17 May 2018 - 01:17 PM

View Postpayerasjl, on 16 May 2018 - 08:01 AM, said:

still on the fence.

for those of you that game one... is it your daily/regular user or do you bust it out for special ocasions/particular courses etc?

ever use your mackenzie and wish you didnt? is it missing something?
its funny, ive never had any issue buying expensive bags (my wife...), but the psychological barrier for this is making me over analyze and think "will i really use it? is it really practical? will it end up as a putter display in my man cave?"

I use mine as my everyday bag and haven't thought of using another bag. It is so nice and does everything I want based on how I ordered the bag.

I have a 2.5 and a utility bag as well. I love the 2.5, but my back feels better when I carry the MacKenzie. I like the utility, but dislike the three slots for clubs and the small opening.

Edited by JayLefty, 17 May 2018 - 01:19 PM.

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Posted 19 May 2018 - 06:37 PM

View Postpayerasjl, on 16 May 2018 - 08:01 AM, said:

still on the fence.

for those of you that game one... is it your daily/regular user or do you bust it out for special ocasions/particular courses etc?

ever use your mackenzie and wish you didnt? is it missing something?
its funny, ive never had any issue buying expensive bags (my wife...), but the psychological barrier for this is making me over analyze and think "will i really use it? is it really practical? will it end up as a putter display in my man cave?"

I have one (ballistic nylon) and don't regret it.

I don't use it year round. I will use a stand bag in the spring and fall here in Minnesota (when it is wetter) or if I'm going somewhere and I know I'm going to ride.

But if I'm going to walk and carry in the summer, I'm using my Mackenzie. It carries so nicely, it is light and it just basically fits.
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Posted 19 May 2018 - 08:47 PM

They make a good product and you design with your own colors.  However, mostly they are a status symbol. Over priced.

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Posted 19 May 2018 - 09:42 PM

View PostGuia, on 19 May 2018 - 08:47 PM, said:

They make a good product and you design with your own colors.  However, mostly they are a status symbol. Over priced.

Do you have one?   Have you used one?
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Posted 19 May 2018 - 10:58 PM

About 15 years ago one of the guys in our group used a Mackenzie.  He had a Tan and Dark Brown, the leather was quality and fairly thick, only one pocket, sewing was quality.  Clubs did not have a lot of room, single strap.  I can't remember how much he paid, but a guess was around $700.

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Posted 23 May 2018 - 04:12 PM

View Postslide13, on 17 May 2018 - 10:35 AM, said:

View Postpayerasjl, on 16 May 2018 - 09:08 PM, said:

View Postslide13, on 16 May 2018 - 06:23 PM, said:

It’s not my only, I have two stand bags as well (SM 2.5+ and Jones Utility).   I use the Mackenzie when I take less than a full set, usually 7-9 clubs, and lately that has been the majority of my rounds, but not all of them.  It’ll hold 14 just fine but when I get to that many I do prefer a dual strap setup, at least for walking 18.  But...walking with my Mack and 7-9 clubs are my favorite golfing rounds, the ones I enjoy the most.

Thanks for the answer. I’m actually in between sm 2.5 and ballistic walker. Don’t want to buy the Mack and end up having it collecting dust in the house. Just feel that the thin 2.5 material won’t last more than a season!

Make sure you look at the 2.5+ if you go that way, I've never had a standard 2.5 but I understand the material on the 2.5+ is sturdier.  Even so...it's not going to be a lifetime type of bag like a Mackenzie.  The 2.5+ is a great waking bag for a full set.  It's very light and holds the clubs well.  It feels a little flimsy, but I think it's hard for any stand bag under 3 lbs not to, that is just how lightweight stands go.  No idea how durable it will be long term, but I wouldn't buy it expecting more than a couple season if you play a lot of rounds.  

Mack on the other hand feels like it'll keep going forever, and should anything happen they can be repaired.  But you have to like single strap and no stand to make it work.  

I will say I used my trestle sticks for the second time today on a dewy morning round and they're surprisingly easy to use for times when you really don't want to lay the bag down.  It really takes no extra time if you just carry it like a walking stick to setup when you're ready to put the bag down.  They have been a great purchase for my Mackenzie.

Where did u get the wood trestle sticks?  Hard to find anything online.


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Posted 23 May 2018 - 08:16 PM

View PostKSP, on 23 May 2018 - 04:12 PM, said:

Where did u get the wood trestle sticks?  Hard to find anything online.

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Posted 24 May 2018 - 08:58 AM

Im actaully very suprised at how many people dont like these. personally i like thema lot, not sure if i could use it as my full time bag but having one for walking is perfect. now the price is a little steep for me but taking price out these bags are about as cool as they come.i guess its just a taste thing

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Posted 02 June 2018 - 03:35 PM

My Mackenzie is back in Oregon for a quick repair, some stitching came loose on the handle.  They were great, sent me a prepaid label to send it back to get fixed.  I went and played 9 today using my minimal kit with my SM 2.5+.   I really really really missed my Mackenzie.  Once you’re used to the way that soft sided bag conforms as you carry it, a standard bag just feels weird.  Can’t wait to get my Mackenzie back...thinking I might need to order a second one so I always have a backup.

