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Played a quick 9 holes today in Chicago. 42 degrees and light breeze - fantastic for December! Used my hickories and shot a 43 (2 pars and 7 bogeys). Sadly forecast for next 10 days - rain, snow and highs in 30's so not looking good for another 2018 round.

Time now to hit Ebay for the magic club to fix my game  along with re-reading my various golf books to find the hidden secret to the perfect swing. Another typical "hope over experience" winter in Chicago!

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Florida bound on Saturday, woo hoo!  Getting away form the crappy weather.  Going to be playing lots of golf. 

I haven't shanked a ball in months.

Crap blizzard tomorrow...then brutal cold with 50 mph winds...wind chills around -20. First person in my group next year bitch that it's hot out gets a punch in the face...I dont care if they are

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10 hours ago, Vinsk said:

I thought I'd post here since we got down to 61 today. A bit chilly. But I'm fighting through it.

Don't take this the wrong way, but you suck. :-P

Some courses are still open. I have some time off after Christmas and will try to get out. No snow in the forecast yet.

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It's been 50s and sunny all week here. I almost took today off to play golf, but I'm going to play tomorrow. It might be a little windy, but it's supposed to be over 60.

We had a bad November for golf, but since Veteran's Day, it's been good golf weather. Been able to play a couple of times and get to the range a couple of times, too. We'll probably have a shitty March and/or April to pay for this, though. That's when I really start hanging out in this thread...

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Got nine holes in. I think I had a birdie and two bogeys, if I was trying? The greens still felt like ice. The first hop would SHOOT the ball forward. I putted with my wedge a few times. Hit 6" behind the ball twice. 😄 But got up and down both times. Reached a par five in two, nearly. Five of my six drivers were great.

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On 12/19/2018 at 11:34 PM, RWC said:

Played a quick 9 holes today in Chicago. 42 degrees and light breeze - fantastic for December! Used my hickories and shot a 43 (2 pars and 7 bogeys). Sadly forecast for next 10 days - rain, snow and highs in 30's so not looking good for another 2018 round.

Time now to hit Ebay for the magic club to fix my game  along with re-reading my various golf books to find the hidden secret to the perfect swing. Another typical "hope over experience" winter in Chicago!

In Chicago also and yes, a string of really nice days there.... too bad I had to work.  I remarked several times to co-workers, who don't even golf, how nice of a gold day it was. Trying that mistwood owned dome in bolingbrook this weekend.  Have you been there?  May cure the golf depression as temps drop around here.  Check it over out below if you haven't. 

 

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Specialties: The 60,000 square foot heated Dome is Chicago's premier indoor golf facility! There are over 40 hitting stations (with new mats and targets), a practice pitching & chipping area, and two putting greens. When...

 

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25 minutes ago, MD5225 said:

In Chicago also and yes, a string of really nice days there.... too bad I had to work.  I remarked several times to co-workers, who don't even golf, how nice of a gold day it was. Trying that mistwood owned dome in bolingbrook this weekend.  Have you been there?  May cure the golf depression as temps drop around here.  Check it over out below if you haven't. 

 

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Specialties: The 60,000 square foot heated Dome is Chicago's premier indoor golf facility! There are over 40 hitting stations (with new mats and targets), a practice pitching & chipping area, and two putting greens. When...

 

It has tracer devices, cool.

 


Bolingbrook Sports Dome - Bolingbrook, IL

 


Stop by McWethy's Sports Bar and the Mistwood Golf Dome in Bolingbrook to try Toptracer Range. We are the 1st Indoor Dome in the country to offer this cutting edge ball tracking technology. Enjoy food and beverage...

 

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9 hours ago, nevets88 said:

Grrrrrr 🌧️

On the bright side.

 

Later in her life, I think my Mom was affected by SAD. She absolutely hated the short days and lack of light in the Winter. I called her about every other day, but made a point of it to call her on the Solstice. I'd say, "Mom! i have good news!" "What?!" Then I'd tell her that, starting tomorrow, and continuing for 6 solid months, every day would get a little bit longer! 

8 hours ago, MD5225 said:

In Chicago also and yes, a string of really nice days there.... too bad I had to work.  I remarked several times to co-workers, who don't even golf, how nice of a gold day it was. Trying that mistwood owned dome in bolingbrook this weekend.  Have you been there?  May cure the golf depression as temps drop around here.  Check it over out below if you haven't. 

 

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Specialties: The 60,000 square foot heated Dome is Chicago's premier indoor golf facility! There are over 40 hitting stations (with new mats and targets), a practice pitching & chipping area, and two putting greens. When...

 

Yeah, yeah, rub it in! Our local golf dome collapsed last Winter under a layer of frozen rain and heavy, wet snow! The owner took the insurance money, cleaned up the site, but never rebuilt. I don't know if there was enough money left to rebuild, but now we have no place to practice when it's cold and snowy. 

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On 12/21/2018 at 9:58 AM, nevets88 said:

On the bright side.

 

Only reason I look forward to 12/21 every year - daylight starts to get longer.

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I played the the old course at St. Andrews today on the simulator.   It was fun and sure beat watching the listless Wolverines vs. Florida.   

yesterday it was warm enough to golf (54º) but I had too much on my plate.    Today the high was around 28º

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17 hours ago, dennyjones said:

Wolverines vs. Florida

That was deplorable. When it comes to non-conference play, I bite the bullet and root for TTUN. Not what the B10 wanted to see.

As for golf, it was 35 degrees but not windy. I got my last round of 2018 at Miami Shores here in Troy and was the only person on the course. Muddy as hell. Scrapped a heap of mud off my pull cart afterward. Not displeased with the 89 I shot given the circumstances.

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Well we got our heavy snowfall that we get every 7-8 years and the courses are all closed. Not to mention it's been cold as hell here for the last 5 days. Even more depressing is there is more shitty weather in the forecast. Last time we had this was in 2005 and we went a whole month without playing. I guess I shouldn't complain, we had perfect weather all winter last year.

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Snow and cold are not the problem down here. Rain has been the problem. Below are the results of 2 raight days of rain. Not heavy downpours, just 2 days of steady rain lasting all day. It will take at least a week of sunshine and wind to dry out my course into playable condition.

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