The game of golf is constantly evolving. It seems like every time you turn around there’s a new driver to try, some hot training aid that promises to take five shots off your score, or just about anything else you can think of that can enhance your experience out on the course.
And if you’re like me and a lot of our Golfer’s Authority readers, you’re obsessed with the constant litany of gadgets and gizmos that can make you better and allow you to have more fun.
The problem most of us face however, is that we can’t feasibly buy everything we want. For one, we’d be broke. And two, we’d quickly run out of space to put all our golf stuff.
With that in mind, our staff spent some considerable time coming up with the best golf accessories for 2022. Let’s take a look at the consensus picks below.
Top 10 Best Golf Accessories
Now let’s get on to the good stuff. What are the best golf accessories out on the market today?
Rapsodo Mobile Launch Monitor
Let’s start with the Rapsodo Mobile Launch Monitor.
Now more than ever, golfers are looking to hard data to improve their game. We’re talking about real-time access to numbers like smash factor, launch angle, spin rate, carry distance, etc.
While the best players in the world all have $30,000 Track Mans, most of us can’t justify spending that amount of money to get all the data.
Thankfully, the Rapsodo Mobile Launch Monitor gives you all the necessary information in real time, at a fraction of the price.
The unit is easy to use too. It automatically syncs with your smartphone after you download the free app. Once you’ve positioned the unit about six feet behind the ball, you’re ready to go.
Not only is this launch monitor a great value, but it’s also a practical accessory for any golfer that wants to get better, regardless of ability.
Bushnell Wingman GPS Speaker
Music is here to stay on the golf course. While setting your smartphone in the cupholder helps acoustics a little, having a speaker makes it easy to hear your favorite tunes from farther away.
This particular speaker comes with a host of features that are hard to beat. Not only is the sound crystal clear, the Wingman from Bushnell also gives you audible yardages when it’s synced with the Bushnell Golf App.
The speaker also comes with a magnet that attaches easily to your bag or golf cart.
The battery is rechargeable and lasts up to ten hours. That should be more than enough for two full rounds.
Having tried this speaker and a host of others myself, I can say the Wingman is my favorite one.
Titleist Player’s Travel Cover
Golf season is over for all intents and purposes in the northern part of the country. As such, golfers are headed south to chase warm weather and green grass.
For a lot of people, traveling with their clubs can be a challenge as they get tossed around and mishandled by TSA staff. I can’t tell you how many clubs I’ve had broken during airline transit.
Two skate wheels and a large handle make this travel bag easy to tote.
Both internal and external storage compartments give you plenty of room for your shoes, extra clothes, and anything else you can think of.
The material is the best around, and ample padding ensures your clubs will arrive at your destination safely.
BadBoy BackBone Travel Cover
While we’re on the topic of traveling with your clubs, we need to mention the BadBoy BackBone Travel Cover.
This 54” aluminum rod fits inside your golf bad and extends beyond the length of your longest club. This ensures all your clubs are protected no matter how carelessly they’re handled by the airline folks.
The rod is lightweight and collapses to 23.25” for easy storage.
The Easy Push button allows you to adjust the length telescopically in a matter of seconds.
I’ll be the first to admit that there’s nothing worse than getting to your destination only to find that one of your clubheads has been snapped off during the journey.
This simple device alleviates that worry.
As golfers, we want people to know that the game is part of our identity. It defines us to an extent.
That’s exactly what folks think when they see us carrying a FootJoy backpack. Whether you’re transporting your laptop to a lunchtime work meeting, or going through the airport, everyone knows you’re a golfer when this accessory is on your back.
Not only is this backpack stylish, it’s well made and durable. The material doesn’t fray or fade in the sun. The double zippers are made of the best steel and won’t wear out either.
And talk about space! This backpack has more than enough room to store everything you need.
A simple, yet practical accessory, this is one I don’t go anywhere without.
Brand Fusion Tour Alignment Sticks
When you watch golf on television, you’ll notice that every single player on the range uses alignment sticks.
Again, there’s nothing too high-tech about these things, but they’re a must have for any golfer.
These particular alignment sticks are visible, durable, and come in a pair so that you can set up just about any drill imaginable when you’re practicing.
Simple, cost-effective, and built to last. This simple training aid has it all.
