POLL: Golf Bag
Posted 24 August 2010 - 08:33 AM
Driver: TM R7 425
Fw: Sonartec NP-99 5W
Hyb: Nickent 3DX 23°/26°
Irons: Hogan Apex Plus 6-E
GW: Hogan Special 51 K grind
SW: Hogan Apex 5612
Putter: Ping Zing
Posted 24 August 2010 - 01:08 PM
I also have a Sun Mountain Swift X '10 model for when I feel like walking the 9 holes. It's a very light bag (about 3 lbs. empty!).
Posted 24 August 2010 - 01:29 PM
Cleveland Launcher (09) 15*
Cleveland TA7 2-iron DG S/L
Cleveland TA1 3-9
Scratch SS8620 47, 53, 58
Cleveland Classic 2
Posted 24 August 2010 - 02:02 PM
If it's wet I break out an old stand bag: a blue cavalry twill Ping L8+. It must be 16 or 17 years old now, but it's still in fine fettle and does what's asked of it perfectly well. I've also got a newer Nike stand bag, a real modern job, only about nine or ten years old, but the artfully shaped double strap arrangement on it is a bit of a liability given that I'm afflicted with left-shoulderedness.
Very occasionally I'll break out a staff bag. Usually it's when I'm pitching up for a long-ish session on the field of dreams and want to be able to get my shoes, 18 clubs and some food and drink into the one bag for ease of carrying it all from the car to the practice ground, but occasionally I break out the old Turfglider trolley and plonk a big bag atop it simply for a change when I hit the course. One of a couple of Titleist ones is the usual bag of choice. I've got the hint of red current model in a 10.5" size as well as the same-sized preceding model with the grey stripe which, if I'm honest, áI prefer. There's plenty of room for everything in them, and even if the logos on the flanks are so ostentatiously large that they can be read from a low Earth orbit it makes a nice change to take one out for an occasional spin. Plus, if the weather's a bit dicey there can be real benefits in having all the extra space available for rain gear and other kit. I do have several other ones that I've picked up over the years too, but they're all '80s and '90s vintage and relegated to club storage duty in the loft now. Only the newer Titleist ones (and, very occasionally, a black and white Mk I Nike bag with the crossed clubs/Nike Golf 'shield' logo) see the course.
Why did I get them? Well, the pencil bag was all of thirty quid and had the features (primarily a top cuff with a divider and a single strap) that I was after, whilst the L8 I was lucky enough to get for nothing as a youngster. The staff bags I occasionally use were freebies from a couple of friends; one of whom's a pro, the other an ex-pro. Needless to say - particularly as a Yorkshireman - free bags are the best ones of all; although getting hold of a blank front panel via Titleist UK for the newer bag would have tested the patience of Job. It would have been worth paying a couple of hundred quid simply to avoid all the aggravation.
Edited by mat562, 12 October 2010 - 02:13 PM.
Posted 24 August 2010 - 02:50 PM
Titleist 915f 15deg 3w Diamana 70g blue
Cobra Forged Tec 4-G KBS C taper Lite S110g
Adams's 9031 23deg hyb Diamana 82+ S
Cobra F6 Baffler stock RedTie S
Adams Pugelli 54 SW
Ping Glide 58 SS
Mizuno MPT10 64
Kenny Giannini G6
Posted 26 August 2010 - 04:36 PM
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Posted 29 August 2010 - 07:43 PM
Back to the SM 3.5. I prefer it over the Ogio Vaporlite. Feels lighter, better legs, & more durable. I've gone through 3 Vaporlites. The strap has snapped on all three. Tthe VLites would annoy me b/c the legs would not always fully retract when carrying. However, I do like Ogio's Woode top.
Ping Anser 3 wood - GD Purple Ice
Callaway BB Alpha 815 21* hybrid
Ping G25 irons - KBS Tour
Cleveland RTX2 50-54* wedges
Callaway PM 60*
Ping Cadence Ketsch Mid / Rife 2-bar Hybrid / Odyssey Metal-X #6 / TM Itsy Bitsy Tour Limited
Posted 29 August 2010 - 08:08 PM
Edited by 2659edward, 29 August 2010 - 08:12 PM.
