On The Range In December

RSinSGRSinSG ClubWRX Posts: 3,073 ClubWRX
edited Dec 20, 2018 in General Golf Talk #1
I’m not rubbing it in to my golf brothers held hostage by the weather - honest. I think about you guys and can’t imagine how hard it would be not playing for months. Standing on the range today I realized what a good decision I made moving to an area that allows for year-round golf.



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  • rwc356rwc356 Chicago, IllinoisMembers Posts: 315 ✭✭
    Gee, I have a pretty much the same view in Chicago, except tall buildings in place of the mountains and snow clouds in place of the blue sky but at least the horrible mats at the practice range are green (more or less) - oh gee you have green grass ... won't be seeing much of that for about 5 months. Hope you enjoy the off-season golf we will be thinking of you image/blind.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':blind:' />
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  • augustgolfaugustgolf Golf with dignity Coastal NCMembers Posts: 3,898 ✭✭
    Drive it over the mountains with "The Hammer"



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  • Loomis13Loomis13 Members Posts: 182 ✭✭
    Off season?? I played Saturday in Iowa! But the whole winter thing sucks.
  • fairways4lifefairways4life Members Posts: 1,553 ✭✭
    Wait, you moved from Palm Springs, CA to St. George?



    St. George is awesome, but in terms of winter weather, that's a bit of a downgrade from Palm Springs, no?
  • ShipwreckShipwreck Members Posts: 3,728 ✭✭
    Can’t argue with our weather here in Tucson. Sure it can get over 110 in the summer, but you can literally play golf 365 days a year here. Today’s high was 71.

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  • GautamaGautama Members Posts: 754 ✭✭
    Up the road in Salt Lake...not quite the same is it

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  • byrne092byrne092 Members Posts: 98 ✭✭
    Super jealous. I have a place 20 min away that has heated bays, I guess that’s better than nothing!
  • larrybudlarrybud Members Posts: 11,230 ✭✭
    RSinSG wrote:


    I'm not rubbing it in to my golf brothers held hostage by the weather - honest. I think about you guys and can't imagine how hard it would be not playing for months. Standing on the range today I realized what a good decision I made moving to an area that allows for year-round golf.



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    You're dead to me



    ;-)



    By the way, I *did* play last saturday. Sure, the sun wasn't shining, the ground was soaking wet (except 1/2" down, where it was frozen) and the air was a nice balmy 35* F, but I did get a round in on December 15th. It make the winter just THAT much shorter.



    *complete active brag, I did shoot 74 with a bird on 18, so I'll see you in March.
  • RSinSGRSinSG ClubWRX Posts: 3,073 ClubWRX


    Wait, you moved from Palm Springs, CA to St. George?



    St. George is awesome, but in terms of winter weather, that's a bit of a downgrade from Palm Springs, no?




    For sure - PS winter weather is the best. However every other area of my lifestyle has improved with the move. I consider myself a refugee from the People’s Republic of California. I escaped soon after retiring.
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    Ben Hogan VTKR 21* hybrid
    Ping G400 Irons 5-SW, Steel Fiber i95
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     Scotty CameronFastback
    Gamegolf
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  • sheppy335sheppy335 TMAG Junkie Members Posts: 6,343 ✭✭
    Blah blah blah nice weather is overrated. Who am i kidding i am freaking jealous, i am good till end of december then i start jonesing to play or swing.
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  • ohioglfrohioglfr Municipal Junkie Members Posts: 732 ✭✭
    RSinSG wrote:


    I'm not rubbing it in to my golf brothers held hostage by the weather - honest. I think about you guys and can't imagine how hard it would be not playing for months. Standing on the range today I realized what a good decision I made moving to an area that allows for year-round golf.



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    Beautiful range. A song comes to mind . . .



