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  1. The reason it wanted to turn (prior to tour bag kit installation), is due to the off center design of the support (drawn in red), the part of the support shown in the bottom right of the photo wanted to slip inside the bag base's indentation. Golf bag and cart manufacturers should create a standards organization, so that every bag will fit every cart. We wouldn't be able to use this website if there weren't standards for how computers communicate.
  2. I did, and I did! The Cobra King 2018 cart bag initially wasn't a great fit on the Clicgear push cart. Cart bags have an indentation underneath. Where said indentation ends, there is a 90 degree angle to the plastic and that's exactly the spot where the bag makes contact with the bottom bag support of the clicgear. I was worried about instability as well as too much pressure on that edge, which could make it crack over time. For some reason the clicgear's bottom bag support is also positioned off to one side. Not sure why it's designed like that - I had to check that it wasn't unique to mine. The bag wanted to turn. Forgive me for using a picture from a different bag for the illustration: The arrows are the points of contact, before installing the tour bag kit. The rest of the support beam/rods bend down away from the bag hence doesn't make contact. With the kit installed the bag sits more upright, effectively moving the bottom support (drawn in red) forward under the bag about half an inch. Just enough to clear the edge. I have a sun mountain 3.5 stand/carry bag here that has a completely flat base. I haven't tried it but I see no reason why that wouldn't fit on the clicgear cart, especially with the "bag cozy" accessory for the top, so the legs have a place to go. So my experience is the opposite to yours. This is what happens when an industry doesn't work together to create standards. In Florida it's probably easier to find a golf store with lots of bags and carts, than it is over here. I agree it's the way to go if you have the opportunity.
  3. They have a solution for stand bags, called a bag cozy. The legs sink into the gaps. Hope you can get back to playing soon.
  4. For the sake of sharing as much info on winter wheels as I can for anyone finding this thread in the future, I should add that besides Motocaddy, Stewart also offer proper winter wheels for their R1-S push cart. I'm personally not a fan of a small front wheel so it's still clicgear + hedgehogs for me.
  5. The most important aspect would be how comfy the shoulder straps are, how well the load is spread between them, and how heavy it is, because I get some neck/shoulder issues every now and then. I'm in the featherweight category, so a stand bag + clubs + accessories + water is a relatively large percentage of body weight to be toting around. That's why I typically prefer to use a push cart, and why I focused on getting a better cart bag first.
  6. Hey Marv, thanks for your reply. I'm getting a Clicgear 3.5 which is somewhat notorious for being bad for stand bags - the legs can cause the bag to rotate on the cart. I wanted a cart bag to go with it for the storage capacity and I might as well go that route since weight is less of an issue with it being supported on a cart. What I was looking for doesn't seem to exist, so given the choice between practicality or tour bag-esque looks, I've pulled the trigger on the Cobra King 2018 cart bag. A bag needs to be functional, first and foremost. I'll probably pick up a stand bag later this year. My current one's bottom plastic crumbled into a hundred little pieces. The part it stands on, so now it's just a hollow tube. I'm going to need a new stand bag for when it's too wet for the push cart, or when I only want to bring a few clubs to the range. I'm open to suggestions. It would need to hold 9 or 10 clubs for walking the course.
  7. I agree, except proper winter wheels. They don't really, just the slip-on hedgehogs. Which you can tell from the reviews on that page, can be quite a pain to deal with. That said, there's downsides to every brand of push cart. I only found one brand (Motocaddy) with proper winter wheels available - and I'm not even sure if these are only for their electric carts or not, but if not I'd still be pushing a smaller front wheel through the rough all year long only for it to pay off during winter rounds not having to deal with hedgehogs, november through end of march. The months in which I play the least golf, obviously. I bit the bullet and ordered myself a clicgear 3.5+ along with the adjustable umbrella holder, a nice big canopy on a stick that I hope will fit in it (H2NO 68"), and a new cart bag (Cobra King 2018). Should be quite the upgrade from my 2 wheeler pull cart + cheap & aging bag setup. Dealing with medical problems lately so I'm allowing myself a bit of fun. Still on the fence about getting a spare set of wheels for the cart (€70) just to be able to permanently screw/glue the hedgehogs treads (€45) onto them. Means I could swap wheels before winter, and swap back after, without having to deal with mounting and unmounting the rubber treads to just one set of wheels. Getting them on, and getting them to stay on can be a pain because the provided mounting clips don't do their job very well. At least that seems to be the consensus, so most people use zip ties to secure them, and they still can slip off the wheels sideways under load. I guess I'll have to see how that goes. Thanks for the replies.
