Hints for Mastering the Wet Weather Golf Game

Playing golf in the rain is inevitable for people in certain parts of the world. If you live in an area that sees frequent rain – and you love to play golf – you will need to learn how to deal with the conditions and still play good golf. It is possible to play well even in wet weather, so long as you are prepared and have a plan for how to deal with the conditions. Don’t put the club away for the year just because of a little rain – learn how to play in these conditions and enjoy more time on the course.

Use the tips below to improve your wet weather golf game and you might be surprised at what scores are possible even in less-than-ideal conditions.

  • Be prepared. By far, the most important thing you can do is to have all of the necessary rain gear and other items with you to deal with the rain all day. Try to bring an extra towel, and umbrella, and a couple backup golf gloves that you can change if one gets too wet to keep using.
  • Don’t swing so hard. The ground will likely be a little slippery if you are playing in the rain, so don’t try to swing as hard as you might under better conditions. You want to make sure you keep good footing during your swing, and trying for more power will only make it harder to keep your feet under control throughout the swing.
  • Pick conservative targets. In wet weather, it is hard to be as accurate as you can be normally when hitting approach shots into the green. For this reason, pick targets that are a little safer so you have more margin for error should some of your shots get a little off line.
  • Hit more drivers. Usually, the golf course will be pretty soft if there has been a significant amount of rain fall in the last day or two. If you notice that the course is soft while you are playing, consider hitting more drivers to get a little farther down the fairway each hole.
  • Have fun. Whether the sun is out or the rain is falling, you are still playing golf. Be sure to enjoy yourself and don’t get too upset if you hit some poor shots along the way. As long as you keep a good attitude throughout the round – and keep yourself as dry as possible – you should still be able to have a fun day out on the course.