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What's the worst weather you've ever played in?

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I am sitting in my house as a storm rolls over with 80mph wind gusts, heavy downpours, and hail.  I was suppose to be out golfing this morning with my boss, but I canceled and I'm sure my boss is somewhere on the 14 hole by this time thinking why they got themselves into this.  I don't remember a thread on this topic, so I thought I'd start one.

The worst weather I played in was 3 years ago.  Me and my buddy finished work and we knew a storm was going to roll in, so we thought we'd go play golf, because any chance of rain scares most people off.  We teed off on 10, and got to 15 when the storm came in.  70mph gusts, lightning, and heavy downpours.  We had a cart, so we found a tree and hid under it to let the storm pass over.  My friend looked at me and wanted to kill me for suggesting we go out and play.  We were so soaked we said we might as well play in, because we couldn't be more wet at this point.  It was definitely a fun experience, but not one I'd do too often.

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Originally Posted by phillyk

I am sitting in my house as a storm rolls over with 80mph wind gusts, heavy downpours, and hail.  I was suppose to be out golfing this morning with my boss, but I canceled and I'm sure my boss is somewhere on the 14 hole by this time thinking why they got themselves into this.  I don't remember a thread on this topic, so I thought I'd start one.

The worst weather I played in was 3 years ago.  Me and my buddy finished work and we knew a storm was going to roll in, so we thought we'd go play golf, because any chance of rain scares most people off.  We teed off on 10, and got to 15 when the storm came in.  70mph gusts, lightning, and heavy downpours.  We had a cart, so we found a tree and hid under it to let the storm pass over.  My friend looked at me and wanted to kill me for suggesting we go out and play.  We were so soaked we said we might as well play in, because we couldn't be more wet at this point.  It was definitely a fun experience, but not one I'd do too often.



Under a tree during lightning? LMAO

Mine was probably the first round of this year. 10 degrees celsius out, 70MPH winds constant all day. Hitting 7 irons 120 yards. Terrible day of golf. Not enjoyable at all. The wind wears you out too, by the end of the round I was dead.

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The worst for me was a match in high school. It was 38 degrees and raining.  It was terrible and it was the nicest course we played all year.  That was a bummer.

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Originally Posted by Kieran123

Under a tree during lightning? LMAO

Yeah, WTF??!!

This past winter.... several rounds below 30°F, snowing and windy.  Have to play with orange balls, and move up to the front tee boxes too.  Hard to see even the yellow balls, and if we lose an orange ball... well, they are cheap to begin with.  As for the front tee boxes, the balls don't travel that far, and the round gets done quicker!

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Played a New Year's Day event a few years ago in driving hail, strong wind and there was pretty severe flooding around the course. Freezing cold as well of course so I couldn't actually feel my hands

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Heritage CC, columbus, ohio, last year. A nice supercell popped up, down pouring rain, windy. We were drenched, the golf course started to have water flood the fairways after 15 minutes, it was definetly flash flood rain.

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Just last week a thunderstorm started rolling in and I saw a little lightning in the distance.  I was able to finish 9 and get out of there before the storm hit though.

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I played a round in November a couple of years ago; it was in the low 50s and partly cloudy when I began the round, but a cold front came in later on. The wind picked up to about 30 mph, the temperature dropped by at least ten degrees, and sleet started to fall before I was through.

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I played in a small scramble about 10 years ago.  Cold, cold, cold, there was sleet for the first couple of holes.  It ruined the experience for me.  I haven't played golf below 60 degrees since.  Just miserable!

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Played a few months ago with wind gusts touching 50 mph and was probably steady at 30 mph.  When I started the round it was nice and calm and just as we rolled up to the fourth the wind hit hard and just didn't quit.  The 6th hole was the worst as there is a large desert area and sand trap and the wind was blowing the sand and pebbles back into us... it was actually painful.  The 8th hole ends in front of the clubhouse and I bailed out there... it was a free round so I didn't feel too bad taking off.

