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Basic Instructions On How To Play Golf In The Rain

Ask any golf enthusiast – novice, amateur, or pro – he/she would prefer playing golf when the weather condition is sunny with a gentle breeze blowing across the course. On some occasions, nature decides to make golf more challenging by introducing rain. This one factor totally changes the game and if you’re not well prepared to play golf in the rain, you can’t hope to achieve a low score. These basic instructions will show you how to play in the rain.

When playing golf in the rain you’ll have to make some minor changes to your technique. But, for the most part, to counter the inclement weather you’ve to make sure the golf gear and your hands stay as dry as possible.

  • Start by taking an umbrella along with your golf gear. Not the one that’s meant for general use, but the big umbrella used to protect golfers between shots and is sturdy enough to withstand heavy rain and strong winds.
  • If you play golf in wet conditions, most of the time then spending on suitable gear isn’t such a bad idea. Buy some good rain gear – headwear, pants, shoes, and jackets that are made of water repellent fabric.
  • Okay then, you’ve heeded to our advice and bought the necessary rain gear. The gear must also include dry gloves. Even more important than buying gloves is keeping them dry. Wrap them in a plastic bag or any water resistant material and keep it inside your golf bag.
  • A slight drizzle or heavy rain the towel you’ve put out will sooner or later gets wet and be of little use to you. Always carry extra dry towels and extra pair of socks, just in case if the water-proof shoes don’t function as they are supposed to.
  • When the sun is shining bright, the greens are dry and the ball will curve while rolling on the grass. With a little bit of rain, the way the ball behaves on the green changes. It won’t curve much and you’ll have to apply extra power to make the ball roll smoothly on the grass.
  • The shot off the sand bunker becomes a little easier. The sand absorbs water and becomes slightly firm, so you don’t have to swing harder to make the ball travel far.
  • The fairways become damp and soft, so you won’t get the same bounce that is normally seen on dry grass. Adjust your game to suit the conditions.
  • Note: If rain is accompanied by lightning and thunder don’t take chances. Iron and other metallic clubs attract lightning, so don’t put yourself in harm’s way by playing on the course when thunder clouds are around.

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