Jump to content

Welcome, Guest. 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 existing members and access to certain forums. Join our community today and enter into a chance to win a free regular giveaways. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free. Create a FREE GolfWRX account here.

- - - - -

Harvard Business School


  • Please log in to reply
13 replies to this topic

#1 PierONE

PierONE

    Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 19 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 176896
  • Joined: 04/23/2012
  • Location:MIlan - Italy
GolfWRX Likes : 0

Posted 11 January 2013 - 10:44 AM

I will be staying at HBS between Feb and March and later on from April till May . What can you recommend for somebody that want to play there around . Do you think will be feasible to play in Feb or there will be snow and too cold ? If you should get a flight and go somewhere to play on sat/ sunday where do you suggest .Many Thanks


Remove This Advertisement Viewing As Guest

    GolfWRX Forums

    Advertisement


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 existing members and access to certain forums. Join our community today and enter into a chance to win a free regular giveaways. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free. Create a FREE GolfWRX account here.

#2 Imp

Imp

    Fueled

  • ClubWRX Charter Members
  • 3,456 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 130204
  • Joined: 06/05/2011
  • Location:SE Mass/RI
  • Handicap:10.3
GolfWRX Likes : 737

Posted 11 January 2013 - 01:12 PM

Feb is a complete crapshoot. Are you accustomed to playing golf in the cold for the courses that would be open? What's "too cold" for you?

You'll be better off keeping the clubs at home until the latter trip back. Some courses don't even open until mid-March.

As far as a flight, Boston Logan is an international airport. Glasgo Scotland is less than an hour farther flight than San Diego CA. ;) Money no object? Anywhere in Fl or SC (3hrs).

--kC

RBZ 9 Tour/Fujikura Fuel 60S Masters Ed
RBZ 3W/4H / Mizuno JPX-EZ Forged Irons
Scratch 8620 54/58. TM Trip Winner-Doral
I'm like Rhyno the Hampster in Bolt.
Overly enthusiastic about everything
with no inner dialog filter.

#3 MadGolfer76

MadGolfer76

    Admiration is the state furthest from understanding.

  • ClubWRX Charter Members
  • 12,706 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 89700
  • Joined: 07/26/2009
  • Location:Maine
  • Handicap:4.8
GolfWRX Likes : 3353

Posted 11 January 2013 - 01:23 PM

Feb is going to be a wash. Don't get your hopes up. Late March should work, but every once in a while there is a freak snowstorm that dumps a foot or two of snow, so be ready for that. April should be good, May will be great.

Sean2 (one of our regular members here) is around the Boston area I think, he might be a good person to PM.
Mizuno JPX EZ 9.5/Aldila RIP Phenom TX
Mizuno Mp 650 15/Aldila Vs Proto 80x
Mizuno Mp 650 19, 22/Aldila Vs Proto 95x
Mizuno Mp 68 4-pw/DG x100
Mizuno Mp T5 52, 58/DG s400 black chrome
Odyssey White Ice #7
WITB Link

#4 Sean2

Sean2

    Wait...what?

  • ClubWRX Charter Members
  • 18,325 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 29539
  • Joined: 05/23/2007
  • Location:South of Boston
  • Ebay ID:None
GolfWRX Likes : 4671

Posted 11 January 2013 - 04:29 PM

February would be very difficult to play golf. The weather in the Boston area is very fickle. Last year was good during the winter. The year before that we were buried under snow. Late March is better, but that's usually what we call "mud season"...the courses are very wet and as Mad said, we could still get a blizzard. Late April and into May is much better. :-)
Hey...be nice.

#5 Fore_Man

Fore_Man

    Major Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,960 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 68672
  • Joined: 11/04/2008
  • Location:New Hampshire
GolfWRX Likes : 88

Posted 11 January 2013 - 08:30 PM

I'd say February is out of the question and March is a total crapshoot.  We had a early start last year, and by that I mean mid-late March.  Even then the conditions are less than ideal,  but that's part of New England golf.  How you like them apples?


#6 Chris_NH

Chris_NH

    Advanced

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 391 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 96549
  • Joined: 10/14/2009
  • Location:Marblehead, MA
GolfWRX Likes : 29

Posted 11 January 2013 - 08:32 PM

View PostPierONE, on 11 January 2013 - 10:44 AM, said:

I will be staying at HBS between Feb and March and later on from April till May . What can you recommend for somebody that want to play there around . Do you think will be feasible to play in Feb or there will be snow and too cold ? If you should get a flight and go somewhere to play on sat/ sunday where do you suggest .Many Thanks

Last year you could have played nearly all season.  I played in NH in January last year, and could have played nearly every weekend.  This year, you could play this weekend.  But those are unusual.  Generally, golf around Boston in February and early March is either unpleasant or impossible.  The most likely options for the truly hearty are to go down towards the Cape, as they usually get less snow accumulation.  Personally, I'd probably prefer to go hit balls at a heated driving range or even go play on a simulator...but usually we northern New Englanders just go into hibernation for a few months.

Edited by Chris_NH, 11 January 2013 - 08:34 PM.


#7 Imp

Imp

    Fueled

  • ClubWRX Charter Members
  • 3,456 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 130204
  • Joined: 06/05/2011
  • Location:SE Mass/RI
  • Handicap:10.3
GolfWRX Likes : 737

Posted 11 January 2013 - 09:22 PM

Playin tomorrow. Then again, I'm in tropical southern new england.
RBZ 9 Tour/Fujikura Fuel 60S Masters Ed
RBZ 3W/4H / Mizuno JPX-EZ Forged Irons
Scratch 8620 54/58. TM Trip Winner-Doral
I'm like Rhyno the Hampster in Bolt.
Overly enthusiastic about everything
with no inner dialog filter.

