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Don’t Let The Heat Ruin
Your Golf Day
With Spring here and Summer on its way we need to
emphasize the safety of staying cool on the golf course.
Of course golf is popular year round here in Palm Beach
County, but the late warm Spring and brutal Summer
months can be wicked when you are on the links. What can
you do to ensure that you have a enjoyable round and not
kill yourself in this heat? Well, here are a few helpful and
some obvious tips to stay healthy while playing.
» Wear light colored clothes. Dark clothes intensify the
are also many golf polo shirts out now that will wick
the moisture away and keep you cooler.
» Drink water! Actually try to drink water before you
truly get thirsty. Having cool water in your system
while playing will keep you cooler.
» Wear sunscreen. Apply generously before and during
play, preferably an oil-free lotion that won’t make your
love you later that evening.
» Use one of those new cooling towels or bring an extra
soaking in cool water and then place it around your
they will keep you 20 degrees cooler.
are carrying your golf bag around the course, then an
umbrella will keep you shaded and cooler.
drink will keep you fueled with electrolytes and the
frozen water bottle will thaw and supply you with cold
Bring along grapes, melon balls or even cucumbers
hydrate you as well.
» With any outdoor activity, wear sunglasses. Not only
will it help you to locate the next hole, but it’s safer for
your eyes in the long run.
» Wear golf gloves and bring an extra pair. You will have
sweaty hands throughout the game and switching
gloves and letting the used pair dry out will help keep
your grip on the club better.
» And, by all means, if you feel sick or faint on the
someone to get you. A round of golf is not worth your