Cold Weather Golfing - How Was Your Round

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  • DeeBee30DeeBee30 Members Posts: 318 ✭✭
    Played outside Chicago last week when it was in the mid 40*s...I ask the pro shop guy what to expect on the course, and he says approach shots are bouncing 10+ feet in the air. The first tee was so frozen, I broke 3 tees trying to tee up the ball, so I believed the warning. First hole approach is about 145 to a back pin from middle of fairway. I club down to land just in front of the green - about 120 yds. The ball stopped dead in its pitch mark. It took a chip and 3 putts to get down for a double bogey on a green running about negative 3 on the stimp.



    Second hole: 90-ish yard approach on a par 5. Decide to land the ball on the front of the green and play for the big hop. The ball stops within a foot of its pitch mark on the heavily sanded green. 3 more putts on shag carpeting masquerading as a green.



    Played the rest of the course straight up in terms of carry into the greens, and virtually every ball stopped within 5-8 feet of its pitch mark. After getting the green speeds dialed in, the rest of the putting day was much better.



    Just glad to be playing any kind of golf in December/January in Chicago!
  • gripandripgripandrip Members Posts: 976 ✭✭
    1puttTUT wrote:

    gripandrip wrote:

    1puttTUT wrote:


    Enjoyed a rare January round in Michigan yesterday. Near 50 degrees and sunny. Walked 18 with a couple buddies while having beers and cigars plus a few whiskey flask pulls for birdies.




    Great day yesterday here around Detroit. Got in 18 with our foursome. This was my third round since December 23. Loving this great weather.




    Where did u play?




    Fox Hills in Plymouth. The (3) nines at the Classic course are usually open all year round... unless it is just too wet.
  • 1puttTUT1puttTUT Lefty with occasional game Members Posts: 3,345 ✭✭
    gripandrip wrote:

    1puttTUT wrote:

    gripandrip wrote:

    1puttTUT wrote:


    Enjoyed a rare January round in Michigan yesterday. Near 50 degrees and sunny. Walked 18 with a couple buddies while having beers and cigars plus a few whiskey flask pulls for birdies.




    Great day yesterday here around Detroit. Got in 18 with our foursome. This was my third round since December 23. Loving this great weather.




    Where did u play?




    Fox Hills in Plymouth. The (3) nines at the Classic course are usually open all year round... unless it is just too wet.




    Gotcha. That's a bit of a hike from me in Lake Orion. I ended up playing The Fountains in Clarkston and it was in surprisingly good shape.
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    Cobra F8 16* w/ Aldila Blue 2KXVs
    Titleist 915H 18* w/Aldila Rogue 95MSI
    Titleist 913H 21* w/Diamana 92Hy
    Titleist 915H 24* w/Diamana 92Hy
    Mizuno 919F 66-GW w/Nippon Modus3 105s
    Titleist Vokey SM6 54*/58* w/ Nippon Modus3 125s
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  • buckrogers71buckrogers71 Members Posts: 277 ✭✭
    Played Sunday in south jersey. Fighting a bad back that is getting better but the wind was a bear. 85 w/ 6 penalties and 2 3 jacks. I know I should rest my back, but I cant help it...lol.
  • 86020818602081 Members Posts: 1,879 ✭✭
    Walked 18 Saturday.. it was about 45 degrees with 8 mph wind..



    Grounds were very saturated and muddy..



    Scored 84, lost money... High Handicappers won all the money....



    Not Fair..
  • SammyShafSammyShaf Members Posts: 288 ✭✭
    Walked 27 at the only site of a major in Virginia. Putting was fun, tee shots soared, but dormant bermuda made my short game look questionable. I enjoyed good company.
    If anything can go right, it might!
  • aiyyeraiyyer Members Posts: 1,468 ✭✭
    SammyShaf wrote:
    Walked 27 at the only site of a major in Virginia. Putting was fun, tee shots soared, but dormant bermuda made my short game look questionable. I enjoyed good company.


    Kingsmill?

