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December Golf- How late in the season were you able to play?


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#1 dcfas

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Posted 17 December 2017 - 07:42 AM

Wondering how long golfers up here in the north played this season. I played golf through December 9th, which I count as great. Some years it snows and courses close by Thanksgiving. My last round the temperature in the morning was 34* and by the 18th hole had warmed up to 42*F. I enjoyed every minute, had two birdies, and played with a complete stranger, die-hard like myself. Had a great time and feel like I made the off-season that much shorter. Clubs in the basement now probably until April.
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Posted 17 December 2017 - 08:06 AM

I'll be playing Tuesday in Southern New Jersey, temps are going to be in mid to upper 50's. My group also played last Tuesday as well.

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Posted 17 December 2017 - 08:30 AM

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Posted 17 December 2017 - 08:35 AM

Indiana, just played yesterday! Upper 40s. Rest of week should be mostly playable in the 42-51 range!!!
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Posted 17 December 2017 - 11:23 AM

Live in PA and played 2 weeks ago.  Most of state currently snow covered but if it melts I will play all year.  Played right thru last winter and am hoping for the same this year!


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Posted 17 December 2017 - 11:25 AM

I’m thinking about making a tee time for Wednesday. Temps are looking to be mid 50’s here in Saint Louis. I also played 9 holes last week.
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Posted 17 December 2017 - 11:30 AM

I will travel from Cleveland and drive south until we leave the snow belts. On the rare occasion there's no snow temp plays little role in the decision assuming the course allows us too play. Cart cover, blankets, two Coleman heaters and plenty of libations....business is booming! My only rule don't play the starting lineup. I have a full backup set which I enjoy playing equally as well. BB

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Posted 17 December 2017 - 11:35 AM

Two years ago with an exceptionally warm December I played golf in mid-December and caught a trout on a dry fly during the same month.  In NW Jersey now we are snow covered and the clubs are in the basement - my back will not tolerate anything below 50F.

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Posted 17 December 2017 - 11:36 AM

66 and sunny out in CA!  😝

We had one day of rain like three weeks ago and no rain predicted for the next 10 days.  We are on fire though...

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Posted 17 December 2017 - 11:38 AM

Not quite as far north as several (about 200 miles north/east of Denver). The next three days are all upper fifties, then dropping down to a high of 15* on Friday.

Good run for us, but now, as much as I hate to say it, we need snow. It's really, really dry here.

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Posted 17 December 2017 - 11:40 AM

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Posted 17 December 2017 - 11:48 AM

Played Friday, didn't yesterday because courses were probably packed. With weather expected to be around 60* this upcoming week, I'll play everyday lol. Sadly though, we really really need some snow. The mountains are getting enough snow but for all the states downstream we need a lot more.

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Posted 17 December 2017 - 12:07 PM

Year round golf in the Pacific NW if one does not mind playing in the rain.  Mid to high 40 degrees F and a few days into the mid 50's.  The warmth was brought up by the PineApple Express  from the South Pacific Ocean, along came the moisture.  Dry weather means frozen greens and fairways. warmer weather means rain.
I played a lot of golf during the off seasons ( late October through the month of March the following year ), when I was younger.  I kind of being more picky on when and where I play golf these days.  Rain will definitely be a put off.

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Posted 17 December 2017 - 01:48 PM

I managed to get out again today. Still some snow around the course but most holes were fully operational. Unfortunately it was cold and started to rain heavily so I called it quits half way round. I wasn't striking the ball particularly well anyway. First winter in recent years years when I've been prevented from playing. Hopefully things will be better for next weekend but the forecast doesn't inspire confidence :-/
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Posted 17 December 2017 - 01:53 PM

The frozen part of Iowa.  Played 11/30 after work just to hit a few iron shots with some new irons.  Should have played first weekend in December but instead went to a drought ravaged area of South Dakota and walked several miles a day in 55 degree weather for pretty much the experience (birds were rare, hatches didn't survive, pretty bad pocket of SD this year unfortunately, but had a good time). Monday the 5th = snow and ice and no more golf until Spring around here.


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Posted 17 December 2017 - 03:55 PM

I'm playing Tuesday in Charlottesville, VA.  Temps will be in the mid-60s.
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Posted 17 December 2017 - 03:57 PM

Came back to VA for Christmas (a few weeks).  Not really "North". We're playing tomorrow with a fcst of 58 and then 60+ on Tuesday.  Stealing a few rounds from old man winter.

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Posted 17 December 2017 - 04:01 PM

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Today. Mid 70's and a little breeze off the ocean

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Posted 17 December 2017 - 08:10 PM

View PostBNGL, on 17 December 2017 - 04:01 PM, said:

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Today. Mid 70's and a little breeze off the ocean

Sorry for the cold snap down there.
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Posted 17 December 2017 - 08:14 PM

View PostTim Schoch, on 17 December 2017 - 08:10 PM, said:

View PostBNGL, on 17 December 2017 - 04:01 PM, said:

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Today. Mid 70's and a little breeze off the ocean

Sorry for the cold snap down there.

lol I know right hahaha all in good fun guys hope y'all have a good time with family and a merry Christmas


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Posted 17 December 2017 - 08:39 PM

Going to play Tuesday here unless work stops me.  Supposed to be 60F. I’d love to get in 18!!!

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Posted 17 December 2017 - 10:26 PM

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Posted 18 December 2017 - 09:06 AM

played last saturday.

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Posted 18 December 2017 - 09:31 AM

View Postsdandrea, on 17 December 2017 - 03:57 PM, said:

Came back to VA for Christmas (a few weeks).  Not really "North". We're playing tomorrow with a fcst of 58 and then 60+ on Tuesday.  Stealing a few rounds from old man winter.
I would love to play tomorrow, I might be able to swing something, where are you playing?

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Posted 18 December 2017 - 09:32 AM

Still playing in VA.


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Posted 18 December 2017 - 09:48 AM

In MS I can play during the winter. But it's iffy weather. A little over a week ago we got 5 inches of snow. Three days later I was playing golf. Today it's rainy and cool. Might get to play Wed then crappy weather again. If I get to play 2 times a week I'm fortunate. I know the northern guys aren't shedding any tears for me.
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Posted 18 December 2017 - 10:02 AM

Played on 12/1 in Northern NJ, doesn't look like I'll be getting a chance again until the spring
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Posted 18 December 2017 - 10:25 AM

In South-East PA the last day for me was December 3rd. Still a chance though as some reasonable temperatures are on the way. If not the simulator is open all winter.

Edit: Tee time set for tomorrow at 1pm so 12/18 might be the last day.... then again if the rain holds off Friday and Saturday who knows.

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Posted 18 December 2017 - 10:27 AM

Southwestern corner of South Dakota.  We are usually done by October to November.  Up to Wednesday of this week, I might have a sudden illness at work.  It will require me to go chase a little white ball around in order to overcome the illness.  With my normal weekend 4-some, we got out on Dec. 9th & 10th.  One par 3 green was snow covered, so we just take a par or bogey (dependent on how the round is), & move on.  It was the latest anyone has know for our course to still be open.  End of last week all the greens were sanded with pins placed out in the fairways.  So now done until spring.  If a weekend is warm enough, you can get out & play to the pins in the fairway.

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Posted 18 December 2017 - 11:22 AM

Last weekend of golf for me in December was 12/2 - 12/3. Played both days in the 50's. Then we got a cold spell and are now looking at about 8-10 inches of snow on the ground.

It will melt... and I'll probably be back out in January. We have a course that stays open all year round and if the wind is calm, I'll play down into the upper 30's.

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