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Sooo kids had a small accident in the garage this weekend and now I need a new bag. (luckily my clubs were not in the bag at the time)  I have been looking at two bags and wanted to if any one has an experience with either.  

Sun Mountain 2018 Canvas/Leather stand bag ( Link )

Asher Golf Members stand bag 2.0 ( Link )

Thanks in advance for your thoughts.  

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1 minute ago, prussell24 said:

Sooo kids had a small accident in the garage this weekend and now I need a new bag. (luckily my clubs were not in the bag at the time)  I have been looking at two bags and wanted to if any one has an experience with either.  

Sun Mountain 2018 Canvas/Leather stand bag ( Link )

Asher Golf Members stand bag 2.0 ( Link )

Thanks in advance for your thoughts.  

So....Vessel is a quality bag although pricey. I have no experience with the two bags you mention.  What interests me more is the substance of this accident. Care to share?

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 :titelist-small: 917 D2 9.5 - Project X Hzrdus Smoke Black 70g 6.5
:taylormade-small: M2 (2017) 3W 17.5 -  
:ping-small: G 4H 22 - 
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23 minutes ago, prussell24 said:

Sooo kids had a small accident in the garage this weekend and now I need a new bag. (luckily my clubs were not in the bag at the time)  I have been looking at two bags and wanted to if any one has an experience with either.  

Sun Mountain 2018 Canvas/Leather stand bag ( Link )

Asher Golf Members stand bag 2.0 ( Link )

Thanks in advance for your thoughts.  

I love Sun Mountain bags but that one only has a single shoulder strap - my shoulder aches just thinking about it.  Guess you could buy a replacement strap if you wanted.

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Sun mountain are great bags (I have their cart bag), but in my opinion PING Hoofer is the best carry bag. Super light, super durable. Water pocket isn’t in an asanine spot. I never have issues with it!

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I have been gaming the Team Effort Collegiate Series for a couple years, playing 3-4 times a week. It’s a cart bag with my college logos on it.....Go Big Blue! Ordered thru my pr9 shop and got it $40-50 cheaper. It was called the Bucket Bag a# it has an insulated cooler compartment.


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11 hours ago, prussell24 said:

Sooo kids had a small accident in the garage this weekend and now I need a new bag. (luckily my clubs were not in the bag at the time)  I have been looking at two bags and wanted to if any one has an experience with either.  

Sun Mountain 2018 Canvas/Leather stand bag ( Link )

Asher Golf Members stand bag 2.0 ( Link )

Thanks in advance for your thoughts.  

First I want to know what this accident was 🤣. I currently have a 14 way Nike Hybrid which I love overall but am starting to lean away from the 14 way top back to 4. I have been keeping my eye on OGIO Alpha Convoy, I prefer the overall look of the 14 way over the 4 way but time will tell, I am really struggling to pull the trigger on this.

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12 hours ago, prussell24 said:

Sooo kids had a small accident in the garage this weekend and now I need a new bag. (luckily my clubs were not in the bag at the time)  I have been looking at two bags and wanted to if any one has an experience with either.  

Sun Mountain 2018 Canvas/Leather stand bag ( Link )

Asher Golf Members stand bag 2.0 ( Link )

Thanks in advance for your thoughts.  

Both of those bags you linked are nice looking, they both remind me of a Vessel, which @joen mentioned.  I've never heard of Asher Golf, so thanks for that link, and the sale price on the Sun Mountain is insane.  I recently purchased a new Mizuno bag, just like the one @jlukes posted in "What have you bought lately" thread...but once I switched all my clubs and gear over to the new Mizuno bag, I realized that the bag I had wasn't in that bad of shape and I like how all of the pockets were arranged...plus I needed new wedges more than a new bag, so I returned the bag and got the wedges.  All that to say, the Mizuno bag is a quality bag and something worth looking into.  Ping Hoofer is also a very quality bag, I've had teaching pros / Callaway reps recommend the Ping Hoofer bag.

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Ping:  https://ping.com/en-us/shop/bags/carry-bags/hoofer 

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I like that Asher bag! Never heard of that company.

I have always used Sun Mountain in the past. They have great quality and customer service.

 I would want a double strap, but that canvas bag looks great.

 I just picked up another Sun Mountain 2.5+ bag. If I saw that sale price on the canvas bag, I would have bought that!

