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So I Golfed Today

post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 
As much as I like golf I would rather be skiing into mid April.

How were the mountains in New England today?

I am hoping Sunday River and Sugarloaf will have some nice spring bumps but I am not sure that is even possible with the small snowbase.

I still have vouchers to Jay and Statton that expire.

I want to go back to Utah.
post #2 of 18

I played golf too.....

I tee'd em up today too.....had 3 reggies in a quick 9 holes and generally hit the ball pretty solid. Stuck a 7 iron to 3 feet and rapped in a bird to end the day. Helped me forget the day ski trip I blew off when I checked the temp fri night and saw 55: at both Wachusett and B East on weather.com at 10 o'clock.....

Weekly Sunday morning tennis grudge matches start tomorrow A crisply struck forehand is pretty much equal to a great turn...at least for me anyway. Tennis is right there with skiing in my house.....

Time to shift gears I guess.....

It was a great breakthrough year!!

Hope to get out 1/2 more times but it is not looking good.

FORE!!!!!

Tennis in the am and probably tee em up again tomorrow afternoon if rain holds off....

Gonna be a great spring and summer!!! Played catch with my kid today too!! Skiing or whatever, life is good! Course we got the ol strats to pound on all year!!! Every day is a good day with a little guitar in it:
post #3 of 18
I was hoping to go upstate either Sun. or Mon. but of course it's going to rain. Temps will be lower next week. Utah escape is for the 25th. Today was a nice day...to sit at work:
post #4 of 18
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by hrstrat57
I tee'd em up today too.....had 3 reggies in a quick 9 holes and generally hit the ball pretty solid. Stuck a 7 iron to 3 feet and rapped in a bird to end the day. Helped me forget the day ski trip I blew off when I checked the temp fri night and saw 55: at both Wachusett and B East on weather.com at 10 o'clock.....

Weekly Sunday morning tennis grudge matches start tomorrow A crisply struck forehand is pretty much equal to a great turn...at least for me anyway. Tennis is right there with skiing in my house.....

Time to shift gears I guess.....

It was a great breakthrough year!!

Hope to get out 1/2 more times but it is not looking good.

FORE!!!!!

Tennis in the am and probably tee em up again tomorrow afternoon if rain holds off....

Gonna be a great spring and summer!!! Played catch with my kid today too!! Skiing or whatever, life is good! Course we got the ol strats to pound on all year!!! Every day is a good day with a little guitar in it:
We have a lot in common:
skiing
golfing
tennis
and axes

Luckily my wife enjoys them all except she doesn't play guitar.

I'm new at golf and tennis but I really enjoy playing both.

I got some new Adidas Tour 360 shoes and they are solid and comfortable.
post #5 of 18

Golf

Went out in driveway and hit a few over the canyon in front of my house with my new driver. That was yesterday. Today I went to Schweitzer and skied in 20 in. of fresh 20 degree powder. An the real good news is I skied fresh powder all day. You wouldn't believe how few people ski here midweek. Sorry I guess its the price a guy has to pay for living in paradise; no crime, no lift lines, no traffic and not even one traffic light in my home town. Oh and did I mention golf for me and the wife is $404.00 a year but its a 7 min. drive to the course. ugh. Have a niced summer.
post #6 of 18
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Originally Posted by Pete No. Idaho
Went out in driveway and hit a few over the canyon in front of my house with my new driver. That was yesterday. Today I went to Schweitzer and skied in 20 in. of fresh 20 degree powder. An the real good news is I skied fresh powder all day. You wouldn't believe how few people ski here midweek. Sorry I guess its the price a guy has to pay for living in paradise; no crime, no lift lines, no traffic and not even one traffic light in my home town. Oh and did I mention golf for me and the wife is $404.00 a year but its a 7 min. drive to the course. ugh. Have a niced summer.
Have I told you lately that I hate you?

post #7 of 18
Are you guys kidding me! Just because the sno is gone in Boston doesn't mean the skiing is over up here. Yesterday was one of my best days of the year. Come get some!
post #8 of 18
I am heading to Sunday River today...River being the key word... . Should I pack my clubs?
post #9 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by epic
Are you guys kidding me! Just because the sno is gone in Boston doesn't mean the skiing is over up here. Yesterday was one of my best days of the year. Come get some!
Epic,

