Whether you’re a new golfer trying to learn the ropes, or an experienced player trying to take your game to the next level, you have no choice but to have the right equipment in your bag. While some will make playing more comfortable for you, others are simply essential for you to even have a game. This is why you need to have a clear checklist of things that you need, and a few extras to help you along the way. Here are a few items all golfers should carry in the bag.
Good Gloves and a Hat
You need a pair of good gloves if you’re going to be playing and not just going to the driving range. A good pair of gloves will allow you to have a great grip even if your hands are sweaty. Gloves will also help if you ever get a cut, or if it’s drizzling.
You might not be a big fan of hats, but this is another accessory that could come handy in certain situations. So, bring one with you just in case – you never know!
Plastic Tees and Markers
You should also always have plenty of plastic tees with you. You never know what might happen, and some people just prefer using plastic. Wooden tees are often harder to find, and you’ll go through a lot of them in one game. So, it’s always good to have plastic tees as a backup.
Permanent markers are important to score the game, but they can be used in other ways as well. For instance, you could draw a line on the ball to help you align yourself when you’re on the green. This could be great if you still need practice.
A Good Monitor
The third thing we’re going to add is a monitor. While some might want to learn on their own, a monitor will soften the learning curve. It’s like having a trainer with you. And there has never been a great player in the history of golf that didn’t also have a great trainer to help them.
But a monitor can also do things that would be impossible for a human instructor to do. A good monitor will allow you to track your golf game and check for things like drive distance, clubhead speed, and spin rate among other things. It will also allow you to check for things like swing path, face angle, and attack angle. If you’re serious about your game, then you have no choice but to consider one of these.
The Right Balls
Notice how we didn’t say “the best balls” because the best balls on the market might not be the right balls for you. While many novices will just pick any ball, this could make a great difference to your performance, and how easy the game will be for you. So, don’t spend your money on pro balls thinking it will help your game. Instead, go for Srixon or Noodle soft feel balls.
Towel and a Groove Brush
It’s also very important that you keep your clubs clean during your game. This is why you should add a towel and groove brush to your list. A towel will allow you to wipe down your clubs if they ever gain weight. A groove brush will be essential if you want to keep your grooves free of dirt. Dirty grooves will make your hitting less consistent, so make sure you give grooves a good brushing every round.
These are some of the essentials every golfer should have in their bag. These will not only allow you to enjoy your time but will help you work on your game and keep improving.