The new for 2018 Pathfinder 3 push cart was named the Golf Digest Editors’ Choice Best Golf Push Cart for 2018. It is smaller than the stalwart Sun Mountain Speed Cart and weighs only 16 pounds.
The article said, “Sun Mountain’s newest pushcart was built for ease of use: The opening and closing of just one latch is required to fold and unfold the Pathfinder 3. Bungee cords are positioned to secure your bag to the cart, and the supports that the bungees are attached to are adjustable so you can fit a wide range of different size bags on the pushcart.”
Pathfinder 3 is scheduled to be in stores in July. (Click here to sign-up to be notified when the Pathfinder 3 is available.)
The full Golf Digest Best Golf Transport story can be found here.
Sun Mountain’s Speed Cart V1 Sport was mentioned in Golfweek’s story about the rise of interst in golf push carts by youth and college golfers.
The article said, “Not so long ago, golf carts were almost more of a hassle than carrying your clubs. They offered no storage, tipped over on slopes, and would have to be dragged across the course on two wobbly wheels. Worst of all, they didn’t look cool. But thanks to recent upgrades and innovation, push carts are finally making their mark in the golf world, especially in millennials.”
The newest version of Sun Mountain’s category-changing Speed Cart® golf push cart, the V1 Sport, combines the most popular features of past Speed Cart models with new colors and graphics plus it folds and unfolds easier than ever, has an improved brake system, and mag wheels.
Click here for the Golfweek golf push cart story.
Two Sun Mountain golf bags have been awarded Golf Digest Editors’ Choice for 2016. For the category of best golf cart bag the editors chose the Sun Mountain C-130. The Sun Mountain 2Five was awarded best lightweight golf bag. Golf Digest is the #1 most widely-read golf publication in the world. The full story is available on-line here.
“We are honored and flattered that of the hundreds of different golf bag models in the market, two Sun Mountain bags have been singled out as the best,” said Sun Mountain Founder, Rick Reimers. “Our company’s heritage is in designing and building a better golf bag and it’s incredibly gratifying for our dedication and work to be recognized and awarded.”
Golf Digest said, “Advances in lightweight materials, strap systems and stand mechanisms …have raised the intrinsic value of (golf) bags. If designers make it easier to get to a pocket or lessen the load on your shoulders, back or legs, you’re likely to play better.”
The Editors’ Choice awards for best golf bags had seven divisions: Classic, Cart, Carry, Lightweight, Hybrid, Specialty and Sunday with Sun Mountain picking up the awards for Best Golf Cart Bag and Best Lightweight Golf Bag.
Sun Mountain C-130 was named best golf cart bag. About the C-130 the article said, “Sun Mountain’s C-130 cart bag has three handles to make getting the bag on and off a cart a breeze, and the reverse-orientation top makes accessing clubs easy. All pockets are forward-facing, and the cart strap pass-through allows the bag to be secured to the cart without the strap covering any pockets.”
Sun Mountain 2Five was named Best Lightweight Golf Bag. For the 2Five the magazine wrote, “The Sun Mountain 2Five is, as its name suggests, just 2½ pounds, although the bag remains highly functional, making it our top choice in the Lightweight/Ultra-lightweight division.”
Golf Digest is the #1 most widely-read golf publication in the world and the authority on how to play, what to play and where to play. Golf Digest’s aim is to enhance the enjoyment of all facets of the game–making its readers better players, smarter consumers and more discerning travelers, while also offering the kind of informative and provocative stories that fuel the unending conversation that is golf.
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. “
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.”
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.
A recent GolfWRX story listed the top 15 golf inventions.
The writer’s list (in no particular order) follows:
The Molded Golf Ball
The Lawn Mower
The 14-Club Rule
The Lob Wedge
We respectfully add some Sun Mountain inventions to this list:
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…]
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 www.sunmountain.com.