Amateurs with Staff Bags...Yes or No?(merged)

Zach AttackZach Attack Members Posts: 139
edited Apr 19, 2011 in Golf Bags/Carts/Headcovers #1
Just what the title says...
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  • Big BenBig Ben Members Posts: 8,973 ✭✭
    Whatever fits your fancy, my personal experience is you grow tired of lugging it around...BB
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  • sam hainsam hain Members Posts: 37
    My dad gave me a cleveland staff bag and like BB said they are too heavy to lug around, and really I don't have enough junk to fully take advantage of all the storage a staff bag has.
  • mlamarmlamar Members Posts: 830 ✭✭
    Big Ben wrote:


    Whatever fits your fancy, my personal experience is you grow tired of lugging it around...BB




    Absolutely ... That's why I'm carrying a Stand Bag Now
  • bigred90gtbigred90gt Lefty Boomers Posts: 4,331 ✭✭
    My uncle uses a Titleist Staff bag. If I were to guess, I'd say he is anywhere from a 18 - 20 handicap. It makes him no less of a person, and he is in no way a poser. He was given the bag by his uncle. He keeps his shoes, a jacket, and a ton of other stuff in it, so I'd say he is using it as intended. I'm the other kind of "hack", I like to keep as little as possible in my bag and change my shoes in the parking lot.
  • niballniball High hcp leftie noob Members Posts: 213
    edited Apr 19, 2011 #7
    As an example Korean Titleist offerings:

    [url="http://www.titleist.co.kr/accessories/bags/default.aspx"]http://www.titleist....gs/default.aspx[/url]



    All major brands have their Aisa-spec (Japan spec for you). In here you can only play golf with caddie+cart. A bit annoying to have these huge bags. I can't fit the bag in the backseat of my 911.
  • magicmattmagicmatt one tough hombre Members Posts: 651
    i cant click on the who cares option enough times



    seriously, find something else to talk about
  • superman912superman912 Members Posts: 734
    Not that big of a deal. A bag isn't going to change anyone skill wise so use whatever you want. My trunk opening won't fit a staff bag and probably wouldn't fit it on it's side anyways. So I carry a lightweight bag.
  • swbypsswbyps Members Posts: 3,280
    At the range last saturday morning there were 2 guys immediately to my left, both had nice staff bags with their name on them. I actually thought they were pretty cool although I most likely would never have one myself. Its just entirely too much bag for me. IMO, a slightly scaled down version of a staff bag with a stand on it would be perfect. Something similar to the old Sun Mountain MPB but with the actual construction and material of a staff bag.
  • MBS1726MBS1726 Members Posts: 268
    magicmatt wrote:


    i cant click on the who cares option enough times








    +1



    Why must people worry about what someone else is doing? If they want to spend THEIR money on a huge staff bag, with THEIR name embroidered on it, then I say that is THEIR business.
  • setter02setter02 Domesticated Domicile Attendant. aka. House Husband Banned Posts: 2,617
    Better question would be to ask people who work at golf courses and what they think about having to lug around a staff bag for a hack...



    Only reason to have one is its bigger, so no cramming your clubs in then you have a smaller bag. Cart bags are far more functional (tho I hate the C-130 just as much as staff bags) and often have far more pockets.
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  • callercaller Members Posts: 1,887 ✭✭
    I played with a guy who had Johnny Miller's callaway staff bag (he said he is JM's brother in law)



    Wasn't a great golfer himself but did not bother me a bit what kind of bag he had.



    I am just busy to get up and down most of times so don't really care what others have as their bag.



    However I pay attention to people with different putters and their putting strokes!
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  • misterlaumisterlau Members Posts: 766
    I heard it helps build your core strength while you're on the course....



    But seriously, it's their money, their clubs, their back. They can go into a store and buy whatever they please. It's not like they need a license or certification to get a golf bag. It has no bearing on anyone else's game.



    If I knew that I was playing against someone who was bothered by amateurs with staff bags, I'd be hauling the biggest baddest staff bag I could find. I'd probably also throw on a white belt, break out the blades and covers, and iron a few logos onto my shirt and hat. I might even get a caddy and make him wear my name.
  • buubuu Members Posts: 231 ✭✭
    i was always a stand bag kind of guy but last year i started walking with a push cart (clicgear) i now just picked up a titleist midsize staff bag for 100 brand new so will use that and put all my extra junk in there. i'm not an awesome golfer and play to a 10 but who cares since i got the bag at an awesome deal
  • FLAis4golferzFLAis4golferz The Tachus Norwich, CTMembers Posts: 1,816 ✭✭
    I said no but its only because I'm stuck in this rule about staff bags; If it doesn't come free with your name on it, don't use one
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  • jswaykosjswaykos Members Posts: 1,301
    What's wrong with white belts?



    Seriously - I have a Callaway staff bag and used it for a long time, but I got tired of carrying the thing around. I love the bag, though, and I got it very near cost, so it was cheaper than any carry bag I could've gotten. I can't imagine why anyone would have a problem with what I use.



