It is true, Scotland does not have the best reputation for lady golfers, whether that is to welcome them or whether that is looking after their own. Big name clubs not making female golfers welcome have not helped this reputation for women in this must play golfing mecca. But Angus’ open doors approach is a sure winner for both sexes. This last trip to Angus, aka Carnoustie Country has certainly opened my eyes, it is an area one can go golfing but it is also an area to visit for holidays too.
SUN MOUNTAIN ULTRA LITE GOLF CARRY BAG
MATERIAL IS OF LIGHT WEIGHT NYLON FABRIC WITH 200MM WATERPROOF COATING
- WATERPROOF TAPED ZIPS
- BUGGY FRIENDLY BASE
- PATENTED E-Z FIT DUAL STRAP
- TRIANGULAR FEET
- VARIETY OF COLOUR RANGES
SUN MOUNTAIN GOLF BAGS JUST GET BETTER AND BETTER.
I FIRST REVIEWED A SUN MOUNTAIN BAG IN 2013, NOW 5 YEARS LATER I’M BACK FOR MORE. (2013 BELOW FOR INTEREST)
WITH SUBTLE YET FUNCTIONAL CHANGES THE GOLF BAG IS NOT ONLY AVAILABLE IN TRENDY COLOURS BUT HAS FUNCTIONALITY WHICH MAKE IT A GOOD ALL YEAR ROUND GOLF BAG TO OWN. I USE MY LITE WEIGHT CARY BAG MAINLY FOR TRAVELLING, BUT IT WOULD WORK EQUALLY WELL IF IT WAS THE ONLY GOLF BAG YOU OWNED. IT HAS BEEN USED IN BLISTERING SUNSHINE, IN COLD DAMP WEATHER AND IN FULL BLOWN RAIN STORMS WHERE THE 19TH HOLE JUST BECKONS! DURING THIS PAST YEAR, THE NEW BAG HAS BEEN BASHED AROUND THE LUGGAGE BELT, BEEN THROWN IN AND OUT OF COACHES, TAXI’S AND CARS, AND DROPPED MORE TIMES BY CARELESS BAGGAGE HANDLERS THAN I CARE TO MENTION, NATURALLY I USE A TRAVEL BAG, BUT THE CONTENTS DO GET SHAKEN UP AT TIMES!
MY FIRST MISTAKE WITH MY ORIGINAL BAG WHICH I USED FOR TRAVELING WAS TO GET A WHITE ONE – BIG MISTAKE, IT GOT FILTHY GOING ABOUT ITS EVERY DAY LIFE, MY NEW SENSIBLE HEAD HAS GONE FOR A COLOUR THIS TIME AND I LOVE THE COLOUR I HAVE CHOSEN, AQUA BLUE, NOT ONLY FOR ITS COLOUR BUT THE VERSATILITY AND DURABILITY OF THAT COLOUR TOO, EVEN ON A GREY DRIZZLY DAY THE BAG LOOKS SHARP AND READY FOR ACTION – MAYBE MORE THAN IT’S OWNER SOME DAYS!!
ANOTHER NOTICEABLE THING ABOUT THE NEWER RELEASE OF THE BAG ARE THE CARRY STRAPS, WHICH SEEM MORE PADDED, BUT HAVE A WAFFLE EFFECT TO THEM WHICH SEEMS TO STOP THEM TWISTING AS YOU THROW YOUR BAG ONTO YOU SHOULDER. WHILST I DO LIKE THE EXTRA PADDING WHEN CARRYING THE BAG, I AM NOT SO SURE ABOUT THE WAFFLE EFFECT WHICH IS A BIT SCRATCHY WHEN WEARING SLEEVELESS GOLF SHIRTS AS YOU DRAG IT UP YOUR ARM BEFORE IT COMES TO REST ON THE SHOULDERS, WHERE IT DOES SIT COMFORTABLY ONCE ON.
THE POCKETS ARE OF A GOOD SIZE AND WHILST BULGING DURING THAT IFFY SEASON OF WATERPROOFS ON WATERPROOFS OFF, THEY DO TAKE EVERYTHING A GIRL SHOULD NEED FOR GOLFING. THE POP OUT LEGS ARE STURDY AND SO LONG AS THEY ARE PROTECTED BY BEING HOOKED BACK WHEN USING THE BAG ON A CART, SHOULD LAST A LONG TIME WITH THE DURABLE MECHANISM IN PLACE.
