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yesterday we closed out our course with a morning round. eight am start and a nice walk thru eighteen.

it had rained overnight so we had a misty drizzly beginning that tapered off, a forty something degree morning.

today it was just a rainy mucky mess that changed into snow.

any further local golf will take place at other venues that stay open thru the winter months.

we have a few heated ranges nearby to prevent swing rust and boredom.

 

you know it's over when your main bag comes in for a full clean out.

currently playing:
FT-5 - D
Ping G20 - FW
Hogan BH-5, 4-PW
Vokey 52, 56
Ping Anser 2 - Karsten grip
not flashy, reliable

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38 degrees today but no wind. Walked 9 and no problem keeping warm. Course was a bit soggy but we (my son and I) had a great time. I played a short hickory set (Iron, Mashie, Niblick, putter, one ball and a divot tool). Nice to get out at the end of November in Michigan. Snow storm coming tonight. 5-8 inches. No golf for a while now...

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Welcome to DFW. If you layer the good high tech clothes, have some hand warmers and the right stuff, we play down to about 40....without wind chill. Beats looking at snow covered courses in Northeast, or where I'm originally from Chiraq.

2021 Bag Update:

 

Epic Max LS - MMT 60S

Epic Flash 5 Wood

Epic 3/4 Hybrids

Apex '21 Irons 5-7  MMT95 TT

Apex Pro '21 Irons 8-A  MMT95 TT

PM Grind Slate Wedges 58/64

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Don’t know if I’m as senior as many here (55), but myself and best friend (59) are probably the worst I know. We’ll play in some pretty bad conditions. Mid 30’s with wind and clouds. But as this winter sets in I’ve noticed he’s becoming less likely to play on those days. We’ve had plenty already. I would expect though that come February or March, when we haven’t been out for quite a while, he’ll be ready again.


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In college once, a buddy and I went to play and they wouldn't let us on because the greens were frozen. That won't happen these days. Somewhere around 50-55 is about my minimum- if sunny, no wind, and I haven't been out in a long while, maybe high end of the 40's.

Drivers: Titleist 915D2 9.5* Aldila Rogue 60-3.8-S
Titleist TS2 Tensei AV55 S flex
Fairway: Callaway Rogue 15* Proj X Evenflow Blue 6.0
Hybrid: Titleist 818H1 21*
Irons: Titleist 718AP1 5-GW2
Wedges: Vokey SM6 , 56-10S, 60-08M
Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport 2.5 35"
Ball: Titleist AVX

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one local course used to mark trails for cross country skiers during the winter. even rented equipment.

couple years ago that stopped.

shame.

was good fun to see the place with wildlife around and some regular players on the fairways.

currently playing:
FT-5 - D
Ping G20 - FW
Hogan BH-5, 4-PW
Vokey 52, 56
Ping Anser 2 - Karsten grip
not flashy, reliable

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