There’s nothing worse than making a trip out to the golf course only to realise that you’ve left something important behind. So we’ve put together a checklist of 10 essentials you should always carry in your golf bag, from tees to golfing umbrellas:


Tees and balls

Possibly two of the most important things in your golf bag (aside from your clubs), you should always carry around a spare pack of tees and a few extra balls just in case you lose any! During the wet season, you might want to consider investing in a few yellow or orange high-visibility balls, their bright colouring will make them easier to find after a record shot.


Every golfer has their favourite glove, an essential item for a good game, however, it is something that is easily lost or misplaced. Packing a spare golf glove is a good precautionary measure to take just in case!

Golfing umbrella

Even if the weather looks as if it might hold off, anyone heading out for a game of golf in the autumn or winter months should certainly bring along an umbrella to be on the safe side. A good quality golfing umbrella is an investment that will last, and keep you sheltered during a rainy game so that you can still play to your best without getting absolutely soaked!

Water bottle

Golf may be less of a high intensity sport, however it is still important to keep hydrated during any exercise. Most golf bags come equipped with a water bottle pocket so that your drink can be kept out of the way until needed!

Golf towel

A golfing towel is another must-have if you want to succeed in your game, as this will allow you to keep your clubs and balls clean. Any excess mud on your clubs might impede your shot; this can be quickly and easily rectified with a microfibre or cotton towel.

Spare pencils

The little pencils that you usually use to mark your scorecard are very easily lost, so pack a few extra just in case. You don't want to reach the end of your game to find that you've forgotten your score!

Spare socks and shirts

Particularly during the rainy season, you might want to pack an extra pair of socks as your first pair may get soaked. An extra shirt wouldn’t be a bad idea either, you never know when a downpour may occur and soak your shirt right through. You don’t want to have to cut your game short due to feeling uncomfortable in a wet t-shirt.

First aid kit

This only needs to be a small first aid kit, however, a few antiseptic wipes, a roll of golfers tape and some plasters should suffice. Be it a blister, cut or graze, you’ll be happy to have some form of relief hidden in your golf bag!