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Rain blowing into us at an angle. It was during one of my teams tournaments. There's something about playing in bad weather or playing when you're injured that is hard to explain, it is kind of intense and I guess you feel driven to play and adrenaline just takes over. Reminds me of the Gatorade commercials for some reason, IS IT IN YOU??

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I live in Washington state, and i played in a tournament where it started raining while i was warming up, by the 2nd hole we had rooster tails on the greens behind our balls when we were putting. By the 3rd hole, the cups were filled with water. By the 6th hole, the whole course was standing water, ended up calling it after 9.

 

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I played in one tournament this fall that was pretty memorable. It started out raining, nothing too extreme, then the thunderstorm rolled in, and we played a good two or three holes before they called it. After about an hour delay for the thunderstorm we went back out, and it continued to rain sideways for most of the rest of the tournament (which was 27 holes in one day, and they didn't shorten it because of weather).

 

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I played a hilltop course where the temperature was 21* with snow and winds about 10 mph. The only reason we continued play was due to the 1 1/2 hour drive on a winding road there.

 

In Myrtle Beach last year we played and the week we were down there the heat index didn't get below 103* and one day hit 123*. :)

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Today, actually, I played in some pretty bad weather although not the worst. There was about 35-40 mph. winds and we were into the wind on every par 3 and had a left to right wind on all par 5's. I still shot alright though. 81 with a triple on the last hole (water). Lowest score on my team and 7th/65 in the tournament.

 

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Well in late April this year I played in snow! The worst though was two years ago, I think it was September. Anyway it rained the whole way around and the wind was blowng about 40 MPH. On a par 71 it think the top three scores were something like - 76, 79, 89. It was brutal.

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I played in an AJGA tournament last month in Newport, RI and the wind was blowing nearly 30 mph on what seemed like every hole. I've never played a course that windy.

 

:) Yup I was there too, the wind was very tough, the weather forecast called for 35-40MPH wind gusts, and 20-25MPH steady winds for the week! This was on a course where everything was playing fast has hell, but that's all part of the tournament I guess!

 

That is not the worst conditions I have played in though, I hate playing COLD rain, I don't mind the rain as much when it is above 80º, but I have played in school tournaments that it was raining on the first hole, and by the time we finished our match, there were periods of snow!

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I was playing in a high school tournament and there was no rain forecasted, so i didnt bring my umbrella. 12th hole, just starts pouring, and all four of us hover under the umbrella, on the ground, sitting on towels, holding the umbrella at an angle so we wouldnt get soaked, it was so funny, then we ran in the forest and hid under trees, kind of stupid but i didnt want to get soaked.

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July 4th, 2003 (the day before I got married): it drizzled the entire front nine, and then everything broke loose on the ninth tee box. We waited about an hour for the thunder to lighten up...and then forged ahead.

 

Yellow skies meant nothing to me. Sure, the wind was pretty stiff, and the crackle of lightning was kind of scary, but we were surrounded by trees so everything was ok. Until the trees started coming down. First in parts: branches as thick as my thigh (I used to max out on squats @ 650 pounds). Then entire trees.

 

Simple chips turned into flop shots over fallen timber. Tee boxes, fairways, and greens were all cluttered with branches and leaves. Downhill fairways turned into slip'n'slides (we have pictures). There was no standing water... only running water. I felt like the priest in caddyshack...we kept telling eachother that the heavy stuff wouldn't be coming down for quite a while...but we didn't break any scoring records.

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I played in an AJGA tournament last month in Newport, RI and the wind was blowing nearly 30 mph on what seemed like every hole. I've never played a course that windy.

 

You played in that AJGA too??? whats ur name? I knew me and bryan were playing in it, i wished id known you were too we could have met. Howd you play? yeh the wind was definately blowing both days..not too mention the greens were rocks and running like a 13.

 

The worst weather ive ever played in was for the District Championship. 32* winds at 30mph steady with gusts at 35-45. and it was raining. brutal.

 

 

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only in Iowa, last tuesday we played Conference at a course in Ft. Madison. It was crappy weather, around 48 degrees in the morning and ended up being around 75 degrees. The next day is the same way only we start on the front, really tight with trees, we don't feel a thing. We get on the back it is a constant rain, winds of 35-40 mph. A couple times I looked at my rain jacket and there were snow flakes on it. I am not as good as some of you guys but I went from shooting a 79( didn't hit my drives good but scambled, and we won Conference) to shooting an 88. It was the worst golf weather I've played in.

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You played in that AJGA too??? whats ur name? I knew me and bryan were playing in it, i wished id known you were too we could have met. Howd you play?

 

My name is David Tavera. I played pretty horrible the 1st round partly do to a bad swing partly do to allergies. Oh well. I'm still a freshman and I am going to work hard this year so I can have some success on the AJGA in the future. I'm playing in a qualifier in New Jersey in July but I think thats it for this year.

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You played in that AJGA too??? whats ur name? I knew me and bryan were playing in it, i wished id known you were too we could have met. Howd you play?

 

My name is David Tavera. I played pretty horrible the 1st round partly do to a bad swing partly do to allergies. Oh well. I'm still a freshman and I am going to work hard this year so I can have some success on the AJGA in the future. I'm playing in a qualifier in New Jersey in July but I think thats it for this year.

 

So YOURE the guy that the Medicus guy was talking about with the Scratch wedge!!! I was surprised I got that much out of him (what brand it was), but that's pretty cool.

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Well since I live in "Buffalo Ridge" an area well known to southwest minnesota and parts of Iowa. There are hundreds of wind mills to harvest wind energy. So you know its windy most everyday. The absolute WORST i have played in was last year in South Dakota. It was about 45 degrees at the beginning of the meet with rain and 35 mph winds. The rain had turned to hail for the last 2 holes with the wind gusts pushing balls off the green! :idhitit:

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easily the worst golf conditions i have had are in edmonton alberta canada. it was the beginning of the season and it was 2 degrees celcius. of course i went out. on the 3rd hole it snowed like a crazy b****. by hole 5 there was an inch of snow and 60kmh winds. by hole 6 the carts were having trouble moving and they were coming around with hot chocolate carts. by hole 8 i couldnt feel my hands and toes. on hole 9 the snow let up and it began to rain. obviosuly we kept going, its golf. by 18 i thought i was going to die i was so cold and i couldnt swing a club lol

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I live in San Diego, Claifornia so the worst i have played in is like rain and wind haha........or i guess if you count extremley hot as bad weather then it would be that because i hate walking in the hot because i sweat a lot and i never bring an extra shirt........its not pretty haha (atleast im not Vijay at the Us Open Befor he even teed off haha, anyone see that)

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Last year I was playing in some tournament the weather was supposed to be like 50* so I was just wearing a pair of pants an underarmour long sleeve shirt and a polo. No rain No sleet No hail No wind was supposed to be there but all of the above started right after i Hit my first tee ball. My mom ended up getting bronchitis and a couple other things I got sick was out of school with like a 100.8 fever and was throwing up all over the place. Lets just say from now on during the winter ill carry some extra things.

 

Also down at Mid Pines we had the Big "I" Classic and the heat index was never below 106!!! one kid passed out on the course. Water on every tee. Iced towels.

But Dannnng it was so hot AND WE HAD TO WEAR PANTS!

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