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54 minutes ago, ChetlovesMer said:

I'm just guessing here, but I bet you were not out there on a tour of the public grammar schools. 

 

Guessing Vinsk toured your old high school where they had an elective class in shot shaping, with special instruction how to not shape it hard left...

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I've lived both in Massachusetts and Michigan and it always surprised me that so many life-longers there hated snow with the passion of southerners who understandably think of it as an alien invasion whenever they get a dusting.

For my kids it's the start of the eagerly awaited ski season..

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3 minutes ago, GolfLug said:

I've lived both in Massachusetts and Michigan and it always surprised me that so many life-longers there hated snow with the passion of southerners who understandably think of it as an alien invasion whenever they get a dusting.

For my kids it's the start of the eagerly awaited ski season..

Where in Massachusetts? I liked snow when I did ski. But when your focus changes to golf, snow is an inconvenience.

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1 hour ago, GolfLug said:

For my kids it's the start of the eagerly awaited ski season..

My kids too.
They were totally excited to see it.

Personally, I normally don't mind it too much. It usually just signifies the "official" end to golfing season. I knew I was on borrowed time. I actually got 2 rounds in December this year.

However, this year I am particularly annoyed by the snow. The swing changes and the work I've put in are just now starting to pay dividends. I shot 82 and 78 in December. I was really hoping for one more round this year as I was finally hitting it well again. 

Life is just better when you are hitting it well. 

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1 hour ago, boogielicious said:

Where in Massachusetts? 

Lowell. I went to UMass from 1997-1999. We used to visit the WPI library for injection molding books we didn't have at our library. Worcester is such a pretty town.  

1 hour ago, boogielicious said:

 I liked snow when I did ski. But when your focus changes to golf, snow is an inconvenience.

This is my second inning at skiing in the last 5 years. I love it and even with a broken ankle last year, thankfully it didn't affect skiing much. 

4 minutes ago, ChetlovesMer said:

Personally, I normally don't mind it too much. It usually just signifies the "official" end to golfing season. I knew I was on borrowed time.

Admittedly I would probably feel different now about a foot of snow on the greens. Back then golf was only something I had heard of. But I have golfed on snow dusted course when in MI back in 2004. It was 'fun'.. haha.

6 minutes ago, ChetlovesMer said:

The swing changes and the work I've put in are just now starting to pay dividends. I shot 82 and 78 in December. I was really hoping for one more round this year as I was finally hitting it well again. 

Life is just better when you are hitting it well. 

Cheers!! That is great to hear. It is cathartic at so many levels. 

Welp, if ya'll want a break from the snow and tee it up in semi-warm weather.. invitation wide open. It's not too bad here (40s-50s weather through winter) I golf throughout winter as long as ground is not frozen.  

 

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5 minutes ago, GolfLug said:

Welp, if ya'll want a break from the snow and tee it up in semi-warm weather.. invitation wide open. It's not too bad here (40s-50s weather through winter) I golf throughout winter as long as ground is not frozen.  

Hmmm..... 🤔

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C'mon down Gandy... Lol.

But I would be surprised anyone coming from a few states over in winter would actually come to Virginia. Not exactly destination winter golf. Northern most I hear is Myrtle on the east coast. Even that is iffy.

Still in invitation open..😊

 

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2 hours ago, GolfLug said:

Lowell. I went to UMass from 1997-1999

Excellent engineering school and excellent university in general! We call it Woburn High grad school north. Lots of kids go there from here. 

The cold gets to me too. I usually practice outside and it gets challenging. Indoor places are pretty pricey around here. 

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I would always play winter golf as long as the ground wasn't frozen but, at my age, my hands are the first things that start to get real cold. Last year I used those air activated hand warmers a couple of times to good effect between shots. I played Saturday outside Philly and it was bearable (mid-40's, no wind). Mid-40's is my low these days so I don't know how much I will be playing this winter. C'mon spring.

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2 minutes ago, phan52 said:

I would always play winter golf as long as the ground wasn't frozen but, at my age, my hands are the first things that start to get real cold. Last year I used those air activated hand warmers a couple of times to good effect between shots. I played Saturday outside Philly and it was bearable (mid-40's, no wind). Mid-40's is my low these days so I don't know how much I will be playing this winter. C'mon spring.

Depends on the wind and sun too. 40F with no wind and sun is tolerable for me. Even 35-40F. But add wind and clouds and it gets much harder for me to stay warm.

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20 minutes ago, boogielicious said:

Depends on the wind and sun too. 40F with no wind and sun is tolerable for me. Even 35-40F. But add wind and clouds and it gets much harder for me to stay warm.

Sounds about right for me. If I can wear my under armor cold long sleeve shirt, and a light jacket or vest overtop then I'll play. 

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4 hours ago, phan52 said:

I used those air activated hand warmers a couple of times to good effect between shots. 

I just started using those this year. I guess that makes me an old guy too. 

I kept one in each front pocket. One of my playing partners told me I wasn't allowed to use them "to warm my balls".... Everyone started laughing like 6th graders. 🤣

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2 hours ago, ChetlovesMer said:

I just started using those this year. I guess that makes me an old guy too. 

I kept one in each front pocket. One of my playing partners told me I wasn't allowed to use them "to warm my balls".... Everyone started laughing like 6th graders. 🤣

The handicap season is over. You should have told him you can warm your balls with whatever you want 😜

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7 hours ago, billchao said:

The handicap season is over. You should have told him you can warm your balls with whatever you want 😜

And we’ve since learned that there is no advantage to that.

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On 4/22/2021 at 11:10 AM, nevets88 said:

Wisconsin golfer starts round snowless and ends up in a snowstorm. The sequence here is backwards from snow to dry.

 

Actually had that happen to myself and friend of mine playing golf in Michigan on New Years Eve day. Started out sunny and upper 40's and by the time we finished it looked the same as above. We were walking, however. Ended up being a fun day. But I don't miss snow at all. 

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Who's idea was this to revive this thread?   It's depressing!   😅

Since a local club has installed the simulators last winter, the winters seem shorter.   

We are going to attempt our first winter snowbird for 3 weeks in March and I'm eager to see how another section of the country deals with winter.  

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