FootJoy StaSoft Glove
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There’s a reason FootJoy has so many products on our list of best golf accessories. It’s because they make some of the highest quality stuff on the market.
That’s certainly the case with StaySof gloves.
Since 1980, FootJoy has used only the finest TactionLT Advanced Performance leather to make these gloves. They’re known for their exceptionally soft feel and snug fit. Ask any golfer that wears one regularly, and they’ll tell you it doesn’t even feel like you’re wearing a glove.
Holes in the back and front of the fingers provide plenty of ventilation and keep your hands from getting sweaty.
Comfortable, classic, and stylish. These are the most trusted gloves for a reason.
Callaway Golf Trunk Organizer
Golfers tend to like things nice and tidy. Chances are everything in their bag has its place. The same goes for all their other gear.
The Callaway Golf Trunk Organizer does exactly what its name suggests, makes it easy to keep everything organized.
Made of the finest material, this tote has plenty of room shoes, shirts, balls, hats, and everything else.
The dividers are rigid and won’t break down after continued use.
Easy-pull zippers don’t get stuck and stand the test of time.
The best part is that this trunk organizer collapses for easy storage and only measures 19” x 15” by 6.5” so it won’t take up a ton of room.
Again, simple but oh so effective.
Home-It Sports Dual Golf Organizer Rack
I wasn’t kidding when I said golfers are obsessive about their stuff in the opening. As such, it’s all too important to know where everything’s at and keep it organized.
That’s why the Home-It Sports Dual Golf Organizer Rack is a must-have.
The rack has room for two bags on the right and left. In the middle you’ll find five shelves that are the perfect place to store balls, shoes, bad weather gear, hats, and anything else you can think of.
The rack doesn’t take up as much room as you might think either. It measures 16” deep x 39” wide x 36” high.
It’s also made of industrial grade steel, so you won’t have to worry about it breaking down over time.
We’ve written about Daphne’s headcovers before, but they’re more than worth mentioning again.
As you might recall, this is the family-owned company that designed Tiger’s infamous driver headcover. Since then, their driver and fairway wood headcovers have exploded in popularity.
Not only are they made with the finest craftsmanship, there are plenty of options to choose from. You can even customize your own headcover if you’d like.
Again, it’s all about identity for golfers and there’s nothing more personal than a customized headcover from Daphne’s.
What Should You Consider When Buying Golf Accessories?
Unless you have unlimited resources, there’s no way you can afford to buy everything you want that’s golf related.
For that reason, you have to be smart about the accessories you choose to buy.
The first factor you should consider when buying any golf accessory is its cost. While some items are cheaper than others, it’s important to make sure whatever you have your eyes on fits within your golf budget, whatever that number may be.
Let’s be honest, there’s a whole lot of stuff out there that looks cool. And marketing geniuses are brilliant at convincing you that you can’t live without it.
An important question to ask yourself when buying a golf accessory is how much you’re going to get out of it. Do you really need that new range finder? Or does the one you have now serve its purpose?
While it’s easy to get a little trigger happy when buying golf stuff, you should always ask yourself if it’s something you’re really going to use.
Who Are You Buying For?
The season of giving is upon us, and a lot of folks are thinking about what they should get the golfer in their family.
Just because those new polarized sunglasses might be something you want, doesn’t necessarily mean the receiver is going to like them as much.
Always ask yourself if the golf accessory you’re thinking about buying is one that will get put to good use.
If you aren’t sure, ask your local Pro or even the receiver’s friends – they’ll be able to provide all the input you need.
New or Used?
Golf stuff can be expensive. For that reason, there are all matter of places where you can buy used or refurbished products at a cheaper price.
While this might be enticing, it’s important to remember that you normally get what you pay for. Can you get away with buying that handheld GPS you’ve always wanted after it’s been used? Or are you better off paying a little more for the newer version?
Perhaps no other sport than golf has so many accessories to not only help you play better, but make your experience more enjoyable. If you can think of an accessory that would help you in those pursuits, chances are it already exists. And there’s always something new on the market you want to get your hands on.
While you might be tempted to buy everything under the sun when it comes to accessories, it’s important to consider the factors listed above when making a decision.
With that being said, these are our favorite accessories for 2022. But there are countless others out there. If you have more you’d like to add, feel free to let us know in the comments.