Everything we can possibly think of that should go in your golf bag

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  • What\'s in the bag: The Essentials

  • 14 Clubs

  • (At least) Six golf balls: If you\'re golf game is a little loose like mine, maybe keep your stash 50/50 between new and used. Personally, any fewer than six balls in my bag and I\'m dripping sweat while clutching my driver. 

  • Three headcovers for woods and hybrids

  • A dozen or so tees

  • One golf glove

  • Accessories

  • Bag tag with your name: It certainly helps at the bag drop, especially for group outings). 

  • 2 towels: a big one for clubs and a small towel to keep in your back pocket for the green is handy on dewey mornings.

  • Divot repair tool

  • Ball marker: if you don\'t have a lucky coin by now, you\'re doing it wrong.

  • Mini-Sharpie: Or else how will you truly know if it\'s your Pinnacle in the fairway?

  • Protective pouch: For watches or other items that could scratch when in a golf bag.

  • Driver adjustment tool

  • First Aid

  • Sunscreen 

  • Lip balm (especially for the desert or mountain courses) 

  • Band-Aids (for blisters)

  • Bug Repellent

  • Bottle (or travel pack) of painkillers

  • 2 packaged foods (nothing that will spoil)

  • Foul weather preparedness

  • Optional depending on the season and forecast. If you don\'t want to keep it all in your bag, consider keeping these items together in a smaller, easy-to-access bag.

  • Wet weather  

  • Set of rain gloves

  • Rain club cover

  • Rain jacket

  • Pair of rain pants

  • Umbrella (This is the subject of much debate: I say for links or cart golf, you don\'t need it, but if walking a parkland, yes).

  • Waterproof baggie: Good for valuables, phones, wallet, etc.

  • Cold weather

  • Set of winter gloves

  • Under shirt or arm warmers

  • Jacket

  • Handwarmer packs

  • Wool cap that covers the ear

  • Social golf novelties

  • Koozie: We don\'t condone "packing in" your own booze but B.Y.O.Koozie is essential.

  • Insulated Cup: Yeti and Tervis do good work.

  • Softcover cooler bag: Some courses provide their own, but many don\'t.

  • Pack of business cards: Because you never know who you\'ll be paired up with.

  • Some cash in small bills. For tips, beverage cart and bets.

  • Bottle opener

  • Tech

  • Bluetooth Speaker

  • Rangefinder (or wearable GPS unit).

  • Mobile Swing analyzer/trackman: In some cases, this could simply be an app on your phone. 

  • GoPro and selfie stick

  • Portable phone charger or Extra USB cord for golf cart: More and more golf carts are installing USB outlets, but I\'ve realized it\'s pointless if you leave your USB in the car.

  • Driving range training aid: The Orange Whip seems to be a pretty common sight these days in golf bags, or alignment sticks.

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