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I have SunMountain C130 that's about 5 years old, I'm itching to get a new one, but hard to justify, the thing has just held up too damn well 🙂   I mean, with a good cleaning, it practically looks new.

Driver:   :honma: TR20 10.5*

Fairway: :callaway-small: Epic Speed 5w

Hybrid:   :callaway-small: Epic 4h 23* 

Irons:    :mizuno-small: JPX900 Hot Metal 5-GW

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: CBX2 52* 56* 60*

Putter:  :mizuno-small:M Craft Type V

Ball:   :bridgestone-small: Tour BXS

 

 

 

 

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I've never worn a bag out.  I tend to buy a new, matching staff bag whenever I buy a new set of irons.  I get new irons about every 3-4 years, so I have a garage full of nice staff bags and matching irons.  I do have a couple carry bags that don't get much use, normally use them when travelling or when going to a club that has caddies (they appreciate it).  I bet I have 20 like new bags in my garage... 

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EPIC Driver, EPIC 3 Wood, EPIC hybrid, Adams irons, Callaway wedges, Scotty putter and Titleist ball.

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I've changed once in 10 years, maybe 4 years ago, when the bag I got when I took up the game fell apart. I do have 2 "spare" bags, one an old Ping that holds my backup/spare clubs, and a 14-way cart bag my father gave to my son but he doesn't use so that may end up being another storage bag. 

In my  :wilson_staff_small:  carry bag:
:callaway-small: Mavrik Max 10.5* R Flex Evenflow RipTide
:cleveland-small: Hy-Wood
:cleveland-small: Launcher 5h
:wilson_staff_small: D7 6i-GW
:cleveland-small: CBX 54* & 58*
:cleveland-small: Huntington Beach #10
:bridgestone-small: e12 Contact
 

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Every 1.5 to 2 years usually. Although I have different variations of bags that I may go to depending on the situation, location and season.

In the bag: Playing --- TaylorMade  STEALTH Plus 9.0 driver w/Fujikura Ventus TR Blue 6S. 3wd TM SIM (set @ 16*) with Fuji Atmos Blue Tour Spec 7S. 5 wd TM SIM w/Fujikura Speeder 857TR-S (Japan made) (set @18.5*). HyBrids-Cleveland Hi-Bore #1 (16* plays like 2-Iron) W/Fuji-S Tipped 1/2"., SIM-2 Max #3* with Ventus HB Velocore 8-S,  SIM Max #4 (set @ 21.5* w/ Fuji Atmos HB Black Tour Spec 9S,  Irons TM P770 4-8i, TM P7MC 9i & PW all w/Fuji Pro 95i-S. SW Cleveland RTX-4 52/10 bent to-to 53/11* w/Dynamic Gold TOUR Issue S-400, LW- TM Hi-Toe 58 Modified-grind bent to 59* w/Black Dynamic Gold 105 S300, Putter-- BOBBY GRACE Night&Day-Custom, "M.Coz-Bandsaw Prototype". Ball TaylorMade 2021 TP5X.
 Alternates in the 5wd, Hybrids depending on what part of the country, course, climate, and conditions.e M.Coz variation.

 

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Cart bags usually lasted me 8 or 9 seasons. I've had 2 that were crushed on flights and were replaced sooner. Stand bags seem to have issues after about 5 or 6 seasons. After 45 some years of golf I know I've bought fewer than 7 or 8 bags. 

 

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When they wear out.  I have four Titleist bags; 2 tour mid size bags ( black/white, black), and one lightweight carry bag that I take when I fly to an event (it fits in my SKB hardcase travel bag) and on new cart 14 bag.  Unfortunatelay, due to health issues can no longer walk and play golf.  Dr say take a cart and have fun.  When I drive to a TT event I take my black mid size bag which also has a Team Titleist Ambassador bad tag on it.  I had a Titleist Folds of Honor Tour bag but it has a new home in N Carolina with a retired marine major friend of mine.     IMG_5343.JPG

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DRIVER - TSi3 10.75* - Fujikura Speeder 661 TR S   

FAIRWAY - TSi2 15.75* - Fujikura Motore Speeder VC 6.1 S

HYBRID - 816H1 19.0* - Fujikura Motore Speeder HB 8.8 Tour Spec S

HYBRID - 818H1 23.0* - Fujikura Motore Speeder HB 8.8 Tour Spec S

IRONS - T300 (2019) - 5-W - True Temper AMT Red 107g-95gm R300

WEDGES - VOKEY SM9 - 52.08F, 56.10S - True Temper AMT Red 94gm R300                                      Backup Wedge - VOKEY SM7 - 58.12D (Snow flaked "Z" ) - N.S. PRO 950GH R300       

