Best carry bag for minimalist golf

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.
Cobra F8 9*
Callaway Rogue 3-Wood 15*
Callaway Apex Hybrid 20*
Callaway Apex CF16 5-7-9-GW
Ping Glide 58SS
Tommy Armour Impact #3
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  • Joe DufferJoe Duffer Members Posts: 720 ✭✭
    "Don't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do" - John Wooden
  • TheGoochTheGooch Members Posts: 86 ✭✭
    Great suggestions!
    Cobra F8 9*
    Callaway Rogue 3-Wood 15*
    Callaway Apex Hybrid 20*
    Callaway Apex CF16 5-7-9-GW
    Ping Glide 58SS
    Tommy Armour Impact #3
  • OakRockHackerOakRockHacker Members Posts: 23 ✭✭
    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. 
  • TheGoochTheGooch Members Posts: 86 ✭✭
    Looks good. Good price too.
    Cobra F8 9*
    Callaway Rogue 3-Wood 15*
    Callaway Apex Hybrid 20*
    Callaway Apex CF16 5-7-9-GW
    Ping Glide 58SS
    Tommy Armour Impact #3
  • MuskieCyMuskieCy Posts: 359 ✭✭
    How about most minimal?
    Image result for burlap bags

  • TheGoochTheGooch Members Posts: 86 ✭✭
    edited Mar 22, 2019 3:39am #8
    Cut some holes in it and you might have something there.
    This might be the ultimate goal besides just carrying the clubs.
    Cobra F8 9*
    Callaway Rogue 3-Wood 15*
    Callaway Apex Hybrid 20*
    Callaway Apex CF16 5-7-9-GW
    Ping Glide 58SS
    Tommy Armour Impact #3
  • phil6380phil6380 Members Posts: 38 ✭✭

    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.

    Ping G400 Max Tour AD-IZ 10.5 deg. playing 44.5"
    Taylormade UDI Project X HZRDUS Black 6.0 (rarely in the bag)
    Cobra F8 3 wood Tour AD-IZ 14.5 deg.
    Cobra F8 5 wood Tour AD-IZ 18 deg.
    Cobra F8 4 hybrid Tour AD-DI 22 deg.
    Mizuno JPX919 HM 6-PW Nippon 105
    Vokey 50F, 56M & 60M Nippon 120
    Cameron 5w
  • theothertwotheothertwo Members Posts: 2,478 ✭✭

    New Sun Mountain 4Plus Stand Bag:

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

    Honma TW 727 455s 10.5* Driver
    Honma TW 727 18* 5 Wood
    Honma TW 727 22* Hybrid
    Honma TW 727 25* Hybrid
    Miura CB 57 4-PW Irons
    Miura 2018 Tour Wedges 52* and 58*
    Taylor Made TP Black Copper Ardmore 3 Putter
  • slide13slide13 Members Posts: 1,329 ✭✭

    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.

    Minimal: Titleist 913 D3 / Cobra F8 4w / Miura CB57 4/6/8/P / Miura 55C / Byron DH89 / Mackenzie
  • arbeckarbeck SeattlePosts: 345 ✭✭

    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.

    Ping Traverse
    King Cobra F7 10.5* w/ Mitsubishi Tensi CK Blue 60 set at 9.5*
    TEE E8 4W, 7W
    Mizuno JPX-900 Hot Metal 5-SW w/ Veylix Alpina 873
    TEE CB PROs 60*
    Scotty Cameron Squareback
  • TheGoochTheGooch Members Posts: 86 ✭✭

    More great options! Thanks.
    I'm trying to decide if the size is more important to me than standing it up.

    Cobra F8 9*
    Callaway Rogue 3-Wood 15*
    Callaway Apex Hybrid 20*
    Callaway Apex CF16 5-7-9-GW
    Ping Glide 58SS
    Tommy Armour Impact #3
  • Mizuno BR-D2 is amazing.

    [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 Members Posts: 86 ✭✭

    That's clean. Another to add to the list.

    Cobra F8 9*
    Callaway Rogue 3-Wood 15*
    Callaway Apex Hybrid 20*
    Callaway Apex CF16 5-7-9-GW
    Ping Glide 58SS
    Tommy Armour Impact #3
  • lawsonmanlawsonman Members Posts: 5,168 ✭✭

    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?

