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#31 Razorback84

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Posted 30 October 2017 - 09:56 AM

Just wait until the "frost delay" is up, which normally around 930-1030 :)

I went ahead and bought a skytrak to do some hitting at the house on days that I can't get out.


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Posted 30 October 2017 - 10:11 AM

Formerly of Upstate New York, so I feel your pain.

We moved south in the late 90's and now play approximately 11 months a year.   I am one of those idiots that wears long pants only when it dips below 42 F.    We occasionally have a frost delay but we deal with it.

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Posted 30 October 2017 - 10:17 AM

View Postandrue, on 30 October 2017 - 09:47 AM, said:

View PostDDG61, on 29 October 2017 - 10:35 AM, said:

Move to Texas.  What's winter?
We don't normally get much of a winter in the south of the UK either. I think it's been four years since the last snowfall and even then it's usually only an overnight deal that has gone within a week. My buddy and I usually manage to play almost every weekend. I've said before that it's the rule of three: Wind, cold, rain. Any two out of three is fine.

We do also get some frosty mornings. Funniest thing I saw last year was my drive on a par 3. It came down on a frozen green and shot off across a car park.

Every golfer should have to play in snow once in their life

Frozen greens can be very tricky
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Posted 30 October 2017 - 10:33 AM

View Postcardoustie, on 30 October 2017 - 10:17 AM, said:

View Postandrue, on 30 October 2017 - 09:47 AM, said:

View PostDDG61, on 29 October 2017 - 10:35 AM, said:

Move to Texas.  What's winter?
We don't normally get much of a winter in the south of the UK either. I think it's been four years since the last snowfall and even then it's usually only an overnight deal that has gone within a week. My buddy and I usually manage to play almost every weekend. I've said before that it's the rule of three: Wind, cold, rain. Any two out of three is fine.

We do also get some frosty mornings. Funniest thing I saw last year was my drive on a par 3. It came down on a frozen green and shot off across a car park.

Every golfer should have to play in snow once in their life

Frozen greens can be very tricky

Had to use some saved days off last January.   I was able to play every day and never realized how insanely hard it is to play on frozen fairways and greens.   I have a super high ball flight and watched my wedge bounce off the green and land in the parking lot.    It got so bad that me and my buddy created a frozen green rule.   Where the ball landed we pretty much placed the ball near that spot.

Last winter was the most bearable one I have ever been through.  We had one massive storm in March and pretty much that was it.    Usually by the time February comes around I am literally losing my mind.

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Posted 30 October 2017 - 10:45 AM

View PostRazorback84, on 30 October 2017 - 09:56 AM, said:

Just wait until the "frost delay" is up, which normally around 930-1030 :)

I went ahead and bought a skytrak to do some hitting at the house on days that I can't get out.

That’s me too Fergie. Shorts until the last possible minute (or at least November). I get made fun of on the range frequently. Stocking cap and winter gloves.....and shorts

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Posted 30 October 2017 - 11:03 AM

View Postdeadsolid...shank, on 30 October 2017 - 08:16 AM, said:

View PostConrad1953, on 29 October 2017 - 01:50 PM, said:

Ya, you guys up north have sim golf. All my Canadian friends talk about their
rounds played all over the world.....how they shot 62 at Winged Foot.....never
mind the 12' gimmes, lol. We have no sim golf in the south and are forced to
play on real courses OMG......in brutally cold 50 degree weather. :D

I really wish there was a "flipping the bird" emoji!!  You deserve it Conrad (here is our current weather)!!��

Ah.....you know you love it DSS.  Silly season is about to begin and you guys will
be posting pics of snow piled high in your driveways and fairways and taking out
your frustrations on poor ole Brandel.

FWIW, I lived out west most of my life and loved the winter because it was time to
put on my skis! If you're into winter sports, winter is an awesome time of year!
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Posted 30 October 2017 - 11:06 AM

View Postdeadsolid...shank, on 30 October 2017 - 10:45 AM, said:

View PostRazorback84, on 30 October 2017 - 09:56 AM, said:

Just wait until the "frost delay" is up, which normally around 930-1030 :)

I went ahead and bought a skytrak to do some hitting at the house on days that I can't get out.

