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Brutual NE weather this week. I recently tried to take a swing with a small towel over my head.

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Without too much of a hassle. I think I might be rigging up something of the sort. Keep in the shade when you can and plenty of fluids. Stay safe. Heat stroke is not fun.

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You know it's bad when you sweat buckets just talking out the trash.  I know some of TST members from the South and Southwest have it worse, but we are not used to it in New England.  My league is tonight.  I will drink one bottle on the way to the course, 2 - 3 during the round and 1-2 on the way home.  I did this last week and it helped.  I sweat a lot and get cramps unless I do this.

 

Funny thing is I had my best round of the year, 1 over for 9 holes last week.  Go figure.

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Weather changed from cold and wet to hot and steamy. Walked 9 yesterday on a very hilly course with very little shade.  After 6 holes it was more of a survival walk and it became difficult to really concentrate.  I wore my rain gloves on due to the volume sweat.  I can at least rinse those out whereas a leather glove starts to get "crispy" after a few rounds in this weather.

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Welcome to TX weather, enjoy your stay.

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It's bad when you're drinking constantly and you have no urge to pee
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Welcome to TX weather, enjoy your stay.

I'm sure you would stomp me in this weather.  Now 45F and snowing, I'll take you on there!

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Welcome to TX weather, enjoy your stay.

I'm sure you would stomp me in this weather.  Now 45F and snowing, I'll take you on there!

 

Not me. I'd be in the woods hunting something, not playing golf!

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Look around for a Frogg Togg Chilly pad/towel. Wet it and use it around your neck and under your shirt. works a treat. I will also take a wet/very damp(not dripping wet) wash cloth or similar, and put it under my hat. keep a small cooler with some ice and water nearby to refresh both.
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Look around for a Frogg Togg Chilly pad/towel. Wet it and use it around your neck and under your shirt. works a treat. I will also take a wet/very damp(not dripping wet) wash cloth or similar, and put it under my hat. keep a small cooler with some ice and water nearby to refresh both.

 

When it's really hot, we fill a cooler with ice, water, spirit of ammonia, and a little lemon juice, then keep hand towels in it. The ice water gets the towels really cold, and the spirit of ammonia has a great cooling effect.

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Thanks for the tips Gentlemen.  I've done the wet towel.  The Chilly Pad sounds interesting.

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Hmmm, maybe soaking the chilly pad in Ammonia would be REALLY coldish... possibly fatal, though...
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Hmmm, maybe soaking the chilly pad in Ammonia would be REALLY coldish... possibly fatal, though...

 

Not ammonia, spirit of ammonia, which is essentially smelling salts in a solution. Perfectly fine when it's diluted. 

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This would be high among the reasons not many walk in Florida. A couple of other thoughts:
- Loose fitting light colors are cooler.
- Hats (again light colors) are better than visors. Hat hats with a decent size brim all around are better than bill caps. I like the light weight Tilley hats, but there are lots to choose from.
- If you stop needing to pee, you are NOT drinking enough!
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I recommend buying a more expensive cotton shirt. They breath a lot better than artificial threads.

Also, drink a lot of water. In some cases you might need 3-4 bottles per 9 holes. I would recommend bringing in your own if your course are expensive on water.

Also, go out of your way to find shade if you are waiting to hit. If my ball is 10 yards from a tree, i will go stand underneath the shade until its my turn. It adds about 10 seconds to my shot, but its better than waiting for others to hit, and being cooked.

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Cotton?  I sweat like a pig and any cotton shirt that I wear becomes saturated and is like wearing a wet towel.  I've found DriFit (or similar) fabrics to be superior....and they also breath.

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Cotton?  I sweat like a pig and any cotton shirt that I wear becomes saturated and is like wearing a wet towel.  I've found DriFit (or similar) fabrics to be superior....and they also breath.

I'll agree with that. Playing in Florida in August and Myrtle Beach in June, cotton Izod type shirts turned into bath towels. The DryFit or similar shirts were much cooler and lighter. I will say that they work better if you leave them tucked in. They're meant to wick moisture off your skin. If they're flapping about, they aren't working as well. You can pick them up (PGA branded) on sale at Kohl;s or Penney's for 20-25 bucks on sale. Even the PGA branded shorts that go with them will wick off as well, so you aren't walking around in soggy shorts.
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+1 on the Dri-Fit stuff, cotton is a killer.
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+1 on the Dri-Fit stuff, cotton is a killer.

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