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Cold weather golfing....What's the coldest weather you've ever played in?

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What is the coldest weather you are willing to play in?  In my area we are in the upper 40's, which I think with a jacket on is not too cold to play in.  But the courses here are deserted.

Granted, I am new to the game, but I always heard golfer's are passionate about their game and will play in nearly any weather.

I guess we are just a bunch of wimps around here

Hope you still have nice weather where ever you are at!

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I don't care how cold it is, as long as the ball flies reasonably well I'll be out there. The problem here is the snow and frost. Until it's gone the course is closed. We had snow Sat night that is still on the ground despite 3 days of 50* temps. I'll be out early Sun morning if the snow melts and I anticipate it will be in the low 30's. Trying to line up a tee time for Thanksgiving today.

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As long as the course is open, I will still play.  Quite a few times when I was still living in Madison, WI I played when the temps were in the mid 20s.

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Played all last winter here in PA - it was below freezing, but no snow.    I made this tool out of an old ice pick that allowed me to get tee's in the frozen ground.      There were plenty of courses open all winter in NJ, few in N/E PA.      Tough to play for score, as not even Rory could put the brakes on a Pro-V1 on a frozen green ...

PS - learned one secret ... play with 2 balls - keep one in your pocket to warm it up, and alternate them on different holes.

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Double edge sword. You get a lot of run on a good drive on hard, frozen ground. But it is really hard to hold a green if it is frozen.

With the mild winter we had last year it was fun to get out and enjoy those winter rates.

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I plan on playing in the 30's. As long as there is no snow on the ground. Places close here so I will have to drive south.
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I play in the cold but always have trouble getting the tee in the ground, any tips?

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http://thesandtrap.com/t/62909/what-are-the-coldest-temps-youve-ever-played-a-round-of-golf-in

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Originally Posted by cooke119

I play in the cold but always have trouble getting the tee in the ground, any tips?

I ground down an old awl (ice pick) to the length of a tee, and use that to get a hole to put a tee in.   I've seen guys use those little electric screwdrivers with a hex head drill bit to bore into the frozen tee box ... might actually try that this winter

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I'll play if it's in the 30s. Not sure what I'll do when it's colder than that.
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I used to say I need 50 degrees but now I'm thinking 40! I'll throw some rubber tees in the bag.
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I've walked 18 holes when the high temp for the day was 8 degrees F!   Would I do that again?....of course not!  LOL

How cold now?  It depends on the situation.  If I've been playing a lot of golf and the temps drop to the 30's....I'll probably take a pass.   If it's been a cold snowy winter and a thaw finally comes and I have a chance to play golf when the temps are in the 30's....my answer is HELL YES...I'M PLAYING!  It just depends........

As a general rule, temps in the 30's are OK depending on the wind chill.   I have a cart cover that certainly helps!  I pull a ski cap over my ears and wear mittens between shots to keep my hands warm.  So long as my hands aren't numb.....I can play.

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I will take the cold over the rain any day. Living in the PNW, usually the mid to upper 30's is the coldest I will end up playing in most years.
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Some of you are hardcore!

I think 40, and no rain, will be my cutoff.  There is nothing worse than getting chilled to the bone in a cold rain!  Plus I think anything colder than that would affect my game.  Maybe I am just a wimp!

Guess I need to move down south :)

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I was out yesterday at 29*. Ball didn't fly as far as usual. Greens were real hard, no fixing ball marks, tool stops just below the surface where the ground is frozen. Tough to gauge approach shots and I missed all the par 3 greens despite landing the ball on the green before rolling it off. Still it was good to be out golfing in mid Dec.

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Originally Posted by inthehole

I ground down an old awl (ice pick) to the length of a tee, and use that to get a hole to put a tee in.   I've seen guys use those little electric screwdrivers with a hex head drill bit to bore into the frozen tee box ... might actually try that this winter

Hadn't thought of using an awl, great tip, thanks I'll do it.

Played Saturday (12/15/12) temp was 38* at tee time. No wind so it was a great day.

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Depends on the wind, if its in winter and you get that southern wind that brings the temp up to 45 i am good to go. Same, i wont play golf in 45 degree weather if its a north wind and cold.

If i am wearing my underarmor longsleeve shirt i can play down to about 40 depending on how i feel.

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