That’s me too Fergie. Shorts until the last possible minute (or at least November). I get made fun of on the range frequently. Stocking cap and winter gloves.....and shorts

I play in shorts all year round........................sorry DSS............had to.
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Posted 30 October 2017 - 11:31 AM

View PostConrad1953, on 30 October 2017 - 11:03 AM, said:



Ya, you guys up north have sim golf. All my Canadian friends talk about their
rounds played all over the world.....how they shot 62 at Winged Foot.....never
mind the 12' gimmes, lol. We have no sim golf in the south and are forced to
play on real courses OMG......in brutally cold 50 degree weather. :D

I really wish there was a "flipping the bird" emoji!!  You deserve it Conrad (here is our current weather)!!��


Ah.....you know you love it DSS.  Silly season is about to begin and you guys will
be posting pics of snow piled high in your driveways and fairways and taking out
your frustrations on poor ole Brandel.

FWIW, I lived out west most of my life and loved the winter because it was time to
put on my skis! If you're into winter sports, winter is an awesome time of year!

I don’t ski or ice fish or anything like that. My only winter activity was basketball and I’m too old (and broken down)for that now.
I guess it’s time to b**** at Brandel!!


View PostConrad1953, on 30 October 2017 - 11:06 AM, said:

View Postdeadsolid...shank, on 30 October 2017 - 10:45 AM, said:

View PostRazorback84, on 30 October 2017 - 09:56 AM, said:

Just wait until the "frost delay" is up, which normally around 930-1030 :)

I went ahead and bought a skytrak to do some hitting at the house on days that I can't get out.

That’s me too Fergie. Shorts until the last possible minute (or at least November). I get made fun of on the range frequently. Stocking cap and winter gloves.....and shorts

I play in shorts all year round........................sorry DSS............had to.

And that’s just mean!!   Double bird flipping emoji at you Conrad!��
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Posted 30 October 2017 - 11:51 AM

View Postdeadsolid...shank, on 30 October 2017 - 10:45 AM, said:

View PostRazorback84, on 30 October 2017 - 09:56 AM, said:

Just wait until the "frost delay" is up, which normally around 930-1030 :)

I went ahead and bought a skytrak to do some hitting at the house on days that I can't get out.

That’s me too Fergie. Shorts until the last possible minute (or at least November). I get made fun of on the range frequently. Stocking cap and winter gloves.....and shorts


Coldest temp in shorts:  Sunshine, 33 degrees, slight wind.  Once the sun kissed the greens - the frost was gone.  

I had significant shrinkage.

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Posted 30 October 2017 - 01:52 PM

View PostNeed4spd, on 29 October 2017 - 11:13 AM, said:

Ha! Surviving winter in Phoenix means trying to figure where the heck to play for less than $100. Maybe a first world problem, but don’t kid yourself, it’s a problem.

That's why I like Tucson.  The nice course $15 rounds of summer go away but with a little shopping under $40 is real doable at pretty nice courses.

The wife entered a raffle recently and won (on purpose) 4 rounds at Arizona National good for a year.  That course is around $100 to play in the winter.  Weekends are $70 now and it goes up.  She is a wonderful woman.


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Posted 30 October 2017 - 02:11 PM

 Ferguson, on 30 October 2017 - 11:51 AM, said:

 deadsolid...shank, on 30 October 2017 - 10:45 AM, said:

 Razorback84, on 30 October 2017 - 09:56 AM, said:

Just wait until the "frost delay" is up, which normally around 930-1030 :)

I went ahead and bought a skytrak to do some hitting at the house on days that I can't get out.

That’s me too Fergie. Shorts until the last possible minute (or at least November). I get made fun of on the range frequently. Stocking cap and winter gloves.....and shorts


Coldest temp in shorts:  Sunshine, 33 degrees, slight wind.  Once the sun kissed the greens - the frost was gone.  

I had significant shrinkage.

You guys are much more manly than I.......even considering the shrinkage.

And I've done that same stuff! Shorts with polo, cover up and wind jacket,
ski hat and winter golf gloves on both hands.............stubborn.

I since have put a 50 degree rule in place. We do get days that don't get
past the 40s and even the 30s......and wind............tempted to take my
blades on those days...........NO!!..........I stay home like a proper southern
wuss should and let the golf tourists from up north have the courses
all to themselves!
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Posted 30 October 2017 - 02:18 PM

 Conrad1953, on 30 October 2017 - 02:11 PM, said:

 Ferguson, on 30 October 2017 - 11:51 AM, said:

 deadsolid...shank, on 30 October 2017 - 10:45 AM, said:

 Razorback84, on 30 October 2017 - 09:56 AM, said:

Just wait until the "frost delay" is up, which normally around 930-1030 :)

I went ahead and bought a skytrak to do some hitting at the house on days that I can't get out.

