Whether you are a golfing beginner or you have been playing for years, it is important to have a well stocked golf bag. Having the right essentials at the right time can really improve your game and also make your time spent out on the course much more enjoyable.
Of course, everyone’s personal definition of what is an essential is slightly different, but most pros agree on certain items that make great choices for your golf bag.
Here’s what we recommend you keep with you throughout the game:
This is a no-brainer; you can’t play a round of golf without great clubs. Everyone has their own personal preferences when it comes to clubs, so there isn’t one correct option when it comes to choosing a set. If you are buying clubs for the first time, be sure to go to a golf store with experienced staff who can help you choose the best option for you.
It can’t hurt to have an extra ball or two in your bag, after all, you never know when you are going to lose one. You’ll also be sure to win the favor of everyone else on the course when you are prepared with extra supplies they can borrow.
You can never have too many tees when you are playing a round of golf. It helps to have a few extra bags with you at all times, as it is better to be overstocked than understocked. Luckily, they are quite inexpensive, so you can easily replenish them frequently without breaking the bank.
You never know what the day (or the weather) will bring, so keep an extra golf shirt in your bag, just in case something happens. You may think you’ll never wear it, but when you do end up needing it, you’ll be thankful you packed it. If you have other clothing items you wear religiously out on the course, keep extras of those in your bag as well.
It’s never too early to start worrying about sun cancer, and it is especially important for golfers to protect themselves as they are out in direct sunlight all day long. A spray on version is often most convenient, although there are many great cream versions on the market as well. Be sure to remember to put some one your face as well, and use a lip balm that contains SPF too.
Having the perfect towel can go a long way towards helping keep your clubs clean between holes. Be sure to choose one designed specifically for golf, as it will be much more effective.
Staying hydrated is extremely important for good health, so be sure to pack a water bottle – the larger, the better. If you don’t like drinking plain water, there are many bottles on the market now that allow you to infuse your own fruits for a more enjoyable flavor. Keeping a reusable water bottle is also a very environmentally friendly habit.