 

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I agree with @joen regarding Vessel.  Heard good things about Sun Mountain too.  I guess it depends on how much you intend to invest in your bag.  I'd also check out the latest Ping stand bags too.

a. Ladies Flex/10-12 degrees loft/25"-27" (male equivalent)

b. Adjustable/Ladies Flex (male equivalent)

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After playing in the rain yesterday, and always thinking it’s dumb that the companies have us keep the rain cover in our apparel pocket, I’d be buying the 2020 Hoofer JUST because they finally have the hood stored in the HIP PAD!!! Now it no longer takes up unnecessary room !

Yep, and the colors are silly good!

 

 

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After playing in the rain yesterday, and always thinking it’s dumb that the companies have us keep the rain cover in our apparel pocket, I’d be buying the 2020 Hoofer JUST because they finally have the hood stored in the HIP PAD!!! Now it no longer takes up unnecessary room !
Yep, and the colors are silly good!
 
 
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I love this bag. I have a Sun Mountain speedcart with a sync bag that i used and loved until i got this little thing. I would so much rather carry this so far. I just cant take my clubs out. While a full bag does lend to a bit of tangling, if i take my time replacing a club and keeping it organized it is just fine.


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PING. Honestly, they are the best and most durable stand bag. They don’t break and they’ll last.

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So I am down to deciding between the Vessel stand bag and trying the asher golf bag.  

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On 3/30/2020 at 5:42 PM, prussell24 said:

Sooo kids had a small accident in the garage this weekend and now I need a new bag. (luckily my clubs were not in the bag at the time)  I have been looking at two bags and wanted to if any one has an experience with either.  

Sun Mountain 2018 Canvas/Leather stand bag ( Link )

Asher Golf Members stand bag 2.0 ( Link )

Thanks in advance for your thoughts.  

Man that Asher bag looks great. I prefer the backpack strap because it’s better at distributing the weight on long days. You can always carry it single strapped if you’d like. 

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Looking at the two, they are both beautiful bags, there are also a ton of other brands out there that offer really high quality bags at the same price range, from the two you have there, specially if you walk a lot, I would chose the Asher solely because of the double shoulder strap.

 

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Ping hoofer all day. 5 way.

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On 3/31/2020 at 2:29 PM, M. Parsons said:

Both of those bags you linked are nice looking, they both remind me of a Vessel, which @joen mentioned.  I've never heard of Asher Golf, so thanks for that link, and the sale price on the Sun Mountain is insane.  I recently purchased a new Mizuno bag, just like the one @jlukes posted in "What have you bought lately" thread...but once I switched all my clubs and gear over to the new Mizuno bag, I realized that the bag I had wasn't in that bad of shape and I like how all of the pockets were arranged...plus I needed new wedges more than a new bag, so I returned the bag and got the wedges.  All that to say, the Mizuno bag is a quality bag and something worth looking into.  Ping Hoofer is also a very quality bag, I've had teaching pros / Callaway reps recommend the Ping Hoofer bag.

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Ping:  https://ping.com/en-us/shop/bags/carry-bags/hoofer 

@M. Parsons Any more thoughts on the BR-D4 bag? I'm a Mizuno junky so am caught between the ping and the mizuno. I have the old version BR-D4 and it's not great, the pockets aren't the easiest to access, the legs always need the tensioner adjusting and the should straps are not the best, keen to see any photos you have or more detailed thoughts?

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I went ahead today and ordered the linksouldier bag from linksoul.  I am also going to go pick up the Ping Hoofer lite from GG and then compare the two.  

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On 5/21/2020 at 10:32 AM, prussell24 said:

I went ahead today and ordered the linksouldier bag from linksoul.  I am also going to go pick up the Ping Hoofer lite from GG and then compare the two.  

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Got my hands on both the Ping Hoofer lite and the Linksoul linksouldier bag.  I thought it might be useful to others if I did a comparison review for both bags.  I also threw in the bag I have been using which is an old Maxfli bag that I got way back in 2000 I will be using this as a sort of baseline.  

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Weight

I mostly walk so weight is pretty important so lets start there.  Both the Ping and Linksoul are way lighter then the maxfli.  The Linksoul is slightly lighter then the Ping bag at 4.6lbs to 4.9lbs (the maxfli weighted in at 8.1lbs lol).  I was actually surprised that the weight difference between the Linksoul and Ping wasn't more as lifting both the Linksoul felt lighter.  

