I will be straight up honest with you, I’ve never been much of a cart bag player. I usually opt for a smaller stand bag which I can carry anywhere on the course and play with all winter when it gets a little muddy. However, I was recently trying to weigh up which of my next golf purchases would be the most likely to take 2-3 shots off my game.
It never initially occurred to me that using an electric trolley and cart bag would improve my game, but a friend of mine who had recently made the switch from carrying a bag to a cart bag said their back and shoulders feel less fatigued throughout the round, allowing them to make more consistent swings through all 18 holes. Makes sense, right?
So now I’m on the hunt for a new cart bag, and this allowed me to test and complete a Ping DLX cart bag review. Above you can briefly view the rating I gave the bag, with an overall rating of 4.4/5 the Ping DLX can definitely line up against other cart bags from manufacturers like TaylorMade, Cobra, Callaway, and Mizuno.
Ping DLX Cart Bag Review
Golf bags from top golf brands are usually all a decent choice for most people. Yes, they will store all your clubs, yes, they are likely to be weather resistant and durable and yes, they will all look great.
So choosing a cart bag can actually be a tough decision. What usually separates one from the other is the brand (who doesn’t want to have matching gear) and the small thoughtful features that make playing golf more convenient.
Below we will look more in-depth at the features and specs that make the Ping DLX cart bag stand out and why it’s a top contender for my next cart bag.
A golf cart bag is pretty much exactly as the name implies… it’s to be used on a golf cart. However they are also mainly used on push trolley’s as well.
Golf cart bags are much bigger and bulkier than their stand bag counterparts which is why they aren’t carried.
The only time a cart bag is usually carried is by a caddy of a professional player.
Many players choose to opt for a cart bag over a traditional stand or pencil bag for many reasons. The main reason is that they are much bigger. Cart bags allow you to take more golf gear onto the course with you, whether that be more balls, clubs and apparel.
Another reason you might want to use a cart bag is that you will be less tired over the course of 18 holes if you are using a trolley or golf cart as opposed to carrying your bag. This is great for senior and lady golfers or anyone who is looking to reduce fatigue and maintain a consistent swing through all 18 holes.
If you have just spent a lot of money on a brand new set of clubs, the last thing you want is for them to clatter around in the back of a carry bag and end up scratched or chipped. A cart bag has much wider club dividers which allow you to evenly space out your clubs so they don’t bang into each other as often.
Yes, it is possible to carry a cart bag, in fact it’s how most professional caddies carry around a players clubs.
Most cart bags will come with handles and a single shoulder strap which make carrying the bag easier, however it is not recommended that the average golfer carry a cart bag around all 18 holes as they are much heavier than stand bags and this may lead to injury.
Ping DLX Cart Bag Review - Conclusion
It’s easy to see why the Ping DLX cart bag has been the first choice for many golfers over the last few years. With many features which make the bag stand out, it’s a great choice for amateur and professional golfers alike.
Whilst the DLX does come with a fairly large price tag, I truly believe it is justified especially when you consider that the bag is likely to last you many golf seasons.
The DLX goes toe to toe with other golf brands when it comes down to the top cart bag. It could be the contender which finds itself strapped to my trolley next year.
The team at PGA-golfer.com truly hopes that you have found this PING DLX Cart Bag review useful and that you have made a decision as to whether it’s suitable for your game.