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Posted July 25, 2016 in Lifestyle by Tom Brassell
Summer is in full force around the northern hemisphere. Temperatures are rising, the sun is beating down on your and in some areas, humidity is thick enough to cut with a knife.
It’s important to prepare for it on the course. You’re out there for 4-6 hours at a time. Most people aren’t on the beach that long when on vacation.
Here are some items that can help you in the three areas you’ll need to to take charge of: hydration, cooling and protection.
It’s important to hydrate not only during the round, but before and after. The night before, a couple of bottles of water before going to sleep. After the round, if the temperature is over 90 degrees, drink at least 1 more bottle of water before you head to the 19th hole for anything alcoholic. Other products that can help with hydration while on the course are:
Hydro Flask Insulated 21 oz Water Bottle – The 21 oz vacuum insulated Hydro Flask is our most versatile medium-sized water bottle and one of our most popular. With a convenient 21 oz capacity and a moderately wide mouth opening, it’s great for sports drinks, juice, smoothies or water. It fits nearly any size ice cube and is easy to drink from on the go. This flask as diverse as you! The 21 oz insulated Hydro Flask is made from 18/8 food-grade stainless steel, and the double wall vacuum insulation provides top notch insulation power, keeping cold liquids icy cold for up to 24 hours and hot liquids steaming hot for up to 12 hours. Click HERE to buy.
4-to-Go Beverage Cooler – This cooler holds up to 4 cans or water bottles. With a handy zippered pocket on the front, a sturdy clip to attach it to your golf bag, and a shoulder strap, this cooler is par for the course! Click HERE to buy.
Whatever shade you can find between holes is advisable during the round. During the historically hot 1964 U.S. Open, Ken Venturi’s doctor suggested to Ken (and he followed doctor’s orders) to walk in the shaded rough as opposed to the sunny fairways as much as possible during the 36 hole final day. Along with shade, give these products a try.
Mission EnduraCool Instant Cooling Towel is made from a proprietary performance fabric that instantly cools when soaked with water, wrung out, and then snapped in the air to activate the cooling properties. The patented technology, Powered by CoolcoreT, works by absorbing moisture and perspiration into the fabric core where the unique radiator-like fiber construction circulates water molecules and regulates the rate of evaporation to create a prolonged cooling effect. Click HERE to buy.
Dorfman-Pacific Twill Safari Hat is a garment washed twill, safari inspired hat. Mesh sidewalls with a 2 3/8″ brim. Not only is it guaranteed shade, but UV protection as well with UPF 50. Click HERE to buy.
Playing golf without skin protection results in the skin burning pretty quickly, maybe 15 to 20 minutes depending on your skin tone. Those who have fair skin my burn faster than those who have an olive or darker skin tone. Try these products to protect your skin and eyes:
NIKE Dri-Fit UV Solar Arm Sleeves are designed to protect exposed skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays. They feature a stretch fit and a sweat-wicking fabric for comfort that lasts through the final hole. Click HERE to buy.
GolfersSkin SPF 30 Sunscreen Lotion is specifically designed to deliver superior broad spectrum protection, even after 2 hours of intense perspiration. Our mineral based SPF 30+ UVA/UVB broad spectrum lotion has the highest sweat resistancy and water resistancy ratings achievable. Antioxidant rich Manuka Honey fights free radicals while hydrating your skin. Best of all, GolfersSkin’s non-greasy formula won’t interfere with your grip – leaving you free to focus on what really matters. Click HERE to buy.
Tifosi Veloce Sunglasses – The longer the eyes are exposed to solar radiation, the greater the risk of developing cataracts or macular degeneration later in life. The Tifosi Veloce frames are made of Grilamid TR-90, a homopolyamide nylon characterized by an extremely high alternative bending strength, low density and high resistance to chemical and UV damage. Click HERE to buy.