That’s me too Fergie. Shorts until the last possible minute (or at least November). I get made fun of on the range frequently. Stocking cap and winter gloves.....and shorts


Coldest temp in shorts:  Sunshine, 33 degrees, slight wind.  Once the sun kissed the greens - the frost was gone.  

I had significant shrinkage.

You guys are much more manly than I.......even considering the shrinkage.

And I've done that same stuff! Shorts with polo, cover up and wind jacket,
ski hat and winter golf gloves on both hands.............stubborn.

I since have put a 50 degree rule in place. We do get days that don't get
past the 40s and even the 30s......and wind............tempted to take my
blades on those days...........NO!!..........I stay home like a proper southern
wuss should and let the golf tourists from up north have the courses
all to themselves!

This reminds me of a rule I had during my ski bumming days.  I wouldn't go out if it wasn't going to get above zero.  That happened for 2 weeks straight during Christmas in Big Sky Montana winter of 83' 84'.  Still got in 125 days that year.

I just laughed at the poor tourists that had planned their destination ski vacation months in advanced and felt obligate to ski.

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Posted 30 October 2017 - 02:32 PM

 sprcoop, on 30 October 2017 - 02:18 PM, said:

 Conrad1953, on 30 October 2017 - 02:11 PM, said:

 Ferguson, on 30 October 2017 - 11:51 AM, said:

 deadsolid...shank, on 30 October 2017 - 10:45 AM, said:

 Razorback84, on 30 October 2017 - 09:56 AM, said:

Just wait until the "frost delay" is up, which normally around 930-1030 :)

I went ahead and bought a skytrak to do some hitting at the house on days that I can't get out.

That’s me too Fergie. Shorts until the last possible minute (or at least November). I get made fun of on the range frequently. Stocking cap and winter gloves.....and shorts


Coldest temp in shorts:  Sunshine, 33 degrees, slight wind.  Once the sun kissed the greens - the frost was gone.  

I had significant shrinkage.

You guys are much more manly than I.......even considering the shrinkage.

And I've done that same stuff! Shorts with polo, cover up and wind jacket,
ski hat and winter golf gloves on both hands.............stubborn.

I since have put a 50 degree rule in place. We do get days that don't get
past the 40s and even the 30s......and wind............tempted to take my
blades on those days...........NO!!..........I stay home like a proper southern
wuss should and let the golf tourists from up north have the courses
all to themselves!

This reminds me of a rule I had during my ski bumming days.  I wouldn't go out if it wasn't going to get above zero.  That happened for 2 weeks straight during Christmas in Big Sky Montana winter of 83' 84'.  Still got in 125 days that year.

I just laughed at the poor tourists that had planned their destination ski vacation months in advanced and felt obligate to ski.

Wow, 125 days is A LOT sprcoop! I was proud of myself for getting in 60 days
when I lived in Utah in the winter of '79/'80......I did have a job though....kinda
crimped my style a little.....some of those days were 1/2 days at Alta.

I was skiing in Telluride, CO over the holidays in '78 and I think New Year's eve
it got down to -28.........we didn't ski New Year's day....it never got to zero that
day.

Mostly, when It came to skiing I didn't mind the cold because it kept the snow
nice. I spent way too many days skiing in Mammoth, CA and a day after a storm
the snow would get soft and then harden over night....we called it Sierra cement, lol.
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Posted 30 October 2017 - 02:55 PM

 cardoustie, on 30 October 2017 - 10:17 AM, said:

 andrue, on 30 October 2017 - 09:47 AM, said:

 DDG61, on 29 October 2017 - 10:35 AM, said:

Move to Texas.  What's winter?
We don't normally get much of a winter in the south of the UK either. I think it's been four years since the last snowfall and even then it's usually only an overnight deal that has gone within a week. My buddy and I usually manage to play almost every weekend. I've said before that it's the rule of three: Wind, cold, rain. Any two out of three is fine.

We do also get some frosty mornings. Funniest thing I saw last year was my drive on a par 3. It came down on a frozen green and shot off across a car park.

Every golfer should have to play in snow once in their life

Frozen greens can be very tricky
In the frozen conditions that you are speaking of is when the majority of the WRX golfers measure their driving distance avg.😁

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Posted 30 October 2017 - 03:05 PM

 hybrid25, on 30 October 2017 - 02:55 PM, said:

 cardoustie, on 30 October 2017 - 10:17 AM, said:

 andrue, on 30 October 2017 - 09:47 AM, said:

 DDG61, on 29 October 2017 - 10:35 AM, said:

Move to Texas.  What's winter?
We don't normally get much of a winter in the south of the UK either. I think it's been four years since the last snowfall and even then it's usually only an overnight deal that has gone within a week. My buddy and I usually manage to play almost every weekend. I've said before that it's the rule of three: Wind, cold, rain. Any two out of three is fine.