    As for belts - what's wrong with having a little fun? My buddies and I play for the same goal - even if we have the worst rounds of our lives, we at least want to LOOK like we shot par. It's OK to have a little fun once in a while.
  • rblmp32rblmp32 Lefty Boomers Posts: 4,245 ✭✭
    They're fine... for storing clubs in the house.
  • SeekonkHolen1SeekonkHolen1 Swing Hard and Look up Members Posts: 1,340 ✭✭
    I have a BIG Titleist fitting works staff bag. It fits in my pull cart like it was made for it. I love the bag, tons of room and it looks awesome. I don't get the whole handicap relation to what bag you have thing.
  • DizzDizz J.W. Members Posts: 14,258
    edited Apr 19, 2011 #20


    I said no but its only because I'm stuck in this rule about staff bags; If it doesn't come free with your name on it, don't use one




    Ultimately I don't really care who uses a staff bag and if someone wants to come into the shop I work and spend $300 on a bag, great. I will definitely sell them one no questions asked. But I agree with your thoughts on staff bags for my own personal use. Never used one until it came free with my name on it.
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  • bpark1210bpark1210 Pacific Dunes #2 Members Posts: 1,977 ✭✭
    I said no. For every reason already stated: it's too big, too heavy, doesn't have your name on it. I just have to ask why would you even contemplate buying a bag that costs twice as much as a light weight SM 3.5 or something. Plus staff bags do not have stands and are usually old school with one strap. I work in a shop too, and have multiple staff bags on sale with our sponsored staff's name on them. The bags are used more or less as storage for clubs or display. They refuse to play them and opt for lighter options.
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  • kekoakekoa ClubWRX Posts: 8,849 ClubWRX
    jreed wrote:
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    LOL, i started one of the threads stating how much it bugged me that a buddy was carrying a staff bag around. Fast forward to today and I could care less. More power to him. I even have a staff bag now, but she hasn't seen the course yet. I just store my extra putters in it.
  • Olson12Olson12 ClubWRX Posts: 2,195 ClubWRX
    magicmatt wrote:


    i cant click on the who cares option enough times



    seriously, find something else to talk about






    +1
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  • Conrad1953Conrad1953 Members Posts: 15,059 ✭✭
    MBS1726 wrote:

    magicmatt wrote:


    i cant click on the who cares option enough times








    +1



    Why must people worry about what someone else is doing? If they want to spend THEIR money on a huge staff bag, with THEIR name embroidered on it, then I say that is THEIR business.




    Others equipment choices are not my business. But if I see something nice I'll

    pass along a compliment. Everyone enjoys a positive comment about their equipment.

    I'd had some nice rounds with complete strangers that started out with me offering a

    nice comment about something they have. I have always found golfers to be the

    friendliest sort of people. Camaraderie is part of the game for me.



    "Indifferent" people are not usually good company. And judging by what I read on here

    Most WXRERs are not indifferent, but rather extroverted when it comes to all things

    equipment. Look at all the signatures and WITB picture threads. I don't buy that people

    don't care what others might have. It's just that good manners keep us from being

    negative about other golfers choices.



    Sorry for the threadjack.
  • ABTABT Members Posts: 344
    Again with this?
  • tElihutElihu Members Posts: 1,131
    Can we please only start threads that everyone cares about.
  • swbypsswbyps Members Posts: 3,280
    edited Apr 19, 2011 #27
    tElihu wrote:


    Can we please only start threads that everyone cares about.




    Not sure we can start a thread that "eveyone" cares about, but there must be those who care about this one which is apparent by the fact that there are responses. Strangely enough, there even seem to be responses from people who dont care. Not sure I understand that.
  • TheMoneyShotTheMoneyShot ***FIGJAM/Twirl of Doom*** Members Posts: 30,505 ✭✭
    Staff bags make it easier to carry all of my things in. Stand bags are great too if walking. Since I ride all the time now I just opt for the big boy!!!
  • albatrosseralbatrosser Banned Posts: 3,751
    these types of topics always amaze me and cause me to ask this one, simple question...



    WHY DO YOU CARE IF SOMEONE _____________________?



    a) plays blades and has a 12 Hdcp

    b) carries a staff bag and shoots in the 90's

    c) has a circle T putter

    d) has "tour issue" equipment





    fill in the blank with your ridiculous example.



    Get over it. If we all did everything like you do, used your accepted clubs, etc., it would be one BORING world.
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  • DNice26DNice26 Members Posts: 4,144 ✭✭
    I have one for weekends when I'm forced to take a cart.....



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  • GaijinGolferGaijinGolfer Makeruna Nippon Members Posts: 1,044
    edited Apr 19, 2011 #31
    If someone wants a staff bag, thats their decision. Its not as if you need to be a scratch player just to own a staff bag. If I were in the market for a new bag and had a little extra cash sitting around, Id buy a Mizuno staff bag.
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