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#1 wildcatden

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Posted 27 October 2017 - 11:48 AM

Getting things prepared for USKG Monterey next weekend. It looks like there could be wet weather on Saturday morning (not that the weatherman can be that terribly accurate this far out).  I've gotta check with the better half, but I don't think we own any athletic waterproof gear. Golfing in a big, thick-ish heavy rain coat is probably going to be tough.

What's some of your favorite wet weather gear?  We've got two umbrellas and plastic to cover the clubs, but no other rain gear.


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Posted 27 October 2017 - 12:12 PM

I'm not sure how old your kid is, but fully water proof gear is tough to find for little kids. My son is 7 and super skinny.  He also hates playing with any type of jacket or anything else that hinders his swing.

Last year at the Desert Shootout, it rained for much of the tournament.  I bought him a very thin water repellent Puma wind breaker style jacket and and he wore a 1/4 zip golf sweater underneath.  No rain pants.  Just UA golf pants.  The key is to have a big strong golf umbrella with a hood over the clubs to keep grips as dry as possible.

Thanks for the heads up on the weather.  We need to start prepping as well.

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Posted 27 October 2017 - 01:22 PM

We have a pair of rain pants from Columbia that is thin yet waterproof and a jacket from White Sierra that's thin and doesn't bother him.

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Posted 27 October 2017 - 01:29 PM

View Postleezer99, on 27 October 2017 - 01:22 PM, said:

We have a pair of rain pants from Columbia that is thin yet waterproof and a jacket from White Sierra that's thin and doesn't bother him.

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Looks like snowboarding gear.  LOL :)

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Posted 27 October 2017 - 01:46 PM

I think this is the best jacket out there in terms of weight.  Paper thin.  Can see right through it and yet is waterproof.  Very Lightweight.  Comes in men's and women's.  My kid hates wearing constricting stuff, but will wear this when it rains.  Will never wear pants.  Adidas Climastorm.  Men's or Women's retails for $85.00.  Send me a PM and I can ship it to you for $68.00 with free freight.

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Posted 27 October 2017 - 02:10 PM

View Postheavy_hitter, on 27 October 2017 - 01:46 PM, said:

I think this is the best jacket out there in terms of weight.  Paper thin.  Can see right through it and yet is waterproof.  Very Lightweight.  Comes in men's and women's.  My kid hates wearing constricting stuff, but will wear this when it rains.  Will never wear pants.  Adidas Climastorm.  Men's or Women's retails for $85.00.  Send me a PM and I can ship it to you for $68.00 with free freight.

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Thats a damn good looking jacket.

It sucks that ajga members can't get a discount on adidas anymore with the sell off of the company.

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Posted 27 October 2017 - 04:11 PM

7 year old, we used this Columbia gear last year in 2-3 USKG events.he is picky about golf clothes fitting right, didn't have an issue with these.   Lightweight, allows you to layer as needed for warmth.  I picked up jacket and pants at dicks on sale for like $35 total.  

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Posted 27 October 2017 - 04:28 PM

Thanks for all the suggestions (my kid is 6 so some of these sizes going to require some rolling up the sleeves/pants).  Better half says we have a waterproof lightweight jacket. Guess we are going to need pants. What about shoes? I'm not really excited to buy a pair of rain-day golf shoes. Currently, he wears some older TW shoes. I was thinking of spraying them with that waterproofing spray (like you might see for tents or other gear).

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Posted 27 October 2017 - 04:41 PM

View Postwildcatden, on 27 October 2017 - 04:28 PM, said:

Thanks for all the suggestions (my kid is 6 so some of these sizes going to require some rolling up the sleeves/pants).  Better half says we have a waterproof lightweight jacket. Guess we are going to need pants. What about shoes? I'm not really excited to buy a pair of rain-day golf shoes. Currently, he wears some older TW shoes. I was thinking of spraying them with that waterproofing spray (like you might see for tents or other gear).


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Posted 27 October 2017 - 04:44 PM

My son just turned 7, he is 51" tall and skinny.  Size XS in the Columbia stiff fits perfect.


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Posted 27 October 2017 - 05:08 PM

Some of the online soccer websites have nice wet weather rain jackets.  Nike used to make, but, the last one I bought for my boy is New Balance with hood, zipper and velcro front, elastoc drawstrings on both sides, velcro around the cuffs, and two zippered side pockets.  I think it was around $50-60.

You'll find that the kids hate wearing them and maybe will wear less than 10 times, before they grow out of it😩

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Posted 27 October 2017 - 06:04 PM

View Postwildcatden, on 27 October 2017 - 04:28 PM, said:

Thanks for all the suggestions (my kid is 6 so some of these sizes going to require some rolling up the sleeves/pants).  Better half says we have a waterproof lightweight jacket. Guess we are going to need pants. What about shoes? I'm not really excited to buy a pair of rain-day golf shoes. Currently, he wears some older TW shoes. I was thinking of spraying them with that waterproofing spray (like you might see for tents or other gear).

