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Golf tip of the week: Golf balls don’t perform as well in cold weather

PHOTO PROVIDED Place a hand warmer in your golf ball compartment.

Cold weather has a significant effect on a golf ball’s compression. The cold will cause the golf ball to feel like a rock and not respond as well when contacted by the golf club.

There are several ways to keep your golf balls warm when temperatures are below fifty-degrees:

• Store your golf bag indoors to keep the golf balls at room temperature.

• Place a hand warmer in your golf bag ball compartment before going to the course.

• Keep an extra golf ball in your pocket to keep it warm.

• Use a lower compression golf ball when playing in colder temperatures.

Don’t forget to enjoy this great game called golf.

Rick Musselman, golf author and professional, owns Musselman’s Golf in Williamsport.

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