Golf can be a difficult game. That’s obvious to anyone who has played it. Why won’t the ball fly straight? Why won’t that putt drop? Why have I just hit my third shank in a row? (Just me…ok).
But you get the gist.
It’s a tough game and it requires a lot of focus in order to play it well. And the last thing you want to do is rock up to that devilishly tricky first hole only to find you don’t have all the necessary equipment. It’s a distraction, it’s a pain and it happens all too often.
And that’s where Halpenny Golf comes in. We have created a list of 6 Essential Golfing Accessories so that you will be setup for success every time you step out onto that course.
Again, this seems like a pretty obvious one but it’s amazing how many players arrive on the course without a towel. This could be because they just don’t have one or they forgot to return it to their bag after washing.
Or some people don’t see the need. THey use their hand to give their club a quick clean after a few practice swings, others might wipe the face off the bottom of their trousers, but using a towel is best practice. Especially in autumn and winter when the ground is a bit softer, wetter and debris and grass stick to the clubface more.
Using a towel ensures your clubface is clean and optimum performance
Pitch Mark/Divot Repairer
How many times have you hit that gorgeous, high, floating shot into the green, arrived up to your ball and seen the indentation where it landed. Now, how many times have you tried to fix it with a tee and ended up doing a botch job?
Hopefully never but if you have, you really need to invest in a pitch mark/divot repairer. Did you know that a correctly repaired pitch mark takes 15-30 seconds to heal but an incorrectly repaired pitch mark can take up to 3 weeks to heal?
Do the right thing. Get a repairer and look after the greens. The golfing gods will thank you for it.
We have touched on the importance of keeping your equipment clean in another article and we are going to mention it again here because it is so important.
As with using a towel during the round, cleaning tools are equally, if not even more important, for use both during and after a round. Just a quick clean with a brush between shots can remove huge amounts of debris and sand and make the clubs easier to clean afterwards.
Golf Shoe Spikes
This one sometimes goes under the radar. Grip and stability are hugely important in golf. When swinging, you exert a large amount of force and you need to ensure your footwear is capable of being up to the task.
Be sure to check your golf shoe spikes for wear and tear. When you see them being worn down or breaking, it’s time to change the spikes. And don’t just change one of them at a time, make sure they are all changed together to ensure optimum performance.
Technically, you can do without one of these. Your pocket is a great scorecard holder in and of itself. But hear us out because there are a few very good reasons why you should get a scorecard holder.
Firstly, they ensure you won’t lose your card or your pencil. How often have you strolled to the next tee only to find that you are missing either one?
Secondly, they keep your scorecard dry. We all know the trials and tribulations of trying to scratch in a 5 on a sodden scorecard, only to succeed in creating a large hole. A scorecard holder will help avoid this.
Thirdly, they just look good! Nothing more to add to that really.
Back in the day when GPS Watches were first brough out there was a lot of scepticism. People were resistant to them, saying they prefer to measure it out the old way or they doubted the watch’s accuracy.
This was backed up by groups of golfers huddled around the 150-yard marker on the sixth hole with three different brands of watch. “157 to the middle.” “146 for me.” “Mine says 153.” “They’re all wrong!”
Such days have long since passed and golf GPS watches have become every golfer’s bosom buddy. Reliable with an endless number of pre-loaded courses, they give accurate distances to the green no matter how far offline you go!
The GPS Watch is a must have accessory.
That’s our list of 6 Essential Golfing Accessories. Whether you are a seasoned campaigner or a new recruit to the game, you will benefit from every one of these. We hope you enjoyed this post and if you would like to keep up to date with all of content and operations please like and follow us on Facebook and Instagram.
Until next time, happy golfing!