Cold Weather Golfing - How Was Your Round

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  • deadsolid...shankdeadsolid...shank ClubWRX Posts: 14,620 ClubWRX

    FourTops wrote:


    68F today. Still OK, but it was freezing.




    68 and freezing😂




    I get laughed at by my group because I won’t take off my jacket til it’s above 75*
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    Titleist 910H 17*
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  • deadsolid...shankdeadsolid...shank ClubWRX Posts: 14,620 ClubWRX
    RSinSG wrote:


    St. George is a year-round golf location, however I probably should have passed playing yesterday. After a short frost delay we teed off when it was 33*. I was so layered up I felt like the little brother in The Christmas Story. Front 9 was a struggle with only 1 birdie in our foursome.



    Sun broke cloud cover on the back 9 and we were able to shed some layers, but no one scored well. My buddy and I shot 79.



    My handicap goes up every winter as my lowest warm weather scores drop out of the most recent 20 rounds. I just went from 5.7 to 7.2. Mind you- I’m not complaining because I’m still playing, and it will be nice soon enough.




    The guys just had their Mesquite trip a couple weeks ago. Always finish up at Coral Canyon before the 600 mile drive home. So always have the first three tee times. Almost a two hour frost delay for them this year.
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    Titleist 910 15*
    Titleist 910H 17*
    2-6 Mizuno MP-60, 7-PW MP-67
    SC GoLo
    Vokey SM5 52,58,62
  • deadsolid...shankdeadsolid...shank ClubWRX Posts: 14,620 ClubWRX
    I think we need a filter device for these thread that won’t allow anyone with a Florida, AZ, (a warm weather place) , etc address to post in these threads. I, for one, don’t need to hear about their balmy temps. I want others to commiserate with me!



    It’s truly a thread for the cooler!
    Titleist 910 8.5
    Titleist 910 15*
    Titleist 910H 17*
    2-6 Mizuno MP-60, 7-PW MP-67
    SC GoLo
    Vokey SM5 52,58,62
  • andrueandrue Members Posts: 1,120 ✭✭
    edited Dec 5, 2018 #65


    FourTops wrote:


    68F today. Still OK, but it was freezing.




    68 and freezing��




    I get laughed at by my group because I won’t take off my jacket til it’s above 75*
    I tend to be the opposite, I'm the first to remove surplus clothing. Last weekend at 13c I seriously considered unzipping the lower half of my trousers to convert them into shorts. I'd already removed my jumper and was playing in Lycra top and tee shirt. I also always take a flask of cold water - kept in the fridge during the week to ensure it's properly chilled image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />
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  • deadsolid...shankdeadsolid...shank ClubWRX Posts: 14,620 ClubWRX
    andrue wrote:



    FourTops wrote:


    68F today. Still OK, but it was freezing.




    68 and freezing��




    I get laughed at by my group because I won’t take off my jacket til it’s above 75*
    I tend to be the opposite, I'm the first to remove surplus clothing. Last weekend at 13c I seriously considered unzipping the lower half of my trousers to convert them into shorts. I'd already removed my jumper and was playing in Lycra top and tee shirt. I also always take a flask of cold water - kept in the fridge during the week to ensure it's properly chilled image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />




    I play with a couple guys like that. Shortsleeves when it’s 40*. I’ll be in shorts to low the 40*s , but a bunch of layers up top!



    That’s the other line I got this year from one of the guys, “you can always tell it’s sh!thead (probably an accurate nickname) out there. Coat, stocking cap, winter gloves,.......and shorts,
    Titleist 910 8.5
    Titleist 910 15*
    Titleist 910H 17*
    2-6 Mizuno MP-60, 7-PW MP-67
    SC GoLo
    Vokey SM5 52,58,62
  • MoxleyMoxley Members Posts: 27
    Played a good half round today - cold, wet (though not raining for most of the round) & windy. Forgot my rain jacket so just went round in Jumper,hat,gloves, but no problems and played well considering. A couple of guys joked about my Christmas jumper as i played through them, but it was actually really good for not getting in the way of my swing, so no worries there.
  • evansmar004evansmar004 Members Posts: 76
    Starting to be those 30-40 degree weekend morning rounds here in Washington state. I tend to go from a draw player to a fade player in the cold. It might be in my head, but I feel I don't turn as well through the ball when I am frozen so the fade helps me stay on it a bit longer and feel the shorter, hold off swing.
  • rjp217rjp217 Members Posts: 230 ✭✭
    Was 45 on Monday here and felt like i had to take advantage lol. It was cold and wet so it was tough to hit anything flush not off the tee. Basically just looking to get some last season swings before the winter grind. I usually don’t even bother keeping score after Halloween, just out there to have some fun and search for my ball under the leaves.
    In Bag:

