Rain

Lancj1Lancj1 Members Posts: 885 ✭✭
Rain. cold rain, warm rain, fine rain, heavy rain. It seems to just rain in the UK at the moment. I can honestly say if golf had to be played in the rain, I would stop playing golf. Rain, for me, takes away everything that is enjoyable about the sport.



I have just come off at 9, soaked, 9 holes filled with beginner shots, soaked cards, soaked clubs, soaked balls. I only came off at 9 because I felt it would be silly walking off after 3.



Rant over
G Max Driver, Tour 65 Stiff
G400 3 & 5 Woods Alta CB Reg
G400 2,3,4,5 Hybrids Alta CB Reg
G410 Irons, 6-U, Green Dot, Alta CB Reg + 1/2"
Glide Stealth 54 (SS) & 58 (WS) Green Dot, Alta CB Reg + 1/2"
Ping Sigma 2 Valor, Stealth

Disclaimer*

I'm a handicap golfer in my 50's. Any opinions I have about golf equipment or professional golfers or the game in general should be taken as seriously as you would the opinions of a random guy in the fourball ahead of you who just shot 92 but is usually better than that.
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  • vaca22vaca22 Commander In Beef Members Posts: 673 ✭✭
    It's the worst.



    That, and wind. I don't care for wind one bit.
  • andrueandrue Members Posts: 1,161 ✭✭
    edited Apr 24, 2018 #3
    Yeah. The weekend was gorgeous. I might try and get my usual Tuesday evening in as the satellite picture suggests a cloudless evening coming in from the West here (central England). Depends on the timing though as there's a bank of cloud which might arrive just as I set off from work.



    ****' satellite view - it always seem to reach the end of the cycle just when it's getting interesting image/wink.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' />



    But the weekend is now looking dodgy again image/sad.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':(' />
    Callaway Rogue Driver.
    Callaway Big Bertha OS Hybrids (3/4/5)
    Callaway Big Bertha OS Irons (6/7/8/9/PW/AW/SW)
    Callaway 60* Sureout wedge
    Callaway 64* Sureout wedge
    Ghost Spider Si 72 Putter
    Callaway Super Soft Yellow (White in winter).
  • Big BenBig Ben Members Posts: 8,974 ✭✭
    I don't mind the cold or the wind but the rain sucks not my thing.
    Irons: 19' Cobra CB's
    Drivers: Titleist TS3 & Cobra F9
    Fairway: Titleist 917F2
    Hybrid: A-Grind
    2 iron: Ping Rapture
    Wedges: Ping Gorge 2.0 Stealth's
    Putter: Evnroll 9.1
    Balls: ProV1
  • SixtySomePingSixtySomePing Members Posts: 5,117 ✭✭
    Lancj1 wrote:


    Rain. cold rain, warm rain, fine rain, heavy rain. It seems to just rain in the UK at the moment. I can honestly say if golf had to be played in the rain, I would stop playing golf. Rain, for me, takes away everything that is enjoyable about the sport.



    I have just come off at 9, soaked, 9 holes filled with beginner shots, soaked cards, soaked clubs, soaked balls. I only came off at 9 because I felt it would be silly walking off after 3.



    Rant over


    Does summer get much better for you? It seems like you guys are so much at the mercy of the Ocean according to andrue's satellite pic today...
  • Lancj1Lancj1 Members Posts: 885 ✭✭
    It seems worse than ever this year. We do usually get a warmer spell of dryer weather we know as summer, but it’s not Florida that’s for sure!
    G Max Driver, Tour 65 Stiff
    G400 3 & 5 Woods Alta CB Reg
    G400 2,3,4,5 Hybrids Alta CB Reg
    G410 Irons, 6-U, Green Dot, Alta CB Reg + 1/2"
    Glide Stealth 54 (SS) & 58 (WS) Green Dot, Alta CB Reg + 1/2"
    Ping Sigma 2 Valor, Stealth

