Sun Moun­tain’s 2FIVE Golf Bag

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One of the great and un­der­es­ti­mated joys of golf is play­ing a round with the aid and com­pan­ion­ship of a caddy. Sadly, now, cad­dies are a dy­ing breed. Some time ago, I had the plea­sure of the com­pany of a won­der­ful looper named Andy at ‘pre-trump’ Turn­berry. He ad­mit­ted to be­ing just 70 years old, and said he had been car­ry­ing bags around these fa­bled links full­time since he left school at age 15. Andy cad­died just like his fa­ther be­fore him, and his own son, then 35, had also been work­ing as a caddy at the same course since he, too, was a teenager. There was not a putt on that course that the fam­ily hadn’t read. But Andy said his grand­son had ab­so­lutely no in­ter­est in car­ry­ing on, so to speak. The next best thing to hav­ing a great caddy like Andy is to carry the bag your­self. I’ve al­ways found walk­ing and car­ry­ing so much more en­joy­able than rid­ing. Not only does your body stay loose and your mind stay fo­cused on the game, but the sim­ple act of pac­ing the holes gives a player a much greater sense of the lay­out itself. Not all mod­ern cour­ses are suited to walk­ing. Some jour­neys from green to tee re­quire stops for rest and nour­ish­ment. But when you find an old style de­sign that en­cour­ages walk­ing, it’s best to be car­ry­ing a bag suited to the pur­pose. My choice is the Sun Moun­tain 2Five. In­cred­i­bly, the 2Five’s name is in­spired by the weight of the bag, with its dual shoul­der strap, all the pock­ets you need, and two-leg stand – all weigh­ing in at just 2.5 lbs. To ac­com­plish this they use ul­tra light­weight car­bon fiber legs, high strength-to-weight plas­tic bot­tom and top, light­weight ny­lon fab­ric used in moun­taineer­ing tents, and high-den­sity foam for the hip pad. It’s amaz­ing! The 2Five will never re­place guys like Andy, but when you’re do­ing the car­ry­ing, it’s the next best thing. www.sun­moun­tain.com

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