The world’s best players and golf enthusiasts alike descend on Pebble Beach Golf Links on Thursday for the third major tournament of the year, the 2019 U.S. Open title. Given how enticing the first two major competitions were, this one will undoubtedly be filled with its fair share of entertainment.
While the majority of us haven’t reached the experience level of the players set to tee off this week, that doesn’t mean we can’t be outfitted with gear that will help us play like a pro. Read on to see what we chose as the best golf gear to have on hand currently.
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Every golfer needs their own bag to keep their gear intact and this one by Titleist fulfills several needs in one. High-grade aluminum legs and a hinged bottom provides resistance regardless of the surface. Pockets in this model are also designed to house everything from valuables to your rangefinder.
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Some rangefinders can set you back more than $400, so at $180 this one by TecTecTec is not only reasonable in price but also in quality. It’s equipped with a continuous scan mode, PinSensor technology, and has a range up to 600 feet thanks to the 6x zoom function. Plus, it’s waterproof so it can withstand unforeseen weather changes.
Shop it: $180, amazon.com
Novice golfers will love everything about this beginners set, which comes with a Driver, 3 Wood, 5 Hybrid, 6- 9 Iron, PW, Putter, Stand Bag and 2 Head covers. Several satisfied customers on Amazon even said they’ve played the best game of their lives in them.
Shop it: $220, amazon.com
Once you’re ready to upgrade to a more complete golf set, consider this 18-piece model from Callaway. Anticipate longer shots, more control and more confidence, all qualities competitors at the U.S. Open posses.
Shop it: $375, amazon.com
Fans of Brooks Koepka may want to take note: the current world No. 1 was seen donning this exact pair from Nike at this year’s PGA Championship, where he eventually won the whole tournament. FastFit lockdown and stable footing help you remain committed the task at hand of coming out victorious. Inclement weather won’t be a concern wearing these, since waterproof construction keeps your feet dry.
Shop it: $200, nike.com
Endorsed by reigning Masters champion Tiger Woods himself, Bridgestone golf balls are engineered to give you the advantage of control and distance over your competition. Higher initial ball speed and lower side spin come from the Gradational Compression core and added spin control derives from increased friction thanks to the ingenious SlipRes cover.
Shop it: $45, amazon.com
The Bionic StableGrip glove was designed by an orthopedic surgeon and comes with targeted motion zones for free range of motion throughout each swing. The cabretta leather adds a comfortable feel and at least twice the durability. If you’re looking to remedy a weak grip, this glove is worth the investment.
Shop it: $27, dickssportinggoods.com
With five lengths in one package, the Pride Professional Tea System is ideal for those searching for the optimal height when teeing their ball. The tees are color-coded with stripes that point to where you should accurately place them on the ground, giving you an accurate measurement of your preferred height.
Shop it: $7, amazon.com