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Old 07-19-2018, 11:52 AM
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Sorry to go on and's a pet issue of mine, between firsthand experiences and some close calls I've witnessed.

The way to avoid problems is, first, to know about and respect the danger. Then, as everyone says, hydrate; that includes pre-hydrate, and keep doing so even when you don't feel thirsty. Perhaps particularly when you don't feel thirsty. Detour out of direct sun, into shade, when you have the opportunity. A little water on your face and head can help, too; I'm not beyond soaking my cap in a creek or pond.

In tournaments, where the rounds last much longer, I try to carry enough liquid to cover myself through the round. Even when the staff is diligent about providing water, it's just my luck to get the 14th hole, go to refill my bottle, and find that that particular water jug is empty.

Late afternoons are better than early afternoons. The temperature may be just as high, but the shadows are longer so there's a lot more shade, and less directly sun.
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