US Open; Spectators and players: please wear DEET.

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  • moegolfer11moegolfer11 steal your face right off your head Members  2185WRX Points: 125Handicap: +1Posts: 2,185 Platinum Tees
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    Treat your clothes with Permethrin spray. Lightweight synthetic or polyester pants are a huge help too. Most outdoor outfitters sell them. Eddie Bauer's are great.
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    Ticks are definitely a problem here in NY and my family in Wisconsin tells me they are a problem there too. One course here (now closed for a solar farm) appropriately named "Tall Grass" must have been a tick resort because we'd all end up with at least 1-2 crawling on us before the end of a round. Will be less of a problem for pro's since they wear long pants, though I'd suggest they wear lighter colors so their caddies can spot them easier.
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    Treat your clothes with Permethrin spray. Lightweight synthetic or polyester pants are a huge help too. Most outdoor outfitters sell them. Eddie Bauer's are great.






    The last time I broached the doors of an Eddie Bauer was ~15 years ago. It smelled of walnuts and suede.

    No thanks.
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  • glkglk send it in jerome Kodak, Tn/Chucktown, Sc via Chicago & BurghMembers  4115WRX Points: 713Posts: 4,115 Titanium Tees
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    Given the forecast, might be best served by wearing some water proof footwear. Last year Oakmont became a real mess in spots for the fans. Behind and around the 3rd green was just a big mud pit. Other spots too. We spent one delay in an atm hut with about 20 other folks - can you say uncomfortable. Forecast is warm and muggy with possible severe storms - nws projects 3+ inches through Sunday - given the spotty nature of TS this could mean a real washout at times or little to no effect other than weather delays. Looks like most of this might fall before Thursday with some on Friday/Saturday. Nice day forecast for Sunday.
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    glk wrote:


    Given the forecast, might be best served by wearing some water proof footwear. Last year Oakmont became a real mess in spots for the fans. Behind and around the 3rd green was just a big mud pit. Other spots too. We spent one delay in an atm hut with about 20 other folks - can you say uncomfortable. Forecast is warm and muggy with possible severe storms - nws projects 3+ inches through Sunday - given the spotty nature of TS this could mean a real washout at times or little to no effect other than weather delays. Looks like most of this might fall before Thursday with some on Friday/Saturday. Nice day forecast for Sunday.




    Considerable rain right before/during golf tournaments is definitely a pain. I made the mistake a couple of years ago of wearing mesh running shoes to the Byron Nelson during a month-long wet spell. Wet feet all day and a ruined pair of shoes is no fun.
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    they really ruin the spring & summer for me, especially mtn biking/hiking............a ball in the woods? **** i consider it lost and would never search for one anymore - got lymes a year ago, and while not really bad and under control, i would never venture anywhere i had to walk through long grass. be safe you guys, take any precautions if you could.
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  • buckeyeflbuckeyefl Members  6106WRX Points: 1,101Posts: 6,106 Titanium Tees
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    games wrote:

    m4ttylite wrote:

    games wrote:



    If you are going to the US Open, please wear DEET-containing insect repellent on your legs at the least.



    That tall grass has tens of millions of ticks, and in Wisconsin you do not want to be bitten by a tick.



    Good idea to check yourself for ticks at the end of the day.








    Born and raised, lived over 50 years here. Played in forests, swamps, and all points in between. Never had a tick in any way shape or form...

    Welcome to Wisconsin. Ignore the non-native trolls...




    I don't think his warning of ticks in tall grass was in any way/shape/form an attempt to troll or insult your home state lmao.




    Nor was my response an attempt to troll or insult those nice enough to visit this area for the first time. Simply provide first hand knowledge of the area from someone who lived here all his life. Ticks in a prairie setting with few trees? LMFAO...


    Winner of clueless internet comment of the day. Wow.
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    larrybud wrote:
    games wrote:



    If you are going to the US Open, please wear DEET-containing insect repellent on your legs at the least.



    That tall grass has tens of millions of ticks, and in Wisconsin you do not want to be bitten by a tick.



    Good idea to check yourself for ticks at the end of the day.




    Born and raised, lived over 50 years here. Played in forests, swamps, and all points in between. Never had a tick in any way shape or form...

    Welcome to Wisconsin. Ignore the non-native trolls...




