Going from 40 to 100 degrees will increase a 6-iron carry by 8 yards and a driver by 9 yards. In the chart above Stagner maps out PGA Tour pros total distances off the tee on par-5s from the past decade.
Why you should play cold-weather golf.
Can you play golf in 40 degree weather. Playing golf in cold weather isnt always easy but there are certain things you can do to make life easier. If you were in Florida you wouldnt be asking this question right now as the temperature is in the mid 70s and we have forgotten what wearing a sweater feels like. We can still play golf here in western Oregon in the winter so I use the clubs 2-4 times a month from October through March.
Humidity creates an ideal temperature for a golf ball to travel a longer distance. Golf balls dont travel as far in cold weather. I dont wear that many layers.
Unless you play in sub-freezing weather why not keep the clubs inside. Enter GOLFs resident low-handicaps who are here to offer some helpful advice. Dont be afraid to hit an extra club.
Easier said than done but play smart. It is definitely recommended to store balls away from freezing or excessive high temperatures. The grips wont be as hard while warming to 37 degrees and the clubs will flex better.
You can expect your golf ball to fly through the air an extra 1-2 yards per 100 yards in a warmer environment. The reason for the extra yards is. If you dont already own a pair Ill just say it.
I have however played on the Old Course in St Andrews Scotland on the 23rd December when the wind was blowing and the sun at mid-day which came out for a few hours was only 30 degrees above the horizon. Keep your golf ball warm. So keep that ball in your pocket between holes.
The chart indicates that the difference between distance on balmy 95-degree. In 40 degree weather I can easily get it up to 65 degrees inside the cart sometimes hotter if the sun is out. Good quality 3-wheeled push carts do the job.
Long underwearleggings This is an absolute must in cold weather. Yes a golf ball will travel farther in hot and humid weather. Keep your golf ball warm.
Not that youd hit the mat fat but more flex wont transmit as much shock to your arm joints. Undershirt golf shirt light l. Its all about the wind.
Yes golf counts as exercise especially if youre walking and carrying your clubs Exercising vigorously in hot and humid weather can. According to the people at Trackman the difference is approximately one yard of carry for every 10-degree change in temperature. In fact youll lose about 3-5 yards depending on air density for every 10 degree drop in temperature.
We also use hot hands to keep the golf ball warm. PA which keeps us comfortable down to the high 30sabout 40 degree mark. With temperatures dipping into the low 40s for much of the country being properly prepared for the less-than-balmy conditions will leave golfers at least 1 up on the first tee against playing.
So theoretically youre looking at a loss of four yards if youre. It can be 40 degrees but if its a calm sunny day you can still have a great time. Ive literally played some of my best golf during.
40 degrees is completely doable. When I play golf in the cold usually 40 degrees and below there are several pieces of clothing that are essential to playing good golf. The rule of thumb is that for about every 10 degrees you can expect a change of about a yard.
I have a cart cover and propane heater. I know that colder temperatures can influence balls but can leaving.