Best Lightweight Golf Bag
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Best Lightweight Golf Bag

I am going to talk about what I believe is the best golf bag to carry. The Ping Hoofer! These bags are notorious among golfers for being great carry bags. There are four key things about Ping bags that make them the best. Price, weight, durability, and Functionality.

Price

My wife bought my bag a few years ago for around $200. Yes buying the current years model can be a little pricey. Ping has been making these bags for years, so you can find a previous years model for a reasonable price. I was able to locate previous years Ping bags for $100-$150 on Amazon and other on-line retailers.

Weight

The bag alone only weights 5 pounds! So with clubs and gear it is 10-15 pounds. Other comparable carry golf bags are anywhere from 5-10 pounds. To put this is perspective a pro staff bag weights anywhere from 30-50 pounds. I have previously had bags that weighted around 20 pounds with all my clubs. You wouldn't think 5-10 pounds would make much difference, but by hole 9 or 10 it is night and day. I remember the first time I used my Ping bag. I was shocked at how much lighter and more comfortable It was during the round.

Durability

The previous cheap no name bags I had started to break down within ten rounds. The first thing that goes on a cheap bag is the straps. Ping uses a patented strap slider to create a backpack style fit. I will discuss this more later. The straps are made of durable high quality material that will stand up to repeatedly taking on and off the straps round after round. The next thing that gives out on cheap carry bags is the stand. Not Ping their bags have tough aluminum legs that are designed to take a beating. The bag is made with quality nylon and polyester that won't snag or rip easily. Your first impression of a Ping bag will be quality that is built for a lifetime of golf.

Functionality

Ping bags are designed to make things easier. This starts with a key component to a carry bag the shoulder straps. The dual strap is incredibly customizable. You are able to adjust it to your body so that it's comparable to carrying a backpack. The other piece of functionality that stands out with these bags is the pockets. Not only do most bags come with insulated beverage pockets, but most pockets are easily accessible while walking. Having your water stay cooler than normal during the summer due to the insulated pocket is a huge bonus in the Texas heat.

I have now been carrying my Ping bag for 3 years and it has been the best bag I have ever carried. Are Ping bags the cheapest No! You get what you pay for in this case. A functional well designed long lasting bag.


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Thanks for the article, I will be looking into buying a new bag next summer

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