Best carry bag for minimalist golf

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TheGoochTheGooch  96WRX Points: 84Members Posts: 96 Fairways
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Have a 9 club setup now. Any bags to look at besides the standard Jones and lite bags the big boys offer? Any hidden gems you minimalist golfers finding that works best? Preferably 2 pockets and small water bottle area would be nice to have.
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Cobra F8 9*
Callaway Rogue 3-Wood 15*
Callaway Apex Hybrid 20*
Callaway Apex CF16 5 - GW
Ping Glide 56SS
Tommy Armour Impact #3
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  • Joe DufferJoe Duffer  779WRX Points: 119Handicap: 2-3Members Posts: 779 Golden Tee
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  • BuzzkillBuzzkill  7061WRX Points: 509Handicap: 3Marshals Posts: 7,061 Marshals
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    Minimalist Bag!
    Location:  Colorado Springs, CO
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  • TheGoochTheGooch  96WRX Points: 84Members Posts: 96 Fairways
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    Great suggestions!
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    Cobra F8 9*
    Callaway Rogue 3-Wood 15*
    Callaway Apex Hybrid 20*
    Callaway Apex CF16 5 - GW
    Ping Glide 56SS
    Tommy Armour Impact #3
  • OakRockHackerOakRockHacker  68WRX Points: 42Handicap: 14Members Posts: 68 Bunkers
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    I like the Callaway HyperLite 1+. Not as cool as the others mentioned above, but good quality and a nice compromise between a stand bag and a Sunday bag. 
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  • TheGoochTheGooch  96WRX Points: 84Members Posts: 96 Fairways
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    Looks good. Good price too.
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    Cobra F8 9*
    Callaway Rogue 3-Wood 15*
    Callaway Apex Hybrid 20*
    Callaway Apex CF16 5 - GW
    Ping Glide 56SS
    Tommy Armour Impact #3
  • MuskieCyMuskieCy Center Cut 408WRX Points: 154Members Posts: 408 Greens
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    How about most minimal?
    Image result for burlap bags

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  • TheGoochTheGooch  96WRX Points: 84Members Posts: 96 Fairways
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    Cut some holes in it and you might have something there.
    This might be the ultimate goal besides just carrying the clubs.
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    Cobra F8 9*
    Callaway Rogue 3-Wood 15*
    Callaway Apex Hybrid 20*
    Callaway Apex CF16 5 - GW
    Ping Glide 56SS
    Tommy Armour Impact #3
  • phil6380phil6380  50WRX Points: 31Members Posts: 50 Bunkers
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    Loving my Stitch SL1. It's very light. It is a stand bag which I decided was essential for me as I didn't want to lay a bag on wet ground. I'm carrying 9-10 clubs depending on my mood.

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    Ping G400 Max
    Cobra F8 5 wood
    Cobra F9 7 wood
    Cobra F9 5 hybrid
    Taylormade P790 6-AW
    Callaway PM Grind 56 and 60
    Cameron Newport Select 2.5
  • theothertwotheothertwo  2597WRX Points: 189Members Posts: 2,597 Titanium Tees
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    New Sun Mountain 4Plus Stand Bag:

    https://shop.sunmountain.com/4plus-stand-bag-detail

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    Tour Edge EXS 10.5* Driver

    Tour Edge EXS 17* 4 Wood

    Bridgestone Tour BX-Hybrid 21* and 24*

    5 Iron Honma XP-1 6 Iron 26* 

    6-PW Miura CB 57

    Miura Tour 2018 52* and 58* Wedges

    Miura KM 005 Putter

  • slide13slide13  1347WRX Points: 141Members Posts: 1,347 Platinum Tees
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    Mackenzie. I have two, both in nylon, a Walker and a Sunday Walker. Love them, absolutely perfect for carrying with a short set. I usually carry 7 or 8. They aren't cheap, but in my experience they're well worth the cost. Last bag you'll ever need.

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    Minimal: Titleist 913 D3 / Cobra F8 4w / Miura CB57 4/6/8/P / Miura 55C / Byron DH89 / Mackenzie
  • arbeckarbeck Seattle 604WRX Points: 312Handicap: 14.5Members Posts: 604 Golden Tee
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    I have a Ping Moonlite, and it's hard to beat. If you really don't like putting the bag on the ground I'd probably go with a Mizuno BR-D2 or the Callaway Hyperlite +1.
    I have a hard time spending more than $100 on a Sunday bag myself.

