What does it mean to be dedicated? The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines dedicated as ‘having very strong support for or loyalty to a person, group, cause, etc.’ and ‘devoted to a cause, ideal or purpose.’ A dedicated individual is one who doesn’t give up because something got hard. They are not deterred by bad weather, cold temperatures or less than ideal conditions. They don’t stop because something changes; instead, they look for an opportunity to keep on going. Dedicated people adjust when needed to keep pursuing what they love. Are you dedicated? More specifically, are you a dedicated golfer in the Branson area? If so, you’re in luck and your dedication is going to pay off…because the Thousand Hills Golf Course is open all year round!
The Branson golf course at Thousand Hills is one of the most popular courses to play in the Midwest. With its fabulous and award winning 18 holes, golf enthusiasts are always eager to go for a hole in one here. This golf course was rated four stars by the Golf Digest magazine in 2009 and has been voted Best of the Ozarks for Branson Golf Courses by the readers of the Springfield Newsleader for two consecutive years in a row. The Thousand Hills golf course has also gained rapid popularity in the sporting world by catering to golfers of all skill levels – novice to expert can come here to play a good round of golf or receive golfing instruction from experts, regardless of age or skill level. This course is open to the public, and playing 18 holes here comes with some great amenities: rental clubs, a golf shop, a clubhouse, use of golf carts with GPS units at no additional charge – all this plus great scenery too! What’s not to love? And all of this is open and available to dedicated golfers all year round, weather permitting! So no matter the season, you can get your golfer on.
During the winter months, golf remains a great way to get out and challenge your mind and your body – but golfing on this Branson golf course in the winter does require a few shifts in your game. (Obviously, the course will not be open during severe weather in order to ensure player safety, but during the clear, crisp days of winter, the holes are yours.) Here are a few tips to keep you and your game up to par!
Clothing: It is very important to stay warm while golfing in the winter – but you also want to be comfortable, and not feel hindered by winter gear when taking your swing. Light layers are helpful here – such as wearing fleece lined thermals under your trousers. Gloves are a must – find a pair that fits snugly so that you can still properly grip your club. You will also want to keep your ears warm – there are a variety of ear warmers and hats on the market to suit any taste or style.
Hydration: Believe it or not, it is actually more important to stay hydrated in the winter than in the summer – in the winter, it is more difficult for you to tell that you are thirsty. So be sure to take liquids with you on your round of Branson golf. An insulated thermos is a great choice to carry hot or cold drinks with you while you play – like water, tea, coffee or hot chocolate.
Safety: Golfing in the winter is challenging and fun – but it also has a few safety risks to keep in mind while you are on the course. Pay attention to the temperature – if it gets too cold, it’s probably time to find a place to warm up to avoid frostbite. Also watch for wet, slick or icy areas on the course to avoid sustaining an injury due to slipping and falling.
If you are a dedicated golfer, this Branson golf course is your best year round option to play a round!