Micro-Cart™ from Sun Mountain is a new-look, four wheel walking cart that folds 25% smaller and weighs 20% less than leading golf push carts. Tipping the scales at the slight 13 lbs. and folding down to the scant 52 cubic inches, Micro-Cart is a very appropriate name. Its small folded footprint and its light weight make the cart easy to get in and out of a vehicle. Also, due to the patented four-wheel design, this push cart for golf has a low center of gravity which results in superior stability on the course. Micro-Cart comes with no assembly required and folds and unfolds in two easy motions. New for 2011, Micro-Cart comes standard with the E-Z Latch for hassle-free handle height adjustment. Micro-Cart is available now with a full-suggested retail price of $219. For the retailer nearest you, call 800-227-9224 or visit www.sunmountain.com. [Read more…]
Congratulations to Lisa Ferrero on carrying a Superlight 3.5 bag to victory at the Teva Championship presented by Time Warner Cable. This is Ferrero’s second win of the season and lands her at the top of the LPGA Futures Tour money list.
Ferrero took the lead in round one and never looked back as she went on to win the $135,000 Teva Championship with rounds of 66-70-71 for a 6-under 207 total.
Ferrero’s is not the only fan of the Superlight 3.5, Golf Digest awarded the lightweight golf bag a Hot List Gold earlier this year with judges saying that the Superlight 3.5 is ‘the latest chapter from a company with a history of smart carry bags focused on details’. The Hot List panel further recognized the new-for-2011 cart friendly features including a cart strap tunnel that ‘prevents the bag from twisting, while allowing access to all seven pockets’.
The LPGA Futures Tour is the “Road to the LPGA” for young women golfers aspiring to professional greatness. As the official developmental tour of the LPGA, the Futures Tour affords them a preview of competition at the highest level and awards LPGA Tour cards to its top ten money earners each year.
We are proud that our ClubGlider travel bag is included in Inc. magazine’s “Six Business Golf Travel Essentials”.
The story on top golf travel gear says it well:
Protecting your investment when you travel should not be overlooked, as airline employees will definitely toss around your clubs. Some prefer a hard case but lugging them through airports is far from fun. This travel cover from Sun Mountain Sports eliminates an average of 22 pounds of pressure from your arms and shoulders with an innovative pop-out wheel structure and is a favorite of many road warriors.
ClubGlider is the next evolution in golf travel bags offering extendable legs and wheels to support 100% of the weight while eliminating the repeated bending and lifting required with traditional travel bags. With the ClubGlider, walking around is effortless thanks to the maneuverability of the bag’s pivoting wheels. ClubGlider is available in three different models – Pro, Meridian, and Cascade – offering protection for golfers ranging from weekend warriors to touring professionals with full-suggested retail prices of $349, $319 and $269, respectively.
For your nearest retailer use our retail locator or call customer service at 800-227-9224.
Inc. considers the ClubGlider to be one of the top golf travel bags for business travelers.
Best Golf Bags – Sun Mountain Wins Hot List Gold!
Golf Digest’s 2011 Golf Bag Hot List is out and we are proud to announce that two of our bags were awarded Hot List Gold!
From 77 bags, the editors who make up the Hot List judges panel deemed only eight worthy of Gold. What an honor that two of those eight are Sun Mountain golf bags.
Our Gold winners are the Superlight 3.5 carry bag and the C-130 cart bag. Our Swift X ultra-lightweight carry bag was also recognized with a Silver award.
The Golf Digest Hot List judges said, “A good golf bag doesn’t get in the way of your game. It plays a supporting role, never demanding too much attention. It ensures you can quickly find and replace all clubs, it conveniently organizes your accessories and gadgets, and it’s lightweight without sacrificing durability.”
We totally agree.
Specifically about the winning bags, the judges said that the Superlight 3.5 is ‘the latest chapter from a company with a history of smart carry bags focused on details.’
For the C-130, the judges said, ‘every feature on this cart bag is practical and always in the right place.’
About the Swift X, the judges said, ‘this minimalist carry bag has a large top to easily hold 14 clubs.’
Pick up the June 2011 issue of Golf Digest to see the whole story and a complete review of the best golf bags and equipment.
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Ben Hogan Golf & Sun Mountain Sports Masters’ Giveaway
You can enter this contest via Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter or email.
Start Date: Thursday April 11th, 2019
End Date: Sunday, April 14th, 2019, 11:59 PM MST
Winner Announced: April 16th
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2. Tag a friend who’d want in on this. Each tag is an additional entry.
