Sometimes useless paraphernalia shows up in the GottaGoGolf mail. Then there’s the SPIbelt.
“SPI” stands for “small personal item,” and ours easily holds smartphone, keys and cash on an adjustable strip of elastic that clips securely yet unobtrusively around the waist. The zippered holding compartment is made of a thin fabric that stretches to cocoon valuables.
Seems like a great gizmo for not only golfers, but hikers and even runners, because things don’t bounce around. I used mine to cover lots of ground at the 2011 U.S. Open -- hands free for pen and notebook. My friend the dedicated jogger likes hers too.
$21.95 in many colors.
UPDATE: There's now a SPIband for Wrist and Ankle -- best tucking away lip balm, MP3 player and/or key for a quick trip.