For some lucky golfers, a cold spell just means a few weeks with a balky putter. But if you live north of a line drawn coast to coast through Kansas City, golf is a seasonal sport bookended by bleak stretches where your clubs spend more time in the garage than in the trunk of your SUV. Come Super Bowl Sunday, you already long to hear those heartwarming words, “A tradition unlike any other: The Masters.”
You need the resolve of a Minnesota mailman to keep swinging in frigid temperatures — at least until that first blizzard — but winter golf doesn’t have to be an oxymoron. Just get prepared.
Take it inside: Games, gadgets, books and DVDs
Take it outside: How to score on a cold course
Instruction: Indoor practice tips | Winter workout
Gear: Bundle up, score low | Choosing the right ball
Travel: Bring a sweater and avoid the crowds
The grand slam of tundra tourneys | Photos