Fall golf: the most underrated golf.

The air is crisp, the ground is firm, and the heavy stuff’s not coming down for quite a while (said the greenskeeper to the bishop).

Given what happened to the bishop, though, we decided to call upon teaching pro and 18-year PGA member Tom Gleeton, director of golf operations at the Country Club of Waterbury in central Connecticut, to get us up to speed on some fall golf essentials.

Mathilda, his yellow lab, joined us for the back nine…

“The key to golf in October and November,” says Mr. Gleeton, “is recognizing that you’re in the off-season. Worry about layering, not handicaps. Take some lessons, strengthen your core and dial up a few Bloody Marys at the turn.”

It’s easy to grin when your ship comes in

That said, the elements are decidedly in play during off-season golf. So here are 10 must-haves specifically designed to un-spoil a perfectly good autumnal walk…

 
The Hat: Gap x Ian Velardi Beanie

 
The Vest: Nike Therma Mapping Vest

 
The Sock: Le Coq Golf Winter Ankle-Length Toe Socks

 
The Glove: FootJoy Men’s WinterSof Gloves

 
The Hand Warmer: Zippo Hand Warmers

 
The Shoe: 2012 Nike Lunar Bandon Winter Golf Cleat

 
The Wind Suit: Ralph Lauren RLX

 
The Shades: Carrera for Hugo Boss 5163 Tortoise

 
The Umbrella: Blunt Golf G1 New Zealander

 
The Flask: Linley Hunter Flasks

 
The Contents of the Flask: Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve 20 Year

 

 

 

Cannonball

—C.B.S.

Chris Wiatr assisted in the reporting of this story.

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  • C. Brian Smith