Driver: TM 2017 M1 460 10.5 Graphite Design TP-6 X
Fairway: TM 2016 M2 3/15* Graphite Design Tour AD TP-7 Stiff
Hybrid: TM M1 3H 19* Kuro Kage 80S
Driving Iron: TM UDI TP #4 23* Graphite Design Tour AD AD 95 Stiff
Irons: TM P-770 5-PW Nippon Modus 105 S
Wedges: TM MG 50SB/54LB/58HB Modus 105
Putter: Toulon Garage Rochester, First of Madison 11/100, Garage Memphis 34"
Ball: TM TP5
Posted 01 September 2010 - 02:46 AM
Posted 01 October 2010 - 11:22 AM
My Ogio Wire, which I received as a gift, is still in the garage unused. It looks like a nice bag, but I haven't gotten around to trying it. It does have a nice strap which can be changed from a single to a double simply by sliding a little fabric holder to one end or the other.
Posted 06 October 2010 - 04:52 AM
Titleist 915 Fd Tour Ad Di 7 s
Titleist 712 U 2 Iron
TM 3-PW PSI Project x 6.0
TM Tour Preffered 52, 58 KBS S
Odyssey 7 Standard
TM Flextech Lite Stand
Posted 12 October 2010 - 11:23 AM
Posted 16 October 2010 - 06:32 PM
Adams hybrid 19*
Tour Edge hybrid 23*
Nike 8 iron & Aw
Srixon sf balls
Posted 17 October 2010 - 08:31 PM
1) I am a W/S ho and i know it
2) It is a badarss looking bag its white and red and just looks better than any other bag i have ever seen.
With that being said and even though it looks great it doesnt have many functions or pockets.Its a great bag and obviously looks dang good and i am happy with it,just looking at it makes me realize that i dont need more pockets LOL.
Posted 23 October 2010 - 06:59 PM
Nike Sasquatch Tour for trips kind of a good medium size bag
Ogio Atlas for riding or walking with my sm v1 cart if im gonna be playing a lot of holes
Posted 28 October 2010 - 09:44 PM
Posted 31 October 2010 - 02:35 PM
Exotics EX10 4 wood, AD50
Exotics EX10 3 Hybrid AD50
Mizuno JPX 850 Pro C-Taper
Vokey SM5 54:10 & 58:07
Too many putters
Posted 31 October 2010 - 05:34 PM
Edited by bcgolfbe, 31 October 2010 - 05:35 PM.
Posted 04 November 2010 - 02:56 PM
I agree about the differentiation. An Adidas bag is a nice variation from the more common names. I always thought the 2009 Ascend bag in white, red, and yellow was pretty sharp looking.
Posted 04 November 2010 - 11:14 PM
I have a Nike Xtreme Element and it's really good. The metal handle is awesome for loading the bag in and out of cars.
Really light weight and would buy/recommend again.
Posted 17 November 2010 - 10:29 PM
'11 Sun Mountain Speed Cart Bag DLX, before this new one I had a Sun Mountain Speed Cart Bag DLX.
Posted 17 November 2010 - 11:47 PM
Posted 18 November 2010 - 12:02 AM
The 4 Under is so light but big enough for 14 clubs, balls, tees and water bottle. I was looking at SM 3.5, but ultimately just like the Ping better.
Even though weight was the key factor, I just couldn't see myself with the Swift or the Titleist Ultralight. Just too small and I'm a bigger guy. My wife said it just looked funny. Besides, the 4 Under is plenty light.
If I were looking for a single bag and rode as much or more than walked, I'd look at the Hoofer or SM 4.5/Titleist Premium as compromise, but I walk almost exclusively and an extra two to three pounds makes a difference.
I agree weight is important. I'm looking at getting the 4 under too. I love the 14 seperate dividers in the SM 4.5 or sasquatch, but along with the weight, i really like how ping stand bags sit lower to the ground (more stable when standing)and the carry straps are more practical
I got a question for brianmontgomery2000: how are the retractable straps working out , any problems???
Posted 24 November 2010 - 06:05 AM
TM SLDR TS / TM SLDR 3HL
Callaway X Hot 25║ hybrid
Titleist AP1 714 5-W1 XP95 S300
Cleveland 588 RTX CB 54║/58║
Odyssey Tank Cruiser #7
Posted 24 November 2010 - 09:09 AM
Titleist 913Fd 3+ Diamana S @13.5
Titleist 910F @ 17 degree
Mizuno MP650 22 & 19
MP54 4-6 Modus 105x MP64 7-PW Project X 5.5
Mizuno T4 52 & V Forged 58
Odyssey Protype 2 ball or Scotty Cameron Studio Select Newport 1.5
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