Looking for golf bag essentials? The top golf bag essentials to ensure a winning round next time you’re on the links? You’ve come to the right place.
I’ll admit it. There’s nothing like going out for a round of golf. Whether it’s with your friends from the neighborhood, college roommates, family members, or even clients from the big medical billing company, golf is a frustrating yet enjoyable sport for all of us no matter who you’re with or where you’re playing. However, being prepared when you’re on the golf course is important, especially with company you may not know very well or want to impress. Here are a few golf bag essentials to keep on you or in your golf bag.
#1 Golf Bag Essentials – Towel
Definitely a necessity for a variety of reasons. On those scorching summer days, you will need it to wipe the sweat off of your hands and face before hitting that approach shot. Or, if you choose to go out on a muddy track, you’re going to need a towel to wipe off your clubs to keep mud off of the face.
#2 Golf Bag Essentials – Tees
You can never have enough tees. They’re inexpensive enough that you can purchase a sufficient amount at the pro shop, and you’ll be glad you did when you’re on 15 and are suddenly running low. You’d rather be the guy supplying the extra tees instead of asking others in your foursome for an extra.
#3 Golf Bag Essentials – Divot Tool
Fixing your divot is an important part of golf etiquette, and failure to do so will eventually leave the same marks on the green that you shake your head at when you first reach a green. Think of it as golf karma, as failure to fix your divot will probably end up resulting in a divot being in your way when you’re putting for an Eagle on that Par 5.
#4 Golf Bag Essentials – Ball Markers
You’re on the green after hitting a fantastic approach shot, and as you dig into your pocket to find a ball marker, you realize you left your only one at home. Like tees, you never want to be the one constantly bumming a ball marker off of someone else, so make sure you have a few with you before you leave for the golf course. An easy way to remember this is to invest in a divot tool and/or hat clip that has a ball marker magnetically attached to it.
#5 Golf Bag Essentials – “Water Balls”
Yes, the new box of shiny Callaway balls you just opened is certainly impressive, but it’s going to be a waste of money when you drill one into the pond on the 9th hole. While you can’t avoid hitting a bad shot every time (wouldn’t that be nice?), you can avoid losing your best golf balls by keeping some “water balls” handy. A water ball is usually a golf ball that’s seen better days, sometimes complete with scratches and permanent mud stains. Keep one in your pocket during the round, and you’ll probably find at least one instance where using it might be wise.
#6 Golf Bag Essentials – Healthy Snacks
If you’re like most golfers, you’ll probably grab one of these at the clubhouse or from one of the carts or “halfway houses” scattered throughout the course. However, you’ll feel much better playing golf with a Cliff bar or banana in your system instead of a hot dog or chips.
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