Military Magnetic Closure Golf Club

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OVERALL RATING

SCORE: 88

GRADE: B+

The new Ping Hoofer C-1 falls into the middle band of the bags tested in terms of weight, features and cost. It doesn’t exceptionally stand out amidst the competition, but is dependable and versatile sufficient to appeal to a wide range of players. There are a number of improvements for the Hoofer this year, including sliding shoulder strap adjustments, a magnetic enclosure for the water bottle pocket, a pocket for scorecard and pencil, and a buttons for the rain hood. Players who have employed Hoofer bags in the past will be happy with the latest iteration, and those looking at the Hoofer for the primary time would be hard pressed to find fault with any peculiar element. It’s not the lightest, cheapest, or most full featured entry in the market, but it’s a solid bag that we can’t support but like.

Retail price: $189.99

CLUB STORAGE

SCORE: 94

GRADE: A

Following the look and feel of the Hoofer Vantage of years past, the Hoofer C-1 has a 5-way top to distinguished clubs into dissimilar groups. Two full-length dividers running the length of the bag divide club storage space into three major sectors. This is a reasonably simple setup, which, on the Ping spectrum of products, falls in among the 6-way top with 6 dividers of the Ping Latitude V2 and the 4-way top of the 4 Under.

LEGS

SCORE: 87

GRADE: B+

The Ping Hoofer C-1 is designed to collapse at the bottom of the bag with pressure, which in turn engages the legs. While it from time to time may require a little encouragement to get the legs to extend (just get employed to sitting it down at the rectify angle), we like this design as there is no protruding lever from the base of the bag (which is employed by other manufacturers to engage the legs) that will get in the way when using either a push cart or motorized cart.

The legs are rubber tipped, but are not the wider triangular feet found on a lot of competitors. In theory this design may be somewhat less stable, and the legs could more without apparent effort sink into wet ground or mud (nothing wrong with playing golf in bad weather, right?).

STRAPS

SCORE: 86

GRADE: B

The Ping Hoofer C-1 retains the same two distinguished shoulder strap design of the former Hoofer Vantage model. As before, the right strap has a system which allows the strap to retract when not in use, and the left shoulder strap is a general non-retracting version, most likely to keep the left side more without apparent effort accessible when throwing the bag over your shoulder. This year’s bag likewise has a new sliding strap system to that allows you to without apparent effort adjust while walking (see ‘Innovation’, below). The padding on the straps for the shoulders is comfortable.

POCKETS/STORAGE

SCORE: 86

GRADE: B

The Ping Hoofer C-1 has 6 total pockets.

  • 1 huge apparel pocket runs along the right side of the bag.
  • 1 littler sized apparel pocket sits on the right side of the bag on top of the huge pocket.
  • 1 little velour-lined valuables pocket (waterproof!) sits above the huge pocket.
  • 1 medium-sized pocket and 1 little pocket sit on the spine of the bag, handy for storing tees, balls and other items that you need to access most often.
  • 1 beverage pocket, lined with insulation and with a drain, runs along the left side of the bag. The pocket is littler than the beverage pockets of the competition, so the greatest size bottles may not fit. We liked the magnetic closure of the pocket to keep the beverage secure.
  • Additionally, there is a little pouch to hold a scorecard with a pen/pencil holder that Ping does not include in it is pocket count.

The Hoofer C-1 includes a slot on the right side of the bag for keeping an umbrella and a plastic loop for attaching a towel or GPS device in it is carrying case. There is also a velcro pad by the towel loop to attach your glove.

RAIN HOOD

SCORE: 94

GRADE: A

The rain hood of the Hoofer C-1 is an evolution from earlier Ping bags, and now features 5 buttons to attach the hood to the bag. These buttons all snap in easily, and we prefer the new design to the prior Ping models that required wrapping velcro straps around the top of the bag.

CARRYING IMPRESSIONS

SCORE: 89

GRADE: B+

Though the Hoofer has never been the lightest bag on the market, the new Hoofer C-1 sheds closely a full pound from the former generation Hoofer Vantage.

  • Weight. The Ping Hoofer C-1 is one of the lighter carry bags that we have tested, coming in at beneath 5 pounds. Quite a diet from the Hoofer Vantage it replaces.
  • Balance. We liked the remainder of the bag, as well as the capacity to without apparent effort adjust the shoulder straps while on the course (see ‘Innovation’, below).
  • Padding. There is reasonable amount of padding where the bag rests versus the user’s lower back. This straddles the line among the lightweight bags that offer less padding to conserve weight, and those bags where the padding extends over a more or less wider area.

STYLE

SCORE: 89

GRADE: B+

The Ping Hoofer C-1 has a comparatively wide range of colors to select from, and designs that include dissimilar colors for trim as well as secondary colors. 7 dissimilar compoundings are available:

  • Navy with black trim
  • Dark green with black trim
  • Black with silver highlights and black trim
  • Plum, lavender and white
  • Red, white and black
  • White with black trim
  • Yellow, black and silver

None of them are loud, and depending on where you fired your tee shot, it just might be nice not to fetch attention to your location.

INNOVATION

SCORE: 84

GRADE: B

The Ping Hoofer C-1 features an integrated handle which extends from where the straps attach the top of the bag. Combined with the bottom strap, this makes the bag reasonably easy to grab and lift into a vehicle or while traveling.

In addition to a retractable right shoulder strap, both strap pads are “dual sliding” and concede for more comfortable adjustment than the mutual straps of the past.

Lastly, the Ping Hoofer C-1 also has a zippered opening at the bottom of the biggest apparel pocket, making it easy to retrieve the car keys, food, wallet, golf balls and GPS units that have fallen into your bag without having to turn the bag upside-down.

COST/VALUE

SCORE: 84

GRADE: B

The Ping Hoofer C-1 retails for $189.99, which puts it at with regards to intermediate among bags tested. It’s a solid, authenti bag, but at this price point users will in all probability begin to consider bags that have more features and carrying capacity, as well as less highpriced lightweight bags.


Military Magnetic Closure Golf Club

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Military Magnetic Closure Golf Club

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Military Magnetic Closure Golf Club

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Military Magnetic Closure Golf Club

Military Magnetic Closure Golf Club Pic

Military Magnetic Closure Golf Club

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Military Magnetic Closure Golf Club

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