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Battling The Summer Heat

by Alan Berndt for Opinions
Battling The Summer Heat

Five Ways To beat the heat

Even though we’re still in the month of May, the weather is heating up quickly. And it’s not going away anytime soon.

Nobody likes golfing when it’s cold, but golfing under the scorching summer sun can be tough, too. 

Here are some tips to battling the heat, as we get closer to the summer. 

  • Stay Hydrated: When you get hot, you sweat (obviously). So the best way to keep up with the heat is to keep drinking liquids. Whether you are drinking water or Gatorade, it’s vital to replenish all the things your body is losing. You’d hate to pass out on the 17th green.
Summer Golf
Bring water to the course
  • Stay Away From Alcohol: This may be the equivalent to pulling teeth for some people, but there is nothing positive that will come from drinking alcohol on a hot day where you are sweating badly. It will dehydrate you and only ruin your day. If you are mixing in some water, it won’t be too bad. 
  • Windshield: This may sound stupid, but using that windshield on your golf cart creates a great breeze when your cruising down the fairways. Even ask the course if they have convertible carts, those are perfect for summer days.
Summer Golf
Use the windshield on your golf cart for a cool breeze
  • Find Shade: Hit as many tee shots into wooded areas. Try to hit second shots on par 5’s into the trees. The nice shade will provide a nice cool setting for your shot. Who wants to be in the beating sun on the fairway? That’s overrated. This is obviously a joke. But if you are on a tee box waiting for a group, get some shade and cool off.
Summer Golf
The trees on the fairway will give you some shade
  • Tee Times: Try to avoid teeing off in the middle of the day when the sun will be beating on you all day. Early tee times are nice because the front nine will be nice and cool and will heat up a little on the back. And if you get an afternoon tee time you may get lucky enough to have a nice and cool round for about 11-12 holes and wont even have to worry about the sun.
Summer Golf
Try to get early tee times

Summer golf is nice because you don’t need a vest and a bunch of layers. But it can get hot so be smart out there. It would be tough to get an ambulance out on the course to revive you.

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