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Handicap : 16.5
Posted : Fri 13th Jul 2012 10:03
Ok, as summer is now in full swing can I ask a question about playing in the rain.
I played a round yesterday and at the start it was fairly dry and I started off playing some fairly steady golf, then the rains came (again) and I was really struggling to make any decent connection with the ball. The main reason being that the club grips became wet, my hands and glove got wet and it just felt like the clubs were slipping the whole time. My round went from a potential mid 80's to somewhere in the high 90's. I tried with and without my standard golf glove and it didn't seem to make any difference.
So, apart from the obvious (stay at home it's raining you fool!). Do you have any tips on how to get yourself around a golf course when it's raining so persistently as it's not something I've faced before?
Handicap : 21.6
Reply : Fri 13th Jul 2012 10:25
Check out the Hirzl golf gloves or any wet weather glove
Handicap : 25.1
Reply : Fri 13th Jul 2012 10:48
1) Take plenty of spare gloves so you change during the round 2) I have a trolley with a brolly holder so I can keep the brolly up over everything and hang my towel in it 3) Make sure you have a decent bag cover otherwise those spare gloves will just get wet. 4) Keep your glove off and in your pocket as much as possible. If it is on keep your hand in your pocket. 5) Dry your grips under your brolly and hold your club under brolly and then duck out to take your shot - straight back under brolly - glove off - into pocket, dry grip and replace in bag. 6) When on the putting green I stick the grip end of putter under armpit to keep as dry as possible until time to putt. Dry grip before putting back in bag, 7) Accept it will take longer to get round but you do get into a rhythm after a while.
If you are carrying in the rain then that is just miserable! Very hard to keep anything dry.
Handicap : 14.2
Reply : Fri 13th Jul 2012 12:25
Gav, I can highly recommend "Nomis" kangeroo skin gloves (not cheap ). Grip like glue in the wet. Dave CAC handed Geordie.
Handicap : 19.8
Reply : Fri 13th Jul 2012 12:40
I would second what Judy saids, with one addition: a second golf towel under that umbrella, one is usually never enough and if you keep one drier than the other then you you have a fighting chance of a decent grip.
Handicap : 16.5
Reply : Fri 13th Jul 2012 15:10
Thanks guys , really appreciate your thoughts and comments. I'm playing in a comp. tomorrow morning so will bear those things in mind, it might even give me an edge as the weather looks grim again!
Handicap : 3.8
Reply : Fri 13th Jul 2012 17:58
Judy is spot on...but i know it isnt usually possible for us mortals, but a caddie is the best way...plus you can blame them when your grips are still wet..lol
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