At last this year the rain stopped and the sun came out, and stayed out. Waterproofs were replaced with shorts and suncream, there was even the odd comment of ‘it’s far too hot to play golf.’
Although it has been fantastic it will eventually stop and once again we will all have to face the fact we’re going to get wet on the course.
To avoid being caught out, the first thing you will probably have to do is find your waterproofs, it is advisable to give them an airing or even a spin in the washing machine.
Carrying an extra towel or towels is always a good idea as are spare gloves. There are gloves specifically designed for wet weather, which are worth investing in. Storing items like these in a plastic/waterproof sealable bag will ensure they remain dry at all times.
It goes without saying that having a good lightweight umbrella is always going to be useful and hanging a towel and even gloves from the spokes is a great way to keep them to hand as well as dry.
Give your shoes a check over and make sure the cleats aren’t worn, if they are, then having them replaced will help avoid slipping during the swing.
Ultimately keeping your hands and grips dry will significantly improve your chances of playing well in the rain, however there are a few other alterations that are worth noting.