Some may see the game of golf as a leisurely stroll on a perfect day in a beautiful environment, but for those who truly aspire to be better at golf playing in all conditions is a must. As the Scots like to say, “Nae wind, nae rain, nae golf.” The true spirit of the game can be found in the most adverse weather, and from that, a player can develop skills that are vital to improving performance.
With the golf season upon us and some rainy days in the forecast, now is a good time to prepare yourself to play in the rain. That means taking the time to make sure you have all the right equipment to play in cold and rain this spring. Do you like rain gloves or prefer to play with a regular glove and have a system to keep the clubs and hands dry? Do you like to play in a long sleeve or a short sleeve rain jacket? These are just a couple of the many questions that need to be answered so that you don’t find yourself out in the rain unprepared.
These are questions that you can answer by going through your rain routine. Having a consistent routine is a key component of succeeding on the golf course, but the routine in bad weather is entirely different. Take the time to practice that routine whether it be indoors or out, in the rain or on a perfect day. Yes, you may get some funny looks hitting balls in full rain gear on a sunny day, but you will also be more prepared to play at your best when the inclement weather comes.