Tips & Guides
You may have from time to time been adding a lot of golf accessories to your inventory including ones that are likely to be needed only rarely; but what good is all that unless you are in a position to lay your hands on any accessory on the golf course, when you really need it? If you find taking them along with you when going to play golf a big hassle, all that stock of accessories that you have built up at much expense would not serve any useful purpose other than ending up at home as a collector’s items. Having a strong and spacious golf bag is the first positive step in the direction of ensuring that you don’t miss out on any accessory that you may require on the course. If portability is your main problem hindering you playing a decent game of golf, that is exactly what we are going to be focused on in the ensuing paragraphs.
Since you cannot escape from having to carry a golf bag to carry your most essential stuff like golf clubs and balls anyway, you might just as well try to make the best use of it by not hesitating to stack it to its full capacity with all that you are likely to need on the golf course, including items that are not so frequently required. Make sure that all the compartments of your golf bag are made use of and are not allowed to remain just empty air pockets. Always carry some extra balls, tees, and an additional sun-block. You will kick your heels in frustration and disgust if you didn’t have a club repair kit when you needed one. When making the best use of your golf bag to carry as many essential items as possible from your vast inventory, a good sense of space management would become very handy.
If you have a golf cart too, that would make things much easier for you by being able to have accessories likely to be needed only at the latter stages of a game, if at all, under the seat in your golf cart neatly packed inside some form of a duffel bag or a backpack. At times when you are going out with some friends as well, in order conserve space for everybody with their respective golf bags and backpacks too, if any, try to avoid unnecessary duplication of accessories by taking only one of less frequently needed items such as a club repair kit for all of you to share if and when needed.
While making sure that that you take everything with you including an item required only in an emergency like an extra sun-block and first-aid kit, etc., be judicious in selecting only the items for the occasion as against just filling your bag with anything you get hold of indiscriminately. For example, if you are planning to play only one or two holes for the day, you can very well manage with a rag to wipe the clubs clean before putting them back in to the bag, rather than carrying a more cumbersome golf club cleaner. However, don’t be too selective or optimistic as to leave any accessory that you might regret later for having not brought along with you.
If you can use your imagination and any acquired knowledge of the game up to the time, then you would get into the habit of being able to select the right gear and accessories for any given trek to the golf course. This sixth sense should improve with time and experience. In the meantime give first preference to get the maximum utility (and not the second best) from all the accessories in your possession; and the minimization of the load to be carried should only be a secondary consideration.