One of the downsides of living in North Dakota is we only have a few months out of the year to golf- unless you’re a snowbird and go somewhere warm in the winter. So how do you get your golf fix in the offseason? Here are a few ideas for you to try out when you’re starting to miss golf.
- Get a synthetic mat with an actual hole and practice your putting. Don’t want to spend the money on one? You can always use a coffee mug or cup. Just don’t let your boss catch you playing it at work.
- Book a trip. There’s no reason you have to stay in the Fargo/Moorhead area all winter. Make it a family trip or even a trip with your golf buddies. Go somewhere warm, try out a new course and get your golf itch fix.
- How about playing golf on a simulator? It might not be the real deal, but at least there’s no wind hammering in your face. We recommend giving Top Golf a try!
- If you’re lucky and have an understanding spouse and high ceilings, practice your golf swing inside. But if that’s not an option, find an old rug or something to create a padding between your club and the ground and swing away. If you’re feeling daring, go outside and practice. We’ve all watched a video or two of someone swinging a golf club in the snow.
- Relax on a Sunday and watch the PGA Tournament on the television. Just think, you won’t be the one shanking your drive or stressed about making that 20 foot putt.
- Research new golf gear and clubs, so when the season comes around you’ll have an idea of what new clubs to get or if you need to get some new gear.
We hope these ideas help give you your golf fix during these winter months and can’t wait to see you back on the course when the season begins.