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3. Retweet the contest post dated 4/11/19 or tag a friend who might want to win a Sun Mountain golf bag, outerwear, and Ben Hogan PTx Pro Irons. (excludes Sun Mountain Leather Series Bag).
To qualify for entry on Facebook users must:
1. Enter the contest through the Contest Post on Facebook and follow the steps.
You can earn additional entries via YouTube and Email.
1. Just use the Gleam contest app widget (below) and complete the first two steps to unlock the additional entry options.
Entries MUST be submitted by 11:59 PM MST April 14th, 2019.
A winner will be selected at random and announced on April 16th.
The winner’s name will be announced on Ben Hogan Golf and Sun Mountain Sports social media profiles.
The winner will be contacted directly via private message and/or email to arrange prize redemption.
One winner will receive Ben Hogan Golf PTx Pros Irons (PTx PRO irons 4-PW RH only), a Sun Mountain golf bag of their choice and one Sun Mountain Outerwear piece of their choice. **Exclusions: Winner may choose any currently available Sun Mountain Sports Golf Bag except for The Leather Series.
No cash value. No substitutions.
Terms And Conditions:
-No purchase necessary to enter or win.
-The contest is open to people 18 years or older, as of April 11th, 2019.
-Contest is open to international applicants with a valid shipping address. We must be able to ship to you using traditional postal mail routes.
-All entries must be submitted by 11:59 PM MST on Friday, April 14th, 2019.
-Employees or family members of Sun Mountain Sports or Ben Hogan Golf are NOT eligible to enter or win this sweepstakes.
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– This prize pack is valued at over $1200. Prizes valued over $600 must be reported to the IRS Form W-9, which winners must be willing to complete. Additionally, those who win prizes valued at over $600 must be willing to provide their Social Security Number.
-The prize is non-transferable, cannot be substituted and cannot be redeemed for cash.
-Winner may choose any currently available Sun Mountain Sports Golf Bag except for The Leather Series.
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below is the transcript of a Sun Mountain profile on CNBC.
Golf — clearly a thinking man’s game
Sun Mountain CEO changes how golfers dress, carry their clubs
By Mike Hegedus
Special Features Correspondent
updated 7/25/2005 8:42:20 PM ET :
There may be no business with more gizmos and gadgets attached to it than the golf industry, and millions are spent on them every year.
But can you make a living just coming up with the latest golf thing? As it turns out, yes you can … and a very good one at that.
Rick Reimers spends most of his time on the golf course. He has, in many ways, changed the way golfers carry their clubs — and even has had an impact on what they where.
Plus, he gets to live in Montana.
In the golf world, Reimers, the CEO of Sun Mountain, is considered a visionary.
A man who has invented products that have impacted the game around the world, and a man inspired by … unemployment.
He’s not anymore. Reimers presides over Sun Mountain, a Missoula, Mont.-based maker of golf accessories — primarily golf bags and some outerwear — that is sold worldwide. One hundred twenty employees work in the Big Sky manufacturing facility that turns out more golf bags — some of it private label work for the biggest names in the sport — than you can imagine the world actually needing.
“I often wonder that myself. We literally push hundreds of thousands of products here every year, now in Missoula for 20 years, companywide for 25,” says Bill Dahlgren, Sun Mountain’s operations manager.
But people just keep buying, and Reimers just keeps thinking.
“Usually it just starts in my head on the golf course,” Reimers said.
It was Reimers that invented the prop-up bag — the one that comes with legs that pop out. It was Sun Mountain that developed the first two-ply wind shirt in teh U.S. He also developed the first push-along golf cart.
“I saw a baby jogger going down the street and thought, ‘That’s probably a good idea,’” he said. “So I bought one, threw a golf bag in it, and it was unbelievable.”
And most recently the company has been working on the powered three-wheeled cart, one which you can set a particular distance and send it off down the fairway to your ball … assuming your ball is in the fairway.
In a mature business with plenty of big name competion — Nike, Callaway, Titleist — Sun Mountain, the biggest of medium-sized players, has stayed on top of its game because of what it has developed on its own, right in its own tool room, and by selectively rolling out innovative product a little bit at a time.
“We’re almost to the point sometimes with the product that it’s excellent and it’s better, but it’s not the best it’s going to be. That allows us to go back in a couple of years later with a new, improved version,” Reimers said.
Golf — it’s often called ‘a thinking man’s game’ — and Rick Reimers is always doing both.