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Clubs aside, what else to pack


Tilley Hats Hat
Tilley Hats have an Ultraviolet Protection Factor of 50+, are packable, washable, durable and insured against theft or loss. The brim protects your neck, too. ($74, www.tilley.com)


Proderma Face Stick Sun Protection
Nothing ruins a golf vacation like sunburn. Proderma Products’ SPF 30 Face Stick is perfect for golfers. Like a larger tube of ChapStick, its bottom dial controls the stick of sunscreen. Just rub on your skin and go. It’s easily stored in your golf bag. It’s also nongreasy and quick-drying. ($6, www.prodermaproducts.com)


Travel Case Travel Case
Many of the latest golf travel bags double as cart bags. But if you already own a golf bag, you have to transfer all of your clubs, balls, tees, gloves, windshirt, etc., from your regular bag to your travel bag, just to take the trip. Enter Cargo Golf’s X2 DLX Hybrid, an adjustable travel case with a hard top and bottom. It holds any golf bag that measures up to 9.5 inches in diameter, as well as a 48-inch driver. It also adjusts in one-inch increments to hold smaller bags securely so that clubs don’t bang around during transport. Best of all, it collapses to 24 inches for easy storage in any rental car trunk or hotel room closet. ($249, www.cargogolf.com)


Callaway Sunglasses Sunglasses
There’s a good chance that because you’re taking a golf trip, you’re heading to someplace sunny. Bring sunglasses. Callaway’s C401-OGN sunglasses will save your eyes while you’re driving on or off the course. They sport oval-shaped lenses and are so amazingly lightweight, you’ll forget they’re on. ($160, www.callawayeyewear.com)


GustBuster Classic umbrella Umbrella
Lightweight and compact, the GustBuster Classic umbrella withstands 55+ mph winds without flapping backward or breaking. The 48-inch canopy has a pinchless opener and collapses so well, it will fit in your golf ball compartment. ($35, www.gustbuster.com)


Bushnell's PinSeeker 1500 Rangefinders
Playing unfamiliar courses is tough enough, as yardages are a collective mystery the first time around. Get a battery-operated handheld rangefinder, such as Bushnell’s PinSeeker 1500 with Slope +/-. It doesn’t need pin reflectors to find yardage. Best of all, you can carry it right to your ball—even on cart path-only days. Knowing exactly how far it is to the pin or trap, or factoring in land slope, is just one button away. ($399, www.bushnell.com)
Ernie Els Rockroller
Putting Aid
If you’re like most golfers, your putting is the first part of your game to go—and the easiest to fix. To get you back on the right track, bring along the Ernie Els Rockroller putting trainer which reinforces a perfect putting stroke. It weighs next to nothing and will barely be noticed in your bag. ($59, www.therockroller.com )




 




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