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Making sure you’re carrying everything you need in your golf bag is essential to a good day on the course.
A game of golf could take anywhere from 3 to 4 hours to play. There’s no doubt that a well-stocked golf bag will prepare you for anything that might happen out there.
You might be surprised to learn that there are a number of items you can bring with you to improve your game.
In this post, I’ll discuss some of the most important items to pack in your golf bag. Keep reading to find out more!
Do You Really Have Everything You Need In Your Golf Bag?
When you’re out on the golf course, the last thing you want to worry about is whether or not you have everything you need in your golf bag.
Many golfers don’t even realize that they’re missing key items until it’s too late. So, before your next round, make sure you check out this list of essential items that every golfer needs in their bag!
There are additional items that can be helpful depending on the course you’re playing, Be sure to bring everything you need plus some extras, Depending on conditions, time of year, and type, of course.
There are items that you should carry that sometimes we don’t even think about. Items like extra sprigs or cleats, a change of socks, or a spare shirt.
Make sure to keep your golf bag well-organized. If you’re carrying it keep it lightweight by only packing what you need – this is the important stuff!
If you’re using a pushcart or golf buggy then you can pack extra items, that will cover you in the event of unforeseen occasions.
Golf Accessories You Didn’t Know You Needed
In golf, as in life, it’s always best to be prepared. That means having the right golf gear to make the most of your game – and every other situation you might encounter.
So whether you’re heading out for a golfing weekend with your mates or just hitting the links for a round of golf.
The list I’ve put together is sure to be beneficial for beginners or first-time golf travelers, as it provides you with a checklist.
Regardless of whether you’re an experienced player looking at traveling abroad more often than not, there’s something on here that will interest and inspire!
It also makes great material when brainstorming presents around birthdays/holidays.
And finally…it may be just what you need in your golfing life: some new ideas about what awesome equipment you can carry!
The List Of Must-Have Dynamic Items
The golfing experience is full of different aspects that make it an enjoyable, yet challenging game.
There’s the equipment you need to get started and then there are all those little details that can be overlooked or forgotten about when preparing for your round!
This is also an excellent list of golf essentials for beginners, This is what I carry in my golf bag.
What Should You Carry In Your Golf Bag?
Golfer, are you prepared for your next game? What should you carry in your golf bag to make sure you’re ready for anything? Here is a list of the must-haves to ensure a successful day on the course.
First and foremost you should have the obvious basics, clubs, golf balls, a glove, tees, ball marker, and divot repair tool.
Secondly, you should have wet weather gear if you’re playing in winter, a towel to wipe your clubs after each shot, a sharpie to mark your ball, club cleaning brush to clean dirt from the groves in your clubs.
You’ll also need plenty of water and snacks, for energy to make it through 18 holes!
Make sure you have sunscreen to protect yourself from the sun, and insect repellent if you’re playing during the summer.
Getting Started: The Essentials
The basics that every golfer should have in their golf bag. Starting with the golf bag.
Golf bags come in a variety of weights, shapes, and sizes, so it’s important to know what you should be carrying with you.
- I’m using a Taylormade stand bag that is roomy with many zip pockets. This gives me the ability to carry it, and use a pushcart or buggy. It weighs 1.8kg or 4lbs empty and has worn well over the last 2 years, that’s playing 2-3 times a week.
- Up to 14 clubs – driver, woods, hybrids, irons, wedges, and a putter.
- New golf balls I’ll usually carry 8 balls – not that I lose a lot of them. However, less than that I tend to be a bit too conservative with the driver.
- Tees I’ve got a mix of wooden and plastic of various sizes.
- Ball marker and divot repair tool.
- 2 Golf gloves – left-handed if you’re a right-handed golfer. I’ve always carried 2 they’re a godsend on wet days – if one gets wet, just use the other.
- 2 Towels one large hanging off my bag for cleaning my clubs after each shot and I keep a smaller one damp for cleaning my golf ball on the green. (You’ll be amazed at how much a small amount of dirt on your ball will affect its roll on the green.)
What golfer doesn’t love new golf accessories? We are all looking for the latest golf accessories for men on the market today.
No matter how good you are at golf, there will always be some accessories that will pique your interest and could help your game get even better.
- Ball Retriever – be that guy who is always looking for lost balls.
- Club cleaning brush – just what you need to clean the dirt out of those grooves.
- Sharpie and ball stencil – I just use a sharpie, 2 simple red dots on my ball, (make sure it’s my Titleist I’m hitting).
- Score cardholder – keep that scorecard dry and intact.
- Pen or pencil – one item most of us forget.
- Grove sharpening kit – I like to keep my irons in perfect condition.
- Golf file scorebook – analyze and break down your game.
- Lead tape – you’re looking to tailor your club to your swing this will do it.
- Water bottle – insulated is better.
- Cooler bag – I don’t carry beer on the course, however, there is no reason why you can’t.
Dealing With Nature
Golfers have to deal with nature in a lot of ways. The last thing you want is to be stuck on the 12th and it starts to rain.
You’ve got 2 choices – take the long walk back to the clubhouse car park or keep playing. I know what I would do… Keep playing.
Wind, rain, sun, heat, and cold all have their disadvantages. The weather gear you carry in your bag can make all the difference.
- Winter golf gloves – one for each hand.
- Umbrella – if you are carrying your bag this can make it heavy, can be optional.
- Wet weather gear – waterproof jacket and pants.
- Umbrella holder – for your pushcart.
- Golf bag rain cover
- Portable cart heater/fan
- Sun protector arm sleeves – I don’t use them however my wife does.
- Head protection – for the summer or winter
- Hand sanitizer – with the events of the last 18 months this is important.
If you’re like me, you’re always looking for ways to improve your game. Even the slightest edge can make a big difference on the course.
One great way to improve your golf game is by using golf training aids.
- Orange whip trainer – excellent for your flexibility, range of motion, and swing tempo.
- Golf alignment sticks – awesome for working on your, direction and setup.
Common miscellaneous items that I carry in my golf bag.
- Up to date USGA or R&A rule book – your home club should have the latest addition.
- Spare cleats/spikes – I always carry a spare set.
- Cleat removal wrench.
- Cash – for those serious golf games.
- Driver adjustment tool – not that you can use it during a round.
- Spare shirt and change of socks – never know what challenges you’ll face.
With technology becoming more and more a part of our lives, it’s no surprise that golfers are using it to help improve their game. We all want the latest golf technology!
- Mobile Launch Monitor.
- GPS unit handheld or wrist – I’m using a Golf Buddy watch.
A quick word on golf shoes, I know they don’t go in your golf bag, however, they are an essential part of playing consistent golf. I wear FootJoy or Adidas I’ve found them to reliable and relatively waterproof. I’ve written a post on both brands.
I’ve covered all of the essential items you need in your golf bag, it’s important to remember to bring them with you every time you hit the links.
As they say, It is better to have it and not need it – than to need it and not have it!
You’ll be able to focus on your game and play to the best of your abilities, helping you to lower your scores.
I hope this list helps you have a more successful next round of golf. Remember to check back often as we continue to have new and helpful information for golfers of all levels.
I’m curious if any readers out there have suggestions on what else may belong in this list? Let me know in the comments below, “so we don’t forget anything important together!”
Now, you’ll have everything you need in your golf bag, so, see you on the course!