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

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  • fatmousefatmouse AAAAAAAAAAARGH Members Posts: 379 ✭✭
    edited May 16, 2011 #92
    yeah who cares, staff bags have plenty of benefits besides poser appeal. i use mine to store failed putter and driver experiments



    but you better be able to work a fade or a draw on command if your name is on it
  • MightyMarkMightyMark Mighty Mark Members Posts: 381 ✭✭
    edited May 19, 2011 #93
    this thread is ridiculous,



    Can an amateur wear black pants and a red shirt?



    Can an amateur wear a cabretta leather glove?



    Should an amateur dress like a pro? After all, who is he kidding?



    When an opponent has nice equipment (or outfit), what is wrong with "Nice bag" or "great looking shirt, where did you get it?"



    Do you have to look like your level of play? One has nothing to do with the other.



    I play better when I look and feel good. In fact, I try to look and feel good all the time. On and off the course.
  • putt4_66putt4_66 ^Sexiest Golf Attire I've Ever Seen^ Members Posts: 1,077
    MightyMark wrote:


    this thread is ridiculous,



    Can an amateur wear black pants and a red shirt?



    Can an amateur wear a cabretta leather glove?



    Should an amateur dress like a pro? After all, who is he kidding?



    When an opponent has nice equipment (or outfit), what is wrong with "Nice bag" or "great looking shirt, where did you get it?"



    Do you have to look like your level of play? One has nothing to do with the other.



    I play better when I look and feel good. In fact, I try to look and feel good all the time. On and off the course.




    +1
  • andrewchrisitanandrewchrisitan Members Posts: 198
    I live in a country club and we have our own golf carts in our garage that we just drive up to to the clubhouse (gated commuinty with no speeding cars and we we have sidewalks large enough for golf carts) , its pretty nice to have a staff bag since the bag doesnt leave the cart ever, I have 3 carry bags though since I play college golf and state and county tourneys, but in this case I would have a staff bag.
  • drck1000drck1000 Members Posts: 266
    I have a staff bag that I won in a tournament a few years back and it's great for storing the spare clubs at home. The fact that it can stand straight up on it's own whether there's one club or 20+ clubs in there is what I like about it. Living in an apartment, space is a premium and the staff bag seems to take up less space as opposed to storing the clubs in boxes or other bags that I would have to lay flat on the ground.



    I couldn't use the staff bag even if I wanted to. It just wouldn't fit in my car.



    In the end, I say use whatever makes you happy. But I do wonder how the touring pros ended up using such large bags, especially since they (well, their caddies have to) lug that thing all over the course and have to travel with in on airplanes. I actually things it's pretty cool when I see a light stand bag on the course on PGA Tour events.
  • toddnttoddnt Members Posts: 4,288 ✭✭
    Got enough on my plate to worry about others.... Who gives a rat's rear-end!
  • JavmanxJavmanx Members Posts: 88
    If you like it why are you not gonna carry a staff bag. For me they are pretty nice bus unuseful, i prefer a good cart bag.
  • MDGMDG Members Posts: 76
    Isn't choice a wonderful thing?



    If I were using a staff bag and my playing partner/opponent is spending more time worrying about what an idiot I look like as apposed to concentrating on his own game. Well as far as I can see, that's advantage me.
  • RRFirebladeRRFireblade AKA Jay. Members Posts: 4,782
    MDG wrote:


    Isn't choice a wonderful thing?



    If I were using a staff bag and my playing partner/opponent is spending more time worrying about what an idiot I look like as apposed to concentrating on his own game. Well as far as I can see, that's advantage me.


    Why does it always have to be one extreme or the other?



    Geez. You ask a question and if people don't like the answer then its gotta be that they're obsessed or overly worried about other people.



    Its just a persons opinion. I mean everyone who posted in this thread felt the need to come here and share theirs regardless of which side they were on.



    Even the ones who said who cares.....felt the need to come here and say that. image/smile.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />



    Guess they actually do care afterall. image/wink.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' />
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  • Peter K.Peter K. "Stay thirsty, my friends." Members Posts: 435
    Yes here. I have a Callaway FT Staff Bag as my cart bag and a Callaway X-22 as my carry bag. Apparently, according to this thread, it is odd that I have never been ridiculed (AFAIK) about it.