    TaylorMade M3 9.5* (Tensei Pro White 70TX)
    P790UDI 2 (Aldila RIP Alpha 105X)
    Mizuno MP18: MMC FH 3-4 / MMC 5-6 / SC 7-8 / MB 9-PW (KBS Tour 130X)
    Cleveland RTX4 Black 50* (DG TI Onyx X100)
    Cleveland RTX3 Raw 54* / 60* (DG TI Onyx X100)
    PXG Bat Attack P 375 (Black Steel)

    On Rotation:

    TaylorMade M3 15* (Aldila Rogue Silver 70X)
    Mizuno MP18 MMC FH 2 (KBS Tour 130X)
    '18 TM O-Works 7CH (Black Steel)
  • dparkdpark Members Posts: 2,509 ✭✭
    36* this morning in Portland. Shot 75. Fleeced Nike golf pants, UA turtleneck and (aptly named) Mountain Hardwear 32 Degree 1/2 zip pullover. Wool beanie.



    Amazing how good modern winter clothing is. So different from just a decade ago. Nothing bulky, can still rotate and swing freely and stay warm at the same time.



    And USB handwarmers. These bad boys are so much better than the Hotties I used to buy by the box at Costco. Just have to remember to recharge them between rounds.
    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
    Titleist SM6 wedges 52, 56, 60
    Scotty Cameron Pro Platinum Napa
  • nowitski41nowitski41 Members Posts: 357
    39 degrees, 15mph winds and drizzle just outside of Ft Worth. I’m a 9 hdc and shot 94. � still a fun day of golf.
  • No_Catchy_NicknameNo_Catchy_Nickname Kyushu,_JapanMembers Posts: 5,101 ✭✭
    About 5*C (40*F roughly) here today. The crazy thing is that on Tuesday it was getting up to about 24~25*C (~75*F). Played a course I last went round in August. I found I was having to hit about 2 clubs more than when I last played the course in summer.

    There was little to no wind, so it didn't actually feel that cold; yesterday was worse. Also, I had on a Uniqlo Gokudan Heattech polo neck, a thick long-sleeved T-shirt over that, then a **** Pringle woollen sweater from 1990. I was positively toasty out there. As I was rocking a Taylormade TPA XVIII putter, I'm surprised I wasn't mistaken for Nick Faldo. Guess it's a good thing I didn't have the Mizunos in the bag.

    For winter golf, today was pretty good. Relatively dry, no piercing wind, good company, and true greens.
    Driver: Ping G400 Tour 65S
    4w: TaylorMade R9 stock Fujikura Motore X flex
    7w TaylorMade V-steel, Quadra Fire Express RB 6SX
    Hybrid: RomaRo iBrid 23* Attas EZ 85S
    Irons (4i-PW): Wilson fg-62 S300 4/5-PW or MP4 Yoro Modus 125X 5-PW
    Wedges: Callaway MD2 T-grind combination of 52*, 56*, 58*, 60*
    Putter: Mac Jack Nicklaus Muirfield

    Old stuff: Tons of persimmon and older irons. 
  • andrueandrue Members Posts: 1,120 ✭✭
    9c here and quite nice for the most part but we've had a lot of rain recently. I had some good shots but never recaptured the great swings of recent weeks. Ended up with a 99 but I didn't lose any balls. Also it started to rain around the 14th and the 18th was a temporary tee box which was truly horrible. Just a marked out area of the fairway. Sloping slightly and with a ridge half way along. Both me and my buddy hit shocking drives and triple bogied :-/



    At least we got out and got to hit some balls and I kept it in double digits.
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    Callaway Big Bertha OS Irons (6/7/8/9/PW/AW/SW)
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    Callaway 64* Sureout wedge
    Ghost Spider Si 72 Putter
    Callaway Super Soft Yellow (White in winter).
  • nutmegchoinutmegchoi Members Posts: 25
    29F in Westchester, NY.

    No wind made everything very comfortable.

