Titleist DriHood Towel/Bag Hood
- July 14, 2014, 1:01 am
- In Apparel
Playing golf in the rain might not be the perfect scenario, but it is usually better than not playing golf at all. If you are familiar with playing the game while the rain comes down, you know that there are a couple of challenges which you must conquer if you are going to play a good round in the less-than-ideal conditions.
First, you must keep your clubs as dry as possible. Wet golf clubs are slippery golf clubs, and that isn’t conducive to playing good golf. Also, you need to keep your hands dry as much as possible. Obviously, wet hands are just as big of a problem as wet clubs and grips, so having a way to dry your hands all round long is vital.
Most golfers use the same method for keeping their clubs dry during a round, assuming they are walking the course. They simply drape a towel over the top of their bag, and walk around with an umbrella in the air. While the umbrella is a great idea, placing the towel over your clubs isn’t going to do a lot of good. Sure, it might help a little, but the towel will just soak up water throughout the day and eventually become saturated. At that point, it won’t be doing much good trying to keep your clubs dry, and it won’t help you dry your hands at all.
A Better Solution
Titleist has developed a product which offers a great solution to this problem. The Titleist DriHood Towel/Bag Hood is waterproof on one side, and cotton terrycloth towel on the other. That means you can drape the DriHood over your clubs with the waterproof side up, and actually succeed at keeping them dry. At the same time, the towel will be staying dry underneath so you can use it to dry your hands and clean off your clubs all day long.
Keep the Umbrella
Despite the brilliant design and execution of this product, it is still a good idea to keep an umbrella in your bag and use it when the rain starts to fall. While the DriHood will protect your clubs and make sure you have a dry towel to use all day long, it won’t do anything to keep you dry. Using an umbrella makes playing in the rain far more enjoyable, as you can avoid getting soaked through and potentially getting cold as a result. A round of golf isn’t very much fun when you are soaked from head to toe, so use an umbrella in conjunction with the DriHood for a great water-fighting duo.
There are plenty of gimmick products on the market for playing in rainy conditions, but this isn’t one of them. The Titleist DriHood Towel/Bag Hood is an excellent idea backed up by quality construction to create a product that every golfer who plays in the rain can benefit from. Before you head out for your next soggy round of golf, make sure the DriHood is in your bag and ready to go to work.