Push cart vs. Sunday bag?

Guys, I've been thinking about this for a long, long time. Given the fact that a Sunday bag is 35-50 bucks and usually less than 2 lbs, and a push cart like a SM or ClicGear is 200 bucks, I was wondering if anyone else has had this dilemna over whether or not the push cart is really worth it. I'm pushing 45 and my Ping L8 is starting to feel like a staff bag on the back nine. Would a Sunday bag really be an improvement on my back vs. my L8 or should I just break down and bust a push cart?? Any and all thoughts appreciated..
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How much stuff can you get in a sunday bag? At your age, I say get the push cart.
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I play a pretty hilly course and will carry if it is really wet but the push carts are a big improvment. Just keeping the weight off of your shoulders is telling around the 15th hole for me. It really just depends if you have alot of hills or if its pretty flat. If the latter you will never spend a better $200.
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Sunday bag is the way to go.
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titleist sunday bag all the way. i caddy and i would never play any other bag.
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Age 47, the push cart is the best money you can spend. I use a bag boy easy fold cart. They are around $125.00 now. Great buy and well worth it.
T
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I always feel a little tired on the last couple holes whenever I walk, especially my feet; so I was also thinking about a push cart, then I realize that I am only still 26 and the reactions that people'll give me.
My mind is set on a black Moon Lite II right now.
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I always feel a little tired on the last couple holes whenever I walk, especially my feet; so I was also thinking about a push cart, then I realize that I am only still 26 and the reactions that people'll give me.
My mind is set on a black Moon Lite II right now.
What reactions? 90% of players (young and old) in the US ride in carts ... and you're afraid of using a push cart?
I've bought one 2 years ago, of all juniors and young adults i've seen and know, 95% of them use a push cart over here (Belgium).
I'd say push cart all the way. The sunday bags are all good and well, but with the tricky weather we get over here i like to carry my umbrella and rain gear at all times (except when 100% sure about the weather). It'effortless and so much easier, especially in the rain with an umbrella holder covering both you and your bag.
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I always feel a little tired on the last couple holes whenever I walk, especially my feet; so I was also thinking about a push cart, then I realize that I am only still 26 and the reactions that people'll give me.
My mind is set on a black Moon Lite II right now.
What reactions? 90% of players (young and old) in the US ride in carts ... and you're afraid of using a push cart?
I've bought one 2 years ago, of all juniors and young adults i've seen and know, 95% of them use a push cart over here (Belgium).
I'd say push cart all the way. The sunday bags are all good and well, but with the tricky weather we get over here i like to carry my umbrella and rain gear at all times (except when 100% sure about the weather). It'effortless and so much easier, especially in the rain with an umbrella holder covering both you and your bag.
Push cart for sure and basing your decision on age is dumb. I'm 32 and I've had a push cart for about 4-5 years now. Best decision I could've made. I've got plenty of room and I'm less tired after a round. It'll pay for itself in no time.
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I have both. Actually I have a cart bag, stand bag, Sunday bag, and a push cart. The Sunday bag (IMO) is a pain in the butt to carry around the course. My Sunday bag is the Mizuno Scratch Sack. The strap isn't very comfortable and you have to lay the Sunday bag on the ground when you go to hit. IMO, for playing a round, a stand bag is a much better and more convenient option than a Sunday bag. IMO the Sunday bag is a good choice for a range session or taking a couple of clubs to the practice course. Hands down for playing a round, the best option is a push cart especially if you already have all your stuff in a cart bag. I have a SunMountain cart and love it. I can grab my putter and give it a shove and simply let it roll it's way toward the next tee box as I walk to the green.
Not all push carts are the same. There are some low end carts that will sour the push cart experience. In those cases, I'd much rather play with a stand bag than push or pull a cheap cart. One time we let a single play through us. He was walking with his push cart and full staff bag. We caught up to him on the back of the course where his cheap wheeled cart lost a wheel and it couldn't be put back on. His bag weighed to much for him to continue on carrying it so the marshal picked him up and took him back to the front. One of the courses by my house is a walking course. Every time I go I see some kind of cheap push cart remnants somewhere along the course. If you buy a push/pull cart buy a decent one...
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I just picked up a Titleist X81 Sunday stand bag, and it is awesome. It's only 3 lbs and carries everything that I need for a quick round.
I also have a Sun Mountain V1, which comes in handy if I'm playing consecutive days or if I'm feeling lazy. It's also better if you need to pack an umbrella or rain gear on those cloudy days.
I like having both. Either way, walking always beats riding at the courses that will allow it. Good luck.
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I'm 28 and I use a Clicgear push cart. It's just more convenient for me being able to use a cart bag. I like to be prepared so having the extra room and pockets is handy. I also have a bad back so carrying a bag really isn't an option. I just upgraded the wheels to Clicgear's 2.0 wheels and they are SICK!!!! Looks like an ATV on the golf course. I get a lot of comments on it now since it seems everyone else at the club uses the same Sun Mountain push cart.
