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Every day is golf season here!

I'll be on the lanes for sure................ My son carried a 210 average last year as a 12yr old.   If it wasn't for him, I'd be on the golf course.  He turned 13 May22nd........and started

I'm getting the feeling that this year may not be as generous as last here in the NE, we played a lot of golf through the fall of 2014, last round was on December 28th! but it's chilly right now, I bet we'll be done by the end of November, crap.

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Here on the Front Range of Colorado we can generally play all year round. The typical snowfall sticks only a few days, maybe a week.

Warmer temps are not far behind, may lose a total of 30 to 45 playing days over the year.

I love it! :-P

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I know this may be a stupid question, but does the cold affect the ball or clubs in a negative way where you probably shouldn't golf in cold temps or makes things very different?

Like, for example, could it damage your driver? I know that hitting the ball with a bat can damage nice bats in softball or at least that's why I've been told.

I have some history playing in the cold.  I'm not a diehard like I once was, but I played in a lot of cold weather back in the day.    I once walked 18 holes and teed off when it was 4 degrees F....... 8deg F was the high temp that day!!  I broke 6-8 golf balls that day.    I've played dozens of rounds with temps well below 32 degrees F over the years.  I don't believe clubs can be damaged by playing in below freezing temps.  Clubs break in warm weather too.  It's hard to say if the cause was the temp.  Glue may come loose and you might lose a clubhead, but that's about it.  glue it back on, and you're good to go!!

Balls on the other hand.................. they get brittle in below freezing temps and will crack and break in many creative ways. I have shattered balls in 100 different ways in the cold.   I have knocked the cover clean off in 1 piece......the core flew about 100yds or so.   I've split balls in half...........half slicing left/other half slicing right.   I've just cracked them.......crushed drive that flies 150-175yds.  LOL ...how far it flies depends on the severity and how many cracks!!   Once cracked, balls don't fly very far!!

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I have some history playing in the cold.  I'm not a diehard like I once was, but I played in a lot of cold weather back in the day.    I once walked 18 holes and teed off when it was 4 degrees F....... 8deg F was the high temp that day!!  I broke 6-8 golf balls that day.    I've played dozens of rounds with temps well below 32 degrees F over the years.  I don't believe clubs can be damaged by playing in below freezing temps.  Clubs break in warm weather too.  It's hard to say if the cause was the temp.  Glue may come loose and you might lose a clubhead, but that's about it.  glue it back on, and you're good to go!!

Balls on the other hand.................. they get brittle in below freezing temps and will crack and break in many creative ways. I have shattered balls in 100 different ways in the cold.   I have knocked the cover clean off in 1 piece......the core flew about 100yds or so.   I've split balls in half...........half slicing left/other half slicing right.   I've just cracked them.......crushed drive that flies 150-175yds.  LOL ...how far it flies depends on the severity and how many cracks!!   Once cracked, balls don't fly very far!!

@Duff McGee there is a great thread on the Snell website about this. He advocates that in cold weather you keep a ball in your pocket and switch balls every hole, the body heat will keep them at a reasonable temp. He says distance suffers significantly when you get the ball below 50 degrees or so. Also, never keep golf balls in a hot or cold car as it changes their performance.

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Being in Scotland it is generally cold most of the time. I know guys that have put the clubs away at the end of August and won't get them out until start of April next year but I just don't get that. I'll play all year if I can, the only time I don't go out if its snowing or really frozen ground, even then if I can hit the practice area then I will.

The good thing about only being an hour away from the coast is me and my buddy can take a drive up to east Lothian and play some great links courses and a much cheaper rate. Try to get a couple of outings each winter, generally playing at Gullane or North Berwick.

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Being in Scotland it is generally cold most of the time. I know guys that have put the clubs away at the end of August and won't get them out until start of April next year but I just don't get that. I'll play all year if I can, the only time I don't go out if its snowing or really frozen ground, even then if I can hit the practice area then I will. The good thing about only being an hour away from the coast is me and my buddy can take a drive up to east Lothian and play some great links courses and a much cheaper rate. Try to get a couple of outings each winter, generally playing at Gullane or North Berwick.

North side of the firth has some great, inexpensive courses too, Leven, Lundin, Elie, Crail? Envious!

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Providing its not stupidly cold or raining biblical amounts i'll play all year. As soon as autum comes the fair weather golfers (the flip-flop brigade) clear off and us preoper golfers get more time.

Wet? use a brolly

Cold? wear a hat and jumper

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North side of the firth has some great, inexpensive courses too, Leven, Lundin, Elie, Crail? Envious!


Yes we are certainly spoilt for choice in these parts. We are planning to get a trip away next year so will likely head in that direction. Heading there tomorrow in fact for the Dunhill Links, unfortunately the Mrs doesn't like to play otherwise the clubs would be coming with us.

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Even more envious - that is my favorite Euro Tour event of the year, excepting the Open, of course.  Are you going to hit all 3 courses or stay in St Andrews?

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I play year round here (near Tampa Florida). There are a few days I don't like to venture on the course. I like to be at least 60*. There are days when the temp is below freezing early and doesn't get much above 50 for the day. Too cold for me. I'll wait till the next day or so for it to warm up. I don't sign up for our Christmas tournament anymore because sometimes the temps will get below 32 *. I've had some miserable days when the wind is blowing white caps on the bay and the temp barely gets above freezing. I hate walking up fairways backwards because the wind is just ripping through me.
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Even more envious - that is my favorite Euro Tour event of the year, excepting the Open, of course.  Are you going to hit all 3 courses or stay in St Andrews?

Edit: Dang, forgot to quote again.


Staying in Dundee as its cheaper, Waiting for the draw to come out to see what courses to go to each day. Will go to all 3 though, more likely to go to either Carnoustie or Kingsbarns twice as we are going up tomorrow and will likely spend the afternoon at St Andrews. Will be the 3rd year running that we have gone, its a great event to go to as you get closer to the action with there being less crowds until the last day. St Andrews is my favourite place in the world, going check out Old and Young Tom's graves tomorrow as well, never had the chance to go before.

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