I am tired of small bags!?

Brief little rant here so take it with a grain of salt. I NEVER walk or carry my bag so why do I continue to torture myself with small/carry bags? It is such a pain in the arse to get clubs in and out of these small bags. After fighting with my clubs again today I am officially in the market for the biggest bag I can find!!!
Anyone else feel the way I do?
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heard the nike sasquatch stand bag has 14 full length separate dividers. I would imagine this would help solve your problem. I'm looking to upgrade my bag over the winter I know what you mean. You go to pull out the 9 iron and the 7, 8, and putter some with it lol.
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Wait until you try to have a heavy/large tour/cart bag. You ge tthe joys of:
1. Unable to travel with it b/c it will cost a fortune to ship on an airline.
2. Learning the rule of space. You stuff will mysteriously expand until it fills all available space. Instead of a cramped small bag, you will have a cramped large bag.
3. Unable to get your bag and other necessary stuff inside a trunk.
4. Having to carry the enormous bag to/from the car to the range, course, house.
Seriously, I feel much of your pain. I avoid ultralight carry bags b/c of many of the things you mention. Currently, I have two bags. Ping Hoofer 2 and Ping Discover Cart Bag. Empty, they aren't that much different. Full, the Cart Bag weights a metric buttload.
I like the Hoofer b/c it has a lot of room, but is easy to carry around (even if I ride in a cart I prefer it). The cart bag comes into its own during the winter (I play in REALLY cold weather) as it ends up full of cold weather gear and drinks (I always wallk when it is cold and use a push/pull cart) and training aids (for winter range fun).
Whatevery you do, I wish you well
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I'm looking for a new bag and i am torn between a few, but i of course want the impossible: big AND light! they don't seem to go together and that is driving me nutty.
keep in mind that heavy bag may tip you over the limit on an air flight with that 50 pound limit, AND keep in mind that the weight is also tied to having something monster like the big club glove last bag because you can fit more in it, and therefore kick over the weight... and have to cough up extra dough...
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heard the nike sasquatch stand bag has 14 full length separate dividers. I would imagine this would help solve your problem. I'm looking to upgrade my bag over the winter I know what you mean. You go to pull out the 9 iron and the 7, 8, and putter some with it lol.
I was inspecting that baby earlier today (it does have 14, all divided), very tempting and a good stand system. The only thing it needs is a dedicated putter slot
I'd like to see that plastic ball holder on there too but I'm guessing that Ogio won't be licensing that one out to anyone lol
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I understand the travel issues that can arise from a large bag, that's why I will definitely keep my Ogio Edge for such occassions.
The vast majority of the time my clubs stay in bag storage at the club so I don't have to mess with my clubs once I'm finished practicing or playing.
I'm serious about this....I'm trying to find one of those Rodney Dangerfield bags!!!
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Wait until you try to have a heavy/large tour/cart bag. You ge tthe joys of:
1. Unable to travel with it b/c it will cost a fortune to ship on an airline.
2. Learning the rule of space. You stuff will mysteriously expand until it fills all available space. Instead of a cramped small bag, you will have a cramped large bag.
3. Unable to get your bag and other necessary stuff inside a trunk.
4. Having to carry the enormous bag to/from the car to the range, course, house.
Well, sinec I never walk, I can comment since I'm a bag 'ho too. Sasquatch Tour stand/cart bag is nice, gave to my son who does walk, cooler pocket a bit small, but does fit on cart okay. Clothing pockets bit limited for winter golf.
Have 2 Staff bags, definitely too big for cart, pockets not well arranged and no 14 way divider, good for travel though. Not sure what Bulldog is talking about getting charged extra for airline, all these fit my Last Bag and he must have a prety small trunk if bag won't fit, unless it's some 11 inch monster. My 2 staff bags are in closet holding my 'inventory' of ho'd clubs, winter gear, etc.
Now cart bags....Nike Tour OSS Cart bag nice except goofy slide through strap, no idea who invented that?
Bridgestone cart bag, very nice, good size pockets, 9 1/2 inclh 14 way top, and on EB was like $90
Only reason went with the new one was neither of these, nor SQ Tour has putter well, and they are convenient.
