I’ve had the Sunday Golf El Camino Golf Bag in play for awhile now. I really dig the concept of Sunday golf bags, which typically are very small, light, and hold less clubs than a standard bag.
Are 14 clubs really necessary?
Let me tell you a little story. For 578 long decades I was the president of my local men’s golf association. In human years that’s seven. I was in charge of arranging tournaments, scoring, activities and all that goes along with being the club president. Yeah I fielded calls at 3am from disgruntled players wondering why their birdie on #13 didn’t win a skin. It’s really fun to explain to some bonehead at 3am how an eagle beats a birdie. I digress.
One of the tournaments I put on every year was the “4-club” tournament. In that tournament each competitor could use any 4 clubs they wanted from their bag. I’d usually go 3W, 7i, PW, putter or something close to that. Over the years of putting on the 4-club tourney I noticed something very interesting. The scores didn’t change! What? Yes. The score players turned in with four clubs were the same average scores they shot with 14. It was then that I realized that having 14 clubs, including four wedges might not be as critical to my game as I thought.
Back to Sunday
So I’ve had a few Sunday bags in my years of golfing and blogging about golf. I love to walk and carry and a Sunday bag is the best option by far. Now let’s talk about the El Camino.
The El Camino is well designed and thought out. Obviously not just slapped together by someone who doesn’t play golf. I can super-easily fit eight clubs in the bag and I’ve squeezed 12 in there in a pinch. I prefer eight when using the El Camino. Driver, hybrid, a few irons, couple of wedges, putter.
Getting clubs out and putting them in is a breeze. There are four compartments for arranging the clubs.
The pockets on the El Camino are huge, especially considering the small footprint of the bag. I can easily fit in a bunch of extra balls, accessories, rain gear, a towel, some snacks, and even a couple of…. “frosty beverages.”
The stand portion of the bag is solid. It provides a great base and deploys and tucks away without a thought. It’s natural to pick up the bag and just throw it over your shoulder without thinking about the stand.
Aesthetics are a big deal and the El Camino nails them.
The El Camino is super sharp looking. Clean lines, great color scheme (I dig grays).
The El Camino is available in eight colors, including a camo style. My color is Heather Grey.
Walking is no doubt the best way to experience golf. Walk the course with the El Camino.
While you’re at it, rethink your club strategy. You may be carrying too many clubs and not using your brain and creativity to create shots with the clubs you do have.
Great Gift Idea
Father’s Day, Christmas, Holidays, tournament prizes… All great reasons to pick up an El Camino! They’re around $200 on the Sunday Golf website.
In for review is the newly released El Camino bag from Sunday golf, which has been available since last month (July 2022).
Sunday Golf does a fantastic job making small, light, easy to carry and easy to manage golf bags. Their bags are super small, light, and very well designed.
What is a Sunday bag? A Sunday bag is a bag that is designed to carry less clubs, typically from 8-10. The El Camino is designed to carry 10 clubs, but like my previous Sunday Golf bag, it could carry more.
I’ll be putting this bag into play, with 10 clubs, and posting my full review in the next few weeks. Stay tuned.
How many golf clubs do we really need to use in a round of golf? When I was president of my local men’s association for seven long years, we did a 4-club tournament every season. The player scores in the 4-club tournament were practically identical to the events in which they could play the full 14 clubs. I’m going to experiment with lightening the load and walking the course with fewer clubs. The new Sunday Bag from Sunday Golf is the perfect solution. Compared to this bag my “medium-small” stand bag seems gigantic!
The new Sunday Bag is a super small bag designed to hold up to eight clubs. Eight is plenty to get the job done, but I managed to cram 12 into the bag with minimal hassle this afternoon. Must be because it is Sunday! I may settle in on 10 clubs with this setup eventually.
The bag I chose is the sharp looking “Loma” gray bag. It features an amazing number of pockets for such a small footprint, and tons of space. No, it isn’t as much as a full sized bag but there is way more space than most bags I’ve used in this genre. The zippers are waterproof and there is a lined pocket called the “Frosty Pocket” for keeping beverages cool.
Did I mention this is a stand bag? Most bags of this type that I’ve checked out do not have a stand.
I just put this bag in play today. Switched out my whole bag. That damn hybrid I can’t hit didn’t make the cut and neither did my 50 degree wedge. Hoping just 3 wedges is enough. I may also can one long iron and maybe leave the 3-wood and/or driver in the trunk depending on the course or the tees I’m playing that day.
When I’ve had ample testing time for a bunch of golf rounds I’ll post my full review and findings.