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

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  • ltjacksonltjackson Northwest, FLMembers Posts: 538 ✭✭
    Wow this thread hasn't died yet?
  • SchmeegzSchmeegz Members Posts: 184
    swbyps wrote:


    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.
  • SchmeegzSchmeegz Members Posts: 184
    edited Jun 18, 2016 #814
    Have you seen the PING DLX cart bag. Doesn't have a stand but the base seems sturdy enough to stay upright. Polyurethane material make it seem like a mini staff.
  • regiwstrukregiwstruk Members Posts: 588 ✭✭
    Use whatever bag you want.



    I fell in love with the Vapor Blue staff bag when it was announced. Was shocked at how little I actually enjoyed it. At first, the ooh's and aah's were cool and it looked awesome. But it's just completely impractical out there. Clubs just bouncing everywhere, bulky, heavy, awkward all-around - already sold it.
  • Bomber_11Bomber_11 Enjoy the Chase. ClubWRX Posts: 3,535 ClubWRX
    Schmeegz wrote:

    swbyps wrote:


    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.





    Titleist and Taylormade both make really nice staff-stand bags.



    Ping G400 Max 9* w/ Tensei Pro Orange 60TX
    Callaway Rogue Sub Zero 15° w/ Tensei Pro White 70TX
    PXG 0311X 2i w/ KBS Tour Hybrid Prototype 105S+
    Mizuno JPX919 Tour 3-PW w/ DG Tour Issue X100
    Titleist Vokey SM7 50F/54S/60D w/ Pink DG S400
    Scotty Cameron Newport 2 Button Back
    Jones x Greyson Stand Bag

    Work. Play. Win. Repeat.
  • Petunia SprinklePetunia Sprinkle Future King of France Unregistered Posts: 5,362 ✭✭
    Be ok for Halloween.
  • WrigglesWriggles Members Posts: 3,228 ✭✭
    I may have related this before. For many years, I schlepped around a huge brown leather staff bag on a trolley. Some 15 years ago, I went minimalist, not only in a bag, but with 5-7 clubs. I walk, use a Jones bag, or a Sun Mountain Sunday bag. I've never looked back.



    A few years back, I took a raffle chance on a huge Callaway staff bag. I didn't want the bag, but I didn't want to appear cheap, so I bought a ticket for $5. Lo and behold, I won the bag. I gave the bag to a nephew, but guys asked me why I wasn't carrying the Callaway bag. This kept on for quite a while in good fun.



    Use any bag you want.
  • yeppyepp Members Posts: 26
    No. To big and cumbersome for everyone. Carry bags are so much easier to deal with. Less bulk, less wait and just simple
  • BlindmanBlindman Members Posts: 276
    I use a trolley for mine, pulls fine, weight isn't really a factor as long as it's not a goat track and which I'd be driving a cart them anyway.
  • Bomber_11Bomber_11 Enjoy the Chase. ClubWRX Posts: 3,535 ClubWRX
    Although I love the looks of staff bags, for me it was a tad impractical. I ended up w/ a staff bag stuffed full of windbreakers, rain suit, cigars, cigar cutters, 17 gloves, an umbrella, a rain cover, extra towels, a traveler of fireball whiskey, etc. and got to thinking....when on my routine weekly 9 or 18 holes am I ever going to use all of this? Not to mention it weighed 60 lbs.



    So I just downsized to a "staff stand bag" by Taylormade, which is essentially a mini staff bag w/ two legs that kick out. It's still leather, has ample storage, and looks great.
    Ping G400 Max 9* w/ Tensei Pro Orange 60TX
    Callaway Rogue Sub Zero 15° w/ Tensei Pro White 70TX
    PXG 0311X 2i w/ KBS Tour Hybrid Prototype 105S+
    Mizuno JPX919 Tour 3-PW w/ DG Tour Issue X100
    Titleist Vokey SM7 50F/54S/60D w/ Pink DG S400
    Scotty Cameron Newport 2 Button Back
    Jones x Greyson Stand Bag

    Work. Play. Win. Repeat.
  • BlindmanBlindman Members Posts: 276
    Bomber_11 wrote:
    Although I love the looks of staff bags, for me it was a tad impractical. I ended up w/ a staff bag stuffed full of windbreakers, rain suit, cigars, cigar cutters, 17 gloves, an umbrella, a rain cover, extra towels, a traveler of fireball whiskey, etc. and got to thinking....when on my routine weekly 9 or 18 holes am I ever going to use all of this? Not to mention it weighed 60 lbs.



    So I just downsized to a "staff stand bag" by Taylormade, which is essentially a mini staff bag w/ two legs that kick out. It's still leather, has ample storage, and looks great.


    Yeah I like those too.

    I also end up carrying too much s*** in my bag.
  • DallasDallas Members Posts: 171 ✭✭
    To each their own--who cares if someone else wants to use a particular bag.
  • awolmartinezawolmartinez Corona, CAMembers Posts: 265 ✭✭
    edited Aug 31, 2016 #824
    I've actually thought about this only because I always enter those free bag giveaways, and always think to myself, if I actually win one, should I use it or is it just overkill for an amateur?



