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  1. 1. How hot is too hot to play golf (Fahrenheit)?



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I’ll be teeing off tomorrow at 2pm here in Houston, and will be walking. 92 is the high, and 40% humidity expected (actually pretty darn low). Will be interesting as usually a tee time like that on the summer is cartball for me. Gonna have to really hydrate in advance and while out there. 

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pfft.   It was 97 here in Minnesota on Friday and I played.   I go down to Arizona every summer, and usually play in about 110.     no such thing as too hot to golf.   Thats what the beer is for. 

Guess I didn't answer my own question. If I am riding in a cart, I have yet to see a temperature on the high side where I won't play.  I used to be the guy that would put a golf group together to

If you are walking in temps close to 100 degrees (or higher) I both respect you and question your sanity....

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Is this for walking?  If riding a cart, I can play even at 105 + heat, which I have in AZ.

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I’ve never thought that it was too hot to go out and play...

...I’ve occasionally thought that it was too hot to have gone out to play.  :8)

 

Generally, 100° and humid is about that point.  In the desert, heat was never an issue.  I very seldom walk any more though, regardless of temperature.  

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1 hour ago, David in FL said:

I’ve never thought that it was too hot to go out and play...

...I’ve occasionally thought that it was too hot to have gone out to play.  :8)  

Well said

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I just don't ever really experience 105-degree heat, so I'm staying away from that one. Other than that, I'll be on the course if I can.

Paying for cart fees isn't my bag, but over 90 degrees is where the idea of hoofing it gets a whole lot less appealing. Whipping around in a cart makes the heat much easier to deal with.

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Florida native so I didn't vote. With that being said I haven't walked a full 18 in a long time so I guess being on the cart and getting that breeze while driving has always been enough for me.

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I walked & carried for 18 holes several years ago when it was around 103 and humid. I wanted to see what it was like.  It was not impossible to play but frankly, it was pretty darn uncomfortable. I can play in high heat but given a choice, I would probably wait for slightly cooler temps.

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You should include dew point in this. Arizona in the summer isn't terrible if you have any sort of breeze. Florida in the summer can feel much worse. 

 I voted 100 degrees. I've played multiple rounds in the 90's before, waling, and its not bad with adequate precautions. 

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90 F. But the forecast sometimes says 85 F and I'll go play. If that's the case and it's 83 when I get to the course I'll ride because it'll be topping 90 by the time I get to the back 9. Don't forget it's hotter in the sun.

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i was the lone vote for 85. But then I read @Drv4show's post and kinda want to change my vote.

I won't walk if it's 85 or higher. But I'd still be willing to play and ride at 100+ if I have enough cool wet towels on me.

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53 minutes ago, bones75 said:

i was the lone vote for 85. But then I read @Drv4show's post and kinda want to change my vote.

I won't walk if it's 85 or higher. But I'd still be willing to play and ride at 100+ if I have enough cool wet towels on me.

I grew up in St. Louis and then lived in Miami.  85 to 95 degrees along with the same numbers for humidity was not a big deal then.  Though I tended to play in the mornings... and did carry my own (rather heavy) bag for 18 holes.  Now, I'll take 75 degrees and a push cart and call it good.

Over 85 degrees I'll sit on my shady patio and have a cold one.

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I think there needs to be an age component attached to this question. When I was young and strong, the temp and humidity didn't matter a bit! I could power through. The only thought I had about the heat was that it made the ball fly real good! 

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19 hours ago, David in FL said:

I really want to hear from whoever voted that 80° was too hot...  😱

Probably a Canadian. They're all ice heads up there! And they like hockey.

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9 minutes ago, Buckeyebowman said:

Probably a Canadian. They're all ice heads up there! And they like hockey.

You can actually see who voted for what by clicking on the little head & shoulders beneath/beside the temperature category in the results.  It was the "Recreational Golfer" who hails from Oregon.  

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On 6/11/2020 at 10:19 AM, pganapathy said:

It is never too hot to play

This.

I'm not happy....we've had a cold, windy and WET June....it's like playing golf in the winter here.....yesterday....standing water on the entire course, no roll out and a balmy 55*F....WTF...has summer bypassed us?...so much for global warming...ugh.

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