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9 hours ago, Kevin Kratzer said:

Sorry here’s a side shot also.

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Love seeing and learning about new equipment and this one makes lots of sense!  The side view is like a solid traditional bag but the end view shows it is all business with club management.  Thank you for sharing this with us 👍 Now if only they would have it in camouflage...

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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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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: D200 6i-PW
:cleveland-small: CBX 54* & 58*
:cleveland-small: #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 16.5* - Fujikura Motore Speeder VC 6.1 S

HYBRID - 816H1 18.0* - Fujikura Motore Speeder HB 8.8 Tour Spec S

HYBRID - 818H1 21.0* - 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,  SM7 - 58.12D N.S. PRO 950GH R300       

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GOLF BALL - TITLEIST - Prov1 

GOLF BAG - TITLEIST - Midsize Tour Bag Black/Black/Red and Black Cart 14 

GOLF GLOVE - FOOTJOY - StaSof, Hyper Flex, StaCooler, Rain Glove

SHOES/APPAREL - FOOTJOY 

RANGEFINDER -  BUSHNELL - Pro XE

 

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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  (HRZDUS Smoke 6.5)

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

Hybrid - TaylorMade SIM MAX 19 (Ventus Blue 7S)

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

Wedges - Titleist Vokey SM8 54D (DG X100) & 58M (DG S400)

Putter - Odyssey WH RX VLine

Ball - Titleist Pro V1

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I haven't changed bags in  years .. I have 3 TOTAL ,2 WilsonStaff ( STAFF bags) ,  1 of the Wilsonstaff 100 year anniversary stand bag !!!!! LOVE THEM , PLENTY OF ROOM LOOKS ARE GREAT !!!!!

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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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Yeah...good points made....zippers are being held together...apart from that...ok.

My pro shop has some doozies...makes me think ????

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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: Callaway Epic Flash 10.5 * Accra Tour Z TZ6 55 M3 pure 

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

Hybrid: Callaway Maverick 3&4 Hybrids Accra FX 2.0-100H60 M3 pure  

Irons:  PXG Gen 3 0311 P 5-Gap  Fujikura Pro 75 pure

Wedges: Renegar RxF  54* & 58*

Putter: Bettinardi SS 28

Ball: Pro V1, Left Dot if I can get them

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. 

 

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Ping G400 Max 10.5° w/Ping Alta CB

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

Ping G30 19° 3 Hybrid w/Ping TFC 419H

Ping G25 4 - UW w/Ping CFS

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Callaway MD3 58°/9° W Grind w/True Temper Dynamic Gold 

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