A LITTLE VELVET LINED POCKET FOR THE BITS AND BOBS IS A NICE TOUCH BUT A BIT OF A NUISANCE WHEN YOUR HANDS ARE WET AND THE VELVET STICKS TO THEM AS YOU’RE IN AND OUT OF THE POCKET. THE BALL POCKET IS PLENTY BIG ENOUGH FOR EVEN THE MOST WAYWARD OF PLAYERS COLLECTION OF BALLS, BUT I DO THINK THAT THERE SHOULD HAVE A 2-WAY ZIP AS THE BALLS COULD FALL OUT WHEN CARRYING THE BAG IF LEFT UNOPENED. THE THREE WAY DIVIDER FOR THE CLUBS ARE OF A GOOD SIZE TO GET THE FULL SET OF CLUBS IN EASILY HOWEVER DURING WET GAMES I HAVE BEEN KNOWN TO INADVERTENTLY GROUP ALL MY CLUBS TOGETHER IN ONE OF THE 3 AVAILABLE DIVIDERS FOR EASE OF ACCESS CREATING A PICK UP STICKS MOMENT AS I PULL OUT MORE THAN ONE CLUB IN A HURRY TO GET OUT OF THE RAIN – USER ERROR!
WITH THE FRONT BALL POCKET BEING BLANK ENABLES EMBROIDERY OF YOUR COMPANY NAME, ALWAYS A GOOD BRANDING EXERCISE AND ONE I AM GLAD SUN MOUNTAIN HAVE THOUGHT ABOUT IN ADVANCE TO OFFER THEIR CUSTOMERS MORE REASONS TO BUY THEIR PRODUCTS.
IMPORTANT TO NOTE, THE WATERPROOF FEATURE ONLY WORKS IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE HOOD – MIGHT BE A SILLY STATEMENT TO MAKE, BUT I HAVE SEEN OTHERS PLAYING GOLF IN THE RAIN WITHOUT THE HOOD THEN COMPLAINING THAT THEIR CLUBS ARE WET!
HAVING A CARRY BAG IS ONE OF THE MOST USEFUL PIECES OF FLEXIBLE EQUIPMENT A GOLFER COULD OWN AS IT LENDS ITSELF TO PLAYING LOCALLY AS WELL TRAVELLING, WITHOUT COMPROMISE. THE SUN MOUNTAIN CARRY BAG IS NO EXCEPTION TO THIS, COMBINING STYLE AND PRACTICALITY
IN SHORT I LOVE THE SUN MOUNTAIN H2NO ULTRA LITE CARRY BAG AND WOULDN’T HESITATE RECOMMENDING IT TO GOLFERS.
- I have been in the golf industry for nearly 10 years and events for even longer and I just want to give something back to the sport I love and what better way to do that than to encourage others get into the game
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Arriving at the Sheraton Shenzhou Peninsula Resort we were greeted by lined-up smiling staff, a cool drink and a beaded necklace, before being huddled into reception where efficiency reigned over the check-in process. A large hotel which retains its charm is a tough nut to crack, the hotel has areas sectioned off for the bar, the reception and of course the variety of restaurants all available on site.
A Far Eastern beachside hotel with 36 holes of golf, the Sheraton doesn’t disappoint with warmth oozing from the staff and from the building itself as it uniquely embraces each visitor.
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As the holder of one hole in one already I wonder if I am getting a bit greedy and wanting more?
You may recall my post in May 2015 where I got another nearly?
Well I’ve only gone and done it again – another nearly – this time at the amazing Praia D’El Rey golf course in Portugal, a 109 par three stroke index 18 with a slight breeze off the sea on the left and a little mound on the right, I picked up my pitching wedge and knocked it slightly right, to maximise the mound. A clean shot, a touch right, a little bounce left and it started to roll towards the hole – closer and closer.
|Love this picture of Sean jumping out my pocket!
At that time, what does go through golfers mind? Is it oh no my bar bill will rocket with these fish I’m playing with? Is it a little heart skip and I’m going to get a hole in one? I can’t honestly remember what I was thinking at that moment in time, but I do recall my playing partners were jumping up and down – the odd expletive was shouted at my ball, then it stopped – the shouting and the ball as my ball came to rest less than a balls width from the hole.
