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May 14th, 2015

GolfJunk Classics: Jack Nicklaus 1950's Tour Bag

Before the 1950s, golf bags were polite, functional constructions that knew their place. In no time at all they’d swollen to the size of taxis as Tour pros demanded individual compartments for their apricots. Naturally, we amateurs duly followed, thinking this would improve our game overnight. This reached its nadir at the 1970 Open when Jack Nicklaus’ caddy actually fell clear into his boss’s bag and was not found for three full days.

We’ve done some research and discovered that it was actually the little blighter pictured left, AKA ‘The Bag With No Name’that started the whole ‘my bag’s bigger than your bag’ business. Sinister, perhaps, but very nice to look at.

TAGS: Equipment, 2015