Golf News for Tuesday, January 8, 2013 | Products

OGIO introduces Hauler lightweight, customizable golf carry bag

SALT LAKE CITY -- OGIO, designer of uniquely styled golf bag collections, apparel and accessories, announced the introduction of the Hauler, the newest addition to its award-winning arsenal of golf bags. This lightweight, customizable golf carry bag allows golfers to pick and choose up to 36 color combinations with its three detachable pocket panels.

Available in most popular team colors, the bag's three detachable pocketing panels can each be monogramed or embroidered with a mascot, team name or player's name. The Hauler bag is perfect for collegiate and high school golf teams, green grass country clubs and consumers who want a customized bag.

"The Hauler is a cost-effective solution that allows coaches at high schools and colleges to create personalized bags for each player through its detachable monogramed pocket panel," said Tom Gocke, Global Vice President of OGIO Golf. "Each year, school programs will have the option to purchase new bags or just a monogrammed front ball pocket with the new player's name, and change out the old panel. We're excited to be able to add this innovative option to our golf bag lineup."

The Hauler also features an interchangeable strap system making it possible to utilize either a single strap or OGIO's X4 SHOXXTM Suspension System, which includes two integrated elastomeric straps that equalize the load of the bag no matter how heavy it becomes. This feature provides golfers a more comfortable walking experience with less strain on the neck, shoulders and back. The Hauler also features a weather-resistant, fleece-lined valuables pocket with a cell phone sleeve and a convenient water bottle holster that can be accessed while walking.

The Hauler bag retails for $200 but is available on a special pricing program for high school and college coaches. For more information about OGIO or the Hauler bag, please contact OGIO customer service by phone at (800) 922-1944 or email at

OGIO International, Inc. is a global leader in golf bag, apparel and accessories design, recognized for collections showcasing unique styles infused with intelligent design. An award-winning brand, the company received gold and silver medals by Golf Digest in its 2010, 2011 and 2012 "Hot List" issues for its cutting-edge golf bag line and was also selected as the official team travel gear for the 2011 U.S. President's Cup. In addition to its arsenal of high-performance golf bags and accessories, OGIO has relationships with a roster of athletes that includes Fred Couples and a list of more than 100 Pro Tour golfers that travel with OGIO bags. Founded in 1987, the private, Utah-based company distributes products worldwide under the OGIO brand name, and operates an original equipment manufacturer division to produce gear bags for other internationally known brands. For more information, visit

Jennifer Regnier