Senior golf enthusiasts, rejoice! Arizona weather is at its finest in February. It’s no wonder why the PGA’s tour picks Arizona for its early tour dates. Whether is expected to be sunny and perfect for the 2021 Phoenix Open, so we know it’s going to be a fabulous weekend for golfers. With that being, said, we want to remind you to stay hydrated out there.
On top of common injuries in golf, heat is a major problem for senior golfers. Out-of-towners often complain that Arizona hot weather is making them dizzy. However, in February, AZ weather averages pleasant, sunny days 68-75 degrees with overcast days occurring less than 40% of the month. The most important thing to remember during this time is to drink lots of water because the dry valley air can quickly dehydrate you.
Preventing & Managing Minor Golf-Related Injuries
Remember to stretch before and after your swing to prevent shoulder pain. Golf injuries of the shoulder blade typically occur on the lead shoulder (the opposite shoulder of your dominant arm) with problems of rotator cuff tears, biceps tendon injuries, shoulder impingement, and osteoarthritis. If you experience any of these issues, try applying a topical CBD salve. This is an ointment-like substance that can be applied directly to the source of pain. CBD is one of many cannabinoids derived from the hemp plant. It is non-psychoactive, meaning you will not experience a feeling of euphoria. The best way to describe the feeling you get from salve is relief. CBD works by relaxing inflammation so you can get back to your golf game.