    As much as everyone on here says "who cares!" Image is everything, we all think something whether positive or negative when we see something different on course, so what's your initial reaction? "That dude is trying too hard," or "That's a badass bag"
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  • YNWACYYNWACY Members Posts: 430 ✭✭
    i am a definite amatuer, I have a Ping Staff Bag, it cost 70 Euros at an auction and came with a set of Ping Eye Irons. Need to get rid of the irons now.



    Only used it once in a buggy, It's a bit too big so it stays at home with the extra clubs and stuff.



    I use a Nike stand bag most of the time.
  • OspreyCIOspreyCI Members Posts: 4,866 ✭✭
    I just got a TM Staff Bag because I always ride in a cart. I am tired of my stand bag flopping around in the cart, turning sideways, and making it a pain to get clubs out. I don't care what people think, I care about convienience.
    PXG Gen2 0811x 10.5 Tensei Pro White 60s
    TM M2 15* Speeder 757 Evo TS
    TM M2 #3 19* Fujikura
    PXG 0211 4 Iron Elevate Tour
    TM P790 5-AW Modus 105
    TM MG 54*
    TM HI TOE 60*
    PXG Gen2 Gunboat
  • YoungJediYoungJedi Members Posts: 1,312 ✭✭
    Bomber_11 wrote:


    Although I love the looks of staff bags, for me it was a tad impractical. I ended up w/ a staff bag stuffed full of windbreakers, rain suit, cigars, cigar cutters, 17 gloves, an umbrella, a rain cover, extra towels, a traveler of fireball whiskey, etc. and got to thinking....when on my routine weekly 9 or 18 holes am I ever going to use all of this? Not to mention it weighed 60 lbs.



    So I just downsized to a "staff stand bag" by Taylormade, which is essentially a mini staff bag w/ two legs that kick out. It's still leather, has ample storage, and looks great.




    I have a mini staff bag (In my WITB post) which is the best of both worlds. Does the trick and not too bulky, but plenty of storage. Ideal size.



    Only thing is no legs, but I'm fine with that. I typically only use that on the cart or displaying clubs.



    Use my other Betti bag for push cart and/or carrying
    Ping g410 LST 7° w/ Fujikura Ventus 6s, tipped 1/2”
    Ping g410 LST 13° fairway w/ Fujikura Ventus 7s, tipped 1/2”
    PXG 0311X gen2 DARKNESS 2 iron w/ Tensei pro 70g hybrid
    PXG 0311x gen1 DARKNESS 4 iron w/ kbs $taper
    Ping Blueprint 5-pw w/ KBS tour limited black C taper 125 s+ SST pure, Boyd blade and Ferrule 
    Ping Glide Forged 50° w/ KBS tour limited black C taper 125 s+ SST pure, Boyd blade and Ferrule
    Vokey limited Slate Blue sm7 54F/58D w/ DG tour issue s400 SST pure, Boyd blade and Ferrule 
    Custom Bettinardi BB0 - RJB022885
    Mackenzie Walker bag
  • jslane57jslane57 Members Posts: 3,929 ✭✭
    If a guy's got flare, then a staff bag works no matter your skill level. Flare as in wingtip golf shoes, creased slacks, cigars, and a separate score card to keep track of all the presses. Or flare as in your own golf cart with tinted glass and spinner wheel covers. Dude, go get a staff bag! Otherwise, you'd better be getting paid to use one. LOL.
  • HondabuffHondabuff Members Posts: 1,482 ✭✭
    I have the Titleist S83 Staff bag with my name on it. Really heavy and hard to get in and out of the trunk of my IS350. Last time I drug it out and I was at the range it fell over due to the uneven ground at the grass and dented the earth. I really like the cool factor of it and all the storage but it just flat out blows on the practicality stand point.
    Titleist TS2 9.5* Aldila Rogue Silver 125msi 60 TX
    Titleist 915F 15* Aldila Rogue Silver 110 60X
    Titleist 816 H2 Aldila Rogue Silver 110 85X
    Titleist 716 AP2 Project X 6.0
    Titleist Vokey SM4 50/54/58 Project X 6.0
    Scotty Cameron Futura 6M
    Titleist Staff Stand Bag
    Titleist AVX
    Bushnell Tour Z6
  • Nic1972Nic1972 Members Posts: 703 ✭✭
    I always wanted a staff bag, because they look cool and offer plenty of storage space. However, given my handicap I thought that it would look a bit strange to carry such a bag. But now it seems that more and more golfers in my area use staff bags, even those with a 54 handicap. And why shouldn't they? So, my next bag could very well be a staff bag.
    Driver: Nike Covert Pro 2.0 / Mitsubishi Diamana S+ Ltd 60 S / Golf Pride MCC Align Black / White
    Mini-Driver: Callaway X2Hot 2-Deep / Aldila Tour Green ATX75 3.7 S / Golf Pride MCC Align Black / White
    3-Wood: Taylormade RBZ Stage 2 TP / Matrix Ozik Rul 80 S / Golf Pride MCC Align Black / White
    DI: Adams DHY Pro (18') / Mitsubishi Diamana D+ 82H S / Golf Pride MCC Align Black /White
    Hybrids: Titleist 585H (21°); Adams 9031 Pro (24°) / Mitsubishi Diamana D+ 82H S / Golf Pride MCC Align Black / White
    Irons: Mizuno MP H-5 (4 Iron); Mizuno MP 4 (5 - PW) / Mitsubishi OT-I 105 S / Golf Pride MCC Align Black / White
    Wedges: Vokey SM 7 (50F08, 54M08, 58L04) / Project X LZ 6.0 / Golf Pride MCC Align Black /White
    Putter: Yes Callie & Scotty Cameron California Fastback / UST Mamiya Frequency Filtered / Golf Pride Tour SNSR 104 Pistol
    Ball: Titleist Pro V1X
    Apparel: Nike
    Glove: Nike Tour Classic
    Shoes: Nike Lunar Command 2
    Bag: Nike
  • Orange HogOrange Hog Members Posts: 360 ✭✭
    I've got two Bridgestone staff bags - 2015 Black Tour bag and the 2015 US Open mini-Staff bag. I've used the mini-staffer in a few tournaments and not a single person looked at me any differently, nor did I really give a rip. If you like it then play it and screw anyone that says otherwise.

