Jump to content

Welcome. You are currently viewing the forum as a guest which does not give you access to all the great features at GolfWRX such as viewing all the images, interacting with members, access to all forums and eligiblility to win free giveaways. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free. Create a FREE GolfWRX account here.

- - - - -

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


39 replies to this topic

#31 mesquite2

mesquite2

    Tour Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 728 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 48895
  • Joined: 02/14/2008
GolfWRX Likes : 125

Posted 14 November 2017 - 06:59 AM

View Postbigred90gt, on 07 November 2017 - 11:08 PM, said:

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 wasn't anow on the hround, I played.

I remember specifically Cranbury Golf Club being open as long as it wasn't snowing or frozen.
I live in this area, I don't know of ANY courses that close for the winter, public or private, as long as there is no snow or ice, they are open all year. Courses in South Jersey are also open all year.Playing today in South Jersey, 51 degrees & sunny, not much wind.


Remove This Advertisement Viewing As Guest

    GolfWRX Forums

    Advertisement


1

#32 Togatown22

Togatown22

    Major Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,385 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 14577
  • Joined: 05/05/2006
  • Location:Saratoga Springs, NY
  • Handicap:5.5
  • Ebay ID:togatown22
GolfWRX Likes : 1296

Posted 14 November 2017 - 02:25 PM

We are closed.  Always a sad time of the year.
Time for tinkering in the golf room / at the workbench / and my club's indoor hitting studio.
Better than nothing, but counting the days to my FL golf trip in late February...
Rogue 10.5 Graphite Design AD TP 6S
Rogue 15 PX Even Flow Blue S
816H1 19 Motore Speeder 8.8 S
718 AP3 4,5 DG AWT Black S
718 AP2 6-Gap DG AWT Black S
SM6 54.10S, 58.04L
TM Spider Tour black

2

#33 PlayingThrough824

PlayingThrough824

    Member

  • Banned
  • PipPipPip
  • 82 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 486186
  • Joined: 11/06/2017
  • Location:Northeast, USA
  • Handicap:5
GolfWRX Likes : 36

Posted 14 November 2017 - 05:01 PM

Every year when the season ends I got through about a week long depression looking for jobs in the south that could allow more than 4-5 months a year for golf.

3

#34 Thayneil

Thayneil

    Advanced

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 283 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 441480
  • Joined: 09/25/2016
  • Location:bangkok
  • Handicap:11
GolfWRX Likes : 45

Posted 15 November 2017 - 01:50 AM

View PostNo Catchy Nickname, on 06 November 2017 - 10:03 AM, said:

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.

i played  in Ulsan,Korea  through the winter maybe a short break  about  1 month-6 weeks

The winters  there are cold but very pleasant,a far cry from a Scottish winter,temperatures may be similar  but the wind chill/feel is miles  different

4

#35 andrue

andrue

    Tour Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 639 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 458618
  • Joined: 03/13/2017
  • Location:South Northants, UK
  • Handicap:22
GolfWRX Likes : 249

Posted 15 November 2017 - 03:38 AM

View PostThayneil, on 15 November 2017 - 01:50 AM, said:

View PostNo Catchy Nickname, on 06 November 2017 - 10:03 AM, said:

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.

i played  in Ulsan,Korea  through the winter maybe a short break  about  1 month-6 weeks

The winters  there are cold but very pleasant,a far cry from a Scottish winter,temperatures may be similar  but the wind chill/feel is miles  different
They're a hardy lot up there. The whisky helps - though probably not with golf :)

Callaway XR Driver.
Callaway Big Bertha OS Hybrids (3/4/5)
Callaway Big Bertha OS Irons (6/7/8/9/PW/AW/SW)
Cleveland 60* LW
Callaway 64* Sureout wedge
Ghost Spider Si 72 Putter
Callaway Super Soft Yellow (White in winter).

5

#36 Phreddy

Phreddy

    Advanced

  • ClubWRX Charter Members
  • 477 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 273961
  • Joined: 09/01/2013
  • Location:Milwaukee
GolfWRX Likes : 501

Posted 15 November 2017 - 07:27 AM

The ground hasn't frozen here yet, so you can still push a tee into the turf.  But if it gets much below 40-45 with wind forget it.  I just bought plane tickets to Arizona for a couple days in January and I will be the first to raise my hand for any business trips in the south.  If I could figure out the hibernation thing I would.

