Caleb’s Tips to Winter Golf Success

12/30/2011

Snow on the 1st green makes it official: Winter has arrived in Bend, OR!  Although Tetherow’s championship course will be closed during the winter months, we’ll encounter many great breaks in the weather worthy of dusting off the clubs.  Our practice range will be open all winter (pending weather) and we encourage you to come out and hone your swing in the off-season.  A Bend, Oregon winter is no reason to let your golf game get rusty.

Whether it’s working on your golf game at our practice facility or squeezing in a round of golf at one of Central Oregon’s lower elevated golf courses, the key to winter golf in Bend is staying warm.  Here are a few tips which help ensure an enjoyable winter golf experience:

-          Proper Attire: We’ve all heard the old adage that we lose 90% of our body heat through our head on cold days.  While that percentage may be a bit high, you’d be amazed at how much more enjoyable it is to play or practice in cooler conditions when wearing a beanie or ski cap.  Other must-haves include all-weather gloves, a good windbreaker and numerous layers of clothing.

-          The “W” Word: Verify the forecasted wind for the day.  A breezy day in the winter can lower the wind chill 10 to 15 degrees.

-          Properly Insulated Beverage Containers: There’s nothing better than a hot cup of coffee or cocoa to take with you on a cool, Bend winter day.  Look for bottles that are made with Stainless Steel double wall construction and that have a vacuum insulated flask.  This construction keeps hot drinks warm for several hours, and the stainless steel construction ensures that you can wash the “coffee” taste and smell out of your bottle.  There are two great local manufacturers: HydroFlask, which we carry in the Tetherow Golf Shop, and Weld Drink.

 

On behalf of our entire staff at Tetherow, happy holidays to you and your family.  We look forward to seeing you on the way back from Mt. Bachelor during the winter months for aprs ski drinks and snacks!

 

Caleb Anderson, PGA Head Professional, Tetherow Golf Club

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