No amount of jumping up and down, blowing the ball or wishing for the infamous gust to wind is going to aid it along; it was simply not going to happen; it just sat there menacing in appearance as sadness and joy swept over me equally.
One never really appreciates how close the ball is to the hole until you get closer; how many times have you attacked the flag thinking thats pretty close only to find its at least a metre away and you’re left with one of those tricky length putts to finish? The same thoughts pop into your mind but in reverse when approaching a nearly hole in one, oh its going to be miles away, but gradually as you get closer the smile creeps across your face as you realise the next shot is a sure gimme.
Oh well, in another two and half years I’ll give it a go again – or maybe even before, one never knows with the game of golf.
Good luck with your game of golf in 2018 and fingers crossed for a hole in one – for one of us at least!
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Flaunting in Florida was published in The Golf Business
I HAD FORGOTTEN ABOUT THE BUZZ AT THE PGA MERCHANDISE SHOW, WHICH I HADN’T BEEN TO FOR A FEW YEARS, BUT THIS YEAR I WANTED TO GO BACK AND TAKE A LOOK AMID RUMOURS IT WASN’T AS GOOD, IT HAD GOT SMALLER, NOT AS MANY PEOPLE WERE GOING AND ALL THE OTHER LITTLE THINGS I HAD HEARD OVER THE PREVIOUS FEW YEARS. SO OFF I TODDLE IN JANUARY REPRESENTING THE GOLF BUSINESS FOR THE FIRST TIME – MY REMIT, TO CHECK OUT THE WEIRD AND WONDERFUL PRODUCTS ON OFFER THIS YEAR.
AND I DID FIND THEM, THE WEIRD, THE WONDERFUL AND THE DOWNRIGHT GREAT IDEAS WHICH MAY OR MAY NOT SUCCEED IN THIS TOUGH MARKETPLACE OF EVOLVING PRODUCTS AND THE ‘NEXT BEST THING’.
HERE IS A BRIEF SYNOPSIS OF A FEW OF THESE, MAYBE NOT SO QUIRKY PRODUCTS BUT ALL NOTE WORTHY
POPTICALS – GOLF SUNGLASSES – NOT NEW, I’VE REVIEWED GOLF SUNGLASSES BEFORE, SO WHAT MAKES POPTICALS DIFFERENT? USING OPTIC INDUSTRY LEADERS CARL ZEISS NYDEF NYLON LENSES, WHICH HELP REDUCE WEIGHT BY UP TO 18% AS WELL AS COLOUR SATURATION WHICH IN TURN INCREASES THE ABILITY TO READ UNDULATIONS ON THE COURSE, AS WELL AS THE LIGHT TO DARK SHADOWS CAST ACROSS THE FAIRWAY ON A SUMMERS DAY. THEY ARE IN THEMSELVES GOOD ALL ROUND SPORTS SUNGLASSES, HOWEVER WHAT MAKES THE DOUBLE UNIQUE IS THEIR ABILITY TO PACK AND TRAVEL ANYWHERE IN A SMALL FOLD-UP SELF CONTAINED UNIT. WHICH MAKES THEM GREAT FOR THE TRAVELING GOLFER. A HARDY, PROBABLY NEAR INDESTRUCTIBLE HARD SHELL CARRY CASE IS HALF THE SIZE OF NORMAL SUNGLASSES CASES DUE TO THE UNIQUE NATURE OF THE FL2 MICRO-RAIL SYSTEM WHICH QUICKLY AND EASILY ENABLES THE SUNGLASSES TO FOLD IN HALF. AND TO TOP IT ALL – THEY LOOK PRETTY TRENDY TOO WITH A VARIETY OF FRAMES TO CHOOSE FROM. NO MORE LOOSING YOUR SUNGLASSES AT THE BOTTOM OF THE GOLF BAG, ONLY TO FINALLY FIND THEM HAVING SLIPPED OUT THEIR CASE, COVERED IN LAST YEARS BANANA AND SCRATCHED TO PIECES, THEY HAVE AN TAG TO ATTACH TO THE GOLF BAG WHEN NOT IN USE.
