When it comes to golf, summer is generally considered the best season to play the game. Nothing soothes you like playing or even watching golf during this season. The game is fun to play; it is interesting too. The fact that many fans flock into golf courses, braving the heat of the summer to catch glimpses of the likes of Tiger Woods and other finest players on the greens is a herald of how dearly people hold the sport in their hearts. The sport is one of the best outdoor activities to help you break the monotony of staying indoors on a hot day. Whether you’re professional golfer or an amateur, young or old, you will want to enjoy the sport to your fullest while on the golf course, but you must first of all beat the summer heat. To do this, you can apply certain tips. The following are a handful of them:
Playing in hot weather conditions requires you to drink a lot of water. The summer heat sucks the moisture from your body, leaving you dehydrated. This moisture must be replaced as fast as it is lost if you want to play at your optimal level. You can easily notice that you’re dehydrated when your mouth becomes dry or when you experience fatigue and dizziness. Dry skin and headache may also signify poor hydration. When playing golf, a sports drink is good, but water is the best.
Dress for the Heat
Summer is the best time to put those long heavy trousers aside and wear shorts, polos, and skirts. Light colors are good because they reflect sun rays, keeping you cooler. Hats and sunglasses will protect your eyes, neck, and face from the glare of the sun.
As a golfer, you will want to preserve your energy, to ensure that you finish all your rounds. Thus, a tube of sunscreen should be a staple in your golf bag. Apply the sunscreen to the body parts where the sun hits. This way, you will win your rounds without having to appear like a crisp duck.
Do you need to be in action all the time when your partner is teeing off? Definitely no. There is no shame at all in grabbing some shade as you wait for your turn. After all, the most important thing is to enjoy the game and possibly win. No one will disqualify you just because you have rested.
Play Late or Early
Playing early or late during those summer days helps you to avoid the the most intense part of the sunshine. The temperatures are cooler in the morning and evening, and you won’t sweat as much as you would at noon.