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The Best Golf Carry Bags website (BGCB) has one purpose: We aim to simplify choosing and buying your next golf carry bag.

Best golf carry bag - JCR DL550 Stand BagBuying 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!

The 5 Best of the Lightest Golf Carry Bags

The 5 Best of the Lightest Golf Carry Bags for 2020

5 best of the lightest golf carry bags: aylorMade 2019 LiteTech 3.0 Stand Golf Bag

Every year golf stand bags seem to get lighter and lighter. A bag weighing four pounds used to be considered very light.  Today, the lightest golf carry bags with stands weigh three pounds or less.  This desire for lighter and lighter bags makes sense.

When you are walking a long, hilly golf course at noon on a hot and humid day in August, an ultralight bag can be a blessing.  But, to be a great bag, an ultralight needs to offer more than just light weight.

The key to finding the best ultralight is to find the perfect combination of weight, features and price.  We have identified the best five of the lightest golf carry bags that balance pounds, pockets and pennies. 

To determine which ultralight carry / stand bags made the cut in 2020 we looked at three factors:

  • Did the stand bag weigh 3 pounds or less?
  • Was the stand bag a full-service bag that could hold 14 clubs, full gear and a beverage?
  • How did it stack up against our 2020 Buyer’s Guide performance specs?

The five bags featured in this post excel at all three factors and would be great to take for a walk on the links.

The bags are listed alphabetically by vendor.  At the end of the post we will unveil our top choice from these five ultralights

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Best Clicgear Accessories

Best Clicgear Accessories for 3-Wheeled Push Carts

If you own or are considering buying a new Clicgear 3-wheeled push cart, such as the 3.5+, 4.0 (reviewed here) or an older model, we have identified a few “add ons” that we consider the best Clicgear accessories. 

Clicgear 3.5+Clicgear 4.0

Over the years, Clicgear has developed a wide range of accessories for its 3 and 4-wheeled push carts.  Just as we favor 3-wheeled push carts over 4-wheeled models, we have some favorites among Clicgear’s accessories.  There are four accessories in particular that we recommend for Clicgear’s 3-wheeled push carts.

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Clicgear 4.0 Golf Push Cart Review

Clicgear 4.0 Golf Push Cart

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The Best Golf Carry Bag (BGCB) website has always exclusively reviewed carry bags with the point of view that golf courses are meant to be walked.

Given the current pandemic we thought we needed to expand our focus to encourage folks to go out and safely golf.  (The benefits of walking a golf course are described in this post.)  Although we are “purists”, we understand that using a push cart might make golf an easier walk for some.

After looking at push cart manufacturers online and at mutliple PGA Merchandise Shows in Orlando, we believe that Clicgear stands out for having the best push carts in term of features, quality and price.  And, we also believe that Clicgear’s latest 3-wheeled push cart is a major upgrade over its prior models. 

Continue reading Clicgear 4.0 Golf Push Cart Review

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 of using a golf carry bag and walking the course.

Benefits of Using a Golf Carry Bag: #1 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.

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

Which 14-Way Golf Stand Bag Will You Absolutely Love?

14-Way Golf Stand Bag -- Sun Mountain 4.5 LS 14 Top

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!  A 14-way golf stand bag is the answer to stop the tangled mess.

We have updated this post for 2020 and identified our top recommendation for a 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 3.5 LS Stand/Carry Bag Review

2019 and 2020 Sun Mountain 3.5 LS Stand/Carry Bag

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Setting Things Straight

  1. Sun Mountain has optimized the level of features and technology that they can offer at a given weight.  Now, when buying a Sun Mountain bag, a golfer knows the approximate weight of the bag by its name. 
  2. And, since golfers know that there tends to be a trade off between weight and features, golfers 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.  
  3. Other than color combinations there are no significant differences between the 2019 and 2020 3.5 LS model years.  The specs are the same.  So, as you read below, the description is the same for both years.  We tend to be frugal shoppers so we prefer the 2019 model due to price.
  4. One last thing, while we love the 3.5 LS for its lighter weight, are favorite Sun Mountain stand bag is the 4.5 LS (reviewed here) .

Continue reading Sun Mountain 3.5 LS Stand/Carry Bag Review

Single Strap Golf Stand Bag — Searching for a Blue Unicorn (Part 2)

Single Strap Golf Stand Bag as Rare as a Blue Unicorn.  Image by User:Yamavu, Hashar & Kalki CC BY 2.5 via Wikimedia Commons
By User:Yamavu, Hashar & Kalki CC BY 2.5 via Wikimedia Commons

A couple years back when we first wrote 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 were not many options.

In the few years since then, some manufacturers have increased their single strap offerings.  For the most part these options are not exclusively single strap bags (except for some full-featured caddie and/or staff bags). Instead, some manufacturers are offering their dual strap bags in single strap configurations.  To be candid, that means that the bags are not fully optimized for a single strap.

After looking at a bunch of bags, we found one option that stood out. Continue reading Single Strap Golf Stand Bag — Searching for a Blue Unicorn (Part 2)

2020 Titleist Players 4 Stand Bag Review

2020 Titleist Players 4 Stand Bag

Titleist Players 4 Stand Bag
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The 2020 Titleist Players 4 Stand Bag is a great choice for folks looking for a light, straightforward, high quality bag.  An added benefit is the Titleist name for all of you Titleist brand loyalists.

Take a look at our 2020 Buyer’s Guide to see our preferred specifications. Click here.

Weight

The weight of the Titleist Players 4 Stand Bag is 3.8 pounds.

This light weight, places the Players 4 Stand Bag as one of the lightest among our recommended models.  And while the Players 4 isn’t the lightest bag in Titleist’s range of stand bags, we believe it is the best trade off between weight, quality and features. Continue reading 2020 Titleist Players 4 Stand Bag Review

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

Single Strap Golf Stand Bag as Rare as a Blue Unicorn.  Image by User:Yamavu, Hashar & Kalki CC BY 2.5 via Wikimedia Commons
By User:Yamavu, Hashar & Kalki CC BY 2.5 via Wikimedia Commons

This post, both Part 1 and Part 2, have been fully updated for 2020.

A few years back we were asked for our recommendation for the best single strap golf stand 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 high quality models with the single strap configuration.

To make a short story shorter, back when we first began researching this topic, we failed to come up with a quick recommendation for this person who was eager to purchase. So in this blog (Part 1 & Part 2) we chronicle our pursuit of a “blue unicorn” – a high quality, single strap golf stand bag. Continue reading Single Strap Golf Stand Bag — Searching for a Blue Unicorn (Part 1)

2020 OGIO Fuse 4 Stand Bag Review

2020 OGIO Fuse 4 Stand Bag

OGIO Fuse 4 Stand Bag
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The Fuse 4 Stand Bag is our favorite OGIO carry bag for 2020.  The bag keeps OGIO’s high standards of quality while asserting a more athletic and modern look and features.

Take a look at our 2020 Buyer’s Guide to see our preferred specifications. Click here.

Weight

The weight of the OGIO Fuse 4 Stand Bag is 4.4 pounds including the strap system.

This weight places the Fuse Bag in the lighter end  of our preferred range and is one of the lightest bags OGIO has produced.

In setting our weight range we take into account both the pure weight of the bag as well as the trade off of weight versus features. Typically the lighter the bag the fewer the features and the lesser the quality of the materials. So, finding the absolute lowest weight bag is not always the best path for selecting a bag. Continue reading 2020 OGIO Fuse 4 Stand Bag Review