SOUTH HADLEY, Mass (WWLP) - Ledges Golf Club in South Hadley was hosting a charity tournament this hot Friday morning.
One group of women taking part in the Pioneer Valley Girls Golf Tournament told 22news it's not been easy to stay cool for all 18 holes.
"We are making it! We have water and PowerAde and the coolers on every couple of holes, but it's hot!" Jessica Wysznski, from Wilbraham, said.
She also said those coolers are a big help remind the golfers to keep up on their hydration.
Wyszynski and her foursome team said that Friday was more tolerant than some of the other days in this heat wave because the breeze gave them nice break from the sun.
The ladies explained that the only way to get through 18 holes in the heat is with a golf cart and that they park it in the shade whenever they can.
Marissa Kallaugher teaches young golfers. She said these hot days are tiring so be sure to rest up once your game is over. She also said to choose your tee time wisely.
"I would say early morning, if you can get out as early as you can, or later in the afternoon, even though you are fighting the sun, the afternoon seems to be a little better because the shade comes in more so that's a better time to play," Kallaugher said.
Golfer's Digest reports that in this kind of heat golfers should take frequent breaks, stay hydrated, and wear light colored, loose fitting clothing.