    Disclaimer*

    I'm a handicap golfer in my 50's. Any opinions I have about golf equipment or professional golfers or the game in general should be taken as seriously as you would the opinions of a random guy in the fourball ahead of you who just shot 92 but is usually better than that.
  • vaca22vaca22 Commander In Beef Members Posts: 673 ✭✭
    edited Apr 24, 2018 #7
    Lancj1, does it get crazy there like it does whenever I see the Open in Scotland? Seeing guys playing in long sleeves when it's 50 degrees out in crazy wind in July is....weeeeeird.
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  • GolfChannelGolfChannel Orlando, FloridaMembers Posts: 1,737 ✭✭
    edited Apr 24, 2018 #8
    Depends on the type of rain, if it's a light or misty rain, being from Florida there is nothing better or more enjoyable especially if there is a light refreshing breeze..
    Driver: He who shall not be named...
    3 Wood: Callaway Rogue w/Project X Blue Evenflow 75
    5 Wood: Callaway Rogue w/Project X Blue Evenflow 75
    Irons: Ping iBlade Nippon AWT 2.0 Stiff
    Wedges: Callaway MD3 50, 54, and Honma TW737 Forged 62
    Putter: Original Odyssey White Hot XG No. 7
    Ball: Srixon Z-Star 2018 (Yellow)
  • andrueandrue Members Posts: 1,161 ✭✭
    edited Apr 24, 2018 #9

    Lancj1 wrote:


    Rain. cold rain, warm rain, fine rain, heavy rain. It seems to just rain in the UK at the moment. I can honestly say if golf had to be played in the rain, I would stop playing golf. Rain, for me, takes away everything that is enjoyable about the sport.



    I have just come off at 9, soaked, 9 holes filled with beginner shots, soaked cards, soaked clubs, soaked balls. I only came off at 9 because I felt it would be silly walking off after 3.



    Rant over


    Does summer get much better for you? It seems like you guys are so much at the mercy of the Ocean according to andrue's satellite pic today...
    Generally, yes. It warms up a bit (typically around 20c most days where I am(*)) and rain becomes less common. Most of our weather comes in from the Atlantic so the west coast gets the worst of the rain and parts of the east coast are almost semi-arid.



    Rain is possible on any day of the year but the odds become very much longer between May and September and if it strikes it's often only a shower. For a washout day in the summer you probably need to live further north than me image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />



    The Scottish open being in Scotland means that you can get some horrible weather even in summer. I think that's probably why the Scottish became so good at distilling whisky. With a climate like that you need a good stiff drink image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />



    And yeah, I gave up on my golf for tonight. Might have got nine in only slightly dampened but then it got serious. Looks like the clouds were forming over the land so the gap never arrived.



    (*)Half way between the lowest two dots (Birmingham and London).
    Callaway Rogue Driver.
    Callaway Big Bertha OS Hybrids (3/4/5)
    Callaway Big Bertha OS Irons (6/7/8/9/PW/AW/SW)
    Callaway 60* Sureout wedge
    Callaway 64* Sureout wedge
    Ghost Spider Si 72 Putter
    Callaway Super Soft Yellow (White in winter).
  • kozubskozubs Members Posts: 274 ✭✭
    Right now i'll take anything other than ice and snow.



    Last week a stupid ice storm with a foot of ice and snow hit us. Rain would be welcome over that crap.



    That being said, I don't mind rain, would rather play in the rain than the wind.
  • playaplaya Members Posts: 8,722 ✭✭
    vaca22 wrote:


    It's the worst.



    That, and wind. I don't care for wind one bit.


    I.can handle wind. And I can handle rain. But when you get both a the same time, you can find me at the bar.
  • BurglarBurglar J-Tibs! Members Posts: 164
    What is rain?
    [font=verdana,geneva,sans-serif]a yank from the top
    hips propel, a three night stay
    in hosel hotel[/font]
  • NJpatbeeNJpatbee Members Posts: 1,502 ✭✭
    I can handle the wind but rain, other than an occasional light shower, is a deal breaker for me. I have played through deluges and to me it is horrible - cold, wet, trouble holding the club, and water down my neck. Since I just semi-retired I can be more selective when I play.
  • golfheaven69golfheaven69 Members Posts: 1,143 ✭✭
    Sucks in NC also. Either rain or wind. Especially windy lately. This weekend looks good and we are close to really good weather.



