What is a Sunday golf bag?
A Sunday bag is a lightweight golf bag meant to be easier to carry and typically smaller than a standard golf bag; intended to carry a limited number of clubs and the bare minimum of accessories.
The name originated back in the day, when most people observed the Sabbath and weren’t allowed to work on Sundays, including caddies. The lack of caddies meant golfers had to carry their own bags so they opted for a smaller/lighter bag.
A typical Sunday bag has a smaller diameter top, less club dividers and no structure, that is, no solid base and no side supports. Some have one rigid support and are referred to as ‘pencil’ bags.
The best Sunday golf bags offer the ultra-lightweight without skimping on features.
One Sun Mountain Sunday bag is the Leather Sunday Bag. It’s constructed from a supple, premium leather with a 9″ top and four, full length dividers. It offers a classic look with modern necessities like graphite shaft protection.
Sun Mountain 2.5 stand bag was awarded Best Sunday bag by MyGolfSpy even though it’s not technically a Sunday bag. It just offers the same benefit of a Sunday golf bag – ultra lightweight.
Sun Mountain’s lightest golf bags weigh the same as a Sunday bag while offering a full-size top, full-length club dividers, structured sides, solid base, stand mechanism and a full complement of pockets.
For the 2018 Sun Mountain collection of ultra-lightweight golf bags that offers the benefits of a Sunday bag, look to the 2.5+ and the Front 9.