  • MountainGoatMountainGoat Mid-MarylandMembers Posts: 1,660 ✭✭
    Lovely day in mid-Maryland yesterday, and I was able to hit balls for only the third time since my accident. Spent about and hour-and-a-half on the range and chipping area mostly focusing on target visualization and pre-shot routine. Had lunch at the bar (turkey club and a diet coke) and then spent another 30 minutes on the putting green. The sun came out about 1:30. Nice day. Probably the last one we'll have here for several weeks.
  • nutmegchoinutmegchoi Members Posts: 25
    Jury duty cut short because the case settled before jury selection.

    I got to play weekday golf!



    44F, super foggy from the rain over night to am.



    Walked alone first 8 holes then 3 seniors in jeans adopted me.



    Really enjoyed playing with those gentlemen.

    They even offer me to join their regular Friday golf but unfortunately I have to work.

    Hope to run into them again.
    TM M2 Driver
    TM M4 3 Wood
    Ping G400 hybrids
    PXG 3011 XF Irons
    Vokey 50/56/60
    Scotty Cameron Coronado
  • andrueandrue Members Posts: 1,155 ✭✭
    edited Jan 13, 2019 10:52am #161
    10c, overcast, breezy. My favourite course, Kirtlington. Had a very nice game - I'm beginning to think that my swing work is paying off. I only had two push fades and they were both on the back nine when I was trying to over swing. The last drive on the 18th was beautiful. I even got a birdie on one hole with a great drive and an awesome 3 hybrid to the green. Only issue I noticed was that my approaches were still a bit short. I think my new swing is imparting more backspin as the balls aren't running up the green like they used to. They pretty much stop where they've landed.



    Came away with a rather nice +17 or 87 overall.



    Unfortunately my new golf trolley appears to have stripped a gear so that'll have to be sent off for repair. Mildly annoying but knowing them there's a possibility they'll just drop a new trolley off when they pick the old one up.
    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).
  • No_Catchy_NicknameNo_Catchy_Nickname Kyushu,_JapanMembers Posts: 5,189 ✭✭
    andrue wrote:


    10c, overcast, breezy. My favourite course, Kirtlington. Had a very nice game - I'm beginning to think that my swing work is paying off. I only had two push fades and they were both on the back nine when I was trying to over swing. The last drive on the 18th was beautiful. I even got a birdie on one hole with a great drive and an awesome 3 hybrid to the green. Only issue I noticed was that my approaches were still a bit short. I think my new swing is imparting more backspin as the balls aren't running up the green like they used to. They pretty much stop where they've landed.



    Came away with a rather nice +17 or 87 overall.



    Unfortunately my new golf trolley appears to have stripped a gear so that'll have to be sent off for repair. Mildly annoying but knowing them there's a possibility they'll just drop a new trolley off when they pick the old one up.




    The only time I got any rollout playing winter golf in the UK was when the ground was frozen. Otherwise, it was just too wet.
    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: 8,972 ✭✭
    edited Jan 13, 2019 11:43am #163
    We are officially shut down in Northeastern Ohio until the next warm up. Bummer! Love my winter golf and we had a GREAT run this year. BB
    Post edited by Unknown User on
    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
  • andrueandrue Members Posts: 1,155 ✭✭

    andrue wrote:


    10c, overcast, breezy. My favourite course, Kirtlington. Had a very nice game - I'm beginning to think that my swing work is paying off. I only had two push fades and they were both on the back nine when I was trying to over swing. The last drive on the 18th was beautiful. I even got a birdie on one hole with a great drive and an awesome 3 hybrid to the green. Only issue I noticed was that my approaches were still a bit short. I think my new swing is imparting more backspin as the balls aren't running up the green like they used to. They pretty much stop where they've landed.



    Came away with a rather nice +17 or 87 overall.



    Unfortunately my new golf trolley appears to have stripped a gear so that'll have to be sent off for repair. Mildly annoying but knowing them there's a possibility they'll just drop a new trolley off when they pick the old one up.




