Safty Guidelines on the Golf Course

Golf is regarded as a very safe sport, the saying will be true if you follow the common-sense rules of safety, but it’s very easy to get hurt if you ignore the rules. Golf involves the swinging of metal clubs, which propel golf balls at high speeds. If you’re in the way of either the clubs or the balls, you’re in danger. You could be placing yourself in danger, too, if you do not respect the power of the sun, the danger of lightning, or your body’s need for the right kind of fluids on warm days. A few golf course guidelines will help to ensure your safety.

First of all, keep yourself from the danger of the nature, golfers have a large exposure to the potentially dangerous effects of the sun. Protect your skin by always using a strong sunscreen. Also, wear a wide-brimmed cap to keep the sun off your face. Better yet, get yourself a straw hat or other full-brimmed hat that will also help keep the sun off the back of your neck. If you’re playing golf under the sun on a hot day, you’ll be sweating off a lot of body fluids. Even if the sun is nowhere to be seen, and it’s a cool day, you’ll be working up a thirst. Quench that thirst the right way. Drink plenty of water. If you buy a beverage, make it a sports drink such as Gatorade. Of course, there are those golfers who play simply as an excuse to drink beer. It’s important to avoid beer at least until after the round on hot days, because alcohol, along with the sun, also dehydrates the human body. And we all know about alcohol’s disorienting effect on people. The odds of an accident occurs go way up with each beer. A typical round of golf means four hours of exposure to the harsh effects of the sun. More when you factor in time on the practice putting green or driving range.

Lightning is a killer, and during a thunderstorm golfer carrying metal clubs in their hands while on exposed land are at great risk. If there is lightning anywhere around the golf course, or thunderstorms approaching, take cover. At the very…

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