    My name is not embroidered on it, btw. The "belly" panel is blank.
  • bkends35bkends35 Course Record Members Posts: 649
    I think they're wanna bes
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  • ryancjordanryancjordan Members Posts: 551
    Too big to be necessary.
  • WwittenburgWwittenburg Members Posts: 8
    This thread is an age old debate. Personally if your worried about what your opponent is carrying his clubs with then odds are, he is already beating you. Harvey Pienick said it best, beware of the good golfers with bad grips because they have made it work for them. Same saying goes, beware of the guy who has the Top Flight leather bag with a hole in just as much as the dude who ordered his golf bag to have his name. If u play a notable tour, then have the name on the bag. Anyone else, get a better swing before bag.
  • Swoosh-ThudSwoosh-Thud Members Posts: 1,512 ✭✭
    The only reason I don't use staff bags (though I have 6: 2 Hogans, 2 Pings, 2 Rams) is that they have an awkward fit on my golf cart. So I use 2 cart bags, which is a PITA to lug around every day. I only wish my CC garage doors weren't open to the world so I can leave all my crap on my cart.
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  • mozgolfmozgolf Members Posts: 3,954 ✭✭
    No problem whatsoever with whatever bag you want to carry. But, and flame away, I reckon it looks absolute toss to have your name embroidered on the bag, like a real pro wannabe, unless it is your team bag from college/ mini-tour etc.



    Its the golf equivalent of having your initials monogrammed on your business shirts- personalized number plates or stenciling your name on the door of your car, if its not a track car and you dont have a racing licence.



    You like a big bag, go for it, playing pro golfer dress-ups bag and all forget it
  • torrejuantorrejuan Members Posts: 1,166 ✭✭
    Voted yes but I walk most of the time, so it is used for storage.
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  • richard trichard t Members Posts: 4,219
    hmmmmm, let's see you have clubs to carry around. Putting them in a bag is easier. Pick one. There, wasn't that easy.
  • jmvargasjmvargas Members Posts: 6,206 ✭✭
    until recently i've always had at least one full sized staff bag as caddies are still pretty cheap over here--$10-$15 per 18 holes..



    i have since switched to stand bags and smaller cart bags lately as many times my big bag took up too much space when we are 3 or 4 using one car to travel to a course...and it also cost too much when traveling by air..



    i have never,however, used a branded or logoed bag unless the majority of my clubs are the same brand...
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  • PingG10guyPingG10guy Members Posts: 4,057
    DNice26 wrote:


    I have one for weekends when I'm forced to take a cart.....










    Wish my staff bag fit in a cart...
  • GuiaGuia Members Posts: 8,693 ✭✭
    When is this lame subject going to close?
  • squishyysquishyy Members Posts: 1,368 ✭✭
    edited Jun 28, 2011 #113
    i dont use a staff bag but if i do and someone calls me a pro i just smile and say "im glad you will experience playing with one"
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  • YuckYuck Fore! Members Posts: 2,474 ✭✭
    Live and let live. It's not like its iron covers...
  • ShipwreckShipwreck Members Posts: 3,803 ✭✭
    edited Jul 2, 2011 #115
    Yuck wrote:


    Live and let live. It's not like its iron covers...




    My boss said that if we ever use iron headcovers we might as well not show up to work the next day. I agree. If you want your irons to look mint, you chose the wrong sport.

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  • garcia51694garcia51694 RHODY RHODY RHODY RAMS RAMS RAMS RHODE ISLANDMembers Posts: 2,539 ✭✭
    Use whatever you want. Who really cares. I have seen guys who look homeless, playing with clubs from, god forbid, 10 years ago, and finish 3 under. I have also see dorks who look like they are sponsored from head to toe, and can't get a golf ball to move over 150 yards. Bag is a bag, and if you care that much about what someone else is carrying, you have some serious issues to deal with.
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  • chocolattechocolatte Members Posts: 417 ✭✭
    i think it really just depends on where you live and play.



    when i was living in the states, i played mostly public courses, where the majority of the players walk. hence, it made sense to me to go with something lighter. it just made my life easier getting around the courses. but my dad and his buddies always ride, and they play mostly at country clubs, hence they all have either staff bags or cart bags.



    i moved to asia 4 years ago, and here we are required to play with caddies. we usually ride or walk with carts. we basically never have to carry our own bags. the majority of golfers here uses an asian spect staff/cart bag, which is a slimmed down version of a staff bag. there are a lot of people that use the traditional big staff bag too.



    my point is you can use whatever you like as long as it makes sense to you.



    and the whole logo argument is just ridiculous. stand bags have as many logos on them as staff bags. and honestly, most brand name logos look pretty cool.
  • jmvargasjmvargas Members Posts: 6,206 ✭✭
    i just saw the coolest mercedez, audi, and bmw staff bags which i'm dying to get....



    ..........the only problem is my car is a nissan!!!....
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  • oldcarloldcarl Oldcarl Members Posts: 102
    I fall in to the who cares area, But, Last summer at a driving range in Colorado, I saw one being used for a statement of political position. In very nice embrodry(sp) " Extremism Sucks, Moderation in all things" . Better than just sticking your name on it I suppose.
  • Zach AttackZach Attack Members Posts: 139
    Sorry guys, didn't mean to stur up a fight on here. Im kind of new and didnt realize this was such a sore topic on the boards...







    my apologies
  • FlagrantFlagrant Members Posts: 3,809 ✭✭
    I love my staff bag it fits everything, I ride most of the time and have a cart bag and clic gear cart for days I walk...

    At least I look good and hack fast.. Haha
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