Jump to content
smellysell

Winter Depression Thread

3,220 posts / 145449 viewsLast Reply

Recommended Posts

In the winter, I'd like nothing more than a nice 40° day with a torrential downpour of rain. Clears snow and ice right up. Hopefully we get one soon, but it's looking like snow and more snow here in NY.

That would have been good, except we got a 32° day with torrential downpour, followed by a 25° day. Here are some pictures from today: The street is on the north side of the house, so this ice will be here for a while.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Want to hide this ad? Register for free today!

In the winter, I'd like nothing more than a nice 40° day with a torrential downpour of rain. Clears snow and ice right up. Hopefully we get one soon, but it's looking like snow and more snow here in NY.

Yeah, like @billchao said and showed. Around here that's a guaranteed skating rink. Makes the snow seem down right friendly.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Yeah, like @billchao said and showed. Around here that's a guaranteed skating rink. Makes the snow seem down right friendly.

What's worse is I can't get my van out of its spot. Was going to go to the indoor simulator place, now I have to deal with that instead. Talk about depressing.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Fairly mild (32 degrees F) in my part of Virginia today, clear and dry. First trip to the range since before Christmas with no golf played in between. The ice-cold, rock-hard range balls felt like ball bearings off the face of my driver. Hit my irons nicely, all the way through to my 4 iron. The driver was a very different story.

I'd been playing around with this advice a bit last season, with some reasonable results:

http://www.golfdigest.com/golf-instruction/2012-02/sean-foley-down-driver

A few months off, and resuming on a cold day, the results were far, far from pretty. Very high, and spinning horribly left. God knows what was going on. Got back on to my more usual swing path with my driver after however many balls - nothing special, though - straight(ish) and no more than 200 yards of carry.

Much work to do in the Spring...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Snow shoveling tips from The Onion

http://www.theonion.com/articles/snow-shoveling-tips,37929/

In the midst of heavy winter blizzards, digging yourself out of the drifts can be both an inconvenient chore and a dangerous task linked to fatigue and heart attacks. Here are some safety tips to keep in mind while shoveling snow:

Before heading outside to shovel, do your best to reverse the 40 years of poor health choices that have put you at high risk for getting a heart attack.

Taking a few minutes to stretch before shoveling is a great way to unnecessarily prolong an already unpleasant chore.

Bending from the back can damage your spine; always damage your knees instead.

Prevent snow from sticking to your shovel by coating both sides in a layer of butter.

Throw the snow over whichever shoulder you’d like; no need for superstition.

Pace yourself and take a five-minute break for every 500,000 snowflakes you shovel.

Be sure to wear a frostbite whistle at all times.

Stay hydrated by shoveling every third load of snow directly into your mouth.

As much as possible, try living in a condo building.

If all else fails, pay a real man to do it for you.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Local weekend weather forecast has gone from heavy snow to light snow to apparently now freezing rain. I think I'll try to convince my wife that I need to go to the TaylorMade product release event Saturday morning to try and get a free sleeve of balls. Like the weather, my plans may also change due to factors beyond my control.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's supposed to be in the forties over the weekend but there is still considerable snow cover on the course. Even if it melts, it'll be a muddy mess, so I will probably pass.

Gonna start some indoor hitting with the pro next week. Light at the end of the wintry-mixed  tunnel.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

F****** cold evey day...HS baseball season starts in 3 weeks - that is going to be brutal.

Leave for Miami on March 5 for couple day golf trip, crossing fingers it is reasonable to play by the time I return.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Two or three inches of snow is still on the manor and a 34-degree high today isn't going to help much. But, Saturday is supposed to be 42 and Sunday is supposed to be 45. So ... there might be a chance. Or maybe I'm deluding myself.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

70s today. Tempted if not for deadlines. Ugh.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Uh oh.....sunny and mid 60's here in KC tomorrow/Saturday!   I'm pumped!!

We get the same in St.Louis. Got an 11:28 tee time. Course will probably be a swamp and swamped but I'm not complaining.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Uh oh.....sunny and mid 60's here in KC tomorrow/Saturday!   I'm pumped!!

[quote name="boogielicious" url="/t/71391/winter-depression-thread/1410#post_1103140"] @big stoke Don't put your response inside the quote.  Put it below otherwise your response will not show up in subsequent posts. [/quote] We have the same forecast in St.Louis. 11:28 tee time today. Course is going to be wet and crowded but I'm not complaining. Thanks for pointing that boogie.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I played today...........WOW...what a beautiful day..I played and it was GREEEAAT!   We'll have more of the same great weather tomorrow, but I have bowling plans with my son so I'll have to take a pass on golf.   I need to get my quality father-son time......

He's 12yrs old and now carries a 200 league average!!   We have some epic battles because he's nipping at my heels.....LOL

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.




×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Welcome to TST! Signing up is free, and you'll see fewer ads and can talk with fellow golf enthusiasts! By using TST, you agree to our Terms of Use, our Privacy Policy, and our Guidelines.

The popup will be closed in 10 seconds...