Dividers 

The main job of the golf bag is to carry the golf clubs.  duh. But how the bag divides the different clubs plays a huge part in how well the bag achieves this goal.  

Ping

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The Ping bag has a four way divider which extends to almost the whole bag.  The top of the bag is slightly bigger then the Linksoul which helped give each club a bit more room.  I found the four way divider to be ample and separate the clubs nicely.  I had no trouble moving clubs in and out of the bag.  Not as much room as my Maxfli bag and also I couldnt decide were I would prefer to put my putter but still plenty of room.

Linksoul

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The linksoul also had a 4 way divider but the top is not as large as the Ping and non of the dividers run the length of the bag.  I found the divider on the Linksoul to be a little bit difficult to operate with a full 14 clubs.  The clubs felt a little bit crowded in the bag.  I didnt have any trouble removing clubs from the bag but sometimes they would catch going back in.  I think it would work better with a different club setup then mine, if you had a hybrid instead of a 3 iron I think the clubs would fit better.  I tried throwing the 3 iron up with the driver and fairway but it kept smacking into the other clubs shafts which I didnt like.  

Pockets 

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The Linksoul has 5 pockets (its really 4 and a drink sleeve) and the Ping has 7 pockets (I would say its 5 a drink sleeve and a raincover pocket). Ill be honest this is were the Ping bag kinda kicked the crap out of the Linksoul.  The Ping has more pockets they are better organized roomier and just nicer.  While the Linksoul pockets are just pockets the Ping pockets all had little details to make them more useful for there intended purpose.  For instance the large garment pocket on the Ping has mesh pockets inside it and a key chain while the Linksoul is just a large pocket but its also the only place to put the rain cover so I would think throwing in a full rain suit and some gloves might be tight.  Which brings me to the single best thing about the Ping bag, the rain cover pocket! The ping has a zippered pocket under the back padding that holds the raincover.  It adds padding and makes sure you dont lose other storage space in the bag to the raincover.  If other golf manufactures dont copy this idea then they really just arn't trying. The Ping also has a ball pocket and range finder pocket while the Linksoul only has a ball pocket.  This brings us to the water bottle pocket.  I bring a largish double walled REI water bottle with me when I play so having a space big enough for it to slide in and out is important.  When I unwrapped the Ping bag and saw and full zippered pocket for the water bottle I thought "well this is going to be a problem"  But I was wrong.  Once unzipped it can expand and easily carried my water bottle. The Linksoul has a sleeve which was very nice and worked perfectly for the way I carry water.  I would still give the Ping the win here because if you wanted to carry just a plastic water bottle or an adult beverage it would fit in the insulated pocket and zip closed which is nice.  

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Final Thoughts

The Linksoul is a very good looking bag and would say that it wins on style and the quality is top notch.  I would say that the Linksoul really is not a lighter stand bag but a heavy sunday bag with a stand.  Nothing wrong with that at all, infact if you have a cart bag but want something to walk every now and then maybe with 9 clubs instead of a full 14 then the Linksoul is a really good option but as a main carry bag the Ping is just way better.  The most impressive part of the Ping bag is just how they think of all the little things, like a zipper inside the garment pocket that gives you access to clean the bottom of the bag.  The Ping bag is just super impressive and I will be keeping it. 

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2 hours ago, prussell24 said:

Got my hands on both the Ping Hoofer lite and the Linksoul linksouldier bag.  I thought it might be useful to others if I did a comparison review for both bags.  I also threw in the bag I have been using which is an old Maxfli bag that I got way back in 2000 I will be using this as a sort of baseline.  

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Weight

I mostly walk so weight is pretty important so lets start there.  Both the Ping and Linksoul are way lighter then the maxfli.  The Linksoul is slightly lighter then the Ping bag at 4.6lbs to 4.9lbs (the maxfli weighted in at 8.1lbs lol).  I was actually surprised that the weight difference between the Linksoul and Ping wasn't more as lifting both the Linksoul felt lighter.  

Dividers 

The main job of the golf bag is to carry the golf clubs.  duh. But how the bag divides the different clubs plays a huge part in how well the bag achieves this goal.  