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  • Sonja HenieSonja Henie Members Posts: 108 ✭✭
    Beautiful range! I'm ready to visit!
  • SwampratSwamprat Members Posts: 26
    Ent to the range today. Weather cloudy, temp 62#. Aside from having to wipe mud off your club after every shot, it was alright. The problem here is that winter is the rainty season. It has been raining an average of 3-4 days a week, and the course doesn't have time to dry out between rains. always " cart path only". The range is closed most of the time.
  • DavePelz4DavePelz4 A golf course in the Chicago area.ClubWRX Posts: 24,340 ClubWRX
    rwc356 wrote:


    Gee, I have a pretty much the same view in Chicago, except tall buildings in place of the mountains and snow clouds in place of the blue sky but at least the horrible mats at the practice range are green (more or less) - oh gee you have green grass ... won't be seeing much of that for about 5 months. Hope you enjoy the off-season golf we will be thinking of you image/blind.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':blind:' />




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  • jimb6golfjimb6golf Members Posts: 1,528 ✭✭
    Most courses are closed around Boston but a few remain open. But with all the rain lately they're too wet, but spending time at the range (only a few of those open too) keeps you sane during the winter. And as my game has recently disappeared the range is the better choice. But playing during the winter isn't too bad even when it's pretty cold as it's quiet, and you can play quickly even if you practicing your swing.
  • toctoc Members Posts: 2,776 ✭✭
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  • cardoustiecardoustie haha, we don't play for 5's Members Posts: 11,860 ✭✭
    Nice, it was 19*C here today at my range in Destin FL, not missing Toronto
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  • gripandripgripandrip Members Posts: 980 ✭✭
    36 with light wind here in Detroit area. Got in 18....



    But I’m looking forward to traveling to better weather for some golf.
  • getitdailygetitdaily Members Posts: 2,440 ✭✭
    Meh. It was 70 at 4pm here in Orlando. Almost got too hot to stay out chipping. But I persevered.
  • LeftDaddyLeftDaddy Members Posts: 715 ✭✭
    My club’s range (in Richmond, VA) has been closed over a month because of historic levels of rain. The temperature has been reasonably nice other than a week or two stretch. But the local ranges and courses are all basically mud pits right now.



    I did get in a round earlier this week, but it was very soggy.
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  • gatorMDgatorMD Hacker-in-Chief ClubWRX Posts: 4,564 ClubWRX
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  • SBH9458SBH9458 Go Army! Beat Navy! Members Posts: 912 ✭✭
    Yes boys, I had snow last evening. It still hung around today. I welcome it tomorrow and a lot of it. Then I want it to melt, and of course the range and the course open on 26 DEC. Truth.
  • DavePelz4DavePelz4 A golf course in the Chicago area.ClubWRX Posts: 24,340 ClubWRX
    getitdaily wrote:


    Meh. It was 70 at 4pm here in Orlando. Almost got too hot to stay out chipping. But I persevered.




    Thank you for sucking it up and playing. Was it Brandy Manhattan and Meatloaf night at Denny's?
  • getitdailygetitdaily Members Posts: 2,440 ✭✭
    DavePelz4 wrote:

    getitdaily wrote:


    Meh. It was 70 at 4pm here in Orlando. Almost got too hot to stay out chipping. But I persevered.




    Thank you for sucking it up and playing. Was it Brandy Manhattan and Meatloaf night at Denny's?




    No. Wife marinated pork chops that I grilled.
  • StanksStanks Everything I post is confrontational Members Posts: 1,251 ✭✭
    75, sunny, San Diego brahs. Life’s good
  • FairwindsgolferFairwindsgolfer Members Posts: 618 ✭✭
    Stanks wrote:


    75, sunny, San Diego brahs. Life’s good


    Except for the fact you live in a place where people use the term "brahs"

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  • Swisstrader98Swisstrader98 Members Posts: 3,521 ✭✭
    41 and sunny in NJ tomorrow which means I will be teeing it up Xmas day!
  • Swisstrader98Swisstrader98 Members Posts: 3,521 ✭✭
    Stanks wrote:


    75, sunny, San Diego brahs. Life’s good




    Brahs? Is that the female version of bros?
  • SammyShafSammyShaf Members Posts: 290 ✭✭
    I live in Richmond,VA and this is the first year that I have been unable to play in December. We have had a ton of rain then over a foot of snow. Virginia does not handle snow all that well. I hope that it will dry out in time for a winter round, but it is looking bleak.
    If anything can go right, it might!
  • jrsparksjrsparks Members Posts: 192
    Had frost delay for over a hour yesterday. Second group out after that temps ended up low 50's. Too bad I played like doga$$ which has been happening alot lately.
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