April 16, 2017
Get Ready for the 2017 Golf Season
Spring is here! Are you ready to play?
One of the first things you should do is change your grips. Some people have never changed their grips… ever! I change my grips about every three months. If you wear shoes with spikes, I suggest you change those as well. If you carry a golf towel, maybe you should take it off your bag and wash it. If you own a laser yardage detector, I suggest you put in a new battery. You want to be sure it doesn’t die on you while on the course.
While on the course in the early spring, temperatures are typically a little cooler. Remember the golf ball doesn’t travel as far in cold weather. On a fifty degree day versus a seventy degree day, the golf ball will travel approximately five yards shorter in the air on a two hundred yard shot. Take this into consideration when choosing the right club for your shots.
The ground will be softer than normal so the golf ball will not roll as much as in the summer. You must take this into consideration when planning your shot and choosing your club.