Featherweight champion gets a belt

New for 2011, Sun Mountain is adding the hip belt from the popular Zero-G golf bag to the Swift X, the company’s lightest full-size bag, and calling the new bag the Swift ZG. Swift ZG is carried like a traditional dual strap bag with the addition of a belt that is naturally positioned at the hip and simply closed with an adjustable Velcro® strap. The hip belt on the Swift ZG allows the bag to feel nearly weightless by transferring the majority of the weight off of the shoulders which results in a more upright posture and reduced upper body fatigue. Swift ZG is in stores now with a full-suggested retail of $199. For the retailer nearest you, call 800-227-9224 or visit www.sunmountain.com.

Research shows that transferring carried weight from the upper body to the lower body disperses that weight throughout the entire body allowing one to walk with a more upright posture. It stands to reason that lightening the load on the neck and shoulder muscles and transferring this load to the larger muscles of the lower body can in fact improve one’s game.

“We have had other strap systems that transfer weight from the shoulders to the waist,” explains Sun Mountain President, Ed Kowachek. “The advantage of the hip belt on the Swift ZG is that it’s one size fits all.”

The belt on the Swift ZG is a one-size-fits-all padded strap that threads between the bag and the hip pad, adjusts simply from 28”- 48” and then holds tight with a Velcro closure. As an added bonus the belt holds the bag securely against the golfer’s body and keeps the bag from twisting or bouncing.

The featherweight line of Swift bags accommodate a full set of clubs with a 8.5”, 2-way top while offering five pockets to include a full-length clothing pocket, velour-lined valuables pocket, ball pocket and water bottle pouch.

Sun Mountain incorporated many recent advancements into the Swift line of bags to include the integrated list assist handle, top-molded stand attachment for increased stability and durability, as well as the patented Roller Bottom leg mechanism for easy activation. The Men’s Swift ZG and Swift X come standard with Sun Mountain’s exclusive X-Strap® Dual Strap System offering a balanced, comfortable carry with an easy on, easy off design. The Swift line also includes a Junior’s and Women’s model which come standard with the easy to adjust, E-Z Fit® Dual Strap System.

In addition to golf bags, Sun Mountain is dedicated to finding the most innovative fabrics, the latest manufacturing processes, and the best designs to create a line of performance outerwear that protects from rain, wind and cold. For over 25 years, Sun Mountain has been designing and manufacturing functional, high-quality, lightweight golf bags for the serious golfer. Sun Mountain is responsible for many industry firsts, including being the first to use backpacking technology to produce a lightweight nylon golf bag, and being the first to develop a stand bag with integral legs. The Sun Mountain Speed Cart® and ClubGlider® travel bag are leaders in their respective categories.