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Critical Golf: Unbiased Golf Equipment Reviews

Golf Accessories - Overall Ranking

There is no shortage of golf accessories on the market, and we’ll take a look at which ones make sense and which ones are best left to gather dust in the bargain pin. Accessories include a variety of items, such as attachments for push carts and carry bags, towels, umbrellas, tees, ball alignment tools and the like. If there is a particular item you would like reviewed, please email us.

Clicgear MITT

Clicgear MITT

For those who go out on their appointed rounds no matter the conditions (neither snow, nor rain…), the Clicgear MITT is a nice way to keep your hands warm and dry. It can be quickly and easily attached to the handle of practically any push cart, and its oversized design lets you slip your hands in and out without a pause. If you don’t want to invest the twenty bucks for the MITT, don’t blame us the next time you go out on Dawn Patrol and your entire arm continues to vibrate for a full fifteen minutes after you skull an iron.
Retail price: $20.00
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Score

94

Grade

A


Clicgear Sand Bottle

Clicgear Sand Bottle

The Clicgear Sand Bottle is simple to use and compatible with all Clicgear push cart models and most other golf push carts (through the use of the included mounting clips.) The only drawback is that it’s a little pricier than competitive products. Bonus points for encouraging socially responsible behavior!
Retail price: $19.99
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Score

92

Grade

A-


WarSpec Alignment Chip

WarSpec Alignment Chip

Billed as a “golf alignment poker chip”, perhaps this putting aid will provide the subliminal message that you’re money on the greens. The marker is 39mm in diameter (just a fraction smaller than the balls we play, 39mm being the size of a standard poker chip), and features a design on one side for looks, and alignment markings on the other. Made in the U.S.A. and starting at a mere $8, if it helps you take your playing partners’ cash, maybe you can make up the cost in just one round. Read on at our detailed WarSpec Alignment Chip review.
Retail price: $8.00 ($12.00 for Limited Edition Chips)
MilSpec: Purchase from MilSpec (MilSpec is the only current source)

Score

89

Grade

B+


Club Glove Stiff Arm

Club Glove Stiff Arm

For a mere $27, the Club Glove Stiff Arm provides added protection if an airline should drop your clubs on their heads. Easy to use, but the fact that it only protects against vertical impact (and can’t help if someone were to stomp on the side of your bag) leads us to give it a polite golf clap, rather than a whooping cheer of “Bababooeyyyyyy”. Read more in our detailed Club Glove Stiff Arm review.
Retail price: $26.95
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Score

87

Grade

B+


Clicgear SEAT

Clicgear SEAT

The Clicgear SEAT seemed like a nice concept – a seat that attaches to any model Clicgear push cart (including the new Clicgear 3.5+), giving you the ability to take a load off while waiting for the group in front of you to finish plumb-bobbing their 2 foot putts and finally clear the green. But the seat must be removed every time you fold the cart (and thus must be re-attached when you unfold it), and this inconvenience, however minor leads us to think that it may eventually just gather dust in the garage.
Retail price: $49.99
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Score

85

Grade

B


Adjustable Golf Tees For Driving Range Mats

Adjustable Golf Tees For Driving Range Mats

Ok, they aren’t going to revolutionize your game, but it will save you some hassle. For way too long we had a handful of rubber golf tees in our bag that were different sizes to deal with the variety of driving range mats. Now we just have one. Twist it up, twist it down…adjusts to whatever mat we happen to be using at the moment. Simple and handy. Read on for more information on . Ok, we would be rather hitting off grass, but until Critical Golf hits the big time and we can join a club, that isn’t an option…
Retail price: ~$3.50+ each
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Golf Tees

Golf Tees

There are about a billion different options in this category, so its impossible to cover the breadth. Our purchases keep to those tees that are USGA-conforming, but after that can range from the traditional cup-style to designs that have a three-prong design, to plastic and bamboo, to those that have stripes on the sides to help with determining height. Read on for more about the variety of golf tees available.
Retail prices: varies
Oh, and don’t forget to purchase the correct height tees for your game and clubs!
Some options on Amazon:
Frogger Green Monster (bamboo – harder and more sustainable than other tees): Check price now
Zero Friction (3-prong, with stripes for correct placement): Check price now
Pride Professional (plastic, durable and longer-lasting): Check price now

Frogger Green Tess