The best golf essentials to step your game up

Whether you play casually or competitively, these golf essentials will help you step up your game.

By Compiled by Salon staff
Published November 28, 2019 10:55AM (EST)

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There comes a point in every golfer’s game where they start to plateau. Refresh your wardrobe and upgrade your gear for a putt that’s on point. 

Ben Hogan Golf Grips

World-class golfer Ben Hogan didn’t only leave behind a lasting legacy, but a range of high-quality equipment inspired by his A1 game. The golf course is no time to have butterfingers, so get a grip on your game with these premium rubber golf grips designed to lock your fingers in place, so you swing—and don’t miss. 

Get them from Ben Hogan Golf:

Jaws MD5 Platinum Chrome Wedges

Hit short and sweet distances over plenty of height with a wedge made of high-end materials like 8620 mild carbon steel designed for that perfect spin. Groove-in-groove technology promises a precise and controlled shot every time, helping you transition seamlessly into an iron set.

Get it from Callaway Golf:

Rogue Staff Bag

Getting to the green—and transporting all your gear—is half the battle. More than just a bag, the Rogue Staff features a magnetic GPS pocket, an integrated umbrella pocket (perfect for all those times the weather app lets you down), full-length clothing compartments, and interior shoe pockets, all fastened via sleek, magnetic closures. 

Get it from Callaway Pre-Owned:

Footjoy Mens Icon Black Premium Golf Shoes

Classy enough to wear with a tux (but not that you should!), these golf shoes are the ideal way to upgrade both your look and your game. Calfskin waterproof leather conforms to the unique curvature of your foot while also keeping it dry in virtually any terrain, while spikes offer unparalleled grounding and support. 

Get them from The Golf Warehouse: 

Mercenary Sunglasses

The best shots start not from the arms, but from the eyes. Protect your peepers with PrizmSapphire Polarized lenses that reflect glare in the brightest of lighting, and increase contrast and saturation so you can enjoy the course’s lush greenery as far as the eye can see. 

Get them from Oakley:

Auto Putt Return 

Put your down time in the office or on vacation to good use with a battery-operated ball return machine that makes it easier than ever to perfect your aim no matter the weather. Will it help you feell like a PGA champion? Well, that’s par for the (golf) course. 

Get it from Pinemeadow Golf: 

Distance+ Yellow Golf Balls

Losing your balls to the marsh in the distance? Take your shot to new heights with these low-drag aerodynamic balls that go the distance. Their bright hue increases visibility—while also keeping the game interesting.

Get them from TaylorMade:

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