20 Must-Have Accessories for Your Golf Bag

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Cooler weather won't stop avid golfers from hitting the course — they're known to be out there until well into December. If you're one of America's 23.8 million golf players or have one in your life, this list of must-have accessories is for you. It covers a wide range of perfectly giftable and must-have items to help and amuse on the course.
Wilson Staff F.L.I. Golf Balls
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NEW GOLF BALLS

Price: $10 for 12 | Buy them on Amazon
The first thing that comes to mind when thinking about golf. We recommend going cheap; though you could also get a dozen Titleist balls for $48 or explore the many choices in between.

Callaway AAAA Used Golf Balls
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USED GOLF BALLS

Price: $24 for 50 | Buy them on Amazon
An avid golfer can never have too many balls for practice rounds, the driving range, and putting. Abandoned balls can be found on the course, but this is an easier route.

ProActive Sports Green Go Pocket Ball Washer
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BALL CLEANER

Price: Starting at $8 | Buy it on Amazon
Most courses have a designated place to clean golf balls, but to keep them clean as you play, this is the perfect size cleaner to keep in a pocket to use after every hole.

Pride Golf Tee
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TEES

Price: $5 for 50 | Buy them on Amazon
Tees come in wood or plastic and in different lengths. Each golfer has their preference, but tees tend to be inexpensive regardless.

Maxfli Sunday Stand Bag
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STAND BAG

Price: $45 | Buy it from Dick's Sporting Goods
Stand bags are lightweight, with retractable legs that give golfers easy access to everything inside. Even without end-of-summer savings, a well-reviewed bag doesn't have to cost much more than $60.

Player Supreme Golf Towel
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TOWELS

Price: Starting at $3.30 | Buy them at Walmart
Golf towels are a key component of any golf bag. They can be used for everything from wiping off your hands to wiping down everything after a rain (not to mention making a golf ball cleaner unnecessary).

Yoport Golf Club Brush and Club Groove Cleaner
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BRUSH

Price: $7 | Buy it on Amazon
Wire bristles and a sharp pick will get dirt and grime out the grooves of your clubs, making for better contact and spin — or at least one fewer excuse for when a player shanks the ball.

Weatherproof Mens Golf Jacket
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WATERPROOF JACKET

Price: $35 | Buy it on Amazon
As long as it zips and is completely waterproof, keeping the elements out to let you play longer, there are lots of jackets that'll do the trick for a golfer. One that packs a little warmth is even better.

Rain Wedge Premier Golf Bag Rain Cover Hood
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BAG RAIN COVER

Price: $20 | Buy it at Walmart
Protect your gear with a simple golf bag rain cover — an essential on the course any time the weather's bad or even just unpredictable.

Golf Umbrella
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UMBRELLA

Price: $19 | Buy it on Amazon
When it comes to golf umbrellas, oversize is key. Double canopy is also nice. You're going to want something that provides ample coverage and holds up in a storm; if you golf enough, you'll be caught in the rain sooner or later.

TaylorMade Men's Stratus Sport Golf Glove
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GLOVES

Price: Starting at $12 | Buy them on Amazon
Keep hands blister- and callus-free and guarantee a sweat-free grip for consistency on the course.

golfer putting on sunscreen
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SUNSCREEN AND BUG SPRAY

Golf is an outdoor sport. Protect yourself with cheap and effective sunscreens and fend off the bugs with one of our recommended bug sprays. Keep both handy in the golf bag.
Whetstone 75-4732 All-in-One Stainless Steel Golfer's Tool
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DIVOT TOOL

Price: $9 | Buy it on Amazon
Fix all those divots from balls and clubs. Every golfer should have one of these tools in their arsenal, and this one comes with a bunch of stuff, Swiss Army style, without costing much more than a divot tool on its own.

USGA On The Green, Genuine Calfskin Leather
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SCORECARD/SCORECARD HOLDER

Price: $34 | Buy it on Amazon
Stop forgetting scorecards until you're out on the greens — stock up and throw a few in your bag, and stay organized while you're at it with a scorecard holder. A high-end leather holder comes in a gift box and is endorsed by more customers than a synthetic leather version ($15 at Dick's Sporting Goods).

Swinger Subscription Box
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SWINGER SUBSCRIPTION BOX

Price: Starting at $10 a box | Buy it on Swinger Box
Get a golfer new gear, clothes, and golf accessories on the regular — just choose a delivery schedule and type of box.

Travel Bag Cover
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TRAVEL BAG COVER

Price: Starting at $60 | Buy one from the PGA Tour Superstore
Avid golfers want to take their clubs with them when traveling, which is much easier with a travel golf bag. Soft-sided travel bags are best for car trips; hard sides fare better in air travel.

Funny Golf Shirt
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FUNNY GOLF GIFTS

Price: Starting at $5 | Buy them on Etsy
There may be literally no end to the goofy T-shirts, mugs, placards, and specific, sport-related items such as putters, towels, and ball markers you can buy to amuse a golfer.

SereneLife Pro Golf Laser Rangefinder
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RANGE FINDER

Price: $110 | Buy it on Amazon
A range finder can help gauge distance for a shot and improve accuracy and cost up to $600. This well-reviewed model is lightweight and works with the push of a single button. If you're playing pro — don't bother, these aren't allowed.

Golf Shoes
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SHOES

Price: Starting at $50 | Buy it on Amazon
Good shoes will keep you comfortable all day, from supporting your swing to supporting a lot of steps walking the course. Every golfer has their own fit and feel preferences, but a good starting point and price are these Adidas models.

High Visibility Ball Markers
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BALL MARKER

Price: Starting at $5 | Buy them from Dick's Sporting Goods
Every golfer needs something to use as a ball marker. You can just use a coin from your pocket — but readily available markers, systems, or sets that cost only $5 to $22 will make a better gift.

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