Every good golfer knows that USGA rules enforce a maximum of 14 clubs in a bag. The average is 12, including a driver, 3-wood and 5-wood, eight irons, (3-9 iron and pitching wedge), and putter. There is certainly no rule about how many items you can have in your bag though, and a number of golfers fill their personal space with a lot more than clubs. There are essentials, state-of-the-art personal tech, and lucky charms that golfers need to survive for the few hours they spend on the golf course. So whether you walk or prefer to play your rounds from a cart, keeping your golf bag stocked is important. Here’s our list of the top 5 items you should have in your bag.
River Landing Golf Towel
The most versatile tool in your golf bag is not your putter or your six iron. It’s not your SPF hat, your ball marker, your rangefinder, or even your bottle opener. In fact, it’s a simple golf towel attached to your bag that’s an absolute must. It’s perfect for:
- Wiping down wet and/or muddy clubs
- Drying hands prior to a shot
- Wiping the sweat from your forehead
- Cleaning up a spill in the golf cart drink holder
The River Landing golf towel is a perfect way to represent your favorite community and club, and also a great way to keep your brow dry before the big shot!
Titleist Pro V1 Golf Balls
You can’t play your best game without the best golf balls. Faster from core to cover, the Titleist Pro V1 is designed to leave the clubface with more ball speed and lower long game spin for more distance, while also providing the best short game control to help golfers shoot lower scores.
Oakley Radar Sunglasses
Eastern North Carolina is known for its sunshine and its warmth. While a number of holes are nestled under the bough of an oak or a pine, the fairways can be bright and hot. That is why your golf bag is enhanced by a pair of Oakley Radar Sunglasses. And these are not just regular sunglasses. These are large lens glasses that offer extended coverage, complete with 100% filtering of all UVA, UVB, and UVC rays. They feature Unobtainium™ nose pads and temples that increase grip with perspiration for a no-slip grip. Ditch the dime store shades and add these specs to your golf bag arsenal.
Leupold Gx-5I Range Finder
One of the most accurate range finders on the market, the Leupold GX-5i is completely legal for tournament play and features a crystal clear LED display. Fueled by the Leupold DNA engine, this device gives faster laser measurements and more accurate readings to anywhere on the course.
Aftershokz Bluetooth Headphones
The lightweight and comfortable AfterShokz Bluetooth stereo headphones are the safest alternative to traditional sport headphones and earbuds. These slick buds deliver music through your cheekbones, ensuring your ears remain completely open to ambient sounds for maximum situational awareness during long-term wear. Perfect for the golf course!
So enjoy the season. Enjoy a round of golf- but don’t be caught out on the course with last year’s gear. Keep it fresh. Stop by the River Landing Pro Shop today and fill up on the year’s top items you must have in your golf bag!