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A basic overview of Golf Flags


Among the most popular golf course accessories are the golf course flags. Placed on the top of the flagstick, the first recorded use of a golf flag was in 1987. However, it also widely accepted that there was likely flag usage prior to this date but because it was not regulated, it was not considered official. 


Flagsticks themselves have regulations that they must conform too to keep a standard across all courses and areas of play. They may not be more than ¾ of an inch in circumference and must be circular in cross section. It may not be covered in any material that may deflect the ball or be padded in a way that would not allow the ball to enter the cup, thus finishing the round for that player. While flagsticks are mainstream, flags are actually not required to be placed on top but many courses have adopted them to give golfers a better visual target. 


Over time, the flags have become organized by color in a way that gives golfers the best idea of where the hole is located on the green. Generally, a yellow or blue flag indicates that the hole is towards the back end of the green, the furthest away from the tee. A white flag indicates that the hole is in the middle of the green and a red flag signals that the pin is at the front of the green. Each of these different positions and colors allows for the golfer to plan out their clubs in a way that will allow them to achieve the fewest strokes possible. 


Although these colors are considered the most common, it is important to ask when playing a new course what the color flags they use and their appropriate markers. Some courses change the flag colors to mark an important event or if you are traveling internationally and going golfing (lucky you!) it is always worth making the ask. Don’t let yourself be confused when you step on the course only to have planned your shot entirely wrong. If you are going to hit the driving range, make sure you have the right driving range equipment to keep you in shape. 



4 Essentials to keep in your Golf Bag

Your golf bag is full of the items you know you will need. From your clubs to your gloves, everything is packed away and ready for the next time you go and hit the course. However, your bag should be storing more than just your golf equipment. Here are the top 5 things we recommend you also keep in your bag at all times. 


Sunscreen- Golf is an outdoor sport and with outdoor sports comes the sun. While hats will help protect your skin, you still need another barrier. Having a waterproof sunscreen of at least SPF 30 will allow you to protect your skin. Any exposed skin is susceptible to getting burned, don’t risk it. You can even find sunscreen sticks that are great for your face and that won’t leave sticky residue. 


Snacks- Don’t rely too heavily on the beverage cart, your wallet and stomach will thank you. Trail mix, dried fruit, or at the very least a granola bar should make it into your bag. At some point on the course, you will get hungry so having a snack ready to go will help you get through the course until either the beverage cart comes around or you make it back to the clubhouse. 


Socks- Yes we know, you have a pair on your feet already, but having an extra pair on hand is always a great option. If the morning dew soaks into your shoes or you accidentally step in mud or a puddle, a fresh pair of socks will protect your feet. 


Umbrella- The rain won’t stop just because you are on the course so you might as well be prepared. Especially in states where the rain is known to go off and on like a tap, having an umbrella on hand means you can take it out when you need it and put it away when you don’t. Plus, if the sun is bearing down, this provides another way to stay cool and protect your skin along with your sunscreen. 


Having these items in your bag has you covered for a variety of different scenarios. Looking for more golf related items to add to your collection? Find the golf course accessories you need with us. Or if you are looking for golf ball barrier netting we have that too.