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How often everyone chooses to replace clubs has been thoroughly discussed, but how about your bag? I just bought a new bag for functional reasons, first time I’ve replaced a bag (after only 4 years) that wasn’t simply beyond hope. The one before was about 30 years old, it was falling apart. All of my golf buds have bags that look older than they do, even when they buy new clubs they keep the old bag.

Do you replace your bag whenever just because, or when the old one becomes embarrassing?

The warden asked me if I could trade in my old bag as it’s in decent condition? 😆

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I would say mine gets replaced every 3-4 years. With all the in and out of the car and carrying/pushcart I tens to get the most issues with the stand, straps or zippers fall apart first.

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I actually have 3 right now, which one I use depends on if I'm walking or riding. As for replacement, when the bag gets to a point where it is no longer in what I consider "user" condition, you know zippers not working smoothly, holes worn into them, tears on the side or the clubs just don't slide in like they used to then I replace it, Sometimes someone at work is getting started in golf, I'll give them one of my bags to help them out, and it gives me a good excuse to get a new one!!

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I keep them until they die. Heck, my carry bag is a Ping Mantis and it's still in darn good condition. At 2 1/2 pounds I wish they still made it, I'd surely upgrade to a new one.

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Normaly I keep them until something breaks, cracks, or rips.  With my current bag this is not the case. I decided its just to big to lug around, especially on business trips. Currently using a Bag Boy Chiller. Love the bag and its features but its just not a great travel bag. Would be great it I lived on a course and had my own cart.

Its no rush but I am looking to go back to a stand bag but with a 14 way top and lighter.  I use midsize grips and the clubs just seem to get tangled with a 5 way top. I'll eventually come across a good deal. No interest in paying $200 for a bag. 

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I'm not one to replace bags too often. Up until this year I was using the same bag I had when I decided to get back in the game about ten years ago and the main reason I wanted a new one was I wanted a putter well. 

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I am on my second bag, got it last year. My other bag had for several years. I’m kind of in a crossroads. Don’t like my TM flex tech and am looking for something that works on the push cart better ( @B.Boston ping looks like it’s probably going to be a winner) but I also just got this last year so I really don’t want to eat money......

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My current Ohio bag, a Sun Mountain that's 7 years old needs replacement. The outside looks ok but the liners separating the clubs are torn and a constant source of aggravation pulling out clubs so I'll be getting a new SM when we're back.  I've got a new Bag Boy (cooler bag) for Florida and will keep that one down here. FYI I do prefer the SM C130 to my Bag Boy. 

FYI - no trade-in value for the old bag so it'll be on it's way to Goodwill asap. 

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If you followed me lately you’d think I need to join Bag-Ho-Annonymous.

But that’s just on the surface. I typically use a bag until it’s worn out or at least 5 years.

The first bag I purchased was an OGIO, my dad is still using it. 5+ years

After that I got a Nike performance Hybrid 14 and replaced that when I wanted to go to less than 14-way. 5 years

Then recently it was:
eBay OGIO - 6 months, warranty
Callaway HL3, warranty
OGIO Fuse 4. Would have kept this but...

#CobraConnect Speedzone Stand Bag

Decided that wasn’t ideal and have since had... 3 bags in my possession but returned them because they didn’t work with my Push Cart well or in the case of the OGIO Woode just had some odd design choices, even if I loved the top.

I’m not happily settled on the PING Traverse and will have this one until it’s worn down!

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I ride em until I start seeing black marks on my shafts from the internal dividers disintegrating. So probably about every 10 years.

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I was looking for a bag that would work well on a riding cart and a pushcart as I’m almost 50:50, most bags are designed for one or the other. I was going to buy a Ping Traverse as it looked like the best option on paper. Fortunately I went to a GG and put some clubs and a putter in a Traverse in both orientations and set it on a pushcart. Realized I wasn’t going to be happy with the (lack of a separate) putter well, and bought a Ping Pioneer instead - a better solution for me. I hope to keep it until it falls apart. And it has a couple welcome added features (magnetic pocket for balls and rangefinder, and a bigger insulated pocket).

