A really good option for golfers who don’t want to be caught short on space when weather conditions demand a fuller load. Probably better as a trolley/cart option than a carrying bag.
Lots of useful features with everything in the right place.
Comfortable and adjustable straps
Slightly heavier than other models
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Titleist Hybrid 14 Stand Bag Review
There have been great strides in recent years to make the best golf bags as light and spacious as possible. However, there is almost inevitably still a bit of a compromise between these two desirable attributes.
The Titleist Hybrid 14 stand bag bridges the divide pretty well, although at 6.1lbs, or 2.8kg, it probably favours space over weight. Perhaps this is because the bag is hailed as a hybrid, so equally at home on a trolley as on your back.
It's worth noting that it works well in both scenarios, even if perhaps a little weighty with a full load. It will undoubtedly sit better on some trolley cradles and brackets than others due to its essentially elliptical shape, but there is so much to like about the Titleist Hybrid 14 stand bag.
First up, it has a 14-way divider top, which many golfers find useful for enhanced club organisation. It’s funny how much harder it can be to locate the vacant slot after a poor shot, but we guess that depends on how organised you are. If you know the precise slot your 4-iron should always sit in, you’ll find it with ease!
The space in the main double pockets for clothing (two of nine pockets in total) is impressive. You should always be able to accommodate the full extent of the wardrobe that the weather demands without fighting the zips, making it a contender for being one of the best Titleist golf bags.
Along with the space is the double strap system, which is comfortable and easy to adjust. Although it’s not the most padded on the market, this does mean it will absorb less moisture in the wet.
The ball pocket and ‘bits and pieces pocket’ that sit above it are a really good size and well positioned. The front of the ball pocket can zip fully off (for logo purposes, we imagine) so do make sure the side gussets are Velcroed shut before unzipping too fully.
Finally, after years of shunning the marker pen slot, we have become converts, finally fed up of sharp pencils or tees slipping under a fingernail as we rummage in among all our bits and pieces to try and find one.
We’re not quite sure why it’s taken us so long to appreciate the benefits of this simple, handy feature! And it's just one of many that make this Titleist Hybrid 14 stand bag well worth considering next time you're in the market.
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Jeremy Ellwood has worked in the golf industry since 1993 and for Golf Monthly since 2002 when he started out as equipment editor. He is now a freelance journalist writing mainly for Golf Monthly across the whole spectrum from courses and Rules to equipment and instruction. He also edits The Golf Club Secretary Newsletter, a highly regarded trade publication for golf club secretaries and managers, and has authored or co-authored three books and written for a number of national papers including The Telegraph and The Independent. He is a senior panelist for Golf Monthly's Top 100 UK & Ireland Course Rankings and has played all of the Top 100 plus 91 of the Next 100, making him well-qualified when it comes to assessing and comparing our premier golf courses. He has now played well over 950 golf courses worldwide in 35 countries, right across the spectrum from the humblest of nine-holers in the Scottish Highlands to the very grandest of international golf resorts, but put him on a links course anywhere and he will be blissfully content.
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Driver: Ping G425 LST 10.5˚ (draw setting), Mitsubishi Tensei AV Orange 55 S shaft
3 wood: Ping G425 Max 15˚ (set to flat +1), Mitsubishi Tensei AV Orange 65 S shaft
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Wedges: Ping Glide 4.0 50˚ and 54˚, 12˚ bounce, True Temper Dynamic Gold 105 R300 shafts
Putter: Ping Fetch 2021 model, 33in shaft (set flat 2)
Ball: Varies but mostly now TaylorMade Tour Response
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