Of course you are correct. This is eastern skiings biggest problem. If I recall last year almost every ski area in NE(including Yawgoo and Wachusett) closed with nearly 100% of terrain open. The flatlanders like myself just get focused on other stuff(like I described) and find excuses to not make the 4 hour trek north.....and miss the best skiing of the year, every year. Good for the ME, NH, VT and Quebec locals. Bad for the ski areas. A lot of it too is by the end of the season, I am flat out broke. Once again this is the case. It is also tax time. Tennis is free, my local golf course is cheap(paid $10 for 9 yesterday) and I like those games almost as much.

Spring comes, activities start and then I wouldn't/couldn't go even if it was free......

I am out the door right now with my bag of racquets to do battle with my arch enemy......feels like an opening round US Open match to me I have shorts on....

Ignore my comments and have some more epic days!!!

Pete,

You are evil...but I got the Red Sox!!!!

Scalce,

I only play blues now, can't remember any other changes....tough getting old. My wife hates the guitars, I gotta hide em. I have a few good spots. I have a few really good guitars:
post #10 of 18
I went to the driving range yesterday, twice. Got a head start on grooving in bad swing faults for this spring. Pouring down rain today here, so can't do much. Hope springs eternal regarding a return to some coldish weather.
post #11 of 18
It's hardly over, just getting closer. Temps in Southern Vermont's lowlands (where it's typically warmer than the resorts) are down to the 30's by Wed, with snow predicted for that day and Friday.
post #12 of 18
They've been playing golf here all winter, but the skiing hasn't been very good.
post #13 of 18
I was supposed to ski this weekend but I had to bak out because of an earlier commitment.. Worse, I still had to pay for lodging.. My golfing sucked yesterday... Took an hour and a half of waiting to get on the tee and then the two no-talent ass clown groups in front of us probably hit 10 shots a hole at least : which meant we were backed up at every hole.. It took us 2.5 hours to plau 3 holes.. We quit at hole #6.. The conditions were so wet and soggy that almost every good shot I hit buried itself and I mean buried like about 1 inch in...

I did spank the ball with my driver though ...
post #14 of 18
+Skiing , golf , tennis and axes too

too rainy to ski
too wet and nasty to golf -no courses open
too early for tennis --no courts open aND TO MAKE MATTERS WORSE
my DAMN LES PAUL STANDARD IS IN TEH SHOP GETTING SOME NEW HUMBUCKERS

CRAPOLA --AL I CAN DO IS BITCH
post #15 of 18

And Pigs were Flying in Scottsdale

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Originally Posted by Scalce
As much as I like golf...
Managed to skate out of ski school to head to Scottsdale for an early season swing checkup at the Kostis/McCord Learning Center (excellant and highly recommended) at Grayhawk along with verifying club specs at Hot Sticks. And after the first two days with 50ish temps and very high winds it managed to snow Friday night and Saturday in some of the higher elevations around Scottsdale. As we sat in the clunhouse Saturday morning deciding whether it was worth it (not) the cold, cold rain poured down.

Oh well!!! Back to ss tomorrow.
post #16 of 18
Epic, where are you?Bonnie, thanks for the positive thoughts!! I feel hopeful now, I can probably make it to southern Vermont!!I tried golf many years ago. I'm lousy at it! Maybe I'll try tennis again... There are some public tennis courts nearby. It's so true. I am very broke by the time the skiing season is over!!
post #17 of 18
Thread Starter 
I'm not saying there is no snow but there is less base.

I like spring skiing in bumps and snow patches, not dodging dirt patches looking for dirty ice to carve on.

It's easy for you guys in Vermont that live within an hour of mountains then us city folk who have to drive for 3 hours each way for mediocre snow.

The rain, warm temps, and some work projects stopped me from skiing this weekend but I am going to head up this weekend.

I hope I get a few more good weekends in.
post #18 of 18
All I will say Scalce is that the snow is far better than mediocre. Saturday was possibly my best day of the year. The rain today might hurt us some, but we'll see.
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