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Titleist updates golf bag collection for 2021

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When it comes to golf clubs, you have to carry them somehow, and today, Titleist is giving golfers six new options to carry their clubs with the release of the Titleist Players Collection and Hybrid Collection featuring stand bags for any way you choose to experience the golf course.

The Players Collection

The new Players Collection series offers four new models and also includes two fully waterproof StayDry options for golfers that want to make every day playable regardless of the elements. The series includes familiar names with new colors and features for premium performance and durability.

Players 4 Plus and StayDry

The Players 4 Plus is intended for walkers looking for a little extra storage and features 8 pockets. The bag also includes:

  • New larger full-length apparel side pocket
  • New double strap design featuring a padded back hub
  • Magnetic quick access accessories pocket
  • Waterproof valuables pocket
  • 2 Player-preferred external water bottle pockets
  • 2 Velcro patches to hold golf gloves
  • StaDry waterproof construction with seam-sealed zippers (on StayDry model only)

The new Players 4 Plus will be available in 12 colorways and come with a price tag of $225 for the standard model while the StayDry version will have 8 color options and be priced at $290.

Players 4 and Players 4 StayDry

The Players 4 and Players 4 StayDry are lightweight bags designed to offer maximum capacity with a minimalistic approach. Both the standard model and the StayDry share the same platform and features with the StayDry being the waterproof option. The bags include:

  • New premium double strap with padded back hub
  • Quick access magnetic accessories pocket
  • Redesigned, larger beverage pockets
  • Soft-touch lined valuables pocket
  • Larger expandable full-length apparel pocket
  • Lightweight, low profile opening with 4 full-length dividers
  • StaDry waterproof construction with seam-sealed zippers (on StayDry model only)

The Players 4 comes in 16 color options and will be priced at $200, while the StayDry model will come in 11 color options and be priced at $255.

Titleist Hybrid Collection

Titleist understands that not all walkers carry all the time and that’s where the new Hybrid 14 and Hybrid 5 golf bags come in. The 2 new models combine the extra features of cart bags like 14 dividers (for the Hybrid 14), and cart strap loops to maintain full pocket access. Both bags also have a specially designed pushcart rest to comfortably fit into modern-day pushcarts without the worry of them twisting while in use.

Hybrid 14 Features

  • Updated leg system for 2021 with a pushcart rest for enhanced compatibility
  • Larger rear apparel pocket
  • Integrated cart strap tunnel for easy access and added security in a golf cart
  • New double strap design featuring a padded back hub
  • External water bottle pockets
  • Full-length dividers

The Titleist Hybrids 14 bag will be available in 11 color options, weighs 6.1 lbs, and will be priced at $240.

Hybrid 5 features

The hybrid 5 offers ultimate convenience no matter how you chose to get around the golf course and includes:

  • Updated leg system for 2021 with a pushcart rest for enhanced compatibility
  • Integrated cart strap loop for easy access and added security in a golf cart
  • New double strap design featuring a padded back hub
  • Expandable rear apparel pocket
  • Waterproof valuables pocket
  • External water bottle pockets

The Titleist Hybrids 5 bag will be available in 10 color options, weighs 4.6 lbs, and will be priced at $230.

Availability

The new Titleist Players and Hybrid Collection golf bags will be available in golf shops and online starting beginning February 1, 2021.

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Ryan Barath is part of the Digital Content Creation Team for GolfWRX. He hosts the "On Spec" Podcast on the GolfWRX Radio Network which focuses on discussing everything golf, including gear, technology, fitting, and course architecture. He is a club-fitter & master club builder with more than 17 years of experience working with golfers of all skill levels, including PGA Tour players. He is the former Build Shop Manager & Social Media Coordinator for Modern Golf. He now works independently from his home shop and is a member of advisory panels to a select number of golf equipment manufacturers. You can find Ryan on Twitter and Instagram where he's always willing to chat golf, and share his passion for club building, course architecture and wedge grinding.

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Coolest thing for sale in the GolfWRX Classifieds (04/01/21): Cobra F9 Tour 5-wood

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At GolfWRX, we love golf, plain and simple.

We are a community of like-minded individuals that all experience and express our enjoyment of the game in many ways. It’s that sense of community that drives day-to-day interactions in the forums on topics that range from best driver to what marker you use to mark your ball. It even allows us to share another thing, including equipment or, in this case, a top-ranked 3-wood.

