Play golf with rain? That laziness, I almost leave it for another day … but maybe you can not postpone it because you have been waiting to play 18 holes with your friends for several weeks and you don’t mind playing golf with rain; or you are enrolled in a tournament and you cannot let the rain leave you out.
Whatever the reason you are going to face a game of golf with rain, therefore you have to know how to get the best possible card “on wet” and what you have to wear to avoid having a bad time for not wearing the right equipment.
In any sport you do, you must preferably have a technical material, something essential to obtain good results and in the case of golf the same.
But with the rain you have to have additional and specific material to play golf more comfortably.
1.1- Waterproof jacket
Most likely we will be moving in the rain to a greater or lesser extent for a few hours, so a good waterproof jacket cannot be missing.
It must be comfortable and as tight as possible, that does not let the water pass (with a waterproof membrane) and adjusted so as not to interfere negatively in our swing. A starting price for a good waterproof jacket is 100 euros.
1.2- Bag cover
To play golf with rain we need to keep the bag dry, in order to keep all the material we carry in it dry. A plastic bag cover is essential to achieve this, so the water will not enter the bag wetting the grips of the sticks and other things. Its price starts from the pesos and if you opt for a high end you can spend up to 1200 pesos.
1.3.- Water cap
A waterproof hat will allow you to protect yourself from the rain when you leave the comfort of the buggy or the cover offered by the umbrella when you get ready to take a hit. Its approximate price is around 30-40 euros.
There are gloves specially designed to be worn in the rain, more waterproof than conventional ones and which are also good for playing on cold days (you can buy them in a pack of two, one for each hand).
They are designed so that we have a good grip of the stick even when wet, despite this they will get wet anyway, so it is advisable to always have an extra pair in the bag to use them if the first ones get wet in excess.
To keep them dry as long as possible, use the gloves only to hit and then store them in a plastic bag until the next blow. Its price starts at 15 euros and if you opt for a couple 30 euros.
If you do not go in a buggy, the umbrella and its corresponding applique for the car is essential to play golf with rain. Of course, a golf umbrella of at least 60 inches in diameter and if it has double cover with slots so that there are exits for the air. Not only will it protect you, but it will also allow you to keep the bag as dry as possible, as well as the rest of the material you transport. Its approximate price is 40-50 euros.
To play golf with rain you have to carry two or three golf towels in your bag, because with the course of the game they will get wet with the use and with the rain action itself. Whatever you have in use, hang it on one of the umbrella rods, so it stays dry longer. Its price ranges from 15 euros to about 30 euros.
1.7.- Water suit
A water suit is another essential to play with rain, it will allow you to keep your body dry. Basically they consist of a waterproof jacket and waterproof pants to be placed under conventional pants.
If you live in a place with little rain, you may not invest much in it (as you will hardly use it) but if not, buy the best you can afford. Its price varies between 150 euros and 600 euros if you opt for a high-end with Gore-tex.
1.8.- Waterproof shoes
Having waterproof golf shoes will make the tour under the most bearable rain .. 18 holes with wet feet can wreak havoc on the health of your feet and on your own.
Even having some waterproof shoes, it is advisable to carry a pair of additional socks in the contingency bag: the shoes were finally not as waterproof as they should be, you step on a puddle and soak the socks. The price of waterproof golf shoes almost always starts at 70 euros and, depending on the brand, can easily exceed 200 euros.
via WCGC Mexico