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> It's forecast heavy rain for my club competition tomorrow, 9 degrees centigrade top temperature and wind at 20mph. Any tips? Not play?! It's one of our club's most prestigious competitions so feel as though I should.

 

Yeah it's all gone a bit mad at the moment. We've finally had some welcome rain but WTF is 9c all about in June (I live in the South Midlands)? I had to dig out a spare duvet last night.

 

In typical UK fashion it's apparently going to be 23c this time next week.

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> @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

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

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 n

Yesterday was in the worst three rain rounds I’ve ever played I think. The pockets in my bag, with zips closed were half full of water by the end, I had to empty everything out afterwards and turn the heating on at home to dry it all out.

 

The good news is that my waterproofs kept me dry despite the fact the rain didn’t abate at all for three hours. There were about 10 other people on the course that I saw, and at least 4 of those gave up as I saw them walking off after the 14th. My Kjus Pro 3L jacket kept me completely dry, my Pro 3L trousers kept me dry except for in two areas - the very bottom of my trousers near my shoes were a little damp, as was the area under my right trouser pocket which held my balls, tees and pitchmark repairer which was half open all round. I couldn’t be bothered to zip and unzip it several times per hole. My UA Gore hat performed well too although my hair was a little damp at the end as it had wetted out.

 

It’s fair to say it absolutely chucked it down solidly for three hours. Shot an 83, not helped by sodden grips and gloves to be honest.

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> @mesquite2 said:

> When I was about 6 years old, my mother said "when it starts to rain come in the house" ....& you guys pay to do it! Do you really have to play that badly ?

 

I imagine many of us, if not the majority of us, have lives outside golf, so the time we can play is limited. We've had so much rain this year that if you didn't play in the rain, we'd likely not be playing, or playing much.

 

As my dad used to say, "It's only rain. You're not sugar. You won't melt."

 

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When I was still working, rain rarely ever kept me from playing. But now that I'm retired, playing in the rain has pretty much lost its appeal. I generally play 4 days a week, so it's no big deal if I miss a day here and there. Here in northern California, it never rains between April and November, anyway, so it's only an issue for us in the winter months.

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> @jonnymc44 said:

> > @jonnymc44 said:

> > It's forecast heavy rain for my club competition tomorrow, 9 degrees centigrade top temperature and wind at 20mph. Any tips? Not play?! It's one of our club's most prestigious competitions so feel as though I should.

>

> It ended up being called off. Good job. I arrived for my 7.15am tee time having woken up at 6.55am. Was in a rush and in no way prepared so I'm pretty glad.

 

20 minutes from waking up to arriving on the tee? Admit it, you live in a tent in the woods by the first hole, don't you?

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> @No_Catchy_Nickname said:

> > @jonnymc44 said:

> > > @jonnymc44 said:

> > > It's forecast heavy rain for my club competition tomorrow, 9 degrees centigrade top temperature and wind at 20mph. Any tips? Not play?! It's one of our club's most prestigious competitions so feel as though I should.

> >

> > It ended up being called off. Good job. I arrived for my 7.15am tee time having woken up at 6.55am. Was in a rush and in no way prepared so I'm pretty glad.

>

> 20 minutes from waking up to arriving on the tee? Admit it, you live in a tent in the woods by the first hole, don't you?

 

That's the dream. The golf club is a 5 minute drive. 20 minutes gave me enough time to wake up, dress and dump my clubs in the car, arrive at the club to be told it's cancelled. Ended up going back to bed.

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> @andrue said:

> The Rule of Three

> * Cold.

> * Wet.

> * Windy.

>

> If it's only two out of three, play. That's what my mate and I do although if it's teeming down before we've started and looks set to continue we call it off.

 

I use this rule too. Having to call off my round today due to the weather. I want to get out there but it’s very windy - raining and cold.

 

Well, in fact last minute I went out - the wind dropped. I played ok by my standards.

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I'm curious as to what others use for a rain hood for the bag, to help keep clubs/grips dry. It's my experience that the rain hoods that are packaged with golf bags are essentially junk - Watching the Open, it looks like the tour caddies use something much larger and looser to cover the clubs. In a cart, it's a bit easier, with many cart's having the extendable bag-covering hood, but for those who walk - what do you use?

