Keep Warm on Golf Course - How to Golf When Cold
Play Golf Despite the Cold Weather
Golfers hate to miss a day of golf, but sometimes the weather just isn't very cooperative. If there's frost on the grass, the game is delayed but not canceled. Heading out for an early tee time sometimes means chill conditions especially if it's windy as well.
The problem is keeping warm enough to play well. Cold hands affect the feel for the club, while too many warm clothes make it hard to get the proper turn needed for a golf swing.
Although I live in Central Florida, even here some cold mornings try to spoil our golf outing. Over the years, I've discovered some ways to keep warm on the golf course and still be able to play a decent game of golf. Warm up your golf with some of the equipment and clothing I've gathered here for you.
For those living in northern parts of the U.S. and even in Canada, the lure of golf brings them out even on quite chilly days in the spring and fall.
Get a Golf Cart Heater - This one is made by Coleman and is available from Amazon
If your golf league plays early in the morning, then you've probably experienced some chilly times on the golf course. It really makes it hard to play when your fingers are chilled to the bone. You'll love one of these heaters to cope with a cold day on the golf course.
Propane Heater to Warm Your Golf Cart
Frost on the Course
Cover the Golf Cart - A golf cart enclosure can block out wind and chill
There are a variety of styles and you need to choose the one that fits your model of cart.
Keep in mind that a moving cart creates a breeze that is going to make you feel colder than the temperature it is. With the flaps down on the cart enclosure, you are snug and protected from the wind.
If you have the small heater that I recommended above, the cart enclosure is going to warm up inside fairly quickly. Even without the heater, you'll be warmer with one of these to block the wind. Your body heat does eventually warm the interior a bit.
Enclosure for Golf Cart
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Seat Warmer for the Golf Cart - Wow, what a great idea!
Wear a Windshirt on Cold Days
Keep a Windshirt in the Golf Bag
Available from Amazon
Thin layers keep you warm and make it easier to move. You don't want to look or feel like the Michelin Man with lots of bulky layers. If you can't twist your body easily, then you won't be able to swing a club. If the day starts to warm up, you want to be able to take off the top layers (vest, sweater or windshirt).
A Wind Shirt Can Be a Life Saver When the Temperatures Drop Suddenly
Keep one of these in your golf bag at all times. You never know when the temperature might take a dive.
When we lived in South Texas, sometimes a norther would swoop down. The temperature might drop from 70 degrees down to 50 degrees in half an hour. Brrr!
Not Too Chilly? Switch to a Short-Sleeved Windshirt - My husband loves his when it's not cold enough for a full windshirt
My husband has one of these short-sleeved wind shirts. If it's not super-cold, he likes having his arms free. This keeps your torso warm. Available in various colors and sizes. I tend to get chilled more easily than he does, so I stick with the long-sleeved windshirt like the one above.
Wear a Golf Vest for Chill Days
Keep a Golf Vest in Your Bag for Chill Days
If you keep the main part of your body warm, then you'll play better. A vest leaves your arms free for a good swing. These look good with a collared golf shirt or with a turtleneck. Be aware that some courses do not allow a mock turtleneck, but a full-turtleneck pullover is usually OK.
Under Armour Keeps Golfers Really Warm
Wear this under your golf slacks
You can get very thin (silk is great) underclothing like an undershirt and leggings to wear under your turtleneck and slacks. I have silk leggings my sister sent me from India, but you can also get winter-weight tights in the stocking section at Wal-Mart or discount stores.
Under Armour is the latest and greatest way to keep warm.
Quite a few customers gave this 5 star reviews on Amazon. Click on the picture to read the reviews.
Under Armour Is Brings New Technology to Warm Sports Wear
Cover Your Head!
Irish tweed caps give a classic look. They keep the head warm and make a fashion statement at the same time. They are warmer than a baseball-style cap. Warmest of all is a knit stretchy cap that you can pull down over your ears.
Golfing in the Snow in Canada - Too cold for me
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This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
© 2011 Virginia Allain