Colorado Springs, CO -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/11/2013 -- Leading off from the last article, let’s go a little more in depth on what you need to bring out to the course. Obviously, you need your clubs, but a round of golf requires much more than that. Being prepared is a huge part to performing your best and having the most fun with your playing partners. Make sure you are prepared for your first time with these couple tips.
Being one of the many sports that is played outside, the game of golf is affected by the weather whether you like it or not. Some days you could be playing in 80 degrees and sunshine while the next day, it could be raining cats and dogs; yet, if you are prepared for the weather, you’ll never have a problem.
Make sure to check the forecast the day before you head out as well as the day of. The forecast can change within a couple hours, so having the most up-to-date idea of what the weather will be like is a great tool in planning your attire for the round. For example, the forecast says there’s a possible chance of rain and wind with a temperature around 55 degrees. In this situation, make sure to dress in layers because it is always good to be warmer than colder out on the course. Wear long sleeves, a golf shirt, and a wind/rain jacket. Bring a stocking cap, gloves, and wool socks too. It is an absolute must to keep your hands and feet warm as those will be the hardest parts of your body for heat to reach.
In regards to the rain, bring a couple more towels than usual. You want to keep your hands and grips dry otherwise it can be hard to swing with confidence. The golf shop or your local golf store may also sell black rain gloves that are great to have in poor conditions. The gloves get tackier the more wet it gets; thus, making it easier to swing the club. The rain gloves are a smart purchase, and you won’t regret getting them when you are out on the course stuck in the rain.
So, now that you are prepared for the worst conditions, it’s time to talk about golfing in good conditions. Even when it is 80 degrees and sunny, don’t forget that the sun can be nasty to your skin and your health. Make sure to put on a solid amount of sunblock and re-apply at nine. You won’t regret it at the end of your round. Also bring water or a sports drink to stay hydrated because dehydration is certainly possible in warm weather. Wearing a hat or visor is a good idea too. Don’t forget that nowadays, most golf brands make shirts with the heat in mind, so check some out at the store if the forecast looks warm.
Hopefully, these tips give you another good idea of how to prepare for your first time on the course. The weather can’t be overlooked, so make sure you always check the forecast before you head out and use the tips above to help plan accordingly. Being prepared will make the round a whole lot more enjoyable especially if the conditions aren’t the best.
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