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|Classic looks with modern features are the star of the Jones Limited Edition Stand Bag. (Courtesy of Jones Sports Co.)|
In the 1970s and '80s, just about every high school-aged golfer in America carried their clubs in a single-strap, tubular canvas golf bag by Jones Sports Co. If you find an old set of clubs in a yard sale today, there's a good chance they will be in a Jones bag, and that the bag will be in pretty much the same shape it was decades ago.
These bags were built for the long haul.
Now they're back. Jones Sports has resuscitated their iconic golf bags and has added modern design features to create the ultimate purist's bags.
To celebrate the resurgence of the brand, Jones has released a limited edition stand bag ($300). This high-end, carry bag features the company's signature vinyl and MTL nylon outer shell, black-and-white color scheme and single strap.
But Jones tricks out the traditional basics with flip-out stand legs, faux-fur, padded three-way club bay, and ultra-plush shoulder strap for extra comfort. The lever that pops the legs out is cleverly hidden inside the outer shell, so the look remains classic, despite these modern upgrades.
The six pockets include two cloth-lined valuables pockets, two full-length side pockets and a dual-zippered ball pocket.
This bag is ideal for players who like to carry their clubs, juniors or as a nine-hole bag for anyone. It's also great for golfers who regularly play with caddies -- say, on a trip to Scotland or Ireland. It is difficult to find carry bags with single straps these days, and the popular dual straps are known at many courses as "caddy killers." Caddies are also not fond of individual holes for each club. So this special edition bag will be a favorite down at the caddyshack.
My 10-year-old son, who has jut graduated to a full-sized bag, absolutely loves the special edition: It's the perfect weight or him, and the adjustable shoulder strap allows him to carry it over his shoulder at just the right height.
Best of all, this eye-catching bag has him more excited about the new golf season than ever before. Priceless.
For more information, visit www.jonesgolfbags.com.
April 15, 2014
Kiel Christianson has lived, worked, traveled and golfed extensively on three continents. As senior writer and equipment editor for WorldGolf.com, he has reviewed courses, resorts, and golf academies from California to Ireland, including his home course, Lake of the Woods G.C. in Mahomet, Ill. Read his golf blog here and follow him on Twitter @GolfWriterKiel.
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