By Michael Cooney
EVERY time I hear the word “Stinger”, I’m reminded of Tiger’s iconic shot and I can assure you that Stinger’s latest bag and buggy would have even the likes of Tiger Woods proud to have them on the course.
I can’t think of a better way to kick off my first review with Inside Golf than with Stinger’s latest releases.
Let’s start with the SG-6 Push Buggy, which retails at $399.
I was really impressed with the sleek design of this buggy. I loved how it looked being pushed around the course. The well-designed buggy is compact enough to not look bulky without compromising on storage but more on that a little later.
The wheel arrangement associated with the SG-6 Push Buggy really took me by surprise with the swivel wheel and brake. It was simple to turn the brakes on and off and made the buggy a breeze to use and push around.
Simplicity was definitely a focus for this buggy. It was incredibly easy to fold up and down and Stinger is right when they say it’s one of the fastest folding buggies in the world.
One of the many key features to the buggy is the storage compartments.
Sitting below the buggy’s handle, the large storage compartment is paired with the strategic iPhone holder which allows you to play without worrying where your phone, keys and wallet are which should be the last thing on your mind when you’re trying to make a birdie.
The other feature that took me by surprise was the weight.
It was seamlessly easy and light to lift the buggy in and out of the car boot, which is a crucial feature when deciding on what buggy to purchase – especially when you’re dealing with tight boot space like I am.
Overall, this was an impressive buggy and one that I haven’t hesitated to recommend to friends and family.
You’re getting a great deal of bang for your buck with the SG-6 and I believe it to be a crucial investment into your golf game.
As for the Stinger Waterproof Bag – what a bag!
Melbourne’s weather brings out four seasons in one day and it’s generally a safe bet when you’re playing in Melbourne to expect rain. What started as a bright sunny morning quickly turned ugly and it was a great day to be testing a waterproof bag.
The design of the bag is the most important component.
The Stinger exceeds all expectations. I loved the larger pockets on both sides of the spine, along with the other three large yet simple pockets.
The bag boasted enough storage for me to be prepared for anything the day had in store, without compromising on aesthetics or weight.
The different storage compartments were easily accessible so I was able to grab any clothing, balls or tees without digging around. I loved that the club holding pockets go all the way down to the bottom, meaning that your clubs won’t rattle around next to each other.
This bag was a pleasure to have on the course and I loved the simple design along with the focus on storage.
The Stinger waterproof bag is a great option if you’re keen on playing rain, hail or shine.
More information: www.stingergolf.com.au
Michael has been playing golf since he could walk and his passion for the game has increased every day since then. Michael is the golf operations manager and head teaching professional at Malvern Valley Golf Course in Melbourne and is always on the hunt for the latest and greatest in golf products.