Also...love that after 3 years when some stitching came loose it was time for a quick repair...not a replacement.  Not many bags you can send back to get fixed up and I really appreciate that!
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Posted 02 June 2018 - 03:40 PM

View Posthrmgolf72, on 24 May 2018 - 08:58 AM, said:

Im actaully very suprised at how many people dont like these. personally i like thema lot, not sure if i could use it as my full time bag but having one for walking is perfect. now the price is a little steep for me but taking price out these bags are about as cool as they come.i guess its just a taste thing
For me itís the bending over and grabbing the bag that is an issue.  In all honesty I have multiple bags and my favorite is the moonlite bag because the strap stands up


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Posted 05 June 2018 - 11:01 AM

Since these bad boys dont come with rain hoods, how do you guys who own one and travel with it make due?

Im wondering how i would throw my stiff arm in there and keep the clubs from flying all over the place once inside my club glove travel case.

any tips?

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Posted 05 June 2018 - 11:06 AM

I just thread a towel through my clubs and they are fine. I never use a rain hood when I travel.
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Posted 05 June 2018 - 05:01 PM

View Postjshel, on 19 May 2018 - 06:37 PM, said:

View Postpayerasjl, on 16 May 2018 - 08:01 AM, said:

still on the fence.

for those of you that game one... is it your daily/regular user or do you bust it out for special ocasions/particular courses etc?

ever use your mackenzie and wish you didnt? is it missing something?
its funny, ive never had any issue buying expensive bags (my wife...), but the psychological barrier for this is making me over analyze and think "will i really use it? is it really practical? will it end up as a putter display in my man cave?"

I have one (ballistic nylon) and don't regret it.

I don't use it year round. I will use a stand bag in the spring and fall here in Minnesota (when it is wetter) or if I'm going somewhere and I know I'm going to ride.

But if I'm going to walk and carry in the summer, I'm using my Mackenzie. It carries so nicely, it is light and it just basically fits.

I have the ballistic one and I don't use it often but wish I did lol.  Every time I use it, I wonder why I don't carry it more often.  The thing is, I always carry it for like 5 rounds, then play a round with buddies using a cart.  The Mackenzie is OK on a cart but not great.  So I swap it out for my Titleist stand bag and inevitably forget before the next round to swap back.  I also like to use a push cart when walking if I know the round will be slower (playing at place like TPC Scottsdale which gets a lot of traffic).  So yeah at this point I'm only using my Mackenzie a handful of times per year and every time I use it, I love it and wonder why I don't use it every time.
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Posted 09 June 2018 - 03:34 AM

+1 on using the trestle sticks. Makes walking with my Mackenzie a breeze!
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Posted 09 June 2018 - 09:35 AM

I've had a Mackenzie for close to 30 years, and haven't played with it in more than 25 years. The biggest problems for me are 1) it's a single strap design and 2) doesn't have a stand. Walking 18 in the early morning and laying it on the ground required frequently putting leather conditioner on it to prevent it from drying out. Also, the black dye from the wet bag rubbed off on my clothes. These two issues far outweighed the oohs and aahs I got from guys regarding the beauty of the bag.  It's a gorgeous classic, but I just use it to store a few persimmon woods. Too impractical for everyday use.

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Posted 12 June 2018 - 10:42 AM

I have used nothing but my Mackenzie since I got it. Hoofer is collecting dust. But, it's not for everyone.
Buy a used Jones bag and see if you like the no stand and single strap. If that works for you, sell it and buy a Mackenzie


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Posted 12 June 2018 - 08:34 PM

View PostKatke87, on 09 June 2018 - 09:35 AM, said:

I've had a Mackenzie for close to 30 years, and haven't played with it in more than 25 years. The biggest problems for me are 1) it's a single strap design and 2) doesn't have a stand. Walking 18 in the early morning and laying it on the ground required frequently putting leather conditioner on it to prevent it from drying out. Also, the black dye from the wet bag rubbed off on my clothes. These two issues far outweighed the oohs and aahs I got from guys regarding the beauty of the bag.  It's a gorgeous classic, but I just use it to store a few persimmon woods. Too impractical for everyday use.


For me, trestle sticks have been a game changer for using my Mack on a wet morning.  They are way easier to carry and use then you’d think and they work great.  When it’s dry laying the bag on the ground is fine by me. Mine is a ballistic bag so I don’t have any bleeding issues, but I can see why that would be an problem.  In the end, they aren’t for everybody for sure, but I love playing with mine.  Even used it for a scramble this past weekend when I had to ride...worked surprisingly well on a cart.
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