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I was planning on walking 18 as soon as my nurse wife gets home from work in about 20 minutes..  Looks like I got light steady shower from this dang hurricane for the next several hours. I don't really have golf rain gear, but I really don't care - I haven't hit a ball in nearly two weeks for various reasons and I've been targeting this window since Wednesday when league was cancelled for the other tropical storm. Temps are fine at 81 and should hold high 70s before end of round.

 

Do it? or will I be terribly regretting it within a few holes?  
 

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16 hours ago, caniac6 said:

I'll play in the rain, but I won't start in the rain.

I'll look at the radar and if looks like it's going to clear I have no problem starting in the rain.

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I only get certain windows too with a wife and 2 kids being my priority, so when I get chance, I play. I played in sideways rain last week (I am in the UK so this is common). My general rule is, if I don't play in the rain, especially in this country, then I don't get to play, end of. Got to take your chance 😄 take a towel in the car and a new shirt, dry off and drive home. Easy.

 

 

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I don't mind playing in light rain, but if it's a steady downpour in which I'll need rain gear, rain gloves, and an umbrella to survive then I tend to pass. Of course the exception being if it's a tournament/competition or if I'm on some sort of golf trip and I won't have the chance to play that course again.

 

That being said, I prefer to ride if it's raining. Yes it may be cart path only, but my club has the rain hoods on all of our carts so at least I don't have to worry about keeping my bag dry along with myself. One less thing to worry about in my opinion. 

 

If I had to walk in the rain there is no way I'm doing it without a good set of rain gear. 

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I play in rain, that is why i have the gear. JAcket, gloves, bucket hat, umbrella and cover for my clubs. You have to embrace it, love it not be grumpy.

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If the wind isn’t strong enough to ruin an umbrella then I’m in. 
 

Skip the rain gear, towel hanging under the umbrella, 4-5 gloves, waterproof shoes, maybe a light jacket if it’s cold. 
 

Had the course to myself or almost empty quite a few times just after heavy rain. Love those times

 

 

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Too many nice days here to play in the rain, so that would be a no for me.

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I loved playing in the rain when I was a kid (as long as I had rain gloves). Maybe I'll regret this statement but I'm really quite excited to play in the rain this winter.

 

It's a bit lonely, all you can hear is the rain, and you get to play some shots you normally wouldn't. Full rain gear and waterproof shoes are a must

 

"Some feel the rain, others just get wet"

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The worst part about rain is getting wet. And once you're wet, you're wet. Don't mind playing in the rain at all and I rarely use anything besides an umbrella when I do, if that even. Once you decide to not worry about the rain, it can be rather pleasant actually. 

 

Brining a change of socks/shoes/hat or even a full change of clothes for the drive home wouldn't be a bad idea though. 

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Playing in the rain includes a different level of concentration. When we played in college, we played in every condition to get pulled off the course for one occasion - sleet storm. 

 

Have yourself a great rain suit (do not skimp with "good" rain suit)

Bucket hat

Waterproof shoes

Regular towel with additional towel tucked in the bag - attempt to keep it dry as possible.

Shamwow towel or some other shammy synthetic towel.

Umbrella -  drape the shammy over a few of the ribs

extra clothes to change into once done

All weather synthetic glove ( a leather glove turns into a slick mess)

 

 

 

 

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