16 Must-Have Golf Accessories to Carry in Your Bag

October 17, 2018 7 min read

16 Must-Have Golf Accessories to Carry in Your Bag - Golftini

Think you only need your golf tees and clubs? Think again. Before you tee off, take a moment to double-check your golf bag and make sure you’ve got everything you might need. From sunscreen to umbrellas and more, must-have golf accessories can make your game go smoother, and provide the convenience you need for focused play.

Wondering what to keep in your golf bag? Let’s explore the on-course essentials that will set you up for a win and elevate your golf experience.

16 must-have golf accessories for women

Whether you’re a rookie or a pro, complete your arsenal with must-have golf accessories and other essentials.

1.  A USB Cable

It’s crucial to have a fully-charged phone at all times. If you ever find yourself with only 2% battery left, don’t worry. Most golf carts have built-in ports for USB cables, allowing you to charge your phone while out on the green. 

Consider buying an inexpensive one that's designated just for your golf bag. Doing so eliminates the worry of misplacing your cord when transporting it between your home and the golf course. You’ll find a vast selection of USB cell phone cables under $10 suitable for both Android and iOS devices on Amazon. Make sure to store it in a safe compartment, such as the Martini Checkered Crossbody Bag, so you don’t lose it on the course. 

2. Hair Ties

If you’ve ever played golf on a windy weekday, you’ll know how annoying it is to have your hair whipping you in the face. It throws you off your game, distracting you every time you try to swing. 

Don’t secure a messy bun with golf tees (although it is a clever hack).  Next time you're at the drugstore, buy a cheap pack of hair ties and plop them in your golf bag! 

pack of stretchy Scunci ties is our go-to choice for three reasons:

  • The ties won't damage your hair even after wearing them for hours.
  • They're all in black, meaning they’ll go with any Golftini outfit.
  • Each pack comes with 14 hair ties so you’ll always have spares (and you can lend them to friends during desperate times!).

3. A Portable Bluetooth Speaker

To hype yourself up, you may want to play music on the green (as long as you're not disturbing other golfers and abiding by the club's rules, of course). The Ultimate Ears UE Roll 2 is convenient for the course because it has a built-in strap on the back that can be secured to your golf cart. This golfer must-have is also slim enough to slip into your golf bag.

Plus, with nine hours of battery life, this portable Bluetooth speaker will surely last you through 18 holes. The best part? You can walk away from your cart, phone in your pocket, and you still won’t get disconnected—the Roll 2 has a range of play of up to 65 feet!

4. Sunscreen

Even if it doesn’t seem sunny out, you should still use sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30. The sun’s harmful UV rays can still pass through the clouds, causing all kinds of skin damage such as sunburn, sun spots, and skin aging.

To stay safe, don’t forget to apply and reapply SPF during the day. Consider using sunscreen in spray form for convenient (and mess-free) use on the course. One of the best golf bag essentials you can own is the Banana Boat Sports Ultra SPF 30 Sunscreen Spray. Formulated specifically for sports, this spray-on sunscreen is lightweight and sweat-resistant.

5. Range Finder

There will be times when you won't have a caddy with you to tell you the yardage. Instead of wandering around aimlessly looking for the 150-yardage-marker, just use a rangefinder. We promise—you'll impress your date or your friends when you whip it out. We recommend the Bushnell Tour V4 Rangefinder—it’s PGA-approved, boasts high ratings, and is waterproof.

6. Lip Gloss

Your lips can get dry and chapped after playing golf, whether it’s a chilly or warm day. The Dior Addict Stellar Gloss has the moisturizing benefits of a balm, with a little bit of shimmer for a glamorous effect. Once you swipe it across your lips, you’ll feel fabulous, confident, and ready for post-game drinks with the girls. We suggest going with a natural shade such as 354 (Nude) or 454 (Pearly Coral).

7. An Umbrella

There's always a chance it will rain on the links, so be sure to bring an umbrella. And if your main concern is how you’re going to carry it around, here’s a fun fact that most people haven’t noticed: most golf bags have a dedicated umbrella sleeve.

We love this mini umbrella by ESUFEIR because it’s not only modern and chic, but it’s also so compact and lightweight. Plus, like our sun protection tops, it can block the sun’s UV rays!

8. Business Cards

Who knows who you’ll meet on the course? After all, golf is a very social sport, making it the perfect place to network with people. According to the PGA, golf is a “top networking tool” as it allows you to market yourself, get in the circle of CEOs, and create long-lasting connections.

