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.
[singlepic id=18 w=320 h=240 float=left]Beyond golf carry bags and golf cart bags with the Sun Mountain logo on the pocket, Sun Mountain also customizes high school golf bags, college golf bags, golf bags with the name of your course or club, tournament golf bags, golf bags with your company’s logo on it.
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One of the unique advantages of Sun Mountain is that all of this custom embroidery is done in-house so turn-around time is significantly quicker than that offered by others. So whether you need six, sixty, six hundred or even a few thousand pieces for your event, Sun Mountain can do it quickly and easily.
All of Sun Mountain’s golf bags may be embroidered with club, corporate and team logos. The Country Club line of bags is designed specifically to maximize your customization options. One of the bags in the Country Club line, the Collegiate golf bag, is made specifically to be used as a high school golf team bag or a college golf team bag. Continue Reading »
[singlepic id=17 w=320 h=240 float=left]The May issue of Golf Magazine includes a four-page fold out section with “9 ways to put some fun in your game”. #3 on the list is, “Do the walk of life” and features Sun Mountain golf push carts with words culled from an interview with Sun Mountain Founder and CEO, Rick Reimers.
The article says,
“There are many important health benefits to walking, both mental and physical, and I really think it’s the best way to get the most fun out of a round. Plus, I believe that since you’re not sitting in a cart waiting and thinking about your next shot, you actually play better when you walk. The Combo Cart is a new product designed to help people enjoy the game more. It’s a combination (push) cart and bag, so you don’t have to take the pieces apart as you head to and from the course. The idea came to me while watching people expend a lot of effort in the parking lot trying to get their (push) cart and bag into the trunk of their car. I also designed the cart with a functional seat so you can take a mid-round break, and because I think a lot of people take a riding cart so that they’ll have a place to sit, I padded the seat and added a backrest. The Combo will hopefully encourage players to walk, and allow them to have more fun when they do.”
Prototypes of the Combo golf push cart were unveiled at the PGA Merchandise Show in January. Product projected to be in-stores this summer.
When weather conditions vary from season to season, or even hour to hour, layering of golf apparel is the answer. Three key pieces include a thermal pullover, lightweight golf wind jacket, and a waterproof golf rain jacket.
Sun Mountain has you covered on all three accounts.
A popular golf thermal jacket available in both men’s and women’s styles is ThermalFlex. Thermal Flex is a stretchable, thermal pullover constructed from a soft polyester shell with added spandex for four-way stretch. $89.
For protection from the wind, Sun Mountain offers the Headwind golf windshirt that blocks wind and is so lightweight you might even forget you’re wearing it. Available in men’s and women’s, in short and long sleeve styles, with a water-repellant coating, this pullover doesn’t just protect from wind but also a light shower. Layered with a thermal pullover, Headwind can protect from windy conditions in temps from the 40s to the 70s. $59 – $89. Continue Reading »
[singlepic id=16 w=320 h=240 float=left]The March 15 issue of Golfweek Magazine includes an equipment focus on golf stand bags (Bags under 4 pounds: Light and functional) with an “Ask the Expert” interview with Sun Mountain Founder and Owner, Rick Reimers.
What should golfers know about stand-bag construction?
The best material is some sort of nylon. The cheaper bags may be made of polyester, but it’s not as durable in the long term. There are some pretty good vinyl’s we’ve experimented with, but they tend to be a heavier material and are better suited for cart bags, where weight is not as important.
What is the ideal weight for a bag that is carried by a golfer?
The goal would be around 2-1/2 pound, but it’s hard to get a bag all the way down there and still be durable enough. In my opinion, the best mix of features, durability and weight is about 3-1/2 pounds.
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The recently released Golf Datatech 2012 retail market share report shows Sun Mountain is the best selling golf bag. This marks the third consecutive year that Sun Mountain has been the best selling golf bag in the industry. The report includes sales in carry bags and cart bags, at on-course and off-course golf specialty shops.