    Driver: Ping G410 | Fujikura Ventus 6
    Fairway: Bridgestone J15F | Fujikura Pro Speeder 63 TS
    Hybrid: Ping G400 17* | Ping Tour 85
    Irons: Srixon Z585 (4 & 5 iron), 765 (6-8 iron), Z-Forged (9 iron & PW) | Steelfiber i95
    Wedges: Cleveland RTX4 (48, 52), Vokey SM7 K Grind (58 degree)
    Putter: Edel E-3 Black Custom

  • tacklings2ktacklings2k Members Posts: 43
    does this really matter to someone?



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  • YNWACYYNWACY Members Posts: 430 ✭✭
    edited Nov 10, 2016 #833
    Picked this up for 70 Euros, with a set of Ping Eye irons and a Callaway Big Bertha thrown in.



    Use it to store my extra clubs in in the man cave and will probably sell the irons.



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  • tacklings2ktacklings2k Members Posts: 43
    i like that white PING staff bag!
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  • YNWACYYNWACY Members Posts: 430 ✭✭


    i like that white PING staff bag!




    For the money it is very good! Plus the clubs that came with it. If I sell the irons for 50 Euros it means I got the bag and Big Bertha driver for 20 Euros!
  • shotmarkshotmark Members Posts: 840 ✭✭
    I have a collection of six TM staff bags and love to use them. My game however, is so bad at the moment that I feel a tw*t using them and am currently carrying.
  • RH82RH82 Members Posts: 2,048 ✭✭
    I have one to store extra clubs in at home. As for taking it to the course..I would love too but its just to big. COuld care less what people think.
    Ping G400 Max (9*)
    Titleist 917 F2 (16.5*)
    Callaway Apex (20*/23*)
    Srixon Z785 (5-PW)
    Cleveland RTX-4 (50*/56*/60*)
    Yes Donna 
  • tacklings2ktacklings2k Members Posts: 43
    YNWACY wrote:



    i like that white PING staff bag!




    For the money it is very good! Plus the clubs that came with it. If I sell the irons for 50 Euros it means I got the bag and Big Bertha driver for 20 Euros!




    what a deal !
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  • Nixhex524Nixhex524 ClubWRX Posts: 4,088 ClubWRX
    Putting my Titleist midsize staffer back in play... kind of dumb since I don't play any titleist clubs anymore and don't carry enough stuff in the bag to make a bag that big worth it but I am so sick of the club tangle and little threads coming out on the ends of my grips from my 3.5 at this point. The staff bag makes club retrieving simple, I can't argue with that. I'll probably use it until I can pick up a staff stand or something similar.
    Taylormade M2 2017 9.5* HZRDUS Yellow 6.0 76g
    Titleist TS2 15* HZRDUS Smoke 6.0 70g
    Titleist 915hd 20.5* Rogue black 85s
    Bridgestone J15 CB 4-P X100 AMT
    Titleist SM6 52F/58K
    Odyssey PT2 

  • GDB02GDB02 Members Posts: 121 ✭✭
    I'd love a staff bag for the office just to display but probably wouldn't ever use one on course, then again I mostly walk. It does look like a little much when I see one on course but honestly,, the people who judge and make fun of someone for the kind of bag they have, those are the worst kind of people. They should look in the mirror and figure out why their life sucks so much that they have to get their jollies from putting down others.





  • mikedejongmikedejong Members Posts: 627 ✭✭
    I have a staff bag... its kind of awesome, its an old Ben Hogan bag. I only bring it out once a year. We play a Ryder Cup style tournament where we all have matching team bags. Team Hogan vs. Team Titleist. We wear uniforms and stuff, its pretty ridiculous, but so much fun. The rest of the year it sits in the garage with all the spare clubs in it. I rarely take it out, but it is pretty cool to have.
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