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Not to preach but 1) Under a tree during lightning is one of the worst places to go and 2) if you can see lightning in the distance it is still close enough to strike you. But back on the topic-- I've never gone out and played in crazy storms like you guys but I play several times a week in 100 degree plus weather with extremely high humidity. My hat has salt deposits on it from sweating so much.

I think I'd rather play in high wind and rain! lol

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1. I played a 36 hole tournament in pouring rain all day with a high of 43 granted it was may and oddly cold.

2. Black friday a couple years ago it was 40 no wind so not terrible until it just randomly started sleeting heavily for about 30 minutes.

3. Played a christmas eve 2 man scramble it was 23 when we teed off and when we got in the car to leave it was 28 probably having a 9am shotgun start wasn't a good idea. The best part was we had a cart cover and propane heater inside so it wasn't all that bad.

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Originally Posted by jcm011

Not to preach but 1) Under a tree during lightning is one of the worst places to go and 2) if you can see lightning in the distance it is still close enough to strike you. But back on the topic-- I've never gone out and played in crazy storms like you guys but I play several times a week in 100 degree plus weather with extremely high humidity. My hat has salt deposits on it from sweating so much.

I think I'd rather play in high wind and rain! lol


I know it was a bad place to be, but 14 through 16 at the course has power lines crossing them on a diagonal through the holes, so I figured under a tree would be better.  Or Maybe I'm just very confused in the head...

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A high school match last year. Probably somewhere in the 30s, as on the 16th hole (we played the back nine) some snowflakes started to form. I managed to put together a career round of 39, which included maybe the shot of my life; a three wood out of the rough to an elevated green to about 4 feet.

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Some were discussing being "wind players" and this older topic seemed to be a nice parallel subject.  We were out in CA playing courses on the Monterey peninsula when the remnants of super typhoon Melor hit the coast (10/12/2009).  Steady heavy rain, winds of 50-60 mph with much stronger gusts.  Some of us were bored sitting in the hotel. We were scheduled to play Spyglass Hill so we climbed into our rain suits and caught the shuttle over to the clubhouse.  The shuttle had to drive around numerous large downed tree branches and when we got to Spyglass they did not have power.  The guys in the clubhouse suggested we stick to the first six holes near the ocean and to avoid the remaining ones because of flying debris and falling trees.

I wear glasses and it was a challenge to even see my ball.  As we went along the shore, the rain hurt our faces since it had small granules of sand swept up by the winds.  After six holes I weighed an extra 10-15 pounds from all the water that had been pushed through every little opening in the suit.  If I had jumped in the Pacific I doubt I could have been much wetter.  I will say that the greens and fairways at Spyglass drain very well.

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I had 3 - 4 very windy rounds in Vegas and Southern Cal desert areas.   Carts were rocking back and forth b/c of wind (and we were sitting inside).   Ball fell off tees, and moved by itself (on green before putt, on fairways).

Not exactly weather related (well, I was under the weather): I played through pneumonia (6 week period).   Played 4 handicap points over my usual average score.  A few years later, I watched Ian Poulter on TV, playing through pneumonia.   I think he was cut that  week (at least, did very poorly).   Don't play under the weather unless you want to intentionally lower your handicap index ;-) .

This reminds me.   Would you submit scores to GHIN for playing under very bad weather condition or make it into a practice session?

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First round upon arrival at Bandon. The first course we were playing was Pacific Dunes and we were standing on the first tee in a hard sideways rain. There is no way I would have teed off in those weather conditions if I was home, but we just flew coast to coast to get there (that is a whole other story; not an easy place to get to) so, as it wasn't really cold, we were going to give it a go. Rain suit, wet gloves, forget the umbrella in that wind, and we were ready to go. It was like that for the first three holes and then the rain cleared, but it was ridiculously windy for the rest of the round. We played the course three days later in perfect conditions. Totally different golf experience.

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Practicing to try out for my highschool team. Go to the 8th hole, it was one of those dreary days, and the rain was that light drizzle that you can't escape from even from an umbrella. Took my driver swing, and the driver went flying out of my hands. I walked off the course after that. No need to endanger someone, myself, or break my golf clubs playing a round of golf.

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