3 tips to make sure you’re prepared for anything this spring: Editor’s Picks

Spring means you need to be prepared for anything on the course.

Spring means you need to be prepared for anything on the course.

Spring is officially here!

While we’ve officially made it past the doom and gloom of winter and we can finally get back on the course, weather conditions in spring can be unpredictable. You never really know if that chilly morning tee time will give way to warm rays of mid-morning sunshine or the quiet patter of rain falling into a bunker.

That’s why spring is a great time to take stock of your golf wardrobe and gear to make sure you’re always prepared for what Mother Nature throws at you. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to make sure you stay warm, dry and comfortable on the course even if the weather takes an unexpected turn.

Check out our tips for making the most of spending your spring on the course.

1. Layer Up

Frosty mornings tend to give way to warmer afternoons in spring, so it’s best to layer up. The last thing you want is to be sweltering by the time you make the turn with no way to cool off. Below are some of my favorite layers to wear so I’m always prepared on the course.

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Nike Dry Victory Sleeveless SP20

$37.5
Stay cool and comfortable on or off the course in the Victory Sleeveless polo. The polo sports Dri-FIT sweat-wicking fabric that lets moisture evaporate quickly so you can stay dry when sweating occurs. The fabric also offers stretch for a comfortable fit and freedom of movement. It is made from polyester, which allows machine washing and provides resistance against mildew, shrinking and wrinkles. Design details also include sleeveless construction, 3 button closure, subtle stripes on the collar, a stripe along the back, and logo branding at the hem.
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Puma Cloudspun Crewneck

$70
This is the softest crew neck you will ever put on your body, on or off course. It’s exactly what you need to tie you over until the weather gets warm enough for short sleeves.
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Puma Del Mar Jogger

$75
These joggers are made from polyester, spandex-woven fabric and feature a trendy exposed elastic waistband for all the comfort and style you want on and off the course.
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2. Water resistant shoes are a must

Whether you’re dew sweeping or caught in a spring rain shower, choosing shoes that are water-resistant is incredibly important. Playing golf is hard enough as it is, so adding the discomfort of walking around in wet shoes for 18 holes is definitely not going to help you shoot lower scores. That’s why I always go with a shoe designed to be water-resistant like the Nike Cortez G.

Nike Cortez G

$99.99
The Nike Cortez is an iconic shoe, worn the world over as an embodiment of various cultural influences and athletic endeavors. The Nike Cortez G golf shoe is every bit as inspired as the original, and comes with a spikeless outsole that offers on and off-course versatility. Additional design features include a shallow toe box, a tapered heel, a higher arch, an outsole that narrows through the arch. Comfort benefits include a low-cut collar that lets your ankles move freely through each swing and a full-length foam midsole for added cushioning. Again, the design here is vintage Cortez, which looks and feels as fly as you’d expect. The outsole is constructed with saw tooth traction patterns for a better grip on grass.
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3. Keep your gear dry

As uncomfortable as it can be to walk around in wet shoes, it can be even worse to play with clubs that are wet. Whether you’re trying to go low or just trying to enjoy a round, there’s nothing worse than not being able to execute your shots because your sticks are waterlogged.

A solid water-resistant golf bag is your first line of defense against morning dew.

Jones Sports Company Original Jones

$160
This is the golf bag that started it all in 1971 and has become one of the most iconic bags in golf. Combining traditional Jones stylings with modern materials, the Original is designed specifically for the walking golfer. Water-resistant nylon keeps grips dry for those dew-sweepers and all-weather players. The retro single strap and unstructured body keeps golfing simple, while three pockets provide plenty of room for your personal items and golf accessories.
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Your second line of defense against moisture is a good microfiber towel that will absorb extra water and dry quickly so you can use it over and over again.

Callaway Players’ Towel

$28
The Callaway Players towel features absorbent microfiber construction to keep your clubs clean and a woven loop for easy attachment. Size: 30” x 20”
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No spring setup is complete without a reliable golf umbrella. In this case, the bigger the better to protect you and your gear from the elements on the course.

Ping 62″ Single Canopy Camo Umbrella

$56
The 62″ Single Canopy umbrella features a, eye-catching Mr. PING camo design, while the waterproof fabric, simple-release deployment, and comfortable foam handle make it easy to open when the sky is falling.
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