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Preparation for Playing in the Cold - Technical Thursday #72.

Preparation for Playing in the Cold – Technical Thursday #72.

Preparation for Playing in the Cold – Technical Thursday #72.

Hi, I’m Mel Sole, Director of Instruction at the Mel Sole Golf School, headquartered at Pawleys Plantation Golf and Country Club in Pawleys Island, SC.  We conduct 1, 2, and 3-day golf schools, hourly golf lessons, and senior golf schools—any golf instruction program your heart desires. Give us a call at 800-624-4653 or 843-237-4993.  We will be happy to book a commuter school or a package that contains accommodations, golf, and golf school.

Golf Blog by the Mel Sole Golf School.

Dressing in layers is the key to playing in the cold weather.  The secrets are wearing dark and loose clothing and layering.  Dark absorbs the heat and loose allows you to swing freely. Layering allows you the freedom of removing layers if the weather warms up during your round.

As you can see in the video, I am wearing warm under armor, then a long-sleeved shirt, a heavy sweater, and finally a warm, water, and windproof jacket: warm Winter golf gloves and a hat complete the outfit.  The hat is one of those flat hats that fit snugly on your head.  This is if it is a windy day, and you won’t be distracted by your hat, feeling like it will fly off!

Other additional items you can use when playing in the cold!

A warm scarf and, on bitterly cold days, a ski mask.  This is a mask that covers your entire face and is used by skiers and snowboarders.  Hand warmers can be bought in most pro shops in the wintertime.  These not only keep your hands warm, but if you keep a golf ball in there as well, your ball will fly much further.  A cold golf ball will lose you considerable distance.  I alternate balls on every hole, so I am always playing with a warm ball.  Keeping a thermos flask of hot chocolate or coffee is another boon in cold weather. 

If you are riding in a golf cart, consider renting a cart cover.  These are well worth the money!

Source: Mel Sole Golf School.

Thanks for watching – Preparation for Playing in the Cold – Technical Thursday #72.  Nothing more uncomfortable than being cold on a golf course!

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