Last time you swung a golf club in earnest?

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Late March and our club closed November 4th, 2018....
Haven't picked up or swung a club since. Good news is that while still cold, temps above freezing and snow slowly disappearing.
Hoping only 3 more weeks.

Are you able to put the clubs away at the end of the season and hibernate five+ months?

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  • third-times-a-charmthird-times-a-charm  2564WRX Points: 924Members Posts: 2,564 Titanium Tees
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    Played 18 holes 3 of the last 3 days...
    What is a 'golf season'?

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  • MarkripMarkrip Boss fan 62  1755WRX Points: 288Members Posts: 1,755 Platinum Tees
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    Went to the range Saturday, going again tomorrow playing on Wednesday.

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    Mmmm. A year. Hoping to change that. Soon!

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  • Crazy_BikerdudeCrazy_Bikerdude Wisconsin 39WRX Points: 34Handicap: 10.1 and getting worseMembers Posts: 39 Bunkers
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    Full swing? December. Otherwise chip shots almost every day in the basement. I am deadly accurate from 4 feet now.

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  • braincramp52braincramp52 Freeport, Illinois 6130WRX Points: 1,412Handicap: 10Members Posts: 6,130 Titanium Tees
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    Played 18 holes 3 of the last 3 days...
    What is a 'golf season'?

    How many times do you play on Sunday at 1 p.m. June-September though? :)

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  • HatsForBatsHatsForBats  1991WRX Points: 274Handicap: 7Members Posts: 1,991 Platinum Tees
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    On -, @Under2hours said:

    Are you able to put the clubs away at the end of the season and hibernate five+ months?

    No, I found I was miserable while doing that. So now I have expanded what I determine to be acceptable playing weather and added a simulator for indoor use during the worst days. In the North East I usually get at least a few rounds outdoors every month of the year. Some years I may need to drive to make that happen but am willing to do so for the sake of my sanity.

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  • FergusonFerguson  5656WRX Points: 2,928Handicap: 6.8Members Posts: 5,656 Titanium Tees
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    Played 2x last week.

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    On -, @lawsonman said:


    Played 18 holes 3 of the last 3 days...
    What is a 'golf season'?

    How many times do you play on Sunday at 1 p.m. June-September though? :)

    Thats my favorite time of year since all the old people melt in the sun and they can't play past lunch time!
    I normally play at least twice a week either 9/18 holes after 1PM June-Sept

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  • FlyingLaw1FlyingLaw1 MO 880WRX Points: 143Handicap: 4.4Members Posts: 880 Golden Tee
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    I went October to about 2 weeks ago without even touching my clubs. Had a minor injury that kept me off the course in the fall and the winter here was terrible. Not snowy... But cold and lots of rain. It has finally warmed up enough to start getting some play/practice in. Boy am I rusty!!

    When I was in Grad school I basically didn't play for 4 years. I'd go out and play a few times a year but I didn't have time for much else.... That was terrible.

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  • bigred90gtbigred90gt  4796WRX Points: 521Lefty Boomers Posts: 4,796 Titanium Tees
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    Man I’m glad we don’t have a golf season here. If I had to hang it up for months on end every year, I’d just find another hobby. Last time I hung em up for 3 months (back surgery), I went from a 3 index to almost a year before I could break 90. If I had to do that every year, I wouldn’t do it.

    As to the 1pm June through September, I love the heat. Summer is my favorite time of the year. It helps my back, and I get cold fast. If it’s 65 out, I’m usually wearing pants and a sweater of some kind. My hands get cold to the point of aching when it gets to about 60, so I’d take my 100+ degree summer afternoon rounds year round if I could.

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  • buckeyeflbuckeyefl  6103WRX Points: 1,093Members Posts: 6,103 Titanium Tees
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    Early October. Literally didn't touch a club until a week ago and that was just in moving around inventory at my house. I did get to chip and putting yesterday which was nice and relaxing.

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    Sometime in October while testing my TS3... it feels like a lot longer

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  • MychMych  2094WRX Points: 345Members Posts: 2,094 Platinum Tees
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    No off season here. Houston had a lot of rain for the last few months so we couldn't play as much as usual, but we're back to our normal weekly routine now.

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  • bigred90gtbigred90gt  4796WRX Points: 521Lefty Boomers Posts: 4,796 Titanium Tees
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    I missed most of the rainy period in Houston this year. I spent most of mid October through early March offshore, with a few weeks at home here and there (I think I literally spent less than 6 weeks at home during g that time, but managed to play every time I got home, even though it was soggy).

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  • NJpatbeeNJpatbee Ocean County, NJ 1586WRX Points: 178Handicap: 15.9Members Posts: 1,586 Platinum Tees
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    I went to the range yesterday after not hitting a ball since last November. Started out very ugly and finished less ugly.