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    Ping Traverse
    King Cobra F7 10.5* w/ Mitsubishi Tensi CK Blue 60 set at 9.5*
    TEE E8 4W, 7W
    Ping G410 4H
    Mizuno JPX-900 Hot Metal 5-SW w/ Veylix Alpina 873
    TEE CB PROs 60*
    Scotty Cameron Squareback
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  • TheGoochTheGooch  96WRX Points: 84Members Posts: 96 Fairways
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    More great options! Thanks.
    I'm trying to decide if the size is more important to me than standing it up.

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    Cobra F8 9*
    Callaway Rogue 3-Wood 15*
    Callaway Apex Hybrid 20*
    Callaway Apex CF16 5 - GW
    Ping Glide 56SS
    Tommy Armour Impact #3
  • Harry PutterHarry Putter  167WRX Points: 46Handicap: 13.4Members Posts: 167 Bunkers
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    Mizuno BR-D2 is amazing.

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    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Callaway XR16 Pro Driver[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Cobra F8 5 Wood[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Cobra King F7 3 Hybrid[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Cobra Fly-Z+ 4-PW[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Callaway MD3 50, 56, 60[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]PING Sigma G Kushin and/or Cleveland HB #8[/font]
  • TheGoochTheGooch  96WRX Points: 84Members Posts: 96 Fairways
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    That's clean. Another to add to the list.

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    Cobra F8 9*
    Callaway Rogue 3-Wood 15*
    Callaway Apex Hybrid 20*
    Callaway Apex CF16 5 - GW
    Ping Glide 56SS
    Tommy Armour Impact #3
  • braincramp52braincramp52 Freeport, Illinois 6154WRX Points: 1,431Handicap: 10Members Posts: 6,154 Titanium Tees
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    I have a question for some of you minimalist guys. Do you find carrying a short set easier than using a push cart and a short set?

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    Ping G400 driver
    Ping Anser 17,20,23,27 Hybrids 
    Wilson Staff MB's 6-PW
    Ping Glide 3.0 50*
    Ping, Glide 54,58ES Wedge
    Scotty Cameron Newport 3

    Snell MTB X


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    On -, @arbeck said:

    I have a Ping Moonlite, and it's hard to beat. If you really don't like putting the bag on the ground I'd probably go with a Mizuno BR-D2 or the Callaway Hyperlite +1.
    I have a hard time spending more than $100 on a Sunday bag myself.

    Been there done that with Moonlite - had 3 spline failures and moved on (got replacements under warranty but got old real quick)!

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    Minimalist Bag!
    Location:  Colorado Springs, CO
    Handicap:  3

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  • ChipNRunChipNRun  2064WRX Points: 455Members Posts: 2,064 Platinum Tees
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    Not sure just what you mean by minimalist, but the TaylorMade Stand Bag 5.0 (circa 2017) is a light but sturdy bag. New ones on closeout sell for about $99. Four-way divider slots. Rides well on back for carry - if you don't overload it.

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    What's In The Bag *...

    Driver: Calla XR16 Pro 10.5° (set open) / Fuji Evolution II TS Speeder 665 R-flex 63 gr.
    FWs: Tour Edge XRail 4W + 7W / GraphiteDesign G60 R-flex 60 gr.
    or Calla Alpha 815, set 16° + 20° / Fuji Motore Speeder 665 R-flex 62 gr.
    Hybrid: Cobra FlyZ 3H 19° + 4H 22° / Matrix VLCT Altus Lite flex 73 gr.
    Irons: Tour Edge CB Pro Tungsten 4i - PW** / KBS Tour 90 R-flex 101 gr.
           4i refitted with SteelFiber 780 HLS Hybrid shaft R Flex 75 gr.
    Wedge: Calla MD3 48°/8.SS + 54°/12.WS + MD.PM 60°/10  | KBS Tour R-flex 110 gr.  | Note: MD4 58°/8.C-grind may replace MD/PM
    Putter: Ping Sigma G Tyne (face-balanced) / 34" w. Ping Pistol PP60 grip (stock)
    Bag: Sun Mountain Three 5 stand bag
    Ball: Calla SuperHot - orange
    * Either 7W or 3H left out, depending on course and season.
    ** Wedges: 46°and 48°are competing for bag space.
  • 6thFairway6thFairway  1853WRX Points: 149Handicap: 11Members Posts: 1,853 Platinum Tees
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    Jones/ Makenzie/ Seamus.
    The Titleist premium carry bag is pretty cool, too.
    https://www.titleist.com/golf-gear/golf-bags/carry/premium-carry-bag
    I have the Seamus.

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  • TheGoochTheGooch  96WRX Points: 84Members Posts: 96 Fairways
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    That is a sick bag. Love the "old timey" look.

