Survival Tips for Summer Golfers
It’s so hot out, but your golfing equipment is collecting dust, waiting for you to get out there and tee off. Fortunately, you can enjoy getting back on the green without melting onto the course, if you follow a few simple survival tips.
– Schedule an early tee time
The early bird may get the worm, but the early golfer gets to enjoy the sport with minimal heat during the summer months. When you make reservations at your favorite golf course, book the earliest time slot you can. By the time it’s blazing hot outside, you’ll be back at the clubhouse!
– Stand in the shade
Use the lush beauty of the golf course to your advantage. All those towering trees offering shady spots around each hole. The shade lessens the burden of the heat, allowing you to refresh until it’s your turn to swing through.
– Begin hydrating the day before
To really get ahead of the game, start hydrating at least 12 hours prior to your tee time. You’ll infuse your cells with the water they need to help you power through. And of course, keep up all that hydration on the green too. Electrolytes can also be added to water or you can stash a few sports drinks in your bag along with your water bottles.
– Wear a hat
Whether you choose a cap, visor, or any other type of head covering, it doesn’t matter what you put on your head as long as you’re using something. Choose something that ideally vents out the tops and absorbs perspiration to keep you cooler.
– Pack a healthy snack
Don’t wait until you get back to the clubhouse to celebrate with your favorite chicken salad sandwich! Take fruit, nuts, or other quick and nutritious snacks along. This will keep up your energy and help you fight the heat.
– Put your towel in the cooler
Put your towel in the freezer overnight, then pack it in a cooler. It will stay cold and makes for a wonderful way to bring you down a few degrees when the heat is unrelenting.
– Wear wicking material
We live in amazing times where plenty of golf clothing is made from fabric that wicks perspiration away. This will help you feel much cooler than ordinary clothing materials.
– Prepare your muscles
When’s the last time you were golfing? If it hasn’t been since last spring or summer, you’d better make sure your body is ready for it. Those new to golfing are always in for a surprise when they feel sore after playing a round. Golf takes a lot out of your body, and it engages muscles you don’t always use in your day-to-day routine.
In addition to being ready for the heat, get your muscles ready. In Your Home Therapy can help with in-home massage and physiotherapy that fits your schedule. Set an appointment today to get your body ready for the golf course!