Golf is a popular sport all over the world. With championship tournaments being held on television featuring the best the world has to offer, it’s easy to sit back, relax, and enjoy the game. The only thing better than watching your favourite athlete play the sport is getting on the course and taking a swing at it for yourself.
Golfers are resilient and some are willing to play rain or shine. Obviously, the sport is more enjoyable with shine, but dedicated golf enthusiasts will go out in the difficult weather provided by the coming of Fall and play their hearts out. Canada is no stranger to cold weather, but how much can a golfer take before enough is enough?
Don’t Give an Inch
Does the weather seem a bit chillier today than a week or two ago? Tell mother nature to bring it on and grab your clubs because today is a perfect day to throw a few swings into the wind. The wind isn’t necessarily an enemy, so use it in your favour. Try your best at holes where the wind will guide your ball to its destination. You should also enjoy the cool breeze provided as a nice change to the usual sweltering summer rounds full of sweat and heat.
To enjoy all of the nice, cool weather, you should definitely be prepared with layers and take advantage of the numerous Fall clothing lines that most major retailers offer. Insulated jackets and pants, sweaters, vests, outwear and headwear are all available to see you through late season rounds and keep you warm and comfortable. A round of golf can last quite some time when you’re playing in less than savoury conditions, so it’s important do your best to avoid getting sick while you’re out there having fun in chilly or even damp conditions. It’s easy to forget how long you’ve been out when you’re focused on beating a friend in a close game. Remember to head in if the weather takes a turn for the worse or becomes unplayable. It’s better to get inside and keep yourself and your equipment safe than to forcibly finish a game that no one actually wants to play.
Golfing To the End
Being in Canada, the golf season is cut short due to weather. Warmer areas around the globe get longer golfing seasons. So, as the golf lover that you are, you should try and get the most of your season by golfing to the last day. The end of the golfing season tends to average around October.
Another benefit of late season golfing is that many courses offer discount rounds, but don’t forget twilight isn’t what it was in June, July and August and the latest tee off time is much earlier in the Fall. There will likely be less players late in the season, too, offering open tee times and less bottlenecks at tee boxes.
Til next time, keep it in the short grass!