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On 1/19/2018 at 10:12 AM, RussUK said:

Still bad over there Erik?

Erie even got on the news over here last month and it looked bad.

We've had two melts since then, so it's not too bad right now. Today it was almost 60° (it's still 53° at 10pm right now), so it's been melting pretty well.

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I could have golfed today but even a retiree has obligations..    Monday and today we had high temperatures of 52º...Hoping the weather just reverts to spring and continues to warm but...alas...I'm not betting against Winter.

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Yep, it's going back in the deep freeze with 2"-3" of snow tonight with temps in the upper teens. Highs in the low 20's tomorrow. La Nina doing her worst. Just have to face facts that this is going to be one of "those" Winters! Our roads are crumbling.

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We've had a colder than normal January here in Charlotte, but the real problem is my club has brand new Tif Eagle Bermuda greens. Because they're new our superintendent has been forced to cover them when the temps drop to the low 20s (or the teens). We've been totally or partially closed for twenty of the thirty one days. Our senior group has really struggled to get out on the course. We're all hoping for a warmer February and an early Spring. Also, we hoping that by next Winter our greens will be mature enough to withstand these lower temperatures.

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2 minutes ago, Lihu said:

Heard this on the radio this morning:

"OMG, the groundhog predicts another 6 weeks of winter. Another, gasp, 6 weeks of 82 degree weather <here in Southern California>. . . :-P"

Yeah, 82 degree weather is really the pits this time of year. In a couple of weeks we'll be in Monterey. Hopefully it will be cooled off by then, so I can get in some more winter golf.;-)

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4 minutes ago, Patch said:

Yeah, 82 degree weather is really the pits this time of year. In a couple of weeks we'll be in Monterey. Hopefully it will be cooled off by then, so I can get in some more winter golf.;-)

I predict we're going to get crucified by the Northerners. :-D

 

Have fun in Monterey. Shouldn't be too warm up there, but it might be windy.

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This is going to be one of those 6 month off-seasons for us.  Didn't get a huge amount of snow, but what we did get came early and for the most part stuck around.  Unfortunately had some melting and rain in early December, so likely will be dealing with winter-kill once the season does start. 

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In Finland it's about -10 degrees celsius! Fortunately starting the golf season in Spain in a month, going to play 3 rounds. Then hopefully start playing in Finland late April or beginning of May

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Ugh.  It's suppose to snow on Saturday.  Just in time for weekend golf.  I have a tee time on Sunday and hope the forecast is wrong.

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On ‎2‎/‎8‎/‎2018 at 2:56 AM, FinTurma said:

In Finland it's about -10 degrees celsius! Fortunately starting the golf season in Spain in a month, going to play 3 rounds. Then hopefully start playing in Finland late April or beginning of May

We are about the same situation.  No wonder so many people of Finish decent live around here.  I've got 4 March rounds scheduled in Southern Nevada / Western Arizona to get me warmed up for a late April start to the season. 

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We've had a pretty mild winter in Denver so far, but it's been an annoying one. For the second week in a row, it's going to snow on the weekend. We've also been getting a shot of cold air and some snow pretty much every week, even though it hasn't been much snow. It hasn't been sunny enough for the snow to melt quickly, either. That means that golf courses have been closed because of snow pretty frequently and that a lot of driving ranges aren't open either. So it's been tough to get my golf fix in.

I'm starting to get that itch to get outside and play, or at least hit some balls. It will probably be another week before I can do that, though.

On the other hand, I should start doing some more indoor practice and mirror work at home. I've been really lazy about doing that.

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