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Well, I played 18 on Saturday ( tee off at 10am ).

What a difference cold weather makes. I could NOT get comfortable standing over the ball and shot a 50 on the front 9 ( worst 9 holes in a long time ), then when it warmed up, I shot 39 on the back.....I was so annoyed afterwards, knowing that my front 9 ruined a chance of a good score.

Anyone have any tips about keeping tempo and getting comfortable in the cold?

The only good thing about it was I hit all but one fairway...it was my irons that i could not get comfy with!
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I played Sat morning here in Detroit with a 7:00 am tee time. It was roughly 50* with 40 mph gusts and off and on rain. Worst conditions I've ever played in. It looked like the scene from Caddyshack. We only made it through 9. So yes cold sucks. Cold, rain and wind really sucks!
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One would think somebody from Calgary would have the answers, not the questions!

Although global warming seems to be creeping into the Mohawk Valley, traditionally there have been two seasons, winter and July 4th. The Mohawk Valley gets less direct sunlight than anywhere on the North American continent, except for a few places surrounded by high mountains. I play in the cold a lot.

First, lots of layers: Undershirt plus silk undershirt or long sleeve t-shirt, long sleeve shirt, sweater and wind proof jacket. Silk long johns or sweatpants plus regular pants. A Gortex rain hat (pretty warm!).

Second, walk, don't ride.

Third, hit more club than normal.

Fourth, always have a pack of hand warmers in your bag to lend to the sissies in your group so they'll stop grousing about cold hands, brought on by their inappropriate clothing choices.

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I played Sat morning here in Detroit with a 7:00 am tee time. It was roughly 50* with 40 mph gusts and off and on rain. Worst conditions I've ever played in. It looked like the scene from Caddyshack. We only made it through 9. So yes cold sucks. Cold, rain and wind really sucks!

50* isnt cold. You cant really call it, "cold" until it downs into the 30s.

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50* isnt cold. You cant really call it, "cold" until it downs into the 30s.

50* with sun and a light breeze is pleasant. 50*, sopping wet and 40 mph winds I can promise you is plenty cold. ;D

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I also played here in Minneapolis on Saturday (2PM Tee-time, never really warmed up though). We were playing a Links style course, so there weren't many trees on the interior holes to keep the wind down, it was rainy and cold. I was wearing a Polo T under a sweatshirt and I was also wearing a fall jacket over that. For the first couple holes, I played like crap, With all of that stuff on, I didn't feel I could make a solid swing at the ball. So I decided to remove both the jacket and the sweatshirt and bear the cold. I shot 49 on the front due to the first 4 holes being a double-bogey, double-bogey, triple-bogey, double-bogey. After removing all that stuff, I was able to turn my score around, especially on the back-9 where I shot a 42. I was pretty happy with the 91 after such a crappy front nine. I only wish I had removed my extra-layers earlier, as I had felt I was playing pretty well after all of that. My hands remained cold pretty much the entirety of the round (which I despise while playing golf).
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Found that out in 1988. Moved to Florida, problem traded for how to play well in stifling heat and boring sunshine. But at least I get 12 months a year to work on a solution
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