A very lightweight golf bag that offers an excellent combination of comfort and quality. We’ll definitely be using this when the weather permits.
Comfortable to carry
Very solid stand
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Ping Hoofer Lite Stand Bag Review
When it comes to golf bags, Ping does it better than most and the latest Hoofer Lite is no exception. As soon as you pick it up, it becomes apparent just how light it is, which is a massive plus point, (as such it also made our guide on the best lightweight golf bags). Something that weighs heavily on your shoulders for hours at a time can seriously impact performance by the end of a round, even if you might think it doesn’t. From start to finish, carrying the Ping Hoofer Lite was a pleasant experience, made all the better by two comfortable and well-fitting straps.
When removing and putting on the ground, the stand was very solid and secure and folded up perfectly when it was time to walk again. There was never an instance when one or both of the legs hung down and made it awkward between shots.
Additionally, with just four sections for clubs, there is ample space without any getting stuck going in or coming out. However, some might prefer a bag with more dividers, which could be something to think about.
Moving onto the storage on offer and room in the big pocket was plentiful enough for most things a golfer would reasonably wish to put in there. A full set of waterproofs would fit comfortably, with space left for a snack or two if required. However, the material isn’t waterproof, so should the heavens open, it wouldn’t take long for possessions to get wet.
Another drawback, albeit a minor one, is that the pocket where balls, tees, club tools, and other such equipment would normally go is a little lacking. It’s far from a major issue but worth mentioning as it might mean you have to use other pockets or store everything together.
There is a small pouch to put a refreshing beverage should you remember to take one with you, but as mentioned, it is on the small side. There will be no recycled two-liter bottles featuring when this bag is in use.
But on the whole, it really is an excellent product - easily one of the best golf stand bags on the market - and one we’ll be using for the foreseeable future, or at least until the weather turns. For those who live in wetter climates you might need to swap it out in the winter months but a better summer bag you’d be hard pressed to find. Also if you are a fan of Ping, check out our guide on the best Ping golf bags as well.
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A lifelong golf fan, Andy graduated in 2019 with a degree in Sports Journalism and got his first role in the industry as the Instruction Editor for National Club Golfer. From there, he went on to enjoy a spell freelancing for Stats Perform producing football reports, and then for RacingNews365 covering Formula 1. However, he couldn't turn down the opportunity to get back into the sport he grew up watching and playing and now covers a mixture of equipment, instruction and news for Golf Monthly's website and print title.
Andy took up the game at the age of seven and even harboured ambitions of a career in the professional ranks for a spell. That didn’t pan out, but he still enjoys his weekend golf at Royal Troon and holds a scratch handicap. As a side note, he's made five holes-in-one and could quite possibly be Retief Goosen’s biggest fan.
As well as the above, some of Andy's work has featured on websites such as goal.com, dailyrecord.co.uk, and theopen.com.
What's in Andy's bag?
Driver: Callaway Mavrik Sub-Zero (9°)
3-wood: TaylorMade Stealth 2 Plus (15°)
Driving iron: Titleist U500 (17°)
Irons: Callaway Apex Pro '19 (4-PW)
Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM9 (50°, 54° and 58°)
Putter: TaylorMade Spider X
Ball: TaylorMade TP5x
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