Best Golf Bags 2015 / 2016

According to Golf Datatech, Sun Mountain is the #1 golf bag company in the country so it stands to reason that many of the best selling golf bags for 2015 / 2016 are Sun Mountain bags.

Golf Datatech’s ranking is based upon the quantifiable factor of sales. Golf Digest Hot List, on the other hand,  is a more subjective, qualitative ranking based upon the expert opinions of a panel of highly regarded golf equipment writers.

Some of the top rated golf bags for 2015 recently recognized on the Hot List include the Sun Mountain Three 5, H2NO waterproof and Front 9 golf carry bags, the C-130golf  cart bag, and the XCR hybrid golf bag.

Every year since 2007 the Hot List has recognized the Sun Mountain C-130 as a best golf cart bag. Recent award winners are the C-130 cart bag with 14 individual club dividers and the new C-130 7-way with just seven club dividers. Both models offer sturdy top handles for ease in picking up the bag and forward-facing pockets so all pockets are accessible when on the cart. C-130 also offers a hidden cart-strap channel tunnel so the cart strap goes through the bag and behind the pockets instead of crushing or blocking access to the pockets. Some prefer 14-way tops, some don’t. Now both options are available. As well as a C-130 model with a stand for cart-golfers who like a stand bag for the practice range.

Several Sun Mountain bags were recognized as the best golf carry / stand bags. The ultra-lightweight Front 9 carry bag has made the Hot List the last two years. Golf Digest said, “This small bag earns high marks for performing big. The top is flared to make it easier to pull clubs out and put them back.”

Along with the C-130 cart bag, the Sun Mountain Three 5 carry bag has been a regular on the top-sellers list and in the Hot List. For the 2016 Three 5 the writers at Golf Digest said, “The increased mobility of the strap allows you to put it on and take it off with ease. The top of this light bag was also updated: there’s a slight flare at the top to make it easier to put clubs in.”

Sun Mountain’s line of waterproof H2NO golf bags remains popular as well. Long the top-selling bag in Europe, more and more Americans are appreciating the benefit of having a waterproof golf bag. The H2NO Lite was awarded Hot List Gold, there is also a H2NO Lite with a 14-way top and a cart bag model. For even lighter weight, try the H2NO Ultra Lite.

XCR is a new bag for 2016. Much like the C-130 S, XCR is a cart bag with legs. As Golf Digest said, “So you like to ride in a cart, but you still want to be able to take your bag to the range without it falling down. The solution: a cart bag with a stand. This bag is built to fit in your cart, but it has a stand, too. “

Golfweek says Golf Push Carts are ‘Cool’

The May 13 issue of Golfweek magazine’s TBX (Toy Box Extra) included a story about the continuing rise in popularity of golf push carts. The headline read “A Big Push in Popularity” and the article said that push carts are becoming ‘cool’ and showing strong market growth.

The writer, James Achenbach, continued saying, “….these products bear little resembles to the two-wheeled pull carts of yore. ….they are attracting a whole new audience of health-conscience players who want to walk.”

Our very own founder and owner Rick Reimers said, “Push carts continue to grow in popularity. The first buyers 15 years ago tended to be the more mature golfers and every year since we see more and more younger players appreciating the benefits of using a push cart. As a matter of fact, in addition to the use on the junior golf tour and at the collegiate level, there are over 100 Sun Mountain push carts at the inaugural U.S. Amateur four-ball tourney this week.”

The story included Sun Mountain’s newest, smallest and lightest golf push cart, Reflex. See the whole story here.

Other push carts in our 2015 line-up include: the Speed Cart V1 Sport, MC-3 and the golf bag and cart in one, Combo cart.

Sun Mountain golf push carts

Best Golf Inventions

A recent GolfWRX story listed the top 15 golf inventions.

The writer’s list (in no particular order) follows:

The Molded Golf Ball
The Tee
The Lawn Mower
Steel Shafts
The Stymie
The 14-Club Rule
Golf Carts
The Lob Wedge
Perimeter Weighting
Investment Casting
Metal Woods
Oversized Drivers
Graphite Shafts
We respectfully add some Sun Mountain inventions to this list:

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Hope for Warriors

We all know that Martin Kaymer was the banner-to-banner leader and winner of the 2014 U.S. Open with an impressive show of skill and calm under pressure. This 114th running of the US Open also had special meaning for eight Marines who possess these same qualities. [Read more…]

Holiday Gifts for Golfers

Forbes writer Larry Olmsted penned the Best Holiday Gifts for Golfers and included the Sun Mountain ClubGlider golf travel bag.

Here’s what he said about ClubGlider –

“Anyone who flies to play golf, even just once or twice a year, will greatly appreciate a high quality travel bag (especially since the airlines, not exactly known for tender handling, typically waive blame for damage to golf clubs). I fly for golf more than a dozen times a year, and I’ve tried just about every top brand on the market, and for years I have used the ClubGlider from Sun Mountain. I recommended it last season, but for 2014 the new version is markedly better. Mine is about five years old and I just tested a new one they sent and it is significantly lighter – about three pounds – yet with better padding around the club heads, more effective tightening straps and easier to access side pockets. But the ClubGlider keeps its major advantage, the unique innovation of retractable legs with wheels, which makes it roll much, much better than other versions – it becomes upright on four wheels and you can even push it. This is especially great in airport check-in lines when everyone else is kicking or dragging their bag a few feet each time the line moves. You don’t have to use the extra legs and it still rolls fine when pulled behind you….”

