If you’re truly committed (or truly should be committed) what you take from the auld sod is not the notion that Links golf is the only golf, but that golf is played in all categories of weather. In western New York, sometimes the snow is so deep that we lose our golf balls (even the colored ones) and are forced to retire to the warming hut…just sometimes. When that doesn’t happen (which is often) we soldier on, marching through the wind and snow, gliding across the mirror fairways toward our objective.
What typically sets the tone for the day of winter golf is the effectiveness of our layering pattern. The typical first layer is some brand of stretch pant and top, for insulation. The second step is a flexible jacket/sweater and pair of pants. The critical third level is often ignored by hunters, skiers and others who make due with the outerwear they use while hunting, skiing and the like. Not this golfer.
I was fortunate to hear about Galway Bay while listening to a show on PGA Tour Radio on XM Radio. I found a vest and pants and was on my way. In retrospect, I would opt for the jacket over the vest. When it’s that cold, I personally don’t want an imbalance of heat storage between torso and arms. Let me tell you, I was just the right degree of toasty. The G-Bays are flexible, supportive and insulating. My season has been extended up to blizzard status, but I don’t blame the cutoff on the G-Bays; I blame it on the lost golf balls.
Breaking It Down!
Contact Point: Galway Bay
Is It Worth The Money: Without doubt. Galway Bay fights cold, snow and wind and is flexible enough to keep you swinging through all sorts of popsicle weather.
Would I Put It In Play: Yes, I have. In fact, I wore it over my Sunice at Terry Hills on Sunday the 2nd of December!