Wearing watch while playing

I recently started trying to wear a watch on my left wrist while playing. I am right handing and have an issue with the watch rubbing my right forearm right around impact and into follow thru. Anyone else have this issue? I was thinking about a gps watch but there is no way I'd be able to keep it on.
Driver - Titleist 910D3 8.5°- Diamana whiteboard 83X
Hybrid - Titleist 910H 17* - Diamana ahina 83x
Hybrid - Titleist 910H 21° - Diamana kai'li 80x
Irons - Ben Hogan FT Worth 15 - Projext X 6.5
Wedges - Ben Hogan TK 15 48* - Projext X 6.5
Wedges - Ben Hogan TK 15 53* - Projext X 6.5
Wedges - Ben Hogan TK 15 58* - Projext X 6.5
Wedges - Ben Hogan TK 15 63* - Projext X 6.5
Putter - Seemore GCP
Ball - Titleist 2012 ProV1x
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  • wreimanwreiman Just another hack Members Posts: 262
    I've been wearing a gps watch on my left wrist this season.... Most time I never realize it there. They are very lite and comfortable. I use the bushel neo model
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  • GWDGWD garywdixon Members Posts: 1,666
    I've tried wearing a watch in summer and it is just too hot and sweaty to be comfortable. The watch is now attached to my bag when playing, even in winter.



    Can't comment on GPS watches since I don't own one.
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  • KeithpbzKeithpbz Members Posts: 121
    The watch doesn't bother me with how it feels, just that around the impact position my forearms must be close enough together that the watch band actually rubs the opposite forearm and gets painful after about 10 swings. Will have a bright red spot the size of a half dollar.
    Driver - Titleist 910D3 8.5°- Diamana whiteboard 83X
    Hybrid - Titleist 910H 17* - Diamana ahina 83x
    Hybrid - Titleist 910H 21° - Diamana kai'li 80x
    Irons - Ben Hogan FT Worth 15 - Projext X 6.5
    Wedges - Ben Hogan TK 15 48* - Projext X 6.5
    Wedges - Ben Hogan TK 15 53* - Projext X 6.5
    Wedges - Ben Hogan TK 15 58* - Projext X 6.5
    Wedges - Ben Hogan TK 15 63* - Projext X 6.5
    Putter - Seemore GCP
    Ball - Titleist 2012 ProV1x
  • damyers10damyers10 Members Posts: 293 ✭✭
    I'm a righty who wears my watch on my left hand off the course but when I golf I switch it to my right wrist. I had a similar issue and that solved it.
  • golfgirlrobingolfgirlrobin Members Posts: 2,368 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    I'm right handed and the GPS watch on my left wrist drove me crazy. I constantly felt it moving against the wrist end of my golf glove. Yes, I'm easily distracted.



    Switched to my right wrist and it took a round or two to get used to it, but after that it was perfectly fine.
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  • NessismNessism To measure is to know... Members Posts: 18,715 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    I'm confused. I wear a watch on my LH wrist when playing and have never had any issues with chafing or what have you.
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  • MedicMedic Members Posts: 9,422 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Yes, I wear my watch now and then while out in the sun on the course.....



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  • cristphotocristphoto Members Posts: 3,393 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    I normally wear a watch but always take it off when I play golf. I have a Bushnell GPS watch and when I walk (or ride when you can go in the fairways) I clip it on to my bag on the top bag strap ring. If it's cart path only I'll wear it (left wrist). The Bushnell is so light I don't feel it when playing.
  • YrrdeadYrrdead Better Living Through Chemistry Members Posts: 1,631 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Watch out....(sorry) those things can cause you to lose club head speed.
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  • AugsterAugster Members Posts: 4,350 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    If your forearm is bumping your watch, you need a new impact position. Yikes.



    I wear an Apple Watch playing golf. The only thing bad about it is the face is too reflective. On sunny days the reflection when putting goes back and through as my hands do and it's distracting.



    So I've had to start turning it toward my body while putting.
  • ImpImp Fueled Members Posts: 6,021 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    I've started wearing a Garmin Vivofit HR. It's so comfortable I don't even remember it's there or feel it.



    I used to wear the garmin GPS watch, and I ended up just attaching it to my belt buckle... hated wearing something that big.



    --kC
    Callaway Rogue 10.5 / Callaway Rogue 3W / Mizuno JPX-EZ Forged Irons / Callaway MD4 52*, 58*, 64*
  • ItsjustagameItsjustagame Members Posts: 1,278 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Wear a Garmin S1 regularly and don't know it is there.
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  • Boricua GolfBoricua Golf Members Posts: 3,382 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    I have worn a Samsung Gear S (big smart watch) for 2 years and no issues, the band is soft and it fit just right, maybe you need to change the band on it and it may work better for you.
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  • lopey986lopey986 ClubWRX Posts: 2,325 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    I tried wearing my Moto 360 during golf to take advantage of GPS on my wrist. Didn't really like it and I wear a watch pretty much all day and even in my sleep (hooray for vibrating alarms for us hard of hearing dudes). Bought a rangefinder and am much happier with it. Plus I don't like to be bothered while golfing so not having a smart watch or phone on me is really nice.
  • nitramnitram Take Dead Aim Members Posts: 5,177 ✭✭
    Medic wrote:


    Yes, I wear my watch now and then while out in the sun on the course.....