    Welcome to where dumb opinions are better than no opinion. :)

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    Ping Anser 17,20,23, hybrid
    Ping G25 6-UW
    Ping Glide 54,58ES
    Ping Ketsch Vault 2.0
    Ping DLX Bag

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  • BuzzkillBuzzkill Marshals Posts: 6,696 mod

    @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)!

  • ChipNRunChipNRun Members Posts: 1,171 ✭✭

    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.

    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 95 gr. (As of 21 Nov 2018)
    Wedge: Calla MD3 48°/8.SS + 54°/12.WS +
    MD.PM 60°/10 / KBS Tour R-flex 110 gr. |
    Putter: Slotline Inertial SL-583F / 34" w. SuperStroke 2.0 MidSlim grip
    Bag: Sun Mountain Three 5 stand bag
    Ball: Calla SuperSoft
    * Either 7W or 3H left out, depending on course.
    ** Wedges: 46°and 48°are competing for bag space.
  • 6thFairway6thFairway Posts: 1,820 ✭✭
    edited Mar 23, 2019 11:25pm #19

    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.

  • TheGoochTheGooch Members Posts: 86 ✭✭

    That is a sick bag. Love the "old timey" look.

    Cobra F8 9*
    Callaway Rogue 3-Wood 15*
    Callaway Apex Hybrid 20*
    Callaway Apex CF16 5-7-9-GW
    Ping Glide 58SS
    Tommy Armour Impact #3
  • JoelandrewrogersJoelandrewrogers Members Posts: 368 ✭✭

    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.

    When I'm not playing persimmons:

    Epic
    915 F
    J15 mb
    RTX4
    Newport
  • Mclancy94Mclancy94 Posts: 162 ✭✭

    @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?

    Titleist TS2 10.5 EvenFlow T1100 75g 6.5
    Titleist 915F2 15*
    Titleist TMB 18* Recoil 110X
    Titleist 718 AP2 4-PW DG X100
    Titleist SM4 TVD 51* M
    Titleist SM7 55* F
    Titleist SM4 TVD 59* M
    Cushman Custom Golf Laguna 34"
    Srixon Z Star
    Mackenzie Walker

  • James the Hogan FanJames the Hogan Fan Members Posts: 352 ✭✭

    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?

    Golfing in Finland!
  • OakRockHackerOakRockHacker Members Posts: 23 ✭✭

    @James the Hogan Fan 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.

  • James the Hogan FanJames the Hogan Fan Members Posts: 352 ✭✭

    @OakRockHacker said:

    @James the Hogan Fan 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

    Golfing in Finland!
  • OakRockHackerOakRockHacker Members Posts: 23 ✭✭

    @James the Hogan Fan said:

    @OakRockHacker said:

    @James the Hogan Fan 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.

  • cflo2382cflo2382 Members Posts: 293 ✭✭

    @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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    TM '17 M2 3HL w/ HZRDUS Red 75
    PXG 0311X #2 DI w/ Tensei Pro White 90TX
    Miura MC-501 3-PW w/ Modus3 120x
    Miura '18 Tour Milled 52 & 58 w/ Modus3 120x
    SC Studio Select Newport 2 Mid Slant
    ProV1x
    Jones Utility or Jones Original
  • JoelandrewrogersJoelandrewrogers Members Posts: 368 ✭✭

    @Mclancy94 said:

    @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.

    When I'm not playing persimmons:

    Epic
    915 F
    J15 mb
    RTX4
    Newport
  • JoelandrewrogersJoelandrewrogers Members Posts: 368 ✭✭

    @cflo2382 said:

    @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.

    When I'm not playing persimmons:

    Epic
    915 F
    J15 mb
    RTX4
    Newport
  • slide13slide13 Members Posts: 1,329 ✭✭

    @cflo2382 said:

    @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!

    Minimal: Titleist 913 D3 / Cobra F8 4w / Miura CB57 4/6/8/P / Miura 55C / Byron DH89 / Mackenzie
  • p3gap3ga Members Posts: 647 ✭✭

    @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. **** 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.

    Phil

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