I realize that this is a topic that many northern golfers hate because it is signifies the end of the hot days of summer. It is a reality for my area, but the slow change in temperature still offers some fantastic weather and scenery for the next few months. It really is a matter of perspective!
As the cooler temperatures approach at a not so glacial pace, I have begun dusting off my outer layers to I am prepared for all contingencies. It is something I do on or around September first because at anytime the temperatures can drop at a moments notice. As an example, the last few days hovered around 18 degrees Celsius (65 degrees F), which is a bit cool if I have the right number of layers on.
Additionally, I dig out gloves, toques, long underwear, etc. for those very cool mornings. I am sure some of your readers (like my great friend Kirk) do not really worry about these cold at this moment, but you might in the future. The trick to preparing is ensuring the proper layer is ready for the proper temperatures.
I am interested to see if my scores are affected my the cooler temperatures. I have never track this, but this year I have diligently tracked my scores and can easily identify change points. It is there that I can retrace my rounds to see if I did something different. So, seeing if the cool temperatures have an impact and at what point. I am looking forward to analyzing the results.
I am ready for fall golf and looking forward to comfortable temperatures in which to play. My kit is ready and hopefully I will be able to maintain the steady play of later.
Do you do anything special to prepare for fall golf?
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!