How to Stay Focused in the Rain

How to Stay Focused in the Rain

Over this last weekend, I endured terrible downpours of rain on the golf course so this article on how to stay focused in the rain is still very much in my mind, plus I want to highlight how important it is to be really prepared for heavy and consistent rain on the golf course.

I made the big mistake of thinking that I would be alright with just my golf trolley and umbrella fixed over my golf gear would be suffice, how wrong was I, by the end of the round everything from my golf bag, golf clubs, towels, inner contents of my golf bag and of course me were saturated to the bone, sodden to the hilt from 4 hours of heavy and persistent rain.

Me personally I am one of those golfers that you would call a ‘fair weather golfer’, if it’s raining why bother playing when there is always tomorrow to play a round of golf in much better weather, but when it comes down to when you have to play in the rain because it’s a golf tournament you have qualified for and you have to play come sun rain or shine, you need to be prepared – I wasn’t and my golf, golf pride and golf gear were still soaking wet 48 hours later!

So in this article how to stay focused in the rain is all about getting the right gear for inclement weather and still being able to notch up a decent score in the tournament, and you might not have to spend a small fortune to ensure that you are going to keep dry throughout the round.

Firstly you need a golf bag rain cover to keep your whole bag dry plus it needs easy access so you can get into your golf clubs when needed, this little cost effective cover would suffice to keep your golf bag and equipment dry throughout your round:

Golf Bag Cover:

How to Stay Focused in the Rain - Golf Bag Cover

To purchase on Amazon : CLICK HERE

Now that you are going to keep your golf bag dry you now need to focus on keeping yourself dry if haven’t got the luxury of a caddie for your round of golf, so I would recommend a trolley which enables you to fix an umbrella on it so you can take shelter walking the fairways and also waiting for your playing partners to play their shots, my recommendation would be:

Golf Trolley:

How to Stay Focused in the Rain - Golf Trolley How to Stay Focused in the Rain - Golf Trolley

To purchase on Amazon : CLICK HERE

This is a great trolley, doesn’t cost the national debt but is robust, sturdy and well worth the investment.
I would also recommend a decent golf umbrella that doesn’t get blown inside out when the wind picks up, so you need to choose an umbrella that has the windproof slats in them so the wind races through the umbrella, like this one you can purchase on Amazon :

Golf Umbrella that fits your trolley:

How to Stay Focused in the Rain - Golf Trolley and Umbrella

To purchase on Amazon : CLICK HERE

Now that you have got these covered you are now going to ensure that you keep your golf clubs and yourself dry while in the confines of the golf trolley and bag, we now have to look at how to still be able to play golf when you have to play your golf shots, so I am now going to suggest an all weather glove that will enable you to play a golf shot when your normal golf gloves would not be up for the test for a full 18 holes of golf, my recommendation would be:

All weather and stay dry golf gloves that are not that expensive:

How to Stay Focused in the Rain - Golf Glove

To purchase on Amazon : CLICK HERE

The final part of the jigsaw has got to be a wet weather golf suit of some sort to enable you to still swing the golf club and stay comfortable during your round, there is nothing worse than being in the rain but your body is sweating so much underneath all of your clothing that you feel like you are in a sauna!

Wet Weather Suit

The wet weather suit I would recommend purely because of price and effectiveness is the Island Green Waterproof Suit, nothing fancy but certainly, does the trick for keeping you dry during your round of golf:

To purchase the weather suit on Amazon : CLICK HERE

How to Stay Focused in the Rain - Wet Weather Suit

Now you could go and spend an absolute fortune on some wet weather gear which enables you to play golf in all types of weather conditions but will it keep you any drier? I doubt it and these recommendations should suit the majority of golfer’s budgets!

I hope that this has shed some light on possible ideas to invest in for your wet weather golf gear and as always if you have any comments or feedback regarding this article how to stay focused in the rain please do not hesitate to leave a comment below, I will be glad to respond to any responses received.

You might also like some of my other tips to enjoy your golf into your senor years  CLICK HERE.

Happy golfing.

6 Responses

  1. Hi Iain, thanks for your comments about how to stay focused in the rain, your suggestions on top of mine are exactly what you need to do play better golf in the rain, being prepared will certainly help your game of golf better.

    Once again thanks for the feedback.

    Regards, Michael Bogeys to Birdies Golf Tips for Senior Golfers

  2. Iain morrissey says:

    Good article and i agree with the items you suggested you can make a bleak day a little brighter. I recently thought i would get a cart on a rainy day. I have never had wet undies before but i did that day. I am much drier set up as you said. A couple of extra items I would suggest. Go to the locker room and and grab a towel and hang it from your umbrella, for you not the clubs and a second and smaller umbrella for when your on the green.
    Set up this way you can take advantage of the high DSR and the misfortune of those not as well prepared improving your chances to win. I say bring on the wind and rain!

  3. Bogeys to Birdies says:

    Hi Jose,

    Thanks for your comments and feedback about my article how to stay focused in the rain, you are correct the more you get into the game of golf and practice your game the better you will get and surely will improve with my golfing tips for seniors or other golf sites that specialise in helping senior golfers improve their game.

    Thank you so much for passing on my website details to your family, let them know that if they have any questions regarding my golfing tuition for the senior golfer please get them to leave a comment or get in touch with me via my website.

    Regards and have a great day, Michael – Bogeys to Birdies Golf Tips for the Senior Golfer

  4. Bogeys to Birdies says:

    Hi Gary,

    Thank you for your comments about golf tips for senior golfers and also how to stay focused in the rain during your round of golf. The videos and tutorials I have complied are very much for the senior golfer and I being one myself enjoy putting the material together to help improve senior golfers golf across the board, if you have any additional questions regarding golf tips for senior golfers please do not hesitate to drop me a message in the message box below the article on golf instruction for senior golfers.

    Keep in touch and thanks once again for your nice comments.


    Michael Bogeys to Birdies Golf Tips for Senior Golfers

  5. Gary says:

    Liked the chipping tips for senior golfers. Also liked the videos for golf tips for senior golfers.

    I think website for senior golfers is a real good idea. A lot of good info and good visuals. Many videos which is good. I don’t know much about golf because I have only recently taken it up, but I know a bit about baseball and softball. Videos are good for showing proper mechanics. Showing usually is better than telling. Well organized. Really good website for senior golfers.

    Keep the tips for senior golfers coming very informative and easy to follow.



  6. jschicanha says:

    Hi Michael,

    Great article on How to Stay Focused in the Rain when playing golf.

    A lot of senior golfers think that playing golf in the rain can be seen as easy, but as you have pointed out it isn’t a lot of fun playing golf in torrential rain, thanks for the tips on what to look for and buy when venturing out in the rain – great tips all round on your website about golf tips for the senior golfer.

    I have passed on the link to this article to my friends and family so they can look into some wet weather gear as well.



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