Chris
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I've a sunday bag, a carry bag, a cart bag, a push cart (Clicgear 2.0) and a golf cart-I'd strongly suggest the push cart route-I use my Clicgear all of the time-allows me to carry all the stuff I might want or need without wiping myself out. Personally, I think I get just as much effective exercise pushing the cart as I do when I'm walking with either carry bag-note I said "effective"-of course you certainly burn more calories carrying the bag-but is it as effective of exercise??
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My 2 pennies worth!?
And something I tell the guys and gals every day at the club i work at.
Hey?! It's your leisure time! Why on bobby jones's balls would you want to lug a great big beast of a bag round with you?????
Ok Ok i have various different stand bags myself, half a doz or so staff bags and more pencil bags you can shake a stick at but.....
You are meant to be enjoying the serenity of the links my friend!
Go with a cart!!
To hell with the $200, you can't take it with you!! To hell with what other people think! To hell with back pain and sore "Plates of Meat" (Feat)
Go with the good sense God gave you and when your sitting down with the boys enjoying a few flaggons of the old devil juice, and they are the ones hobbling to the bar to get the usual "restoratives" and you are the one still able to saunter casually, then I think you might just be in heaven!!
P.S.
Nice set up OstateRedx
Love the headcovers!
And I think I might have just convinced myself to get rid of the pencil bags!
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Sunday bags are a pain to play with.
Single strap that is uncomfortable....have to put the bag down for each shot (e.g. bag gets soaked from the dew during morning rounds), there really is only 1 opening/no full length dividers = all your clubs will rub/bang/stick when you are trying to get them in out.
Sure it's only 2 lbs....but my carry bag is only 3 lbs, has a dual strap, more pockets, full length dividers, etc....
No brainer on why I use my carry bag instead of the sunday bag.
However the sunday bag is GREAT for taking a few clubs to the range, or playing a par 3 with the wife and kids...
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Thanks for all your feedback guys, looks like I'm going to bust a Clicgear 2.0. Apprieciate all the comments and thoughts..
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Another vote for the cart. I'm in your age group. I like to have stuff with me. Food, water, layers of clothing, whatever. I sit my Sky Caddie in the cup holder. There is an attachment for an umbrella. Comfort and convenience, my friend, that's what a push cart and a bag to store things gives you.
Now when I was 20 and played in the cold in short sleeves and did not have the sense to bring a sweater, bought a dog and coke at the snack bar, and did not mind laying my bag down on wet grass, I probably would have said Sunday bag.
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I also have both and I have kind of moved away from my push cart. I think the biggest reason is that I really like being able to walk across greens with my bag. Walk up and mark my ball and clean it as I'm moving my bag to the side closest to the next tee.
That said, there are certainly good things about the push cart as well.
I think you're good either way. You could also buy the push cart and ask for the Sunday bag for a gift down the line as well.
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no cart is better than the clicgear but my primary cart is just a simple bag boy M-330 pull cart. Its not anythin fancy but it gets the job done and takes the weight off your shoulders. Besides, a pull cart can go as low as $30 (with S&H of course).
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Titleist Sunday Bag...the one with legs. I have not walked a round in years....got a Sunday bag for some reason and tried it out the other day. Sleeve of balls, some tees, Bushnell, my sticks and I was off....amazed at how light it was. I may just use it for my normal bag. Light as a feather.
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I'm 55, and play a hilly course. I've progressed from a stand bag, to a Bag Boy push cart, to a PowaKaddy electric remote control cart.
I finish 18 now and feel like I'm ready for another 18.
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I guess there's something to be said for minimalist golf- minimum number of clubs in a Sunday bag, sleeve of balls, some tees, pencil, scorecard.
NOT
My 5-pound-empty Nike stand bag has ballooned to the 20-pound range. Clicgear 2.0 all the way baby. Life's too short to carry a bag unless I'm just practicing at the range.
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wow. alot of people here have expensive push carts, or 'trolleys' from our side of the pond! mine cost 2 so about $5 lol :p
on the OP, go for a trolley
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Ok guys, thought I would give all of you an update. Well, I rolled into my local store, all ready to plunk down some coin for a Clicgear 2.0 and WTH do I see in the corner, but all of the new Ping Moon Lite II's in every color. Holy hymen, what do I do? I anguished for 5 seconds and like the cheap bast*rd that I am, I rolled to the cashier with the Ping bag instead of the Clicgear. I laughed inside knowing that I saved huge amounts of dough vs. the Clicgear. Anyway, I transfered all my clubs in the trunk of my car from my old bag to the Ping and headed to the range. Walked around with it and found a stall to hit balls, then after an hour walked back to the car. It's great, much better than the original Ping Moon bag, but honestly, I know this bag isn't gonna cut it walking for 18 holes. It's nice but my L8 is much better, better balanced and even though the Moon Lite is lighter, I'm fighting that big plastic monstrosity that fronts the front of that strap. It's really annoying.