    Hardest part was pushing down the tee into the frozen turf.
    TM M2 Driver
    TM M4 3 Wood
    Ping G400 hybrids
    PXG 3011 XF Irons
    Vokey 50/56/60
    Scotty Cameron Coronado
  • No_Catchy_NicknameNo_Catchy_Nickname Kyushu,_JapanMembers Posts: 5,101 ✭✭
    andrue wrote:


    9c here and quite nice for the most part but we've had a lot of rain recently. I had some good shots but never recaptured the great swings of recent weeks. Ended up with a 99 but I didn't lose any balls. Also it started to rain around the 14th and the 18th was a temporary tee box which was truly horrible. Just a marked out area of the fairway. Sloping slightly and with a ridge half way along. Both me and my buddy hit shocking drives and triple bogied :-/



    At least we got out and got to hit some balls and I kept it in double digits.




    temporary tees like that are bad, but not as bad as temporary greens that are just cut into the fairway.
    Driver: Ping G400 Tour 65S
    4w: TaylorMade R9 stock Fujikura Motore X flex
    7w TaylorMade V-steel, Quadra Fire Express RB 6SX
    Hybrid: RomaRo iBrid 23* Attas EZ 85S
    Irons (4i-PW): Wilson fg-62 S300 4/5-PW or MP4 Yoro Modus 125X 5-PW
    Wedges: Callaway MD2 T-grind combination of 52*, 56*, 58*, 60*
    Putter: Mac Jack Nicklaus Muirfield

    Old stuff: Tons of persimmon and older irons. 
  • Big BenBig Ben Members Posts: 8,936 ✭✭
    No luck this wknd in NE Ohio. Looks promising next wknd however!
    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
  • elwhippyelwhippy Members Posts: 3,076 ✭✭
    Front 9 level par due to hot putter. Back 9 erratic as driving went a bit awry and missing fairways means hitting out of the clart and wet grass. 3 from 3 sand saves so something positive. Also found Titleist Duo Soft is a poor ball compared to other companies similar offerings...goes nowhere off the tee.
  • jah7838jah7838 Members Posts: 1,016 ✭✭
    Played yesterday morning in the DFW area. It was just above freezing when I woke up, and it got up to around 50* by the time our round was over. I went 40-45. I had 1 double on the front, and 3 double bogeys on the back image/vava.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':vava:' /> . They were all avoidable, which is more annoying. The round was much better than it was the last 3 Sundays that I played in the cold, so there is that.
    WITB
    Driver: 9.5* M3 Attas Elements MK 7s
    Fairway: Cobra F6 Baffler set to 16* with Nventix Nunchuk
    Hybrids: 19* Adams XTD Super Hybrid Black Tie 95g S / 18.5* RBZ Stage 2 S300, 23* Adams Super 9031 S300
    Irons: 5-PW Fly Z+ DGTI S400
    Wedges: 50*& 54* TM Milled Grind Standard Bounce, 58* Mid RTX 4. All wedges have DGTI S400
    Putter: Kingston KP1 Carbon Oil Can Finish
  • billh17billh17 just happy to play Members Posts: 2,846 ✭✭
    Got 9 in Saturday. It was cold. Dressed for it,carried hand warmers in my pockets. Not too bad.

    Hit a couple good drives. Must not have went too far though, i saw them land. Actually,my feet were the coldest

    for the first 4 holes. After that it was ok.
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  • dnalepocadnalepoca Members Posts: 225 ✭✭
    Played 18 yesterday here in Saint Louis. Not too cold but did have a couple layers and a beanie on. Overall after not having played a round in 7 weeks I thought I played alright. Didn’t keep score but made a couple birdies and a few pars. Don’t think I made anything worse than double. Just glad to finally have made it back out on the course
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    Cobra King baffler F6 17.5*
    Cobra King Utility 20.5*
    Wilson Staff V4 Utility 23*
    Wilson Staff FG Tour F5 irons 5-PW
    Mizuno MP T-11 52*
    Wilson Staff PMP Tour 56*
    PING Glide 2.0 TS 60*
    Taylormade TP Juno Copper
    Bridgestone Tour B XS, Srixon Z-Star XV
  • Bunker2Bunker0noBunker2Bunker0no Members Posts: 239 ✭✭
    Played Fri in northern NC, cool low 40s afternoon, but thankfully little to no wind. Had a 3 on 3 match that turned out uglier than the weather, our side lost every way. Funny line of the day was 1 of my partners is the brother of a long time Tour And Sr Tour player, super ball striker but putts like Roberto Duran. He used to "putt" with a SW, using a left hand low reverse claw grip(yeah, try to get that mental image correct)....but was using a hand me down Circle T on Friday. After missing a 2ft birdie putt on 12, our other partner handed him his SW and said, "Here, Scotty Cameron called, he wants his putter back, and you putt better with this."



