How To Beat Your Golf Buddies On A Rainy Day
When you’re on the golf course with your friends, how much ever you try, distraction creeps in. Add rain to the play and it gets even harder to concentrate on the game. Moreover, it’s impossible to quit, as your pride is at stake. So, it’s futile to complain about the weather condition; you’ve to just be better prepared than your buddies.
Here are a few tips to help you beat the rain and your friends in a game of golf
- If you live in a place which is known for its wet weather, then it’s worth investing in the proper gear to keep the rain off. We recommend you stay warm and dry, as much as possible by opting for rain gloves, waterproof footwear, pants, and jackets.
- Clear sight is imperative in golf. It can give you a distinct advantage over your buddies in the rain. Hence, it’s essential that you keep water off the eyes by wearing a hat. Along with a hat, make umbrella part of your equipment kit.
- In the rain, you’ll need new gloves and towel after each hole or every couple of holes. So, it’s prudent to pack extra gloves and towels. Keep them dry by hanging them inside the umbrella.
- Make sure to take a rain hood to keep the clubs from getting wet. Perhaps the biggest challenge in the rain is keeping the shaft and grip dry, so the club doesn’t slip from the hands during a swing.
- You’ll need an additional club for each shot. Due to rain, the ball won’t travel long and an extra iron will help make a balanced and controlled swing in slippery conditions.
- Your understanding of how the condition affects the ball can be a real game changer when playing with your buddies. In wet sand the ball tends to come out quicker and travel further, so go for easy swings and curtail the temptation of swinging over the green.
- In heavy rain, it’s nearly impossible to avoid bad shots. One reason for this is that you tend to sink a little in the rain soaked surface. To offset this drawback grip the club a ¼ or ½ inch lower, than your normal hold.
- When the grass is wet, the dimples on the ball get filled with water. This’ll make the ball slippery on contact. Take the ball off the ground, and use marker to line the putt. Use the ball only when you’re about to stroke the putt.
Generally, the best prepared player will come out on top in wet weather, and if you follow the tips given here, then you’ll be the one to leave the golf course with pride intact.