Ping

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The Ping bag has a four way divider which extends to almost the whole bag.  The top of the bag is slightly bigger then the Linksoul which helped give each club a bit more room.  I found the four way divider to be ample and separate the clubs nicely.  I had no trouble moving clubs in and out of the bag.  Not as much room as my Maxfli bag and also I couldnt decide were I would prefer to put my putter but still plenty of room.

Linksoul

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The linksoul also had a 4 way divider but the top is not as large as the Ping and non of the dividers run the length of the bag.  I found the divider on the Linksoul to be a little bit difficult to operate with a full 14 clubs.  The clubs felt a little bit crowded in the bag.  I didnt have any trouble removing clubs from the bag but sometimes they would catch going back in.  I think it would work better with a different club setup then mine, if you had a hybrid instead of a 3 iron I think the clubs would fit better.  I tried throwing the 3 iron up with the driver and fairway but it kept smacking into the other clubs shafts which I didnt like.  

Pockets 

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The Linksoul has 5 pockets (its really 4 and a drink sleeve) and the Ping has 7 pockets (I would say its 5 a drink sleeve and a raincover pocket). Ill be honest this is were the Ping bag kinda kicked the crap out of the Linksoul.  The Ping has more pockets they are better organized roomier and just nicer.  While the Linksoul pockets are just pockets the Ping pockets all had little details to make them more useful for there intended purpose.  For instance the large garment pocket on the Ping has mesh pockets inside it and a key chain while the Linksoul is just a large pocket but its also the only place to put the rain cover so I would think throwing in a full rain suit and some gloves might be tight.  Which brings me to the single best thing about the Ping bag, the rain cover pocket! The ping has a zippered pocket under the back padding that holds the raincover.  It adds padding and makes sure you dont lose other storage space in the bag to the raincover.  If other golf manufactures dont copy this idea then they really just arn't trying. The Ping also has a ball pocket and range finder pocket while the Linksoul only has a ball pocket.  This brings us to the water bottle pocket.  I bring a largish double walled REI water bottle with me when I play so having a space big enough for it to slide in and out is important.  When I unwrapped the Ping bag and saw and full zippered pocket for the water bottle I thought "well this is going to be a problem"  But I was wrong.  Once unzipped it can expand and easily carried my water bottle. The Linksoul has a sleeve which was very nice and worked perfectly for the way I carry water.  I would still give the Ping the win here because if you wanted to carry just a plastic water bottle or an adult beverage it would fit in the insulated pocket and zip closed which is nice.  

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Final Thoughts

The Linksoul is a very good looking bag and would say that it wins on style and the quality is top notch.  I would say that the Linksoul really is not a lighter stand bag but a heavy sunday bag with a stand.  Nothing wrong with that at all, infact if you have a cart bag but want something to walk every now and then maybe with 9 clubs instead of a full 14 then the Linksoul is a really good option but as a main carry bag the Ping is just way better.  The most impressive part of the Ping bag is just how they think of all the little things, like a zipper inside the garment pocket that gives you access to clean the bottom of the bag.  The Ping bag is just super impressive and I will be keeping it. 

Worthy of posting that in the unofficial reviews chief nice work. Big fan is the yellow...and because Vegas vacation is fantastic:

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Been really happy with Sun Mountain, but I have read a number of positive reviews of Ping bags lately.

Driver: :cobra-small: Speed Zone 9* HZRDUS Smoke Yellow Shaft

3 Wood: :cobra-small: King Speedzone 13.5* HZRDUS Smoke Black Shaft

2 & 3 Hybrids: :cobra-small: Speedzone Recoil 480 ESX Shaft

Irons: :cobra-small: Speedzone 5-GW Recoil 460 ESX Shafts

Wedges::callaway-logo-1: PM Grind 54* & 58*

Putter: :odyssey-small: Dual Force Rossi II

Ball: Whatever I find in the woods

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For the money you can't beat Jones Trouper 

Most notably if u call them and buy one of their returned bags.

I got a true steal on a solid black one and like it plenty.

I could buy two PLUS of these for cost of brand new.

Although it essentially is 

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WEDGES: Callaway MackDaddy2 52*/56*

PUTTER: Ping Zing2 /  Anser4  /  Bobby Grace LoPro   / Bobby Grace Fat Lady Swings

BALLS:   :srixon-small:  Z-Star    :vice:  Pro +

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