    Blizzard hit Sat/Sun and now hoping this 12"+ of snow will be gone by this wkend.
  • elwhippyelwhippy Members Posts: 3,076 ✭✭
    Colder and more wind chill equals coffee and more learning. Ball was going nowhere yesterday....despite using AD333 which is a bullet. A couple of days rest before last comp of season on Saturday. Doughnut anyone?
  • scottygolfer3scottygolfer3 Members Posts: 43 ✭✭
    my scores have been pretty good, about the same as summer

    but here's the thing, i'm playing 1-2 tees shorter I haven't gotten roll (literally not a forward bounce) since August

    its been the wettest year ever in North Carolina



    so im losing 25-50 yards per tee shot due to saturated conditions



    im shooting consistently mid 70's as i was in the summer

    but my handicap has gone up 3 strokes because the rating is super low from 5900 yards

    if i shoot par every round, im a 5 handicap because of the 67 rating



    you know, thats a mis perception a lot of people have

    just because you shoot par, does not mean you are scratch



    you have to shoot the rating



    I wish the course rating got adjusted based on the weather and ground conditions

    if we had a record dry fall, i could shoot the same scores from the blues because id have the same distance in as i do from the gold tees when its wet
  • _Red__Red_ Members Posts: 32
    Got a game in on Sunday, but on winter greens now.



    So I didn't bother with putting or any short game stuff.



    First outing with M3 3wood and results were encouraging, although it should be noted I was flushing pretty much everything so will have to see how the M3 goes when I'm not swinging so well.



    It feels harder to shape the ball ( both in a controlled and in an uncontrolled way than with the M1), but I imagine I'll be able to tolerate adjusting to hitting more straight shots.
  • Dustin_JDustin_J St. Louis, MOMembers Posts: 148 ✭✭
    Got to almost 50 yesterday, but it's the time of year when it freezes overnight. The greens were pretty much frozen for the first 9 and every approach bounced about 10 feet up in the air after landing. Nice day though, and pretty fun seeing the ball bounce around like that.
  • The Mad HackerThe Mad Hacker Members Posts: 173 ✭✭
    Played yesterday here in Connecticut. Caught a decent day with temps getting into the 40's in the afternoon and no wind, so it was actually quite comfortable. It's been pretty cold the last week or so (mid-teens overnight, and not much better during the day), so the ground is frozen. Snowed a bit the day before, but just a light dusting. Teed off mid-morning with temps in the mid-30's, and it was tough to get a peg in the ground, but lots of roll on the drives. Greens had been sanded, so putting was a challenge, but overall the course was in really nice condition and I was very happy with the ball striking all day. Couple of birdies and a bunch of pars - very good for me.



    Only saw one other group on the course, so we basically had the place to ourselves. There is something about the solitude of winter golf that makes it unique. Yes, conditions can be challenging, it's tough to follow the flight of the ball against the steel gray sky, the swing is more restricted with all the layers on, etc., but...I just felt so fortunate to be out there enjoying a round of golf with friends on mid-December day in Connecticut.



    Likely my last round of 2018, but it was a great way to finish the year!
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    TM Rescue Mid - M.A.S. 55, S
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  • 1puttTUT1puttTUT Lefty with occasional game Members Posts: 3,356 ✭✭
    Another December round in Michigan yesterday. Half frozen half squishy ground but good fun. Shot 77. Felt good to take the new swing I've been working on indoors for the last three weeks outside and put it to the test.
  • andrueandrue Members Posts: 1,120 ✭✭
    My club, par 70.



    6c, damp course but sunny at first and stayed dry. No wind. I only went to practice my full swing (trying to get 'back to the target' ingrained). Overall my full swing went well but still messing up my wedges a bit. Putting was a bit weak but to be honest I was more interested in the full swing so wasn't giving it full attention. Chipping was good.



    Ended up with 88 which of course is well below my handicap and more like a summer score than winter. It bodes well for 2019 image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />
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    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).
  • elwhippyelwhippy Members Posts: 3,076 ✭✭
    Played yesterday but only as I had been entered in a 4 man team.....greens were rock hard until 14th. Below zero if you factored in wind-chill. However it was sunny and the banter was good. Playing tomorrow and it supposed to be several degrees warmer and less wind. Hopefully the ball will stop on the greens.
  • Bdog17Bdog17 Members Posts: 31 ✭✭
    34 Celsius yesterday, biggest problem was sunburn.
  • 1puttTUT1puttTUT Lefty with occasional game Members Posts: 3,356 ✭✭
    Bdog17 wrote:


    34 Celsius yesterday, biggest problem was sunburn.




    I'd rather play in 34F than 34C!
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