Golf season will be here before you know it! In fact, some people argue that golf season should start in February, even if you live in the frigid Midwest! Now that we are hopefully in the clear and the snow and freezing temperatures are long gone until next winter, it’s time to celebrate the best time of year here at Blackberry Ridge: golf season. If you’re ready to have the best season possible, check out our tips to start with your best food forward.
Upgrade Your Equipment
Donate your tired, worn-out equipment from last year and invest in new equipment as needed. Whether you need new collared shirts or clubs, the start of the new season is a great time to pick them up. If your golf clothing is a bit tight from last season (no shame in gaining a few pounds during quarantine), invest in some new gear. If you wore out your spikes on your golf shoes, check on your club’s shoe policy and snag a new pair. If you look your best, you’ll be ready to play your best.
Please note that this may not be the best time to use brand-new golf balls. Save those for when the golf course isn’t soggy or muddy during the spring.
Take some time to prep your body for the game. Your muscles won’t be used to your swing. Do some stretching before you begin and do a few practice swings, too.
Give Yourself Time
Chances are, you haven’t been on the golf course in more than a few months and you’ve probably not had the chance to practice your swing, either. Allow yourself to get into the swing of things (no pun intended) by taking it slow. Your game likely isn’t going to be as good as it was at the end of the last season, so you’ll want to take some extra time to play your first round. You’ll also want the extra time to get used to any new equipment you may have purchased or been gifted. Experts also recommend that you walk the course instead of using a golf cart during the spring, as the course might not be in tip-top shape after the snow melts and the temperatures begin to rise again.
Set Realistic Expectations
There is a good chance that you might suck your first round back, and that’s okay—you haven’t played in months! Go easy on yourself. One bad game doesn’t mean you’re a bad player. As the weather warms up, so will you. Just enjoy being back out on the course and set expectations for what you want the rest of your season to look like.
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