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

dcfasdcfas Tempus FugitMembers Posts: 874 ✭✭
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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  • mesquite2mesquite2 Members Posts: 761 ✭✭
    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.
  • tmfool tmfool Members Posts: 1,828 ✭✭
    12/5
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  • Ace2000Ace2000 Members Posts: 483
    Indiana, just played yesterday! Upper 40s. Rest of week should be mostly playable in the 42-51 range!!!
  • Matchplay10033Matchplay10033 Members Posts: 626 ✭✭
    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!
  • dnalepocadnalepoca Members Posts: 225 ✭✭
    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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  • Big BenBig Ben Members Posts: 9,034 ✭✭
    edited Dec 17, 2017 #7
    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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  • NJpatbeeNJpatbee Members Posts: 1,514 ✭✭
    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.
  • mhawkmhawk Members Posts: 66
    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...
  • deadsolid...shankdeadsolid...shank ClubWRX Posts: 14,683 ClubWRX
    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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  • WarrickWarrick ClubWRX Posts: 10,361 ClubWRX
    Iowa, played yesterday, 55, hoping to play Monday, then it looks like the 20's are coming....
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  • irvtrainirvtrain Denver, COMembers Posts: 1,014 ✭✭
    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.
  • wkuo3wkuo3 RELEASE Members Posts: 3,915 ✭✭
    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.
  • andrueandrue Members Posts: 1,203 ✭✭
    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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  • Hawkeye77Hawkeye77 Countdown to The Masters! ClubWRX Posts: 17,828 ClubWRX
    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.
  • Tim SchochTim Schoch Swing like it already happened. ClubWRX Posts: 1,072 ClubWRX
    I'm playing Tuesday in Charlottesville, VA. Temps will be in the mid-60s.
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  • sdandreasdandrea Steve Members Posts: 2,383 ✭✭
    edited Dec 17, 2017 #17
    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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  • BNGLBNGL Members Posts: 1,680 ✭✭
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    Today. Mid 70's and a little breeze off the ocean
  • Tim SchochTim Schoch Swing like it already happened. ClubWRX Posts: 1,072 ClubWRX
    BNGL wrote:


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




    Sorry for the cold snap down there.
    "I refuse to join any club that would have me as a member."
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    Adams Idea A12 #4 Hybrid 21* VTS Proforce reg graphite
    PING G25 blue dot, 5-L, graphite reg
    Putter: Odyssey White Hot Pro #1
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  • BNGLBNGL Members Posts: 1,680 ✭✭
    Tim Schoch wrote:
    BNGL wrote:


    7e2d23e6574c8ae44b2bb1cb82c0508f.jpg



    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
  • SBH9458SBH9458 Go Army! Beat Navy! Members Posts: 923 ✭✭
    Going to play Tuesday here unless work stops me. Supposed to be 60F. I’d love to get in 18!!!
  • jjdamjjdam Salt Spring IslandMembers Posts: 84 ✭✭
    Wet and cold 9 deg C but still worked up a sweat playing 9 holes and 2 balls today in BC. Lots of mud balls and goose crap but had an awesome time.
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  • nixnix Members Posts: 1,010 ✭✭
    played last saturday.
  • Boricua GolfBoricua Golf Members Posts: 3,380 ✭✭
    edited Dec 18, 2017 #24
    sdandrea wrote:


    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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  • FergusonFerguson Members Posts: 4,828 ✭✭
    Still playing in VA.
  • bullie76bullie76 Members Posts: 2,178 ✭✭
    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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  • ani5009ani5009 High Bridge, NJMembers Posts: 305 ✭✭
    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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  • HatsForBatsHatsForBats Members Posts: 1,608 ✭✭
    edited Dec 18, 2017 #28
    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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  • GLF4EVRGLF4EVR Members Posts: 796 ✭✭
    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.
  • gripandripgripandrip Members Posts: 982 ✭✭
    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.



    Southeast Michigan
  • eHawleywoodeHawleywood Members Posts: 92 ✭✭
    Nashville here, I could play today if I wanted, although its a little wet. Gonna play in Memphis on thursday and will be in LR over the weekend, probably play at least once there.
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