You’d be forgiven for packing your clubs away during the winter, but you do run the risk of sacrificing all the hard work you put in across the other nine months of the year. Playing golf in challenging weather can dampen the fun, but there are certain accessories that have been created to combat the cold.
American Golf and Scottsdale Golf are leading retailers for the UK golf market, and they house plenty of products that can help maintain performance and comfort this winter. We’ve selected ten that can help you get through this difficult period and head into spring with ultimate confidence and ready for the new season.
Longbridge 8 Hour Single Use Hand Warmer
From the products included in this list, it is vitally important that your hands remain warm and you can rely on their feel when playing golf. If you’re someone who doesn’t play too frequently during the off-season, then a single use hand warmer may appeal more to you. They are disposable and each hand warmer provides eight hours of heat, which is way more than you’ll need for a round of golf. They also don’t produce flames and are odourless too.
Benross Fleece Snood
If you’re brave enough to battle the harshest of conditions, you’re already winning the battle! However, to ensure you remain extra warm during those freezing winter rounds, a snood is highly recommended to ensure your comfort and performance levels remain as resilient as ever. The Benross snood is the perfect addition for winter golf, shielding golfers against cold, harsh winds. The fabric is stretchy and soft, meaning it will fit almost every head size.
Stromberg Men’s Nordic Pom Beanie
Coupling a beanie with a snood will deliver unprecedented warmth for golfers who are still seeking the rush of birdies when the weather is at its most disappointing. This offering from Stromberg is cheap and the product has been created with warm acrylic fabric that features a traditional turned-up cuff.
Vega Aqua Shoe Bag
During more challenging conditions, our footwear will undoubtedly become more messy and harder to clean from the exterior. Instead of placing mucky shoes into the boot of your car, you can protect the vehicle’s interior by placing them into a shoe bag. Not only will it keep your car looking spotless, but it will also restrict some of the odour and prevent it from circulating the car.
FootJoy’s Men’s RainGrip Golf Glove
Playing golf in adverse weather makes the challenging sport even more difficult, but there are certain gloves that boost performance during the worst type of weather. Golfers will be playing more controllably with the RainGrip glove from FootJoy, which maximises grip during wet conditions and ensures your hands do not slip from the club when swinging. Furthermore, the material used is fast drying and comfortable, whilst the Velcro tab delivers a secure and tight fit.
Callaway Trifold Golf Towel
Cleaning your clubs between shots when golfing is crucial if you wish to benefit from the club’s technology. Grooves that are filled with grime or dirt will produce unwanted and erratic outcomes, which is something that certainly reduces the enjoyment from golf. As you may imagine, cleaning them becomes even more important during the winter as you’re likely bringing up larger divots. Reliable towels such as this one are an absolute must for winter golf.
Powakaddy Winter Handle Mitt
Similarly to the Motocaddy mitts, this device has been specifically created for golfers who play with Powakaddy trolleys and are looking for additional warmth this winter. Simply attach the mitts to your trolley and place your hands in to benefit from the desired warmth. A great and simple way to retain heat during the coldest months of the year.
Motocaddy Deluxe Trolley Mittens
Playing golf with ice-cold hands is an impossible task for those who are not supremely skilled with a golf club in their hands. The Motocaddy Deluxe Trolley Mittens have been designed to fit any Motocaddy trolley and they offer respite from the bitter conditions by providing golfers with ultimate warmth and control during the coldest of conditions. The product is very easy to control and the dual panel ergonomic construction allows for both hand use.
Northern Golf Hurricane 62 Inch Double Canopy Golf Umbrella
If you’re willing to play during the winter period, you’ll need to accept that you’ll likely be golfing during unwelcome downpours. An umbrella provides all the protection you could need, as it can keep yourself and your clubs dry. If you live in an area notorious for poor weather, then you may want to purchase an umbrella that you know can withstand such conditions.
Ping Cart Mitts
Similarly to the Motocaddy mittens, the Ping Cart Mitts have been designed with winter in mind. What enables the retention of complete warmth is SensorWarm technology, which has been invented to keep hands at their optimum temperature for additional comfort. Additional features include a five-finger fleece lining and weather resistant polyester exterior.