• Announcements

    • iacas

      Introducing TST "Clubs!"   08/28/2017

      No, we're not getting into the equipment business, but we do have "clubs" here on TST now. Groups. Check them out here:
Sign in to follow this  
flymojames

icy greens

Recommended Posts

How did we get out today.minus 2c and a light dusting of of snow on greens.putting was like crazy golf,whach the ball at the hole and pray.It was great to get out:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sign up (or log in) today! It's free (and you won't see this ad anymore)!

Sign up (or log in) today! It's free (and you won't see this ad anymore)!

Wow! 28* Fahrenheit.  My course would have been in a frost delay for a long time if that was the weather.  We had a few times this Winter that it hit 30* and it was close to a 4 hour delay.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeah, I'm surprised a course let you on the greens in that temperature. I hope they were temporary greens for the winter play?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Haven't used coloured golf balls since I was a kid - but I still have a shocking, radioactive-orange Wilson Aviator in my bag (circa 1985) as a kind of keepsake. Once in a while I putt it on the practice green... I feel nostalgic now - give me some dayglo golf balls and a frosty course.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

why did they let you out?  i thought playing on frozen greens was damaging to the grass?

It is. Grass is mostly water and when frozen will break and damage it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Depends on where you live. In CO the grass is dormant and only the crown of the plant, which is below the surface, retains any water during the winter. Unless we've had a succession of warm days all of that is frozen below the surface. I've been out when it's so cold and frozen you can't get a tee in the ground, we use winter tees on days like that. Here it can be well below freezing without any frost in sight if we haven't had recent moisture and the sun is out.

Our home course uses a dye on the greens during the winter so you can distinguish them from the rest of the brown grass surrounding it. Even the rough that's usually several inches high has died back to what looks like brown scotch pad. What's above the surface stopped being grass months ago. When you land a ball on the green a big puff of dust and dead grass is seen. Same with the fairways. Last time I played I had dead blades of brown grass clinging to my pants up to the knee. A bigger problem than frost damage is the a-holes that toss cigarettes on the grass and start small fires. I saw several greens and tee boxes with burnt circles, a butt right in the middle of each one.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

used a yellow titleist until it found a watery grave on the seventeent'.Two more left,i hope i dont use again this year.Whis i was florida with some heat on my back.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Sign in to follow this  



  • Want to join this community?

    We'd love to have you!

    Sign Up
  • 2017 TST Partners

    Talamore Golf Resort
    PING Golf
    FlightScope Mevo
    Mission Belt
    Snell Golf
    Frogger Golf
    PitchFix USA
  • Posts

    • I voted "no". Reason being there is/are sanctioned events and tours (e.g. Michigan Hickory Tour) and some are even shown on Sky Sports. They even have the Trilby Tour. This is a real amateur tour where the main stipulation is that you have to wear a trilby hat (i kid you not). Like many have said, the tech is soooooo different that it is more likely to be detrimental to their regular game that anything other than 9 holes or so for charity or exhibition wouldnt be worth it for them. That being said, some older pro's have switched largely to hickory golf with a lot of success. Sandy Lyle for instance won the hickory World Golf Open in 2014 and 2016. Still plays modern gear but in interviews says he enjoys the old stuff more. Difference is that Sandy isn't competing at the very top of the sport these days.
    • @Jack Watson, I think you know as well as I that the USA Today article is garbage in terms of saying pros want to play full tournaments with hickory. In fact, one of the first quotes in the video was, "Wouldn't want to play them from the tees we play nowadays". The the most praise they got was that the person "enjoyed the hit" or that it felt soft, but the soft wasn't necessarily good considering one of the pros likened it to "a bar of soap". In other words, the old equipment is garbage (crap) by comparison. It's the same as if you compared a Ford Pinto to a modern Ford Focus: the Pinto is crap by comparison (though there are a few who have a nostalgic infatuation with the older one).   My point is that what you think, "They should have enough pride to actually want to do this," has absolutely no bearing on reality. The pros have nothing to gain from playing this event, besides maybe to blow off some steam as a joke. It certainly wouldn't count towards the FedEx cup and they'd have to devote extra time to practice with equipment that, quite frankly, no longer is relevant or matters anywhere outside of a history museum.  I'd be willing to bet $100 that a survey of all pros on tour would show more against such an event than in favor of it. I understand that you very much want to see the event happen, but you should also be able to understand the reasons why such an event would never happen and why a majority of the golfers would be against it.  
    • I posted this for people who are intered in testing their core and balance, with these three progressive moves.  then leaving a comment on how they did.  If you are not interested in doing that please go somewhere else
    • @Vinsk  You have not shown a shred of evidence to support your view as I did.  Snedeker agrees with me and he shot 80 with vintage gear.  Where is your evidence?  I offered mine. Platitudes do not qualify as arguments.
    • It’s just more of the, “I just won’t admit this game is incredibly hard” nonsense to me. “Oh yeah? Well let’s see these pros who think they’re so good hit ‘real gear’.” It’s all nonsense. They’re that good. Period. @Jack Watson, you’re not. Whether it be hickory or space age titanium. Let it go. You’ll never ‘figure golf out.” Ok sorry. I’m done.
  • Blog Entries

  • Today's Birthdays

  • Get Great Gear with Amazon