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    On -, @bigred90gt said:

    Man I’m glad we don’t have a golf season here. If I had to hang it up for months on end every year, I’d just find another hobby. Last time I hung em up for 3 months (back surgery), I went from a 3 index to almost a year before I could break 90. If I had to do that every year, I wouldn’t do it.

    As to the 1pm June through September, I love the heat. Summer is my favorite time of the year. It helps my back, and I get cold fast. If it’s 65 out, I’m usually wearing pants and a sweater of some kind. My hands get cold to the point of aching when it gets to about 60, so I’d take my 100+ degree summer afternoon rounds year round if I could.

    I’m like you BigRed. I don’t go without a pullover of some sort until it’s above 75*. I loved summer time in Phoenix. So loose and easy to swing.

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    Myrtle Beach about 2 weeks ago. 55 degrees. Still warmer at the time from Northern VA, where it was 25 degrees when we pulled up chocks to leave. Even broke 100 twice, on a broken pinkie toe, thank you very much! :smile:

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  • braincramp52braincramp52 Freeport, Illinois 6130WRX Points: 1,412Handicap: 10Members Posts: 6,130 Titanium Tees
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    It's been since the last of October since I've played a round. I am getting real antsy to play but I do enjoy the time off. Generally it takes me a couple weeks to get back in the groove.

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    Dang, I feel sorry for you guys. I've played the last 10 days in a row (after work today will make 11), and probably like 14 of the last 16.

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    Ohio weather is finally tolerable, so I crawled out of hibernation last week. Found my swing is suffering in the speed dept.
    Either I get the speed back or I'm switching to graphite iron shafts this year.
    At age 40, it was bi-focals. Age 58, it was E.D. At 65, it's going to be graphite iron shafts. What next?

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    last year we played Thanksgiving weekend. course closed shortly after. other than a couple of practice swings it wasn't til last Sunday morning when I hit the range at dawn for a warm up and played a full round. cloudy and cool day to start the season.

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  • SBH9458SBH9458 Go Army! Beat Navy!  1232WRX Points: 186Handicap: ClimbingMembers Posts: 1,232 Platinum Tees
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    Played the least I have played in years during 2018. Then this winter was harsh for golf due to loads of rain, some snow and some really cold weather at times. And now I’m back at it. I didn’t fully take the time off but got to play very little and the score reflected it this month. We will see how I rebound!!!!

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    Two hours ago. 5 iron, 212yrd to a back pin with a little helping wind. Hit a nice draw to the middle of the green. Then proceeded to 3 putt.

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  • P.E.P.E.  127WRX Points: 80Members Posts: 127 Fairways
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    September 18, 2017 Dartmouth Golf & Country Club, Blackawton, Nr Totnes, Devon, United Kingdom.

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    On -, @P.E. said:

    September 18, 2017 Dartmouth Golf & Country Club, Blackawton, Nr Totnes, Devon, United Kingdom.

    Ughhhh..... What's happened?

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    On -, @bigred90gt said:

    Man I’m glad we don’t have a golf season here. If I had to hang it up for months on end every year, I’d just find another hobby. Last time I hung em up for 3 months (back surgery), I went from a 3 index to almost a year before I could break 90. If I had to do that every year, I wouldn’t do it.

    Unfortunately, living up in New York I have to deal with at least 4-5 months off every year. The last round I played was on November 11th of 2018. I did get out last weekend to hit a medium bucket of balls. Despite working out in the gym during the offseason, the medium bucket still made me pretty sore for the next two days.

    I go through that every season though. What's weird is some years I can jump right in at the beginning of the season and play well. Other seasons it takes me a month to find my swing. I think what is consistent though is my short game is always rusty at first. Touch is the hardest thing to get back right away.

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    Monday, March 25th, approximately 5.45PM EST.
    After work range session. Tues/Wed it got cold (below 65* F), windy and a little rainy so I opted for other things. Tonight I hope to continue working on some things at the range. Forecast for 79* F and clear.

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    On -, @Under2hours said:

    On -, @P.E. said:

    September 18, 2017 Dartmouth Golf & Country Club, Blackawton, Nr Totnes, Devon, United Kingdom.

    Ughhhh..... What's happened?

    Infection and surgery in March 2018......hospital August 10, 2018.......4 hip replacement surgeries.....out of hospital January 23, 2019.

    Pristine set of Sterling SLI delivered 2 weeks ago and indoor session booked at GT next week.

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    I take a few swings now and then but here's what my course looks like

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  • Under2hoursUnder2hours  1498WRX Points: 121Handicap: 13.2Members Posts: 1,498 Platinum Tees
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    And we too got a dusting last night!!!! Will melt & at least the weather while barely hitting seasonal norms looks good to start grass growing and hopefully about 3-4 weeks to go.....

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