We do also get some frosty mornings. Funniest thing I saw last year was my drive on a par 3. It came down on a frozen green and shot off across a car park.

Every golfer should have to play in snow once in their life

Frozen greens can be very tricky
In the frozen conditions that you are speaking of is when the majority of the WRX golfers measure their driving distance avg.��
It was the initial bounce that had us both in hysterics. I reckon it went higher than the roof of the club house on the way back up :)

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Posted 30 October 2017 - 04:29 PM

 sprcoop, on 30 October 2017 - 02:18 PM, said:

 Conrad1953, on 30 October 2017 - 02:11 PM, said:

 Ferguson, on 30 October 2017 - 11:51 AM, said:

 deadsolid...shank, on 30 October 2017 - 10:45 AM, said:

 Razorback84, on 30 October 2017 - 09:56 AM, said:

Just wait until the "frost delay" is up, which normally around 930-1030 :)

That’s me too Fergie. Shorts until the last possible minute (or at least November). I get made fun of on the range frequently. Stocking cap and winter gloves.....and shorts


Coldest temp in shorts:  Sunshine, 33 degrees, slight wind.  Once the sun kissed the greens - the frost was gone.  

I had significant shrinkage.

You guys are much more manly than I.......even considering the shrinkage.

And I've done that same stuff! Shorts with polo, cover up and wind jacket,
ski hat and winter golf gloves on both hands.............stubborn.

I since have put a 50 degree rule in place. We do get days that don't get
past the 40s and even the 30s......and wind............tempted to take my
blades on those days...........NO!!..........I stay home like a proper southern
wuss should and let the golf tourists from up north have the courses
all to themselves!

This reminds me of a rule I had during my ski bumming days.  I wouldn't go out if it wasn't going to get above zero.  That happened for 2 weeks straight during Christmas in Big Sky Montana winter of 83' 84'.  Still got in 125 days that year.

I just laughed at the poor tourists that had planned their destination ski vacation months in advanced and felt obligate to ski.

Wow, 125 days is A LOT sprcoop! I was proud of myself for getting in 60 days
when I lived in Utah in the winter of '79/'80......I did have a job though....kinda
crimped my style a little.....some of those days were 1/2 days at Alta.

I was skiing in Telluride, CO over the holidays in '78 and I think New Year's eve
it got down to -28.........we didn't ski New Year's day....it never got to zero that
day.

Mostly, when It came to skiing I didn't mind the cold because it kept the snow
nice. I spent way too many days skiing in Mammoth, CA and a day after a storm
the snow would get soft and then harden over night....we called it Sierra cement, lol.

When I got those ski bum jobs the goal was ski.  Hotel Bellman, Night desk, wait tables, night janitor, as long as I wasn't working most day shifts.

Spent winters of 84', 85 and 85' 86' as Bellman at Iron Blossom lodge at Snowbird.   130 days + both years.

When it would snow and looked like they were going to close the canyon we would just get clean sheets and towels out of laundry, a key to a dirty room from the front desk and spend the night in the hotel drinking the left over booze (time share folk always bought more than they could drink).

Wake up to the sound of avalanche blasting and the engine revving\backup beeping of front end loaders clearing the parking lot.  Get up and go ski.

Good times.

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Posted 30 October 2017 - 04:33 PM


So, what is keeping you there?

You can extend your life living in a milder climate.  



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Posted 30 October 2017 - 10:13 PM

 sprcoop, on 30 October 2017 - 04:29 PM, said:

 sprcoop, on 30 October 2017 - 02:18 PM, said:

 Conrad1953, on 30 October 2017 - 02:11 PM, said:

 Ferguson, on 30 October 2017 - 11:51 AM, said:

 deadsolid...shank, on 30 October 2017 - 10:45 AM, said:




Coldest temp in shorts:  Sunshine, 33 degrees, slight wind.  Once the sun kissed the greens - the frost was gone.  

I had significant shrinkage.

You guys are much more manly than I.......even considering the shrinkage.

And I've done that same stuff! Shorts with polo, cover up and wind jacket,
ski hat and winter golf gloves on both hands.............stubborn.

