Buying A New Golf Bag

After 10 years, I decided to buy a new golf bag. I looked around on the net, but decided to make the 3.5 hour trek to Golf Town in Ottawa to have a better understanding of what I was looking for in a new cart bag. I knew I wanted something smaller than my Ping bag, but with enough pockets to hold all my stuff. Additionally, I wanted it to be lighter for when I am pushing it around the golf course. Fortunately, I found what I was looking for and in a unique pattern that I quite like.

Looking over the possibilities, I quickly eliminated 70% of the bags in the store. I do not need a carry bag because I have a great one thanks to my buddy Kirk; some of the cart bags were large or expensive for my needs. After about 20 minutes, I narrowed it down to two. The bag I chose and a Sun Mountain bag. After careful consideration, this is what I chose:

I ended up selecting a Muzino because of the following:

  • 14-Way Top Cuff with Integrated Large Putter Well
  • Full Length Dividers
  • Single Shoulder Strap with Adjustment Point
  • Rubberized Grab Handle Integrated into Top Cuff: Provides extra grip when carrying or adjusting your bag
  • Cart Strap Channel with Durable, Abrasion Resistant Material: Provides long term protection against the wear and tear of cart straps
  • Magnetic Closure Pocket with Fleece Lining: Provides an extra layer of protection for anything that needs extra care
  • “Mission Control” Organizer Panel: An all-in-one panel with multiple pockets that provide easy access for anything you need during your round – with small loops and pockets for writing utensils, tees, or divot tools, a large pocket for golf balls or snacks, a fleece lined pocket for a range finder or valuables, and a velcro front panel for glove storage
  • Fleece Lined Valuables Pockets with Waterproof Zippers: The perfect pockets for protecting your phone, range finder, or any other valuables that needs extra protection from the elements
  • Metal Towel/Accessory Clip
  • Full Length Apparel Pockets
  • Integrated Umbrella Sleeve
  • Quick Access Mesh Pockets
  • Loop Velcro Patch: Provides easy accessibility for gloves, or offers a perfect place to display morale patches for an extra level of personalization
  • Extra Large Insulated Cooler Pocket with Drain Holes: Easy storage for extra beverages on the hottest of days
  • Removable Ball Pocket Panel: Easily zips off and back on for customization or embroidery
  • Bottom Grab Handle
  • Push Cart Notch on Bottom Cuff: Enables an extra level of stability when used on a push cart
  • Rainhood

Okay, that is not entirely true. I selected the Mizuno bag because of the full length dividers, large pockets and the camo pattern. I basically knew what I was looking for, in the price range I wanted to pay, and found it in my new golf bag. Additionally, the cost of the golf bag was cheaper because my brother and his family sent me two gift cards from Golf Town for my last birthday, thanks Ed.

After 10 years, it was time for a new golf bag. I will not get rid of my old one, but I plan on exchanging it tomorrow. I am excited to use my new Mizuno golf bag, I am sure it is going to be fantastic. On a side note, I was very happy that the Mizuno bag matches my irons and hybrids. 😉

I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!

8 thoughts on “Buying A New Golf Bag

  1. Jim, sharp. Love the camo look! I’m ready for a new bag after a major equipment failure with a Calloway model I bought two years ago. I’ll stick with their equipment but never again with a bag. Will definitely check out Sun Mountain. Thanks!

    Brian

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  2. That’s a very nice bag you chose. Not the lightest option out there though. But still lighter than my old staff bag is/was. I replaced mine earlier this year with a Datek bag. It has most of the things your new bag has, but it’s not as well appointed. But it does the job holding everything I need and even does as good a job keeping my water cold as the old staff bag did. And it’s much lighter. I went with a solid dark grey. Figured my clubs are all blacked out, might as well keep the dark theme. Besides, it was that color or nothing. I paid under 100 for it at a clearance sale.

    I went to what I thought was a little golf shop just outside a local fleamarket. It turned out to be bigger than I expected. It’s not stuffed full of brand new name brand club sets, it more geared to old clubs than new. There are a few new ones there though. And everything else you could think of. Gear and gadgets. An entire wall of golf gloves with name brands next to off brands. It was a little crazy actually. Used golf balls cleaned, likely painted and sold by the dozen in matched sets in egg cartons. All kinds of grips, and ferrules and really everything except full lines of new clubs. Plenty of used sets though. And a very nicely appointed area staffed with club fitters. They were all busy working on peoples clubs in there which was interesting to watch for a few minutes. I ended up running across the bag while I was there and bought it just for something lighter to push. So far it’s been just that. It’s done the job well. I hope yours does the same for you.

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