Autumn is always such a beautiful time of year and it’s a perfect time to be on a golf course. The only downside are the cold temperatures and lack of daylight. With that said, fall golf is still too great to resist, so here are a few playing tips for golfers in fall weather.
- Wear Layers – As temperatures rise and drop, and as wind and rain arrive on autumn days, dress in breathable layers that do not restrict your swing. Pack cart mitts, toques, hand warmers and extra socks. There is nothing worse than cold hands, feet and ears. Rain gear, pant and jacket are essential. You’ll have them for the rain and they serve as good wind protection.
- Use a Softer Ball – Not only do you lose distance in the fall, you can also lose feel. The colder it gets, the less feel you have. By playing with a softer ball, you can retain some of the feel that you are used to around the greens.
- Hit More Club – As said above, the golf ball does not go as far in cooler weather. Your muscles will likely be a little tighter and your range of motion will be smaller. So play smart. Club up so you can get it there.
- Walk – No matter your age, staying loose in fall weather is hard to do, unless you are moving. Forget the cart and walk the course (if you can). It keeps the muscles limber and you will stay warm. Try to play your during mid-day when sun is warmest.
And finally, look around (fall colours are incredible) and enjoy your round, as it could be your last one for a while.
Have fun, Matt Truong