I since have put a 50 degree rule in place. We do get days that don't get
past the 40s and even the 30s......and wind............tempted to take my
blades on those days...........NO!!..........I stay home like a proper southern
wuss should and let the golf tourists from up north have the courses
all to themselves!

This reminds me of a rule I had during my ski bumming days.  I wouldn't go out if it wasn't going to get above zero.  That happened for 2 weeks straight during Christmas in Big Sky Montana winter of 83' 84'.  Still got in 125 days that year.

I just laughed at the poor tourists that had planned their destination ski vacation months in advanced and felt obligate to ski.

Wow, 125 days is A LOT sprcoop! I was proud of myself for getting in 60 days
when I lived in Utah in the winter of '79/'80......I did have a job though....kinda
crimped my style a little.....some of those days were 1/2 days at Alta.

I was skiing in Telluride, CO over the holidays in '78 and I think New Year's eve
it got down to -28.........we didn't ski New Year's day....it never got to zero that
day.

Mostly, when It came to skiing I didn't mind the cold because it kept the snow
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When I got those ski bum jobs the goal was ski.  Hotel Bellman, Night desk, wait tables, night janitor, as long as I wasn't working most day shifts.

Spent winters of 84', 85 and 85' 86' as Bellman at Iron Blossom lodge at Snowbird.   130 days + both years.

When it would snow and looked like they were going to close the canyon we would just get clean sheets and towels out of laundry, a key to a dirty room from the front desk and spend the night in the hotel drinking the left over booze (time share folk always bought more than they could drink).

Wake up to the sound of avalanche blasting and the engine revving\backup beeping of front end loaders clearing the parking lot.  Get up and go ski.

Good times.

I skied quite a few times at Snowbird as well.........the tram ride made it quick to
get up to the top.....Alta was more of a "locals" course at that time....and less
expensive, so I wound up there a lot more. Best snow in the world right there
at those 2. I avoided Park City and it's ilk.....too trendy and the base elevation
too low.

I almost went the ski bum route that season. Signed up to be a lift operator but
then my bro-in-law talked me into working with him in some half-a**ed business
venture downtown. At least the skiing was great that season with record snowfall.

When it was still snowing in Salt Lake in mid April I had had enough and moved
back to SoCal to get warm and get a real job, lol.
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#49 ohioglfr

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Posted 30 October 2017 - 11:25 PM

 jimb6golf, on 29 October 2017 - 05:52 PM, said:

Unless there's snow on the ground here in MA some local courses remain open throughout the year.  It can be cold but if you dress correctly, and in layers, it's fine.  I've played golf down to the mid-20s and it was fine.  Granted we're not talking great golf rounds as the ball can occassionally bounce crazily, but it's still fun and pretty good on a sunny day too.  Most times there's hardly anyone out playing so it's really quiet and peaceful and you still get a nice walk in as well.  Plus there's a few ranges that stay open all year, some with heaters, so even in snowy conditions you can still hit balls.  Still rather play in warm weather but it's at least playable for the most part.
Same here (I live in SW Ohio).  I played Sunday in 38 degrees and probably a wind chill around 32.  Winter golf gloves are a big help on the really cold days.  My real gripe right now are the balls I lose in the leaves along the fairway.  You would think somebody in the golf ball industry would invent a ball with a transmitter in the core (maybe the size of a BB) that would activate each time the ball was struck.  You would walk through the leaves and, using your cell phone, track the location of the buried ball.  But, I digress . . .

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Posted 31 October 2017 - 07:11 AM

 ohioglfr, on 30 October 2017 - 11:25 PM, said:

My real gripe right now are the balls I lose in the leaves along the fairway.  You would think somebody in the golf ball industry would invent a ball with a transmitter in the core (maybe the size of a BB) that would activate each time the ball was struck.  You would walk through the leaves and, using your cell phone, track the location of the buried ball.  But, I digress . . .
Yup. I lost two balls on Saturday that way. Sorta my fault for putting a bit too much fade on a par three where you're aiming at a 45 degree slope. But any other time of the year it's just a chip to the green three or four metres above you. This time it was a lost ball. Twice.

Lost another Sunday off the tee on a par 5. It landed on the right side of the fairway but amongst the leaves. We both saw it come down. My partner saw it bounce. We couldn't find it when we walked up :(

I always stop playing yellow balls and revert to white over Winter but it's far from a guarantee. Losing a ball because you hit it somewhere stupid is 'just golf' but losing it because of leaves is *censored* annoying.

