The Head to Toe Winter Golf Guide

by Maura Hutchinson

Top tips to keep you playing all winter long!

Just because the weathers changing doesnt mean you have to put away your golf clubs til spring. Now is the perfect time to get out on the course and take advantage of less traffic on the greens. To ensure your winter golf game stays up to scratch its vital to dress appropriately for the decreasing temperatures. Below is our Head to Toe Winter Golf Guide, certain to keep you warm and focused in the coming months.

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Cover that Head!

A great way to keep heat preserved in your body is to stop it escaping from your head with a good hat that also combats rain and wind. Here are our top picks to control the elements around the bit of your body doing all the concentrating:

For an affordable, simple and easy winter look, with snugness in the form of super soft material, check out the Mizuno Breath Thermo Head Pip at £7.95.

For a few extra pounds you can turn up the style with the FootJoy Winter Beanie Hat. Combining warmth with bold colours and stripes, its a popular choice at £11.95.

Style is good, but science is special, and you can always rely the Galvin Green Aura Waterproof Golf Hat to combine both with super light Gore-Tex and a unique coverage for both water and wind protection at £44.95.

Perfect Foundation Base Layers

Selecting the proper base layer is essential in keeping warm and comfortable during the winter golf season. The biggest brands in golf understand this and are constantly bringing out products that reflect the best in technology available today. Here are our tops picks:

The Nike Mens Dri-Fit Core Underlayer Mock provides the ultimate in comfort and performance with moisture wicking technology and a super soft cotton finish. Perfectly priced at £32.95.

For a bit more colour variety try the adidas Mens ClimaLite Thermal Compression 3 Stripe Mock. Fashioned to keep you warm without adding bulk it ensures your swing remains strong and unrestricted. All for only £27.95.

The Under Armour Mens Evo ColdGear Compression Mock is pretty close to perfection. With the motto its Tight but Nice, this base layer has a second skin fitted feel, providing enhanced muscle support and increased circulation at £35.95.

Winter Warming Sweaters

Providing extra warmth on top of base layers gives you the ability to adjust your body temperature as needed. The perfect knit prevents your game and style from suffering as the temperature dips. Here are a few of our favourite picks:

A classic look you can sport on and off the fairway we love the Lyle and Scott Mens Club Cotton V-Neck Sweater. Bold colour options and sleek ribbing detail add to the allure of this staple piece. Making it a solid buy you might just want to buy more of at £57.95.

The adidas Mens Button-Up Mock Sweater is the definition of understated style. Soft ribbing trim detail provides extra definition while the perfect knit blend ensures a cozy feel against skin. All for £34.95.

For a more contemporary look the Nike Mens Merino Stripe Crew Sweater is the answer. This super soft knit with thick stripe design is a true standout piece and bargain at just £39.95.

Those looking for a sporty option will find it with the Puma Golf Mens Longsleeve 1/4 Zip Top. An ultra functional layering piece suitable for all seasons and perfectly priced at £49.95.

Wind/Water Proof Protection

While staying warm is an important part of any winter round, being prepared for the inevitable bouts of rain and wind is just as vital. Below are our choices to help keep you dry:

For the complete look try the Nike Mens Storm-Fit Rain Suit, expertly designed to offer protection thats lightweight, durable and even more importantly- foldable! All for £89.95.

The Nike Ladies Storm-Fit Packable Suit guarantees compact protection and style thats unparalleled. Keeping female golfers dry and fashionable on the greens at £69.95.

When youre want the best look no further than the Galvin Green Mens Anton Half Zip Gore-Tex Jacket. The ultimate in style and function its guaranteed to keep you dry for £159.95.

We love the Under Armour Mens ColdGear Infrared Elements Storm 1/2 Zip Jacket because it delivers protection from the elements without getting in the way of your swing. Awesome at £59.95.

The Mizuno Mens Windlite Full Zip Fleece provides a strong barrier against the wind and light rain. A brushed fleece inner lining ensures you receive that extra bit of comfort at £49.95.

Cold Weather Footwear and Socks

Golf is a game that requires you to be constantly on your feet. Wearing the proper soft spiked golf shoes and being able to switch out of soggy socks can mean the difference between a miserable round and a great one youll talk about for years to come. Read on for our top footwear tips:

The FootJoy ProDry Extreme Quarter Socks offers the latest Dri-Lex technology with a reinforced heel, providing your feet with the utmost support and cushioning for £7.95.

For a great multi-buy option try the adidas Golf Comfort Low Socks. Sold in a pack of three, theyre sure to do the trick and are small enough to keep spares in your golf bag! All for £9.95.

New for 2013 the Puma Zero Limits Golf Shoes are styled to look like a street shoe but reap all the benefits of the latest golfing technology. You cant go wrong with this sleek and modern style at £169.95.

For the ultimate in winter golf shoe wear theres the FootJoy Winter Waterproof Golf Boots. Offering exceptional waterproof comfort, breathability and durability all for £69.95.

Accessories for the Perfect Grip

Last but certainly not least, are the accessories that help make your winter rounds just as successful as your summertime ones. With all the best brands offering specialty wet weather golf gloves for winter conditions, here are our top picks:

TaylorMade Stratus Winter Wet Gloves offer golfers a more secure and comfortable fit during the colder season. Sold in a pair you can protect both hands for just £19.95.

The Sunderland Wet Weather Rain Gloves make rainy weather grip problems a thing of the past with a microfibre suede palm that sticks like glue to the club. Making them the perfect wintertime golf treat for just £19.95.

Now that your grips sorted, how about making sure your fingers stay warm in between shots? The Cobra Winter Mittens are water-resistant and fleece lined, just right for getting you through the winter season at £14.95.