Tips for Playing Golf in Cold Weather
Don’t let cold weather stop you from doing what you love. For most parts of the country, the sign of fall means your golf season is coming to an end. But with these helpful tips, you’ll be able to continue your game throughout those long, dreaded winter months and not lose the momentum you worked so hard on during the summer.
1. Walk don’t ride – exercise is a great way to keep the blood flowing and a great way to keep you from stiffening up. The cold weather is also known to be good for your metabolism. So a little body shock won’t hurt you.
2. Layer up – wearing layers will help keep you warmer, and will also be an easy way to shed some clothing when it starts to warm up a bit
3. Take care of your hands – don’t forget to use hand warmers to keep them warm while you’re waiting to hit your next shot
4. Wear an extra pair of socks – your head and feet are the first places the cold will hit your body
5. Club up – the ball doesn’t travel as far in the cold
6. Keep your ball warm – balls travel shorter distances in colder weather, so keep it in your pocket between holes
7. Enjoy a warm drink – hot chocolate with a splash of peppermint schnapps will keep you warm and loosen you up a bit. Of course, please drink responsibly if you choose an alcoholic beverage
8. The best tip? - Move somewhere warm!
While playing golf in colder weather isn’t the most desirable even for the true, avid golfer, it’s simply part of the game. And with these helpful tips you’ll definitely have a one up on those that don’t want to venture out to play during those colder months.
- Nicole Fredrichs is the Event Sales Manager of Sunset Hills Country Club