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It’s Always Golf Weather with the Right Gear

Whether you like it or not, the weather is always there.  Good or bad.

As it was on Sunday at the Farmers Insurance Open.  Not bad, but down right miserable.

The Tour players battled it.  They were prepared, but then again, they are paid to be.  But, sometimes the round starts out beautifully and mother nature takes over midway through and there is no turning back.

So, make sure that you are ready for when it does happen.  Some tips below:

The golf towel that doubles as a rain hood from Nike Golf
The golf towel that doubles as a rain hood from Nike Golf

Keeping Dry – Oh yea, when it’s pouring sideways?  Not keep your outside dry, but your inside.  Make sure you have these in your arsenal:

  1. Rainsuit – Technology to day from FootJoy, Nike and many others are better than ever before.  FootJoy’s DryJoy Tour XP pants are made from advanced technology-packed materials and Seam Sealed to provide 100% waterproof, breathable protection in the wettest conditions.  And, they come with a 2 year warranty!  The DryJoy rain shirts are available in long and short sleeve and contain the HydroLite™ System,  a 100% waterproof shell. Combining lightweight fabrics with a bonded liner, makes it the lightest garment ever produced by FJ.
  2. Gloves – Rain gloves are a must to have in your bag, in that compartment you never go in.  Seriously, you will love them when you need them.  Worldwide Golf Shops FootJoy Rain Grip golf gloves for men and women that are designed specifically for golf in wet weather.

    Zach Johnson battles the elements in FootJoy gear
    Zach Johnson battles the elements in FootJoy gear
  3. A Good Umbrella – Enough said.  Best rain investment  you can make is an umbrella.  Tons to choose from and you’ll be glad you did.
  4. Rain Hood – I gave this as a Christmas gift to four people and they all raved about it.  The Nike Rain Hood Towel hangs on your bag like any other towel.  But it’s terrycloth on one side and water resistant on the other, so when the heavens open, put it over your clubs, zip it up and Voila, it doubles as a water protecting rain hood!  Incredible what these guys can think of.

Keeping Warm –  It looked pretty chilly at Torrey Pines, with wind and rain teaming up, it can be pretty miserable.  So be prepared if you know it’s going to be a cold day with these:

  1. Head and Hands – They say that 80% of your body heat escapes through your head and hands.  That being said, winter gloves and stocking caps are priority one on cold, wet days.  FootJoy’s WinterSof gloves come in a two pack and have an extended cuff to keep your wrists warm as well. For the ladies, the FootjJoy Winter Headband is a fan favorite and stocking caps (like the one Colt Knost is wearing in the video at Torrey Pines) are the best for keeping heat in for men.
  2. Layer Up – Base layer is important.  Great offerings out there from all brands, and for your outer layer, the FootJoy Men’s Performance Full Zip Windshirt is a great choice, with premium 4-way stretch windproof fabric, it keeps you warm in windy conditions.
  3. Cart Heater – Probably the best invention in golf comfort in the last 20 years is the propane cart heater.  The Mr. Cart Golf Cart Heater fits comfortably into your cart’s cup holder and is “Priority #1” on a cold day.
The Mr. Heater Golf Cart Heater
The Mr. Heater Golf Cart Heater

Be sure to be prepared, should the weather turn salty like it did at the Farmers Insurance Open.