10 Best Travel Accessories For Any Golfer

You may be a seasoned golf pro, but you don’t have to be a seasoned traveler to pack your bags like one. When planning a golf trip, there are many things you need to consider. You want to do everything possible to make your trip as smooth and enjoyable as possible while protecting your precious clubs at all costs.

From expensive and complex gadgets to the smallest but most valuable accessories, there are plenty of ways to prepare for your trip. Before you prepare for your next golf trip, let us help you.

Below, we’ve compiled a list of the top 10 travel accessories for any golfer.

1. Golf bag cover

You’ve spent enough time and money choosing the perfect clubs, so you’ll want to protect them at all costs. If you travel by car, train or even bus, you have much more control over your belongings. This is also the case if you plan to ship your golf clubs in advance.

But unfortunately, when you travel by plane, this is not always the case. Once you’ve checked in, your luggage has a tough journey ahead of it, being ferried through the airport and loaded into the hold along with hundreds of other pieces of luggage.

For this reason, you want to get a travel cover to cover your bag and protect your clubs. There are plenty of durable yet lightweight options that will give you peace of mind while you travel. For example, the OGIO Alpha, J Lindeberg Pro and Masters flight bag covers.

Although there are many options, choosing a rolling bag cover makes transporting your clubs much easier.

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2. baggage tracker

Despite the fact that most of our luggage arrives well and on time, there may still be occasions when luggage is misplaced or delayed. When you go on a golf trip, the last thing you want is for your clubs to go missing.

The good news is that technology has allowed us to track our bags should anything happen to them. So why not get yourself an Apple AirTag, Tile Pro or even the cheaper Amazon equivalent? Then just put it in your bag and you can rest easy knowing you can always locate your bags.

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3. Wireless headphones

From plane to class, there are times when you might want to block out the world with music or a good podcast, especially if you need to eliminate distractions during a game.

Wireless headphones, especially earphones, make this much easier and means no messy cables lying around and getting stuck. So be sure to get yourself a good pair of comfortable, noise-canceling headphones before you go.

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4. Reusable water bottle

When you’re away, it can be all too easy to fall into the trap of buying bottled water. Whenever possible, it’s far better for the planet to take a reusable water bottle with you and refill it before you leave each day.

Of course, you must check whether you are ok with drinking tap water at the chosen destination. If you can’t, find out if the hotel or golf club offers a safe place to refill your water bottles. In some cases this may not be possible, but if you know there will be water stations along the way, take a bottle to take with you.

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5. small backpack

If you’ve packed everything neatly into your travel suitcase, the last thing you want to do is have to empty everything to go out for the day. A backpack can be a great way to keep all your most important things with you when you travel, but also to take all the essentials with you on a day on the course.

Picking something like the OGIO Alpha Recon 320 or the Paravel Packable Backpack gives you plenty of room for your stuff. You can use it for your water bottle, snacks, sunglasses, headphones, etc.

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6. elastic bag

It may sound simple, but bag bungees slip over your suitcase or golf bag and can help attach a second, smaller bag. This means that if you have a travel bag or a backpack that you want to unload for a little while, you can easily strap the two bags together and make your life easier.

seven. Smoothing spray

Even the most seasoned traveler will struggle to make a bag that leaves every item of clothing wrinkle-free. But if you’ve spent hours carefully choosing your outfits for class and parties, the last thing you want is to be the one walking around with huge creases in your shirts or shorts.

Anti-wrinkle spray can remove wrinkles and smooth fabric to make your clothes look and smell fresh. Plus, it’s small enough to slip easily into your bag without taking up much space.

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8. Blister Prevention Tape

Whether you’re playing 14 or 36 holes, there’s nothing worse than trying to wrestle with a light bulb. Having blister tape in your golf bag or backpack can be a real lifesaver in these situations.

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9. Reusable travel towel

Golf towels are important for keeping your clubs dry and clean and even for treating sweaty hands. But when you’re trying to travel light, you don’t want anything too bulky. A foldable microfiber towel can be a lifesaver in hot and cold climates, especially if you’re expecting rain.

Practical towels like Trespass Dripclip mini microfiber towel are easy to carry and very effective. Or, why not opt ​​for the grip-enhancing Gorilla Gold Wipes. Just make sure you have them in your bag so you’ll be prepared whatever the weather.

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ten. glove storage book

Last but not least, trying to pack efficiently while making sure you have everything you need can be tricky. Then, on top of that, you want everything neatly stored to maximize your space.

A glove storage book is a handy accessory that helps you keep your gloves clean and prevents them from ending up in a ball at the bottom of your bag. This keeps them fresher for longer and makes them much easier to find when getting ready for your day on the course.

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Dora W. Clawson