A look at some of the best golf accessories that are on the market to help you be fully prepared and play your best this season
Best Golf Accessories
We all love to get our hands on some new clubs but often it’s the smaller and most convenient things that can add plenty to both your game and your enjoyment of it.
Ultimately, the best golf accessories make our lives as golfers easier whether that be in terms of having a good golf towel, an umbrella that can deal with the wind and rain, or other accessories like training aids and gadgets.
Clearly, not only do we need accessories that help us out on the golf course, but we also need things to help make us better players, or make us feel good about ourselves.
Oh and we would be remiss for not mentioning golf travel accessories too such as shoe bags and travel bags to protect our pride and joys. A good golf accessory that makes things easier in the airport or train station is worth its weight in gold.
As such here is a list of the best golf accessories that you might want to include in your bag or, perhaps, maybe a new bag itself.
Best Golf Accessories
Rapsodo Mobile Launch Monitor
The Rapsodo mobile launch monitor literally turns your smartphone into a launch monitor to give you a wide range of numbers like carry distance, ball speed, club speed, smash factor, launch angle, and launch direction.
It works in conjunction with the free Rapsodo app on your iOS smartphone indoors or outdoors. After setting up an account and logging in, players just need to rest their phone in the front slot and position it approx. six feet behind the ball.
There are a number of good features. For example when you hold the club in front of your phone’s camera, it will automatically record the club you’re hitting, which worked most of the time but you can input it manually very easily.
Once you’ve selected the club and start hitting shots, the Rapsodo MLM captures video of you hitting and displays shot tracer-style graphics on the screen, which we found to be accurate most of the time, as well as certain data points like the ones we mentioned above.
Additionally it’s compact size and lightweight design make it easily portable in the carry case and the LED system lets you know when you’re ready to hit.
FootJoy is a brand synonymous with high-quality golf gear and if you’re after a strong, sturdy and stylish backpack, made by the No. 1 shoe in golf, then this is for you.
We rarely have enough pockets for all our usual travel bits but there’s a place for everything here, be it shoes, laptops or clothing.
So when you’re next at the airport and you want to get your hands on things straightaway with this double-zipped premium offering. FootJoy don’t do things by halves and there’s plenty of thought and craftsmanship that’s gone into this backpack.
Putt Out Premium Pressure Putt Trainer
There’s lots to like about this product and we could all do with some improved stats on the greens. This features a parabolic ramp and only a ball that is rolled on the perfect line and pace (18 inches past the hole) will stick in the micro-target. So it really helps you to focus on your pace rather than just dribbling or bolting it in.
The three smaller dots can act as a narrower target or to allow you to adjust to slight breaks in a putt. The micro-target has a new pop down target which has been introduced to add a more vibrant target.
It can be folded away and taken anywhere which is one of the clearest signs of a great golf accessory, let along a training aid that will undoubtedly help you hole more putts.
We also like the fact it comes in four colours.
Bushnell Wingman GPS Speaker
Bushnell describe the Wingman as a “first of its kind” product and with the multitude of features on offer it is hard to argue.
It is a device that enables you to combine high quality audio from your phone with audible GPS distances from the Bushnell Golf App. That way you can get what we found to be accurate front, middle and back yardages, or you can choose to listen to music of your choice as well.
It’s pretty easy to set up as you simply pair your phone with the Wingman using Bluetooth and the app is free to download when you buy a Bushnell product.
It can easily be attached to your bag or you can attach it to your buggy thanks to the magnetic Bite technology as well.
The rechargeable battery lasts up to 10 hours and we didn’t have any problems with it running out prematurely. It also has a built-in USB port for charging other devices, which is a nice addition as you’ll be using your phone a lot.
Titleist Players Travel Cover
A good travel bag is a mightily important golf accessory, especially as we all undoubtedly have golfing trips lined up. One of the best is this Titleist Players Cover which is functional and features two premium skate wheels and a large carry handle. The wheels in particular are incredibly convenient especially when trying to get to the check in desk on time.
It features plenty of internal and external storage and is made with a durable construction and premium metal hardware to ensure it lasts a long time.
Also take a look at our best Titleist golf bags guide if you want to see the top models in the current range.
Brand Fusion Tour Alignment Sticks
A few years ago you might have been viewed with some suspicion if you had these in your bag and you weren’t playing for your living. Thankfully that way of of thinking is changing now and they could be one of the best golf accessories for you.
What have you got to lose by just keeping these tucked away in a corner of the bag? They’re durable, visible, come in a pair to help with various drills and you even get a drill sheet and instructions on what might help your game.
Definitely one of the best golf training aids you can buy and given the cheap price, it offers good value.
Ping Moonlite Golf Carry Bag
There is no doubt you will have your proper golf bag for most rounds at your local club but as we approach the summer months, a lightweight carry option could be the way to go if you want to get a quick nine in after work.
As such this Ping Moonlite bag is an excellent golf accessory
There are three colours to choose from – navy/white/scarlet and black/scarlet and this, the heather grey/bright blue. This weighs in at just 2.5 lbs and has been re-designed so it’s light even for a moon bag and now features a zippered water-bottle pocket.
The dual strap stays in the same position which makes picking it up easy and there’s plenty of room for all 14 clubs which isn’t always the case with a lightweight carry bag. As the saying goes here ’this Sunday bag isn’t just for Sundays’.
