Originally Posted by Lihu
Beautiful, but really expensive any time of the year.
Yes, I understand the owner doesn't care for a crowd, he only wants the ultimate golf destination.
Other Hints: Bring a glad bag to seal your wallet, keys, and phone.
From Tom Watson:
-- In the rain, wrap a handkerchief around the grip. If your grips are wet and slick, you might as well walk in, no matter how good a player you are. You have to maintain a firm grip
on the club to meet the ball consistently. Take a thin, cotton handkerchief and wrap it around the grip. That's within the Rules of Golf and helps you feel the club.
--Keep your club covered as much as possible with a towel or umbrella. You can keep a towel dry by tucking it up into the underpinning of an opened-up umbrella.
--Put another dry hand towel in the base of your bag. It will absorb extra moisture off your grips, so when you pull a club, its grip will be dry.
--The new simulated suede gloves are great for gripping in the rain. They're better wet than dry. Otherwise, be sure you pack extra towels and gloves.
--When hitting from wet turf, be sure you're on solid footing. Minimizing foot and leg action might be a good idea so you don't slip.
--Also from wet turn, swing your irons on a shallower (flatter) plane so you pick the ball off the grass without taking a divot. If you hit even slightly behind the ball, the club will dig too much into the wet ground. When the conditions are wet, a thin shot is better than a fat shot. Plus, a thin shot will probably still stop on the green if it's wet.
--A good rainsuit is a must. I make sure I have one that is lightweight, that is noiseless, that breathes and is vented for freedom swinging the club.
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Stay controlled: When it's time to focus on the shot, solid contact is more important than ever when conditions get tough. Don't give yourself any easier opportunities for mistakes by overswinging. A common mistake is the feeling that you have to swing harder - that's actually the most harmful thing you can do. The chance for the club to slip in your hands or your feet to slip on the swing are only increased in wet conditions. A shorter, more compact swing with more club will only help you in these situations. Think back to Phil Mickelson who really had the tournament in his grasp until making bogeys on two of the final three holes - including a short iron on the 17th hole that he pulled way right (a classic case of overswinging).