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How do you choose a bag. Do you have to play a club if that brand? What are your criteria?


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For my last three bags it's been easy - Sun Mountain C-130, select color, buy. I like the C-130's layout and their durability is excellent.
 

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14-way, somewhat lightweight, good reviews, cooler pouch is a nice touch - I don't mind which brand if it's well made.

Currently - Ping Traverse
 

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I want the best carry bag out there over all else. That’s why I always use a PING Hoofer.
 

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Brand does not matter. It has to do what I want it to do but it also has to look good. I enjoy LE bags and Sunday bags.

However, if I had to choose a bag purely on function it would be hard to beat a hoofer.
 

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for carrying, i'm looking to get as light as possible but stay pleasing to the eye and have enough pockets for extra balls, tees, rangefinder and a pullover/windbreaker and a 4 way top...for riding, pockets for everything (balls, tees, a hoodie when it's cooler, cooler pouch (not pocket) in a sturdier build/material...I guess a 14 way divider in it but that wouldn't be a deal breaker.
 

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I want the best carry bag out there over all else. That’s why I always use a PING Hoofer.
It probably is the single most functional bag. So long as I can change bags based on need I'll have my personality bags, but if I had to grind on the course I'm choosing the hoofer.
 

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14-way, somewhat lightweight, good reviews, cooler pouch is a nice touch - I don't mind which brand if it's well made.

Currently - Ping Traverse
This, great bag.
 

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Since I can only ride I always go for a cart bag. This bag must also have 14-way divider. Love all the pocket also.

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14 way, on sale, and the clubs I play!
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I’ve always had trouble buying a bag if I don’t have a club from that company. Main reason I didn’t buy the ping. Silly. But that’s what I did.


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How do you choose a bag. Do you have to play a club if that brand? What are your criteria?


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I'd be out of luck if I wanted to play a club the same brand as my bag. I don't think Sun Mountain makes clubs. :geek:

I'd say most important features would be 14 way top, full length dividers, lots of pockets, reasonable weight, and a decent price.
 

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Has to have a 14 way top and prefer it to have a putter well. I both ride and walk so fairly light but enough pouches to hold my junk.
 

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If I likes it, I buys it. It doesnt really matter what the brand is or if I have any clubs from that brand. I tend to gravitate towards Sunday bags because I like that they are lighter weight and I usually only carry 9 clubs anyways, so I dont need a fullsize bag.
 

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All roads are pointing me to the Ping Hoofer. I always buy a stand bag. Its been a challenge finding a stand bag with the 14 dividers. So I may be upgrading to the hoofer soon.
 

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I have to like the way it looks. I need pockets for all the useless things I bring on the course. I prefer it to be on the lighter side, but doesn't have to be Sunday bag light. If it's a stand bag, the legs have to be reliable and not hang down after use. If cart bag, 14 way dividers are nice. I could probably think of a couple more things, but those are the main aspects I look for.
 

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My first back was just some TM stand bag that I picked up when bought some off the shelf 2nd hand clubs. Then I bought a Jones Original carry which I have still not used but will use for shorter courses where I don't need a cart. I just replaced the TM with at first a Cobra TEC F6-S bag, which I returned ASAP after it arrived (It said 14 way but they are not full length which I wanted due to +4 grips getting tangled. Now I have a Sun Mountain C130, which I then got 20% more off as it went on flash sale about 6 hours after i bought it! So all in, it was a sweet deal for me and it's a lovely bag. So well laid out and it looks good too. Looking forward to my first round with it tomorrow.
 

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It’s an easy choice. Sun Mountain in whatever color my wife chose when she bought for me, so currently Red.
 

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Price, weight, pockets. I think those help evaluate a bag. That order for sure.

Hown often do people replace them?
 

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Cheapest good looking ogio stand bag on Amazon 6 or so years ago.
 

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Prefer to go with non-club brand specific, such as Sun Mountain or Ogio. 14-way plus a putter well is definitely preferred unless Ogio brings back the Woode top, which is a very suitable alternative to the 14-way IMO. Zippered cooler pocket is definitely preferred since I play in high heat and humidity. Has to sit well on a push cart, since that is what I use for over 95% of my rounds.
 

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I have a Red & White & Blue preference in colors with no brand loyalty. I recently purchased one of Hogan's carry bags. It's pretty light, and the stand system works smooth. I keep a piece of foam in the bag to protect the leg bracket when I use it with the pull cart.

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