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And the course is closed for the season......


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#1 Under2hours

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Posted 06 November 2017 - 07:32 AM

Sunday was the last day.  Forecast was downpours and heavy rain.  

Saturday went out for what I thought was my last round in cold/windy weather (5 degrees celsius).  Get home look at my feet and wore my golf shoes home (never done that before so was a sign).

Woke up Sunday and road wet but not raining and figure I need to pick up my shoes and head up.  Raining and decide if let's up a bit I'll at least start as I bought a great Sun Ice Goretex and a 50 minute round trip drive I've done for my shoes.

Lets up a little and off I go.  The course was soaked, ball went nowhere and rained (mostly a drizzle) and was done in 1:40.  Hit it well but didn't score.....  Did see a few others on the course as I was finishing.

So the year is done at the course (may get out if we get a heatwave) and I can now hibernate......

Best to all who golf year round.....

Edited by Under2hours, 06 November 2017 - 08:55 AM.


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Posted 06 November 2017 - 08:00 AM

I try and get out as much as possible in the winter. Obviously where I live (Idaho) the main deterrent is snow. But we can get some nasty wind chill factors too which will keep me indoors.

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Posted 06 November 2017 - 09:19 AM

Our course closed on 10/22 Most of the other mountain courses in the high country closed within two weeks of that. Usually, we would have had a couple snow storms by now due to the elevation. So far, only one little dusting and other than some heavy rain the weather has been warmer than expected for this time of the year. I drive by the course very day and it is in great shape right now. Just not enough members left in the area to justify keeping staff. We are fortunate to have multiple year round courses within 45 minutes to an hour hour. I feel for those of you that don't have that option once Winter comes around.

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Posted 06 November 2017 - 09:24 AM

Two winters ago most of ours were on their knees with only the one I'm a member of managing to keep all 18 holes open. 2015/2016 was a very wet winter here. My own club uses winter greens on frosty mornings and insists on hedgehog wheels through winter on trolleys. But courses in general stay open 365 days a year here and I try to play all the way through.
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Posted 06 November 2017 - 09:58 AM

I don't want to rub it in, but I feel very fortunate to live in a place where we can play most every day. I see plenty of Ontario cars in our parking lot in the late winter/ early spring. A lot of guys play on their way to Myrtle.


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Posted 06 November 2017 - 10:03 AM

We can play all year round where I live, but January and February get a bit dicey. I played in February when it was 2*C and windy. Like you said, OP, the ball goes nowhere. Such  a huge difference from playing when it's even just 20*C. On a good day in January or February, it might poke up to 10*C, but golf in those months a bit of a lottery.
December and March are also a little luck of the draw, but I would say there's more chance of decent weather than not.
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Posted 06 November 2017 - 10:04 AM

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I don't want to rub it in, but I feel very fortunate to live in a place where we can play most every day. I see plenty of Ontario cars in our parking lot in the late winter/ early spring. A lot of guys play on their way to Myrtle.
Off topic but I need to get away from the beach myself and play Tanglewood again and then jut over towards Greensboro and play Bryan Park. I have not played either of those great courses in 25 years or so
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Posted 06 November 2017 - 10:11 AM

I live in Fredericksburg, VA and the courses stay open all year round, that said, snow is the deterrent as well, it stays in the mid 50s for the most part so thermals, beanie's and long pants come out and I am ready...I normally play in shorts as long as I can...
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Posted 06 November 2017 - 10:48 AM

I get to play year round but with the end of Daylight Saving Time I lose weekday rounds and practice. The afternoon practice sessions out on the course alone and in the quiet will be sorely missed. Those were some of the most relaxing parts of my week.
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Posted 06 November 2017 - 11:00 AM

Yep the course I work at and play at closed last week. I guess the 3in of snow was too much ..... :)

I go to an indoor training center 3x a week until April and work on everything bad from this past year.


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Posted 06 November 2017 - 11:21 AM

View PostBIG STU, on 06 November 2017 - 10:04 AM, said:

View Postcaniac6, on 06 November 2017 - 09:58 AM, said:

I don't want to rub it in, but I feel very fortunate to live in a place where we can play most every day. I see plenty of Ontario cars in our parking lot in the late winter/ early spring. A lot of guys play on their way to Myrtle.
Off topic but I need to get away from the beach myself and play Tanglewood again and then jut over towards Greensboro and play Bryan Park. I have not played either of those great courses in 25 years or so
I haven't played Tanglewood in a long time. The bunkers were always in horrible shape, but the rest of the course was good. They were talking about doing some renovations, so call first.

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Posted 06 November 2017 - 11:58 AM

We play year round, but it’s officially frost delay season.  Seventy-five people standing around complaining about the Super holding us too long.
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Posted 06 November 2017 - 12:10 PM

Finally starting to get nice weather here in the M.E.! High 80's as a high with lower humidity. Happy days for the next 4 to 5 months! :) :)

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Posted 06 November 2017 - 03:00 PM

In South Jersey, as long as there is no snow, there is somewhere to play. No snow, yet!