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    Cobra F8 9*
    Callaway Rogue 3-Wood 15*
    Callaway Apex Hybrid 20*
    Callaway Apex CF16 5 - GW
    Ping Glide 56SS
    Tommy Armour Impact #3
  • JoelandrewrogersJoelandrewrogers  462WRX Points: 72Members Posts: 462 Greens
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    I have a Belding bag. These are available on amazon and I highly recommend them. Same design principle as a Mac but comes in at a lower price point. I have also had the titleist and Ping sunday bags but this is much better and much cooler.

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    My 8 club set:
    Epic Driver
    M2 Fairway
    Mizuno Irons
    Cleveland Wedges
    Ping Anser
  • Mclancy94Mclancy94  221WRX Points: 88Members Posts: 221 Fairways
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    On -, @Joelandrewrogers said:

    I have a Belding bag. These are available on amazon and I highly recommend them. Same design principle as a Mac but comes in at a lower price point. I have also had the titleist and Ping sunday bags but this is much better and much cooler.

    Gorgeous bag, can you get all 14 in that?

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    Still Searching
    Ping S55 3-9 X100
    Vokey SM5 47* F
    Vokey TVD 52* M
    Vokey SM7 56* F
    Vokey SM6 60* M
    Bettinardi BB40 Blackout 34"

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  • James the Hogan FanJames the Hogan Fan  1021WRX Points: 678Handicap: 12Members Posts: 1,021 Platinum Tees
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    I want to jump on this thread to ask a similar question; my ‘minimalist ‘ version of golf comes up when I’m traveling. Basically I want the smallest bag possible that can carry all 14 clubs, and pockets enough to hold a dozen tees, 6 balls, and a glove plus my wallet. Most consumables I wind up buying at the destination, but so much of golf travel is carrying the clubs to and from the airport, course, hotel, etc, and my usual carry bag winds up being bulky and overloaded. Do the pencil bags on here all fit 14 clubs? I know I don't have the coin for the MacKenzie stuff, so lets say a budget of $100 with slight wiggle room upward but not a lot. What would be y'all's go to?

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    W/S Fybrid 5W
    Hogan Apex 2003 (3-E)
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  • OakRockHackerOakRockHacker  68WRX Points: 42Handicap: 14Members Posts: 68 Bunkers
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    I want to jump on this thread to ask a similar question; my ‘minimalist ‘ version of golf comes up when I’m traveling. Basically I want the smallest bag possible that can carry all 14 clubs, and pockets enough to hold a dozen tees, 6 balls, and a glove plus my wallet. Most consumables I wind up buying at the destination, but so much of golf travel is carrying the clubs to and from the airport, course, hotel, etc, and my usual carry bag winds up being bulky and overloaded. Do the pencil bags on here all fit 14 clubs? I know I don't have the coin for the MacKenzie stuff, so lets say a budget of $100 with slight wiggle room upward but not a lot. What would be y'all's go to?

    The Callaway Hyperlite 1+ I mentioned earlier in this thread will hold 14 clubs. It's pretty tight and will certainly lead to at least a little tangle, but it works. I bought it for an upcoming trip for the same reasons you're mentioning and I think the minor hassle on the course will be worth the less hassle when traveling and transporting clubs.

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  • James the Hogan FanJames the Hogan Fan  1021WRX Points: 678Handicap: 12Members Posts: 1,021 Platinum Tees
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    On -, @OakRockHacker said:


    I want to jump on this thread to ask a similar question; my ‘minimalist ‘ version of golf comes up when I’m traveling. Basically I want the smallest bag possible that can carry all 14 clubs, and pockets enough to hold a dozen tees, 6 balls, and a glove plus my wallet. Most consumables I wind up buying at the destination, but so much of golf travel is carrying the clubs to and from the airport, course, hotel, etc, and my usual carry bag winds up being bulky and overloaded. Do the pencil bags on here all fit 14 clubs? I know I don't have the coin for the MacKenzie stuff, so lets say a budget of $100 with slight wiggle room upward but not a lot. What would be y'all's go to?

    The Callaway Hyperlite 1+ I mentioned earlier in this thread will hold 14 clubs. It's pretty tight and will certainly lead to at least a little tangle, but it works. I bought it for an upcoming trip for the same reasons you're mentioning and I think the minor hassle on the course will be worth the less hassle when traveling and transporting clubs.

    Yeah the problem is when you have the extra space you tend to fill it. My hardsided travel case with clubs weighed in at 46 pounds and I had to lug that thing around literally a few miles + public transit to and from the courses on my trip. My search is a direct reaction to that, well done being preemptive about it!