Currently, in our GolfWRX buy/sell/trade (BST) forum, there is a listing for Cobra F9 Tour 5-wood, which happens to be a fairway wood with a cult following.

To check out the full listing in our BST forum, head through the link: Spring Cleanout – Cobra F9 Tour 17.5 and more

This is the most impressive current listing from the GolfWRX BST, and if you are curious about the rules to participate in the BST Forum you can check them out here: GolfWRX BST Rules

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Abraham Ancer WITB 2021 (April)

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  • Abraham Ancer’s what’s in the bag accurate as of the Valero Texas Open. 

Driver: Callaway Epic Speed Triple Diamond LS (8.5 @7.5 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro Blue 60 TX

3-wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max
Shaft: Project X Evenflow Riptide 70 X

5-wood: TaylorMade M2 (18 degrees)
Shaft: Matrix VLCT St 105

Utility: Srixon ZX (4-iron, 23 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Chemical MMT

Irons: Miura TC-201 (5-PW)
Shafts: Mitsubishi MMT 105 TX

Wedges: Miura HB-10 (52), Artisan Prototype (56, 60 degrees)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold S400

Putter: Odyssey White Hot No. 5 Stroke Lab

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

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Club fitting 101: How to prepare for a fitting

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For many golfers, regardless of skill, a club fitting is a foreign experience. So, with that in mind, we have teamed up with Club Champion to break down the dos and don’ts of making sure you can be prepared for your next fitting.

Whether it’s for a single part of your bag or your whole set, being prepared will allow you to get the most from your fitting and allow you to enjoy the experience.

GolfWRX: When it comes to preparation, what should a golfer expect heading into their fitting?

Club Champion:

  • It’s very important to remember that any fitting is going to require you to hit a lot of balls, so plan accordingly. You will be making a lot more full swings than you do during a round of golf so beyond your normal routine, we don’t suggest you hit two jumbo buckets at the range the day before.
  • Be prepared to hit some clubs you might not have thought about trying before, either from a brand or set makeup perspective. You will have a lot of options available, so expect to branch out from clubs you already have in the bag if you’re looking for a true fitting. The best marketing does not always equal the best club for you.
  • Have a budget in mind. No one likes to talk about money, but it is imperative that your fitter understands your budget, so he/she can work within it.
  • Understand that custom/premium clubs take longer than a stock set. Hand-building your clubs to the tightest tolerances is a more meticulous process than purchasing clubs built by an assembly line, so understand that awesome things come to those who are willing to wait a bit longer.

GolfWRX: What should a golfer bring to their fitting from an equipment perspective?
Club Champion:
  • Even if you aren’t getting fit for a full set of clubs, you should bring the full bag, it’s nice to have access to everything for any testing and potential gapping.
  • We always welcome a golfer to bring their preferred golf ball, but it is not required.

GolfWRX: What should a golfer bring as far as items beyond just their equipment?

Club Champion:

  • A glove if you use one—It’s the one thing many golfers forget to bring.
  • Comfortable clothing and athletic shoes. We recommend golf shoes, but comfort and function are up to each golfer, and if that means sneakers, by all means, wear them.
  • Water and snacks. We do provide refreshments to customers, but everyone has their own preferences, and if you have a preferred “in-round” snack that is ideal.

GolfWRX: Leading up to their fitting is there anything you recommend a golfer doesn’t do?

Club Champion:

  • We never suggest anyone plan a fitting for a busy day or a day when they have a tight schedule. We want each golfer to feel relaxed and focused on their fitting.
  • Don’t get bogged down or overwhelmed by research and online reviews. The numbers during your fitting are ultimately going to be the deciding factor, and the most important decision about any club going into your bag should be yours.

GolfWRX: Is there any other specific advice for golfers that are preparing for a club fitting?

Club Champion:

  • Know your goals. “Game improvement” is great, but that means different things to different people. If you want more distance, make sure your fitter knows that. Tighter dispersion, fewer three-putts, whatever it is, make sure to communicate it to your fitter so they can help you achieve your specific goals.
  • Be ready to have your preconceived notions about fittings blown away. Modern fittings are about technology and data, and there is a lot of information to help you see results.
  • Last but not least, understand that you don’t have to buy new clubs. Generally, newer equipment is going to have a higher success rate, but at the end of the day, you get to make the call on budgets and what you’re looking to do. You can keep your clubheads and swap in new shafts. You can keep your entire set and just adjust small things like loft/lie. Performance is our number one priority, but we can pivot if you know you aren’t looking for a complete overhaul at the moment.
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