Single Strap Golf Stand Bag — Searching for a Blue Unicorn (Part 1)

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By User:Yamavu, Hashar & Kalki CC BY 2.5 via Wikimedia Commons

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)

Sun Mountain 2018 2.5+ Stand Bag Review

Sun Mountain 2018 2.5+ Stand Bag

Sun Mountain 2.5+
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After re-introducing the Sun Mountain 2Five Stand Bag in 2017, the company has upgraded the ultra light carry bag and re-named it the Sun Mountain 2.5+.  With this upgrade Sun Mountain has improved durability and comfort while only increasing weight by the equivalent of two golf balls.

For golfers who want an ultra light, full service, golf carry bag, the Sun Mountain 2.5+ should be your top choice.  Continue reading Sun Mountain 2018 2.5+ Stand Bag Review

Start Walking The Golf Course

Walking a golf course is great exercise!

Benefits of using a golf carry bagAccording to Neil Wolkodoff, a director of the Center for Health and Sport Science, walking a course will burn over 1400 calories for 18 holes of play. Walking also strengthens your muscles and bones and improves your balance and coordination.  So if you want to burn a ton of calories and get some great exercise, pick up the bag and hit the links.

Our Top Three Golf Carry Bags

At Best Golf Carry Bag we only recommend the best bags.  But if we were forced to pick our top three carry bags based on weight, overall comfort and reliability, we would pick.

 TOP PICK2ND PICK3RD PICK
Sun
Mountain 4.5 LS
Ping
Hoofer
Taylor-
Made FlexTech
MSRP$209$215$210
Weight (see note)4.5 lbs
(incl S)
5 lbs
(incl R)
4.9 lbs
(incl R & S)
Club Openings455
Top Size9.5"9" x 8"9.75" x 8.5"
Full
Dividers
42Y
Pockets81211
Colors1057
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Read Full Reviews4.5 LS
Review
Hoofer ReviewFlexTech
Review
Buy one of our top picks today.  Start burning more calories the next time you golf.

The Benefits of Using a Golf Carry Bag

We at Best Golf Carry Bags believe that there is only one true way to play and enjoy golf. You have to walk the course. We know we can be a little overly zealous about this but, there are real benefits to walking the course and carrying your stand bag.

Walking a golf course is great exercise

Benefits of using a golf carry bagSome people question whether golf takes any real exertion. Studies have proven that playing a full round of golf in a mortorized cart will burn over 900 calories! Not bad. And, according to Neil Wolkodoff, a director of the Center for Health and Sport Science at the Rose Medical Center in Denver, walking a course will burn over 1400 calories for 18 holes of play. So if you want to burn some calories and get some great exercise, pick up the bag and hit the links. Continue reading The Benefits of Using a Golf Carry Bag

TaylorMade FlexTech Carry Stand Bag Review

TaylorMade FlexTech Carry Stand Bag

New Entry Into the Market

For 2017, TaylorMade introduced the FlexTech line of carry stand bags.  These bags replace the PureLite series and come with an upgraded base and leg system for greater stability as well as a more adjustable, better padded shoulder strap system.  The changes are true upgrades to the prior models.

Weight

The weight of the TaylorMade FlexTech Carry Stand Bag is 4.9 pounds including the shoulder straps and rainhood.

Given the inclusion of the straps and rainhood this weight is one of the lightest of our recommended bags. Continue reading TaylorMade FlexTech Carry Stand Bag Review

JCR DL550 Stand Bag Review

JCR DL550 Stand Bag

JCR DL550 Stand Bag
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When we attended the 2016 PGA Merchandise Show in January we were able to meet with Dan Langner the chief designer and owner of JCR Inc. Dan walked us through their new line of golf bags. Of course we were primarily interested in their JCR DL550 Stand Bag. The DL550s were introduced in November 2015 and we believe they will become highly popular as they become better known. Continue reading JCR DL550 Stand Bag Review

What Is A Golf Stand Bag?

Have you ever asked the question “What is a golf stand bag?” Or, “What is a golf carry bag?” Cart bag? Sunday bag? Or, hybrid bag? These descriptive titles can be a little confusing, but they do not need to be. Each of these types of bags has a relatively distinct purpose and set of features. Continue reading What Is A Golf Stand Bag?

TaylorMade PureLite Stand Bag Review

TaylorMade PureLite Stand Bag

Product Update

TaylorMade has discontinued the PureLite for 2017.  For those who love this bag it is still available in some colors on Amazon.  See links to the right and to the bottom.

TaylorMade has replaced the PureLite with the FlexTech line significantly improving the base, legs and straps.  You can see our review by clicking HERE.
 
TaylorMade PureLite Specs:

TaylorMade PureLite Stand Bag
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Weight

The weight of the TaylorMade PureLite Stand Bag is 4.8 pounds including the shoulder straps and rainhood.

Given the inclusion of the straps and rainhood this weight is one of the lightest of our recommended bags. Continue reading TaylorMade PureLite Stand Bag Review