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Taking a few days off and booked nine holes at a local muni. The better half was playing 18 with her ladies league. Raining and +7C. Got there, nobody teeing off, got to start 15 minutes early. Play nine in about an hour thirty. Umbrella, rain gear. When I finish ,The courses ladies group were all standing around. I asked the starter and they let me play another nine due to the league cancellation. Nobody on the course and the rain stopped. Got around in an hour fifteen.
Shot 48, 47. Lost a few strokes due to mud. But a great day. A lot of geese on the course with the little goslings now hatching.

Sure beats a great day at work

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  • QuigleyDUQuigleyDU  9130WRX Points: 2,616Handicap: 8Members Posts: 9,130
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    Living in a desert, I have never bought rain gear or an umbrella.

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  • sprcoopsprcoop Tucson, AZ 971WRX Points: 214Handicap: 16.7Members Posts: 971
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    On -, @QuigleyDU said:

    Living in a desert, I have never bought rain gear or an umbrella.

    I have one word for you "Monsoon". Living in Tucson I carry (literally walk, not ride) a rain jacket, rain gloves and umbrella, they're not that heavy.

    My golf is limited and precious so I refuse to have it ruined by a little rain. Lightning? I'm outta there.

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  • jholzjholz  1687WRX Points: 481Handicap: 7.4Members Posts: 1,687
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    I played in a torrential downpour once in my early twenties. Had to stop at #14 because my 3wood slipped out of my hands during my follow through and ended up in a tree. It was a Callaway Warbird that I stole from my father's bag back when they cost $300. Spent the rest of the afternoon trying to get it down and eventually did - thankfully.

    It was one of those experiences that taught me something...

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  • SNIPERBBBSNIPERBBB Hit Ball Hard SE Ohio 3075WRX Points: 744Handicap: 2.9Members Posts: 3,075
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    I love playing competititions in rain as most people are too busy bellyaching to concentrate on golf.

    The worst I ever played was a few years ago in well it wasn't windy but it was 34*, I'm surprised it didn't snow, with the rain and cold it was as playing about 3 clubs longer. We just missed winning as the rain quit during the second nine.

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  • JoelsimJoelsim  1352WRX Points: 483Handicap: 12Members Posts: 1,352
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    I play in the rain every time it’s raining when I play. A lot to be said for it, including a quiet course.

    Don’t even bother with an umbrella now, just good waterproofs and a few gloves, couple of towels and of course a decent hat.

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  • SNIPERBBBSNIPERBBB Hit Ball Hard SE Ohio 3075WRX Points: 744Handicap: 2.9Members Posts: 3,075
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    On -, @Joelsim said:

    I play in the rain every time it’s raining when I play. A lot to be said for it, including a quiet course.

    Don’t even bother with an umbrella now, just good waterproofs and a few gloves, couple of towels and of course a decent hat.

    Rain gloves, a rain jacket you can swing in and a rain proof hat.

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  • caniac6caniac6  3217WRX Points: 841Handicap: 4Members Posts: 3,217
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    I won;t start in the rain, and won't play in it unless it is just a passing shower. I can play almost every day, so I just skip bad weather days. Don't even own a rain suit.

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    On -, @caniac6 said:

    I won;t start in the rain, and won't play in it unless it is just a passing shower. I can play almost every day, so I just skip bad weather days. Don't even own a rain suit.

    I play most Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. If it’s raining then I get wet. I quite enjoy it actually, it adds another dimension to the game. It’s trickier in the snow tbh, but I still play if the course is open.

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    where I live rain is part of life. Played in a scramble this weekend, first six holes were in vertical water. Posted a 56, won a four Yeti chests, four Yeti mugs, certificates to the movies, dinner for two, a 20 dollar gas card, 100 dollar certificate to the pro shop and four rounds of free golf.

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    On -, @Ferguson said:

    Someone should write a song with that title.

    Neil Sedaka's Laughter In the Rain is playing in my head.

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    Seattle golf = rain golf

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    On -, @SNIPERBBB said:

    On -, @Joelsim said:

    I play in the rain every time it’s raining when I play. A lot to be said for it, including a quiet course.

    Don’t even bother with an umbrella now, just good waterproofs and a few gloves, couple of towels and of course a decent hat.

    Rain gloves, a rain jacket you can swing in and a rain proof hat.

    Don't forget rain pants! Walking 9 or 18 in wet pants isn't really a pleasant feeling. Neither is sitting down on a wet cart bench if your riding.

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  • RSinSGRSinSG St George, UT (Formerly Palm Springs, CA) 3336WRX Points: 413Handicap: 7.2ClubWRX Posts: 3,336
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    I play enough that I’m a fair weather golfer. No need to get wet and miserable when I can just play tomorrow. One of the perks of living in the desert after you retire.

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    On -, @tocino said:

    On -, @SNIPERBBB said:

    On -, @Joelsim said:

    I play in the rain every time it’s raining when I play. A lot to be said for it, including a quiet course.

