Tips for playing in the rain?

CH919Forged

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#1
Aside from good wet suit, rain gloves, chamois in the bag, nitrile surgical gloves, stay in the car/clubhouse? Anyone any good tips for battling the elements? Looks like we're due a wet one this weekend!
 

Br1an_g

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#2
Decent hand warmers in a warm mitt for between shots. Hand warmer in the bottom of the bag to help keep grips dry. Generally avoid playing in the rain these days, means a range session for me..
 
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PaulBoy

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#3
Aside from good wet suit, rain gloves, chamois in the bag, nitrile surgical gloves, stay in the car/clubhouse? Anyone any good tips for battling the elements? Looks like we're due a wet one this weekend!
Sadly being in NI you will get more rain than most (I'm from Antrim btw) - People here have said to me that I play well in the rain & I believe that is because of my upbringing in NI - If you didn't learn how to play in the rain, you didn't play much! - You have covered everything you can with the list of gear, though you didn't mention an umbrella? - If you use a trolley, make sure you have a brolley holder fitted to it - You can stay under it most of the round & just nip out to hit your shots - Much harder to stay dry if you are carrying - Good luck ...
 
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#4
Aside from good wet suit, rain gloves, chamois in the bag, nitrile surgical gloves, stay in the car/clubhouse? Anyone any good tips for battling the elements? Looks like we're due a wet one this weekend!
Spae gloves in sealed food bags & Towels in plastic shopping bags in golf bag is always a good start. Jam a couple of small golf towels inside the top of the bag between irons too. The best tip I would say though is play with an L Glove instead of a ML Glove, so one size up than normal, easy to get on and off. Also always have a spare ball in your pocket so that you an alternate between holes, a wam ball flies further.
 
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CH919Forged

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Sadly being in NI you will get more rain than most (I'm from Antrim btw) - People here have said to me that I play well in the rain & I believe that is because of my upbringing in NI - If you didn't learn how to play in the rain, you didn't play much! - You have covered everything you can with the list of gear, though you didn't mention an umbrella? - If you use a trolley, make sure you have a brolley holder fitted to it - You can stay under it most of the round & just nip out to hit your shots - Much harder to stay dry if you are carrying - Good luck ...
You know the score we get stupid amounts of rain even in the summer! I normally carry a bag but trolley might be the way forward.
 

CH919Forged

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Decent hand warmers in a warm mitt for between shots. Hand warmer in the bottom of the bag to help keep grips dry. Generally avoid playing in the rain these days, means a range session for me..
Mitts are essential when it's freezing! Hand warmer in the bag I've not tried yet but could well give it a go! Avoiding the rain is the most sensible option.
 

CH919Forged

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Spae gloves in sealed food bags & Towels in plastic shopping bags in golf bag is always a good start. Jam a couple of small golf towels inside the top of the bag between irons too. The best tip I would say though is play with an L Glove instead of a ML Glove, so one size up than normal, easy to get on and off. Also always have a spare ball in your pocket so that you an alternate between holes, a wam ball flies further.
All great advice. Remember reading something about keeping a sleeve of balls on the radiator night before playing. Never tried it. I'd be liable jump in the car and leave them at home.
 

PaulBoy

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You know the score we get stupid amounts of rain even in the summer! I normally carry a bag but trolley might be the way forward.
Summertime, that's a laugh! - When I lived in NI it used to rain twice a week ... Once for four days & once for three days! :D
 

Halebopp

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A cart with an umbrella holder is a huge improvement over carrying your bag. I bought a used ClicGear 3.0 some eight years ago and it's still going strong after some 600 rounds on it myself. As a tall person the adjustable umbrella holder was a must though. It's slightly irritating that the umbrella is right in the middle of the handle but at least it gives the best protection there, as opposed to being on either side. My umbrella looks like a Christmas tree when I hang a towel and gloves from its stretchers.

I prefer to play with rain gloves instead of "winter gloves" and have a pair of proper golf mittens with me. I'd look for a pair of mittens with magnets in their cuffs to get them to stick together, making it a lot more difficult to lose either one and a lot easier to pick up etc.
 
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