Golf bag accessories: a simple (but comprehensive) guide

We bet you’re tired of reading golf articles about equipment. “Which driver is the best?”, “Which set of irons should you buy” and “Which putter will help you make more putts?” Of course, you need golf clubs to play the game, but we believe golf bag accessories are how you personalize your experience on the golf course.

Golf bag accessories add spice to your game. They can help you shoot a lower score or just make your game more fun. When it comes to which golf bag accessories you invest in, there are no wrong answers. If this fits your style of play, go for it.

Do you know how you know you’ve chosen the perfect accessory for your golf bag? All of a sudden, all of your golfing friends are starting to use the same product. Be a trendsetter! You do not know where to start ? We can help. Below we’ve highlighted our favorite golf bag accessories.

The Best Golf Bag Accessories We Love

golf rangefinder

Previously, golfers had to figure out their distance the hard way. It was a multi-step process. Find a distance marker. Count the number of strides between the marker and his ball. Do some quick math. Assess pin location (front, middle, back). Do some more math. As you can imagine, this may take a few minutes.

All that changed with the golf rangefinder. Simply point, shoot the flag and read the results. This golf bag accessory can save you minutes on every shot and is much more accurate. Unless you have a personal golf caddy, you need a golf rangefinder.

There are many options available, but we like the Bushnell V5 laser rangefinder. Bushnell is the best brand of golf rangefinders on the market and this product has features you will love.

Golf Valuables Pouch

Where do you put your keys, watch, phone and wallet when playing golf? Far too many golfers simply throw these items into their golf bag, which can cause them to be damaged or even lost. Trust us, you don’t want to be the person in the parking lot frantically looking for their car keys. It’s a frustrating way to end your day at the golf course.

Don’t risk it. Get a golf valuables pouch to protect your personal items on the course. We love Sunday Golf’s Nickle Bag. Attach it to your bag and you’ll never have to worry about your valuables again. Now you can focus on shooting with lower scores.

bluetooth speaker

Music on the golf course was once frowned upon, but in recent years it has become popular. If you’re playing with someone you don’t know, you might want to ask them if they mind before turning up the volume.

It’s a great way to have more fun on the golf course. You can relax while listening to soothing tunes or dancing on the fairway. Look for a product that can easily clip onto the side of your golf bag and enjoy. We love Ultimate Ears’ WonderBoom 2. Great sound, lots of volume, and easily attaches to your golf bag or cart. Another good news is that it is waterproof, so you don’t have to worry if you get caught in a shower on your back 9.

golf divot tool

We have a simple mantra. Leave the golf course better than you found it. This means you should always rake bunkers, sand divots in the fairway, and patch greens before putting. In fact, we believe in the “make 1, fix 2” rule on the green. If you are making a divot, attach two divots. All golfers love to play on perfect greens and you can help make that a reality for the players behind you.

Yes, you can repair divots on the green with a golf tee, but you’ll do a better job if you have a golf divot tool. The best thing about this golf accessory is that it won’t cost you much to buy. We love the Pitchfix Fusion 2.5. It allows you to easily attach your divot, it has a ball marker and even a pencil sharpener. Who knows, maybe a golfer behind you birdies because you took the time to fix the green properly. We can all use positive karma on the golf course.

groove cleaner

Most golfers know that their golf clubs will perform better if they are clean and dry, but many forget about the grooves in their irons. The grooves need to be clean if you hope to control your iron shots and roll back your wedges. Tiny grains of dirt, sand or grass can be the difference between a birdie and a bogey.

If only there was a golf bag accessory that could help golfers solve this problem. Oh yes, we know of one. Attach a groove cleaner to your golf bag and clean them quickly after each shot. Our favorite is the GrooveItBrush. Easy to use and effective. Never attempt to hit an approach shot with dirty grooves.

Golf bag accessories: improve your experience and reduce your scores

Golf bag accessories fall into two different categories. They help you play better or let you have more fun on the course. There is enormous value in both categories. Above we’ve shared our favorite items, but every golfer is unique. You will need to determine the best golf bag accessories for you.

Ask yourself a few simple questions. Do you care more about your final grade or your experience on the course? Are you a serious golfer who likes to grind every shot or are you just looking to get out and hang out with friends? There are no wrong answers, but you should choose your golf bag accessories based on the way you play.

The good news is that most golf bag accessories aren’t expensive. You can build your collection over time. You don’t need to rush out and buy them all today. Do you use a golf bag accessory that we haven’t mentioned? Tell us about it! Good luck and play well.

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