Beating The Heat at the Cox Classic
More Water Stations, Misters For Spectators
Omaha, NE - Day one of the Cox Classic at Champions Run is underway. Players, caddies and fans alike agree that it's hard to beat a good day at the golf course, but it can be even harder to beat the heat. Video by kmtv.comvideo
Omaha, NE - Day one of the Cox Classic at Champions Run is underway. Players, caddies and fans alike agree that it's hard to beat a good day at the golf course, but it can be even harder to beat the heat.
"Hats help," said caddie David Dubord. "I usually go with white when it's this hot."
"We just try to seek as much shade as possible," added spectator Dave Morgan.
That's why tournament organizers have been devising a game plan.
"We're very aware of the heat. We've been working it for quite a while," said tournament director Chad Mardesen.
At Champions Run this week, you'll find cool down stations at nearly every turn.
"We've got water stations everywhere and plenty of misters. They can very quickly cool you down," said Mardesen.
Even the golf carts are getting a new and welcoming addition.
"The ice towels are on the carts already. Then, there are ice stations located all throughout the course," said Mardesen.
Before you go out to Champions Run, however, there are a few things you should know. You are allowed to bring your own snacks and water from home, but leave the alcohol and glass bottles at home because those are prohibited.