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How does the weather affect your game of golf?

Posted by Inga Abed on

We are now approaching the end of a very unusual British summer. Instead of the usual washout we have experienced extreme temperatures. After the initial euphoria we golfers quickly found out that hot weather can just as much as the cold and wet weather be a real handicap. On days of extreme heat the sun is actually not always our friend:  the dangers of sun burns, dehydration, heat exhaustion and even heat stroke are real. And tirdenes and lack of energy really can affect your game.  But apart from the physical strain, your game is also affected in a positive way.  I am referring to the  way hich temperatures influence the flight of...

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Beat the heat - playing golf in extreme hot weather

Posted by Inga Abed on

The spell of hot weather is just not letting off. Much of the UK and the rest of Europe is experiencing an unusually long heat wave. The heat doesn’t put golfers off the game so how do you beat the heat? Protecting yourself from the sun with sun cream and adequate clothing is of course important but sunburns are not the only risk that the extreme weather carries with it. Exercising vigorously in hot weather can be challenging and even dangerous. Not only can your golf game suffer but you can get heat exhaustion and heat stroke is a real...

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Happy Women’s Golf day

Posted by Inga Abed on

Today is Women’s Golf Day (WGD), an international event whereby participating golfclubs give women and girls a one-day golf taster experience to encourage more women to take up the game. Another women's day I hear you say. Why is it needed when we already have an  International Girls and Women in Sports Day? Well, Golf is still perceived as a sport for older, middle-class, white males and women are underrepresented, more than in other sports. There is a lot more that can be done for women’s golf and for years golf clubs have looked for ways to engage women in the sport....

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Spring has finally sprung - time to get into golf shape

Posted by Inga Abed on

Winter usually imposes a break on us golf addicts, whether you like it or not, especially if you live in a country like the UK. This year the break has been particularly long since the winter just didn’t want to leave. As a result you probably have ended up quite rusty and the pure thought of swinging a golfclub may hurt. So what can you do to start the season fresh and knock that rust off?• Structured practice is part of the answer: But the driving range should not be the focus. Concentrate on the short game. Head first to...

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4 great reasons why we ladies should consider a visor

Posted by Inga Abed on

In case you think you are not a visor type, it’s time to reconsider! Visors have made a big comeback and offer many benefits: Timeless comfort: visors are often the headgear of choice for people who play golf or do other sorts of intense exercise because visors are less hot than a traditional hat or cap, provide ventilation and are light weight.  Sun Protection: Visors usually, do a better job at offering sun protection than a hat or traditional baseball or tennis cap because the brim can easily be adjusted depending on the position of the sun. The only people who should...

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