Although conditions can be challenging, the winter is a great time to work on your game/swing in readiness for the following season.
To ensure maximum enjoyment it is important to stay dry and warm, which requires being prepared.
Given that most of our body heat is lost through our hands and head it is vital that these are covered. A warm beanie hat and a good pair of mitts are therefore an absolute must. The addition of hand warmers inside the mitts in extreme conditions is also a good idea. Thermal gloves specially designed to play in are a great alternative when practicing.
High tech light weight base layers for the legs and body will keep you warm and comfortable without inhibiting the swing and would therefore be seen as essential kit for winter golf.
Other important considerations when it’s cold:
Stay hydrated: Don’t be fooled by the low temperature the body still needs water! Try to avoid coffee or alcohol.
Take more club: The ball doesn’t fly as far when the air is heavy and cold.
Check your shoes: When the ground is hard with frost it is easy to lose one’s footing when swinging or even just when walking. Check that your spikes are not needing replaced and are not clogged up.
Change your ball: When the ball gets cold it doesn’t fly as far. Keeping a spare one warm and alternate between each hole to reduce this affect.