    Courses also look so bad this time of year going through the transition.
  • FlyingLaw1FlyingLaw1 MOMembers Posts: 847 ✭✭
    I can play if rain is light. Put on the rain gear and a hat and it's tolerable. If its a moderate/steady rain I'm done, I'm not going to be miserable and play like garbage for no reason. Wind is another one... Where I live when the wind blows, it BLOWS. I'm talking 30+MPH on a lot of days. The other day I was playing a 200 yard par 3, Hit a solid 3 wood and ended up short of the green. Then hit a 9 iron 30 yards over the green a couple holes later.
    GO DAWGS
  • golfgirlrobingolfgirlrobin Members Posts: 2,310 ✭✭
    Burglar wrote:


    What is rain?




    Come on, now, I’ve been to Tucson during monsoon season. Rain drops the size of silver dollars.
    Driver: Ping G400 Max 10.5*
    Fairway: Epic Flash 14* & 20*
    Hybrid: Ping G410 22*
    Irons: TaylorMade M CGB 6-SW
    Wedges: Callaway 2019 PM Grind 59* and 64*
    Putter: Ping Cadence TR Ketsch
    Ball:  Titleist Pro V1
  • marmooskapaulmarmooskapaul Members Posts: 1,342 ✭✭
    It could be worse...you could live in Canada!!!!
  • tocinotocino Members Posts: 2,263 ✭✭
    Rain's not too bad as long as it's a light shower to medium drizzle. Anything harder, especially if you add wind then playing or finishing a round isn't worth it to me. Rain gear is important, too. I wouldn't skimp on it especially if I lived in an area where it rains a lot
  • DonMega884DonMega884 Callawaychrome Members Posts: 569
    I played an outing last year. It rained alll day. The most miserable golf I ever played
  • andrueandrue Members Posts: 1,161 ✭✭
    Sheesh. Today we've had a mix of sunshine, drizzle, thunder, lightning and hail with and without strong winds.



    's mad!
    Callaway Rogue Driver.
    Callaway Big Bertha OS Hybrids (3/4/5)
    Callaway Big Bertha OS Irons (6/7/8/9/PW/AW/SW)
    Callaway 60* Sureout wedge
    Callaway 64* Sureout wedge
    Ghost Spider Si 72 Putter
    Callaway Super Soft Yellow (White in winter).
  • 51phantom51phantom Members Posts: 33


    It could be worse...you could live in Canada!!!!


    I think Canada has a far better golf season weather wise than Scotland and england. Unfortunately the season is only about 7.5 months max everywhere but the west coast.
  • jholzjholz Members Posts: 1,367 ✭✭
    Rain is just a pain in the a**. Trying to keep everything dry, wiping down your grips, etc. etc. etc. is just more trouble than it's worth.



    Many moons ago, I lost my grip on a tee shot in the rain - club slipped right out of my hands at the top of the follow-through and ended up in a tree. The only thing worse than playing golf in the rain is climbing trees in the rain - especially in golf shoes.
    Cleveland Launcher HB 10.5* - Stock Miyazaki C. Kua 50 Stiff
    Callaway Diablo Octane Tour 13* - Aldila NV 75 Stiff
    or
    Callaway Diablo Edge Tour 15* - Accra Dymatch M5 75
    Mizuno F-50 18* - Stock Stiff
    or
    Callaway Diablo Edge Tour Hybrid 21* - Aldila NV 85 Stiff
    Callaway RAZR Tour Hybrid 24* - Stock XStiff
    5 - PW Cleveland CG7 Tour Black Pearl - DGSL S300
    Vokey Design 200 Series 52* Stock Wedge (?)
    Cleveland CG15 Oilcan 56* Stock Wedge
    Callaway X-Series JAWS Slate CC 58* Stock Wedge
    Odyssey White Ice #7 - Golf Pride Oversize
  • Conrad1953Conrad1953 Members Posts: 15,061 ✭✭
    Our rain comes with electricity most of the time........and so the horns blow and it's a race

    for shelter.



