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  1. It's hard to see if you run the cart top strap through to use the Smart Strap System straps as anti-rotation, I know you wrote that but black on black it is somewhat hard to see even in the sunshine of your most excellent photo! Great color coordination of your rig! I found one of mine I'm including that with the color really stands out and I agree, the twisting of previous bags made that feature one of the must haves that sold me on the C130.
  2. Derek / West Seneca, NY 31 per SwingU app Mixed bag: MasterGrip, Copperhead II, Confidence
  3. The cooler pocket a little larger, little bit pleated to hold objects without taking up space in the larger pocket it is attached to, and better insulation to keep the contents from heating up in the sunshine like it's an oven. Otherwise it is a sensational bag. I carry a small cooler bag (blue thing under the push cart handle) with ice block to keep granola bars with chocolate in them, and "sparkling water" cold. Photo also shows a way I found to hang "stuff" from the accessory tabs.
  4. When you come across something to add to the reading list, by all means contribute when you can! Thanks for reading and please share them onward, humor lives in the retelling
  5. A guy on vacation finishes his round, goes into the clubhouse and the head pro says, “Did you have a good time out there?” The man replied, “Fabulous, thank you.” “You’re welcome,” said the pro. “How did you find the greens?” “Easy. I just walked to the end of the fairways and there they were.”
  6. Totally cool stuff at the Goodwill bargain golf outlet as they often get experienced bags and such that miss the roadside supply dealers. If you get a chance to add some photos I would like to see your beauties with their battle scars. New is nice but used has added detail enhancements from doing what it was intended to do, would rather have a vintage functioning piece in hand than something that sparkles mounted on an untouchable display.
  7. Your godson is a keeper! Love that sassy attitude in the young ones, means they are tough inside and ready to learn as much as they can, and they don't crumple when you give them push-back. I'm usually accused of encouraging them lol and best part is you already have a song to work with
  8. Not usually moved by head covers but yours are outstanding, love the shamrocks and the shark head! I created this thread because those who are obsessed with golf as I am care enough to assemble something that means something to them and if given the opportunity to look at it like art, and come on guys, this is guy art don't try to make it like you're not checking out all the thingamies and doodads! This bag rocks!!!
  9. As an Army Combat Engineer who loved everything we got to play with, build and destroy, you know exactly how to turn a phrase to your advantage!
  10. Helpful tip: Push carts come with accessory tabs, those button looking things to hang accessories from. My Clicgear 3.5+ has 3 with only the standard cup holder clipped onto one. Over last winter I got a small top-zipper cooler bag with a couple strap handles and shoulder strap sewn on one end and a clip on the other, perfect size to hang under the handle. What I stumbled on was those inexpensive aluminum D-rings fit on the tabs perfectly. Another D-ring connects the shoulder strap back to the cooler after a loop round the cart frame to stop any swing fore and aft. Unless the bag is lifted it stays in place. Hope this idea helps others to get more out of your equipment.
  11. I've always been a Clicgear 3.5+ guy, the 4.0 is updated with bag straps and the upper bag holding bracket, and an improved carry box on the push handle. Sun Mountain Speed Cart was a close second when I was deciding which to buy (intending to go top quality for intentionally avoiding cheaper carts that might not be robust enough to go the distance).
  12. Very sharp looking set and bag. Nice set of photos to that really shows it all off well from head covers ready to travel to covers off for ready play!
  13. I'm surprised nobody has commented yet. Used equipment has the advantage of proof of product, either it performed well or was less than ideal. The problem is used clubs for sale without an opportunity to hold and swing them, and go through routine and hit them, there is no way to determine if they will perform for the prospective owner. The podcast mentions budget and that is the greatest factor in choosing to buy used with every conversation I have had, and collectors excel at these purchases. Some buy new clubs so others will perceive them as someone of means but in so doing extend themselves, nothing good in my opinion, except for the club making economy of course. I'm in the Americans middle class, living comfortably by economical tightening of spending to afford desired, and I will argue, necessarily things. With 2 in college my fitness is golf and though not well funded my focus on best deals possible keeps me playing, so used clubs fill my bag except for those from deep discounts and prizes. Both new and used work equally well for me, not that I have a golf game to brag about, but I get around the course usually with one ball and enjoy a round with a total score that proves I get more exercise swinging clubs than others do.
  14. The best part of this fine group of people, and I do mean MGS Spies, is learning all about things I did not know before. When I was looking for a new bag a couple years ago I googled Cart Bag Golf and the usual big names populated the screen. I may have seen Vessel but I did not recall it, what I just saw by searching Vessel Golf Bag Miura gives a whole new perspective on what is out there, what good looking bags and clubs!
  15. The MGS tag looks really sharp on a very sharp looking bag.
  16. There was a threesome of men warming up on the first tee at Pebble Beach when a very pretty young woman came up and asked if she could join them in their round. They said they’d be happy to have her join the group and she told them how she had always wanted to play Pebble Beach and what a very special day this was for her. When the round began it quickly became clear that she was quite a good golfer. She hit the ball beautifully and she showed exceptional skill in all aspects of the game. Throughout the round, she told the other members of the group that it had been her life-long dream to play Pebble Beach and to have a great round. She certainly was doing that, and after 17 holes she was at even par for the day. She teed off and hit a terrific drive right down the middle of the fairway. Her second shot landed on the green about four and a half feet from the pin — but it was a very difficult, side-hill lie. She studied her putt for a few moments, then she walked over to where the men were observing. “You know,” she said, “this is a very special day for me. I’ve always wanted to have a great round at Pebble Beach and now I have the chance to be below par on the course. This really means a lot to me, and if any of you can tell me the best way to sink this putt, there's thirty minutes of the best sex you’ve ever had in your life in it for you!” Well, the first man ran over and said, “You know, I had this exact putt about two weeks ago and I can tell you that the best way to putt it is to hit it hard about 5-inches above the cup.” The second man pushed him out of the way and said, “No way! I’ve had this putt many times and I know that the best thing to do is to hit it soft about 10-inches high of the cup.” The third man walked up and said, “Don’t listen to either of them.” He then picked up her ball and handed it to her and said, “That’s a gimme!”