For 2014, ClubGlider is available in four models: Pro, Meridian, Journey and the new Tour Series. See them all at

New for 2014 Speed Cart V1 Sport Golf Push Cart

The Sun Mountain Speed Cart® golf push cart is one of the most revolutionary products in golf. Three-wheeled, ergonomically efficient folding push carts did not exist prior to Sun Mountain’s invention of Speed Cart in 1999.

Sun Mountain Speed Cart V1 Golf Push Cart from Sun Mountain Sports, Inc. on Vimeo.

The beauty of a push a cart versus the old-fashioned pull cart is that the ergonomic and adjustable handle positions arms and shoulders in their most natural position and pushing takes advantage of the forward momentum of walking.

With the new E-Z Latch System, Speed Cart’s patented design folds and unfolds easier than ever, and allows simple handle height adjustment.

The adjustable brackets secure the bag without straps.

The umbrella straps hold a closed umbrella while the umbrella mount secures an open umbrella to shield you from rain or sun.

The accessories tray includes a bungee score card holder, drink holder and a mesh headcover tray.

The handle-mounted hand brake includes a new pin system to more securely lock the wheels in place.

New synthetic wheels with sealed precision ball bearings and solid foam tires ensure an easy roll and require no maintenance.

To see all of the color options and to find your nearest retailer visit

Sun Mountain Speed Cart Awarded Hot List Gold

The August issue of Golf Digest magazine includes the Golf Push Cart Hot List.

The story says that the editors’ tested a dozen pushcarts and found seven that stand out. Two of those seven standouts are the Sun Mountain Speed Cart SV1 three-wheeled golf push cart and the four-wheeled Sun Mountain Micro-Cart.

About the Speed Cart SV1 the Golf Digest Equipment Editors said, “We love the roll of the big wheels and the brackets that secure your bag without straps.”

Regarding the four-wheel Micro-Cart the story reads, “This four-wheel pushcart is stable and surprisingly light, and it quickly folds into a compact size.” To put some numbers to these words – Micro-Cart was the lightest golf push cart tested, weighing in at 13.8 lbs. and the cart folds to the miniscule 52 cubic inches. [Read more…]

1000 Rounds of Golf in 366 Days

Sun Mountain Provides Golf Push Cart for World Record Attempt

Sun Mountain is proud to have provided a Speed Cart golf push cart for music industry veteran Jimmy Daniel who is currently embarking on an ambitious journey to break the Guinness World Record for “Most Rounds Of Golf In One Year.” This is a spirited challenge to play and walk most of the 1,000 rounds in 366 straight days (with leap year), but the mission of breaking the world record is secondary to what he is hopeful to accomplish.

Daniel is using this courageous challenge to launch Heart of the Green, a unique, grassroots organization using the game of golf as a platform to raise awareness to reduce deaths from cardiac arrest and heart attacks.

It is the goal of Heart of the Green to take their campaign to 10,000 golf communities, courses and clubs where millions of men and women of all ages, all nationalities, in every demographic, visit every day of the year.

Visit for more information and updates throughout the campaign.

Jimmy Daniel pushing Sun Mountain Speed Cart in quest for World Record and campaign to reduce deaths from cardiac arrest.

Video: Heart of the Green


Heart of the Green Promo from HeartoftheGreen on Vimeo.

Improve Your Health – Walk the Course

Golf Fitness: Improve your health and your golf game; walk the course with Sun Mountain golf push carts

Numerous studies over the years have documented the health benefits of walking the golf course. Now more than ever, people are realizing that one need not sign up for an ‘exercise’ class to get in shape. The golf game itself can indeed be the exercise class.

A recent study on golf fitness found that walking a round of golf offers the same benefits as a step-aerobics class. Another study documents that 2 rounds of golf per week puts one over the 2,500 calories burned per week goal/threshold.

Sun Mountain’s golf products are designed to make walking the course easier today than ever before, allowing you to reap the full health benefits of playing golf. [Read more…]

Ferrero Carries Sun Mountain Bag to Victory at Teva Championship

Superlight 3.5, lightweight golf bag

Lisa Ferrero won the Teva Championship with a 6-under 207 total

Congratulations to Lisa Ferrero on carrying a Superlight 3.5 bag to victory at the Teva Championship presented by Time Warner Cable. This is Ferrero’s second win of the season and lands her at the top of the LPGA Futures Tour money list.

Ferrero took the lead in round one and never looked back as she went on to win the $135,000 Teva Championship with rounds of 66-70-71 for a 6-under 207 total.

Ferrero’s is not the only fan of the Superlight 3.5, Golf Digest awarded the lightweight golf bag a Hot List Gold earlier this year with judges saying that the Superlight 3.5 is ‘the latest chapter from a company with a history of smart carry bags focused on details’. The Hot List panel further recognized the new-for-2011 cart friendly features including a cart strap tunnel that ‘prevents the bag from twisting, while allowing access to all seven pockets’.

The LPGA Futures Tour is the “Road to the LPGA” for young women golfers aspiring to professional greatness. As the official developmental tour of the LPGA, the Futures Tour affords them a preview of competition at the highest level and awards LPGA Tour cards to its top ten money earners each year.