#8 plus8

plus8

    Tour Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 705 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 90462
  • Joined: 08/02/2009
  • Location:North Carolina
  • Ebay ID:wbrancher
GolfWRX Likes : 52

Posted 11 January 2013 - 09:42 PM

If you are able to travel south, then North Carolina or South Carolina will be pretty mild then. Maybe a one-day drive?

#9 bryanr

bryanr

    All things in moderation. Except moderation.

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 907 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 94320
  • Joined: 09/13/2009
  • Location:Boston
  • Ebay ID:emotiv8
GolfWRX Likes : 20

Posted 14 January 2013 - 10:20 AM

I have a few friends at HBS that golf. Let me know when you're in town and we can link up for outings.

Nothing is particularly predictable here as far as suitable weather for golf. I played in December and January last year as it was fairly dry. The main issue isn't whether it's nice enough to play but rather if there are any courses open. For example, it was plenty warm enough to play yesterday but I doubt there's anything near Boston that is still open. The only course that is reasonable close and open year-round is South Shore Country Club. It stays in fairly good shape through on and off snow and is the best bet for winter golf around here, as far as I've found. Most (all?) of the Plymouth courses are closed until March so to get any other options you have to drive to the Cape. It's worth it for a weekend but it's too far for a day trip unless you're really in need of a round. Rhode Island is another option but I don't know what's open or worth going to.

#10 Imp

Imp

    Fueled

  • ClubWRX Charter Members
  • 3,456 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 130204
  • Joined: 06/05/2011
  • Location:SE Mass/RI
  • Handicap:10.3
GolfWRX Likes : 737

Posted 14 January 2013 - 10:45 AM

Quote

Rhode Island is another option but I don't know what's open or worth going to.

There are a few, but one of the better winter courses is Montaup in Portsmouth RI. Thing is, everyone knows this and it's 1st come 1st serve, no advanced tee times until spring. It was packed this weekend. If you're not there at 1st light to get a time, you're going to wait a couple hours, even as a single.

That said the greens roll at around a 10 and true, even if it's misty and foggy. Crazy good greens for this time of year. Your brain says they shouldn't be that fast, but they are! They were really soft at that, high approach shots were plugging. Chips/pitches checked nicely, etc...

--kC

Edited by Imp, 14 January 2013 - 10:48 AM.

RBZ 9 Tour/Fujikura Fuel 60S Masters Ed
RBZ 3W/4H / Mizuno JPX-EZ Forged Irons
Scratch 8620 54/58. TM Trip Winner-Doral
I'm like Rhyno the Hampster in Bolt.
Overly enthusiastic about everything
with no inner dialog filter.

Remove This Advertisement Viewing As Guest

    GolfWRX Forums

    Advertisement


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 existing members and access to certain forums. Join our community today and enter into a chance to win a free regular giveaways. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free. Create a FREE GolfWRX account here.

Remove This Advertisement GolfWRX

GolfWRX

    Team Golfwrx

  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

Viewing GolfWRX as Guest

Hide these ads and more. Join GolfWRX. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free.


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 existing members and access to certain forums. Join our community today and enter into a chance to win a free regular giveaways. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free. Create a FREE GolfWRX account here.




#11 geoangus

geoangus

    Major Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,095 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 132165
  • Joined: 07/02/2011
  • Location:Southeastern Connecticut
GolfWRX Likes : 37

Posted 14 January 2013 - 12:35 PM

In Westerly, both Winnapaug and Weekapaug were open yesterday as well.  Winnapaug was packed.  We played 27 over at Weekapaug.  Even though the course was short due to temporary tees, it was in pretty darn good shape for January.  And of course, golf in New England in January is always a good thing.
913D3 9.5*
913F 15*
910H 19* / 913H 24*
712 AP2 5-PW
Scotty Cameron Dual Balance Futura X
Vokey SM4 52* 56* 60*

#12 Shemp

Shemp

    Advanced

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 320 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 49154
  • Joined: 02/17/2008
  • Location:Blackstone Valley Massachusetts
  • Handicap:8
GolfWRX Likes : 21

Posted 19 January 2013 - 02:05 PM

Bermuda is less than a 2 hour flight.  Feb is sketchy there but playable, March can be quite nice.

#13 PierONE

PierONE

    Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 19 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 176896
  • Joined: 04/23/2012
  • Location:MIlan - Italy
GolfWRX Likes : 0

Posted 06 February 2013 - 12:01 PM

Thanks all for valuable feedback .Will be landing saturday but I am getting that it is basically frozen there . I ll bring my golf clothes along anyway even if I ll have to rent clubs and see what happens .I ll be probably free sat noon and sunday and weather allowing why not!

#14 Imp

Imp

    Fueled

  • ClubWRX Charter Members
  • 3,456 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 130204
  • Joined: 06/05/2011
  • Location:SE Mass/RI
  • Handicap:10.3
GolfWRX Likes : 737

Posted 06 February 2013 - 12:14 PM

View PostPierONE, on 06 February 2013 - 12:01 PM, said:

Thanks all for valuable feedback .Will be landing saturday but I am getting that it is basically frozen there . I ll bring my golf clothes along anyway even if I ll have to rent clubs and see what happens .I ll be probably free sat noon and sunday and weather allowing why not!
There's a storm coming Friday into Saturday. If it dumps as much as they say it is, and covering as large of an area as they say, it's going to be a little while before much golf is going to happen in the area.

--kC
RBZ 9 Tour/Fujikura Fuel 60S Masters Ed
RBZ 3W/4H / Mizuno JPX-EZ Forged Irons
Scratch 8620 54/58. TM Trip Winner-Doral
I'm like Rhyno the Hampster in Bolt.
Overly enthusiastic about everything
with no inner dialog filter.




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

GolfWRX Sponsors