With temperatures in the 90’s and heat index in the 100’s, surviving the heat on the golf course is very important. So what can you do.

  1. Wear loose light colored clothing. Tight and dark clothing trap the heat leading to overheating.
  2. Wear a good hat. Keeping shade on your head is a great idea.
  3. If you have great if not think about getting a cooling towel that you wet before and in the middle of your round and put around your neck.
  4. Plenty of fluids. Make sure you have water or Gatorade/PowerAide to keep you hydrated. Alcohol is not a good alternative as it will not hydrate you and may cause you to sweat even faster not to mention get you inebriated faster.
  5. If you are a walker don’t be afraid to use your umbrella to keep shade over you.
  6. Play early or later when the sun is not at its peak.

Remember, be safe and keep an eye on your fellow golfers. And as always have fun.

Steve Combs