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

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  • CactusGolfCactusGolf ClubWRX  1830WRX Points: 66Handicap: 6Posts: 1,830 Platinum Tees
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    I recently purchased a "caddy" bag from Japan. My understanding is that it is a full-size top and is slightly smaller than traditional staff bags.



    I had been using a Ping Hoofer for as long as I can remember, but the midsize grips I've been using make it difficult to get the clubs in and out of the bag.



    I don't really carry, but if I do walk, I have a cart.



    Also have a full-size staff bag for extra clubs in the house.
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  • natesstang11natesstang11 ClubWRX  295WRX Points: 42Handicap: 1.6Posts: 295 ClubWRX
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    I am looking for a staff bag myself and playing off 3, I could never get my name embroidered though as I think that's a bit much. To each his own thought ultimately, nothing wrong with looking nice
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  • IsleOfManIsleOfMan Members  2309WRX Points: 40Handicap: 10Posts: 2,309 Platinum Tees
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    I had a beautiful Armour 845 Silverback stand bag back in the mid-2000s that succumbed to a bored dog in the garage on a rainy night. I've had stand bags since then, but just picked up a beautiful 2010 Mizuno Staff Bag, like new (paper and airbags still in the pockets) for $80 from a local club pro. I probably won't keep it since I've recently started walking with a push-cart, but man it's pretty...



    I do like the look/size of the Caddy Bag... if they weren't a JDM thing (with the associated cost of getting one into the US) I'd consider it, but I'll probably stick with cart/stand unless a deal presents itself.



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    I just bought a Tour Edge cart bag from PGA Tour Store for 50 dollars before Christmas. It looks like a staff bag, just a little smaller. So I don't know if it qualifies? For now I use it as a storage bag for all my odd clubs. Not sure if I will ever use it for my play set. The bag I have is getting a little flimsy. Oh I could never put my name on my bag. But I don't care what others do. I will say more than a bag, what gets me is the golfer who dresses like the pro. And I mean it can be 95 and he is wearing slacks. I sure wouldn't say anything but to myself I can't help a "really"?
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  • justwellsyjustwellsy Members  972WRX Points: 3Handicap: TBDPosts: 972 Golden Tee
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    IMO, every single one of the staff bags in the link below are awesome!



    http://www.titleist.co.kr/golf-gear/bags-landing



    Why aren't lighter weight/smaller staff bags available here in the US? I would have absolutely bought one by now. The Midsize staff bag that Titleist offers here in the US is very bland compared to these Korean offerings. Does Titleist not think we care about style as much as the Koreans? What does it take to get a **** leather staff bag that isn't bulky around here??!!?



    Ok, rant over, but seriously, looks like I'll have to figure out how to order from Korea/Japan
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    or even this!



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  • R HaganR Hagan Members  1227WRX Points: 101Handicap: 3Posts: 1,227 Platinum Tees
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    mikedejong wrote:
    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.




    Is it me, or are there mostly lefties in that group?
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    R Hagan wrote:

    mikedejong wrote:
    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.




    Is it me, or are there mostly lefties in that group?




    It's Canada man! Lot of lefties up there. I'd feel right at home playing golf up there. image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />
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    lawsonman wrote:

    R Hagan wrote:

    mikedejong wrote:
    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.




    Is it me, or are there mostly lefties in that group?




    It's Canada man! Lot of lefties up there. I'd feel right at home playing golf up there. image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />


    7 of the 8 guys are lefties! All old hockey players
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  • jrsharp21jrsharp21 Members  1652WRX Points: 113Posts: 1,652 Platinum Tees
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    For those wanting something near a staff bag, but a little smaller and in leather, check out the Ping DLX cart bag. I have one and love it. It has the 15 way top and tons of storage space. The new ones are little pricy but you can find previous years models on eBay for less than $150 at times.
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    I have a Bridgestone Staff Bag from the 2014 US Open but it's not my primary bag. I really use it for golf events and storing all my putters when it's not in use. It's a bit impracticable for the regular 9/18 hole rounds.
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  • EKELLYEKELLY Members  2594WRX Points: 27Handicap: +2Posts: 2,594 Titanium Tees
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    Isn't that kind of like a 20+ handicap sporting the same blades I'm hitting? ...........It's their call!......
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    i'm buying a staff bag for those courses that want you to use a caddy like Whistling Straits, make sure i get my money's worth
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    BottleCap wrote:


    i'm buying a staff bag for those courses that want you to use a caddy like Whistling Straits, make sure i get my money's worth




    I can't speak on Whistling Straits, but many courses that employ caddies will empty the contents of your staff bag into a small, light-weight carry bag.



