It’s finally too cold for golf – or is it?
While the air is frigid and snow will be coating the greens in the upcoming weeks, it’s time to start thinking of the offseason.
The beginning of the golf season can be a little rocky, but with these tips you’ll be back on the course acting like the winter offseason never even happened.
Head to Golf Country
The name “Golf Country” says it all, and they don’t really slow down during the cold, snowy season.
Their outdoor driving range is open for business throughout winter with heated tees and new mats to hit off of. Wendy Palmateer and Frank Guastella also hold lessons, ranging from $30-50 depending on length of lesson. Junior lessons are also available for $20-30, depending on length.
The heated mats and tees are also available for golfers just trying to hit a quick bucket of balls, ranging from $5 for the small bucket to $10 for the large.
Tee it up at Sandtraps Indoor Golf
Sandtraps Indoor Golf allows you to golf at the finest PGA courses in the world without leaving the Blue Water Area.
With the indoor golf simulator facility at 17 17th St., Port Huron, golfers can take their game into virtual reality while it snows outside. The prices are also a steal too, as golfers can play nine holes for $10 or 18 holes for $20.
Just like at a real golf course, tee times are recommended and can be made at (810)-824-3799.
Work out those golf muscles
Come back to the golf course jacked – or a little more toned – with a steady workout regimen.
As odd as it may sound, working out the gluteus maximus will benefit your game from the tee box as it will make for more powerful rotation.
Upper body workouts will also come in handy too, especially with focus on the pectorals, core and forearm muscles.
Happy lifting, everyone.
Take some dry swings
It’s probably the simplest act you could do this offseason while still being productive.
To keep your swing in form so it doesn’t feel foreign in the spring, do the following: Take a club, swing it a few times while envisioning distance and target and tweak whatever feels wrong. For bonus points, do it in front of a mirror or a camera so you can also look at what you’re doing.
Tailor your golf set
Not having fitted clubs is like wearing a suit you bought while wearing a blindfold. Will it fit you just right? Probably not.
“We’re all different shapes and sizes, so to use the same set doesn’t make much sense,” Wendy Palmateer of Golf Country said. “Those are things that at this time of year are a good time to look at.”
Before the snow melts, make sure you have the right set that’s the right fit for you. That way you can get in the groove with the new clubs before teeing it up on hole No. 1.