At 100+ degrees and 100 percent humidity in July and August, it is too hot to enjoy a game of golf during a Florida summer. At below freezing with 20 mile per hour wind gusts and half a foot of snow in January and February, it is too cold (or mostly impossible) to enjoy a game of golf during a Northern winter. Forget enjoying the game anywhere during a rainy season. For those who love the game and hate to go without it; what to do? Figure out a way to still enjoy it! Golf can still be a big part of your life without actually playing on the course.
For those who want to stay active practicing their swings, go to a local indoor driving range or indoor putting course. Don’t feel like leaving the house in the heat or the snow? Consider purchasing a small scale putting green that can be set up indoors and easily stored in your garage or closet. Believe it or not, video games can also do the trick. Buy a sports package game for a Nintendo Wii or similar gaming system and treat yourself to 18 holes in the comfort of your own living room.
Don’t forget to keep your mind engaged also by continually learning the game. Pick up a recent golf magazine to learn some new tips, tricks, and trends. Get back to the basics with a “how-to” golf book to help make sure the core of your game is where it needs to be. Watch the golf channel to see how the pros are playing and listen to the feedback from the commentators. Surf the Internet for golf articles, blogs, and new product reviews.
To help you look forward to that first tee time of the season, go shopping for new golf attire and new golf accessories for when the weather is right. Clean your clubs. Re-organize your golf bag. Talk about the game and plan out future tee times with friends and family.
We would all rather be out on the fairway. But if we can’t there is always plenty we can do as golfers to stay engaged with our game year round, no matter what the weather. Golf is never that far away!