What’s in Your Golf Bag?

Before you start telling me about your clubs, that is a topic for another day. What I am interested in deals with what you carry while you play golf. I borrowed a set of clubs from a friend on my last trip to the UK (the clubs actually belonged to his son) and I had to take some things out just to lighten the load.

I was amazed to find 4 bottles of Gatorade in various stages of emptiness, two rain jackets, about 100 tees, an umbrella, and at least 4 dozen golf balls! Needless to say, the bag was considerably lighter once I removed all the non essential stuff. As this new season has started, I decided to check to see what I have in my golf back.

Well, I had one wind shirt, an umbrella (most of the time), 50 tees, and about 18 golf balls (in various states of use). If you think that is not too bad, I also found rain cold gloves although it is really warm, 7 divot repair tools and 10 ball markers. I also carry a brush to clean my clubs, a copy of the golf rules, two towels and a key chain with my favorite hockey team’s logo (a present from my daughter). 

In my car, I carry spare spikes, 2 dozen golf balls, rain suit, 2 spare sets of shoes, spare towels, sun screen, golf hats and sharpies for marking my golf balls. I guess I have turned my car into a traveling locker for golf.

I bet if you emptied your golf bag, you would be surprise at what you find. If you do decide to look into the dark crevasses of your golf bag, what is the oddest thing you think you will find? We all want to know!

I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links! 

19 thoughts on “What’s in Your Golf Bag?

  1. Pingback: Carrying Your Clubs – Lighten the Load | The Grateful Golfer

  2. I keep my bag pretty lean, as I carry it most days (although I have a cart bag and push cart that early gets used). But, like mentioned a few times the trunk of my car is where the majority of stuff accumulates. During the summer months I use to carry an emergency golf bag (gym bag), that has a set of clothes, shoes, balls, glove, rain gear, hat, sun screen, tees, extra spikes, etc. I figure that if I am away from home (like at work), and the opportunity to get in a round comes up I would always be prepared (since my clubs never left the car). That was before, this summer my car is full with baby car seat and stroller, so I will have to be a little more planned with my golf outings.

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    • Aaron

      My car is a mobile golf locker as well. I can appreciate that things are changing due to kids and that is a good thing. Like you said, a bit more planning will make things easily doable!

      Cheers
      Jim

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  3. Jim, my greatest issue is managing the items that assemble in my car as opposed to my golf bag. The golf bag is easier and I clean it out more regularly but usually at the end of the season I have a couple pairs of golf shoes, jackets, older golf balls which are back ups or practice balls, gloves, some scorecards which are not worthy of keeping and maybe even a golf shirt and shorts. My car becomes, as you say, a traveling locker. The golf bag gets cleaned up regularly and the clubs washed up after each round. I should care for my car the way I do my clubs I suppose. Thanks, Mike

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  4. Jim,

    When I clean out my bag (not often enough) I’ll often find old stale granola bars, or like. I’m often mortified what I’ve been carrying around in my bag. Since I typically carry, I should do inventory more often and keep it to the essentials for that day!

    Cheers
    Josh

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  5. Hi Jim

    Since I’m a Type 1 diabetic with an insulin pump, I ALWAYS make sure I have food in my bag. Anything from bananas and trail mix to peanut butter crackers to a PB and J wrapped up (more for early morning rounds).

    12 white tees, one sleeve of fresh Pro V1’s in long pocket, 3 loose ones in the ball pocket. 3 divot repair tools I love (they rotate, no preference). Several quarters and dimes for marking my ball on the green. 3 Sharpies (green, blue, red – all medium point). 6 FJ Sta-Sof gloves (C-ML) in various states of wear.

    Rain pants, rain vest (with detachable sleeves). FJ rain gloves. One white towel from a Hilton back in 2001 or so. It’s been to Scotland and back. Survived a monsoon at St. Andrews. I wash it once per year, unless it gets really nasty.

    A number of golf hats in the car, 2 extra pair of shoes and 4 putters. That’s a full blog post right there. I think that’s it! Great question.

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