8 smart golf-bag essentials to stash in your bag this summer

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We put together the perfect list of must-have golf accessories to make your time on the course a lot more enjoyable this summer.

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With the Masters in the rearview mirror, most golfers in four-season climates are gearing up for the season, and that means filling your golf bag with the right gear and accessories. Of course, having the right clubs is always the best place to start, but if you are all set there, we’ve got a few more things that we think can help make your time on the course a lot more enjoyable.

Everyone needs a speaker

Sorry to all the curmudgeons out there, but it’s 2023 and music on the golf course is part of the experience now — as long as you’re respectful when it comes to volume.

The Rokform G-Rok is the perfect speaker for the course, whether you’re a walker or a cart rider, thanks to its compact square shape, long battery life and thumping volume capabilities. I should also mention that is boasts powerful magnets so you don’t have to worry about it falling off your golf cart.

G-ROK Wireless Golf Speaker

$99.99
The ultimate easy-to-use golf speaker. Portable bluetooth golf cart speakers that instantly stick to a golf cart and other metal surfaces. This wireless portable speaker is perfect to take on and off the course.

No more cold hands

Whether it be at the start of the season, the end of the season, or just a brisk early morning, trying to play great golf with cold hands is almost impossible. You can avoid that feeling completely with the help of the G-Tech heated hand warmer.

The G-Tech offers up to 12 hours of hand warming on a single charge, meaning it can easily handle as many holes as you’re willing to play in a single day.

G-Tech Heated Hand Warmer Sport 3.0

$165
The Heated Hand Warmer Sport 3.0 introduces G-Tech’s patented “G-TECH HEAT,” a heating technology that delivers the fastest, hottest, and most concentrated heat on the market directly to your hands.

A handy divot tool

This one does it all. Fixes ball marks, a coin to mark your ball, a spot to rest your club, a bottle opener and more.

Heavy Edition - Divot Repair Tool

Birdicorn Heavy Edition – Divot Repair Tool

$20
The Birdicorn Divot Tool Heavy Edition has 6 distinct functions in 1 sleek design to help golfers of all skills levels. Available in gold, silver and copper.

Hands-free filming made easy

It’s no fun being the “Hey, can you film this for me?” golfer in your foursome, but with the iRangeSports stick you don’t have to ask for help anymore, and you can easily film when working on the range too.

This lightweight monopod easily adjusts for height, fits into your golf bag and comes with a powerful magnet to hold your phone while you simply hit shots, and leaves all of your side buttons accessible at all times.

The @iRangeSports Stick

$59.99
The @iRangeSports Stick is the most versatile way to record your golf swing at any given location. Simply line it up and start recording. It fits seamlessly in any size golf bag.

A rangefinder

There’s also that “What yardage did you get?” player in your group. You can avoid that completely by having a laser rangefinder, and the Bushnell V6 offers incredible accuracy and clear optics to get your next yardage quickly — because the last thing you want to be is the slow player too.

Bushnell Tour V6 Laser Rangefinder

$299
Utilizing new and improved electronics, the Tour V6 is the most accurate, consistent and longest ranging Tour series laser Bushnell Golf has ever released.

A good brush

Clean clubs are happy clubs, and there is no better way to ensure maximum short iron and wedge spin than by having clean grooves on every shot. Not only does the Grooveit brush have a slew of features including a water well and strong magnet attachment, but it’s also compact and ergonomic.

GrooveIt Brush

$24
This boasts heavy-duty nylon bristles with a 3-year replacement warranty. The self-contained tube holds water or cleaning solution to last several rounds.

A push cart

There is no better way to help prevent shoulder and back pain than by reducing stress and using a push cart. The R1-S from Stewart offers fantastic stability, easy to remove wheels for storage and an adjustable height handle to keep you in the best posture when walking the course.

Stewart Golf R1-S Push

$279
The Stewart Golf R1-S Push will glide the fairways with ease thanks to its dual ball-bearing wheels, allowing you to navigate the course with minimal effort.

A new bag

OK, so if you already happen to have everything on this list, instead of stuffing your bag with more things, why not get a whole new bag altogether? The MNML MV2 golf bag is not only designed for everything the modern golfer needs — including easy-to-access zipperless side pockets — but has the option of including a built-in speaker and solar panel to keep your phone charged at all times.

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MNML MV2

$299
The MNML bag is truly innovative and unique. Whether you’re playing 9, 18, or 36 holes, stay charged, hydrated and tread lightly.
Ryan Barath

Golf.com Editor

Ryan Barath is GOLF Magazine and GOLF.com’s senior editor for equipment. He has an extensive club-fitting and -building background with more than 20 years of experience working with golfers of all skill levels, including PGA Tour players. Before joining the staff, he was the lead content strategist for Tour Experience Golf, in Toronto, Canada.