I’ve been getting an influx of emails. These emails ask if the FixnZip® will work for a golf bag zipper repair and for golf carts. One guy told me a squirrel attacked his bag and broke the zipper slider. I Googled it; apparently squirrel vandalism is a legitimate issue for the golfing community—which is hilarious, until an angry squirrel ruins your $200 bag. Now I’ve never been the victim of squirrel vandalism. However, I did have a zipper slider break on my Srixon golf bag. Here’s what happened to me, and what I did to fix it.
FixnZip® was sponsoring the Bridge City Guild golf tournament, benefiting the Children’s Cancer Association. So great! I got to represent the company and play in the tournament. Mind you, I am a garbage golfer! However, I still enjoy playing from time to time. I was running late for the tournament. When I zipped up the pouch that holds my tees and ball markers, the zipper slider broke. It didn’t come clean off, but the teeth wouldn’t connect. The pouch was rendered useless! Often the issue is the zipper slider, not the actual zipper teeth or coils. Luckily for me, I work for a company that deals with this sort of thing. So I ran into the house, grabbed a size medium FixnZip® replacement slider (which fits tooth and coil zippers size 5-8), and ran back out to fix the golf bag. I yanked and the broken slider popped off with a satisfying click! 20 seconds later I had the replacement slider on my golf bag. I was able to perform a golf bag repair without using tools and dash to the tournament in a matter of minutes.
Here's a video demonstrating the installation on my other golf bag:
I’ve already mentioned that I work for the company, but it just goes to show that everyone needs to have one of these around the house. Put a zipper fix kit in a toolbox. Keep one in your backpacking gear. Stuff one in your golf bag. Speaking from personal experience, my handy FixnZip kit saved my golf outing.
The answer is Yes.
For a golf bag, I recommend using a FixnZip® size Medium. For a golf cart door or cover use the FixnZip size Large. Both of these options fit on a range of sizes and work on both tooth and coil zippers. This is just a general rule of thumb, but your specific bag or cart might utilize a different zipper size. You can check our sizing guide here.
If you have questions about this post, golf bag zipper pulls, or any other zipper repair topics, add them to the comments below or hit us up on Facebook and Twitter. Ever had a broken zipper on your golf gear? Tell us about it!
Enjoy your weekend, and hit the green while the weather is still nice.
P.S. If you live in the Portland area, be sure to check out the Bridge City Guild at http://www.bridgecityguild.org.
They’re an awesome non-profit that hosts great events (most involving beer) to benefit youth charities in the local community, such as the Children’s Cancer Association.