    Don’t even bother with an umbrella now, just good waterproofs and a few gloves, couple of towels and of course a decent hat.

    Rain gloves, a rain jacket you can swing in and a rain proof hat.

    Don't forget rain pants! Walking 9 or 18 in wet pants isn't really a pleasant feeling. Neither is sitting down on a wet cart bench if your riding.

    I got several pairs of fleece lined khakis that are great for wet weather.

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  • 2putttom2putttom # 1 Oregon Duck fan  10251WRX Points: 526Handicap: 12Members Posts: 10,251
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    On -, @Argonne69 said:

    I'm golfing in the rain
    Just golfing in the rain
    What a horrible feeling
    'Plugged in the fairway again

    I'm swearing at the clouds
    Is that lightning up above?
    Raise a club above my head
    'Any wonder I'm not dead?

    Think I'm going to pout
    Umbrella's inside out
    No matter how I try
    D-mn grips, just can't stay dry

    I've a frown upon my face
    My play is a disgrace
    Oh, woe is me
    My club just flew into a tree

    The bunker's now a moat
    Putts skimming like a boat
    There's a charge up in the air
    Press on, do I dare?

    The end is now in sight
    Crack! Boom! What a fright!
    Nature's getting her kicks
    Think I'll play thirty-six

    :D

    <3 it

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  • GHIN n JuiceGHIN n Juice Wingpointe GC...Never Forgotten  1789WRX Points: 213Members Posts: 1,789
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    Back in high school my 3 best friends and I played in a scramble tournament organized by a friend of one of our dads. We’d win or take 2nd every year and I think this was frowned upon by the older teams. So one year it is in in the mid 30s, windy and sleeting when we go off. It was brutal. We played all 18 and came in with a very respectable score. Come to find out they called it after 3 holes and never came to get us. They ate lunch and left all while we’re plugging away in the sleet and wind. Needless to say I hate golfing in the elements now.

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  • inthefairwayinthefairway  1295WRX Points: 107Handicap: 6Members Posts: 1,295
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    I remember the time I was golfing and it was raining real hard out. The hole we were playing ran along this river. There were two guys fishing. I said to my foresome------ Imagine them idiots fishing in the rain!!!!

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    I loved fishing in the rain.

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    I have no qualms about getting to the second tee and it starting to rain. But going out, on a wet and windy day, knowing that it will be slog all the way round, with players making hundreds of excuses not to play, is not fun.

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  • uitar9uitar9  439WRX Points: 113Handicap: LOLMembers Posts: 439
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    The next day, turned warm and clear. Played 18. I gotta admit, it was a more pleasant day. lol
    It has changed how I look at booking golf times. Just gonna go play

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  • gripandripgripandrip  1142WRX Points: 183Members Posts: 1,142
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    Call me strange, but I love playing in a light constant rain if it isn't too cold. Rain gear makes it easy. As others have said, it is typically very quiet on the course and to me very relaxing.

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  • smashdnsmashdn Let's cut them trees down.  1809WRX Points: 605Members Posts: 1,809
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    Summer rains here suck. You get the pop up thunderstorms that don't last long and don't really impact playing but after the sun comes back out it is 95F with 100% humidity.

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  • Bonneville85308Bonneville85308  1801WRX Points: 219Members Posts: 1,801
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    I like teeing off immediately after a rainstorm that was strong enough to chase everyone off the course and soak them enough to not want to go back out, but not strong enough that the course has standing water on the greens. Then I get the whole course wide open in front of me, and it's fun to really stick the ball close on approach shots to the wet/soft greens.
    Otherwise, I am OK playing in a light rain, but once my grips and gloves get wet, it's game over.

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    There were boomers predicted to come through yesterday. I'll be the 1st to say that I WILL NOT play in a downpour. Was prepared to play 9, then the rains would come and I'd be done. Got through 18 in about 2.5 hrs and played another 5-6 holes just goofing around (1 club for the entire hole, playing out of each others bags etc.) good time. Eagled a par 5 with my 19* hybrid. LOL

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  • andrueandrue  1442WRX Points: 230Handicap: 21Members Posts: 1,442
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    As long as it's not cold and/or windy and fairly light rain I'm okay with it. In fact it can make me play better by helping me zone in.
    But I'll always remember a round I played a couple of years ago at Feldon Valley, UK. It was sunny when we started but after the first hole it absolutely threw it down for fifteen minutes. Then the sun came back out (typical UK weather for late spring). The rest of the round was sunny and warm but it's hard to enjoy gorgeous weather on a golf course when the last 12 holes are played with soaking wet underpants.

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    Got a tee time in two hours. Fairly heavy mist coming down. Gonna be a wet one

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    On golf trips and when I use to pre-pay for a certain tee-time for 16 weeks I used to slog through the rain and mud. I never enjoyed it and now that I am semi-retired with a golf membership I skip the rain.

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