Golfing is in a unique place when compared to other pastimes. You will conclude that it occupies a sort of gray zone that's a sport, a hobby, and an activity. Depending on who you ask, you will get a different opinion on what constitutes golfing. We are of the view that golf is a sport, through and through.
That being said, there are a few things that you need to start golfing. Over the course of this article, we will be going over objects that you need to ensure that you bring along with you when you are about to take a trip to the course. There is no reason to feel bad if you have to read this article.
Whether this is your first time going to the golf course, and you want to ensure that you don’t leave anything behind, or if you are a veteran who wants to ensure that they have everything, read on. You will find that golf is a sport that requires much more equipment than most people realize.
While you may not need shoulder pads or anything similar to more action-based sports, this does not mean that you will not need a good deal of equipment to make the most out of your golf trip.
It is not as easy as you may think to bring everything along with you when you are golfing, which is why you need to take time to pack your golf bag. Without further delay, let’s take a look at what’s in your golf bag.
Golf Clubs In Bag
Of course, the first thing that you need to ensure that you bring along with you is your set of golf clubs. Depending on your skill level and budget, you can have anywhere from four to fourteen different golf clubs in your bag. No rule explicitly states what kind of clubs you need.
You can even golf with a single club if you would like, but you will not have an enjoyable time. We would argue that the minimum you will need is a driver, an iron, a wedge, a putter, and possibly a hybrid. This is only the bare minimum, however, as you get more confident in your skills, you will find that you will be more willing to invest in clubs.
The next item on our golf bag checklist is a golf glove. While it is not enforced by the rules, you will find that the vast majority of golfers only wear one glove, which is worn on their top hand. If you so choose, you can always opt for two gloves, but you will be in the minority, which is not necessarily a bad thing.
When it comes to golf, the first thing that you will need to ensure is your comfort. You will find it much harder to play golf if you have issues being comfortable. One of the main reasons to wear a golf glove on your other hand is to prevent blisters from chafing against the grip of your club.
That being said, you will always want to ensure that at least one glove is on your list of golf bag essentials, as you will have a tougher time gripping your golf club without it.
Golf Ball Marker
The next object on our list of golf necessities is the humble ball marker. While these objects are usually worth cents at the very most, you will find that they are entirely necessary when you are playing with a group of more than one person. If you are new to golf, you may be wondering about the purpose of golf ball markers.
These small objects are usually bright and flat, which will allow other balls to roll over the without disruption of their path or speed. They are used once you have got your ball onto the putting green. They are placed down to ensure that other players do not hit your ball when they are taking their turn to putt.
Lifting your ball is one of the more important aspects when several players are putting in a similar area, which often happens in games which are close.
Up next on the list of things that you need in your golf bag is a couple of towels. These are especially necessary when there are hotter days. As we discussed earlier, one of the most important things to ensure while you are golfing is that you have sufficient comfort to play to the best of your abilities.
It will be exceedingly difficult to play an enjoyable game of golf if you do not have a towel available to wipe the sweat off of your face. Golf is a hard sport since it requires immense concentration in addition to skill and possibly a small measure of luck. Golfing will be even more difficult if you do not have something to wipe the sweat out of your eyes.
Foul Weather Gear
The last necessity that we will go over in this list is foul weather gear. Foul weather gear is more of a set of accessories than a single one, but it is crucial nonetheless. If it begins to rain, you will always want to have some gear that will be able to put up with it. This brings us back to the issue of comfort.
It will be tough to remain comfortable if you end up getting soaked while you are playing and your clothes and socks are squelching as you walk. This is why you should always try to bring a jacket and a change of socks with you whenever you expect to have to put up with foul weather, and even if you don't expect to.
We hope that we have been able to help you determine what you need and what you don’t need in your golf bag. If there are any questions or concerns, feel free to leave them down in the comments below, happy golfing!