Golf bag essentials

Be prepared when hitting the links

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When hitting the links, make sure to have these essential items in your golf bag, along with your clubs.

Towel: This is needed to wipe your hands, your clubs, the golf ball and even your sunglasses or face.

Spikes: Wearing spikes will not only help you on the course, but they can also help extend the life of your golf shoes.

Tees: Always make sure to have extra tees in your bag, as you don't want to run out mid-round.

Gloves: Enhance your grip and protect your hands with golf gloves.

Sunscreen: When you're going to be out in the sun for several hours it's a good idea to avoid a sun burn by carrying sunscreen with you.

Pencil: Make sure you have a pencil with you to mark your score card.

Water: Walking the course in the heat can be exhausting and dehydrating. Make sure you keep extra water in your bag to stay hydrated.