High school golf takes place either in the fall or spring season. With that in mind, high school golf matches can be met with less than ideal weather playing conditions. When met with challenging conditions, these tips below will help you brave the elements and play your best golf.
Mind over matter
“It’s too cold to play golf today”. Many times golfer psyche themselves out even before the round starts. Rather than complaining about how cold, or wet or windy the conditions are for a given round – embrace it! Everyone has to play the same golf course with the same conditions. The players that can look past the tough conditions will be most likely to be on the top of the leaderboard at the end of the day.
Dressing for the conditions
Being able to prepare for the round and challenging weather is key. Having proper jackets and outerwear can help repel the rain and wind. Having an extra set of rain gloves, extra dry towels in your bag and an umbrella will be additional ways for you to stay as dry and comfortable as possible. Be sure to not forget to pick up some hot hands which can keep your hands and feet toasty warm throughout the round.
Playing in all types of conditions
Practice makes perfect, and the same can be said when needing to play in all types of weather. One of the keys to remember when playing in poor conditions is that the golf ball will not travel as far as it will during perfect conditions. Your range of motion will be restricted by your clothing and in turn, you won’t swing as hard. Setting your expectations on how far the ball will travel and “clubbing up” will be a key to hitting more greens and solid shots.
Hope some of these above tips will help you shave some strokes off for this upcoming high school golf season. Have any tips or practices that you use to play your best golf in bad conditions? Shoot me an email Chris@highschoolgolf.org