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  1. For what it's worth........I have been carrying the new Vessel Players 3 for a few weeks now. I am really enjoying carrying vs. push cart. Not only does the bag look great, it is an easy carry. It may in fact be heavier than a "lightweight" bag but is certainly not causing me any concerns. Maybe ignorance is bliss..........I will say the straps are pretty much extended tot he max to get around the shoulders of this xxl dude. Not much more room if I were to wear too many layers. Overall very pleased.
  2. Thanks for the replies. I went ahead and ordered the Vessel Players 3. Hoping it is not too large/heavy as i intend to use it as a carry bag. Excited for its arrival as it sure looks sweet online.
  3. Been several years since I carried as I have been pushing a cart bag on a clic cart. I want to purchase a carry bag for caddy use at annual trip to Bandon and also to try carrying again from time to time myself. Was set to buy a Titleist Players 4 plus sta dry until I stumbled upon the Vessel bags and the Vessel player 3 stand bag. Three things keeping me from purchasing the Vessel. 1. Looks pretty "hip" for a middle age, overweight guy like myself. Maybe more suited for a white belt stud? 2. Vessel is two lbs heavier than the Titleist. 3. Probably not as waterproof as sta-dry? For those that carry, is two lbs really noticeable? At 6'1/250 in "middle age/big gut/shape" will I really notice a difference huffing and puffing while carrying a vessel vs titleist up the hill? The vessel may draw more attention as the sweat pours off my head and steam rises out my hat. Might be good or bad depending on how I'm playing. Do you notice a few extra lbs carrying? Thoughts?
  4. Been pushing a clic cart for a few years and thinking of carrying from time to time. Searching for a new carry bag for nice summer rounds in Pacific NW but also to use on annual trip to Bandon in winter with high percentage of rain. The annual Bandon trip leads me to considering a waterproof bag. This limits the choices a bit. I've always had a Ping bag and liked them just fine. I Really like the Ping Hoofer Monsoon other than no real options for colors other than black/red which is not my favorite. Never had a Titleist bag however the Titleist Sta Dry has many more color options with a players 4 and players 4 plus which I think is slightly larger. Curious about the range finder pocket which does not appear to have a closure ? Any advise or opinions? Of course I also stumbled upon the Vessel site and really like the look of the sold out navy/white Player 3 bag. Not sure of its water resistance or if I am "hip enough" to pull it off.
  5. Just purchased and returned my first piece of Zero Restriction gear. As a bigger guy at 6'1 and 245 lbs, I generally always buy XXL in Footjoy, Travis Matthew, Johnnie o, Sunice, etc. While the XXL Zero Restriction pullover I returned was plenty large across chest and shoulders, it was quite short in length barely touching top of belt. Shame as I really liked the fabric and style.
  6. Checked out their website. Looks like good stuff..........Do you wear the lined or unlined? I'm in the Pacific Northwest and play year around. Generally more wet than cold. Might check them out. Looks like a good savings when you bundle with their jacket. Do you have their jacket as well?
  7. I dislike pulling out my rain pants and doing the one leg hop on the tee box mid round when the skies open up. Additionally, once my "clown fit" xxl rain pants are on, I am constantly pulling them up and re-tightening the draw string. It seems as if most rain gear uses a draw string and rain pants are without belt loops. I am thinking of looking for a pair of water proof/water resistant pants to wear to the course when the forecast calls for rain. Something that looks more like regular pants with belt loops and maybe even comes in colors other than black. Not really interested in hiking pants with lots of pockets as I would prefer a more golf attire look. Anyone have suggestions?
  8. Thanks for the ranking! Any concern playing Sagauro or Southern Dunes just 3 weeks out of overseed closure?
  9. azgolfer44, I checked on dates that the following courses might have come out of overseed to re-open: Quintero 10/15 We Ko Pa Cholla 10/22 We Ko Pa Saguaro 10/30 Greyhawk Talon 10/4 Southern Dunes 10/29 Whirlwind Devils claw 10/8 Whirlwind Cattail 10/29 Papago 10/23 Based on these dates and the reputation for these courses, how would you rank them? Which 4 might you select if you were playing out of the Chandler area for 3 days? (might play 2 one day) (Not afraid to drive a bit) Appreciate your time and advice!
  10. Thanks for the recommendations. I will check out the course you mentioned online. Would you consider it worth the drive from Chandler to play Quintero and or We Ko Pa?
  11. Traveling to Chandler the week of 11/16. Plan to play 3-4 rounds in the area. I have only visited the Scottsdale area twice playing the Phoenician course while staying there and most recently playing Boulders South. I am 7 hcp and travelling with a buddy who is 20 hcp. We are looking for nice courses and not afraid to drive a bit. I was thinking of Quintero and We Ko Pa and maybe one closer to Chandler? I didn't realize November was not considered a good time of the year to golf in AZ. Any advice on 3-4 courses to play that might be a good experience in a couple weeks?
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