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How cold is too cold for you?


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#241 govols

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Posted 26 March 2015 - 12:06 AM

Not the trooper I use to be but I'll say if it's in the 40s I'm game. Usually if it's below freezing the greens are frozen and they won't have the course open. Must not be that way everywhere.


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#242 Badgergolfer2

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Posted 26 March 2015 - 03:32 AM

Im from Wisconsin, theres no such thing as, "too cold".

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Posted 29 March 2015 - 09:57 PM

I played about 7-8 holes one winter after we had a big thaw and most of the snow melted off. I was itching to play, so i pulled up to one of the courses that has a year round resturant business going that keeps it open. I told the guy at the bar I wanted to play. HE looked at me like I was nutts! He had me pay him $5 for the golf, and then he laughted at me!

I went out and played, and it was 8 below zero!

Divots weren't happening, as your club just bounced off the ground like it was cement! My biggest memory is of a few of my high irons landing on the greens and bouncing 20-30 high, as if they'd been hit onto a parking lot.


Having fed my need to golf, I withdrew early from the round late in the front nine near the parking lot.
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#244 billh17

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Posted 30 March 2015 - 07:32 AM

I use to have my temperature bottom limit at 40....now,as I get older,it has creeped up to 45...within five years or so,i'll probably

be on what I used to call "whuss temps"   50 and above....lol.......Kevin,at 8 below,is the coldest I have heard !!!

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Posted 30 March 2015 - 11:40 AM

I live in Ontario. I don't really have a limit, as long as there is no snow, i will play!

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Posted 30 March 2015 - 11:48 AM

It's all relative. If in the middle of winter there's a 40 degree day and no snow, I'll consider it. In the spring f it's below 50, it has to be sunny and no wind, and I'll walk. I'd rather not ride below 50.

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Posted 03 April 2015 - 02:54 PM

Windless and sunny 40*.

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Posted 03 April 2015 - 03:24 PM

Beginning of the season no lower limit, end of the season in fall it's around 5-10* Celsius so 40-50* fahrenheit

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Posted 04 April 2015 - 09:03 AM

Nowadays? I really do not like nor enjoy playing in weather below 50*. I'll play below that if it's a tournament or the last/first round of the year but other wise I would rather stay warm or just hit a few balls on the range.

When I was a kid/teenager? If the snow was clear there was no limit but it was usually at least 30*. My younger brother and I were traditionally always the first players out on our homecourse back in Michigan every year. As I've gotten older my body just doesn't move as well in that type of cold and the fun/enjoyment level drops off dramatically!

Some of the strangest weather I've played in was back in the Regional finals to move on to the Michigan State Championship back in the fall of 1982. It was around 36-38 degrees when we teed off that day and the temprature went down from there.
  It usually doesn't snow in Michigan in October but I was in the last group that day and with three holes to go it started snowing. By the 18th tee it was near whiteout conditions and the coaches came out to see if we were ok to finish. My coach said I could make like double bogey and we were still good to make States so I pushed to keep going and we finished up. I still remember my downhill/sidehill birdie chip on a snowy icey green, kinda weird and puts a new twist on so called "slick greens" lol!

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Posted 04 April 2015 - 06:07 PM

I have played in the 20's numerous times for the duration of the round.  Probably wouldn't do it anymore though.

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Posted 05 April 2015 - 01:16 AM

If it's not blowing a gale I'll happily play in short sleeves all the way down to frost, ie a couple of degrees C (roughly 34f). Lower than that I'll still play but need an extra layer!
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Posted 06 April 2015 - 06:17 AM

South East UK, playing at 9 degrees right now is a luxury!
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Posted 06 April 2015 - 12:27 PM

This days in the mountain, been playing with 3 degrees and strong cold wind, with temperature felt under 5 degrees.
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Posted 06 April 2015 - 01:45 PM

depends if its spring or fall and what type of swing lube is being being used.

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Posted 06 April 2015 - 03:14 PM

Anything above 10 Celsius


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Posted 06 April 2015 - 10:31 PM

when snow is falling, then it is time to not play.

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Posted 07 April 2015 - 11:25 AM

If it's my choice and not forced to play because of a tournament 60 degrees is my minimum. This is a problem considering I live in Minnesota. Just 3 more years til I graduate and get to move away �.
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Posted 26 April 2015 - 08:51 PM

upper 40's and no wind is my limit. low to mid 50s and high wind is not fun. generally a fun round is 60 and above..ideal is 70-80, tolerable is 80-90, once you get in the 90-100 range with high humidity it just sucks the energy out of you,,especially if walking

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Posted 27 April 2015 - 08:46 AM

Living in Florida it is cold to me below 60. But I would play if it was in the 50s. Once it reaches the 40s, you will find me inside.
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Posted 27 April 2015 - 09:45 AM

The coldest I've played in was -6C when we teed off.  Ground was frozen, which made for some massive drives, but pretty tricky approach shots.  'Warmed' up to about 5C by the time the round finished.

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Posted 26 May 2015 - 03:21 PM

Anything in the 40's is okay. Once we get to the 30's I pass.

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Posted 26 May 2015 - 10:48 PM

I once played a round and it was 12 F. I can't say that I would want to do that again. Now if its 40 or above I'll give it a go.

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Posted 27 May 2015 - 04:19 AM

Hardly get a chance to play cold weather here in South Africa, but during the three winter months you get some very chilly mornings (Some places around freezing). My coldest was around 5 degrees Celcius (41F) about 6:00 in the morning (cold lasted an hour). I could not feel my hands and will never attempt to do that again.

Then again, we suffer on summer days too...when the Mercury hits 40 degrees C and up (104F).

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Posted 27 May 2015 - 01:50 PM

Below 70*F

Lol gotta love Florida. Nah I'm good with cold, it's cold and windy or cold and wet I can't handle

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Posted 28 May 2015 - 02:27 PM

35 with No wind. 45 if its not to bad windy

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Posted Yesterday, 05:49 PM

Living in Chicago, I do not, will not, at any cost play golf below 50F.  Wind has to be less than 10mph as well.

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Posted Today, 08:11 AM

I'm with OPs. I'll play anytime. Temp. is relative but I WILL NOT play when it falls from the sky or in winter when the wind blows. Going to be outside in that I'll go duck hunting.




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