Winter is coming! Extend your golf season with this all-weather equipment from GlobalGolf
For golfers, one of the first signs of winter is the tingling in the hands that accompanies a bladed iron. But cool temperatures don’t have to be a barrier to the game. Invest in the right outerwear and the right technology from GlobalGolf and you can extend your season in comfort, no matter what kind of contact you make!
If you’re lucky enough to live in tropical climates, all you need is a few layers and versatile accessories for those chilly mornings on the first tee. If you live a little further north, you may need to do your off-season training indoors or invest in some serious warm-weather gear. Either way, GlobalGolf is there for you.
Step 1: Shop for warm and practical golf clothes
Similar to the fall clothing layering system introduced by GlobalGolf, warm yet breathable golf outerwear is a must have for winter. Mixing and matching golf sweaters, 1/4 zip jackets and sweaters with light warm base layers will keep your body temperature high enough that you can swing comfortably while giving you the freedom you need to take off layers.
By keeping your golf gear light and breathable, you will find that your sweat will be wicked away from your body and evaporated, which will help ward off the chill factor and maintain comfort throughout your round. Layers help regulate your body heat in the first place, although adding extra breathable protection ensures you maintain your ideal body temperature without a build-up of sweat.
Here’s a quick rundown of what you need:
– Base layer: a strong base that wicks away moisture
– Golf Pullover: more warmth in a sporty look when you need it
– Windbreaker jacket: avoid the extra cold of strong gusts without sacrificing movement
At GlobalGolf, you can find all the layers you need for cold weather golfing. For example, the Adidas UPF Solid Base layer is soft, moisture wicking and compression fitted to maintain your blood circulation; the Nike Dry Vapor 1/2 Zip Golf Sweater is breathable in addition to its primary purpose of keeping you warm; and the PUMA Riverwalk Windbreaker Jacket keeps you protected while maintaining four-way stretch.
Step 2: accessorize, accessorize, accessorize
Too many people skip winter golf accessories, and honestly, it’s probably costing them a considerable number of strokes per game. In addition to the classic hand warmers, your hands will thank you if you put these hand warmers in winter cart mitts. Compared to the time you actually spend hitting golf balls during a round, most of your time will be sitting in a cart or walking on a cold day. Take care of your hands and keep them nimble for the next move.
On a related note, coffee, tea, and hot chocolate are solid drink choices for the golf course (okay, maybe a hot toddy too). Buying a YETI tumbler can keep your drinks cool in the summer, but they’ll also keep your drinks – and your body – warm.
No one enjoys a cold rain shower. To stay dry, make sure you always have a golf umbrella and a packable rain jacket in your bag during your winter games. Whether you use it to protect yourself or your golf clubs, you’ll be thankful that you don’t freeze for hours after you leave the golf course.
Another tip: If you get caught in a light snowstorm and the golf course miraculously stays open, make sure you have some colorful golf balls in your bag. Don’t complicate the game by playing with a white ball in the snow.
Step 3: Play golf indoors with a launch monitor
There comes a time when even the most die-hard golfers need to get inside. Snow completely covers the course, and there is no way out of the house to hurtle down it.
Just because the courts are closed doesn’t mean you still can’t play a game in winter. GlobalGolf offers a variety of throwing monitors, hitting mats, golf nets, and other fun training aids to bring your practice indoors. With some launch monitors, like the SkyGolf SkyTrak, you can even play virtually on golf courses; other models of Rapsodo and Swing Caddy are also great options
The best part is, you can keep using all of this golf technology all year round. Launch monitors are great for putting together your irons (and for bragging about your long hauls). You can even see how you stack up against your favorite Tour players with GlobalGolf’s Launch Monitor Numbers guide. Add a golf putting mat and you have your very own high-tech practice facility.
Whatever your reason for golfing outside this winter, be sure to head to the prepared course. Then extend your season with your own indoor golf course (which will pay off again and again as the seasons go by). Everything you need to continue playing can be found on GlobalGolf.