    The only time I got any rollout playing winter golf in the UK was when the ground was frozen. Otherwise, it was just too wet.
    Yeah, I'm sure that's a factor. But usually I expect a little roll-out all year round because I don't generally hit high balls. With my new swing though I'm hitting wedges that launch the ball quite nicely. It's going to be interesting adapting to the changes as spring rolls around.
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    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).
  • MountainGoatMountainGoat Mid-MarylandMembers Posts: 1,660 ✭✭
    Starting times pushed back a bit this morning...



  • No_Catchy_NicknameNo_Catchy_Nickname Kyushu,_JapanMembers Posts: 5,189 ✭✭
    andrue wrote:


    Yeah, I'm sure that's a factor. But usually I expect a little roll-out all year round because I don't generally hit high balls. With my new swing though I'm hitting wedges that launch the ball quite nicely. It's going to be interesting adapting to the changes as spring rolls around.




    Sounds like you've got a better ball flight now. Just club up!
    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: 1,155 ✭✭


    Starting times pushed back a bit this morning...



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    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).
  • breakingbadbreakingbad Members Posts: 112
    Have had a few under 80 rounds in past 10 days and cant post them due to inactive period here in Maryland.



    Also an 84 and 83.



    I have noticed that the winter temps and wind may hurt a golfers game but the greens being more forgiving can help a golfer.





    Now its all that white stuff. Watching the web.com at emerald bay. This is torture





  • caniac6caniac6 Members Posts: 2,703 ✭✭
    I've played less this winter than any winter in recent memory. I hasn't been that cold, but it's been so wet it's been miserable!
  • driverheaddriverhead Members Posts: 866 ✭✭
    i played steady golf thru Jan 9.(Super wet winter mud season on dormant bermuda, most rain in 2018 in over 100 years ) WE have 12 inches of snow on the ground now and more coming. Its the dead of winter and spring cant come fast enough. It will take forever to melt unless we get a warm rain followed by a week of dry weather.
  • nutmegchoinutmegchoi Members Posts: 25
    Golf on Saturday and snowboard on Sunday.

    That was a good weekend.



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    Ping G400 hybrids
    PXG 3011 XF Irons
    Vokey 50/56/60
    Scotty Cameron Coronado
  • 86020818602081 Members Posts: 1,879 ✭✭


    Starting times pushed back a bit this morning...







    Same for me in Cincinnati, Ohio..

    I think I'm done for Month of January.. It's going to get colder, which means that the snow isn't going anywhere soon..

    Sucks..
  • MountainGoatMountainGoat Mid-MarylandMembers Posts: 1,660 ✭✭
    8602081 wrote:



    Starting times pushed back a bit this morning...







    Same for me in Cincinnati, Ohio..

    I think I'm done for Month of January.. It's going to get colder, which means that the snow isn't going anywhere soon..

    Sucks..




    Yep. Here in the mid-Atlantic we're expecting ultra-cold temperatures for the next 6-8 weeks. We're not going to see much grass until March.
  • andrueandrue Members Posts: 1,155 ✭✭
    A bit of a cold snap coming to us as well but no sign of anything out of the ordinary yet. Might see a few snow flakes now and again but probably nothing worse than a light dusting overnight.
    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).
  • platgofplatgof platgof ClubWRX Posts: 1,432 ClubWRX
    I had a hard time playing in 40-50*F weather, just not warm enough to get loose. I want the ball to fly, but cold weather with wet grounds doesn't work out to well.
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    F9 5-6 WD
    F9 7-8 WD
    OS 5 & 6 Hybrid
    P790 5-PW
    Glide AW, SW, LW
    TM Spider Pro Red C/S
    B330RX
  • andrueandrue Members Posts: 1,155 ✭✭
    Booked Sunday's round today. Predicted to be overcast, 4c max and 8mph wind. We're playing Rye Hill which as the name implies isn't very sheltered. So it'll be a pair of winter gloves which is unlikely to help my score. But at least I'm getting onto the course image/smile.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).
  • andrueandrue Members Posts: 1,155 ✭✭
    4c, dull with some sun. No wind. Ground was soft but not muddy. Ended up +19 for 91 which was pretty good. My driver continues to go well and my wedges continue to come up short. Putting was good. Definitely looking forward to what I can do in better conditions.
    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).
  • eebombeebomb Members Posts: 544 ✭✭
    1puttTUT wrote:


    Enjoyed a rare January round in Michigan yesterday. Near 50 degrees and sunny. Walked 18 with a couple buddies while having beers and cigars plus a few whiskey flask pulls for birdies.
    what course was open?
  • rxk9fanrxk9fan MidwestMembers Posts: 760 ✭✭
    I have been able to get out, but there is a LOT of mud and now very cold (yesterday the temp with windchill never made it above 15F). I see nothing in the next 10 days that resembles golf. I had found a pretty good groove after the first of 4 lessons I have booked. 2 rounds in a row under par but Friday it was cold and windy and I threw an 80 on an easy course.

    The thing I am most looking forward to is my next lesson. The pro went to Mexico for 3 weeks which did give me time to work on lesson 1. He should be back next week and I am really looking forward to lesson 2. I probably hit less than 10 shots during the first lesson, but with video that was enough for him to identify my biggest problem (not what I thought but pictures don't lie) and suggest how to fix it. So far paying big dividends with more distance and better dispersion. Winters are a great time for me to take lessons. The weather slows me down enough to work on the game instead of playing golf.
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    Taylormade M4 tour 3 wood with stiff Oban Kiyoshi Tour Limited
    Cobra Baffler 6 with UST Elements Stiff
    Srixon U65 4i with SteelFiber R
    Srixon Z765 with SteelFiber R shafts
    or
    Cobra Black Forged Tec 4i - AW with Recoil F4 shafts
    Vokey 58, 54, 50
    Taylormade Spider X

    I am thinking about playing golf next year instead of HOing clubs!  
    Oh, changed my mind and still HOing ....but HC finally moving in the right direction.
    Definitions: HOing is changing any spot in your bag 3 or more times in a year
                       Optimizing is changing any/every spot in your bag up to twice a year :-)
  • bodhi555bodhi555 Members Posts: 736 ✭✭
    Played at one of the courses I'm a member of today - The Chase just outside Cannock. Was about 3 degrees, a bit foggy, very little wind and generally very cold and miserable. Course was very playable though, fairways fairly firm and very receptive greens. Playing off full greens and tees, with the exception of the Par 3s which were on decent mats.



    Only went for 9 as I hurt my back go karting in the week and didn't want to push it after a range session yesterday, but walked off 36 shots later (par 37) with an enormous grin on my face. All the work I've been doing on my game has started paying off, as I hit every fairway and got up and down 5 times (100% success rate).



    Just need to figure out how to do it in a comp now lol
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    The Stenson: Nike Vapor Fly 3W - Mitsubishi JvlnFX 74 X-Flex
    The Walking Stick: Titleist 818 H2 19 degree - Aldila Rogue Max 85X
    The Blades: Nike VR Pro 4i - PW - DG S400 TI Shaft
    The Rusties: Nike Engage 50, 54 Square Sole, 58 Toe Sweep
    The Putter: Nike "The Oven" Method 003
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    Bag: Sun Mountain Four Five

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    Wedge: Nike Engage 58 Dual Sole
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  • andrueandrue Members Posts: 1,155 ✭✭
    bodhi555 wrote:


    Just need to figure out how to do it in a comp now lol
    You and me both - though I managed it once last year and I'm improving. But my course changes from 5,700 to 6,100 yards which is quite a difference. A couple of the par 3s actually become out of range for me at 235 (rare I can drive that and the green is set into a steep bank that slopes left down to right) and 208 (I can drive that but there are bunkers guarding the approach that make it risky).



    http://www.cherwelledgegolfclub.co.uk/scorcard.html
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    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).
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