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> @ohiowilly said:

> I'm curious as to what others use for a rain hood for the bag, to help keep clubs/grips dry. It's my experience that the rain hoods that are packaged with golf bags are essentially junk - Watching the Open, it looks like the tour caddies use something much larger and looser to cover the clubs. In a cart, it's a bit easier, with many cart's having the extendable bag-covering hood, but for those who walk - what do you use?

 

I use a push trolley. I use the one that came with the bag it does the job. My bag is some sort of Callaway bag, proper bag not a lightweight one. I went out today with a golf umbrella and a rain hood over the clubs. I imagine lightweight bag rain hoods are garbage and useless however.

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> @"GHIN n Juice" said:

> 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.

 

There's something to be said for toughing it out. Builds character. Puts hair on your chest.

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> @Argonne69 said:

> > @mesquite2 said:

> > When I was about 6 years old, my mother said "when it starts to rain come in the house" ....& you guys pay to do it! Do you really have to play that badly ?

>

> I imagine many of us, if not the majority of us, have lives outside golf, so the time we can play is limited. We've had so much rain this year that if you didn't play in the rain, we'd likely not be playing, or playing much.

>

> As my dad used to say, "It's only rain. You're not sugar. You won't melt."

>

 

+1

 

As our drill instructor used to say “if it ain’t raining, you ain’t training”.

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> @Argonne69 said:

> > @mesquite2 said:

> > When I was about 6 years old, my mother said "when it starts to rain come in the house" ....& you guys pay to do it! Do you really have to play that badly ?

>

> I imagine many of us, if not the majority of us, have lives outside golf, so the time we can play is limited. We've had so much rain this year that if you didn't play in the rain, we'd likely not be playing, or playing much.

>

> As my dad used to say, "It's only rain. You're not sugar. You won't melt."

>

 

I got a memo from my golf club today in my email. it was sent to all members. After 4 paragraphs, they not so gracefully mention that" Thanks for understanding why we close on rainy days, people walking while its wet destroys everything." I think they are getting tired of seeing me out there in waterproof shoes and a rain jacket at 645 am

 

id honestly rather play in rain and have the course to myself and play as fast as i want, then to play in nice weather and take 5 hours waiting on a 4-some to finish hacking at their ball with a hybrid from 125 yards-to-green.

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> @extrastiff said:

> > @Argonne69 said:

> > > @mesquite2 said:

> > > When I was about 6 years old, my mother said "when it starts to rain come in the house" ....& you guys pay to do it! Do you really have to play that badly ?

> >

> > I imagine many of us, if not the majority of us, have lives outside golf, so the time we can play is limited. We've had so much rain this year that if you didn't play in the rain, we'd likely not be playing, or playing much.

> >

> > As my dad used to say, "It's only rain. You're not sugar. You won't melt."

> >

>

> I got a memo from my golf club today in my email. it was sent to all members. After 4 paragraphs, they not so gracefully mention that" Thanks for understanding why we close on rainy days, people walking while its wet destroys everything." I think they are getting tired of seeing me out there in waterproof shoes and a rain jacket at 645 am

>

> id honestly rather play in rain and have the course to myself and play as fast as i want, then to play in nice weather and take 5 hours waiting on a 4-some to finish hacking at their ball with a hybrid from 125 yards-to-green.

 

am I looking in the mirror(minus the CC and the X flex part)?

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Just wear Speedos, put on a pair all weather rain gloves and rock n roll ...call it when there is standing water on the green

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> @TIM929 said:

> > @extrastiff said:

> > > @Argonne69 said:

> > > > @mesquite2 said:

> > > > When I was about 6 years old, my mother said "when it starts to rain come in the house" ....& you guys pay to do it! Do you really have to play that badly ?

> > >

> > > I imagine many of us, if not the majority of us, have lives outside golf, so the time we can play is limited. We've had so much rain this year that if you didn't play in the rain, we'd likely not be playing, or playing much.

> > >

> > > As my dad used to say, "It's only rain. You're not sugar. You won't melt."