LINDEBERG – NOW IT HAS TO BE SAID THAT IF MY J LINDEBERG HIMSELF IS BEHIND THE COUNTER, AT THE PGA SHOW, THE MEANS SOMETHING -HIS PASSION FOR THIS WELL KNOWN CLOTHING BRAND HAS NOT WANED. THE RANGE OF PRODUCTS NOT ONLY GET A BIG THUMBS UP FROM ME, BUT A CERTAIN ADMIRATION TO THE CHAP HIMSELF. THE J LINDEBERG CLOTHING RANGE IS NOT NEW, IT HAS IN SOME RESPECTS BEEN MARKET LEADERS FOR THE MENS CLOTHING BUT THEIR INCLUSION OF A VARIED RANGE OF LADIES GOLF CLOTHING HAS ALSO CAUGHT MY EYE. WHY? BECAUSE THEIR SAME ATTENTION TO DETAIL AND STYLE HAS BEEN APPLIED TO THE LADY GOLFERS APPAREL AS IT HAS TO THE MENS. SHARP CLEAN LINES OF QUALITY MATERIAL WITH NO UNNECESSARY FUSSY NON-FUNCTIONAL BITS ADDED TO MAKES THE CLOTHING LOOK FRILLY OR LESS TRIM, IT IS ALL ABOUT THE CUT OF THE CLOTH. J LINDEBERG ALSO PRODUCE EVERYDAY LADIES CLOTHING AND THE THOUGHT PROCESSES BEHIND THE DESIGN OF THE GOLF CLOTHING IS THE FLEXIBILITY OF MULTI-USE CLOTHING, YOU DON’T NEED TO GET CHANGED AFTER GOLF TO GO AND DO THE SHOPPING, J LINDEBERG CLOTHES ARE SIMPLY CHIC AND COMFORTABLE ENOUGH TO BE WORN ANYWHERE, STYLE AND COMFORT ARE PARAMOUNT.
APPRECIATING THAT THE LADIES APPAREL IS A DIFFERENT MARKET, THEY HAVE DONE THEIR RESEARCH AND I WOULDN’T BE SURPRISED TO SEE IT OUT-SELL OTHER LEADING BRANDS IN THE FUTURE.
WEATHERMAN UMBRELLA – THE HUMBLE GOLF UMBRELLA – HOW CAN THAT BE IMPROVED UPON, WE HAVE STORM UMBRELLAS, ONES FOR SUN AND ONE FOR HIGH WINDS, WE HAVE DIFFERENT SHAPES AND SIZES AND DON’T EVEN THINK ABOUT THE COLOURS OPTIONS. THE WEATHERMAN UMBRELLA TOOK ME A LITTLE WHILE TO GET MY HEAD AROUND – I COULDN’T FIGURE OUT WHY I WOULD NEED BLUETOOTH CONNECTIVITY ON A GOLF COURSE AND WHY ON THE UMBRELLA ITSELF? IT HAS AN INTEGRATED APP TO GIVE YOU THE WEATHER FORECAST AND SYNCS WITH YOUR EXISTING BLUETOOTH TECHNOLOGY – THERE IS EVEN A LITTLE POCKET TO PUT YOUR PHONE IN WHILST PLAYING GOLF. NOW I AM NOT ADVOCATING TO GET YOUR PHONE OUT, TALK AS LOUDLY AS POSSIBLE AND DIAL INTO CONFERENCE CALLS WHILST PLAYING GOLF, BUT FOR EMERGENCY USE, IT MIGHT BE USEFUL?
TESTED IN WIND TUNNELS, WATER AND SUN PROOF THIS UMBRELLA IS ALL SINGING ALL DANCING GOLF UMBRELLA, AND MOST LIKELY JUST WHATS NEEDED IN THE GREAT BRITISH WEATHER – BUT I DID GIGGLE WHEN I WAS TOLD THE APP FOREWARNED ME OF IMPENDING SHOWERS – NOT EVEN OUR WHETHER MEN ON THE TELEVISION CAN GET THAT RIGHT!
A VARIETY OF THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE DOWNRIGHT UGLY CAUGHT MY EYE AT THE PGA MERCHANDISE SHOW THIS YEAR, AND I AM FOREVER CURIOUS TO SEE WHICH PRODUCES MAKE IT OR NOT.