Ping Debuts 2005 Line of Golf Bags
Ping’s 2005 line of golf bags was unveiled recently, with the highlights including two new versions of the company’s flagship bag, the Hoofer.
In total, four new bags are included in the 2005 Ping lineup: the Hoofer Extreme and Hoofer Lite rolex watches (as their name implies, carry bags), plus the Trailblazer and Ping Retro cart bags.
The Hoofer Extreme weighs in a just more than 4 and a half pounds and features a patent pending, standing retractable strap that is adjustable while walking.
“Because the primary strap stands upright, the golfer doesn have to bend down or fumble with the straps to get the bag on his or her shoulders,” said John A. Solheim, Ping’s chairman and CEO. “At that point, the golfer can use the adjustable, secondary strap to make the bag feel snug and comfortable.”
The Hoofer Extreme also features an 8 inch by 9.5 inch, patented eight way top; a full length divider; and five pockets including an insulated water bottle pocket. The Hoofer Extreme is designed to offer the most complete storage and functionality by also offering zipper access to the bag interior through the apparel pocket, a patented bag stand, a trunk handle and a towel clip. This golf bag comes with a rain hood and is constructed with a water repellent polypropylene material. The Hoofer Extreme comes in five stock colors and three limited edition colors, and has a suggested retail price of $165.
The Hoofer Lite checks in at only 4 pounds and sports a new, patented 8 inch by 9 inch top to make club removal and replacement easier, while also providing a spacer mesh padding for shaft protection. The bag also features an eight way top, full length dividers, four pockets, a trunk handle, a rain hood and a new towel clip. Fo rolex watches r added comfort, the Hoofer Lite has a padded hip pad and a lightweight strap that may be configured for use as a single or dual strap. The Hoofer Lite comes in five stock colors and four limited edition colors, and has a suggested retail price of $100.
The Trailblazer cart bag provides an eight way, 9 inch by 9.5 inch club divider with “stadium seating” so golfers can easily sort and access their clubs. The Trailblazer also features a hook and loop glove holder, 11 pockets, two front handles and an integrated trunk handle. Standard features, such as an umbrella sleeve, rain hood, towel clip and full length dividers, are also included. The Trailblazer comes in four stock colors and three limited colors, and the suggested retail price is $150.
The Ping Retro bag features a a traditional shape and tube construction to provide sturdiness on and off the golf cart. The lightweight nylon Ping Retro weighs approximately 6 pounds and features eight pockets, full length dividers and a patented, seven way, 7.5 inch by 9 inch top with spacer mesh. In addition to a trunk handle, towel clip and rain hood, rolex watches a hidden umbrella sleeve keeps the umbrella concealed and prevents interference when retrieving clubs. The Ping Retro also offers an insulated beverage pocket with enough room for two full size water bottles. This pull/push cart compatible bag comes in four stock colors and three limited edition colors. Suggested retail price of the Ping Retro is $100.
The Hoofer Lite, Trailblazer and Ping Retro in stan rolex watches dard colors began shipping Oct. 1; limited edition colors of these bags will begin shipping Nov. 1, along with the Hoofer Extreme. All of the bags are available for embroidery customization, and the Hoofer Extreme is available for screen printing as well. Embroidered Ping logos are standard.