Golfing in Cold Weather – Stay Warm
A round of golf is much different in colder temperatures. The golf ball will not travel as far or spin as much in colder weather. Your strategy to play the round may also vary. The following accessories will prove useful during your next cold day on the links.
Switch Golf Balls
Research indicates you lose 2.5 yards for every 10 degree drop in temperature. At 40 degrees, you can expect to see a loss off 12.5 yards. Try the ColdFusion golf ball once the temperature drops below 55 degrees. ColdFusion balls are engineered specifically for colder temperatures with a low compression Cold Power Core and a CT Elastic Ionomer cover. The result is a golf ball that performs and feels great in cold weather conditions. Best of all, the ColdFusion golf ball retails for $24.00 per dozen.
Golf Winter Gloves
Hardcore golfers continue playing even in the harshest conditions. The hands quickly go numb in cold temperatures making it nearly impossible to maintain the necessary feel your hands need for delicate shots. Sold in a pair, Foot Joy’s WinterSof glovesare soft and feature a suede leather palm that provides a superb feel and grip in cold weather. The stretch knit helps trap heat in for increased warmth and feature a suggested retail price of $22.00.
Hand and Feet Warmer
Hand warmers are a great alternative for golfers to keep their hands warm during extremely cold conditions. Disposable hand warmers offer up to 10 hours worth of heat once they are activated. They generally take 15 minutes to reach optimum heat and rise above 100 degrees in temperature. Hand warmers fit comfortably in gloves or pockets for your convenience. HeatMax Hot Hands are a popular golf brand that generally retail around $2.00 per pack or purchase a box around $30.00.
Heat leaves your body through your head. Don’t forget to wear a hat that covers your ears to help keep warm. The TaylorMade Beanie fleece will keep you warm on the cold days you find yourself on the course and retails for around $20.00.