Best of 2021: 5 essential items golfers need for every round

Best golf essentials

When it comes to finding the best golf products, every golfer needs a little guidance. Don’t sweat it, we got you covered. For our 2021 Best of Everything series, we’ve canvassed the golf accessories, apparel and game-improvement space to identify the very best stuff for your game. Think of us as your personal shopping assistant. For more of our Best Of lists, visit our Pro Shop.

The best essential items for the golf course

Not every round is the same, but in order to be prepared for everything, we have the essentials. The things that everyone should have so they’re ready for anything: the solo round, the casual round listening to music, the no-warmup round, etc. The best thing about the essentials is that they’re one-time purchases. You don’t need to reload on more of them if you haven’t been playing well. They won’t wear away. Check out the most essential of the bunch below. 

A pair of tech-forward earbuds

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Bose Quiet-Comfort earbuds

The new Bose Quiet- Comfort earbuds will transport you into your own zone during practice sessions. They’re designed with internal and external microphones to cancel out unwanted noise, and they have supersoft nozzles that contour to your ear to create a seal from the world outside. Quiet- Comfort earbuds also have intuitive touch tech- nology, they’re sweat- and water-resistant, have Bluetooth connec- tivity and six hours of battery life. Dial up your favorite playlist and you’ll feel right at home on the range.
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A go-to water bottle to stay hydrated

YETI Rambler Elements Collection 20 oz Tumbler

$34.99

This tough as nails Tumbler is made with long-lasting stainless steel and double-wall vacuum insulation that keeps your drink at the same temperature. The shatter-resistant bottle is ideal for the outdoors.

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An always-reliable rangefinder

Bushnell Pro XE

$549.99

This is the most powerful golf laser of all time. It can shoot flags at 500+ yards within 1 yard and uses proprietary slope technology to factor in temperature and altitude as well. The Visual Jolt shows a red flashing ring that vibrates when you lock onto the flag. The exclusive BITE magnetic mount allows you to easily mount the Pro XE right on the cart bar for easy access.

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A warm-up speed stick

SuperSpeed Golf Training System

Superspeed’s training system has become a dar- ling of the pros in recent years. Its new model, the Superspeed C, features an additional counter- balanced weight in the grip to help increase hand speed. It’s light enough to keep in your bag and makes an easy tool for a quick warm-up.
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A set of head-turning headcovers

Seamus Golf Wood Headcovers

It’s impossible to pick just one of Seamus Golf’s striking headcovers ($65-$125; seamusgolf.com). One of the best aspects of Seamus’ collection are the endless options, including unique and attractive prints, custom major championship detailing, and even designs celebrating your favorite college sports team. There’s no better-looking way to protect your driver and woods.
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For more of GOLF’s Best of Everything guide, check out the November/December 2020 issue of GOLF Magazine, or visit GOLF’s Pro Shop here.

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