3 unnecessary items that make your bag too heavy, according to Tour caddies

Nichole S. Gehr

If you’ve at any time been self-mindful about the body weight of your golf bag, don’t fear — you’re not the only a person who’s overpacking. In accordance to Tour caddies Aaron Flener and Geno Bonnalie (the bag men for gamers J.T. Poston and Joel Dahmen, respectively), Tour gamers are notorious for stuffing way extra than they’ll ever require into their bags, too — substantially to their caddies’ chagrin.

For the duration of a section of this week’s episode of GOLF’s Subpar Podcast, hosts Colt Knost and Drew Stoltz asked Flener and Bonnalie a sequence of hypothetical queries in an work to get them to “name names” on a range of topics, 1 of which was to think of the participant who is most most likely to have rain equipment in the bag when he absolutely won’t have to have it.

“Not J.T.,” Flener laughed. “I check out that bag every single day! Lanto Griffin. I stuffed in for Lanto two months ago in New Orleans, and he has got the heaviest bag I have at any time picked up. We walked out on Tuesday and he’s like, ‘I just took a great deal of stuff out of the bag, it need to be great.’ And I’m like, uunh!”

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Rain equipment is apparently a massive offender in the bag-fat office, but many gamers are more cozy obtaining it than not. “I’ll say this: If you come to a decision not to have [rain gear] and it rains, it is terrible,” Flener mentioned.

“I would say the umbrella is far more of a prerequisite than the rain gear by itself,” Bonnalie included.

“What’s the most unwanted merchandise each of your players have in their bag that they rarely, if at any time, use?” Stoltz questioned.

“I’m telling you, I scour the bag,” Flener stated. “We may well have like, some old treats in there or some thing that has been there for a although. I will say, at Players [Championship] one particular working day throughout the observe rounds, J.T.’s like, check and see if we’ve received plenty of balls and if not, go in the locker space and get some. I pulled 18 balls out of his bag. Yeah, I feel we’ve obtained enough. And I gave like six of them absent.”

“We’ve acquired some random teaching aids that uncover their way into the bag and then continue to be there for a little too prolonged that we really don’t really use,” Bonnalie said. “The mirror is a useful just one, but we’ll go a couple of months devoid of employing it. I believe there may be a single in there now.”

So there you have it. Avoid stuffing your bag total of pointless rain equipment, much too numerous balls and teaching aids, and any one who has to choose up your bag will breathe a sigh of relief. For a lot more from Flener and Bonnalie, examine out the entire Subpar interview underneath.

Jessica Marksbury

Golfing.com

As a 4-12 months member of Columbia’s inaugural course of female varsity golfers, Jessica can out-birdie everybody on the masthead. She can out-hustle them in the place of work, also, exactly where she’s mainly dependable for developing both equally print and on the web attributes, and overseeing major distinctive tasks, these kinds of as GOLF’s inaugural Fashion Is­sue, which debuted in February 2018. Her origi­nal job interview series, “A Spherical With,” debuted in November of 2015, and appeared in both equally in the journal and in video clip sort on Golfing.com.

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