    Most of the caddies on these courses carry two bags at a time and want to keep them as light as possible. Carrying staff bags would kill them.
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  • aliikanealiikane Members  1685WRX Points: 162Handicap: 2Posts: 1,685 Platinum Tees
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    I have no problem with companies selling staff bags to amateurs or amateurs having staff bags. However, you better have a darn good game to back it up or you get no respect and risk being called a kook or poser. Haha.
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    BottleCap wrote:


    i'm buying a staff bag for those courses that want you to use a caddy like Whistling Straits, make sure i get my money's worth




    Haha I'm assuming this is a joke...



    When I used to caddy I hated when guest with staff bags showed up. The one positive was it meant a light bag (because we obviously empty their clubs into a light stand bag and would only allow them to bring the absolute essentials)... but generally it meant you were lugging sticks for a total hack. Once in a while someone surprised me and ended up being good. But mostly it was just old dudes who were total hacks that showed up with staff bags.



    I don't knock anyone for using them. Use what you like. But I personally hate them.
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    No
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    EKELLY wrote:


    Isn't that kind of like a 20+ handicap sporting the same blades I'm hitting? ...........It's their call!......




    That would be me. I may not be pretty, my swing may not be pretty, my score certainly isn't pretty...but my clubs..mmmmmmmm - I love 'em
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    Good luck lugging around.
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  • mjriva45mjriva45 Members  773WRX Points: 57Posts: 773 Golden Tee
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    Who cares...?! It's a bag!
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    Staff bags are one of the most embarrassing things to own unless you have your name and at least one sponsor on the bag
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    BottleCap wrote:


    i'm buying a staff bag for those courses that want you to use a caddy like Whistling Straits, make sure i get my money's worth




    Haha I'm assuming this is a joke...



    When I used to caddy I hated when guest with staff bags showed up. The one positive was it meant a light bag (because we obviously empty their clubs into a light stand bag and would only allow them to bring the absolute essentials)... but generally it meant you were lugging sticks for a total hack. Once in a while someone surprised me and ended up being good. But mostly it was just old dudes who were total hacks that showed up with staff bags.



    I don't knock anyone for using them. Use what you like. But I personally hate them.
    That's my memory from caddying as well. It got to the point where our head pro told the caddies to dump clubs in a Ping Hoofer instead of lugging their bags around.
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  • dciccorittidciccoritti An inch an hour, 2 feet a day Toronto, CanadaMembers  1699WRX Points: 400Posts: 1,699 Platinum Tees
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    Got news for everyone. It's not a staff bag if you're not on staff. It's just a big bag :-)
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    They should be arrested and charged with a misdemeanor. In my opinion, there are so many more important things about the game of golf then the type of bag you have. I have seen so many golfers look the part but never playing the part, as far as score goes and etiquette.
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    BirdieMac wrote:


    A big bag is totally impractical.




    ?
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    I've been carrying for the last two or three years but reading some of these threads really make me want to get one of my staff bags out again.
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    I find staff bags impractical -- but I'd never tell another man how to spend his own money.
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    dewald1 wrote:



    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.




    amen.




    Yes but if having a staff/tour bag didn't wind people up, life would be slightly less fun.
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    I don't care if you carry your clubs in a 55 gallon drum as long as you're not a arrogant jerk and take yourself too serious. I play to have fun. That's kind of the idea of golf isn't it?
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    This is no reason for any am to have one in my opinion, but that is obviously not what everyone thinks
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