We got offered a bag from Jones Golf Bags to test, so we chose the Utility Stand Bag. Now we don’t walk a lot here but the majority of golfers use a stand bag of some sort so we thought we would check it out for you.
The bag is great if you are walking and want a very classic look. It has metal hooks on the straps like the older style bags and the straps have what seems to be memory foam for padding in them. There is plenty of pocket space including a new “quick draw” draw string pouch that makes accessing things as you need them super easy. At only FIVE pounds when empty it is really light when it is on your shoulders.
The rain hood is really nice and has two zippers on it so you can move the opening around and get your clubs out. Speaking of the zippers, Jones did a great job adding some great metal zipper pulls to the bag. It makes the bag look really sharp with them on there.
The top of the bag is really small with 2 dividers in it. We tried multiple combinations of set up and found that the best one for us was to have the woods and hybrids in the top one, irons and wedges in the middle and the putter in the bottom section. It was still difficult to find irons when you were looking for them and it was hard to pull out two clubs at once because it was quite cramped.
Also, while the quick draw pouch is great, we had a bag with some tees and our range finder in it and when you need to get anything out of the ball pocket the zipper to get to the ball pouch is blocked by the quick draw pouch inside the pocket. You have to push it up and out of the way to get another ball out. It would have been better to move the zipper down on ball pouch so you didn’t have to move the quick draw pouch out of the way.
Dads Say So that if you walk a lot this may be the bag for you. Its light weight, very comfortable to carry and they come in some great colors that will make you the envy of all your friends. If you ride in a cart or use a push cart this bag may not be for you. But, lucky for you Jones has you covered with an assortment of cart bags for you to get, all in the same great color combinations and same classic look. You can order yours at Jonesgolfbags.com.