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What brand makes the best carry/stand bags?


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What brand makes the best carry/stand bags?

  1. Taylormade/Adidas (44 votes [2.05%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.05%

  2. Ping (620 votes [28.94%])

    Percentage of vote: 28.94%

  3. Sun Mountain (735 votes [34.31%])

    Percentage of vote: 34.31%

  4. Titleist (250 votes [11.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.67%

  5. Callaway (43 votes [2.01%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.01%

  6. Nike (82 votes [3.83%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.83%

  7. Mizuno (44 votes [2.05%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.05%

  8. Ogio (243 votes [11.34%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.34%

  9. Cobra (13 votes [0.61%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.61%

  10. Other (68 votes [3.17%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.17%

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#451 Rory4Pres

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Posted 13 March 2018 - 09:59 AM

The best stand bags in my mind were the old school Ping Hoofers that were made in the USA.  They no longer are though and I think the quality suffered.  I had a newer model that fell apart quite quickly.  Ping replaced it (which was nice) but sold it and bought a brand new Ping Hoofer (12-15 old model) off the bay.  Can't beat the old ones, they last for decades.  

For staff bags, any premium brand seems fine.  Most are fake leather but last a long time.  Have an old titleist one, it's solid.


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Posted 23 March 2018 - 06:46 PM

Sun Mountain closing in on a 100 vote lead.  Recently tried a Hoofer, silly mistake.  Sun Mountain is the undisputed champ in my book.
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Posted 24 March 2018 - 09:43 AM

View Postbrew4eagle, on 23 March 2018 - 06:46 PM, said:

Sun Mountain closing in on a 100 vote lead.  Recently tried a Hoofer, silly mistake.  Sun Mountain is the undisputed champ in my book.

Sun mountain is ok, nothing wrong with ping. I just got a sun mountain 2.5+ that will have to go back. The material is so lightweight and the zipper is so weak that I canít even zip up a medium golf fleece in the apparel pocket without the zipper failing. There is no question, the material Ping uses on their bags is much more durable than sun mountain uses on any bag, 2.5 or 3.5.

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Posted 24 March 2018 - 10:16 AM

View PostRedjeep83, on 24 March 2018 - 09:43 AM, said:

View Postbrew4eagle, on 23 March 2018 - 06:46 PM, said:

Sun Mountain closing in on a 100 vote lead.  Recently tried a Hoofer, silly mistake.  Sun Mountain is the undisputed champ in my book.

Sun mountain is ok, nothing wrong with ping. I just got a sun mountain 2.5+ that will have to go back. The material is so lightweight and the zipper is so weak that I canít even zip up a medium golf fleece in the apparel pocket without the zipper failing. There is no question, the material Ping uses on their bags is much more durable than sun mountain uses on any bag, 2.5 or 3.5.

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Yeah, 2.5+ is a great bag but not meant to put much in pockets.  I hate the PING material, too thick and just doesn't seem like golf bag material to me.  I prefer the sleeker tent-like material SM uses, but I could see someone preferring the thicker stuff.  The tilting hoofer mechanism is where PING fails vs SM in my opinion.  There's so much more effective room for clubs in a SM that ends also being quite a bit lighter.
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Posted 24 March 2018 - 10:52 AM

View Postbrew4eagle, on 24 March 2018 - 10:16 AM, said:

View PostRedjeep83, on 24 March 2018 - 09:43 AM, said:

View Postbrew4eagle, on 23 March 2018 - 06:46 PM, said:

Sun Mountain closing in on a 100 vote lead.  Recently tried a Hoofer, silly mistake.  Sun Mountain is the undisputed champ in my book.

Sun mountain is ok, nothing wrong with ping. I just got a sun mountain 2.5+ that will have to go back. The material is so lightweight and the zipper is so weak that I canít even zip up a medium golf fleece in the apparel pocket without the zipper failing. There is no question, the material Ping uses on their bags is much more durable than sun mountain uses on any bag, 2.5 or 3.5.

E104FAC6-E3CE-4F41-97BA-803872D765DA.jpeg
Yeah, 2.5+ is a great bag but not meant to put much in pockets.  I hate the PING material, too thick and just doesn't seem like golf bag material to me.  I prefer the sleeker tent-like material SM uses, but I could see someone preferring the thicker stuff.  The tilting hoofer mechanism is where PING fails vs SM in my opinion.  There's so much more effective room for clubs in a SM that ends also being quite a bit lighter.

Iíve got a 16 ping 4 series that still looks brand new after two years use. Iíve had sun mountain in the past and feels like Iím carrying around a nylon rain jacket with clubs in it. Ping dominates the team bags as well, college etc.To each their own though

Edited by Redjeep83, 24 March 2018 - 10:55 AM.


