Golf is already tough enough when the weather is good, but when it’s snowing? Good luck.
There’s no way around it: winter stinks! Especially in areas where outdoor golf opportunities are limited. The good news is we’ve come up with a few ways to keep you focused on your game for the next three months. Don’t go into hibernation! Use this time to really hone in on your skills that you can put to use this coming season.
- Putting Matts
Synthetic putting mats, like the Putt-A-Bout Grassroots Par Three Putting Green, are cheap to purchase and it can re-create the pace and feel of a real putting green! Nevertheless, if you aren’t into spending the money on a mat, you can always use a coffee mug on your living room carpet. You never know…spending three months making those six-footers into your coffee mug might come in handy next season. You might even shave off some strokes.
- Golf Simulator
The evenings may be dark and cold, but you can still play famous courses like St Andrews and Pebble Beach at plenty of indoor venues. Sure, driving the ball into an over-sized screen isn’t the same feeling as being on the course, but playing golf through a screen is better than nothing at all! The putting might be a bit hit and miss, but indoor simulators are great for driving and iron shots.
- Work Your Muscles
Most experts will tell you that exercising will serve you in multiple aspects in life, and golf is one of those aspects! Building your core strength will not only help with your overall health, but it will give you better posture and more stamina that you’ll need next season to help you with your golf swing.
- Upgrade Clubs / Gear
Remember those pretty white shoes that are now covered in black dirt in the corner of your closet? Or that baggy shirt from a long ago tournament that you’ll never wear again? Winter is the perfect time to organize your clubs and gear. It’s time to decide what you need and what you need to throw away. Re-stock the things you chuck away with fresh and modern golf items. Familiarize yourself with the styles that fit both you and the times. You might not reap the real benefits until spring, but you’ll still get a lot out of the process and it’ll get you excited for the next season!