Tips for playing golf in wet conditions

Tips for playing golf in wet conditions

Whether we like it or not we will at sometimes have to play golf in adverse weather conditions, hopefully, these tips for playing golf in wet conditions will at least prepare you for the worst and you never know you might just have a good round because of being prepared, these easy to remember tips will set you off on the right track! Tips for playing golf in wet conditions - Rain Glove on Hand

Golf weather forecast

This might seem like the most logical tip to remember but you would be surprised how many golfers turn up at my home course and they haven’t even looked at the weather forecast.

With so many apps and weather websites available you can certainly get a good feel of what will happen on any given day with the rain forecast, wind directions and hourly forecasts of any rainfall and the percentage possibility of it actually happening, so if you look in advance at the weather forecast you can at least boo a tee time around the best part of the day.

Free weather apps

Accuweather phone app

This is more than likely the best app for looking at short and long-term weather forecasting and the great thing about this app is that it will work wherever you are and for any worldwide location – a must install for any serious and committed golfer.

BBC weather app

Another one that I find trustworthy is the BBC weather app download, it can sometimes be a bit generic but it will give you a good overall weather forecast for the day or days you are looking at, I personally think this is not as accurate as the Accuweather phone app but pretty good otherwise.

The Met Office weather forecast – Tips for playing golf in wet conditions

If you are based in the UK you have to look no further than the Met Office weather forecast, it is not only very good but it delivered to your phone and is updated very regularly so the weather forecast is always pretty accurate, it also pushes out notifications of any adverse weather conditions forecast for local or area you are visiting.

Keeping yourself dry during a round of golf – Tips for playing golf in wet conditions Tips for playing golf in wet conditions - Trolley and Umbrella

The big underlying factor to play in the wind and the rain is to keep yourself and golf clubs as dry as possible, sometimes this is a difficult task because the wind is blowing a gale and the rain is coming at you from all angles – which is not fun!

Best golf umbrellas for wind and rain – Tips for playing golf in wet conditions 

If you are going to purchase a golf umbrella then you need to tick two boxes for this scenario to be sure of staying the driest possible during your round 1. Buy an umbrella that allows wind to flow through it that has vents around it, this then stops any chance of the umbrella blowing inside to out and completely ruining the umbrella and 2. An umbrella that fits into an umbrella holder that connects onto the handle of your golf trolley. 

This will then enable you to keep your golf bag, golf clubs and golf trolley relatively dry even in the most adverse weather conditions and also let you stand comfortably under the umbrella whilst pushing your golf trolley and also stand under while you are waiting to play your next golf shot.

I personally use these sets for my game when having to play in wet weather conditions – Tips for playing golf in wet conditions click on the links to see on Amazon:

Golf Trolley Umbrella Holder

Golf Umbrella

Golf Trolley

Now that you have worked these tips into your game you can then look at other than suffer during wet weather conditions.

Golf wet weather clothing

You don’t have to spend bucket loads of cash to play golf in the wet weather, I found that by shopping around you can find very good quality wet weather golf gear, but to save you the time looking around these are the ones that I use:

Footjoy golf gloves

Footjoy have always sold quality rain gloves and that is why I choose them for my golf game, crazy as it seems but the wetter they get the better the grip becomes, so if you are going to wear these Footjoy rain gloves then be prepared to wet them up a bit for the best results, I also think they look stylish as well but only ever come in black which is not a problem but it would be nice if they were manufactured in other colours but never mind – well worth the investment if you are going to play golf in the rain.

Tips for playing golf in wet conditions - Rain Glove Set

How to keep dry in the rain when playing golf

I personally think my last tip here for playing in wet weather is how to use your umbrella connected to your golf trolley the most effectively?

During shots I will hang up inside the umbrella my golf towel and golf gloves, sort of creating a nice dry haven for all of my essential golf items and I call it my little laundry on the golf course, it is effective and always ensures that your golf gear and equipment is kept in an enclosed area and dry at all times, it also adds a bit of weight to your umbrella in stronger gusts of wind – it really works for me and I am sure it will work for you too!

I hope that this article tips for playing golf in wet conditions were helpful and if you have any questions regarding this article please do not hesitate to leave me a comment below, I will be glad to respond to any comments left.

Happy Golfing as Always.


Michael Baker
Bogeys to Birdies

4 Responses

  1. Glad that you enjoyed the article and we agree with you unless you HAVE to play in bad weather then be prepared especially if it’s a big competition or tournament, keep in touch.

    Bogeys to Birdies

  2. Richard Simkin says:

    Great tips for playing golf in adverse weather, I will bear these suggestions and tips in mind if I EVER do have to play in bad weather conditions, I am a fair weather golfer and try and avoid rainy days if I can.


  3. Hi RS,

    Thanks for the feedback about the article Tips for playing golf in wet conditions, let us know how you get on this season with the tips outlined in the article? Happy golfing.

    Bogeys to Birdies

  4. Richard says:

    Hi there,

    I always struggle in the bad weather, your article about tips for playing in wet conditions will certainly help me as we move into the warmer months but no doubt we will see some rain in those months!

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