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Winter Golf Withdrawal Symptoms

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platgofplatgof platgofClubWRX  2108WRX Points: 314Handicap: 17Posts: 2,108 ClubWRX
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I am having a hard time with the weather being very cold, and not being able to play golf. The idea of waiting for warm weather is driving me nuts. Snow is on the forecast and that does not help at all. I guess I can read about golf swing improvements, but is that like throwing logs into the fire? I can only clean and resort my clubs so many times. I need support!
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  • KAndyManKAndyMan JUST GOTTA SEND IT!!! Trident/Lowcountry areaMembers  427WRX Points: 175Handicap: ManyPosts: 427 Greens
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    I was literally just thinking this while driving home. I was sitting at a red light debating trying the new cobra irons and i swear my hands started twitching. Thought i might ask the guys on here the same question. So i put it off and took the dog for a walk. Mid walk i realized i had found a 5' stick and was practicing my driver swing right there on the sidewalk next to a fairly busy road. Im sure the people driving by were thinking "man that guy has some issues!" Indoor golf is cool and so is playing with LM but its just not the same.
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  • BrianMcGBrianMcG Members  2377WRX Points: 670Posts: 2,377 Platinum Tees
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    Driver vs. Driver re-runs.
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  • MarkripMarkrip Boss fan 62 Members  1813WRX Points: 364Posts: 1,813 Platinum Tees
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    My brother in law drafted me to be to be his partner in his indoor golf league. It should help keep me sharp over the winter.
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  • jvincentjvincent Members  1732WRX Points: 989Posts: 1,732 Platinum Tees
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    platgof wrote:
    <br />
    I am having a hard time with the weather being very cold, and not being able to play golf. The idea of waiting for warm weather is driving me nuts. Snow is on the forecast and that does not help at all. I guess I can read about golf swing improvements, but is that like throwing logs into the fire? I can only clean and resort my clubs so many times. I need support!<br />
    <br />
    <br />
    Since we shut down for the winter I have:<br />
    - Bought three new shafts for driver testing.<br />
    - Ordered a new 4W for Christmas<br />
    - Taken apart my irons and re-swingweighted them<br />
    - Measured and adjusted the lofts on my irons<br />
    <br />
    On a plus side, I'm going to a golf simulator twice a week.
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  • tanker44tanker44 Members  419WRX Points: 134Posts: 419 Greens
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    I finally set up a little practice facility in my basement. I got a net and 4' x 16' higher end putting green. I can really only swing 8 irons in the net. We have these stupid floor joists running across the ceiling that need to be removed to give me another foot of clearance. I figure I can take a joist out. Worst case scenario I can't sell my house someday for being out of code or the wood floors above get a squeeky spot. Besides that I found a local range with heated bay.
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  • ohioglfrohioglfr Municipal Junkie Dayton, OhioMembers  945WRX Points: 214Handicap: 16Posts: 945 Golden Tee
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    tanker44 wrote:
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    I finally set up a little practice facility in my basement. I got a net and 4' x 16' higher end putting green. I can really only swing 8 irons in the net. We have these stupid floor joists running across the ceiling that need to be removed to give me another foot of clearance. I figure I can take a joist out. Worst case scenario I can't sell my house someday for being out of code or the wood floors above get a squeeky spot. Besides that I found a local range with heated bay.<br />
    Good grief, don't remove the floor joists! If you have a garage use part of that. If it's unheated, use a portable heater.
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  • ItsjustagameItsjustagame Members  1404WRX Points: 223Handicap: 8Posts: 1,404 Platinum Tees
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    While it is frustrating not playing there is an upside at my age. Rest will help all the little golf injuries incurred over the past 6 months. Left hip sore, left hand hurts with most swings, back is tired. Repetitive motion injuries that hopefully will improve with a few months off.
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    A small break and some rest are good when you run 100+ rounds a year. We indoor golf every other Saturday morning, and I have a yearly trip to Palm Dessert in early February.<br />
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    That and buying crap I don't need get me by.
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  • James the Hogan FanJames the Hogan Fan Members  1296WRX Points: 907Handicap: 12Posts: 1,296 Platinum Tees
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    I went out to the range last week after some heavy frost. No one there, but that’s not out of the ordinary for a winter weekday morning. Put my money in the ball machine, which feebly clunked and.. no balls. Walked across the deserted range and filled up a bucket, knocking as much ice off the balls as I could. Came back and cleared the frost off the matt. Did my range session, and only as I was leaving did I notice the “Closed for Season” sign on a rope over the parking lot gate. (I had walked in from the other way)
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    cardoustie wrote:
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    Not being able to play when you have a new bit of kit to try can just make the symptons worse...
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    Idiots from Florida chiming in, in 3....2.....1.....<br />
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    California says “hello” too!
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    Work on flexibility and core fitness. Read about other sports. Take an evening class. Develop an interest in real ale. Talk to your family (desperate I know...)...
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    1) Get some snow skis ... 2) Celebrate the fact that you don't have to run to the range after work to make a tip work and not work all in the same 30min range session.
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  • silver504silver504 Members  93WRX Points: 25Posts: 93 Fairways
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    I'm about to go through the same withdraws during winter. I live in a condo and can't even swing any clubs indoor. The only option is Top golf but I'm not a fan of that place.
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  • ddettsddetts Roy McAvoy Sioux Falls, SDClubWRX  1917WRX Points: 457Handicap: 7.3Posts: 1,917 ClubWRX
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    1) Bought a new driver<br />
    2) Bought a new utility iron<br />
    3) Bought a Haack Pro golf net<br />
    4) Bought a Country Club Elite mat<br />
    5) Trying to get a fitness routine focused on core/stability work to stick<br />
    6) Trying to get started with the SuperSpeed Golf training which I bought around this time last year and didn't use...
