You’re excited about that summer golf trip and the great deals you’ll get on some of the top North Myrtle Beach golf courses. Just when you’re ready to have some fun, you notice how hot it is outside. Your enthusiasm starts to fade with every drop of sweat that seeps out of your body. All of a sudden, you begin to ask yourself what was going through your mind when you were captivated by the thought of playing in high-end golf courses for low green fees during the hot summer.
Don’t worry! All you need is just a little preparation and a few concessions and you’ll be on your way to enjoying that amazing budget golf this summer. There are lots of misguided beliefs circulating about golf heat techniques. To make sure that you enjoy your North Myrtle Beach summer golf vacation, here are some tips that you should follow.
Tips for Playing Golf in Summer
Take the heat: With both heat and high humidity, you will need to stay hydrated, so take plenty of water. The new Yetti type containers are great for keeping water cold. More on this later. There is also a risk that your skin might burn twice as fast under the scorching sun, even if you do not feel as hot. When temperatures begin hovering over triple digits, toss any heat qualifiers away. Wearing a long sleeve shirt will help to keep your skin from absorbing the heat and actually be cooler than a T-shirt or tank top. But that does not mean you can’t do something you enjoy like play golf. You simply need to acknowledge that it is only a part of the experience and there is no use whining about it. Endure the hot summer heat while playing and you’re sure to have some great stories to tell at the next party back home.
Put aside the early morning tee time routine: Tell someone you’re golfing in the summer in South Carolina and they will undoubtedly advise you to reserve an early morning tee time. May it be 6:30 a.m. or 5:30 a.m. – it’s never too early. The person who made the recommendation will be all self-important and solemn about it as if he just gave away an important secret. Newsflash! Almost everyone knows that and it has become so common that it no longer makes practical sense. In the event that you still follow this suggestion, you’ll find yourself in a jam-packed golf course, filled with people who wish to play because it is still a bit cooler. And any minor improvement in temperature comfort is going to be canceled out by crowd irritation. You’ll end up feeling more aggravated during a five and a half round rubbernecking on the tees during a 95-degree temp rather than a four hour round at 105 degrees. Besides, the entire up-before-the-roosters method is the opposite of the goal of most golf trips. You should be on vacation.
Increase your liquid intake fourfold: We are referring to water and you need to drink lots of it. A basic rule is that if you are not using the restroom facilities on the course more often then you are not drinking enough. Or we can just simply say drink more than what you’re used to. This means water – not other beverages like soda or beer which will actually dehydrate you.
The problem is that nobody seems to follow this rule, especially golfers who are inexperienced in the stifling heat. You were feeling fine earlier and then, out of the blue, your knees become wobbly and you are ending your round early. That’s it for your summer bargain.
This can occur to just about anyone. If you wish to avoid it then you have to drink one bottled water for every three holes if its 90 degrees. When it’s over 100, make it a bottle for every two holes. Since you will be drinking as many as nine bottles of water for every 18 holes, you might want to consider buying them from the supermarket to save a few bucks.
Choose your courses wisely: Courses with lots of Carolina Pines are perfect. This is the best time to put great importance on tree coverage so you’ll get a bit of shade. Consider golf courses in North Myrtle Beach for your summer swing.
Park your car in the shade: Seems pretty easy, but the thing you don’t want to do after 4 hours of golf fun under the heat of the sun is to settle into some baked leather car seats. That’s why golfers always park in the shade.
Call MyGolf now and enjoy great deals for your summer golf vacation.
1504 Highway 17 S, Suite A
North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582