    On another note I thought you guys in the UK said if it ain't raining and the wind ain't blowing

    it ain't golf!
  • Chip32Chip32 Members Posts: 154 ✭✭
    vaca22 wrote:
    It's the worst.



    That, and wind. I don't care for wind one bit.




    Of all the elements - it's unequivocally the worst SOB of them all



    Rain ain't got s*** on the wind



    The cold is a close 2nd
  • WinKiePieWinKiePie Members Posts: 141
    Rain+cold+wind = time to call in sick for work image/fie.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':fie:' />
  • StrömsborgStrömsborg StockholmMembers Posts: 520 ✭✭
    Get a decent pair of rain gloves, the variety that is supposed to be wet and you wear on both hands, and keep them on the whole round. Playing in rain isn’t very enyojable but if you are on a golf trip or have entered a tourney and must play whatever the weather a pair of rain gloves will let you concentrate on the game and not your equipment.

    Waterproofs will also alliow you to get rid of the umbrella. The key is to strip away everything that must be kept dry.



    Personally I also like to add five strokes to my hcp and try to beat that. In horrible weather you cant expect to play to your usual standard.
    Hey chopper, what are you hitting there?

    Titleist 910 8.5°
    TM SLDR S 17°
    Mizuno MP Fli-Hi 21° and 24°
    Titleist AP2 710 5-pw
    MacGregor MT Pro DW 52, 56, 60­°
    Ping Piper S

    After how long does being "out of form" turn into "a bad golfer"?
  • wkuo3wkuo3 RELEASE Members Posts: 3,858 ✭✭
    Rain also returned this weekend after last week's record breaking "Indian Summer" like temperature.

    Besides the moisture, the temperature has a near 30° F swing . A few days mid week last week hit over 80°F and today the high will be in the mid 50° F. Rained mostly all day, rain tomorrow and the next day.

    But good news is, Sunny days will return mid week next week, again.



    Inconsistent weather pattern is about the only consistency in recent years. We pray nothing worst will happen.
  • Spooky67Spooky67 Members Posts: 1,330 ✭✭
    Rain isn’t a problem. I enjoy playing in any weather. We bail when there is serious lighting but that’s about it.
  • golfnmudd  golfnmudd golfnmudd Members Posts: 502 ✭✭
    I’d almost rather play in the rain, than a sunny day the day after it rained and, although the weather is awesome, the course is soaked and I hit fat shots all day.
  • dparkdpark Members Posts: 2,527 ✭✭
    Surprised to hear a UK golfer complaining about rain. Might as well complain about death and taxes.



    You've got one of the best makers of rain gear over there (Galvin Green). Being in Portland, OR, we get a lot of rain too, but if we didn't play in the rain, we would only be golfing 3 months out of the year.



    Foul weather golf gear has gotten orders of magnitude better in the last decade. I can play in 40* F temps with rain and it is no problem. Would I rather golf in 70* and sunshine? Sure but not gonna happen. At least with modern clothing, you can stay warm, dry and not feel like the Michelin man when swinging a golf club.
    Old stuff:
    1962 Tommy Armour AT2W Driver
    1953 Macgregor M65W EOM 3 wood
    1978 H&B PowerBilt Citation 4 wood
    1984 Ben Hogan Apex PC 2-E
    1968 Wilson Dual Wedge
    1964 Acushnet O-SET M6S Bullseye Putter

    New stuff
    Cobra ZL 10.5 driver
    Adams 5050 16 fairway wood
    Adams A2P 20* hybrid
    Titleist 716 MB irons 4-PW
    Callaway Mack Daddy wedges 52, 56, 60
    Scotty Cameron Pro Platinum Napa
  • hybrid25hybrid25 michiganMembers Posts: 1,555 ✭✭
    I'm retired now, and I dislike rain wind and cold. I have more days I can play now so if it is too uncomfortable I just don't play. Yes, rain just ruins the game of golf, as well as cold and windy days.
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