6

#37 uitar9

uitar9

    Member

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 230 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 349721
  • Joined: 11/24/2014
  • Handicap:LOL
GolfWRX Likes : 90

Posted 15 November 2017 - 08:28 AM

View Postfarmer, on 13 November 2017 - 08:21 PM, said:

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

We are closed now but it was a pretty good season: Got out on March 29 through to oct 26. Little rain, very few mossies, just a bit of smoke from the fires. Wore my rain gear twice.

Love to live in a year round climate but need a job
WITB
KZG OS11 12 degree driver
Calloway 16 5-wood
Calloway
20.5 heavenwood
Cobra 24.5 9-wood

KZG 5-PW irons
KZG 52 and 56 wedges
TM Spider mallet

7

#38 @_the_crook

@_the_crook

    Member

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 107 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 118828
  • Joined: 12/12/2010
  • Location:Northern IL
GolfWRX Likes : 53

Posted 17 November 2017 - 11:05 PM

Main course closed it out with last rounds today.
Wish they waited just one more day but the weekend forecast isn't pretty with rain, cold and sleet coming in the afternoon and big temp drops for tomorrow into Sunday.

Wait a sec - I played in that last weekend. Maybe there is hope for one more run up at Shepherd's.

8

#39 Bigarch

Bigarch

    Advanced

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 343 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 465696
  • Joined: 04/30/2017
  • Location:Herrin, IL
  • Handicap:4.2
GolfWRX Likes : 531

Posted 20 November 2017 - 11:39 PM

So thankful that I live in a part of the country where the courses don't close in the winter.  I just can't imagine putting my clubs away for several months.  I feel bad for you golfers that do it every year.

But also thankful that we get to play winter golf rather than have it be balmy year round.  Just something about being out on the course this time of year with hardly anyone else playing.  Played Sunday and it was sunny but only 45 for the high.  Our group had the place to ourselves.  Saw one single out walking and I think he was the only other person on the golf course.  By next month, on days like Sunday, we'll get desperate golfers driving down from Chicago and Wisconsin...searching for the first place warm enough to play.  Those guys think 45 and sunny is like going to the beach and its fun to meet a few of them every year...especially if they have never been down this way before.  They never realized how big of a state Illinois really is until they make the drive (hint:  I'm closer to Atlanta, than I am to you Chicago north siders).

So keep the clubs handy, jump in the car and get a bonus round or two in this winter.  I hope to meet some of you on the course this winter...keep the faith!
  • Driver - Taylormade 2016 M1 10.5* Fujukura Pro 60
  • Fairway - Adams Fairway Blue 16* Stock Slim Tech Stiff
  • Hybrid -  Cobra Bio Cell 3-4 Fujikura S +.5"
  • 4-PW- Mizuno JPX EX Forged +1.25"
  • Wedges - 52, 56, 60 Cleveland 588 RTX 588 Apollo MatchFlex +1"
  • Putter - Cleveland Classic 10  - 34.5"

9

#40 MattyO1984

MattyO1984

    Major Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,313 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 59978
  • Joined: 07/08/2008
  • Location:Elgin, Scotland
  • Handicap:3
GolfWRX Likes : 2450

Posted 21 November 2017 - 05:58 AM

Feeling lucky that our courses only close on odd days when the weather is pretty extreme.

Not so lucky though that we don't have to deal with winter tees and greens and for approach shots either using a mat or kicking it to the side and play them from the rough. I had my first winter greens experience of the winter on Sunday and it was pretty miserable. Driver, wedge of some description and a couple of pointless putts on every hole and then home.

I ended up putting when I got home.

Titleist 917D2 9.5 Stiff Diamana D+
Titleist 915Fd 15 Stiff Rogue Black
Titleist 712U 3 Iron Stiff KBS Tour
Titleist 714 AP2 4-PW Stiff KBS Tour
Titleist Vokey SM6 50.08, 54.10 & 60.04
Scotty Cameron Futura 5S
ProV1x

Remove This Advertisement Viewing As Guest

    GolfWRX Forums

    Advertisement


10



0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

GolfWRX Sponsors