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Given my intense focus on walking all of my rounds, I clearly care deeply about the golf bags that I carry around the course on a daily basis.
Jones has been doing a great job with the re-introduction of classic bag styles and the minimalism of the bags is something that naturally appeals to those of us that prefer to experience the course on foot.
A few months ago I put the Jones Players Bag into rotation.
Simply put – I haven’t owned a better walking bag.
The Players Series #001 bag comes in black on black without the choice for any other options. I can’t think of a better color combination – black on black is perfect and that’s as minimal and understated as you can get.
While the bag is short on features and flair, it has the perfect combination of everything you absolutely need in a solid golf bag.
The bag is extremely light, very comfortable, small and compact, and has ample space with the three available pockets.
There’s a spine to give the bag a bit of structure (it doesn’t collapse fully like the Original Jones), a loop at the base for easy support if you prefer to carry with the clubs forward, the standard Jones braided handle, an opening with a single divider, and the standard Jones plastic base.
While there are only three pockets on the bag – the pockets are big.
I use one of the top pockets for balls (it could easily hold more than you would ever care to carry), the other top pocket for my valuables pouch and range finder, and the large bottom pocket for any additional rain gear (assuming I might need it) and water bottle. If you’re carrying all of those items then you still have plenty of room, and if you need to carry more than those items then you should probably lighten your load a bit.
The single strap on the Players Series is less bulky than the Original strap and still every bit as comfortable.
If you’ve grown up with double-straps then the single-strap might take a bit of getting used to – but the versatility is stunning – it’s much more flexible than the standard two-strap systems found on the majority of bags today.
To wrap up, I’ve put this bag through 50+ rounds already and I can’t find a thing wrong with it. My only frustration has been that it’s hard to fill up my travel bag when I take the bag on trips with me. I’ve found myself wrapping my clothing around the bag to try and fill out my soft travel bag – but this is hardly a fault of the Players Series bag and a clear opportunity in the world of golf travel bags.
If you’re looking for a great walking bag then this is the best value on the market and I can almost guarantee that you’ll fall in love with.
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You can order the Jones Players Series #001 bag on the Jones Golf Bags website.