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5 essentials every walking golfer needs

Aug 22, 2023

Walking golf is the purest form of playing the game but not always the easiest way. Utilize these essentials for a more convenient round.


Walking the golf course is the purest form of playing the game and doubles as a great form of exercise. Plus, when walking, you’re likely to get your 10,000 steps in for the day.

Just make sure you show up prepared to walk the course with these five essentials, since it’s a lot more convenient when you have the proper walking golf accessories to help with your trek.

Essentials you’d be wise to pick up include a comfy pair of shoes, an easily accessible rangefinder, sun protection, a push-cart and a super-light bag.

Keep scrolling for our recommendations for each of these five walking golf essentials.

1) Light golf bag

2) Push-cart

3) Sun protection

4) Comfy pair of shoes

5) Easy-access rangefinder

Keep scrolling for our recommendations and why these items will be some of your best bets when it comes to walking the golf course.

When you’re prepping for a walking round, you want to carry (or roll on a push-cart) a light bag but still one with enough space to carry everything you need — balls, tees, divot tools, water bottle (or other bevs), sunscreen, potential rain gear, etc. Here are a couple of bags the GOLF staff recommends carrying during your walking rounds.

It may not seem feasible to carry a push-cart, or a “trolley” as they call them almost everywhere else except in the States, but the one we’re featuring below is ergonomically designed to help you easily travel with it. It folds right up so you can efficiently get to where you need to go.

SHOP HERE – Sun Mountain Speed Cart VR1 Push Cart

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Sun sleeves and sunscreen are a couple of great items to carry in your bag for sun protection on the golf course. You should always wear sunscreen or at least a hat to protect your face from harsh rays, but you should also consider a light long sleeve on sunny days. It may seem counterintuitive on a hot day, but the sporty materials nowadays are absorbent and quick-drying, which helps to cool you down even faster.

SHOP HERE – WearSPF Non-Nano Mineral Sunscreen

SHOP HERE – Birdicorn Sun Sleeves

Walking golf requires a stable and comfortable shoe, and that’s exactly why we love the FootJoy Tour Alpha. It’s the shoe Brian Harman wore at the Open Championship a couple of weeks ago.

Oh, and score — these babies are on sale right now for $50 off (because the new versions will release next season).

SHOP HERE – FootJoy Tour Alpha

The Garmin Approach S62 rangefinder watch even allows for shot tracking by pairing the watch with the Garmin Approach club attachments. All the data you need, quite literally, is at your fingertips with this incredibly convenient wearable rangefinder.

SHOP HERE: Garmin Approach S62

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1) Light golf bag 2) Push-cart3) Sun protection4) Comfy pair of shoes5) Easy-access rangefinder1) Light golf bag2) Push-cart3) Sun protection4) Comfy pair of shoes5) Easy-access rangefinder