Victoria Club does not have tee times and that is still true as the long summer nights draw near. Our treasured members look forward to more opportunities to play a three-hour round as the sun heads north. Couple’s twilight golf promises fun for players of all levels as couples tee off for Wine and Nine this summer. With encouragement every third hole, carts and dinner are included in one low price, making this one the best Friday Night Date Nights in town. Shotgun style, couples are already making their reservations for this fun friend-filled night.
BEAT THE HEAT THIS SUMMER
When it comes to playing golf, dedicated players will be on the course regardless of the temperature, which means that even the summer heat cannot keep them away. As Southern California temperatures rise, it can be a challenge to enjoy a round of golf, even for die hard putters. The good news is that the summer heat does not have to stop you from getting out on the course, if you follow a few smart rules.
Tee Up Early
During the summertime, you want to get in your round for the day before the extreme heat hits. The hottest time of day is between 11 am and 2 pm so getting on the course early will help you to be more comfortable.
Water should be your primary go-to for quenching your thirst. Skip the soda, juice and the beer. If you are braving the heat, it is crucial that you keep yourself well-hydrated. Cool water is preferable over cold water and drink before, during and after your round.
You should drink between 0.5 ounces and 1 ounce of water for every pound that you weigh.
Know the signs of dehydration and heat exhaustion:
- Muscle cramps
- Feeling hot on head and neck
- Dry and sticky mouth
- Lack of sweating
- Rapid heartbeat
Sunscreen is a must anytime you are outside, but especially on the golf course where the sun beats down on you for hours at a time. Even on a cloudy day, the sun’s UV rays make wearing sunscreen vital. Summer golf trips in Southern California require no less than SPF 30. Be sure to apply some to your nose and the back of your neck where the sun can really cause the most damage.
Choose Appropriate Clothing
We all know that many golfers prefer wearing black… but during the summer, choosing whites and light colored pastels goes a long way in keeping you cool on the course and loose fitting clothes with breathable fabrics tend to work best.
Wear a Hat With a Visor
Wearing a visor is a great way to keep your face shaded without blocking the heat from escaping through your head. This ensures you keep your body temperature down as you protect your face from direct sunlight.
Rest When Needed
Golf is a game of leisure and you are entitled to rest when you need to. Take time to grab some shade while your partners are teeing off. If you need to let another group play through, then do it! There is no shame in catching a little rest so you can enjoy the game as much as possible.
Although it may not seem possible to enjoy the positive aspects of summer golf and longer days, sunny skies and while also avoiding heat-related illnesses like cramps, heat exhaustion, or heatstroke, we assure you, you can beat the heat. We hope to see you enjoying your beautiful Victoria Club golf course.
Stay cool, stay hydrated and stay golfing!