Better get some good waterproof shoes. FJ or Adidas.  I'm really not sure these are 100% waterproof either in youth sizes.   Looks like Sunday is the only day that it will rain any significant amount.  I'm hoping for the best, but will come prepared regardless.

See you out there.

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Posted 30 October 2017 - 06:14 AM

Looks like a weekend of rain is headed your way.  Bring a couple of extra towels to dry your grips and grip down on the club.

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Posted 30 October 2017 - 09:22 AM

You can get waterproofing spray at any sporting goods store and treat any garments he has to get by for those three days. Pack extra socks so he can change if the ones he's wearing get soaked. Try to find a rain glove (possibly women's size) that will fit him. If grips slipping gets in the back of his mind, it will wreck his swing. He doesn't have to wear both of them, but one is vital.

Lastly, if he's somewhat serious about playing, make sure he gets some practice in the rain. Nothing will prepare a player better for playing in the rain than practicing in the rain.

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Posted 30 October 2017 - 09:59 AM

View PostRi_Redneck, on 30 October 2017 - 09:22 AM, said:

You can get waterproofing spray at any sporting goods store and treat any garments he has to get by for those three days. Pack extra socks so he can change if the ones he's wearing get soaked. Try to find a rain glove (possibly women's size) that will fit him. If grips slipping gets in the back of his mind, it will wreck his swing. He doesn't have to wear both of them, but one is vital.

Lastly, if he's somewhat serious about playing, make sure he gets some practice in the rain. Nothing will prepare a player better for playing in the rain than practicing in the rain.

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I just got an image in my head of a bunch of dads taking their kids in the front yard in their rain gear and spraying them down with a hose while they took some practice swings.


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Posted 30 October 2017 - 10:39 AM

View Postleezer99, on 30 October 2017 - 09:59 AM, said:

View PostRi_Redneck, on 30 October 2017 - 09:22 AM, said:

You can get waterproofing spray at any sporting goods store and treat any garments he has to get by for those three days. Pack extra socks so he can change if the ones he's wearing get soaked. Try to find a rain glove (possibly women's size) that will fit him. If grips slipping gets in the back of his mind, it will wreck his swing. He doesn't have to wear both of them, but one is vital.

Lastly, if he's somewhat serious about playing, make sure he gets some practice in the rain. Nothing will prepare a player better for playing in the rain than practicing in the rain.

BT

I just got an image in my head of a bunch of dads taking their kids in the front yard in their rain gear and spraying them down with a hose while they took some practice swings.


:secret:    Ssssshhhhh.......first rule of rain club is you do NOT talk about rain club!!

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Posted 30 October 2017 - 10:56 AM

My son uses Winn Dri Tac Grips.  I will tell you that this is awesome for Wet Weather and Humidity.  My son was playing in a tournament before Phillipe washed it out this past weekend.  He didn't even have to take a towel out to wipe the grips down.  Meanwhile, another kid threw his driver at one point further than his ball went.

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Posted 30 October 2017 - 11:00 AM

Can anybody give me the Cliff Notes version of what that caddy can do in relation to keeping the player dry? For example, I know I can hold an umbrella over him,  but I believe it can't be there during the shot. Obviously, during a full swing this would be highly improbable anyway, but during a putt you *could* stand there....but I think it is illegal?

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Posted 30 October 2017 - 11:08 AM

View Postwildcatden, on 30 October 2017 - 11:00 AM, said:

Can anybody give me the Cliff Notes version of what that caddy can do in relation to keeping the player dry? For example, I know I can hold an umbrella over him,  but I believe it can't be there during the shot. Obviously, during a full swing this would be highly improbable anyway, but during a putt you *could* stand there....but I think it is illegal?

You have to walk away during the putt.  Standing over the player with an umbrella during a shot is considered aiding the player.

Always bring 2 umbrellas and multiple towels.  One umbrella stays over the clubs on the push cart and the other is for walking around and holding over.  We do not use the the cover on the the clubs to keep them dry.  We throw a towel on top of them instead.

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Posted 30 October 2017 - 11:55 AM

View Postheavy_hitter, on 30 October 2017 - 11:08 AM, said:

View Postwildcatden, on 30 October 2017 - 11:00 AM, said:

Can anybody give me the Cliff Notes version of what that caddy can do in relation to keeping the player dry? For example, I know I can hold an umbrella over him,  but I believe it can't be there during the shot. Obviously, during a full swing this would be highly improbable anyway, but during a putt you *could* stand there....but I think it is illegal?

You have to walk away during the putt.  Standing over the player with an umbrella during a shot is considered aiding the player.

Always bring 2 umbrellas and multiple towels.  One umbrella stays over the clubs on the push cart and the other is for walking around and holding over.  We do not use the the cover on the the clubs to keep them dry.  We throw a towel on top of them instead.


Thanks for confirming. Yeah, we got the two umbrella's and tons of towels.  Need to go get some of those rain gloves, but those dri-tac grips sound great.


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Posted 02 November 2017 - 11:22 AM

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Posted 02 November 2017 - 12:12 PM

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LOL.  Looks like Kiera literally took a lesson before school this morning.

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