I won't play in lightning. Before I retired, I'd play in light rain, cold down into the 30's as long as there was not much wind, high wind if not too cold, light rain. When time to play is limited, you have to take what you get.
Now I can play most days if the course is open, so I'm more selective. Out here on the high plains, wind is a common factor - I wouldn't get much play in if windy days stopped me, so that doesn't deter me.
I don't really play if it's below 50° any more, and aside from a quick shower, I don't play in rain (I just don't find that to be much fun). Since Colorado doesn't have many rainy days, I rarely miss a round of golf for rain.
I certainly don't play in the snow. I was never one to push dedication to the game that far, although I did play on a few nice winter days in the 30's when the grass was not buried under snow. I never knew anyone with the dedication of this kid, my former boss's grandson:
I live on the Canadian border and the temperature here got up to 88 yesterday with quite a bit of humidity. Today is going to be 90 with more humidity. The only way I'll play on these days is to tee off at 7:00 AM before it gets too hot and play nine
We don't see a lot of really tight firm lies in the MidAtlantic area, but I do see them when I get to the Pinehurst area, and even firmer and tighter lies when I've been to Scotland. If its truly firm and tight, putter is a good first choice whenever its a possibility. It takes a little practice to learn the speed, but you eliminate most of the danger of a bad strike. Second choice would be a low-lofted chip and run, and I think the putt/chip technique is a good one for that. I'd only hit it higher if I really need to, and again the pitching technique that uses bounce to glide the clubhead is a really good one to avoid digging the leading edge in behind the ball.
This is the definitely the most frustrating in my own game. Slow play would take it if it was golf on the whole. I have decided to start using game golf again and was looking at my results from last year. Unfortunately I don't think my current results are much much better. Check out the percentages left and right.