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#31 hybrid25

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Posted 11 November 2017 - 04:38 PM

For those who say just move to a warmer climate got to understand it's just not that easy in many cases. People have jobs family friends to consider. Also there really isn't any Paradise that is perfect. Florida has hurricanes many creatures that become pests and also premium prices in the winter and tourist season in the summer. Winters are long here in Michigan, and people tend to get blue over the circumstances but Michigan has a lot to offer in season as far as golf is concerned. I have always considered moving to Florida but choose not to because of some of the reasons listed oh, and others. It's just plain normal sometimes to complain a bit.


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Posted 11 November 2017 - 05:29 PM

View Posthybrid25, on 11 November 2017 - 04:38 PM, said:

For those who say just move to a warmer climate got to understand it's just not that easy in many cases. People have jobs family friends to consider. Also there really isn't any Paradise that is perfect. Florida has hurricanes many creatures that become pests and also premium prices in the winter and tourist season in the summer. Winters are long here in Michigan, and people tend to get blue over the circumstances but Michigan has a lot to offer in season as far as golf is concerned. I have always considered moving to Florida but choose not to because of some of the reasons listed oh, and others. It's just plain normal sometimes to complain a bit.


You the real MVP man you get it lol. I’ve recently tossed the idea around about taking a few days in this upcoming summer or spring to plan a trip to golf in Michigan there seems to be some awesome resort courses up that way
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Posted 12 November 2017 - 03:33 AM

View Posthybrid25, on 11 November 2017 - 04:38 PM, said:

For those who say just move to a warmer climate got to understand it's just not that easy in many cases. People have jobs family friends to consider. Also there really isn't any Paradise that is perfect. Florida has hurricanes many creatures that become pests and also premium prices in the winter and tourist season in the summer. Winters are long here in Michigan, and people tend to get blue over the circumstances but Michigan has a lot to offer in season as far as golf is concerned. I have always considered moving to Florida but choose not to because of some of the reasons listed oh, and others. It's just plain normal sometimes to complain a bit.
Another possible issue is that warmer usually means closer to the equator and that means you don't get the long days of summer. I know someone who moved to southern Spain for work and he complains that he has to take half days off work to play during the week. I might have to put up with wet, cold or windy courses but at least between May and September I can go to the course in the evenings after work. The UK also benefits from its location. It's a lot warmer than it's latitude implies thanks to the Atlantic. We're on the same latitude as Canada but snow fall is low and temperatures rarely drop below -10 degrees C even at night. Anything below -5 degrees is considered to be a cold snap :)

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 05:38 AM

View Postbluejeeprubi, on 11 November 2017 - 03:00 AM, said:

View PostJerseyBoy, on 10 November 2017 - 06:03 PM, said:

Never understood why people who choose to live in the arctic tundra always complain about living in the arctic tundra. Get outta there!! Sheesh!! (Yes, I'm trying to be funny. No, I'm not being overly serious, even thou....Stop yo whining!!!)

I got the winter blues too!  But mine is caused by all the old people coming to Florida for the winter.  I get to trade 3 hour rounds for 5 hour rounds.   Toss in higher green fees and people stopping after 9 for a full meal then hit 10 35 minutes later demanding they go ahead.
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Posted 12 November 2017 - 05:44 AM

The winters seem to be getting longer here in the Northeast. I can remember a time being able to play golf every month. Not so much anymore. Now, March is iffy, and April has been cold. A couple of winters ago we didn't get into the 60s until well into May.

We have heated bays at my practice facility, but you really need to have the sun shining on really cold days to be able to use them. I don't like winter. I don't see any redeeming features.

Those of you in the South that don't have a lot of time to take advantage of it, at least can do some chipping and putting.

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 11:05 AM

Here in the Piney Woods of East Texas, there isnt much to do in winter EXCEPT to play golf.  WInter is mild here and below 40F is rare and we dont know what tourists are.

Come to think of it, there isn't much to do all the rest of the year either, except to play golf. Its pretty boring around here!  I guess I'll just have to deal with it.  LOL.
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