4 tips for playing golf in winter

Escape Colder Climates

Heading to Gulf Shores and Orange Beach is one of the best ways to escape the colder northern weather. If you live in a climate where snow blankets the courses throughout the winter months, a trip to the Gulf Coast is a no-brainer.

Not only will you be able to escape the cold, but you can also play on a variety of excellent courses. The winter months are the perfect time to sample all that the Gulf Coast has to offer as they are often quieter and offer cheaper green fees. Additionally, the winter season on the Gulf Coast is different from other destinations, as the climate often allows golfers from all corners of the globe to play year-round.

Local greenkeepers will use the winter months to improve the course, but that shouldn’t take away from the quality of conditions that golfers can enjoy throughout the off season.

Head to the driving range

A trip to the driving range is perhaps the best and most affordable way to play in the winter. The Orange Beach Golf Center offers a self-service driving range, open until 9:00 p.m. daily. So even on the coldest days, you can head to the range and quickly hit a bucket of balls before heading home and still feel like you’ve done enough to keep your swing under control.

Make sure you spend quality time at the range, rather than focusing too much on how many balls you hit. It’s also a great time to continue polishing your short game, and a little trip to the practice green and bunker area will certainly benefit you when the new season begins.

Many players assume that the winter months mean your golf clubs need to be put away, but for those who are willing to take the time and brave the elements on the driving range, they will likely be the ones to start the spring golf season. . ready to shoot their personal best scores.

Gulf Shores Golf
Work on your game at home

If the cooler temperatures are enough to keep you from venturing onto the golf course or driving range, be sure to spend some time at home, whether in your living room, hallway, garage or backyard. court, working on your short game. Buy an inexpensive golf mat or chip net, and it’s a great way to continue to keep the feel of a golf club in your hand throughout the winter months.

Consider buying an indoor net and maybe even a golf simulator for more ambitious golfers who have the space. This allows you to continue hitting balls throughout the winter months while staying in the comfort and warmth of your home (you will find this very beneficial all year round).

Yoga at Kiva Dunes in Fort Morgan
Improve flexibility

The winter months are the perfect time to focus on your fitness and strengthening regimen. Flexibility is one of the essential characteristics of improving your golf swing, and staying in shape is the best way to achieve it. While the winter months will likely pose challenges with seasonal meals that will tempt you, it’s also a great time to set New Year’s resolutions and goals to make sure you’re excited to start the new year. golf season.

One of the most underrated types of exercise for golfers is yoga. You may be surprised to learn that many tour professionals use yoga and meditation to help them both physically and mentally. If it’s good enough for the top PGA Tour professionals, it’s good enough for you. Whether you choose to do yoga at home or participate in a group session, this is an activity that will benefit all aspiring golfers.

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