Then, I laughed at myself for being a cheap bast*ard and now I'm really, really, really gonna get the Clicgear 2.0. To punish myself, I plan on using my Moon Lite II on my Clicgear 2.0 for 3 rounds and when the guys that I play with look at my setup and howl with laughter, I can't rebutt anything that they say...I've got to take it all, with no lubrication. Thank you for reading...
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PUSH CART! PUSH CART! PUSH CART!
your back will thank you. Found this one for sale off the $199 retail for $129 at TGW.com.
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@ostateRedX
Nice setup - I am now officially in the market for a Clicgear/Ogio combo Love the headcovers too!
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@ostateRedX
Nice setup - I am now officially in the market for a Clicgear/Ogio combo Love the headcovers too!
Thanks! I've probably played 100 rounds this year and I still love that cart. I have since switched to the Titleist SC85 cart bag, but thats just because I'm a Titleist Ho. The Ogio bag is great. I also get more compliments on my Jan Craigs than I ever thought I would.
I just got this bag too but it's waaaaayyyy too pretty to game during the winter. This will be my special occasion bag.
Chris
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Very nice bag.
Just found an Ogio Atlas 2006 (7,5 of 10 condition) for the equivalent of 30 dollars and will try it out... Still looking for the Clickgear 2.0 but I think I will wait until the new season before pulling the trigger on that one as winter is approaching and the season of the carry bag is almost here...
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Again, I want to take the time to give another update. Being the cheap b*stard that I am, I still have not gotten a Clicgear 2.0, even though I said I was definitely going to last week. Because of this, I have used my Ping Moon Lite II to walk 2 times now and would like to give an honest review.
Honestly, this bag totally sucks......it pains me to say that, but it's just the truth.
It's horrid, god-awful, just the worst bag in the history of mankind. That being said, I find the design very nice. However, the actual function and execution of the design is embarrassing. It's like they(Ping) sat around a table and brain-stormed, threw out all kinds of ideas, hell, they probably even used the Cray SuperComputer to design their new Sunday bag. The design is a much better bag than their first Moon Lite. I like the extra pockets, like the standing strap, I like the top design, with the 3 open dividers. What I don't like is that I can tell they designed the hell out of it, and they didn't actually USE the bag out on the course to test it. If they did, this bag would never have gotten to market. The big plastic monstrosity that holds the strap up is annoying and frustrating. It keeps the bag sideways and you can't twist it around your back like a dual strap. Nice idea, horrid execution. The water bottle holder is vertical, it should be sideways, another annoying feature when you want to reach for your water.
Ping, I love your stuff, I've got tons of your equipment. However, your bags are hideous. The Hoofer Vantage is STILL not as good, or as nice as your original L8. That's over 10 freakin' years of substandard bags from you guys. I have an all-white Hoofer Voyage, and while nice, its sitting in the corner of my closet because it's still not as nice as even the K56. Bring back the K56!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Wait a second....I just got it. It just hit me right now.
Now I know why your bags are just so bad.
You're L8 and K56 were so good, they lasted forever. Buy one, done for life. Not a very good business model.. Cheapen it, send it out to Mexico so that the people will buy our bags over and over. I get it. I understand.
Whew!!! Glad I'm onboard now...
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hi
Me and my dad have an electric trolley / a push cart and a carry bag.
We both went round the course with our push carts for a while as our course is very wet in the winter and they dont allow the electric trolleys on it and they were cutting the place up.
The thing about our course is that in the winter they tape half of it off to save the approach to the greens - so therefore you have to walk twice the distance to play your shot and go back to your bag. After 18 holes we were both feeling the strain , today we decided to try the carry bags and lighten the load a bit , ie. ditch a few clubs and cut down on the other stuff that tends to be carted round and not used in a round of golf.
I must say what a difference , we could walk right to our shot and did not have to walk round the trolley ways and back and forth . I have a double carry strap and my dad uses a small pencil bag.
we found at the end of 18 - we were not as tired as we would have been using the pull / push carts. and my shoulder were not sore at all.
Well this is only if your course has trolley ways and everywhere taped off.
I played my best golf yet and I was concentrating more on the shots rather than where my trolley bag was and the grief of walking back for it and positioning it for the next hole..
So in the summer when the course is not taped off and you can push you trolley right up to your shot I would say electric trolley all the way and load it up with all the guff needed for a pleasant round.but in the winter I will be using my carry bag all the way.
by the way im from northern ireland - so dont have the luxury of nice weather most of the time. lol