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Posted 06 November 2017 - 03:52 PM

No closed yet but very wet last  two weekends. I will be on to the dome and practice only, better then nothing.

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Posted 06 November 2017 - 08:43 PM

October 25th was the last round. Beautiful day 10c. Today 10cm of snow and -10c. I would love to be able to play in some rain����. Going to head to to the heated bays of the outdoor range when the temp gets close to 0c........ which only happens 5-6 times a winter.
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Posted 06 November 2017 - 08:47 PM

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Posted 07 November 2017 - 07:24 AM

Dang, I'm sitting here dreading the up and coming busy season.   Mid November and all the cotton tops and snow birds start invading the place.   I'll have to start calling to see if the course has a few open spots before I drive over there.

I spend a lot more time at the range there days since the course is so busy.  I work on the game during this time of the year.  I still play 3 days a week and the other 3 or 4 are range days.

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Posted 07 November 2017 - 08:08 AM

Course still open. Few flurries past few days but gets up to 42 later during the day so it melts. I'm the only one playing. Day light savings makes it harder though.

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Posted 07 November 2017 - 08:11 AM

NJ here. Most of the nice privates closed Sunday. The other publics stay open until Dec 1 usually, with a very few staying open til Dec 31. Usually opening day is April 1, but many times there's still a bit of snow around, or the ground is still frozen a bit. I usually don't get out til May.

I think this year I'm going to take a golf break. Last year I golfed pretty much the whole year, playing indoors on a monitor during the snow months. My body never really got a break and I could tell by the end of the summer I was kind of sore and stiff for longer than usual. I think taking 3-4 months off will be good for me, mentally and physically.

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Posted 07 November 2017 - 08:47 AM

This is the time of year i start to day dream about flying back and forth to FL.

Lucky for my area, there are some covered/heated driving ranges, indoor sims and a few dome ranges.
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Posted 07 November 2017 - 07:51 PM

Yup... every track here worth playing in Canaduhhh

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Posted 07 November 2017 - 11:08 PM

View PostZ1ggy16, on 07 November 2017 - 08:11 AM, said:

NJ here. Most of the nice privates closed Sunday. The other publics stay open until Dec 1 usually, with a very few staying open til Dec 31. Usually opening day is April 1, but many times there's still a bit of snow around, or the ground is still frozen a bit. I usually don't get out til May.

I think this year I'm going to take a golf break. Last year I golfed pretty much the whole year, playing indoors on a monitor during the snow months. My body never really got a break and I could tell by the end of the summer I was kind of sore and stiff for longer than usual. I think taking 3-4 months off will be good for me, mentally and physically.

I spent a year in Jersey (Plainsboro, just outside of Princeton) back from 8/05 to 10/06. I played all year then, public course. As long as there wasnít anow on the hround, I played.

I remember specifically Cranbury Golf Club being open as long as it wasnít snowing or frozen.

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Posted 07 November 2017 - 11:31 PM

View PostBoricua Golf, on 06 November 2017 - 10:11 AM, said:

I live in Fredericksburg, VA and the courses stay open all year round, that said, snow is the deterrent as well, it stays in the mid 50s for the most part so thermals, beanie's and long pants come out and I am ready...I normally play in shorts as long as I can...

I used to live in Stafford, I miss the VA weather among other things.

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Posted 07 November 2017 - 11:44 PM

I am always amazed at the weather you guys will play in up north. Down here
when it gets below 50 we stay home.....for you guys that's still shorts weather!

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 08:38 AM

That would be sad to have to put the clubs in the closet for 6 months. But living in the south doesn't mean you can go play any day of the week. We can get a lot of wet soggy days and when it's cold too, not much fun. I'm sure the guys living up north would take it tho. ;)
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Posted 08 November 2017 - 08:57 AM

View Postnew2g0lf, on 07 November 2017 - 11:31 PM, said:

View PostBoricua Golf, on 06 November 2017 - 10:11 AM, said:

I live in Fredericksburg, VA and the courses stay open all year round, that said, snow is the deterrent as well, it stays in the mid 50s for the most part so thermals, beanie's and long pants come out and I am ready...I normally play in shorts as long as I can...

I used to live in Stafford, I miss the VA weather among other things.

I lived in Charlottesville in 2001, Stafford in 2002, and Montclair from 2003 to 2011. I miss having a spring and fall.
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Posted 13 November 2017 - 05:14 PM

It rains sometimes in California and his ball gets mud on it and itís really hard to play.
Winter is tough.
*cough cough*

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 08:21 PM

Canadian golf: winter, mud season, bug season, mud season, winter.  It's a wonder SAD doesn't kill everyone.

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 08:26 PM

Muddy balls

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