> > >

> >

> > I got a memo from my golf club today in my email. it was sent to all members. After 4 paragraphs, they not so gracefully mention that" Thanks for understanding why we close on rainy days, people walking while its wet destroys everything." I think they are getting tired of seeing me out there in waterproof shoes and a rain jacket at 645 am

> >

> > id honestly rather play in rain and have the course to myself and play as fast as i want, then to play in nice weather and take 5 hours waiting on a 4-some to finish hacking at their ball with a hybrid from 125 yards-to-green.

>

> am I looking in the mirror(minus the CC and the X flex part)?

 

if it makes any difference its a semi-private with a $300 a month all-u-can-play special due to some course renovations.

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> @extrastiff said:

> > @TIM929 said:

> > > @extrastiff said:

> > > > @Argonne69 said:

> > > > > @mesquite2 said:

> > > > > When I was about 6 years old, my mother said "when it starts to rain come in the house" ....& you guys pay to do it! Do you really have to play that badly ?

> > > >

> > > > I imagine many of us, if not the majority of us, have lives outside golf, so the time we can play is limited. We've had so much rain this year that if you didn't play in the rain, we'd likely not be playing, or playing much.

> > > >

> > > > As my dad used to say, "It's only rain. You're not sugar. You won't melt."

> > > >

> > >

> > > I got a memo from my golf club today in my email. it was sent to all members. After 4 paragraphs, they not so gracefully mention that" Thanks for understanding why we close on rainy days, people walking while its wet destroys everything." I think they are getting tired of seeing me out there in waterproof shoes and a rain jacket at 645 am

> > >

> > > id honestly rather play in rain and have the course to myself and play as fast as i want, then to play in nice weather and take 5 hours waiting on a 4-some to finish hacking at their ball with a hybrid from 125 yards-to-green.

> >

> > am I looking in the mirror(minus the CC and the X flex part)?

>

> if it makes any difference its a semi-private with a $300 a month all-u-can-play special due to some course renovations.

 

blessed are the humble.

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> @extrastiff said:

> > @Argonne69 said:

> > > @mesquite2 said:

> > > When I was about 6 years old, my mother said "when it starts to rain come in the house" ....& you guys pay to do it! Do you really have to play that badly ?

> >

> > I imagine many of us, if not the majority of us, have lives outside golf, so the time we can play is limited. We've had so much rain this year that if you didn't play in the rain, we'd likely not be playing, or playing much.

> >

> > As my dad used to say, "It's only rain. You're not sugar. You won't melt."

> >

>

> I got a memo from my golf club today in my email. it was sent to all members. After 4 paragraphs, they not so gracefully mention that" Thanks for understanding why we close on rainy days, people walking while its wet destroys everything." I think they are getting tired of seeing me out there in waterproof shoes and a rain jacket at 645 am

>

> id honestly rather play in rain and have the course to myself and play as fast as i want, then to play in nice weather and take 5 hours waiting on a 4-some to finish hacking at their ball with a hybrid from 125 yards-to-green.

 

Definitely. How about they sort out slow play before whining about people playing in the rain. 4 balls are a disgrace on my course too, some take 5 hours and most members hit their driver in the dry the same distance as my 9 iron goes in wet weather. I'll play in the rain if I'm in the right mood, have the time and my body feels up to it.

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If you stayed dry through the round, then, you really did not play in the weather .

I had played in weather when nothing will keep a golfer dry. umbrella, rain hat, rain jacket, pants shoes , gloves........ everything was soaked through that could rink off buckets of water.

Oh, yes, the golf bag, open all the zippers and turn it upside down standing on a couple piece of 2x4 to dry it up. Do not put anything near a heating source to avoid damaging cause by the heat.

You'll be good to go next week.

 

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On 5/23/2019 at 8:01 AM, 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

 

 

 

 

Well done, sir!

 

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If it starts raining during a round, I will probably finish out.

 

But if it rained yesterday and is still raining today, I'll probably do other things.

 

Already soggy courses offer me two things:

  • A tough time getting out of rough that hasn't been mowed in a couple of days.
  • A chance to slip and injure myself. Was playing one soggy course during rain, and set up for a tee shot. My left foot sank about three inches into mud on downswing, and I full smacked the mud two inches behind the ball and badly sprained my wrist.

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On 5/23/2019 at 5:57 AM, 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.

Same here , can think of plenty  better things to do in pouring rain than play golf 

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