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



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24 minutes ago, colin007 said:

Are a lot of these responses from guys riding? Walking makes all the difference....

I will walk 9 holes in higher, triple digits. 18 holes in July, and August, I usally buy the electric cart. 

In about 4-5 weeks, a group of us will drive/drag our RVs to the Furnace Creek GC, in Death Valley, CA.

We will be playing 4 rounds in what ever Ma Nature's provides for us. It's already been in the 125 degree range there this year. This is an annual trip for our bunch. 

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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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Played 18 this afternoon and it was 93 when we teed off.  For some odd reason the 3 of us decided to walk and the last few holes were a little comical. 

We had all already played 9 this morning and we were dragging pretty badly.  Not walking 27 holes when it is above 90 again that's for sure!!

 

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5 hours ago, colin007 said:

Are a lot of these responses from guys riding? Walking makes all the difference....

I prefer to walk in a round, but there's a limit to how hot I'll walk in.

OP, poll needs more options above 105.  105 isn't too hot to play, 110 probably isn't, 115 might be.  I don't feel that "105+" accurately reflects. 

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My buddy and his Son played 36 this past Sunday, He phoned me, saying they were teeing off at 7AM, and would I like to join them? I'd have to get up at 4AM to let my normal "drip and drain" program with my sinuses to be through. So that was not happening! 

So, no! I'm not a big fan of early morning golf. If it's hot, it's hot! Nothing you can do about it! Besides, it makes the ball fly real well! Sweeping the dew off the course has never appealed to me.

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"Average daily high temperatures in Kuwait range from 42 to 48 °C (108 to 118 °F); the highest ever temperature recorded in Kuwait was 54.0 °C (129.2 °F) at Mitribah on 21 July, 2016 which is the highest recorded temperature in Asia and also the third highest in the world."

Dry heat... never to hot as I will play mid day in August in Kuwait...albeit with no skin exposed because the UV index is really high.  Now if it is humid like in U.A.E then it is pretty miserable to play in anything over 85 degrees.  I remember playing Abu Dhabi Golf club at 8 a.m. and by the time we hit 30 or 40 range balls we all looked like we had a bucket of water thrown on us.  It was miserable and I say that I wouldn't do it again but I would because U.A.E. has some great golf but 90% humidity is uncomfortable at 70 degrees but really bad at 115 !! You can cool off in dry heat...just pour water on yourself and it will evaporate in 20 30 mins...but in humid weather all you can do is change clothes because no evaporation is going on !! 

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21 hours ago, Piz said:

Here in the rain forests of northern Georgia; the humidity can be a larger impediment than raw heat.  That being said...I prefer not to play if shooting the temperature would sour the experience.  

Man does it get humid in Savannah! Found that out last October on my first visit.

Humidity makes is worse. I’ll walk 18 in 90F weather if it’s not too humid. After that, I would take a cart. For me, then hard part is excessive sweat. I have to use rain gloves to grip the club. 

So it’s tough to vote on just temperature.

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8 hours ago, CarlSpackler said:

It’s never too hot. 

One ridiculously hot afternoon, I was sitting half-delirious in the club house after just a short spin around the Falcon (the exec.course). Only to watch this guy breeze through on the way to the No. 1 tee on Eagle. Had to be 100 that afternoon and I think you were walking.

 

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9 minutes ago, mcanadiens said:

One ridiculously hot afternoon, I was sitting half-delirious in the club house after just a short spin around the Falcon (the exec.course). Only to watch this guy breeze through on the way to the No. 1 tee on Eagle. Had to be 100 that afternoon and I think you were walking.

Yep. That was me! You will never find me complaining about hot weather. 

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I didn't vote because none of the choices fit.  I played last week when it was 105.  What you need as a poll is also the humidity level.  In CO, it is dry heat so one can play at 105 *F.  But if it was in NC or somewhere where the humidity is 60% + at 105 *F, I would think twice.

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Right now, in Atlanta, the temperature is 80 and the humidity is 73%.  After two hours of yard work, 7am to 9am, I was soaked to the skin.  When it gets like this...I take a change of clothes to the course so I can drive home in dry togs.

 

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Welp, I'm playing a league match today.  It's 95 with a heat index of around 110.  I'll be out there walking and carrying my bag.  Thank goodness we only play 9.  18 would be really tough.

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I played in a tournament about 10 days ago, starting around 11:00am with a starting temp of 93F. We were out there for 6 hours (yes, 6 hours, there was another, slower, tournament in front!) and the peak temperature was 105F. It was still close to 100F when we finished.... I drank probably a dozen bottles of water, refilling them at the water station every 3-4 holes and kept drinking water well after the round into the evening. It was not so much the high temperature per se, but the prolonged exposure that was difficult. After 4 hours, brain farts started happening (like smashing a putt way past, etc...)

I will walk on a flat-ish course in up to 95F. If it's somewhat hilly, I will take a cart around 90F. I once pushed it a bit too hard on a course a bit hilly on the back, in 95F temp, and couldn't finish the walk up to the 18th hole, an elevated green to an an otherwise flat hole. My playing partners had to rescue me, and drive me to the club house, put cold towels on my head, get me to drink etc... I was that close to passing out from heat exhaustion.

Be careful out there!  Hydrate and hydrate some more.

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For temps up to 90F, I'll walk if the course allows. Anything greater than 90F, I would probably opt for a cart but will still play for whatever high temp So Cal brings. Assuming low humidity which is usually the case in So Cal.

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IDK.. have played 36 (cart) in 100-105 deg F.

Maybe, 115+ as that's just too hot to do anything outside for more than 15-20 minutes let alone golf for 4 hours. 

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Today where I am it is 83*, but a 66% humidity.  The weather app says it "feels like 88*"...NOT!  It is one of those days where you go to the range to hit a bucket of balls, and 10 shots in you are already having to wipe your hands and forehead of sweat...that's not fun to me.  I have never played in a dry heat, so I don't know what I could withstand there, but I've played in 95* with a lower humidity just fine.  Its definitely the humidity that will get to a person.

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101 °F (Jun 21, 3:40 pm) 93% hum

We played in this a couple weeks ago. Real feel? Somewhere around 108. I was hitting my drives into the trees on purpose to get into the shade 

 

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