Playing tomorrow, year round in CA,of course that comes as no surprise.
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I played both days this weekend in MA. Saturday 42F with 15 mph winds. Cold, but fun. I only played 9 and had 5 pars! But distances were really cut back. On one par 5, 525 yard, I hit driver, 3H and 3H into the wind and was still 10 feet short of the green. My only 200+ drive was on a side hill fairway where I got a lot of roll.
Sunday was a bit warmer, 50 - 52, but still windy. Played alone. Distances were still way down 10+ yards for irons, Had a couple of 200 plus drives, but only on shelters holes.
I just put my clubs away here in MA. It's not so much the weather as it is course conditions, mostly the leaves & rough. Lots of lost balls, at least the way I play!
I do have a covered/heated range about 10 minutes from my office that I will be able to sneak away to a couple of times over the winter, but at this point for me it's time for indoor mirror work... and lots of book reading & DVD watching!
I'll practice 3/4 swings in the basement this winter and maybe try to hit the range a few times over the winter just to see some ball flight but the price will severely limit that.
There is a simulator nearby but I've never really cared for it, too artificial feeling.
, how about using your 3 iron to play pond hockey?
By the way @boogielicious , I'm still waiting for my Boston Bruins dog-poop scooping putter.
I play until snow covers the ground and/or the ground becomes frozen. In SE Michigan one of those two events usually happens close to Thanksgiving. The past couple years we have had mild Decembers and played well into winter.
It is sort of sad that when the conditions are so conducive to golf (few golfers, low rates, perfect greens) the season is just about over.
I'll be able to play all winter here in Northern VA, but their will be times when it is too cold or snowed over/frozen. The best thing about winter is being able to hit a bucket of balls at lunch time without sweating through my shirt. I don't mind the cold at all. At lunch I'll get in a half a bucket, or I'll chip for 45 minutes, or chip and putt. I'm lucky that the range is just down the road from work, so I'll visit it often and it gets me some sunlight and fresh air. Helps with my SRGD (Seasonal Reduced Golf Disorder).
We'll be able to play most of the winter but at times it won't be very fun and we'll wonder why we are out there. If it gets too bad I'll take a ride south for a weekend or two.
P.S. Last week a couple of tourists were griping that they had driven south to play here and it was still too cold. I told them they should have kept driving for another 6 or 7 hours.
I guess the golf season will always be open as long as there is no snow on the ground, but I may be adjusting my tolerance temperature. I wasn't going to play Saturday, as it was a little chilly in Philly when I first went outside. I find as I get older that I am becoming less tolerant of cold weather.
I did some stuff around the house, then went over to the club and it was very nice, around mid-50's and no wind, so I jumped in with a twosome and got in 18. Played 9 on Sunday in a howling wind. That was enough, besides I wanted to see the Eagles game.
I try to play all year round. The courses around me close if its below freezing. So it depends on the weather, but I'll golf all year if I can. I played last year in the snow...didn't really stick, but snowed the entire round...was pretty fun. In the cold, I just layer well with UA Cold Gear...and usually don't have much of an issue.
Are you getting snow tonight? If so, I'm sure it's on it's way here in Northern Michigan.
Might have one or two more weeks left. I hope so anyway, I'd hate to end the season with the round I shot today. Some clubs close in October but mine is also a ski resort. At some point they'll remove the flags but they don't care if you still want to play.
We do have snow on the ground. Hope you didn't get any.