Latest cart bag is the one, 2008 C130. Holds everthing, weighs about 7 lbs empty, very durable thus far, great top, worth the $160 @ PGA SStore. Putter well on center of bag (side ones suck, I think) large enough to hold SuperStroke grip if you want one....I have Winn MidSize + 3 wraps, fits easile.
Since bag goes from trunk to bag drop and onto cart, as long as it fits on cart I don't care. Just needs accessible pockets and room for whatever I decide to bring with me...SG5, Scout 1000, extra towels for ice (hot here in TX), and allows me to bag every ball I find laying around and sent to Middle East for our troops.
I've used cart bags for last 6 years, no regrets.
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I saw a slick one yesterday at Golfsmith. Separates each club as well as each slot having a smaller slot that you clip the shaft into. Prevents clatter.
Some type of firm foam.
The one I messed with rotated (along with the bottom) so you could select your club by spinning it to the front lol.
This is not the exact bag (doesn't spin) but this is similar to the top of the one I saw (check the additional images)
Here is the exact bag:
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I generally use a carry bag now, as I got tired of lugging a staff bag everywhere.
Having said that, when travelling I do use a staff bag, and also a Club Glove Last Bag with the telescoping wood protector from Club Glove (forgot what it's called).
I can pack shoes and clothes for a golf trip in the one bag, and not have to mess with additional luggage (assuming it's not an extende trip of a week or more).
I agree that I also hate the pain of taking clubs out of a carry bag when its on a cart. But it sure is easier to lug around at 52 years old.
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I understand the travel issues that can arise from a large bag, that's why I will definitely keep my Ogio Edge for such occassions.
The vast majority of the time my clubs stay in bag storage at the club so I don't have to mess with my clubs once I'm finished practicing or playing.
I'm serious about this....I'm trying to find one of those Rodney Dangerfield bags!!!
Here's a link to the bag of your dreams...I don't think it has a radio though.
BDLz
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I'd just buy a 9.5" or 10"staff bag....enough room for everything, easy to pull clubs, and not too big for a cart or a travel bag.....my Titleist and my son's Ping both fit in out Club Glove Last Bags no prob.
And they work fine on our Sun Mountain push carts too
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I know what you mean, I have a small stand bag and I never use it. I'd rather carry my Nike slingshot OSS cart bag which is still reasonably light with a lot of storage. The only downside is that there are no legs so when I walk a par 3 executive I have to lay it on the grass.
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Hi,
Thats why the trend is towards a 2 bag set up (please see my sig.)
- 1 tour bag (when cart is mandatory e.g. Half Moon Bay Old Course etc. or with caddy mainly in Asian countries) and
- 1 stand bag to walk or with caddy at Pebble Beach as they would ask you to switch from tour bag to one of their smaller bags anyway; I hate to to take a cart) and for air travels
By the way is there any thred ref. cart vs walking already?
Best regards
SJW
PS: There is always room for 2 tour bags in a Porsche 911
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some of the "mini" staff bags look very nice. bridgestone, taylor made, titleist all make them. i prefer them over most "cart" bags, because i like the classic look they provide.
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I walk and Im looking for the lightest bag I can find for under 40 or 50 dollars. I need something very very light to walk with
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I walk and Im looking for the lightest bag I can find for under 40 or 50 dollars. I need something very very light to walk with
Sun Mountain Mini, but it's not under $50.
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get the ogio exodus. best bag evAr!
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Sun Mountain MPB. 14 Full Length Dividers and a putter Tube on the front. The extra spot for the 14th club works great for my Club Glove Stiff Arm in my Last Bag. I love the bag and the clubs come out very easy. I have Oversize soft Winn grips.
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Not sure what Bulldog is talking about getting charged extra for airline, all these fit my Last Bag and he must have a prety small trunk if bag won't fit, unless it's some 11 inch monster. My 2 staff bags are in closet holding my 'inventory' of ho'd clubs, winter gear, etc.
