7 must-have accessories for golfing in the rain

Golf is one of those sports where only the most severe weather puts it off. Golfers are hardy and determined bunch who don’t allow a little rain or some baking sunshine to stop them playing. 

Golf is one of those sports where only the most severe weather puts One of the reasons they can do this is because they can use some essential accessories to help them play in the rain.  Here are seven things you need in your golf bag to be that all-weather golfer.

  1. Grips

Grips for your clubs are something you should have in your bag at all times, but when the weather is wet, it is worth taking extra ones.  That’s because even if you cover your bag, the grips can get wet when you are using the club.  Then that makes it harder to hold and swing the club the next time you come to use it. So have some spare grips to make a change if you are noticing some slipping.

  1. Extra gloves

Like grips, gloves are always part of the kit but take extra pairs when it is raining.  There’s no way to avoid getting them wet when playing and this can mean they don’t grip as well as they should.  Extra pairs can be swapped in to increase grip and stop your hands from becoming wet and cold.  When you aren’t using your gloves, pop them in your waterproof’s pocket to keep them drier.

  1. Rain-proof footwear

Ensure that the golfing shoes you buy are waterproof and even test them before playing on a rainy day. If you buy from a well-known golf clothing brand, they will go into detail about the water-resistant or waterproof nature of their footwear so you can be certain that what you are buying is going to protect you even in the heaviest rain.  

You might also want to pack some extra socks as well because while shoes can protect your feet, they often don’t cover your ankles!

  1. Lots of towels

Players usually have towels on hand to dry off sweat but when it is raining, you want to pack a few extras.  These are ideal to help with keeping moisture off your waterproofs which can then run down into your shoes.  They are also good to help keep the rain from building up on clubs or other equipment.

  1. Cover for your golf bag

Covering yourself is important but don’t forget your golf bag too.  You can get specific rain covers for different styles of golfing bags that will stop the rain from sneaking in.  This will keep clubs dry and ensure all the gear you brought to help keep you dry, such as towels and spare gloves, doesn’t end up getting wet while waiting in the bag.

  1. Rain-proof head gear

Whether you are a baseball cap person or prefer a different style, you definitely want to have a rain-proof hat or head gear for the bad weather.  Lots of people carry an umbrella with them on the course, which is brilliant to use between holes, but you don’t want to try using it while you are taking a shot obviously!  So, to protect yourself and stop your head from getting wet, invest in some rain-proof head gear.

  1. Waterproofs

Last but not least, the most important part of the rain gear kit – waterproofs.  When you search on www.golfposer.com, you will quickly notice that there are some very high quality waterproofs available.  So how do you know what are the key features to look for?

For starters, ensure they are waterproof, not just water-resistant or showerproof.  When you look at brands like Galvin Green, you will see that they have special fabric such as GORE-TEX that ensures the waterproofs are just that – completely waterproof.

Also, make sure the fabric has a strong breathable element.  Stopping you from getting wet is one thing but if you sweat too much, then this isn’t going to be such a big benefit.  Instead, you want to allow your skin to breath and sweat to dry while also stopping the rain getting in.

The best rain golfing gear

Getting the best rain golfing gear can be a little expensive but if you want to be comfortable when playing in rainy conditions, it is a must. Preparing for the weather and having the right gear will let you play all year round.

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