  8. I'm trying to find a practical push cart bag that holds its shape better than the ones made from supple nylon. I like the look (not necessarily the size) of a tour bag but they can't be used on a push cart. The only candidate I've been able to find so far is a 2018 Mizuno Pro cart bag which isn't practical. (No full length dividers even though it has a 14-way top - that's the worst combo, flimsy rain hood, cool/beverage pocket is smaller than 1 soda can, almost all its pockets are very small and there's no front top pocket higher up for the range finder.) Any suggestions for other ones I should be looking at? Note: I practically never ride, only walk (push/pull cart), so preferably no handle bar at the top rear of the bag because my wedges would wedge themselves between it and the bag. But I can always hacksaw it off... Plan B is a Cobra King 2018, which is made of flexible nylon, so not what I really wanted as it won't hold its shape like a tour bag would, and it's pricey, but at least it's a practical bag. (Perfect range finder pocket at the top, with zippered top lid that I imagine you can leave unzipped while push carting around.) Thanks for any suggestions.
  9. What push carts exist for which the manufacturer has winter wheels available? I'm having a hard time finding them. At my local course, winter wheels / hedgehogs are mandatory for many (winter) months each year and I'm looking to upgrade from my 2 wheel pull cart to a push cart. I've noticed that Clicgear seem to make the most reliable cart (source: amazon reviews) but they don't offer winter wheels, only slip-on "hedgehogs" to fit over the regular wheels. I've read horror stories about those slipping off, and being a pain to install in general. Not to mention the accessories are very expensive, including the bag for storage/transporatation. Further requirements: a strap/bungee at the bottom bag support is a must, and a deal breaker. A two wheel hand activated brake would be great. I don't like small front wheels, because they're harder to push over bumpy surfaces / rough where I spend a lot of my time. 😉 I know some prefer to carry in winter, but for me that's not an option unless I play with half a set of clubs. I'm in Europe, so any brands unavailable in the EU are off limits. Shipping cost from the US would be prohibitive. Thanks. P.S. I can see one alternative would be to buy a Clicgear 3.5+ and an extra set of wheels, plus hedgehogs and screw or glue them on. It's an option, but a very, very expensive one.
  10. Getting very off topic here, but the etiquette/rules exam I passed with flying colours. Then, another barrier to entry to the championship courses is to get your hcp you need a marker for your qualifying round, someone who already has a hcp registered. Well, my golf buddy didn't have one registered either. If the local club was more like a "normal" sports club instead of a restaurant with bar and a pro shop (a money making machine) it might have been easier to make friends with more experienced golfers. I even e-mailed the club secretary to find a marker. No members applied.
  11. ...as I wasn't allowed to play any par 4/5 courses without a handicap to my name, it's the way it works here. You have to take an etiquette & rules theory exam as well as play a qualifying round and obviously pay for hcp registration at a club. It's such a big barrier to entry that now my short game far outclasses my long game. Best I've done at the par 3 course is 7 over (9 holes), so you can work out the rest from there. I've only played par 4s and 5s a few times, and last season I got the "ok" from the local pro to use the championship course. I prevent this by leading with the hands plus a more sweeping attack angle. Doesn't mean I like the wedge. It's one chunky bugger. :)
  12. None means none, as in, never played a qualifying round. Planning to this season though. High for sure, but my short game's not bad having played par 3 courses for a few years. I own a high bounce, relatively wide soled SW and yes it's like cheating. You can chuck it down at the sand as hard and steep as you like, it's not going to dig anyway. I have no problems giving up some of that for increased versatility. I'm going to have to as well, playing a 3 wedge setup. What I dislike about the high bounce, wide sole SW is how it plays off the mats at a local par 3 course. Basically a bare lie but springy, so if you fat it a little, the wedge bounces back up off the mat and nails the ball with the leading edge.
  13. The video description says it's a 54 degree wedge. Point taken though. I just measured it using a protractor. 50 looks about right.
  14. Edit time expired, so new post: You're getting a decent amount of launch there. Let's say you add 4 degrees more bounce to the club you were using there. You'd then lean the shaft 4 degrees more forward to get the same strike (height of ball on the face), reducing effective loft and launch by 4 degrees. Following that analogy, a 58/20 off hardpan should play like a 48/10. Your potato camera makes it very hard to judge exactly where your hands were at impact. They look in front of the ball to me.
  15. Yeah looks like you got pretty steep on that, delofting it and reducing bounce. Wish you had hit another one with a club with a lower leading edge and compared how high each ball went. If the leading edge of the club sits lower you don't have to take as much loft off, right? You might even be able to add some. And even if you keep the shaft angle the same, the club with the lower leading edge will catch the ball higher up the face, resulting in a higher launch. It's not as simple as CAN you hit a shot off hardpan with a high bounce club. It's about how HIGH you can hit it, to land it softly. Edit: I want a mancave like yours.
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