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11 minutes ago, CarlSpackler said:

I grabbed my putter and a few balls and headed to the local muni. There was a lot people out playing, but the greens were very shaggy. Another reason to be depressed. Even though it is finally warm enough to play, the course is horrid. 

I did some putting outdoors on Saturday and the greens were shaggy as well. Super bumpy, the balls were zig zagging all over the place, so I used that as my excuse as to why I missed so many 5 and 6 footers in practice :whistle:

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37 minutes ago, klineka said:

I did some putting outdoors on Saturday and the greens were shaggy as well. Super bumpy, the balls were zig zagging all over the place, so I used that as my excuse as to why I missed so many 5 and 6 footers in practice :whistle:

Sounds good. I’ll go with the same excuse, err, reason. 

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This snow just in time for the weekend is depressing.  Now we even have a cold spell.  No thawing out until at least two weeks.  Oh well.  I get to watch Honda Classic at least.  I hope Tiger makes it to the weekend to make it worth awhile to watch.

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1 hour ago, klineka said:

I did some putting outdoors on Saturday and the greens were shaggy as well. Super bumpy, the balls were zig zagging all over the place, so I used that as my excuse as to why I missed so many 5 and 6 footers in practice :whistle:

BS. Slower greens are easier to putt ;-):-P

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16 hours ago, billchao said:

It's almost 70 out and I can't do any golf stuff because I have a migraine. How depressing.

Hope you feel better.

It is nice here too, but the ground is too soggy for doing anything. I have a new net setup in the works to use my sloped driveway and garage to hit into instead of the backyard. The net should arrive in time for the weekend.

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2 hours ago, mcanadiens said:

I agree. 

Probably played the same horrid course that @CarlSpackler was talking about in his above post on Sunday. Putting was about the only thing I did half decent.

I was being facetious. Slow greens suck. Slow greens that haven't been mowed suck worse.

1 hour ago, boogielicious said:

Hope you feel better.

Thanks, I'm much better today, though there is still a minor headache.

I get them, it runs in the family. Excedrin is my friend. 

1 hour ago, boogielicious said:

It is nice here too, but the ground is too soggy for doing anything. I have a new net setup in the works to use my sloped driveway and garage to hit into instead of the backyard. The net should arrive in time for the weekend.

I'm fortunate that I have a concrete patio to hit off of. It chews up the bottom of my net though. Don't forget to share pictures :-)

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2 hours ago, billchao said:

I was being facetious. Slow greens suck. Slow greens that haven't been mowed suck worse.

Thanks, I'm much better today, though there is still a minor headache.

I get them, it runs in the family. Excedrin is my friend. 

I'm fortunate that I have a concrete patio to hit off of. It chews up the bottom of my net though. Don't forget to share pictures :-)

Will do! Net is supposed to arrive Friday.

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Just curious, what sort of winter sports do you guys play when it's too cold for golf? I've struggled to find something as addictive. Plus it seems like most winter sports either A. require a consistent group of people to play and practice with or B. are sports like snowboarding or ski'ing which aren't really "games" per-se. 

I've been trying badminton and bowling, but I just am not falling in love with them like I did with golf. :-\

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8 minutes ago, ZANDER1994 said:

Just curious, what sort of winter sports do you guys play when it's too cold for golf? I've struggled to find something as addictive. Plus it seems like most winter sports either A. require a consistent group of people to play and practice with or B. are sports like snowboarding or ski'ing which aren't really "games" per-se. 

I've been trying badminton and bowling, but I just am not falling in love with them like I did with golf. :-\

Winter sports are WAY too likely to interfere with early spring golf. Broken finger? busted knee? twisted elbow? No thank you.

Seriously though, I used to play a lot of squash, which I loved, but once I got to around 40, I started getting injured more so stopped. I just stay in shape over the winter by going to the gym a lot.

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11 minutes ago, chspeed said:

Winter sports are WAY too likely to interfere with early spring golf. Broken finger? busted knee? twisted elbow? No thank you.

Seriously though, I used to play a lot of squash, which I loved, but once I got to around 40, I started getting injured more so stopped. I just stay in shape over the winter by going to the gym a lot.

I stay in shape by going to the bar a lot.  Plus I hit the range a lot and hit off of semi-frozen mats, but it keeps the swing in shape for that first day when the sun is shining and the course thaws out.

If I sip my cocktail with my right hand I make sure to keep my right elbow tucked... no flying elbows.  Can get you into a fight if you're sitting at the bar next to others.  If I sip with my left hand I try to keep the left arm straight... though I need to use a looooong straw.

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I snowboard, but that is more expensive than golf at a typical muni course.  Mostly, I just do what I always do, minus golf, that is hit the gym every morning.

On to the topic... looks like no golf for at least two weeks due to frozen tundra.

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3 hours ago, ZANDER1994 said:

Just curious, what sort of winter sports do you guys play when it's too cold for golf? I've struggled to find something as addictive. Plus it seems like most winter sports either A. require a consistent group of people to play and practice with or B. are sports like snowboarding or ski'ing which aren't really "games" per-se. 

I've been trying badminton and bowling, but I just am not falling in love with them like I did with golf. :-\

I just sit around the house and :pound:

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