Golf Bag Essentials: What to Pack in Your Bag for All Players – SunMountainSports

Playing a round of golf requires various equipment. Surprisingly, it’s more than what we initially think of, from clubs, balls, and tees to towels, headcovers, and more. Packing your golf bag can make a difference in your performance, but it also depends on what kind of player you are or what kind of outing you plan.  So, what are the top golf bag accessory must-haves aside from your golf balls and golf tees


Golf Bag Accessories for a Lightweight Stand Carry Bag

Before we discuss the best universal golf accessories, we need to break down the type of accessories you’d need for each type of golf bag. With varying sizes, weights, and features, each golf bag has different accessories to complement different styles. One of our favorite lightweight stand carry bags is the Sun Mountain Mid-Stripe Ace Stand Bag, with several accessory options.

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One of the big reasons this is a popular golf bag is that it is both stylish and functional, with ample pockets to carry your golf accessories and essentials. The Mid-Stripe Ace Stand Bag also has a customizable metal plate, which can be engraved with initials or a logo, and is a favorite golf bag for beginners and veterans alike. There is no better way to customize your golf bag than a custom engraving on this beautiful metal tag. 

The Mid-Stripe has also become popular due to the ability to change the strap system to fit your carry preference. The Mid-Stripe Ace comes with a single strap, but the Mid-Stripe Dual Strap Accessory can replace the single strap if one chooses.  You can switch between the two different strap styles on your stand bag to bring out maximum personal comfort and freely change between the two styles.

The same is true for the Mid-Stripe Dual Strap Stand Bag.  You can freely change between the standard dual strap or the Mid-Stripe Single Strap for whichever fits your ideal comfort and style for the day.

No matter which of the two styles you prefer for your next golf outing, no game would be complete without packing for every circumstance. Do you use a stand carry bag but need additional storage for clothes and gear? Extra storage for your golf bag gadgets? Or do your golf clubs get dirty and need a quick clean between each stroke?

If you answered yes to any number of these questions, then here’s a quick golf bag checklist you can use to guide your accessory choices:

  • The Mid-Stripe Boston Bag - for when you need additional storage for shoes, cell phone, wallet, keys, or a change of clothes.
  • The Mid-Stripe Headcovers - for protecting your club heads
  • The Mid-Stripe Towel - for a full, complete style to your Mid-Stripe Stand Bag and provides a quick cleaning solution for your golf clubs between each play

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Pack Your Golf Bag to the Max With Additional Gear for Enhanced Performance


No matter what’s in a golf bag, one thing is clear: you want to be prepared for your next casual match or tournament. Unlike the lightweight stand bags that are more optimal for those who enjoy walking the course, the C-130 Cart Bag is designed optimally for riding cart use.  Featuring fourteen individual club dividers, thirteen pockets with two full-length apparel pockets, and more, the C-130 provides space to pack your essentials and some.

By providing a dedicated pocket for rangefinders, water-resistant pockets for wet conditions, and a ventilated cooler pocket, the C-130 provides options for golf bag gadgets and a more extensive list of golf essentials for you to pack and prepare for enhanced performance. Here is a list of golf accessories we recommend for both beginners and veterans when taking your golf game by cart.

  • Insulated Water Bottle - With the C-130 offering a ventilated cooler pouch, you can keep your drink in peak condition to stay refreshed and energized.
  • Dry Hood - to protect your clubs from the elements. The accordion-style rainhood covers the top of your bag and works for any golf bag to keep your clubs dry and provide easy access to your clubs.

Whatever the circumstances, the C-130 Cart Bag is the best golf bag for you to pack all the golf necessities you may need for a full day. 

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Customize Your Golf Cart to Fit Your Needs

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There are all kinds of ways to pack your golf bag, but how can one pack their bag when they want to use a pushcart? No matter if you prefer to carry your bag or use a pushcart there are ways to customize your golf bag accessories to be prepared for any circumstance. 

With the Speed Cart V1R Push Cart, you can golf your way comfortably with a sleek, compact folding cart that can help you traverse the fairways and greens while not sacrificing space for your golf accessories. 

  • Sand/Seed Bottle - We all have those moments where our stroke can displace part of the golf course due to a bad swing or the fairways being saturated with water from a recent rain. Carrying one of these on hand gives the golfer the opportunity to replace that part of the course.
  • Pen Holder - An easy, convenient holder to store your pens to keep track of your performance on each hole that can be easily installed on any golf cart. 
  • Cup Holder - Available in both regular and oversized for storing your drink for easy access when playing the game solo or with a group of friends. 
  • Cooler Tube - An extra pouch to keep your drink cold
  • Range Finder Bag - Make your range-finder easily accessible with this external pouch that you can clip onto the frame of the V1R

The Speed Cart V1R is ergonomically efficient to fold up and take up minimal space when not in use for easy transport. Make your walking game a little easier and more enjoyable with the Speed Cart V1R Push Cart.

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Accessories to Fit Your Style

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When you hit the course, you want to make sure you’ve gone through your golf bag checklist to ensure you have your essentials, but you also always want to golf your game in style. 

Compliment your Leather Stand Bag with matching leather headcovers:

Or if the striped isn’t your style, then there are also the leather headcovers in a chevron style:

Regardless of your preference, with the Leather Stand Bag, you can protect your top-line clubs and match your gear for a timeless and luxurious look.

Make the Rain Go Away with These Rainy Day Essentials

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No bag would be complete without considering various weather conditions.  What if it rains?  Being prepared for the elements is a must, especially during spring.  Rain doesn’t have to ruin your game though if you’ve packed the right golf gear essentials. We’ve developed several golf accessories that could help you play through the rain.

Here is a curated list of golf bag essentials for beginners and veterans that will help you play your best game through the rain:

  • The Silver Series Umbrella - because nothing is worse than getting drenched or having the rain pelt down on your hooded golf jacket while you line up for your shot. 
  • Adjustable Umbrella Holder - for the games you play solo and need a holder for your silver series umbrella. 
  • Rain Cover - for when you don’t have a water-resistant/waterproof golf bag and need to protect it from a rainy round of golf.

With all of these accessories to protect your gear, you’re ready to handle the rainy elements and focus on your golf game.  But why not go the extra mile and ensure optimal play and protection by pairing these rain accessories with the highly waterproof 2024 H2NO 14-Way Stand Bag to protect your gear and golf bag from the water? 

H2NO 14-Way Stand Bag STEEL-BLACK

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Sun Mountain Offers a Variety of Golf Accessories

At Sun Mountain, we are proud to be a trusted brand that not only offers top-of-the-line golf bags but also caters to a wide range of golf essentials and accessories so that you can play your games in confidence and style. Sun Mountain has golf accessories to meet your expectations and requirements and allow you to play the game however you please to optimal performance.

If you’re looking to upgrade your golf bag style this holiday season or want to be best prepared to golf next spring when the weather can be rainy, you can’t go wrong with Sun Mountain.