Golf in my area officially started just over a month ago. Since that joyous occasion, we have put up with COVID limitations and unpredictable weather. Well, with high 20° C weather expected all week, I can officially say that summer golf is finally here. Normally, this would not mean much to most players, but for me it is a turning point where I start to make my traditional changes to my game.
The first thing I do is put away my spring golf balls (Wilson 50 and Wilson Duo). I pull out my Snell and Pro Vs. With the constant heat, these balls have proven to be the best for my game. Additionally, most of the rust is gone so I will likely lose less of these expensive golf balls. I switch because it will improve my short game because they are more pliable to a softer touch I want around the green.
I dig out my golf shoes that do not react well to wet weather. They are comfortable, but feel best in warmer temperatures. Additionally, I rotate my four pairs through a week of playing to ensure that they are completely dry when I wear them. Half are spikeless and have are not; I try and wear the spikeless shoes on completely dry days.
I book my tee off times as early as possible in the morning. I like to beat the heat of the day by playing early. With COVID going on, there are no early birds due to health restrictions, so playing between 7 and 7:30 am is the norm. I also play best during this time because it is not too hot and I am not battling the heat as well as course conditions.
Lastly, I will not carry my clubs until the fall. I was not carrying much this year anyway because I am nursing a few injuries, but I plan on carrying my clubs come September. I enjoy toting my clubs because it offers a different feel when playing. Additionally, I like the extra exercise.
Well, those are the changes I make when summer is officially here. Today, during my round, I will be instituting all of the above. It should improve my game…..thoughts?
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!