Tips for Playing Golf in Cold WeatherDress Warmly First off, dress for the weather. You have to keep the fingers warm and your body moving to generate the needed heat. So layer up in clothing that won't restrict your swing, wear mittens or even two pairs of gloves, and keep the hand warmers handy. You should also just get the idea of using a golf cart out of your head. Walking is better for the body and will keep you warmer. To ease the burden of carrying your clubs, use a trolley or caddy to make it up those hilly courses. Also, keep hydrated. Use The Right Golf Balls A white golf ball against freshly fallen snow will disappear from sight. Switch over to colored golf balls so you can find it on the course. Some people also suggest that you warm the balls on a radiator and keep them in your pockets when on the course. Warm balls supposedly will travel farther than colder balls. Use The Preferred Lies (Winter Rules) There are rules in place for fair gameplay during the winter. Read through the rules to avoid penalties and to take advantage of the benefits so you can increase the fun when out on the golf course. One rule allows you to pick up the ball, mark your spot and clean it when playing in adverse weather. So make sure to wipe all the mud away so you have a better shot toward the hole.
Health Benefits To Walking GolfResearchers around the world are studying the health benefits of walking the golf course versus riding in a cart. Studies provided by Golf Science International have shown that walking while playing four hours of golf is the equivalent of participating in a 45-minute fitness class. The Rose Center for Health and Sports Sciences has determined that a golfer who engages in 36 holes of golf in a week can burn up to 3,000 calories by walking. Several medical studies have also shown that walking golf can reduce bad cholesterol and keep good cholesterol levels steady. Yet, all these facts should be common sense to golfers. We all know that walking is a great exercise when not out on the course. So it should be obvious that walking the course will give the same health benefits. When engaging in 30 minutes of walking a day, a person can find the following benefits:
- lessen the risk of coronary heart disease
- improve blood pressure
- reduce the risks of becoming overweight
- reduce the chances of developing certain types of breast and colon cancer.
The holiday season has been made even more joyous with the types of golf gifts and accessories that you can purchase for a loved one. So place the tacky reindeer sweater back on the store hanger and leave the bath products on the shelves. Instead, look at these great holiday golf gift ideas available here at Cart Tek. GRi-1500Li V2 Remote Control Golf Caddies It happens to even the best of golfers. The moment you hit golf ball you see it taking a sharp slice to the rough. You "think" you saw where it had landed, as you dig through the brush and long grass searching for the ball. When finally you do find it, you have to make the long trudge back to your golf bags. The GRX-1200R Remote Control Golf Caddy can make your life a little easier. By using the remote control, the caddy can come to you so you don't have to make the trudge back to where you left the bag. The full-feature remote is programmable and has 4 different speed settings. With ring and pinion gearbox and high torque motors, the caddy is perfect for people who love walking along the links or need that bit of extra help when walking up hills. Original ClubClean There's nothing worse than getting dirt caked on the clubs or your golf balls when playing the 18 holes. Always enjoy a clean game with the Original ClubClean from Cart Tek. Constructed from high-grade polypropylene with built in brushes, the ClubClean can be mounted to your remote control caddy so it is within easy reach whenever there is a bit of grime affecting your gameplay.
Travel/Carry Bag - 1500Li You pay to have the best golf clubs and caddies to fully enjoy your time on the links only to find someone has broken into your car or SUV to swipe your things. The best way to deter thieves is to keep the caddy out of sight. Travel/Carry bags are large enough to store your GRi-1500Li
Remote Control Caddy in your vehicle or carry it home after an exhausting day playing golf. Cart Tek has several different travel/carry bags available for certain models of remote control caddies or electric trolleys, so ensure you order the right one for your particular caddy.
Beverage Holder Always have a drink handy when you get thirsty on the green. The beverage holder has a universal mounting device so it can fit on any type of caddy or trolley. Water bottles and soda cans can fit comfortably in the holder. There is also a place to have two extra golf balls for quick play. Have a refreshing cold drink on those hot days or a relaxing hot beverage in cooler weather as you'll always keep hydrated.