Playing Golf In Fall Weather

Unlike my golfing friends to the south, fall golf provides an additional challenge because of the changing and unpredictable weather. It is inevitable that the temperature fluctuations will force golfers to evaluate their equipment, clothing, and desire to want to hit the links. This time of year can provide the best of conditions to play golf, however the conditions change so quickly that all four seasons can be experienced in one round. Regardless, if you live in the northern climes, then you are aware that to prolong our season, we need to have the proper equipment and mental attitude to play.

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Fall Golf Is Upon Us

As the summer transitions to fall, I need to take steps to be prepared for the change in weather and course conditions. As it turns out for the next two weeks, we are going to experience an average daily temperature of 18° C (65° F). This means lots of dew in the morning, less carry because it is cooler, and less touch when chipping because my ball will be harder. Fear not, I am used to this time of year and have a fail proof plan!

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Dress For Success On The Golf Course

I can honestly say that I am not a very fashion conscious golfer except for my socks. I realize this may seem a bit odd, but I like to wear dark socks with my black shoes and white socks with my white shoes. I think this stems from seeing people wearing socks with sandals, however that is a completely different conversation. But, I digress. Simply put, dressing for success on the golf course has nothing to do with fashion, but utility and comfort.

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Nearing the End of a Golf Season

For many northern clime golfers, the end of the golf season fast approaches. Unlike my friend Kirk who golfs all year round, I struggle to play the last few rounds before the cold weather sets in and the golf course officially closes. It is a sad time, but something I have learned to accept after 40+ years of hitting the links!

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Heading To The Course Today For Some Fun!

It has been almost a week since I hit the links. Life has prevented me from teeing it up and that is OK. I knew this time in my season was coming and as such, am prepared for hitting the links less for the rest of the year. It is all good and has nothing to do with my health. Anyway, I have carved out some time today to hit the links and it is going to be fun.

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