Keep your balls warm
Warmer golf balls travel through the air further than cold ones. This is mainly because the core gets harder when it’s cold so you need to generate more swing speed to hit the ball your usual distance.
It takes a number of hours for cold to penetrate to the core so make sure you store your golf balls in the house and not in the car or garage overnight.
To help overcome this, ensure you arrive at the first tee with at least two warm golf balls. Even put them on a radiator the night before and then keep them in your pocket until you get to the first tee.
You must not, however purposefully warm the golf ball in your pocket using a handwarmer or other such device as you play – this would be in breach of rule 14-3. Did you know?…
A golf ball loses approximately 2 yards in carry for every 5˚C that the air temperature drops. Switch to a low compression ball
The golf ball you play can, or maybe should, change from Summer to Winter. No longer is extra spin around the greens so beneficial due to the greens being much softer in the winter. This means you can play a ball with a firmer, distance inducing, cover. Distance becomes a greater priority as the soft ground and cold conditions will mean much distance is lost compared to summer.
If you normally play a ProV1 or other premium soft cover ball then consider switching to something with a lower internal stiffness (compression) like; Titleist DT Trusoft, Srixon Soft Feel or the new Srixon Ultisoft. The lower compression is really beneficial as the core gets stiffer in the cold as mentioned earlier. In actual fact many ladies golf balls are the best for winter golf.
On Sunday 11th December 2016, we held the first ever love.golf ladies Xmas Scramble at Rosehearty.
Eighteen local women, who only took up golf within the last 6 months, took to the fairways and enjoyed a special six-hole event.
“I still can’t believe I played in my first ever scramble competition.!! I loved every minute of it” Nicola Salam
“It was such a buzz knowing we’ve don’t it. I can’t wait to get back out on the course. A great day with great friends. Thank you to Peter for organising it” Debbie Angus
“It was really good, getting to know all the others really added to the experience.” Pam Hepburn
“It was a great day, we need it to happen more often” Diane Buchan
It was a close competition between the five teams that took part with only three shots separating them all.
Coming out on top though were Alyson, Emma and Shiela with a score of 25, two shots clear of the team in second place.
I would like to extend a huge thank you to Rosehearty Golf Club for allowing us to use the course for the event. It was fantastic to see so many new golfers out there playing and most importantly having fun. Most of the ladies have recently joined the club as members and the plans we have for next year will see the section go from strength to strength I am sure.
Also, a big thanks to the Masons Arms in Rosehearty for their warm hospitality and great food. Debbie and her staff did a fantastic job and made the event extra special.
As you can see the women had a great time playing golf and you can too. It is so easy to get involved, you don’t need to spend a fortune and everyone can play.
Even if you have never picked up a club before we have so much real evidence that you can become a golfer immediately with our support and guidance.