Ed Kowachek, President of Sun Mountain said, “We appreciate that golf shop owners and consumers continue to recognize our efforts in the design and quality of our golf bags and helped push Sun Mountain to be the best in the category. Good news within the numbers includes the balance we have achieved between sales at on- and off-course golf specialty stores and between cart bags and carry bags. We are not overly reliant on any one channel of distribution or any one type of golf bag, which is a very strong position for us.” Continue Reading »
Sun Mountain, the inventors of the first easily collapsible golf push cart, Speed Cart®, continues to update and improve its innovative designs.
Push carts offer an advanced alternative to the traditional pull cart by efficiently transferring energy from the natural walking position to the wheels, thereby reducing fatigue. Golf push carts take advantage of the forward momentum of walking and offer ergonomic handles that reduce the strain on golfers’ shoulder from reaching back for a traditional, two-wheeled pull cart. Further, golf push carts are much better at rolling straight down the fairway than pull carts that are often zigzagging and putting additional strain on the golfer’s shoulders. Continue Reading »
Sun Mountain golf bags for women include golf carry bags and golf cart bags. The carry bags include the Three 5 with a four-way divided top as well as the Four 5 with a 14-way top. As with all Sun Mountain golf bags, these club dividers run the full length from the top of the bag to the bottom.
In women’s golf cart bags, Sun Mountain offers bags designed for motorized golf carts and for golf walking carts. For riding carts, Sun Mountain women’s golf bags include the Diva and the S-One. For use of golf push carts or golf pull carts, Sun Mountain offers the Sync women’s golf cart bag. Continue Reading »
In 1999 Sun Mountain was at the forefront of the golf push cart revolution with the introduction of Speed Cart. Speed Cart was the first push cart on the market that folded down with no assembly (or disassembly) required and was lightweight and small enough to be transported to and fro the course with ease.
In 2009, Sun Mountain brought additional innovation to the walking cart market with the first four-wheeled golf push cart. Micro-Cart folds 25% smaller and weighs 20% less while still carrying golf bags from the smallest stand bags to the largest cart bags.
For 2013, Sun Mountain is once again introducing a ground-breaking golf walking cart with the golf bag and cart in one – Combo cart. Combo will offer the club and accessory space of a cart bag and the ease and ergonomic benefits of a push cart all in one package. Combo will weigh 18 lbs. and fold down to about the same size as our C-130 cart bag.
Given the integrated nature of the bag and cart, Combo will offer an unheralded degree of stability and will actually weigh less than the combined weight of a cart bag and push cart.
The plan is for a summer 2013 introduction at a retail price of $399.
Look for more news on date of availability as we get closer to summer.
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Legend has it that during the 1421 battle of Baugé, French wartime allies introduced a Scottish regiment to “chole,” a 1300s forerunner of golf. Historians say that players used wooden sticks to hit leather balls along the ground towards a goal. Scottish soldiers brought chole back to Scotland in 1421, but the game was immediately banned because it distracted Scotland’s military from training. Eventually, peace with England arrived in 1502; James IV signed the Treaty of Glasgow, and the game of golf would become a recognized sport.
In those early days, players would typically carry their different clubs or simply bind them together with some sort of cord.
In the 1900s a modern golf ball was invented as well as the first club-carrying golf bag. The original bags were of the size and shape of our modern Sunday bags. These original golf bags were constructed from canvas with metal ends to offer protection and shape, and had a small 4” opening at the top. Continue Reading »
In a recent Forbes story contributor Larry Olmsted included the Sun Mountain ClubGlider golf travel bag on a gift list saying,
“…….I have covered (golf) very regularly as a journalist for over 15 years. Frankly there is a lot of hype, crap and gimmicks in the golf marketplace, so I’ve sorted through that for you and there is something for everyone here at every price point….”
Included on Olmstead’s list is the Sun Mountain ClubGlider golf travel bag. About this award-winning golf travel bag, Olmsted wrote: Continue Reading »