Good morning everybody! Summer is a good time to disconnect from the routine and what a better way to do it than practicing the sport we love. Playing golf is very healthy for both physical and mental well-being. It helps releasing tension, generates endorphins, improves cardiovascular system and muscle elasticity. From Slazenger Heritage, we want to give you some tips for playing golf during the summer, taking care of your body and enjoying the fullest.
Protect yourself from the sun
Plan the hours
The ideal is to play early in the morning since the day is still fresh. Another option is to play at sunset, when the temperature begins to drop. It is very important that you avoid playing from 12 to 5 in the afternoon because those hours are usually the hottest of the day.
Use sun protection
Regardless the hour you play, it is very important to use sunscreen on the face and body. Remember that you should choose a cream with a high protection factor and that best suits your skin.
Wear a cap
This accessory is essential since it protects your head and face, giving you well-being and comfort. Preferably, use caps made with a breathable material.
It is ideal to use specific sunglasses to play golf. This type of glasses are made with indestructible materials, which protects you from any impact. Also, of course, it is important to protect your eyes from sun’s ultraviolet rays.
Try to use an umbrella
This article is increasingly demanded by golfers, it is recommended to use an umbrella with UV protection (50+).
Choose your clothes
It is very important that you play with comfortable, light-colored and breathable clothes to stay fresh. As for the gloves, you can carry an additional pair in order to change yourself if the gloves get wet from sweat.
Protect yourself inside
Take care of your hydration
It is essential to keep good levels of hydration and help the body maintaining its energy. You can drink water or isotonic and do it little by little but continuously throughout the game.
One hour before the game we recommend you to eat light. When you are in the field, you can choose to consume energy bars, nuts or fruits that will keep you energized.
We also want to say that, in addition to previous care, it is also important to warm up before the game to avoid injuries or contractures.
From Slazenger Heritage we hope you enjoy this summer and don’t forget to practice these tips for playing golf to take care of your health. See you soon!