'real' leather staff bags?
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Bennington golf bags, they are in the US. They make several leather bags which are all top quality. The price range is around $400 to $500 usd. We can get them in for you. Jon...
I am looking at getting a new golf bag. I would really like a leather staff bag, for strength, durability and a traditional look. What staff bags do you know of that are actually leather and not some composite/vinyl/ etc?
What brands, price would I be looking at? I have done some internet searching but it is hard to know if it is leather or not? I would love a Titleist staff bag but I am unsure of the materials used. I am going to get a new Smoothy buggy too. I assume my staff bag will fit in it alright?
Any thoughts or feed back gratefully received.
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Posted 14 January 2008 - 08:55 PM
Why would you bother? It's like trying to find a new car with wire spoke wheels and a wood grain dash. Unless you just want the name, that is. Any bag is only as good as its weakest point ... and in this case it's the zips (unless you have leather flap covers with buckles). Long before your leather (or even vinyl) is worn out, the zips will fail. Like they do on any bag, no matter how good the actual material. The second thing that will wear out is the material inside the dividers, because of the constant taking out and replacement of clubs. My last staff bag did exactly that ... the bag material itself was still in good condition but all the zips were broken and nothing would close, so the rain would get in. The dividers were frayed. I looked at name brand staff bags for a replacement, and they were all huge, heavy and costly. I ended up buying an Eagles and Birdies cart bag for $220. It's about half the weight of my staff bag, with separated full-length dividers, multiple pockets of all sizes and levels of convenience (all handily placed and accessible when it sits on a buggy), an insulated drink cooler pocket, even a padded waterproof-zip pocket for a mobile phone and sunnies. Most convenient bag I've ever had. I reckon it's a bit like buying a modern car with fuel injection, air bags and GPS compared to a 1970 Porsche without power steering. No value in the name, because it isn't splashed down the side like an advertising beacon, but huge value in the technology and design.
I will go for something leather â€˜lookingâ€™, (Ping, TM, Titleist or Bridgestone)....only the old Italian gentleman will know the difference!
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