Don’t get caught empty-handed. Add these items to your golf bag
There’s a reason we’re called amateurs, and in golf that extends beyond mere playing ability. Many of us make mistakes regarding the things we have – and don’t have – in our golf bags. Whether it’s accessories to make the next shot easier or items to protect us from the elements, here are nine things you should have in your bag. Immediately.
Tour Tee Microfibre Waffle Trifold Towel $29.95
This highly absorbent, 50cm x 13cm microfibre waffle golf towel comes complete with carabiner clip and is available in four colours.
Challenge “Leuk The Duck” Headcover $29.95
One of the most popular products in the Australian market, and used by Challenge international patron Robert Allenby and PGA Tour star Lucas Herbert, this striking headcover is perfect for both pros and amateurs alike. The House of Golf has enjoyed a long-standing relationship with Challenge supporting kids with cancer and to continue honouring the legacy of the late Jarrod Lyle, they couldn’t be more committed to supporting this wonderful charity. All proceeds from “Leuk” products help Challenge to support kids with cancer.
PGA Tour Deluxe Club Brush & Groove Cleaner $24.95
Featuring an ergonomic non-slip handle, wire bristles for cleaning irons, nylon bristles for gentle cleaning of woods, a groove-cleaning spike for embedded dirt in shoes or clubs and a carabiner clip to attach to your bag, this is the only cleaning device you need on the course.
Cancer Council Sport Sunscreen SPF50+ $11
Widely regarded as the country’s most trusted brand in sun protection, Cancer Council’s SPF50+ broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection is great for golfers with its sweat-resistant, fragrance-free offering that has been tested for four hours water resistance. Starting from $11 for the 50ml tube that can connect to your bag, give your skin maximum protection this summer and always have some on hand to reapply.
Custom-Designed Ace Golf Gloves $30
A first of its kind anywhere in the world, Ace Golf gloves allow you to customise your own gloves with no minimum orders or set-up costs. Handmade from the finest quality AAA-soft Cabretta leather, this glove provides exceptional comfort and grip. And the best part – your order will be made and sent within two weeks, depending on the quantity of your order.
Bushnell Tour V5 $549
Stop guessing distances, pacing off yardages or looking for that 150-metre marker and join a new generation of dialled-in golfers. Size, speed and accuracy has evolved with the Bushnell Tour V5 laser rangefinder, featuring PinSeeker with Visual Jolt, Bite Magnetic Mount, and next-level clarity and brightness. Want slope? Check out the company’s Tour V5 Shift model. Visit bushnellgolf.com.au for more.
Is there anything worse than an aching body in the middle of your round? This herbal massage cream combines ingredients used for the temporary relief of muscular aches and pains. Starting at $16.95 for a 60g tube, find out why this could be a scorecard saviour at fisiocrem.com.au.
Tour Tee Combo Pack Golf Tees $9.95
Less friction, more distance. Add up to 12 yards to your game with this pack that includes three large and two small tees. The small nodules on top of the tee promote low-spin launch for added distance and control and, according to the company, are virtually unbreakable when using drivers and fairway woods. And as added bonuses, they double as groove cleaners and a divot repair tool.
Ecco Repel Waterproofing Spray $15.95
Defend your footwear and accessories from water and stains with this 125ml repel spray. Developed in Ecco’s laboratory specifically to help maintain the unique look and characteristics of Ecco products for longer, this natural formula provides an invisible and breathable protective coating that resists water and stains and can be used on a wide range of materials.
BONUS TIP: A bag with your name on it
Stop. Just stop. Here’s the rule on this: unless you have a reserved parking spot at the next PGA or LPGA Tour event or are the head professional at a golf facility, having your name stamped on your bag is absolutely forbidden. You don’t look cool. You look like an idiot.