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Spring Golf Wear Trends for 2016

Just like prom dresses and swimsuits, golf apparel has its own fashion trends. Every season, well-known golf wear companies such as J. Lindeberg and Hugo Boss announce their upcoming fashion collection. Golfers eager to look their best on the green like to follow these trends and incorporate them into their golf wear collection.

Spring 2016 is an interesting season for those following golf wear trends. Instead of going for a sleek, stylish look with solid natural colors, the trends this season are unique and sure to add a touch of color to your golf wear wardrobe.

Prints are Everywhere You Look

In seasons prior, golf wear tended to gravitate towards solid, natural looking designs. There would be the solid colored khaki pants or cargo shorts, neutral colored polo shirts, and caps or hats that blended in naturally. This year there is a change – prints.

Prints are extremely popular for Spring 2016. Those following this fashion trend will be seen wearing polo shirts, jackets, and even pants that are made with printed material. This includes everything from polka dots to plaid and checkers.

Stylish Coats for When the Temperatures Start to Drop

True golf enthusiasts never let the weather keep them from getting in a round of golf. This means you could be heading out to the golf course in weather that is extremely cold or filled with chilly rain. Luckily, the golf wear trends for Spring 2016 have a solution that will keep you warm and dry – puffy jackets and vests.

Puffy vests and jackets are often lined with quilted material that insulate the body and keep you warm. These types of jackets and vests are usually seen on the ski slopes, but this year they are making their way to golf courses all across the world.

A Splash of Color will Be Added to Your Golf Attire

Tiger Woods’ red shirt cleared the way for many people to start adding color to their golf attire. Unfortunately, people still stuck with natural tones, such as navy, dark green, and grey. This year, those natural colors will still be popular – they are never going anywhere – but they will be seen with other colors.

Watch the golf greens and see how many people start incorporating brighter, bolder colors into their spring attire. Chances are good you will see lots of pinks, teals, purples, and yellows, as those seem to be the popular colors for Spring 2016.

These are the popular trends for Spring 2016. Try incorporating them into your golf wear collect and look your best as you take to the green in CartTek’s electronic golf carts and electronic golf trolleys.

Things to Consider When Choosing a Destination for Your Next Golf Vacation

Father And Daughter Golf LessonTired of playing golf on the same course you have played on for year? Why not consider taking a golf vacation. Imagine being able to play golf with the mountains behind you or surrounded by beautiful views of the ocean. That is exactly what you can do while on a golf vacation.

Golf vacations are similar to your regular, traditional vacation, but there is one big difference. A traditional vacation will focus on traveling to a location for its beaches or landmarks and attractions, but when you go on a golf vacation you heading to a location because of its golf courses.

Planning a golf vacation can be difficult, especially if it is your first time planning a vacation that revolves around golf. If this is your first time planning a golf vacation, the following are some things you should take into consideration during the planning phase.

When and Where Would You Like to Go

Most golf courses have a specific time of year that is often considered the ‘prime season’ for golf. Before booking a trip to a location, it is important to do some research on what the prime season for golfing is for that area.

For example, if you wish to head to the Pacific Northwest for your golf vacation, you wouldn’t want to head there during the rainy season, as your game might be rained out and you would never get a game in.

In some cases, such as the midwest or eastern parts of the United States, golf courses may be closed for the season. The last thing you want to do is schedule a vacation there only to discover the course is closed for the season.

Do your research before scheduling your trip. Some things to research include:

  • Times of year when the course may be closed
  • Weather and how it factors into golf playing
  • Popular times – times when the course may be too busy or it may be difficult to get a tee time

Research the Type of Course You Will Be Playing On

When you have chosen a destination for your golf vacation, it is important that you research what type of course you will be playing on. This will allow you to determine if it is the right course for you.

Some things to consider include:

  • Is it a public golf course?
  • Is equipment available for rental? For example, can you rent CartTek’s electronic golf carts and golf trolleys or is it a walking course where carts are not allowed?
  • What is the difficulty of the course?

Find a Location That Has Things You Want to Do Beside Golf

Even though you are going on a golf vacation, you won’t be golfing the entire time. Make sure you pick a location that has nearby restaurants, spas, landmarks, and other attractions that you will want to visit. This will provide you with plenty to do while you aren’t golfing.

Taking these things into consideration will help you find the ultimate destination for your golf vacation.

Golf Keeps a Body Healthy

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While at first glance golf appears to be a very sedentary, it is an activity that improves both your physical and mental health. Everything from being outdoors on the golf course for prolong periods of time to socializing with friends and strategizing how and where to hit the ball have been shown to improve people’s mental and physical wellbeing.

Wondering just how golf keeps your body? Here is a look at some of the health benefits that have been connected to the game of golf.

Increases Vitamin D Consumption

Vitamin D is an essential nutrient that your body needs to survive. It is commonly linked to bone health. Healthcare studies link increased levels of Vitamin D to healthier, stronger bones.

In addition to being linked to bone health, Vitamin D levels have been linked to certain types of cancers, heart disease, and depression. Lower levels of Vitamin D won’t automatically mean you develop these health problems, but it does put you at a higher risk for these types of diseases and mental health problems.

While you could take a supplement to increase Vitamin D levels, there is a natural way to do it – play golf. Playing golf outside, especially during the spring and summer months, will increase your exposure to UV rays, which increases your Vitamin D levels.

Increased Cardio Workout

Just because you aren’t running or jogging for the entire time, does not mean you aren’t getting a cardio workout when playing golf. While you are golfing, you are walking around, swinging a club, and bending over and picking up the ball; all of these actions increase your heart rate and can be considered a cardio workout.

If you do plan on using your golf game as a cardio workout, make sure you are prepared for how physically demanding it might be on your body. Consider renting or using a CartTek electronic golf cart or electronic golf trolley to help you get through your game. After all, you won’t want to start a game and not finish it because you are too tired.

Improves Your Brain Health

Your physical health isn’t the only thing to benefit from your game of golf. Your brain health also benefits. People who play golf on a regular basis have better concentration levels, can think strategically, have better memories, and even have faster reflexes.

There is no way to determine why golf increases brain health, but some researchers suggest it is because of the increased blood flow to the brain. Increased blood flow keeps the brain healthier.

Next time you need an excuse to play golf, why not claim you are trying to improve your health.