    Can you tell?




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  • Geaux GatorsGeaux Gators GEAUX GATORS Members Posts: 3,772 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    I had the same issue with rubbing I played with where on my wrist I put it, and I eventually either found a spot that was natural enough that I don't have to think about it or my brain told me "that s*** hurts,quit doing it!!!" And I listened. My gut says it was the former and not the latter. But, stranger things have happened.
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  • caniac6caniac6 Members Posts: 2,887 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭


    Wear a Garmin S1 regularly and don't know it is there.
    Do you forget to check the yardage? Just kidding.
  • snafu34snafu34 Members Posts: 575 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Wearing a watch will lower your swingweight by 3 points or more - so watch out image/taunt.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':taunt:' />
  • josephs_79josephs_79 Members Posts: 419
    I wear a Garmin S2 on Left Wrist and my Samsung Gear Fit on my right wrist and I have never had rubbing or such at any time. I am not sure how this could be happeing to you?



    Only thing I can think of is your watch is either too low on your wrist (I tend to wear one notch loose and push it up my arm away from the glove) or your rotating wrists\arms just a tad before impact causing the rubbing? (Hackers guess)
  • getair23getair23 Members Posts: 2,039 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    I wear a Tag golf watch. The pin is on the opposite side (left), so no problems when swinging. Great everyday watch too.
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  • KeithpbzKeithpbz Members Posts: 121
    I'm going to try it a little further up wrist. I do wear watches down closer to hand. And impact position is fine, I've gotten to a plus handicap and only enter competitive tournament rounds into my handicap. It is a heart rate monitor that I've had to start wearing, especially when walking or exercising.
    Driver - Titleist 910D3 8.5°- Diamana whiteboard 83X
    Hybrid - Titleist 910H 17* - Diamana ahina 83x
    Hybrid - Titleist 910H 21° - Diamana kai'li 80x
    Irons - Ben Hogan FT Worth 15 - Projext X 6.5
    Wedges - Ben Hogan TK 15 48* - Projext X 6.5
    Wedges - Ben Hogan TK 15 53* - Projext X 6.5
    Wedges - Ben Hogan TK 15 58* - Projext X 6.5
    Wedges - Ben Hogan TK 15 63* - Projext X 6.5
    Putter - Seemore GCP
    Ball - Titleist 2012 ProV1x
  • josephs_79josephs_79 Members Posts: 419
    edited Mar 23, 2016 #23
    Keithpbz wrote:


    I'm going to try it a little further up wrist. I do wear watches down closer to hand. And impact position is fine, I've gotten to a plus handicap and only enter competitive tournament rounds into my handicap. It is a heart rate monitor that I've had to start wearing, especially when walking or exercising.




    Apologies I didn't look at your cap when replying (I keep forgetting it is there lol) and as said hackers opinion image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />



    If you are wearing low then I would agree it is that as I tend to wear it higher on the arm. You could fit your middle finger between then end of the glove and the watch with the way I wear it to give you and indication!
  • HudidadHudidad Members Posts: 58
    I wear a Garmin S3 and it's super comfortable - don't realize it's there. I wear a regular watch off the course.



    I will say my watch isn't nearly as nice as Bubba's. But I might be a nicer person, so that all evens out.
  • MarkFromTheUKMarkFromTheUK Members Posts: 4,639 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Unless your name is Gerry, and you're being paid to wear a near weightless £500k Richard Mille, wearing a watch whilst playing is a definite no no.
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  • gsea33gsea33 Members Posts: 726 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I don't wear my watch because I do not care what time it is when I am playing golf. Plus if it is a slow round I would just get more frustrated if I knew how long.

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  • Geaux GatorsGeaux Gators GEAUX GATORS Members Posts: 3,772 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    I only wear one in time mode if I am playing until wife gets off from work or something. Otherwise it's only in GPS mode
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  • thebadbaronthebadbaron Clemson Tigers Members Posts: 55 ✭✭
    I find that my glove cushions the blow from my watch (right handed golfer wearing watch and glove on left). It's a pretty heavy watch too. Omega Seamaster planet ocean

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  • nbg352nbg352 Members Posts: 8,320 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    I have never not worn a watch while golfing. I think I would feel lost if it wasn't right there on my left wrist. The watch that has played every round with me for over twenty years? A Seiko Monster. She is no lightweight girl.........
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  • KeithpbzKeithpbz Members Posts: 121
    I think he was joking about the swingweight.
    Driver - Titleist 910D3 8.5°- Diamana whiteboard 83X
    Hybrid - Titleist 910H 17* - Diamana ahina 83x
    Hybrid - Titleist 910H 21° - Diamana kai'li 80x
    Irons - Ben Hogan FT Worth 15 - Projext X 6.5
    Wedges - Ben Hogan TK 15 48* - Projext X 6.5
    Wedges - Ben Hogan TK 15 53* - Projext X 6.5
    Wedges - Ben Hogan TK 15 58* - Projext X 6.5
    Wedges - Ben Hogan TK 15 63* - Projext X 6.5
    Putter - Seemore GCP
    Ball - Titleist 2012 ProV1x
  • Flip4000Flip4000 Never Lays Up.... Zero Fox Given Members Posts: 882
    I have worn a gps watch and currently I wear a fit bit. I wear it a little higher on my wrist than I would normally wear a watch and that seems to keep it out of the way for me

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