This must-have golf accessory is something you might not have known you needed, but can change your life: business cards. They’re a convenient way to trade contact information with fellow golfers, potentially opening the door to once-in-a-lifetime opportunities.

9. A Birdie Bottle

Toast to you and your friends’ wins! Whenever someone scores a birdie, eagle, or hole-in-one on the golf course, it's tradition to take a shot of drinks like beer, whiskey, and pink lemonade.

Whichever concoction you prefer, make your on-court celebrations more special with classy sets that you can bring on the go. Our Golf Birdie Bottle Flask Set is a must-have golf accessory—it comes with four shot glasses and is available in two colorways.

10. Extra Socks

There’s nothing more uncomfortable than walking around with wet, squishy socks after a rain shower on the course. To be prepared for such situations, it would be wise to bring an extra pair of socks with you. That way, you can change anytime, without having to run back to the clubhouse.

To maintain comfort, make sure to add these no-show socks to your checklist of golfer must-haves. Not only are these socks practical, but they also feature a low-cut design that will keep your golf outfit looking chic.

11. Crossbody Bag (With Cash in It!)

You might think money isn’t a golf bag must-have, but there are actually many situations where you may need cash fast. For instance, what if you need to tip the cart girl for your beer, or the caddy for cleaning your clubs? Don't be that golfer who doesn’t tip, especially if you're someone’s guest or new to the club!

If you carry a big, bulky wallet in your handbag, it would be impractical to bring it on the green. Instead, you can put a few bills in a compact pouch like the Martini Crossbody Bag. Keep a few $10 and $20 bills in there, ready for tipping—and for making spur-of-the-moment purchases!

12. A Bucket Hat

When it comes to must-have golf accessories, you can’t go wrong with a cute bucket hat. Compared to a baseball cap, it’s easier to fold and stuff inside your golf bag, allowing you to bring it wherever you go.

The Reversible Bucket Hat by Golftini features two different designs, allowing you to switch up your look effortlessly. Whether you’re feeling fun or formal, simply choose between the two sides and match it with your ensemble . Its water-resistant fabric keeps you dry during light showers, while built-in UPF 30+ safeguards your face and scalp against the sun.

13. Extra Golf Gloves

Now, you don’t need to carry as many gloves as Tiger Woods (he claims to bring 16 gloves in his golf bag). But you do need to bring at least one extra glove. During your game, your glove may start to feel sweaty and affect your grip. Having an extra glove allows you to switch to a new one when needed, allowing for maximum comfort on the green.

Our Women’s Cabretta Leather Golf Glove uses a wrist tab to ensure it stays on securely. Precision-cut leather guarantees longevity, while the minimalist white design goes with every outfit.

14. Travel-Size Perfume

You just ended your game and now you're going for cocktails and a bite to eat at the clubhouse. However, there's not enough time to take a shower in the ladies locker room. Fortunately, you’ve got a lifesaver in your bag: fragrance. Scents are such must-haves for golfer gals because they can freshen you up in no time.

A worthy addition to your list of golf bag essentials is Pomegranate Noir by Jo Malone London. Fun fact: it’s one of Golftini owner-designer Susan Hess' fave scents because it's so refreshing without being overpowering. This fruity fragrance is just what you need for that extra jolt of energy after your round.

15. Band-Aids

You're looking for the golf ball that you lost in the prickly bushes and got a cut. You're gripping your club too tight which forms a blister. You’re wearing new shoes that you haven’t broken in yet, and they’re starting to feel uncomfortable.

A golf bag must-have, Band-Aids allow you to swiftly address issues such as these, so you can continue playing without any pain. They may seem small, but they can make a big difference in your match by maintaining your focus. The next time you run errands, make it a point to buy a box of Band-Aids. To save space, take these lifesavers out of their bulky container and slip a few pieces into your bag.

16. Extra Golf Balls

Last on our list of must-have golf accessories is one you simply can’t go without: extra golf balls. The last thing you want is to make your friends wait while you run into the woods to retrieve your only ball. And sure—borrowing other people’s balls may be an option, but it’s not the classiest move.

To be prepared, bring no less than three spare golf balls per round. This ensures that you complete your match even if some balls get lost or damaged mid-game. We suggest going for the five-layer Golftini x Taylormade Golf Balls for more control over your shot.

Shop must-have golf accessories at Golftini

A round of golf won’t be complete without these items. The next time you tee off, whip out this list to make sure you’re fully prepared to tackle any situation that comes your way.

For more must-have golf accessories, check out our women’s gear. We design our golf accessories with style and practicality in mind, empowering you to play at any skill level.

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