  17. My bag is the Sun Mountain C130 Supercharged bag new in 2018 in Sage Camouflage color. I nearly bought the blue and black like my previous Persimmon bag but I kept coming back to the color selection and the camouflage just wouldn't let go. Camouflage was my thing for 3 decades as the longest and most successful career in my life was the Army National Guard then the Army Reserve from President Reagan to President Obama. I did not start golfing until my last year which is surprising from the number of colleagues who golfed and how every military installation has a golf course, driving range, chipping and putting greens, and a clubhouse staffed with helpful and encouraging pros. My quarters in the last 7 years were next to the courses, Fountains Green 3rd fairway at Fort Dix where we collected stray golf balls in the grass to rescue them before the tractor lawn mowers chopped them into certain death, and Trails West was directly between where I lived and worked. I borrowed clubhouse drivers for the range and I bought my own putter and became master of the putting green and carpets in my quarters, but that was as far as my game went and nobody was taking the bait to get me out on course. Brian Flax, the PGA Pro at Trails West GC on Fort Leavenworth, Kansas offered a how to golf clinic I attended and from the first class I was hooked. What sealed the deal was when he gave me straight answers to the question how to golf as inexpensively as possible. My mother passed on to me her gene to live for the best deal possible on anything and for me that includes all my golf gear and getting to play on course. The bigger the deal the better the score! Golf is for me my quiet place, a peaceful escape apart from everything else in life, it is my serenity. It's also why I am golf obsessed! These photos were taken 7/22/2020 at a VA Recreational Therapy / PGA HOPE program golf clinic going on every week until the second Wednesday in September. Golf is an answer to more than what to do on the weekend. PGA HOPE (Helping Our Patriots Everywhere) is the flagship military program for PGA REACH. It is a free program provided locally by the PGA REACH WNY Foundation to provide Veterans with an opportunity to learn golf in a fun and healthy environment and is open to all military Veterans with emphasis on serving those with physical and emotional disabilities who would benefit most from the initiative. There are currently over 60 PGA HOPE programs across the United States.
  18. Also makes total sense from the liability perspective. One strain injury for carrying , or lifting incorrectly (done it reaching for a piece of paper) in a "perfect storm" scenario would threaten a team's competition results (that impacts a school's image and fundraising capability) and who knows how that could translate to the sports injury medical insurance liability perspective. I'm sure a whole fleet of new push carts would be inexpensive in comparison to either consideration. Imagine if Sun Mountain struck a deal with a prominent school what that would mean for outfitting their golf program for example, or Clicgear, Bag Boy, or whomever.
  19. The Sun Mountain was my second choice that I took days over considering the pros and cons between it and the Clicgear 3.5+ which is kind of funny since I already had a Sun Mountain C130 bag. Welcome to push cart golf where there really is nothing like arriving and golfing with your own gear, and that takes the mind off what is on hand for golfing, so the game is the thing.
  20. I use a push cart now, got a Clicgear 3.5+ after reading the MGS review from a couple years ago. It replaced a pull cart that tortured me with the twist on my back to which side I pulled with. A combat tour carrying 60 lbs of gear mostly waist up, body armor and combat load didn't do my 44 year old body much good. Started golfing age 50 so my thick Rhinoskin and IDGAS sensitivity ignores those tiny opinionated people and I know nobody thinks they are cool. Some guys will ask why I'm walking while the kid (my Army brat son) rides a cart but he's just making up for the Power Wheels I wouldn't get him.
  21. You're going to set a new golfing chic with all that bling better wear your John Daley golf attire...
  22. So there’s this guy who golfs with his buddies every weekend, and his wife keeps bugging him to take her along and teach her to play. He finally relents, and the following Sunday finds them on the first tee. She’s never played, so he tells her to go down to the ladies tees, watch him drive, and then try to do like he did. She goes down to the reds, the guy hooks his drive, and the ball hits his wife, killing her. The police come to investigate, and the coroner says, “It’s the damnedest thing I ever saw. There’s an imprint on her temple, and you can read “Titleist 1.” “That was my ball,” the guy said. “What I don’t understand,” the coroner continued, “is the one on her hip that says “Titleist 3.” “Oh,” the guy replied, “that was my mulligan.”
  23. I have had the same experience with paring down clubs in the bag. Had a beautiful set of Adams wedges 52* Gap, 56* Sand and 60* Lob. Only hit them one season well, after that more thin and chunk than lofted and that's no useful tool around a green. Replaced them with hybrid wedges (Lovett 59* and Worx sand 56*), inexpensive enough on special discount to try them out and I don't have any problem thumping the big sole into the turf or sand for beautiful short lofted shots that do end up on the green. And the difference in loft is useful for me with my "old man" swing.
  24. I've always been focusing on the ball and what would work next, when I did have a 2 wheel cart I had to pull as pushing ahead the lack of focusing on it's alignment had it quickly out of line so it was not being pushed anymore. Nothing like the inline push to keep the back in alignment.
  25. Name and Location Have you ever used a GPS device or watch? Which one(s)? Current method of determining yardage 1. Derek Henshaw, Buffalo, NY 2. Does SwingU app on phone apply? Pushcart mounted gets lots of use. 3. SwingU app with Looper subscription for yardage determination, also distance stakes and markers. (or not distant enough relative calling out distances from his handheld optical rangefinder).
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