Nothing is worse then anticipating a sunny day of golf in the spring and out of nowhere the weather takes a turn for the worst. Unfortunately in Minnesota the weather is far from predictable and you never know when a sunny morning will turn into a rainy afternoon. Now there is no need to start feeling anxious, a little rain wouldn’t stop Adam Scott from winning his green jacket, would it? And Jack Nicklaus didn’t win 18 major championships because he was afraid of a little mud.
Given that we all can’t be professional golfers, there are still ways you can become a master of the elements the next time the weather doesn’t go your way. Here is a list of conditions you may encounter on the course in early spring and how to handle them:
1. Mud: To avoid a deep divot and minimal ball height, try the “nip and pick” idea.
2. Cold Temperatures: Think thin layering so that your swing will not be affected.
3. High Winds: Keep your follow through low to keep you ball flight down.
4. Firm Bunkers: Try a pitching wedge or a wedge with less loft.
5. Wet Greens: Hit the ball harder then you think, the green is slower and breaks less.
6. Rain: Bring extra supplies, socks, towels, and gloves. Don’t forget a raincoat!
Don’t let a bad weather forecast stop you from enjoying a round of golf. Join us for Play Golf Minnesota Week– find out more and see participating courses on their website!