If you’ve played golf in the rain then you know that simply having good golf rain suits isn’t enough to keep your game at its top and keep your body dry and mobile. You’re going to want to expand on just having a good golf rain suit and start looking for some golf rain gear that can be ready any time the weather starts to interfere with your game. One of the biggest pieces of having effective golf rain gear will be the type of shoes you’re wearing. Having regular golf shoes will help, especially if they have some good cleats or spikes at the bottom. When performing your golf swing your feet need to stay planeted at all times and the wet ground can definitely interfere with that portion of your game.
Many golf shoes will be pure leather which is great because it’s flexible, durable, and looks nice as well. But when we’re talking about golf rain gear your shoes should be something that can withstand the constant beat down of rain and wet ground touching them. Believe it or not, but over time your cowhide leather golf shoes can beging to shrink, not to mention that it will eventually destroy the leather unless you have some heavy duty protectant on it, and even then you run a high risk of ruining your expensive shoes.
If you’re looking to add some shoes to your golf rain gear then look into getting some high durable rubber golf shoes. They may not look as pretty as your leather shoes that you’ll wear on game day, but they’re going to last you for a very long time. The rubber is flexible and comfortable, and typically the inside of golf rain gear shoes will contain an inner “sock” that will help keep your feet dry. When looking for golf rain gear you may also notice that many of the shoes offered will have high tops like boots or basketball shoes. This seems like a good idea, especially when looking for golf rain gear as you think that it would help keep the rain out, and it would; but something that you may not have thought of is the restriction of movement and the possibility of forming blisters on your ankles from the twsiting movement made when performing the follow through of your stroke. If you have high ankles on your golf rain shoes then when you twist and follow through upward your ankles will be rubbing on that over and over. After eighteen holes of golf you may find it to be a painful experience.
Another important item to add to your golf rain gear are gloves. Most players prefer a golfing glove when playing, but how well does it maintain its grip during the rain? There are specific golf rain gloves that are made for withstanding the wetness so that you can hardly tell there is rain or condensation on the club. There is also the fact that over time rain can shrink gloves and you will end up purchasing more and as time goes by. Again, rubber is often the answer and a good alternative will be polyester. Polyester and rubber will not srhink but is durable and very flexible which offers many advantages over a mainly leather glove. Overall any golf rain gear will not be as comfortable as your regular sunny day golf gear but the advantages it gives you are well worth the money.