With these tips, you can never go wrong or miss anything during a golf game. Be one step ahead following this checklist. Feel free to use it as a guide for your days of playing the best sport in the world.
1. At least 6-8 golf balls
If you’re playing a different, more difficult golf course then you might need more. It never hurts to bring a few extras, and you might be surprised by the number of balls you’ve actually lost.
Golf ball review:
5.0 out of 5 stars (3 years in a row and he’s always happy), June 14, 2018.
“My go-to gift for my dad as he’s an avid golfer. 3 years in a row and he’s always happy haha”
2. Two + golf gloves
In case you rip yours, or sweat through one, it’s always good to have
a backup golf glove. There are endless golf glove brands out there for you to pick from, but focus on finding one that fits well and is comfortable to wear for long periods of time.
5.0 out of 5 stars – Typically get 5 games out of them and I am pretty rough on my glove September 18, 2018
Size: XX-LargeHand Orientation: Worn on Left HandVerified Purchase
“Repeat customer, these gloves fit as expected and are high quality. Typically get 5 games out of them and I am pretty rough on my glove.”
3. Four coins or ball makers
Why four? Just in case the 3 other players didn’t bring theirs,
and of course, one coin/ball marker for you. A lucky coin can always come in handy.
4. Water bottle
Choose one that fits into your bag, and will hold enough water for at least half of your round. You can always refill as you pass by the clubhouse after the Front 9. Look at bottles that will keep your drinks cold for hours at a time.
5. A handful of tees
You never know when one will break, and you don’t want to run out. There isn’t a certain amount you should take with you, so just grab lots and never have to worry.
5.0 out of 5 stars – Will Definitely Tee You Off… April 3, 2016 Style Name: 75 count Color: WhiteVerified Purchase
“I love the longer tee and the coloration helps with consistent depth placement. Durable but inexpensive enough that a broken one is nothing to sweat over. And they might even have lengthened
my drives! (ha!)”
6. Rain gear: especially an umbrella
Umbrellas can be tricky as you don’t want to spend too much on a piece of equipment that you might seldom use, but when you need it, you don’t want to be stuck without one. Can also be used for shade on a hot day.
5.0 out of 5 stars – Relief from the sun! October 15, 2016
Color: Dark BlueSize: 62 Inch – Verified Purchase
“Nothing short of excellent, old school concern for customer satisfaction. This umbrella is amazing. Top shelf design and construction, definitely not a throwaway. Yesterday I used it on my boat for shade.. The wind was a gusty 20 to 25 miles an hour its performance was rock solid. I live in coastal
south Texas and the sun is absolutely blazingly brutal, I did collapse the umbrella when moving, while at anchor at the push of a button it easily opens and was a real skin saver and it felt 20 degrees cooler under the wonderful shade. I usually don’t write reviews but this product deserves the time and effort.”
You never know if the forecast will be correct (isn’t the weatherman actually a blind monkey spinning a wheel in the dark?), and accidents happen. You can always secure your valuables (phone, wallet, keys, watch) in a waterproof container for extra peace of mind.
Mark your ball to make it easily identifiable around the course and/or add lines to improve your putting game.
Some will come with a club groove cleaner, which makes a great combination. Protect your clubs from sand, dirt and grass over the course of your round.
5.0 out of 5 stars – Highly recommended June 20, 2018
Color: Black, Towel+Brush+Fish Divot 3 ComboVerified Purchase
“Great towel and brush. I didn’t need the divot tool but it’s a really neat and slick one. The microfiber towel does a good job of keeping my club heads clean after each hit. The brush is very nice. I really love the groove cleaner. Great set overall. Highly recommended.”
10. First-aid kit
A great first-aid kit usually contains some combination of the following:
- Band-aids (tweezers are not bad to have, too)
- Medical tape
- Wound wash / Isopropyl rubbing alcohol
- Antibiotic ointment or cream
- Instant ice pack
- Saline solution
- Lip-balm (especially for desert/mountain courses)
Don’t forget to add your own sunscreen and bug spray.
11. Portable charger
Anything with over 7000mAh is good, but the one we recommend based on customers’ reviews is a 22000mAh portable charger. Don’t forget to carry an extra USB cable for whichever devices you may want to charge.
5.0 out of 5 stars – “This Power Bank works great with my LG G6 and Nintendo Switch!!! As well as other devices.” December 31, 2017 Color: 22000-Black Verified Purchase
“This portable charger is amazing. On a two-day car ride, with the Power Bank fully charged I was able to charge an iPod 2x, an LG G6 1x, an iPhone 8 plus 1x, and two other Android phones (I’m not sure on the model of those phones. Both were charged 1x each). I would like to mention that when charging these devices they were at about 20%~ and charged to 100%. Even after all this, there was still 1 blue light left on the power bank.”
12. Cash in small bills for tips, beverages, and bets
Closest to the pin? Longest drive? Bet you can’t hit the green from here! Who knows what fun you and your friends might drum up. It’s also good for tips and for the on-course beverage cart.