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Posted 30 April 2018 - 08:16 PM

I don’t have one, but always here good things about hoofer....
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Posted 15 June 2018 - 03:45 PM

Mizuno Aroelite for me right now with Kabuki top. Looking at upgrading to the BR D4

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Posted 20 June 2018 - 08:30 AM

Really like ping, jones, sun mountain... all great bags. Old Nike bags are great too
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Posted 21 July 2018 - 03:15 PM

Just bought my first SM (2five) and it really brings me back to what carry bags were back in my youth. Super light
I got it in navy red and white.. even to a non American, it looks sweet

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Posted 29 July 2018 - 01:37 PM

I've been using a OGIO golf carry bag for a long time and satisfy with the service.


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Posted 29 July 2018 - 02:44 PM

I have a sun mountain 3.5 and liked it when i carry. But it sucks when i push. Does the base of the hoofer is better uses on a push cart?
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Posted 29 July 2018 - 07:59 PM

Huge sun mountain fan

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Posted 31 July 2018 - 01:44 AM

View PostRedjeep83, on 24 March 2018 - 09:43 AM, said:

View Postbrew4eagle, on 23 March 2018 - 06:46 PM, said:

Sun Mountain closing in on a 100 vote lead.  Recently tried a Hoofer, silly mistake.  Sun Mountain is the undisputed champ in my book.

Sun mountain is ok, nothing wrong with ping. I just got a sun mountain 2.5+ that will have to go back. The material is so lightweight and the zipper is so weak that I can't even zip up a medium golf fleece in the apparel pocket without the zipper failing. There is no question, the material Ping uses on their bags is much more durable than sun mountain uses on any bag, 2.5 or 3.5.

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I've got the same bag, and you've got to be careful when you zip up the apparel pocket when putting in a lot of items - I am careful to hold both parts of the pocket together when zipping up so it does not tear - may use some silicone spray on it.

In my experience with this bag -

You must watch the balance on this bag to get it to work correctly - in other words, it is not meant to pack heavy weight - I put 2 water bottles at the bottom and it was too bottom heavy - it's a bag that is a light carry - will fit all 14 clubs, a sweater, hat, balls, one camelback/water bottle, and rangefinder, plus tees, etc. When it's balanced, it's a great bag. But if you like to carry a lot of "stuff", I suggest a second bag.

Edited by SwingMan, 31 July 2018 - 08:07 AM.

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Posted 09 August 2018 - 09:00 PM

Heard a lot of good abou the new Ping Hoofer - Lite, 14 way, and normal divider

At the same time, it did not feel light in comparison to a SM 3.5 - felt more like a 4.5 in weight. The Hoofer felt like a 5.5. Was in the store and the bags were next to each other - was surprised. And did you notice that while Ping calls it "Lite", they do not give you the weight spec.

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 03:47 PM

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Posted 04 October 2018 - 06:27 PM

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Posted 28 November 2018 - 07:29 AM

View PostC-rad, on 29 July 2018 - 02:44 PM, said:

I have a sun mountain 3.5 and liked it when i carry. But it sucks when i push. Does the base of the hoofer is better uses on a push cart?

I've got the 4.5 and have the same problem with carts. Really does suck if you want a bag to carry some days and use a cart on others.

I'm looking at the Big Max aqua hybrid for that reason but would love to hear any other suggestions for a waterproof carry stand bag that will sit fine on a cart

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Posted 30 November 2018 - 08:01 AM

View PostPleasedwith3putts, on 28 November 2018 - 07:29 AM, said:

View PostC-rad, on 29 July 2018 - 02:44 PM, said:

I have a sun mountain 3.5 and liked it when i carry. But it sucks when i push. Does the base of the hoofer is better uses on a push cart?

I've got the 4.5 and have the same problem with carts. Really does suck if you want a bag to carry some days and use a cart on others.

I'm looking at the Big Max aqua hybrid for that reason but would love to hear any other suggestions for a waterproof carry stand bag that will sit fine on a cart

What exactly is the issue on a push cart. I am looking at the bottom of the bag and can't see where the issue might be? Is the issue only with push carts or is it also with gas carts? Curious as I just purchased a 4.5 but can return it if it is going to be a real pain when I do ride.

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Posted 30 November 2018 - 09:59 AM

View PostDpavs, on 30 November 2018 - 08:01 AM, said:

View PostPleasedwith3putts, on 28 November 2018 - 07:29 AM, said:

View PostC-rad, on 29 July 2018 - 02:44 PM, said:

I have a sun mountain 3.5 and liked it when i carry. But it sucks when i push. Does the base of the hoofer is better uses on a push cart?

