The Sun Mountain Sports golf blog keeps you informed with everything going on in the world of golf. Find tips and hints that will help you get the most out of the sport. Learn about new product introductions and upgrades to existing golf products we manufacture. From revolutionary golf bags, carts and outerwear for men and women to stories from the various professional tours, we hope you will find our golf blog informative and interesting. We look forward to your comments and suggestions.
Sun Mountain Golf Push Cart Makes Walking Easier
Mike Bailey of WorldGolf.com recently posted a story about his first-hand experience using a Sun Mountain Speed Cart SV1 golf push cart.
In the article Mike asserts, “The best part about using the SV1, however, is that it brings golf back to its roots. Being able to walk from the tee directly to the fairway and the green is the way golf was meant to be played — not from the sides of the course and the cart path.” Continue Reading »
C-130 is Best Golf Cart Bag
Sun Mountain’s C-130 golf bag remains the company’s best-selling golf cart bag as it enters its seventh year in production. Every year the designers at Sun Mountain have made improvements and modifications but the foundation of the bag has remained constant: individual club-divided, reverse-oriented top; enough pocket space to live up to its cargo-plane referencing name; all pockets accessible even when the bag is on a cart; and light enough that it can be easily carried from car to cart. Continue Reading »
Sun Mountain Golf Cart Bag Gets Rave Reviews
The new for 2012 KG:3 golf cart bag is the subject of a nice review by golf equipment review website, ThreeGuysGolfBlog.com.
The reviewer states:
“….One overlooked feature that I think is equally important is a well designed strapping system for securing the bag to the cart. Specifically, when you strap your bag on a cart you not only want it to be tightly attached but also maintain accessibly to the pockets. This is where the Sun Mountain KG3 shines. You will notice that the bag has a slot on either side where the cart strap goes through.”
The new for 2012 KG:3 golf cart bag is light in weight (weighing only 6.5 lbs) but heavy in features offering individual club protection, multiple lift assist handles and pockets specific to the needs of the 21st century golfer.
The KG:3 cart bag includes a 10.5”, 15-way divided top offering full-length club protection and a separate putter well for easy access. The top of the KG:3 also includes Sun Mountain’s patent-pending three handle-holds offering convenient spots to grab with both hands when lifting the bag onto a cart. An additional hand-hold incorporated into the base of the bag offers an easy place to hold when lifting the bag in and out of a car trunk.
Graphics on the KG:3 are noticeably modern, in keeping with the new-from-the-ground-up design philosophy used on this bag. Color combinations for 2012 include: black/white/lime, black/yam/gunmetal, navy/blue/yellow, blue/titanium/lava, and black
KG:3 retail price of $229. For the retailer nearest you, call 800-227-9224 or visit www.sunmountain.com.
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. Continue Reading »
Sun Mountain is proud to be the official golf outerwear provider for The Arctic Open Golf Championship to be held June 28 – 30 at the Akureyri Golf Club in Iceland.
This unique event offers golfers the novelty of round-the-clock golf in the land of the midnight sun. The international event attracts hundreds of golfers from literally all corners of the globe.
Golfers will be wearing golf jackets from the Sun Mountain collection of thermal wear. Male participants will be wearing the Sun Mountain Long Sleeve Mock shirt with the Boulder Vest while the women will be donning the Second Layer golf jacket with the Alpine Vest.
Founded in 1935, the Akureyri Golf Club is the northernmost golf course in the world and currently has 600 members who enjoy the 6,400 yard championship 18-hole course. The Arctic Open Golf Championship was first held in 1986.
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Sun Mountain Headwind is a new golf windshirt that blocks wind, is so lightweight you barely know you are wearing it, and it even repels water.
Recently, some members of the Golf Partners Club tested the Headwind golf windshirt and here are a few of their comments:
I golfed in windy, drizzly 40-degree days here in Wisconsin, and this shirt completely blocked the wind — and the drizzle beaded up and fell right off. I was dry and comfortable and I didn’t have to do anything other than give a good shake at the end of the round. Lightweight and roomy, it’s as if I didn’t have the shirt on. The fabric is quiet also — no swishy sounds of cheap raingear. — John Wirtz
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Golf Road Warriors Take-On Scotland with the Help of Sun Mountain Golf Rain Gear
A group of golf travel writers under the banner of Golf Road Warriors set off en masse recently for a full week immersion in Scottish golf. Fully aware of the country’s reputation for unpredictable weather; the writers called on Sun Mountain to provide golf rain wear.
(The folks at Sun Mountain being equally aware of the likely mercurial weather sent golf wind wear, as well.)
For golf rain wear, the writers wore Sun Mountain’s new for 2012 Torrent. Torrent offers a new four-way stretch, woven fabric that first proved itself in the rainy weather of the Presidents Cup 2011. Continue Reading »
Every year it seems more tours are allowing the use of golf push carts in competition. The newest entry for the 2012 season is the LPGA’s developmental tour, the Symetra Tour. For economic reasons, players on the “Road to the LPGA” typically do not use professional caddies opting instead to carry their own clubs. The ability to use a golf push cart now offers each player another option. Continue Reading »
The 2012 Golf Digest Golf Bag Hot List is in the June issue and includes three Sun Mountain golf bags — the KG:2 and Three 5 golf carry bags, and the C-130 golf cart bag.
The Hot List judges said, “We tested 65 bags and found 20 favorites that can lighten your load.”
KG:2 is a new for 2012 golf stand bag built on the same frame as the ever-popular Superlight 3.5 while offering more pockets, more hand-holds and more style. KG:2 features a 9.5” oval, four-way top with full-length club dividers, three integrated top handles and a new lift-assist pocket handle, a cart-friendly bottom, and eight pockets.
The editors say about the C-130 golf cart bag, “Features include a 15-way divided top, nine forward-facing pockets and a lined pouch for a distance-measuring device. A slot lets the cart strap pass through the pockets without restricting access.”
The 2012 Three 5 is a lightweight golf carry bag that uses the X-Strap® Dual Strap System and Sun Mountain’s state-of-the-art roller bottom leg mechanism. Three 5 offers several cart-friendly features to include a cart strap tunnel, leg lock system and cart-friendly bottom.
All three of these golf bags are available now, explore all Sun Mountain Golf Bags.
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Need a Mother’s Day Gift Idea? How about a golf gift idea for this year?
Freebirdee.com suggests our Micro-Cart golf push cart saying:
Caddy for mom every time she hits the course by hooking her up with this ultra lightweight, super-compact push cart from Sun Mountain.
Links Magazine suggests a lightweight women’s golf stand bag for Mom saying:
Sun Mountain’s Three 5 Stand Bag is super-lightweight, and inch shorter than standard to accommodate shorter women’s clubs. Each bag has six pockets, including a beverage pouch and velour-lined valuables pouch, and incorporates the X-Strap dual-strap system (which also works as a single strap). It also works well as cart bag. Continue Reading »