The MGS Most Wanted led me to look at Ping bags BTW.

I had an Ogio Silencer and was perfectly happy with it on a riding cart, not so on a pushcart. And the tracks at the bottom that grip the clubs are overly fussy, just got tired of that feature. Great on paper, not as much in reality. Sad to retire it after only 4 years.

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Depends on my mood. My bags usually stick around for 2 years give or take. Usually also depends on what clubs I have and how I prefer some sort of consistency between club brand and bag if I’m not using something like a sun mountain 

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I've got the wife convinced that every time you get new irons, you have to get a new bag too.  And I won that argument...precedent set.

I explained to her that when she and I got together and that first night came where she ended up staying over, would she have liked it if I threw her one of my t-shirts to sleep in that my ex-girlfriend had worn?  Same with new irons...they deserve something fresh and unworn.

She didn't like the analogy, but it effectively communicated my point.  And it's a silly point I know, but if I can get some new merchandise I'm going to!

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I got a Cobra Ultralight cart bag 4 years ago and it’s a little faded but all works well, playing 3 or 4 times a week.

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LOL like everything else I have a gillion bags---- Just depends on what I see at the thrifts or Goodwill--- For one reason or the other I will get tired of a bag and cycle it out--- Right now I am using my old school Hoofer I picked up in pristine shape at Goodwill a few years back. Seriously it is the most user friendly bag I own. Love the pocket set ups. The reason I quit using it before was that most of the bag drop attendants around here do not know or give 2 schmitts on how they put the bag on a cart and tend to squeeze the crap out of it. The course I am a member at now the bag drop guys are the owner's sons and he taught them well. Kinda like the old sorta faded out blue with my lead taped banged up Macs in it plus my rusty 588 and Scotty putter. Kinda goes with my sorta casual image. I think the longest I ever used two bags one was my Old Mans last staff bag which was a Tom Watson Red Ram staff. I carried it until it fell apart. One of my Titleist Staff bags I used for darn near 10 years and it is battered but still serviceable. My vintage gear is now in the Jones bag----- Now like I told the guys in the Motocaddy testing the first outings will be all vintage with my Macgregor Green and White Tartan Mini Staff

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First bag was from the Thrift where I started playing golf on Fort Leavenworth (was writing curriculum at the US Army college there), a yellow and black John Daly carry bag that my son now uses.  Went to a Prosimmon cart bag (in my pre-MGS life) that was not as rugged as it needed to be for me, lower grab strap pulled out and bottom of putter tube on the outside had to be fixed, only used 4 seasons.  My current bag Sun Mountain C130 Supercharged (so called because it came equipped with a battery power supply and wired for USB power for keeping electronics going during a round) looks like it is going to be with me for a long time with its durability that has already seen four times the use of the Prosimmon bag and features that just aren't on other bags like the secure Smart Strap System that attaches the bag to a cart with 2 Velcro straps that prevents twisting besides assuring it's not going to fall off a riding golf cart.  I would buy another C130 when this one gives up but I'll be sure to let you know if/when that happens.

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I typically get a new bag when the prior one is falling apart so it is generally a pretty big gap between bags. Replaced my bag before last season and the prior bag was purchased probably 10+ years ago.

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I bought my 1st bag in 2016; I’m already on to my 3rd. The strap broke on my 1st bag(after 1 season) now it holds all my benched clubs and training aides. My second bag was a carry/stand bag that didn’t really work with my clic gear, so I asked my wife for a new bag for Christmas. She got me a Ping Pioneer cart bag, and it’s the best bag I’ve had so far.


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On 4/5/2021 at 11:18 AM, Getoffmylawn said:

I explained to her that when she and I got together and that first night came where she ended up staying over, would she have liked it if I threw her one of my t-shirts to sleep in that my ex-girlfriend had worn?  Same with new irons...they deserve something fresh and unworn.

 

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