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My golf course robo-texts me daily with great prices for the last available tee times.  I signed up for one today with the 1.5 feet of snow on the ground.  Cabin fever setting in...

I snagged the 2:00 tee time.  So, besides slogging through the snow on my Foot-Joy snowshoes and looking for lost balls on every shot, including putts, I'll need to complete the round in 2 hours, 23 minutes to beat sunset.  Hopefully I won't be eaten by coyotes.  

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I can feel the love!   :banana:

Ya but where can you go where there isn't enough snow to ski, to cloudy for sunglasses and if you do get some snow it melts within a few days?    Most of the snow in the lower peninsula is manufactured!   

Where can you go where the ice melts frequently and it's pretty dangerous to go ice skating except indoors at a rink?   

Where can you go...    (Jekyll Island, we're a comin')

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30 minutes ago, boogielicious said:

Hey @Vinsk! I see it’s only 53F in Orlando. You want me to FedEx you a parka?

Lol. Yeah. Had  to pull out the ole FootJoy jacket. There were Ping reps at my course doing demos and you’d think they were in the North Pole! 

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For our Minnesota and Michigan Sand Trappers. The Onion.

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MINNEAPOLIS—Admitting that this week’s extreme wind chills were starting to get to her, Minnesota resident Anne Mauer confirmed Tuesday that she’s seriously thinking of packing it all...

 

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13 hours ago, boogielicious said:

For our Minnesota and Michigan Sand Trappers. The Onion.

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MINNEAPOLIS—Admitting that this week’s extreme wind chills were starting to get to her, Minnesota resident Anne Mauer confirmed Tuesday that she’s seriously thinking of packing it all...

 

Lake Michigan does temper us from some of the snow and a lot of the wind chill temperatures.   I play WGT golf with a guy from Wisconsin and this week they have had several days with temps below zero and wind chills at -20 or below.    We've had a couple night where the temp has dipped below 0 but nothing like Wisconsin is seeing.   Now if they want to share some sunshine...

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14 minutes ago, Bucki1968 said:

Not all that great here in FL. right now. Going to be in the 40's this week-end (during the day). 

My buddy in Vero Beach says they have ‘falling iguana’ warnings because they stiffen up and fall out of trees. That’s hilarious!

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38 minutes ago, Bucki1968 said:

Not all that great here in FL. right now. Going to be in the 40's this week-end (during the day). 

We're supposed to be getting back into the 40's next week. My quota game guys are all very excited. Planning a big day of it already.

Wondering if they make mud boots with soft spikes.

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This is depressing but it won't stop me from playing.  I just figured out that my home course is about 700 yards longer in the winter, via doing some math.  Drives plug.  2nd shots on par 5's plug.  All shots carry about 7-15 yards shorter because of the cold.  I played yesterday and felt like I was playing an 8000 yard course.  

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On 2/9/2022 at 4:10 PM, Double Mocha Man said:

This is depressing but it won't stop me from playing.  I just figured out that my home course is about 700 yards longer in the winter, via doing some math.  Drives plug.  2nd shots on par 5's plug.  All shots carry about 7-15 yards shorter because of the cold.  I played yesterday and felt like I was playing an 8000 yard course.  

I found out the same today. Nice day in Philly but the course is sooo soft. It was the first time I was on a golf course in 2022 so my swing needs work as well but the ball doesn’t go anywhere even with my best strike. I am going to play again on Saturday and I have a lesson in an indoor simulator next week. Maybe I have that backwards.

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