Golfdad,
The idiots running our airline industry have decided the way to profitability is to treat paying customers like a load of crap. In addition to doing things like eliminating meals, charging for cokes, and otherwise making the flight as uncomfortable as possible, the genius management has decided to screw everyone on luggage:
1. For many companies, they now charge you $15-25 per piece of checked luggage EACH WAY.
2. With respect to golf clubs in particular, they have very explicit rules about size and weight. If you don't get it exactly right, they don't hit you with the $50 overweight charge, they hit you with the $150 oversized charge - again each way. If I get it wrong, my honeymoon to Maui is going to cost me an extra $300.
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Sounds like we are better off "UPSing" or "FED EXing" our clubs ahead when traveling. I'd bet it would be cheaper than paying the airlines for the baggage charges.
Can you say...."bend over?"
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Back on topic...
I have found that having two bags works the best.
Bag #1 - Sun Mountain SCB Deluxe - Perfect cart bag. 14-full length dividers plus an external putter well. I can put everything I need in it with room to spare.
Bag #2 - Titleist x86 - Incredibly light, great carry bag and the perfect size to travel with.
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Not sure what Bulldog is talking about getting charged extra for airline, all these fit my Last Bag and he must have a prety small trunk if bag won't fit, unless it's some 11 inch monster. My 2 staff bags are in closet holding my 'inventory' of ho'd clubs, winter gear, etc.
Golfdad,
The idiots running our airline industry have decided the way to profitability is to treat paying customers like a load of crap. In addition to doing things like eliminating meals, charging for cokes, and otherwise making the flight as uncomfortable as possible, the genius management has decided to screw everyone on luggage:
1. For many companies, they now charge you $15-25 per piece of checked luggage EACH WAY.
2. With respect to golf clubs in particular, they have very explicit rules about size and weight. If you don't get it exactly right, they don't hit you with the $50 overweight charge, they hit you with the $150 oversized charge - again each way. If I get it wrong, my honeymoon to Maui is going to cost me an extra $300.
I guess could happen, airlines are just charging explicitly what used to be built in to the airfare. I just went to a convention in Orlando, just me, American Airlines, Last Bag stuffed full, and a 24" suitcase, the guy at the curbside checkin didn't even weigh either of them, so who knows. I doubt a golf bag is 'oversized' as I see lots coming off planes and doubt anyone is paying $150 to ship their sticks...Just keep weight under the 70 or 50 lb limit, use more bags, $25 bucks isn't that bad.
It's the consumers who force airlines to chop costs (no I don't work in that industry, but was in travel and entertainment for few years) and then complain about getting nickel, dimesd and now half-dollared. Basically, every industry that the government deregulated in the consumers interest, has gotten this way. Look at cable tv, electricity, phones, everything has gotten more expensive. If the airlines could simply hit everyone with fair hikes, or fuel surcharges, a lot of the fringes (which basically were included in airfare years ago) would still be there. Also, who likes it when the guy has the overstuffed duffel, he can't lift, trying to stuff it in the overhead?
Anyway, good luck, Maui is so expensive, you won't miss the $300 if it costs you that. Breakfast at IHOP will cost you and the Mrs. about $40 anyway. Have a great trip.
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The Ogio Grom bag is a tweener. It has a stand, but weighs in at around 7 pounds. It has more structural support and is a little larger for someone who walks 50% and rides 50%.
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i just ordered a nike xtreme sport II stand bag, it has 8 dividers which is a must for me, i hate bags with like 4-6 dividers, it was only 100 bucks too, i wouldnt go in the opposite direction and get a huge staff bag but i agree small bags can be tough too, if you ride a cart than you should try a big cart bag, by the way i like the signature, bridgestone rocks!!!
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One thing I would recommend from my experience shipping packages for business is you better keep your tracking number and also a receipt from the place you dropped off the bag. I have called them many times with late or lost bags and without the tracking number you are screwed. I now ship my boxes to a FedEx location a couple of days early to give me some time to track it down if it doesn't arrive on time.
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Heck, yeah, I know exactly what you mean. I have a Hoofer stand bag that always caused me problems pulling clubs out and getting them back in. The final straw came when I pulled my putter out on my way to the green and, unbeknownst to me, with it came my wedge. The wedge went way up, fell over head first and nailed me right on the cranium. About knocked me out.
Since dumped the hoofer for my Snake Eyes Tour Bag which I got for free by trading in some SE points. Love it. If I walk, I can still transfer to the hoofer.