    I've lived in Michigan for 48 years, and never had a tick on me the entire time.. Until this year, and found TWO within a month's time. Found them fast enough where neither bit me, but did find one on my head, at which point my wife called me a "tick head" for a couple of weeks. lolI've lived in Michigan for 48 years, and never had a tick on me the entire time.. Until this year, and found TWO within a month's time. Found them fast enough where neither bit me, but did find one on my head, at which point my wife called me a "tick head" for a couple of weeks. lol




    Ticks on the head cause a condition referred to as repeat postitis



    You, my friend, are infected
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    He wasn't burrowed in at all, just in my hair.
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    I grew up in the area and have been bit multiple times by horse and deer flies. Horse fly bites are painful and leave a quarter sized welt. Late in the day the mosquites will descend. Lots of lakes nearby for them to breed in.
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    I thought I had a case of the crabs once....but only counted 23.
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    Oh please Fox please bring in Greg Norman to do a detailed piece on deer ticks. A great follow up to ear crystals.
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    This thread is the answer to why shorts aren't allowed at the US Open.
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    I once had to get Mrs. Sprinkle up at 5:30 in the morning to pull an embedded tick out of my left butt cheek with a pair of tweezzers. They love the sweet stuff (she was a bit less enthralled).
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    After reading this thread I feel like there are ticks crawling all over me now. #heebeejeebees
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    I'm taking a very nice looking lady to the U.S. Open with me. I'll need to check her for ticks when we're done.



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    Treat your clothes with Permethrin spray. Lightweight synthetic or polyester pants are a huge help too. Most outdoor outfitters sell them. Eddie Bauer's are great.




    You are correct. Permethrin-based spray on clothing especially on lower legs and ankles (socks) will repel ticks - much more effective than DEET. I live in Wisconsin and deer ticks are common in much of the state and are a real threat for Lyme and other tick-borne diseases. https://www.wiscontext.org/deer-ticks-wisconsin-and-diseases-they-carry
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    salmon1a wrote:



    Treat your clothes with Permethrin spray. Lightweight synthetic or polyester pants are a huge help too. Most outdoor outfitters sell them. Eddie Bauer's are great.




    You are correct. Permethrin-based spray on clothing especially on lower legs and ankles (socks) will repel ticks - much more effective than DEET. I live in Wisconsin and deer ticks are common in much of the state and are a real threat for Lyme and other tick-borne diseases. https://www.wiscontext.org/deer-ticks-wisconsin-and-diseases-they-carry




    Saved my life last time I went camping. It's funny I saw Jimmy Walker send out a tweet (i think it was a tweet) about checking for ticks and using the proper precautions. I'd imagine he will be fielding some questions this week about it.
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    Growing up we would go camping on AEP's Re Creation land in southwest OH. It's about 30k acres of reclaimed strip mines. My dad and I named different areas that probably hadn't seen a human in years. One of those spots was "Tick Mountain". The name was given for pretty obvious reasons. I went up and over a big hill to scout a lake that the topo map said was there. It was and it looked like great fishing. As I emerged from this trek and came out of the chest high grass my light colored khaki pants were decidedly darker, and moving. Once I determined the cause I stripped down buck naked right there and immediately started picking the ticks off of me. Luckily only a couple had started the skeavy part of their existence.



    That entire area was infested big time so we adapted. We came up with a whole new dress code for this area. Long pants tucked into knee high socks, shirts tucked in and duck taped over the bicep area. We finished off this new fashion with a healthy dose of a cologne called Deep Woods Off. No doubt we were quite attractive to the women folk of the area. We also used to joke about said womenfolk, something long the lines of she was an automatic ten if she had ten or more teeth. We did run into a true ten one time at one of the main campsites, she was sunbathing buck naked. I was approximately 13 at the time and it was the first time I had seen a women naked. She seemed pretty nonfazed as we strolled by and waved. She waved back. I was definitely fazed.
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    games wrote:



    If you are going to the US Open, please wear DEET-containing insect repellent on your legs at the least.



    That tall grass has tens of millions of ticks, and in Wisconsin you do not want to be bitten by a tick.



    Good idea to check yourself for ticks at the end of the day.




    Born and raised, lived over 50 years here. Played in forests, swamps, and all points in between. Never had a tick in any way shape or form...

    Welcome to Wisconsin. Ignore the non-native trolls...




    Born and raised in Wisconsin and you've never had a tick? Simply put, you don't go outside in wild areas. Most city people haven't had ticks.
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    Northern Illinois is not immune to the little buggers either. The pests have an ever expanding territory.



    Long pants, headwear, proper application of repellent and you have taken good steps.



    Strolling into obviously high exposure areas adds risk.



    The fescue at Erin Hills is quite similar to our course at Shepherd's Crook, just south of the Wisconsin-Illinois border.



    Why gamble? The swarms of gnats and mosquitos by themselves will have you scratching for a week.



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