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Staff bags are great. Why ?. Because although they due in fact have pockets and room for anything you want to bring with you, more importantly they have either a 10" or 10.5 inch top which means no jamming of those expensive clubs into your bag anymore and they are made of the best materials which means they last forever. Guys will advocate cart or carry bags, but neglect to tell you their buying a new one every 4 to 5 years whereas the Staff will last you 15 to 20 years. I will grant you that with all the logos they will draw some attention so here's an idea for ya. Buy the Burton staff bag online for $250. It's all black with no logos. So you have the best of both worlds. A big bag without the loud logo's your paranoid will draw attention to you. And your buddys are spending $129 every 5 years for thier stand bags while your bag is better all around, bought only once and it last 20 years. I know a lot of golfers (my brother included) who seem to think thier noble becasue they walk and carry their bag. The problem is that for the over 50 crowd. thier legs and shoulders are tired on the back nine and thats where you take them down bro !
oh, and p.s.You could today buy a Calloway staff RzarX bag for $199 (if you don't mind the logo's) online. Think about that the next time your at the store thinking about plopping down $99 to $179 for that cart or stand bag. GOLF is YOUR time. Do what YOU want to do. I started in the game caddying in 1971. I know what I am talking about.
Their mid-size staff bag is a really nice bag. I think it looks great and it's small enough that it doesn't weigh a ton and it fits well on a cart. I seriously considered buying that bag at one time but I don't have any Titleist clubs (at least not currently) and that would bother me. However, I did recently pick up the Sun Mountain Tour Series cart bag. Like the mid-size Titleist bag, it fits well on a cart and isn't too heavy. I also like that it has a 15-way top, which is something I haven't seen on a staff bag before. I know that there are people that will look at my bag and make certain assumptions about my game, but I don't really care... I like that I have room for my tripod and a few extras, and since I don't walk, the extra weight compared to a stand bag is a non issue. For the odd occasion that I do carry my bag, I still have my SM Four 5, which is plenty light enough to walk with.
For those who are unfamiliar with the SM Tour Series cart bag, this is it: