What Golf Accessories Do I Need?
Golf for beginners is particularly challenging. You’ve only just figured out how to play golf and chosen your clubs. Now you must figure out the best golf accessories you’ll need.
Don’t worry as I’ve listed the 13 best golf accessories you’ll need for your golf bag below!
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What Golf Accessories are needed?
There are lots of options for the different golf accesories you wil need when playing golf. Below I’ve listed the 13 essential items you’ll need to make sure you are well equiped to hit the course in style and improve your game!
- Golf Glove
- Golf Balls
- Golf Towel
- Golf Pitch Fork Tool
- Golf Tees
- Golf Shoe Bag
- Golf Alignment Sticks
- Golf Club Brush
- Sharpie Marker
- Golf Rangefinder
- Golf GPS Watch
- Water Bottle/Snacks
What are the best Golf Accessories?
Let’s take a look at some of the best equipment you’ll need in your Golf bag:
An essential item you must have in your golf bag is a Golf Tee. In the past plastic tees were popular as they were thought to be less likely to break. However, as golfers we should really try and limit the amount of plastic being used. I’ve found an amazing company which produces Bamboo Golf Tees – Green Swing. They produce a huge selection of tees – these are super strong and are really hard to damage, meaning they’ll last a long time. They also look very cool as well with lots of different size and style options!
Green Swing Golf Tees are an amazing golf brand – they say
“Our mission is simple, to eliminate the need for plastic on the course with our strong and sustainable options which make the switch from plastic easier than ever before.”
They are an online only brand, and golfers can learn more about the brand, their products and also purchase directly from their site at GreenSwing.Golf (with free UK delivery). We at Fun Golf think they are excellent, we’ve personally reviewed them on the course and can 100% recommend this company!
A Golf Glove is recommended when you are playing in golf. Wearing a glove helps create more grip between your hand and the golf club without having to grip the club too tightly. What hand do I wear a glove on? Wear it on your left hand if you hit the ball right handed and right if your left handed. Check out our page on the Complete Guide to Golf Gloves. I would certainly recommend a glove to any golfer, beginner or experienced. Its also really important to carry a good Rain Golf Glove for when you get caught in wet weather. Standard golf gloves don’t work when they’re wet. Check out our Guide to the Best Rain Golf Glove.
Why not have a look at my personal choice is this Callaway golf glove, and we think the black glove looks very cool!
This is one of the key accessories you’ll need to carry with you. Depending on how good you are will help you decide how many you need to keep in your bag. If you’re like me then you’ll need quite a few handy! Why not check out our Guide to the Best 10 Beginner Golf Balls. I advise practicing with older balls and playing tournaments with new ones, this is what pro golfers tend to do. I’ve recently bought some refurbished lake balls which are great quality, at a really reasonable price.
I also like the Callaway Supersoft Golf Balls which are perfect for the higher handicap golfer and topped our list.
Keep a towel in your golf bag. Keeping a couple of towels would be helpful. This is useful to keep your grips dry in the rain, also giving the club faces a wipe after each shot prevents a build-up of debris in the grooves and ensures a clean strike when you are ready to play your next shot. Find a selection of golf towels like the Callaway Golf Trifold Towel which comes with a useful hook to attach to your golf bag.
Pitchfork Repair Tool
If you’re planning on hitting the green with your approach shots you’ll probably need to repair pitch marks where your ball has landed and made an imprint in the putting green. It’s also good etiquette to repair the green for other players following you. There are some good ones which fit well in your pocket and some come with a ball marker attached to it. Just like the Callaway divot repairer.
Golf Shoe bag
The most important aspect is changing your shoes after your play, as you don’t want to carry the messy ones back to the car. The shoe bag would be important to help to keep your shoes safe without making a mess of your car.
Golf Alignment Sticks
In our list of the best essential golf accessories these sticks not only help in alignment but also improve the swing. Golfers have found this equipment extremely beneficial to check and fix the alignment when practicing. This will really support improvements in your game. Fun Golf would highly recommend investing in some beautiful hand-crafted ash alignment sticks from Scot Sticks. I think you’ll agree they look amazing!
Golf Clubs need to be cleaned as dirt in your grooves will impact the quality of your next shot. The best ones are the ones that are small enough to fit in the side pouch of your golf bag. A solid brush would help in this cleaning process. Clean the clubs after every shot or at least after every tournament. This will also increase the life span of clubs through proper maintenance. There are bristles of different kinds. Hard bristles will remove tough stains whereas soft ones remove water and small dust particles. There are sharp needles that remove dirt from every channel of the club.
This tool is important if you are playing competitive matches. Sharpie helps in marking the ball. This would help to identify that the ball is yours if retrieved from the bushes. You need to inform your opponents that your ball has a mark. This mark can be in the form of dots or designs. Even if the ball is changed, make sure that your opponents are aware of it.
Rangefinders are a great tool which makes the most of modern technology to help improve your game. The best golf accessories should include this tool. It helps you calculate the correct yardage for your next shot, accurately estimating how far your ball is from the green or hole.
We’ve put together a great list of the Best Cheap Golf Rangefinders which is well worth a look. However, if you’re budget is higher why not check out our Best 5 Golf Rangefinder article and start improving your golf game today.
Do I need a Golf GPS Watch?
A GPS watch is an essential item if you are looking to improve your game and ensure that you have all of the essential items when you play golf! I’ve reviewed the best 5 GPS watches in my article. Click here to check out the top choices.
There are golf umbrellas that would perfectly fit into your golf kit. This will not only keep you, but also your equipment dry. Golf umbrellas become your essential equipment during rainy days, particularly if your playing Golf in the UK in Summer!
Water bottles and Snacks
Make sure that you keep hydrated with water and have energy bars or snacks to munch on, during your round. Keep extra snacks and chocolates as some games can be long. Why not choose some protein bars to keep your energy levels high.
You will definatley need a golf trolley if you play a lot of golf – not only will it save you energy by not having to carry a bag around 18 holes but it will also improve your game by helping you feel fresher and fitter during your game!
This list of the best essential golf accessories will give you a great starting point for all of the top essential golfing accessories you’ll need as a beginner golfer. If you’re ready to transform your game why not look at our Best Drivers or the Best Putters. Probably the most important accessory you’ll need though is the golf ball, why not check out our guide to the best golf ball for beginner golfers. Guaranteed to transform your game!