5 essential items every golf-loving homeowner must have

Golf clubs in a garage

Here's what your garage, and beyond, is missing.

My Thing Logic

Welcome to Stuff Golfers Should Know, a GOLF.com series in which we reveal all kinds of useful golf (and life!) wisdom that is sure to make you the smartest, savviest and most prepared player in your foursome.

Let’s clear something up right away; you don’t actually have to own a home to have these things, you just need the proper space. If you have that, you’re golden.

Full disclosure: this story idea came from my daily scrolling, in which I stumbled across some sponsored post highlighting things every garage must have. Good idea, I thought, but what are the essential things every golfer must have? I brainstormed a few of the most important. Check them out below and, more importantly, stock up next time you get a chance.

A handy locker or storage unit for your gear

I like to stay organized. And if you are an avid golfer, you know your stuff — shoes, balls, clubs, gadgets and more — can add up in a hurry. Let one of these lockers do the work for you and give you a place to neatly organize your stuff in one tidy corner of your office, garage, basement or whatever. You’ll be happy you did.

Golf clubs in a garage

Mythinglogic Golf Storage Garage Organizer

This golf storage organizer fits two standard golf bags or one large size. It has three extra medium shelves, a golf club storage stand and four removable hooks.

A back-up putter

Remember that locker we just mentioned you should own? It will have a perfect spot to rest your back-up putter, which every tortured golfer knows might come in handy. If your trusty gamer goes cold, a change of scenery might be exactly what you need. Make sure to have one ready.

TaylorMade spider putter

A trusty back-up putter

The TaylorMade Spider EX putter features an all-new face insert with wider and deeper grooves to improve roll and launch.

An indoor putting aid

Snow on the ground? Pouring rain outside? Too hot to play golf? Don’t let your game go south by not practicing over long stretches. Rolling a few putts here and there will do wonders for your game — and a consistent practice routine could make a significant difference.

The Perfect practice putting mat

Perfect Practice Putting Mat

The Perfect Practice Putting Mat’s standard edition is nearly 10-feet long and features two holes for training and to reinforce the precision of each stroke.

An outdoor practice aid

OK, now the weather’s better, but maybe you still don’t have time to get to the range or golf course. No worries, you can still get some work done in the backyard. These outdoor nets will allow you to take full cuts and get your swings in, but another option is a chipping net of some sort. There are a ton on the market, but buying one that has a few different targets — allowing you to practice different types of chip shots with different trajectories — can shore up your short-game woes in no time. Remember, chipping is mostly feel and creativity, so reps with those wedges in your hands will get you comfortable and improve your confidence.

A golf hitting net

Izzo Catch All 8′

Get your game ready from the comfort of home. The Catch All hitting net offers durability and easy storage. Also comes in bigger sizes.

A random but cool golfy conversation piece

There’s an endless supply of cool golf gear floating around that doubles as great office/wall/garage decor and a conversation starter. Make sure to find at least one. Or 10. It’s an easy way to get your humble brags out while you can.

“Oh, cool St. Andrews poster. Have you been there?”

“Yes. Yes I have.” [Smirks]

St. andrews wall art

Old Course at St. Andrews Subway Art

Vintage-styled subway advertisement of the Old Course at St. Andrews Golf Links in Scotland. Celebrate the history of what is considered the oldest and most iconic course in all of golf with this unique art piece.

Josh Berhow

Golf.com Editor

As GOLF.com’s managing editor, Berhow handles the day-to-day and long-term planning of one of the sport’s most-read news and service websites. He spends most of his days writing, editing, planning and wondering if he’ll ever break 80. Before joining GOLF.com in 2015, he worked at newspapers in Minnesota and Iowa. A graduate of Minnesota State University in Mankato, Minn., he resides in the Twin Cities with his wife and two kids. You can reach him at joshua_berhow@golf.com.