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    > See my current WITB
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    https://www.acmeathleticstn.com/rates-rentals/<br />
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    I know it's not the same as outdoors but it's kinda like methadone....
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  • GSDriverGSDriver Members  1128WRX Points: 277Handicap: 3 to 4Posts: 1,128 Platinum Tees
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    When I lived in Chicago, winters (some courses stayed open all year, playing on frozen ground is an experience) were head to one of the several simulator places where we'd play on those.<br />
    <br />
    Best solution is to move somewhere where it's possible to play golf year round, or mostly year round.
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  • andrueandrue Members  1565WRX Points: 301Handicap: 20Posts: 1,565 Platinum Tees
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    If it's only temperature then put more clothes on (probably find I'm talking to someone who lives above the Arctic circle now). As long as I'm dry and can see the grass I'm usually fine in any weather. And wouldn't snow just be a great way to check your swing path?<br />
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    tocino wrote:
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    Idiots from Florida chiming in, in 3....2.....1.....<br />
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    <br />
    California says "hello" too!<br />
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    <br />
    Here is a chime from Arizona. Only in the 60's all week. Brrrrrrr!<br />
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    I watch YT vlogs of guys in UK playing when it's in the 30's (F), rain, sleet, snow, 5 layers of clothes and playing some pretty good golf. Get's in the 40's and I can't swing, ball goes nowhere, feels like a rock. I don't know how they do it. I don't mind the cold (I was a ski bum for 6 years), I just can't play (well) in those conditions.
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    couldn't take it here in the boston area, bought a plane ticket to florida on short notice for four days next week!
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  • ddettsddetts Roy McAvoy Sioux Falls, SDClubWRX  1917WRX Points: 457Handicap: 7.3Posts: 1,917 ClubWRX
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    ddetts wrote:
    <br />
    1) Bought a new driver<br />
    2) Bought a new utility iron<br />
    3) Bought a Haack Pro golf net<br />
    4) Bought a Country Club Elite mat<br />
    5) Trying to get a fitness routine focused on core/stability work to stick<br />
    6) Trying to get started with the SuperSpeed Golf training which I bought around this time last year and didn't use...<br />
    <br />
    <br />
    Forgot the important one - trip to Phoenix end of January, get 2-3 rounds in while I'm there.
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    > See my current WITB
    Callaway Rogue Sub Zero 9°, Fujikura VENTUS Red 6 X
    Callaway Epic Flash Sub Zero 15° Tensei AV Blue 75 X
    Callaway Epic Flash Sub Zero 18° Tensei AV Blue 75 X
    Mizuno MP-18 MMC 3 Fli-Hi | 4-PW, Project X LZ 6.5
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  • jimb6golfjimb6golf Members  1729WRX Points: 196Posts: 1,729 Platinum Tees
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    ohioglfr wrote:
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    tanker44 wrote:
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    I finally set up a little practice facility in my basement. I got a net and 4' x 16' higher end putting green. I can really only swing 8 irons in the net. We have these stupid floor joists running across the ceiling that need to be removed to give me another foot of clearance. I figure I can take a joist out. Worst case scenario I can't sell my house someday for being out of code or the wood floors above get a squeeky spot. Besides that I found a local range with heated bay.<br />
    Good grief, don't remove the floor joists! If you have a garage use part of that. If it's unheated, use a portable heater.<br />
    <br />
    <br />
    As an architect please don't remove the floor joists. I also have a lower height basement that I practice in but just adjust to half swings, etc. but it can be annoying.. Outdoor heated ranges are the only option unless you can find a course that stays open through the winter months. Thankfully I have both somewhat near me, but it's still not the same. Keeps you from going a little nuts without golf though.
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  • FergusonFerguson Members  6026WRX Points: 3,523Handicap: 6.7Posts: 6,026 Titanium Tees
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    jimb6golf wrote:
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    ohioglfr wrote:
    <br />
    tanker44 wrote:
    <br />
    I finally set up a little practice facility in my basement. I got a net and 4' x 16' higher end putting green. I can really only swing 8 irons in the net. We have these stupid floor joists running across the ceiling that need to be removed to give me another foot of clearance. I figure I can take a joist out. Worst case scenario I can't sell my house someday for being out of code or the wood floors above get a squeeky spot. Besides that I found a local range with heated bay.<br />
    Good grief, don't remove the floor joists! If you have a garage use part of that. If it's unheated, use a portable heater.<br />
    <br />
    <br />
    As an architect please don't remove the floor joists. I also have a lower height basement that I practice in but just adjust to half swings, etc. but it can be annoying.. Outdoor heated ranges are the only option unless you can find a course that stays open through the winter months. Thankfully I have both somewhat near me, but it's still not the same. Keeps you from going a little nuts without golf though.<br />
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    <br />
    I'm a marine biologist.
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  • getitdailygetitdaily Members  3814WRX Points: 718Handicap: +.5Posts: 3,814 Titanium Tees
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    I know how you feel. We get the occasional cold spell here in Orlando and I sometimes have to worry about whether I need to where long pants or if shorts are ok. <br />
    <br />
    See, once the sun comes up, long pants can get too hot. But shorts can be too cold if the wind is blowing. <br />
    <br />
    And don't even get me started on whether to put on the full sleeve pullover or the half sleeve.<br />
    <br />
    Winter sucks!
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