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Looking forward in the next few months to getting a vaccine and traveling again.  When that happens, I am thinking of getting a new travel bag.  What do you guys have and why.  Getting older so want something easier to maneuver than my existing bag with two wheels (and which does not have much protection).  Already have a a stiff arm.  Thanks for your help.

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I have the Sun Mountain Club Glider and love it.  Only downside is that it’s a little heavier than most travel bags.  The ease of use going through airports is well worth it to me.

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On 12/18/2020 at 9:57 AM, HAC said:

Getting older so want something easier to maneuver than my existing bag with two wheels

Aside from the Club Glider, I'm not aware of any bags that offer something other than the "two wheels" at the bottom.  I used a Club Glove, the smaller size, and its protected my clubs over 15 or 20 trips through the past 10 years or more.  But it just has the two wheels.  I don't find it to be too big a hassle, but I'm also not shy about renting a luggage trolley for ALL of my luggage, or using the curbside check-in where its available.

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:callaway-small: Rogue SubZero, GD YS-Six X

:vokey-small: 52, 56, and 60 wedges

:ping-small: B60 G5i putter

Right handed

Reston, Virginia

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9 hours ago, DaveP043 said:

Aside from the Club Glider, I'm not aware of any bags that offer something other than the "two wheels" at the bottom.  I used a Club Glove, the smaller size, and its protected my clubs over 15 or 20 trips through the past 10 years or more.  But it just has the two wheels.  I don't find it to be too big a hassle, but I'm also not shy about renting a luggage trolley for ALL of my luggage, or using the curbside check-in where its available.

Ping's bag seems to have four wheels (all on the bottom)  PING - Rolling Travel Cover and I think a couple of other brands do as well.  

  • :ping-small: G Driver 10.5 Aldila Alta Regular Flex 55
  • :cobra-small: S2 5 wood Fujikura 65 FW Regular Shaft
  • :titelist-small: H818 Hybrids 21 and 25 degrees Tensei ck Series 60 HY regular flex shafts at D4 settings
  • :titelist-small: 718 AP1 irons 6-gap Tensei ck Series AMC IR regular flex bent two degrees flat
  • :vokey-small: SM 7 Wedge 58 degrees M grind with 8 bounce Steel shafts wedge flex
  • :ping-small: Glide 3 52.12 and 56.14 with  Alta CB Red Regular Flex shaft
  • :cameron-small: Select Newport 2 putter 34 inch length
  • Golf ball :srixon-small: Z Star
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I travel for work / golf frequently. Most airlines will only pay for damages if you use a hard shell case. They have broken my hard case three times already. They did pay to replace it each time. Then I ordered the parts and fixed it myself. I finally gave up and went with the Club Glove. Last Bag Pro size. Been using that for over a year with no issues. You just have to sign a waiver because it is not a hard case. It does only have two wheels but it is not an issue for me. Actually easier than the hard case which doesn't fit in normal sized rental cars. 

This travel bag is pricey but I found a place in Canada on ebay that was selling them at 1/2 price. It does have the Taylormade logo on the bag. I used the money from the airlines payments to buy the bag. Works for me! I do recommend using the stiff arm you have. I also remove the head of the driver when I travel. 

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:taylormade-small: 5 Wood, SLDR 19* R Flex

:cobra-small: 7 Wood, F6 22.5* R Flex

:Sub70: Irons, 699 Pro's S Flex (5 - AW)

:Sub70:  JB Wedge 56*

:cleveland-small: Wedge, CBX 60*

:odyssey-small: Putter, Marksman Fang 35"

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14 hours ago, HAC said:

Ping's bag seems to have four wheels (all on the bottom)  PING - Rolling Travel Cover and I think a couple of other brands do as well.  

So it does, and it folds up nice and small when not in use.  Based on my experience with my Ping Hoofer, Ping makes quality stuff.  I guess I haven't needed to really look around for a while.  

@Tom the Golf Nut brings up an important question, does a bag fit into a car?  Most soft covers will, many hard cases will be problematic.  I've also read a number of accounts of hard cases being "sprung", bent just enough so that they won't close properly.  

You asked what we have, and you've had a couple of answers.  But what we should also have done was to point you at the MGS review of travel bags here:

https://mygolfspy.com/best-travel-bags-of-2020/

 

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:callaway-small: Rogue SubZero, GD YS-Six X

:vokey-small: 52, 56, and 60 wedges

:ping-small: B60 G5i putter

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Reston, Virginia

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13 hours ago, Tom the Golf Nut said:

I travel for work / golf frequently. Most airlines will only pay for damages if you use a hard shell case. They have broken my hard case three times already. They did pay to replace it each time. Then I ordered the parts and fixed it myself. I finally gave up and went with the Club Glove. Last Bag Pro size. Been using that for over a year with no issues. You just have to sign a waiver because it is not a hard case. It does only have two wheels but it is not an issue for me. Actually easier than the hard case which doesn't fit in normal sized rental cars. 

