What Golf Accessories Do I Need? Building the Perfect Bag

What Golf Accessories Do I Need? Building the Perfect Bag

When it comes to golf, having the right equipment can make all the difference in your performance on the course. While golf clubs, golf balls and golf tees are obviously essential, there are a variety of golf accessories that can help you play your best or would make the best golf gifts for the golfer in your life. In this post, we'll take a look at some of the must-have golf accessories used by the professionals on the pga tourthat can help you improve your golf game and build an efficient golf bag with the right golf equipment.

Golf Bag Rain Cover

We’ll start with the bag itself. One golf accessory that many golfers overlook is a rain cover for their golf bag. If you've ever been caught in a sudden downpour on the golf course, you know how important it is to protect your equipment from water damage. A rain cover will keep your clubs and bag dry, ensuring that they stay in top condition.

Rain Cover

All VESSEL stand bags, like the Player III come with a rain hood as a standard inclusion with your purchase.

Golf Towel

Another must-have accessory for any golfer is a golf towel. Golf towels are designed to be absorbent and durable, making them perfect for cleaning clubs, balls, and even your hands during a round. They can also be used to wipe away sweat and keep your grips dry, improving your grip and reducing the chance of slipping.

If you’re in the market for a great golf towel with functionality try the VESSEL Magnetic towel.

Magnetic towel

It attaches to key metal points on your bag and is easy to pick up with your clubs using the magnet.

Golf Gloves

A golf glove is a crucial accessory for any golfer, as it provides additional grip and protection when holding the club. Unlike most sporting gloves, golf gloves come in a pack of one, worn on the non-dominant hand, so for right-handed golfers, it is worn on the left hand and vise-versa. Most golf gloves are made of leather or synthetic materials and feature small perforations to help keep your hands cool and dry on the course. They come in a variety of sizes and styles to fit any golfer's needs, with some gloves featuring additional padding or extra grip on the fingertips. Wearing a golf glove can also help prevent blisters and calluses from forming on your hands, allowing you to play more comfortably and consistently. Be sure to choose a glove that fits snugly without being too tight, as a poorly fitting glove can actually hinder your game.

Golf Glove

Take a look at this VESSEL/GFore glove.


Headcovers are accessories that are designed to protect the heads of your golf clubs, typically drivers, fairway woods and putters. They come in a variety of materials, including leather, neoprene, and wool, and are available in a range of different colors and designs to match your personal style. Using headcovers can help protect your clubs from scratches and other damage that can occur during transport, as well as from exposure to the elements on the course. Some golf club headcovers even feature extra padding or reinforcement to provide additional protection for your clubs. Headcovers are an affordable and practical way to extend the life of your clubs and keep them looking like new. They're also a great way to add some personality and flair to your golf bag.


Check out the leather golf headcover, from VESSEL. 

Golf Ball Retriever

Depending on your skill, or the banter in your friend group, this one might be controversial. However, it can also be a money saver. Golf ball retrievers are handy devices that allow you to easily retrieve balls that have ended up in water hazards, rough, or other hard-to-reach places. They come in a variety of lengths and designs, so you can choose one that best fits your needs. Golf balls are expensive! If you can use a golf ball retriever to save a few wayward golf balls, there’s no shame in your game.

Golf GPS and/or Rangefinder

If you're serious about improving your game, a golf GPS device is a game-changer. These devices use GPS technology to provide accurate yardages to the front, back, and center of the green, as well as hazards and other key course features. With this information, you can make more informed decisions about club selection and course strategy. A golf rangefinder is another accessory that can help you improve your game. A laser rangefinder uses laser technology to accurately measure distances to the hole and other course features. This information can help you choose the right club and make more informed shots, leading to better scores. While rangefinders can be expensive, they're a worthwhile investment for serious golfers looking to improve their game. Some rangefinders can also be mounted on a golf cart or attached to your bag for easy access during your round.

Blue Tees offers a number of great, best selling rangefinders like the Series 3 Max.

Ball Markers

Modern golfers are always looking to inject some personality into their game. A ball marker is an easy way to do so. Ball markers are simple, small pieces that mark the position of your ball on the green. They’re especially helpful while others are putting as they allow you to move your ball out of their way without having to pick it up. Ball markers are available in a variety of designs and styles, from basic plastic markers to more elaborate ones featuring team logos or custom designs. Having a ball marker in your bag ensures that you're always prepared when you need to mark your ball on the green.

Divot Repair Tool

Golf is a game of procedure and courtesy and one of the biggest courtesies that golfer’s participate in is taking care of the course as they golf. When a golfer hits the ball from the fairway onto the green, the ball leaves a small divot on the green. These divots can affect the roll of the ball and make putting more difficult for everyone on the course.

Divot Tool

A divot tool allows you to quickly and easily repair these divots by pulling up the grass and pressing it back down, allowing the green to heal faster. By using a divot repair tool, you're helping to keep the course in good condition for future golfers, while also ensuring that everyone has a more enjoyable round.

Golf Umbrella

A golf umbrella is another accessory that can come in handy when you're out on the course. In addition to keeping you dry in the rain, an umbrella can also provide shade on sunny days, protecting you from harmful UV rays. Look for an umbrella with a wide canopy and sturdy construction, so you can use it for years to come.


A scorecard is a simple accessory that can help you keep track of your score throughout your round. While most golf courses provide scorecards, it's always a good idea to have a few extras in your bag in case you lose or damage one. A scorecard allows you to keep track of your score for each hole, as well as your overall score for the round. It's also a good idea to jot down notes about your shots, such as the club you used or any unusual course conditions, to help you remember your round later on. Another way to add personality to your game is a scorecard cover. A scorecard cover is a small accessory that can protect your scorecard from damage on the course. These covers come in a variety of materials, from basic leather to high-tech waterproof fabrics, and often feature additional pockets for storing pencils or other small accessories. Using a scorecard cover not only keeps your scorecard clean and dry, but it also ensures that you'll always be able to read your score and keep track of your progress throughout your round. Scorecard covers are also a great way to personalize your golf bag, as they often come in a variety of colors and designs.

Golf Training Aids

Golf training aids are accessories designed to help you improve or assist your game by focusing on specific aspects of your golf swing or putting technique. They come in a variety of forms, from simple alignment rods to complex swing trainers and putting mats or even launch monitors. Some training aids are designed to help with specific issues, such as a slice or hook, while others are more general and can be used to improve overall technique. Training aids can be a great way to supplement your practice routine and make the most of your time on the range or putting green. Be sure to do your research and choose training aids that are right for your skill level and areas of improvement. While some aids can be expensive, they can be a worthwhile investment if they help you improve your game and enjoy golf even more.

Check out these training aids by MeAndMyGolf to help improve your game.

Golf Shoes

Golf shoes are an essential accessory for any golfer, as they provide the necessary support and stability needed for a proper golf swing. Golf shoes come in a variety of styles and materials, from traditional leather to high-tech synthetics, and often feature spikes or other traction devices on the sole to help provide grip on the course. Proper golf shoes should fit snugly but not be too tight, allowing your feet to move naturally while still providing support and stability. They should also be waterproof and breathable to help keep your feet dry and comfortable throughout your round. Investing in a good pair of golf shoes can help improve your game and prevent foot and leg injuries, while also ensuring that you're comfortable and confident on the course.


And if you’re transitioning from the golf course to the clubhouse or back home, take a look at the Voyager Shoe bag from VESSEL.

These are just a few of the many golf bag accessories and golf gear that can help you play your best. By investing in these essential pieces of golf equipment, you'll be better prepared for whatever the course throws your way, and you'll have more fun on the course, too!

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