I've got the 4.5 and have the same problem with carts. Really does suck if you want a bag to carry some days and use a cart on others.

I'm looking at the Big Max aqua hybrid for that reason but would love to hear any other suggestions for a waterproof carry stand bag that will sit fine on a cart

What exactly is the issue on a push cart. I am looking at the bottom of the bag and can't see where the issue might be? Is the issue only with push carts or is it also with gas carts? Curious as I just purchased a 4.5 but can return it if it is going to be a real pain when I do ride.
on a push cart, the bag doesnt sit properly. That is the issue
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Posted 30 November 2018 - 12:15 PM

View PostC-rad, on 30 November 2018 - 09:59 AM, said:

View PostDpavs, on 30 November 2018 - 08:01 AM, said:

View PostPleasedwith3putts, on 28 November 2018 - 07:29 AM, said:

View PostC-rad, on 29 July 2018 - 02:44 PM, said:

I have a sun mountain 3.5 and liked it when i carry. But it sucks when i push. Does the base of the hoofer is better uses on a push cart?

I've got the 4.5 and have the same problem with carts. Really does suck if you want a bag to carry some days and use a cart on others.

I'm looking at the Big Max aqua hybrid for that reason but would love to hear any other suggestions for a waterproof carry stand bag that will sit fine on a cart

What exactly is the issue on a push cart. I am looking at the bottom of the bag and can't see where the issue might be? Is the issue only with push carts or is it also with gas carts? Curious as I just purchased a 4.5 but can return it if it is going to be a real pain when I do ride.
on a push cart, the bag doesnt sit properly. That is the issue

Correct. The SM has a plate that sticks out the back and forces the legs out when the bag is leaned backwards. You can just make it out in the image below and it just won't sit nicely on a cart with the pockets facing forwards.

The hybrid does not have a plate that sticks out, it uses a two piece sole to the bag instead which sits fine on the cart.

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Posted 30 November 2018 - 12:44 PM

View PostPleasedwith3putts, on 30 November 2018 - 12:15 PM, said:

View PostC-rad, on 30 November 2018 - 09:59 AM, said:

View PostDpavs, on 30 November 2018 - 08:01 AM, said:

View PostPleasedwith3putts, on 28 November 2018 - 07:29 AM, said:

View PostC-rad, on 29 July 2018 - 02:44 PM, said:

I have a sun mountain 3.5 and liked it when i carry. But it sucks when i push. Does the base of the hoofer is better uses on a push cart?

I've got the 4.5 and have the same problem with carts. Really does suck if you want a bag to carry some days and use a cart on others.

I'm looking at the Big Max aqua hybrid for that reason but would love to hear any other suggestions for a waterproof carry stand bag that will sit fine on a cart

What exactly is the issue on a push cart. I am looking at the bottom of the bag and can't see where the issue might be? Is the issue only with push carts or is it also with gas carts? Curious as I just purchased a 4.5 but can return it if it is going to be a real pain when I do ride.
on a push cart, the bag doesnt sit properly. That is the issue

Correct. The SM has a plate that sticks out the back and forces the legs out when the bag is leaned backwards. You can just make it out in the image below and it just won't sit nicely on a cart with the pockets facing forwards.

The hybrid does not have a plate that sticks out, it uses a two piece sole to the bag instead which sits fine on the cart.

Makes sense, thanks. I would assume then on a gas cart it is not an issue since the bag would be perfectly vertical and sitting in the bag well on the bottom.

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Posted 02 December 2018 - 01:43 PM

No issue on a gas cart but I like to walk and take a push cart when conditions are nice. If it is going to rain during the round or is already a bit wet and potentially muddy then I'd rather carry, but I'm fed up constantly switching between a C130 and 4.5 at this time of year.

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Posted 03 December 2018 - 07:46 PM

Surprised to see Sun Mountain that far ahead honestly.  I have had a few, one has completely ripped on the inside and the other was useless on a cart, like C-Rad said... there are other bags out there that do the same and more for me.  I have to say, I think the Z Four by Srixon is an all around great bag... has the material of the SM, but bottom leg design of others that fit nicely on the carts.  It's lightweight and has a lot of storage.  Club tangle is minimal to almost non existent and they look sharp.  The fact that this bag is out there for $80 right now is the steal of the century.

For all around durability the Pings are hard to beat, as are the Jones bags... they may not be perfect but they will last and do everything you need them to.  It's hard to build a durable bag with strong material that is lightweight... there really is no perfect bag out there, just a lot of really good ones with minor faults.
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Posted 04 December 2018 - 12:05 PM

Arenít Titleist bags made by Sun Mountain? Is that still how it is or does Titleist make them in house now?

Edited by WidespreadPanic, 04 December 2018 - 12:11 PM.

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