This travel bag is pricey but I found a place in Canada on ebay that was selling them at 1/2 price. It does have the Taylormade logo on the bag. I used the money from the airlines payments to buy the bag. Works for me! I do recommend using the stiff arm you have. I also remove the head of the driver when I travel. 

On my first trip my buddy let me use his wilson travel bag and an off brand version of the stiff arm .. get my clubs off the plane the the off brand stiff arm head cracked protected the clubs but on the way back I had to stuff a ton of clothes for extra padding and removed the driver head... I now own a stiff arm def worth the extra bucks .. We also put in to rent a huge SUV but we got the VW Atlas .. pretty big but not big enough for 6 travel bags and whatever bags and 6 people 2 guys had to uber it.. 

:ping-small: G400 SFT 10. KBS TD 50 Category 3 shaft 

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:cobra-small: F9 SpeedBack Black Grey Fairway 5 Wood   :Fuji: ATMOS Tour Spec Blue 7 shaft

:taylormade-small: 3 Rescue Hybrid

:mizuno-small: JPX 900 Hot Metal 5 - GW OBAN CT-100 Hard Step S Shafts  

:ping-small:   Glide 2.0 SS Wedges 54 & 58 

:taylormade-small: TP Red White Ardmore Putter

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3 hours ago, Nolan220 said:

On my first trip my buddy let me use his wilson travel bag and an off brand version of the stiff arm .. get my clubs off the plane the the off brand stiff arm head cracked protected the clubs but on the way back I had to stuff a ton of clothes for extra padding and removed the driver head... I now own a stiff arm def worth the extra bucks .. We also put in to rent a huge SUV but we got the VW Atlas .. pretty big but not big enough for 6 travel bags and whatever bags and 6 people 2 guys had to uber it.. 

Anything more than four golfers you need a Suburban or equivalent. I have seen all versions of stiff arm types break. Head damage or collapse of the telescopic mechanism. I made my own from a piece of PVC and a rebar safety cap for the top. It's indestructible, light and does the job.  

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:taylormade-small: 3 Wood, SLDR  HL 17*  R Flex

:taylormade-small: 5 Wood, SLDR 19* R Flex

:cobra-small: 7 Wood, F6 22.5* R Flex

:Sub70: Irons, 699 Pro's S Flex (5 - AW)

:Sub70:  JB Wedge 56*

:cleveland-small: Wedge, CBX 60*

:odyssey-small: Putter, Marksman Fang 35"

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Just now, Tom the Golf Nut said:

Anything more than four golfers you need a Suburban or equivalent. I have seen all versions of stiff arm types break. Head damage or collapse of the telescopic mechanism. I made my own from a piece of PVC and a rebar safety cap for the top. It's indestructible, light and does the job.  

Thats a good idea I should of prob built something but ohwell . and yes I think we put in for a suburban or something like that and thats all they had .. we even told the lady to give is the 10 passenger van and she looked at us like we were psychos ... 

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:ping-small: G400 SFT 10. KBS TD 50 Category 3 shaft 

:cobra-small: King Speedzone Black Yellow Fairway 3 wood Tensei AV Blue 65 

:cobra-small: F9 SpeedBack Black Grey Fairway 5 Wood   :Fuji: ATMOS Tour Spec Blue 7 shaft

:taylormade-small: 3 Rescue Hybrid

:mizuno-small: JPX 900 Hot Metal 5 - GW OBAN CT-100 Hard Step S Shafts  

:ping-small:   Glide 2.0 SS Wedges 54 & 58 

:taylormade-small: TP Red White Ardmore Putter

:918457628_PrecisionPro:Precision Pro NX7 range finder 

:cobra-small: Ultralight Cart Bag 

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I've had the sun mountain pro travel bag club glider, took overseas multiple times and to Fla more times than I can count without an issue. 

Only recently I found a tear in the bag by handle. After years of pulling wrapping inspecting etc, Im ok with it and got another. The unit moves with ease. is quite large and can hold just about anything .

Fitting into a truck is problematic if the car is small. a medium car it will have to go in at an angle. I drive a truck or a yukon so no real concern for me in that category. 

Driver - 44.5" 5.0 flex 10.5 deg ACCRA tour Z GP MCC4+ 1 deg closed

Irons - 5-pw, GW stnd length 5.0 flex same grip 1 deg flat. Type low medium offset cavity back, no diggers

Wedges - 56 and 60 tour grind wedge spinner and mcc4+ grip 2 flat 10 and 8 in bounce

Putter - 33" 3 deg loft 70 lie, lrg slight line slightly toe hang

Ball - truvis

Carried in a Sun Mountain C-130 USA bag - BE PROUD.

HC - LH but 85 is a good number, playing in Ohio.

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