Escape the Colder Climates
Heading to Gulf Shores and Orange Beach is one of the best ways to escape further north colder weather. If you live in a climate where snow covers the courses throughout the winter months, a trip to the Gulf Coast is a no-brainer.
Not only are you able to escape the cold weather, but you will also be able to play a variety of excellent courses. The winter months are the perfect time to sample all that the Gulf Coast offers as they are frequently quieter and offer cheaper green fees. In addition, the winter season on the Gulf Coast is unlike other destinations, given that the climate often allows golfers from all corners of the globe to play year-round.
The local greenkeepers will utilize the winter months to improve the course, but this should take nothing away from the quality of condition that golfers can enjoy throughout the off-season.
Head to the Driving Range
A trip to the driving range is perhaps the best and most affordable way to tee off during Winter. The Orange Beach Golf Center offers a self-service driving range, open until 9 PM daily. So even on colder days, you can head over to the range and hit a quick bucket of balls before heading home and still feel like you have done enough to keep your swing in check.
Be sure to spend quality time at the range, rather than focusing too much on how many balls you hit. This is also a great time to continue fine-tuning your short game, and a quick trip over to the practice putting green and bunker area will certainly benefit you when the new season starts.
Many players assume the winter months means that your golf clubs should be put away in storage, but for those that are willing to take the time and face the elements at the driving range, they will likely be the ones that will start the spring golf season ready to shoot their personal best scores.
Work on your Game at Home
If the cooler temperatures are enough to keep you from venturing out to the golf course or driving range, be sure to spend some time at home either in your living room, hallway, garage, or back yard working on your short game. Purchase a cheap putting matt or chipping net, and this is a great way to continue keeping the feel of a golf club in your hand throughout the winter months.
Consider purchasing an indoor net and even perhaps a golf simulator for more ambitious golfers who have the space. This allows you to continue hitting balls throughout the winter months while remaining in the comfort and warmth of your home (you will find this to be highly beneficial all year round).
The winter months are the perfect time to focus on your fitness and strengthening regime. Flexibility is one of the critical characteristics of improving your golf swing, and staying in shape is the best way to accomplish this. While the winter months will likely pose some challenges with seasonal meals waiting to entice you, it’s also a great time to set new year’s resolutions and goals to ensure you are raring to go at the start of the new golf season.
One of the most underrated types of exercise for golfers is yoga. You may be surprised to hear that many tour pros use yoga and meditation to physically and mentally help them. If it’s good enough for the best PGA Tour professionals, it’s good enough for you. Whether you opt to experience yoga at home or visit a group session, this is an activity that will benefit every aspiring golfer.
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