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GOLF BALL - TITLEIST - Prov1 #8 w/ blue Z 

GOLF BAG - TITLEIST - Black Cart 14 and Midsize Tour Bag Black/Black/Red w/name and TT logo 

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I carry my bag and wear them out in about 6 months - so that ends up as my general replacement rate. Though i did manage to go through three last year.

Ping g410 LST

Titleist 917f2 5 wood

Titleist H1 21d hybrid

Titleist u100 4 iron

Ping i500 5 - PW

Vokey SM8 52, 56, 60

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On 4/4/2021 at 10:06 AM, Middler said:

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? 😆

8-12 years, I have 1 carry bag and 1 cart bag.

Driver - Titleist TSi3 9.0  (Ventus Blue 6S)

3 wood - TaylorMade SIM2 MAX  15 (Ventus Blue 6S)

5 wood - TaylorMade SIM2 MAX 18 (Ventus Blue 6S)

Irons - Mizuno JPX 921 Tour 4-PW (DG X100)

Wedges - Titleist Vokey SM9 50F (DG X100), 54D (DG S400) & 58M (DG S400)

Putter - Titleist Scotty Cameron - Phantom X 11.5

Ball - Titleist Pro V1

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Replaced my 10+ year old stand bag last summer.  Bag before that lasted about 9 years.  My replacement event is usually triggered by the internal dividers breaking down which winds up having club shafts getting twisted up when carrying or the top cuff of the bag wearing out.  Have had good luck with zippers and the stand mechanisms.  

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On 4/4/2021 at 3:25 PM, LeftyHawk said:

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!!

Chris

Since I build my own clubs, I replace the bag when I build a new set.

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For me it is all about the zippers.  When the zippers start to break the bag gets replaced.  My current bag is on 4 years it has a magnetic ball pocket and that is the pocket that I keep most of the often used stuff in like the rangefinder.

Driver: Titleist TSR 3 10* Accra Tour Z TZ6 55 M3 pure 

Fairways: Callaway Rouge 15*  Accra FX 2.0-100F M3 pure  

Hybrid: Callaway Maverick 4&5 Hybrids Accra FX 2.0-100H60 M3 pure  

Irons:  PXG Gen 3 0311 P 6-P  Fujikura Pro 75 pure

Wedges: Cleveland CBX 2 50*, Taylormade MG 3 Tiger grind 56 bent to 54* & Renegar RxF  58*

Chipper: Cleveland Smart Sole C 46*  Great for just off the greens in the rough 

Putter: Positive Putter's custom P2 (think Edel putter meets Heavy Putter)

Ball: Pro V1, Left Dot if I can get them Testing the Srixon Z-Star divide ball

All clubs have Winn Dri-Tac Wraps oversized

 

 

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I struggling to remember when I bought a new bag. It may have been in 2015. It replaced a TaylorMade Durango bag that was jus a bit too small for my liking. I have a TaylorMade Supreme Hybrid Stand Bag and has held up extremely well. It’s sits really nicely on my Clicgear cart. 

Ping CB-P226 Hoofer Cart Bag

Ping G400 Max 10.5° w/Ping Alta CB

PXG 0341 3 wood 15° w/Project X Even Flow Blue

PXG 0211 19° Hybrid w/Project X Even Flow Riptide 

Ping G410 Crossover 23° w/Mitsubishi Tensei Blue

PXG 0211 5 - GW w/True Temper Elevate 95

Callaway MD3 54°/12° S Grind w/True Temper Dynamic Gold

Callaway MD3 58°/09° W Grind w/True Temper Dynamic Gold

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I replace mine about every five years as they are looking pretty sad by then. This is my third Sun Mountain C-130 that I use mostly with a push cart twice a week at minimum. I also have a Sun Mountain stand bag that I keep in my SKB hard travel case for use on trips. It must be 12-15 years old, but has only been used 15-20 times.

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On 4/5/2021 at 8:19 AM, Middler said:

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.

I like the maxfli carry cart stand bag and the price is beautiful. Don’t like paying a lot of extra money for a name

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