Taking a trip to the golf course is like taking a trip anywhere else; forgetting just one of the basic necessities of this outdoor sport could mean an unsatisfying, uncomfortable, or even dangerous golf game. If you’ve decided to pick up golf, you’ve probably spent some time at the driving range, but spending four to five hours on a course is a lot more demanding on your body. Stay safe, and have an enjoyable game when you remember to bring the following:
Whether you’re staining your fence or training for a marathon, being active outdoors requires water. If you allow your body to get dehydrated, you risk both mild symptoms such as headaches and dizziness and severe symptoms such as a rapid heart rate or, in the worst case, unconsciousness. Pack plenty of water into your golf bag, so you can stay hydrated through all 18 holes.
Healthy snacks are always good to have on the golf course to keep your energy up and your
body happy. Throw your favorite granola bar into your golf bag, or invest in a lunchbox, latch it to your golf bag next to your CaddyCap® golf tee holder, and enjoy chilled fruit and vegetables.
Pack a few basic first aid necessities to keep yourself and your group prepared for accidental injuries. Be sure to include bandages, antiseptic ointment (or spray, wipes, etc.), and painkillers. In fact, someone in your group might just bother you for painkillers to ease his or her aching muscles.
Even if you’re going out on a cloudy day, you can still get burned by the rays of the sun. You should expect to be on the course for around four hours, and you don’t want to be outdoors that long without any skin protection.
Now that you’ve got the basics of golf course survival, visit part two to learn what else you don’t want to forget when you’re packing for your golf game.