Bose SoundSport Free Headphones
Many of the top professional players in the world head to the range with headphones on because many have cited the fact they can get totally focused on what they are doing, can listen to what they want, and on the whole, will not be bothered when trying to practice properly.
So then why don’t we do the same with these Bose SoundSport Free headphones?
Built with sporty types in mind, they are sweat and water resistant. They should fit most ears because they come in small, medium and large sizes, and they are comfortable too thanks to Bose’s StayHear tips.
You can get five hours of battery life which is more than enough charge to get some serious practice done, and the solid plastic carry case doubles as a charger which gives you an extra ten hours of power.
Of course we should mention the sound quality too which we found to be very good indeed. It is worth noting they are not noise-cancelling though.
adidas Golf Braided Stretch Belt
A good pair of trousers needs a good belt. Not only should a belt give a comfortable fit and help keep the trousers or shorts where they should be, but the belt is also a chance to make a fashion statement too, as shown by this adidas model which you would definitely have seen out on Tour being worn by adidas staff players like Dustin Johnson and Xander Schauffele.
We like this particular model because of its strong and stretchy construction to ensure long lasting durability and performance. The stretch strap is braided for distinctive styling and we like the three distinctive colours available (navy, white, grey).
FootJoy StaSof Glove
FootJoy has been making the premium all-leather StaSof since 1980 and it remains the company’s most popular glove among tour players.
Constructed from TactionLT Advanced Performance leather, it feels fantastic against your skin and it delivers that hint of natural tackiness you expect from high-end leather, helping you maintain a strong grip on the club.
Breathing holes on the front and back of the fingers help keep your hand cool, while the PowerNet mesh across the knuckles adds to the glove’s flexibility.
The Velcro closure tab is slightly angled to work with the shape of the hand and overall, it’s a very comfortable glove to wear.
Callaway Carry Double Strap Bag
If you carry your bag you more than likely want things to be as light as possible while still having the benefits of your usual stand bag. More and more of us are favouring the pencil-style bag and this has a three-way divider, three zippered pockets (including a generous apparel pocket) and, best of all, it has an integrated stand system to keep the bag off the ground.
So, even in the depths of winter, you can still take this out without getting it all muddy and dirty.
Often with this style of bag you only have a single strap which takes some getting used to and is never quite the same as a double strap. This features a double strap so it really does tick every box.
Masters TourDri Umbrella
As we mentioned earlier, a good golf umbrella is one of the best golf accessories you can have because it keeps the rain and wind at bay.
We’re big fans of this two-tone umbrella which is particularly good value and something a bit different. It has a large canopy to stave off the elements and is as functional as it is colourful – there are five colours to choose from.
It features an auto-opening mechanism so you won’t be faffing around when the heavens open, and it is also lightweight, strong and has a comfy grip.
SKLZ Suspended Sport Net
If we’ve learnt anything in the past year or so it’s that we all need a good net. This, from SKLZ, is made for baseball, softball or golf and it attaches to most garage doors or open spaces through some quick connect points.
There is a fiberglass pole at the bottom that keeps it in place and reduces any kick ball so your full-blown driver will be easily collected and there’s no danger of any accidents. If we’ve also learnt anything in the past year it’s that there are plenty of sub-standard nets out there.
It’s 7.5”x7 and it can be easily rolled up and stored away when not in use.
TaylorMade Cart Towel
How many of us either rely on something out of the bathroom cupboard or something that’s been attached to the bag for the past decade? Remember the feel and spin of those new wedges a few years ago – well, here’s your first port of call to some cleaner clubs and grooves.
This TaylorMade towel will get stuck into your clubs and the soft and absorbent construction will make a marked improvement to your nearest and dearest ie your clubs.
It’s 15″ x 24″ so as large as you need it to be, and has a soft Waffle-Weave Construction.
For more towel options be sure to have a read of our best golf towels guide too.
Scotty Cameron Divot Tool
How many old pitchmark repairers have you got sat in a dark recess of your golf bag from a goody bag from a day out somewhere nice? Well the divot tool is a golf accessory you are going to use a lot so it makes sense to get something unique, stylish and does the job.
Enter this Scotty Cameron tool which is sturdier than your old faithful and will be part of your on-course line-up for years to come.
The engraved detail looks great too.
Ecco Shoe Bag
If you’re one of those characters who spends his pre-round build-up rummaging around the house looking for the other golf shoe then this might add a little order to your life.
You would expect something classy from Ecco and this sporty offering will keep your shoes in the best of order. There’s a separate pocket for your valuables so everything can be stored away without the need for any excess baggage – comes in three different colour options.
Also if you are a fan of Ecco in the first place be sure to give our guide on the best Ecco golf shoes a read too.
Wilson Range Bag
This is from a company that is steeped in history and they have more major wins (62) in players using their equipment than any other manufacturer. Gene Sarazen got things going and Arnold Palmer, Sam Snead, Walter Hagen, Nick Faldo and Ben Crenshaw have all followed suit – Gary Woodland is the most recent with his US Open win at Pebble Beach.
If you’re a practice ground junkie then this retro offering could well be up your street.
We hope you enjoyed this guide on the best golf accessories.