The editors of IB18, intelligent as they are, learned something something from 'all the news that's fit to print', even though we gave them the third degree a few days ago over their lackluster golf coverage. We're not sorry for bad mouthing the New York Times, but we just wanted to vent.
Conventional wisdom dictates that inclement weather (wind, rain, cold, etc...) during a golf round will lead to a higher score on the card, but it doesn't have to. Just ask Jerry Mowlds of Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club in Oregon, who has some good advice for golfing in the rain.
It got us thinking about some other good ways to keep dry, warm and potentially shoot a lower score:
1) Keep warm, but not bundled up. More clothing on the chest and legs will cause your swing to be hindered.
2) Have a spare dry towel to wipe down your grips. Slippery grips lead to errant shots
3) Waterproof shoes are a must and keep an extra pair of socks in your bag, just in case.
4) On wet days, go for the hole on your approach shot. The ball won't be rolling much at all.
5) Have some spare Gore-tex rain pants in your bag ready to go.
6) If you're having trouble making bogey, don't be afraid to call it a day after the 3rd hole. It probably won't get much better.