Ping has earned itself an army of followers that is vocal, loyal and large. If you spend any time reading reviews in the golf forums or listening to customers, it is easy to find stories of “serial” Ping owners and individuals who have owned their Ping carry bags for 8 – 10 years. Given this following of Ping admirers we thought it would be useful to provide a side by side comparison of Ping’s three full featured stand bags to give newbies and veterans alike a clear picture of their similarities and differences. Continue reading Ping Carry Bags: Which One is Right for You?
2018 Ping Hoofer Carry Bag
Ping continues to make progressive improvements to its flagship Hoofer stand bag. For many golfers, this bag is one of the gold standards to which all other carry bags are measured against. Here are the bag’s specs for 2018.
The weight of the 2018 Ping Hoofer is 5.5 pounds including the attached rainhood.
This weight is at the upper end of our preferred range. Continue reading Ping Hoofer Carry Bag Review
JCR DL550S Stand Bag
I was able to catch up with Dan Langer, the owner of JCR Inc at this year’s 2018 PGA Merchandise Show. It was great to have Dan walk us through the upgrades to the original JCR DL550, now called the DL550S. The upgraded bag has some small improvements over the original and makes a great bag even better. Continue reading JCR DL550S Stand Bag Review
The Best Golf Carry Bags website (BGCB) has one purpose: We aim to simplify your golf carry bag selection process so you can buy with confidence.
Buying a golf carry bag can be overwhelming. There are so many manufacturers, models and features, it may be hard to choose. At BGCB we make the decision process easy. We have completed a comprehensive review of the top manufacturers and the best golf carry bag models. We have simplified the buying process into a three step roadmap to help golfers make the perfect selection. Continue reading Welcome to Best Golf Carry Bags!
We love walking the course carrying our clubs because of the freedom of being able to pick up and go. But some aspects of carrying can sometimes be a hassle. For instance, there is nothing more annoying than when your clubs get disorganized or completely tangled within the bag. When the grips are intertwined, you can’t easily get the clubs in or out. Not fun! 14-way golf carry bags are an answer to stop the tangled mess.
We have identified our top recommendation for a 2018 14-way golf stand bag. Anyone who purchases it will love it. Continue reading Which 14-Way Golf Stand Bag Will You Absolutely Love?
Sun Mountain 4.5 LS Stand/Carry Bag
2017 Product Line Update
Sun Mountain understands that the big trade off in carry bags is the weight of the bag versus the number and types of features that are offered.
For 2017, Sun Mountain optimized the level of features and technology that they can offer at a given weight. Now, when buying a bag, a golfer knows the weight of the bag by its name. And, they know that as they look at the 2.5 vs 3.5 vs 4.5 vs 5.5 the extent of features increases as the numbers go up. Congrats to Sun Mountain for clarifying their product line.
Something else that is also clear is that the 4.5 LS is our favorite Sun Mountain bag. Not too heavy while offering outstanding features. Continue reading Sun Mountain 4.5 LS Stand/Carry Bag Review
Sun Mountain 3.5 LS Stand/Carry Bag
Setting Things Straight
Sun Mountain has optimized the level of features and technology that they can offer at a given weight. Now, when buying a bag, a golfer knows the weight of the bag by its name. And, they know that as they look at the 2.5 vs 3.5 vs 4.5 vs 5.5 the extent of features increases as the numbers go up. Congrats to Sun Mountain for clarifying their product line.
While we prefer the 4.5 LS (reviewed here) the Sun Mountain 3.5 LS has a ton of features at its weight.
The weight of the Sun Mountain 3.5 LS Stand Bag is 3.5 pounds including straps but not rainhood.
This weight is one of the lightest high-quality bags that we review. As mentioned in our Buyer’s Guide there is a trade off between weight and features. Generally, within a product line, the lower the weight the fewer the options.
Getting Clubs In and Out of the Bag
The Sun Mountain 3.5 LS Bag has a four-way top with full length dividers and a diameter of 9”. Continue reading Sun Mountain 3.5 LS Stand/Carry Bag Review
Post has been updated with brand new Sun Mountain Women’s Golf Stand Bag offering for 2018.
When we recently attended the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando and decided to ask a few of the leading vendors of women’s golf bags to explain what differentiates a women’s golf carry bag form a men’s bag. We received our best answer from Emily the designer and creator of Sassy Caddy. As she walked us through the features of her highly fashionable women’s stand bags she said the difference comes down to three key things :
- The bags are more stylish and have greater personality
- The pockets of the bags are tailored to more specialized uses
- The bags are two inches shorter then men’s golf carry bags to provide a better fit for the shorter length of women’s clubs
In Part 1 of this blog we made the claim that high-quality, single strap golf stand bags were as rare as a blue unicorn. We searched extensively throughout the electronic golf marketplace and discovered that although not quite as rare as the mythical beast, there truly were not many options. It appears that many manufacturers have moved away from single strap models or only offer the option in full-featured caddie and/or staff bags. After looking at about a dozen bags, we found one option that stood out. Continue reading Single Strap Golf Stand Bag — Searching for a Blue Unicorn (Part 2)
Recently we were asked for a recommendation on the best single strap golf carry bag. The person who asked didn’t like the hassle of the four point, back pack style strap systems that have become the standard in the industry. He felt that a single strap style was significantly easier to put on and take off. At the time we thought that the request would be fairly straightforward although we couldn’t quickly recall any current models with the single strap configuration.
To make a short story shorter we failed in coming up with a quick recommendation for this person who was eager to purchase. So in this blog (Part 1 & Part 2) we are going to chronicle our pursuit of a “blue unicorn” – a high quality, single strap golf carry bag. Continue reading Single Strap Golf Stand Bag — Searching for a Blue Unicorn (Part 1)