(NC)—While many golfers think about storing their clubs after Labour Day, fall is actually the perfect time to experience another great way to enjoy the game. Golf in autumn is much more relaxed for a variety of reasons, and can turn out to be some of your most enjoyable rounds of the season.
As the leaves offer up their stunning show of colour, fall sees fewer people on the course and provides a more comfortable temperature to enjoy the game. Best of all, after spending quality time on the links throughout summer’s hotter months, your swing is likely more comfortable, practiced and peaking in fall.
However, there are several things to consider when making the transition from playing in summer to fall – everything from apparel to equipment. When selecting your fall golf garb, remember that dressing in layers is the best way to adapt to fall’s quickly changing conditions.
Wear no less than three layers to the course during fall and spring. Start with a breathable, insulating base layer, add an intermediate, warmer layer and top it off with a wind-resistant or waterproof layer, depending on the conditions.
Also recommended is wearing a blend of microfibre polyester and cotton as a base or intermediate layer.
Cooler temperatures can also have a significant effect on equipment, making golf balls feel harder and your club’s shaft less flexible, changing the launch conditions of your ball. Equip yourself with a lighter, more flexible shaft and softer golf ball to maximize your game in cooler weather.