It is that time of the season where the temperature has actually signified summer is here. With that, comes all the precautions and warning signs that one might have from being in the heat. But have no fear! We at River Ridge want to provide a fun and safe time for all those who arrive. I have created a list of tips for you to keep your cool on the green this season.
1.) Avoid wearing dark colored clothes.
Wearing light colored clothes, made of cotton or specific sweat resistant material, to reflect the sun are great for summertime. This way, when you are playing your best, you don’t have to worry about your clothes sticking to you and effecting your swing!
2.) Wear oil free sunscreen.
This way you can have a good time and not regret it three hours later when you’re fried! Feel free to flip your collar up to protect the back of your neck. Ignore your playing partners when they call you “THE FONZ”.
3.) Cover your face!
Yes, wearing a wide-brimmed hat or UV protecting sunglasses will allow your par to be spectacular. This way you are able to align your swing and beat out your component!
4.) Utilizing your drinking skills to the best of your ability.
Drinking water…obviously! While it may be common sense to drink water when it is hot out, an important tip that I found is that water alone doesn’t cut it. Yes I know what your thinking, cool beer then of course! Not unless you want to lose the game. If you want that extra boost of energy however, try alternating water and sports drinks (which you can buy in the pro shop before beginning your rounds). The electrolytes in sports drinks help you recover and maintain your athletic stamina as you sweat! FUN FACT
5.) Early bird gets the worm!
Scheduling an early tee time allows you to get on the green before the heat hits you. If you aren’t an early-goer than the evening tee times are good to go as well. This way you can enjoy your morning round of golf and then join us for lunch afterwards.
If all else fails there are a couple other ways to stay cool:
6.) Dunk it!
We have a newly built dunk tank that can suffice those hot days. Just ask Dean to fill er’ up and hop on in!
7.) Ready, set, dive
If the dunk tank isn’t your cup of tea, there is a pretty decent size lake at River Ridge. Feel free to take a dive into the lake and see how many golf balls you can grab at once!
8.) Launch that baby!
If none of these options are of par, our newly installed water balloon launcher is available to the public. Stand down on the ninth hole as one of your teammates, friends, significant other, or children, take a launch with a water balloon to cool you off.
Make sure to look out for heat exhaustion signs of you and your teammates as well! Such as:
- Muscle cramps
- Nausea or vomiting
- Loss of mental sharpness (Or: You just tried to hit your driver out of a bunker)
- Excessive heat on your head and neck
I hope that these tips not only bring adventure to your golf game, but allow you to have a safe and enjoyable time at River Ridge!
Have a great weekend.