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Keeping Cool on the Course in Hot Weather

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It will not be long before it's summer in the UK and many more fair weather golfers play their local courses. Although this is customary, very hot weather can be a problem for a variety of reasons and take the enjoyment out of golf. If you play abroad in countries such as Spain or Portugal, the heat is expected, although it can still catch you out. The following infographic contains useful hints and tips on how to keep cool on the golf course.

On a hot golf course, there are ways to stay cool.Golf It's a year-round sport that may be enjoyed in the spring, summer, and autumn. On a hot summer day, the majority of people go golfing. Golfing in the heat can be risky because it can cause sunburn and heat exhaustion. The top seven strategies to stay cool on a hot golf course are detailed in this brief article.

Stay Hydrated

1. Keep an ice water bottle in your bag and drink it frequently.
You sweat a lot when you're out in the hot sun, and your body's fluid has to be refilled. Make sure to drink plenty of ice water on hot days to keep your body cool. Above all, make sure you're drinking plenty of water. Wait until you are thirsty to drink because this is an indication of dehydration. 

Dress to Impress

2.Dress appropriately.
If you get heat exhaustion, the clothes you wear can make all the difference. Wearing light-colored clothing is essential since it is more likely to deflect sunlight away from you. Dark clothing, on the other hand, is known for absorbing heat and raising your body temperature. Wear activewear that breathes and wicks sweat away from your skin to keep you cool. Also, while golfing, remember to wear a hat to keep the sun off your face.

Don't get Sunburn

3. Apply sunscreen liberally.
If you're going to play a round of golf this summer, make sure you apply sunscreen first and then reapply once or twice during your round. Choose a sunscreen with a high SPF for the best protection, and apply it even if the weather is cloudy, as damaging UV rays can still penetrate the clouds.

Play Safe

4. Select the appropriate tee time
Tee off early in the morning or late in the afternoon to avoid the heat. If you don't mind getting up early, a morning tee time is a terrific way to dodge the harshest rays and get back to the clubhouse in time for a well-deserved breakfast. A late tee time is great for getting nine holes in before the sun sets.

Drink Lots

5. Maintain a healthy electrolyte balance.
Bring some energy drinks with you to help keep your electrolytes in check. Electrolyte rehydration is a terrific method to give your body exactly what it needs, so stock up on Powerade and Lucozade Sport before you go.

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