SHIRTS VS SKINS
▶ Want to beat the summer heat? The good and bad of going shirtless, according to Cody Shining, director of golf at Baker’s Bay Golf & Ocean Club in Abaco, Bahamas (where it’s allowed).
Provides a more relaxed environment in general. Makes the golf round much less tense, less serious. It’s just a fun day on the course. The relaxed environment calms your nerves, improves your play. When groups finish their rounds, everyone’s happy, everyone had a good time. I’ve never seen someone sulking in his cart, angry over a lost bet, a bad round, etc.
Re-application of sunscreen throughout the day leads to greasy hands, which isn’t great for your grip. Also, we’ve noticed that spray sunscreen is really bad for the grass. Players who first try it aren’t quite used to it. It’s odd seeing their stomachs as they address the ball. With plenty of spots to grab a cocktail on the course, the more people drink, the more clothes come off.