Summer fun isn't just for kids. While South Carolina's high temps may have you seeking cooler spaces in the afternoon, early morning is perfect for a round or two of golf before the sun really starts heating things up.
Today, we'll take a quick look at four tips to improve your summer golf game, whether you're visiting one of the Upstate's beautiful golf courses, you're playing a round or two near Columbia, or you're golfing near Charleston's ocean views.
1. Hydration is Key
Heading out for a round or two of golf? You may think a single water bottle is all you need to stay refreshed, especially if you don't plan to be out for long.
However, humidity will hit you harder than the heat, and South Carolina's summer humidity is legendary. Bring one bottle of water for every hour you plan to be out, plus one extra. Try to ensure you drink at least eight ounces per hour — more if the temperature is already hot when you start.
How does staying hydrated up your game? Drinking water will help your mind stay sharp and focused, and dehydration can lead to confusion or difficulty concentrating on the task at hand.
Deydration can also be dangerous, causing serious illness. Pay especially careful attention to your hydration if you are golfing alone.
2. Visit the Driving Range a Time or Two
Luckily, our mild winters ensure nobody has to stop golfing for the winter, but if it's been a few months since you last played a full golf game, you may want to practice. A trip to the driving range might be just what you need to get back up to par.
Plus, there's nothing quite so relaxing as spending an hour or two working on your swing with no goal in mind beyond simply getting a little bit better then the day before.
3. Does Any Of Your Gear Need Replacing? Now's the Time!
Take time to look over your clubs and other equipment to see if anything's worn out and in need of replacement. If you've just brought your golf cart out of storage and you're having trouble starting it up — or it just won't start at all — you may need to replace the battery or even bring it in for service.
Even a good game can suffer from bad equipment. If you want to play your best, you'll want equipment that's up for the job.
4. Come Take a Look at a New or Preowned Golf Cart From Garrett's!
A new or preowned golf cart from Go With Garrett's Golf Cars and Specialty Vehicles can stay cool and comfortable throughout your golf game. We're licensed E-Z-Go dealers and sell a full range of new E-Z-Go and Cushman carts perfect for use on the golf course, around the neighborhood, and just about everywhere else you can imagine.
With customizations like coolers for drinks and food and a heating and cooling unit that provides cool airflow to help you stay comfortable from start to finish, we're ready to help you find the perfect golf cart to help you make the most of your summer.