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Posted 31 October 2017 - 07:51 AM

Down here, it mostly stays in the 80's during winter.  Those few days it drops to the 70's, we just suck it up....   :taunt:

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Posted 31 October 2017 - 08:01 AM

 hybrid25, on 30 October 2017 - 02:55 PM, said:

 cardoustie, on 30 October 2017 - 10:17 AM, said:

 andrue, on 30 October 2017 - 09:47 AM, said:

 DDG61, on 29 October 2017 - 10:35 AM, said:

Move to Texas.  What's winter?
We don't normally get much of a winter in the south of the UK either. I think it's been four years since the last snowfall and even then it's usually only an overnight deal that has gone within a week. My buddy and I usually manage to play almost every weekend. I've said before that it's the rule of three: Wind, cold, rain. Any two out of three is fine.

We do also get some frosty mornings. Funniest thing I saw last year was my drive on a par 3. It came down on a frozen green and shot off across a car park.

Every golfer should have to play in snow once in their life

Frozen greens can be very tricky
In the frozen conditions that you are speaking of is when the majority of the WRX golfers measure their driving distance avg.��

LOL Longest drive I ever hit.    Par 5 from elevated tee.... usually down wind.    I nuked a drive last winter and couldn't exactly see where my ball was going because it was into the sun.  Heard a weird clank come from the area of the fairway... followed by another distant clank... then another.... then another... I had to get a 100 plus yard roll out.   I had a chip shot into the green and ended up bouncing it off the green.   I probably average 360-380 on frozen fairways but my scores skyrocket !!! See distance isn't everything.

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Posted 31 October 2017 - 08:50 AM

Sims, $25 hr, dome. swing a weighted club a few minutes a few times a week. Anything to swing the clubs at least once a week.

Once playing I actually used a frozen over pond in front of a par 5 to hit the ball onto and bounce up on the green , instead of trying to land on a frozen green. My playing partners were laughing their tails off when they realized I did it on purpose. They all hit at the green and their golf balls bounced and went over .
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Posted 31 October 2017 - 09:22 AM

Start dating again but only if they wear the cart-girl outfit.
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Posted 31 October 2017 - 10:17 AM

yeah, this weekend probably it for me here in the Mid-Atlantic...but due more to my schedule than weather.
I'll do at least 1 trip to warmer climes in Jan/Feb...and hopefully get a good jump start next March!

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Posted 31 October 2017 - 10:29 AM

 8thehardway, on 31 October 2017 - 09:22 AM, said:

Start dating again but only if they wear the cart-girl outfit.

I did try this last winter but my wife was furious so I had to stop.

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Posted 31 October 2017 - 01:15 PM

 Blues Golfer, on 30 October 2017 - 04:33 PM, said:

So, what is keeping you there?

You can extend your life living in a milder climate.  
Not too sure what you are asking.  I figure extending my life beyond living being enjoyable is something I would rather not do.

If you mean what's keeping me in Tucson, I own a business and I like it here.  Don't mind heat at all (cheap golf in the summer).

If you mean why did I quit ski bumming it was because it was so much stinkin' fun I started to feel guilty.  So to put the kibosh on all that fun I got married and pretty happy with that decision for the last 30 years.

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Posted 31 October 2017 - 02:23 PM

 Blues Golfer, on 30 October 2017 - 04:33 PM, said:

So, what is keeping you there?

You can extend your life living in a milder climate.  

Not sure who you're asking but as the OP I'll assume it's me.  At this point in our lives my wife's work is way more important than anything I'm doing.  She's a fairly prominent biophysicist in these parts and there's no way I'd ask her to relocate right now.  Happy wife, happy life.  I figure that extends my life as well as any milder climate would.  Sure, I miss golf in the winter but there are other pleasures where we live.  A great meal for two in a fabulous restaurant with wine, tax and tip is around $35.  Rome, Paris and Vienna are +/- 2 hours away.  Gas is $5/gallon.  OK, so not everything is great. :)  But it's close.

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Posted 31 October 2017 - 02:49 PM

I will range it till it is too too cold or snow, then i will hit the indoor place. I do this to keep my swing fresh and ready for next year. I practice my putting at home and watch golf.
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Posted 31 October 2017 - 09:21 PM

Signed up for 6 hours of lessons and got 12 hours of simulator time for free today.  Looking forward to some big improvements this summer.

My group is pretty dumb and we'll golf unless there is snow on the ground.  Drive through freezing rain on the way to the course this past Sunday.

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