On March 14, 2015, Disc Golf Show aired the 21st episode of their podcast. During that show, they had Greg Kise of NutSac bags on the show as a guest and talked about the bag that his company has put on the market. They make a single and a double bag, with the single bag holding 6-8 discs. During the show, they announced a giveaway of the single size NutSac bag that they had on hand, and to enter you had to send a picture of your current bag to their email and a winner would be chosen on the next show.
On April 11th, Disc Golf Show aired their 22nd episode, during which the selected at random a winner, and lo and behold, I won the NutSac bag. Getting the bag in the mail last Wednesday, I was looking forward to getting it, as it would allow my kids to have a bag for their discs instead of constantly grabbing out of my large bag from Infinite Discs.
According to the website, it’s made from heavy Cannonball canvas, the same stuff as your favorite work clothes. I can say that it is soft and very pliable, not the stiff stuff you see with some products made from canvas. The strap on it is very long as well, enabling people of all heights to adjust it to sit where they feel it most comfortable. I first took it out to the course last Friday, and my five year old son and eight year old daughter tagged along, sharing the bag for some play, which wasn’t much as the course was pretty much flooded after heavy rain the night before and that morning.
I was able to take it out this morning and played 6 holes worth of disc golf. Unfortunately, the rain continued the rest of the weekend and my local course was still very flooded in parts, making many holes unplayable until these April showers decide to stop. In the few holes I was able to play today, I took eight discs with me. In the main pocket, I had a Prodigy D4, F2, F5, M1, Innova Champion Tern, and DD Fluid Escape, and in the front pocket I had two Prodigy PA4s.
In the short time I’ve had with the bag, it’s been as lightweight a bag as you could ask for. I barely noticed having it on my shoulder as I walked the soggy course. I had no problems grabbing a disc out of or putting a disc back into the bag. Adding to the enjoyment of using the bag was the fact that I wasn’t constantly fighting the shoulder straps of my large bag when I had to put it down, and I could comfortably putt without taking it off. On the Disc Golf Show podcast, Greg had suggested you could comfortably make mid-range and putts without taking it off. I can certify the putting part of that comment as being true. While I prefer to not wear my bag for upshots, I suppose anything that you didn’t have to do a run up for could surely be done with the bag still on.
As I get to use the bag more, I’ll post more about my experience with the bag. So far though, I have plans on getting one or two more for my family to use if their interest in disc golf increases. Until then, I plan to make good use out of it this summer at the minis I intend to play once the state of Mississippi dries out.