    I’ll check out the callaway bag next time I’m at the golf shop

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    Golfing in Finland!
    Taylormade R15
    W/S Fybrid 3W
    W/S Fybrid 5W
    Hogan Apex 2003 (3-E)
    Mizuno 56
    Maxfli Revolution 60
    Macgregor Jackie Pung Putter #10

  • OakRockHackerOakRockHacker  68WRX Points: 42Handicap: 14Members Posts: 68 Bunkers
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    On -, @OakRockHacker said:


    I want to jump on this thread to ask a similar question; my ‘minimalist ‘ version of golf comes up when I’m traveling. Basically I want the smallest bag possible that can carry all 14 clubs, and pockets enough to hold a dozen tees, 6 balls, and a glove plus my wallet. Most consumables I wind up buying at the destination, but so much of golf travel is carrying the clubs to and from the airport, course, hotel, etc, and my usual carry bag winds up being bulky and overloaded. Do the pencil bags on here all fit 14 clubs? I know I don't have the coin for the MacKenzie stuff, so lets say a budget of $100 with slight wiggle room upward but not a lot. What would be y'all's go to?

    The Callaway Hyperlite 1+ I mentioned earlier in this thread will hold 14 clubs. It's pretty tight and will certainly lead to at least a little tangle, but it works. I bought it for an upcoming trip for the same reasons you're mentioning and I think the minor hassle on the course will be worth the less hassle when traveling and transporting clubs.

    Yeah the problem is when you have the extra space you tend to fill it. My hardsided travel case with clubs weighed in at 46 pounds and I had to lug that thing around literally a few miles + public transit to and from the courses on my trip. My search is a direct reaction to that, well done being preemptive about it!

    I’ll check out the callaway bag next time I’m at the golf shop

    For sure, I’ve only played a single round with it so far, but I feel like it has just enough space to be able to fit what you need without room for too much stuff you don’t need.

    I got mine on sale online at Budget Golf for $60 plus shipping, last I saw that deal was still going on.

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    On -, @Joelandrewrogers said:

    I have a Belding bag. These are available on amazon and I highly recommend them. Same design principle as a Mac but comes in at a lower price point. I have also had the titleist and Ping sunday bags but this is much better and much cooler.

    Hey, do you mind sharing where you got the wood stick stand? I've been considering that for my Jones Original. Thanks!

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    On -, @Mclancy94 said:

    On -, @Joelandrewrogers said:

    I have a Belding bag. These are available on amazon and I highly recommend them. Same design principle as a Mac but comes in at a lower price point. I have also had the titleist and Ping sunday bags but this is much better and much cooler.

    Gorgeous bag, can you get all 14 in that?

    Thanks the most I have tried is about twelve clubs and they fit fine. It’s right as you would expect but not at all unmanageable.

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    My 8 club set:
    Epic Driver
    M2 Fairway
    Mizuno Irons
    Cleveland Wedges
    Ping Anser
  • JoelandrewrogersJoelandrewrogers  462WRX Points: 72Members Posts: 462 Greens
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    On -, @cflo2382 said:

    On -, @Joelandrewrogers said:

    I have a Belding bag. These are available on amazon and I highly recommend them. Same design principle as a Mac but comes in at a lower price point. I have also had the titleist and Ping sunday bags but this is much better and much cooler.

    Hey, do you mind sharing where you got the wood stick stand? I've been considering that for my Jones Original. Thanks!

    Hey Carlos. I made those stands from some Barnwood on my fathers property in South Georgia. If I make anymore I will let you know.

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    My 8 club set:
    Epic Driver
    M2 Fairway
    Mizuno Irons
    Cleveland Wedges
    Ping Anser
  • slide13slide13  1347WRX Points: 141Members Posts: 1,347 Platinum Tees
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    On -, @cflo2382 said:

    On -, @Joelandrewrogers said:

    I have a Belding bag. These are available on amazon and I highly recommend them. Same design principle as a Mac but comes in at a lower price point. I have also had the titleist and Ping sunday bags but this is much better and much cooler.

    Hey, do you mind sharing where you got the wood stick stand? I've been considering that for my Jones Original. Thanks!

    Check out ClaretDreamer on Instagram. He makes trestle sticks and sells them, I have two sets from him and they are great, highly recommended!

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    Minimal: Titleist 913 D3 / Cobra F8 4w / Miura CB57 4/6/8/P / Miura 55C / Byron DH89 / Mackenzie
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    On -, @lawsonman said:

    I have a question for some of you minimalist guys. Do you find carrying a short set easier than using a push cart and a short set?

    Yes, carrying 8 clubs + 6 balls, a bottle of water, & misc. crap in my Mac Sunday Walker is easier than going the route of a push cart......for me. I think a lot depends on how balanced the bag is (Mackenzie & Elliott are legendary for this). I'm no spring chicken, but have really come to appreciate the walk.

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