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grantar2
Playing in the heat - What is your strategy
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Monday August 28, 2017 12:50 AM
So we have some great Guru deals this week, me I am going to play Black Gold with a 12:48 tee time, so right into the heat of the day. I will do the usual, and use sun screen, bring extra water (I don't trust on course water to be available), skip or delay my diuretic since it requires me to avoid sun, and use a cooling towel around my neck between shots.

I am interested in hearing others strategies.
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Rat-Patrol
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Monday August 28, 2017 5:03 AM
The day before and during the round, hydrate (day before is important), limit the amount of caffeine, limit the amount of alcohol, eat well (eat fruit in the morning, bananas, pineapple, apples then eat a light lunch), avoid sugar, hydrate even when you aren't thirsty, drink something (low on sugar) that has electrolytes, sqwinchers, Bana water (google both), get lots of rest, get in the shade when ever possibly . . . and hit the ball where you can easily find and play it to ease your stress level, stress is an energy zapper (of course easier said than done).
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HmtGolfGuy
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Monday August 28, 2017 9:25 AM
Pretty much the same as the above, and also bring a few of the "instant" cold packs - if you start to get too hot, pop one or two of them and wrap them in a light towel. I'll sometime use that as a seat cushion for a couple holes.
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sammy3
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Monday August 28, 2017 9:38 AM
I purchased a portable misster that can be clipped onto the cart to help keep you cool.

[[Edited by sammy3 on Monday August 28, 2017 9:39 AM]]
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dconnally
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Monday August 28, 2017 9:39 AM
Avoid playing with Nick, who seems to be most comfortable at about 117-118 !!!! At least based on today's reviews.
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Remember, we could be at work!!
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cencalhack
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Monday August 28, 2017 10:38 AM
Up here in the Central Valley it is basically 100F plus or minus a few degrees all summer.


Water lots of water including pre hydrating on way to course


Shade umbrella trees etc.
Carts recommended
Cooling towels switch two of them in and out of ice water if possible
loose fitting light colored breathable hat
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Nickesquire
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Monday August 28, 2017 11:13 AM
All the above is good advice. Play quick and stay in the shade whenever possible. Agree that carts are a must. It is foolhardy for even the best conditioned athletes to try and walk 6-8 miles while playing a round in extreme heat. I consumed well over 200 oz. of H2O while playing 36 holes a day in 115+ degree heat recently, was filling up a 64 oz. cup at least every 9 holes.

I thought I was doing an excellent job of playing in the heat recently. However, in spite of that, had a humorous experience with a course Marshall at a high end club last week. It was VERY hot, with FEW golfers out playing.

I arrived at the course @ 1:05 pm with the temps over 115. During a quick and efficient check-in, was advised that a couple of 4somes had recently went off the front, but that the back was wide open. Had a cart by 1:10 and spent about 20 minutes putting, chipping and hitting range balls.

Hit my tee shot on #10 around 1:30. Zipped around the course w/o a care in the world, saw maybe 2 other carts the entire round on nearby holes.

The funny exchange began as I was approaching #9 green, my 18th hole.

The Marshall came up and told me I had taken WAY too long to play the front 9, as he showed I had been out there for 2H, 35M. That was the elapsed time since I picked up my cart. I told him I started on #10. I was puzzled because I had not been within a hole of another player the entire round, so who could I be holding up?

My starting on #10 did not register with the Marshall. He reiterated that I had taken too long, and would need to speed it up on the back. I told him this was going to be my last hole of the day.

He seemed puzzled, I thought maybe it was beginning to register... but no, he had to come back for 1 more bite at the apple. He said that well, it did not matter today, since I was quitting after that hole, but that if I played there again, I needed to play faster next time. It was almost 3:45 when I putted out on #9. My car was in the parking lot less than 3H from when I arrived until when I departed.

They have a thankless job and he was nice about it, so do not take this as a rant toward the Marshall. It was just hard not to laugh out loud that he could not grasp that I had possibly played the fasted 18 of the day on that course and he was expressing concern about my slow POP? W/O the exchange with the Marshall, I played 18 in about 2H, 10M. Trust me, there was ZERO incentive to stay any longer, the breeze in the shade was still hot on you.
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The goal is long and straight! But on the many times I cannot seem to hit them straight, I at least want to hit them long!
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mpisarski01
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Monday August 28, 2017 11:36 AM
I just drink lots of alcohol
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weber2323
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Monday August 28, 2017 11:45 AM
And people wonder why Nick goes fishing balls out of the water on golf courses.
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grantar2
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Monday August 28, 2017 2:19 PM
Some good idea's, with the exception of the drink alcohol, since I don't drink.

The Bana water looks interesting, but reminds me of my early days in Manufacturing and at Disneyland where they gave us salt tablets. Later they stopped doing that because salt was bad, then in the 2000 on the shop floor they made a comeback. Bana seems like a nice, perhaps more balanced way of doing that.
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