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Weather makes for a bad start to Golf season for me

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Is it me, or has the weather been uncooperative to get out on the course this year?
Windy, Cold, rainy, snotty weather. I've been itching to get out there, but don't know if the weather is EVER going to shape up.


This morning I woke up to 19F temps, which have since creeped up to 28F.

Am I just a wussy, or is this cold spring holding others back too?

Funny, I'd thing 19 was toasty warm if I were skiing.
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Is it me, or has the weather been uncooperative to get out on the course this year?
Windy, Cold, rainy, snotty weather. I've been itching to get out there, but don't know if the weather is EVER going to shape up.


This morning I woke up to 19F temps, which have since creeped up to 28F.

Am I just a wussy, or is this cold spring holding others back too?

Funny, I'd thing 19 was toasty warm if I were skiing.
It has been a cold, snowy May here in the Rockies. We finally opened our range last Saturday and the course will open this Friday (at least 18 of our 27 holes). We're probably about 7-10 days behind our "normal" cycles. A lot of runoff from the neighboring hills has kept the ground moist keeping maintenance from doing there thing. We were starting to look for a cottonwood tree to sacrifice a weatherman or weather reporter-we have the rope ready. But it is finally starting to look good. Supposedly 70 tomorrow.

I'll be teeing it up Friday and Saturday!!!!!!
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It has been a cold, snowy May here in the Rockies. We finally opened our range last Saturday and the course will open this Friday (at least 18 of our 27 holes). We're probably about 7-10 days behind our "normal" cycles. A lot of runoff from the neighboring hills has kept the ground moist keeping maintenance from doing there thing. We were starting to look for a cottonwood tree to sacrifice a weatherman or weather reporter-we have the rope ready. But it is finally starting to look good. Supposedly 70 tomorrow.

I'll be teeing it up Friday and Saturday!!!!!!
Not golfing yet out there? And still you didn't take the time to meet up with me a few weeks ago.
I took a shower, really, I did!!!


As for my tee time, I'm guessing Sunday will be my day. Crossing my fingers.
post #4 of 13
the golf season never ends here in Scotland - if it snows, get the orange balls out

shame we don't get the snow you do for our ski season though... never mind though, this years season has been very good.

Going for the 23rd round of golf this year tonight after work
post #5 of 13
I've had four Fridays so far that have been colder, wetter and windier than I'd like, played anyway. Seems we can't string together 4 hours of good or at least decent weather to get 9 hole in.

Then to add insult to that I'm over at my dads house over the long weekend (when I have no time for golf) and the across the street neighbor has the whole roof off, replacing sheathing and shingles!

I asked how he managed to get three full days of great weather for that job---which could end up a disaster if the weather went bad--- he just shrugged!

Today I could play and it was 39 this morning!:
post #6 of 13
Cold in the midwest too. Terrible winter and only a couple days in the 70's so far. Got out on Memorial Day and it was cold! A friend was canoeing in the Boundary Waters over the weekend...Snow flurries and temps at night in the 20's. Send some of that so-called global warming our way!
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Sounds like you shouldnt put away the skis just yet.
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Not golfing yet out there? And still you didn't take the time to meet up with me a few weeks ago.
I took a shower, really, I did!!!


As for my tee time, I'm guessing Sunday will be my day. Crossing my fingers.
Mea Cupla, mea cupla, mea maxima cupla!!!

Actually I was invited to play a spectacular course in the foothills that weaves through gorgeous red rock formations. And those new Titleist AP2 irons kept seductivley calling my name saying "Try me, I am so soft and buttery!!!" You know how we guys are, we fall for those lines.
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Mea Cupla, mea cupla, mea maxima cupla!!!

Actually I was invited to play a spectacular course in the foothills that weaves through gorgeous red rock formations. And those new Titleist AP2 irons kept seductivley calling my name saying "Try me, I am so soft and buttery!!!" You know how we guys are, we fall for those lines.
My motto for friends is the life is good motto!
Do what you like and like what you do!!!

So, you won't feel bad when I ditch you some day.
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My motto for friends is the life is good motto!
Do what you like and like what you do!!!

So, you won't feel bad when I ditch you some day.
Damn, my life story-ditched again!!!
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Going for the 23rd round of golf this year tonight after work
Slacker. I got #29 in this morning.

Trek,

If you go skiing in bad weather, why not golf in bad weather? That which does not kill you only makes you stronger.
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Slacker. I got #29 in this morning.

Trek,

If you go skiing in bad weather, why not golf in bad weather? That which does not kill you only makes you stronger.
splain this to me:
Why does 20F seem so much warmer when I ski than when I golf?
post #13 of 13
2 reasons:
1) skiing is more athletic than golf
2) you typically dress warmer for skiing than for golf

In golf, the more layers you have on, the harder it is to swing smoothly. But it is certainly possible to wear enough layers to stay warm and still swing the club (at least if you carry as much "natural" insulation as Rusty does and if you walk and carry instead of ride) down to 32 F. Below 32F most sane courses close to protect the course.

Back when I lived in Chicago a couple of DJs set the record for wind chill golf. They played in -26F with 50MPH and 10 inches of snow on the ground. So - no whining, ok?
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