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does anybody have to battle poison ivy/oak at their home course? if so how do "you" prevent it

i do and it sucks!!!!    in the "north of charlotte area/statesville, nc" courses it can be all over the place !

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Local clubs, parks depts. should do SOME removal I don't think it's much to ask. I do not play 3-4 local courses from May-August for that one reason alone.
We got Nothin' but THICK underbrush up here, and EVERYTHING looks like Poison Oak. The DG clubs that take care of my home courses do a Wonderful job of keeping the "Rashy" plants away. I don't know how, but they do....
NW IA - they do nothing about this in my area.  Wear pants.  Wearing shorts just increases your risk ror lyme disease, anyways.  If you know the nature of spirochete bacteria and the effects they cause, wearing pants as opoosed to shorts doesn't seem so bad.
Throw it in the fairway :)
Technu! This stuff works great. After a round I take a shower with this stuff. Pay extra attention to your hands, because the oil does not react to the plams. That's how most people end up spreading it all over their body. So I wash with this stuff and have not had any issues since I began using it and man O man. I'm highly allergic to that stuff and Technu has been a life saver!

I was having problems a few years ago and got it pretty bad and could not get it to go away... My mother inlaw of all people says I need to put mud mask on it, yes thats right the stuff woman put on their face to pull all the oils out. And it had me better within 1 day! So I have used it every time since and have no real problems ....

 

So as was said... keeping it on the fairway is the best way to not get it, but mud mask works great to get ride off it and the stuff is cheap... go to Walmart!

I'd go with the keep it on the fairway method if the fairways were wider than 15 inches here lol

 

Salt and Vinegar is not just for potato chips. 

 

1 gal of white vinegar

1 cup of salt

a few drops of liquid laundry detergent..or dish soap.

 

mix well in home garden sprayer

Prevention is the key. Wear pants, or gaiters if you are going to wear shorts. Know that it gets on your arms, hands, and the disc when reaching down in that crap.

 

Ivy Block and Technu are good prevention products. They block the oils from sticking to your skin. Because the poison is an oil, water just moves it around. Most surfactants like soap don't work either. Alchohol, vinegars, etc are the way to go when getting the crap off you. Get that stuff off you before you climb back in your car as well or you hot box, start sweating and it drips on everything.

I just got it about a month ago.  Theres not a whole lot you can do.  If you know you get it easy make sure you wear pants to the courses that you think have the poison ivy.  Take a COLD shower as soon as you finish.  Plus there is some shot that you can get that will prevent you from getting it for 1 year.  I haven't personally looked into myself, but may be worth the try.
Try not to handle the bottom of your shoes when putting them on or taking them off !!!
It is not the cheapest alternative, but Zanfel works wonders!  I used it a couple of days ago on a fresh patch of little "bubblies" on my ankle zone.  Never once did I scratch (especially a problem while I sleep, I think), and it has shrunk to non-existence by today.  Good stuff!  Get some for yourself and don't share...it's too exspensive!

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