Jump to content

Weather in your neck of the woods?


ole gray

Recommended Posts

Please keep Texas in your prayers. What started as freaky but fun winter snow morphed into quite a challenge. In one of our city's press briefings I read that over 1000 public water systems in Texas (including ours) had water breaks/outages for days. Of those that have recovered enough to now intermittently supply water, a boil water notice has been issued. Millions have lost power, some for the past 6 days. Can't boil water without power. But in the great Texas can-do spirit we have pulled together what resources we each have to power through. At one point my creative son and husband scooped up ice off our brick patio into ice chests to melt and filter for use in flushing toilets.

IceChests.jpg.93c3e0cbd5d900d793f9c0f19da99913.jpg

South Texas is beginning to thaw today (at least during the part of the daytimes) which means as new water breaks are discovered, areas will be cut off again while repairs are made. On the fun, positive side - we are on the mend and planning to escape to the golf course Sunday afternoon for a few hours of sanity. Temp forecast for Sunday is a heat wave of 66° Woohoo!

  • Sad 9

PXG 0811 XF driver

:ping-small: Serene: 3 wood, 4 & 5 hybrid iron

:taylormade-small: r7 Draw, Flex L: 4, 6 - 9 irons

:cleveland-small: Wedges: RTX Zipcore 46 mid bounce; RTX-3: 52/10 wedge; and Tour Action 900 60* low bounce

:bettinardi-1: Armlock putter or  :edel-golf-1: E-2 Torque custom fit putter

:bridgestone-small: Tour B XS golf ball

:ShotScope:  V3

Link to comment
Share on other sites

21 minutes ago, artful_golfer said:

Please keep Texas in your prayers. What started as freaky but fun winter snow morphed into quite a challenge. In one of our city's press briefings I read that over 1000 public water systems in Texas (including ours) had water breaks/outages for days. Of those that have recovered enough to now intermittently supply water, a boil water notice has been issued. Millions have lost power, some for the past 6 days. Can't boil water without power. But in the great Texas can-do spirit we have pulled together what resources we each have to power through. At one point my creative son and husband scooped up ice off our brick patio into ice chests to melt and filter for use in flushing toilets.

IceChests.jpg.93c3e0cbd5d900d793f9c0f19da99913.jpg

South Texas is beginning to thaw today (at least during the part of the daytimes) which means as new water breaks are discovered, areas will be cut off again while repairs are made. On the fun, positive side - we are on the mend and planning to escape to the golf course Sunday afternoon for a few hours of sanity. Temp forecast for Sunday is a heat wave of 66° Woohoo!

Living in that area I am sure you have some post hurricane recovery experience that can be put into action.  We used to lose power often for up to a week at a time and some things we have done in the past...start catching snow melt off the roof from your downspouts and fill a bathtub or two for toilet flushing water.  Propane grill or camp cooktop can be used for boiling water & cooking.  Share & rotate generator use among a few neighbors to keep freezers and fridge's down to a good temperature.  

I hope they are able to repair the water lines quickly for you.

  • Like 6

Modern Bag: :Sub70:  849 Pro 9*, Accra Tour Z M5 Flex;   :titelist-small:  915F 3w, Diamana S+ 70 S flex;  Snake Eyes 15*, & 23* Hybrids; :mizuno-small: JPX 900 Forged 5 - PW, PX LZ 6.0;  :Sub70: Raw 50*, Nippon Tour 120 X; :vokey-small: SM9 54* / 10* / S, Wedge Flex ;  :cleveland-small: Tour Action 57*, PX LZ 6.5;   :ping-small: Ancient Anser or Heppler Fetch (depends on the week);  Ball - :Snell: MTB-Black; Bag - :1590477705_SunMountain: H2NO 

Shot Scope H4, MG600 Rangefinder

Classic Bag:  Driver - :wilson_staff_small: Persimmon; 3w - :Hogan: Speed Slot; 5w - :wilson_staff_small: Tour Block; 3 - pw - :wilson_staff_small: Dynapower; sw - Ram Tom Watson;  putter - bullseye standard or flange.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

2 minutes ago, Shapotomous said:

Living in that area I am sure you have some post hurricane recovery experience that can be put into action.  We used to lose power often for up to a week at a time and some things we have done in the past...start catching snow melt off the roof from your downspouts and fill a bathtub or two for toilet flushing water.  Propane grill or camp cooktop can be used for boiling water & cooking.  Share & rotate generator use among a few neighbors to keep freezers and fridge's down to a good temperature.  

I hope they are able to repair the water lines quickly for you.

You are correct, we do have those experiences to learn from. But this is different for Texas. We run inland from hurricanes and don't come back until things have improved. There was no where to run from this and we certainly don't know how to prepare for cold snow and icy conditions. Dumb us - if we had even thought we might lose water we would have filled tubs and everything we could find to be prepared. We were preparing for possible power outage but not water. We are surviving and will add what we learned to our memory banks. It should only be a hiccup for the golf course to bounce back; much quicker than the destruction from a hurricane.

  • Like 7

PXG 0811 XF driver

:ping-small: Serene: 3 wood, 4 & 5 hybrid iron

:taylormade-small: r7 Draw, Flex L: 4, 6 - 9 irons

:cleveland-small: Wedges: RTX Zipcore 46 mid bounce; RTX-3: 52/10 wedge; and Tour Action 900 60* low bounce

:bettinardi-1: Armlock putter or  :edel-golf-1: E-2 Torque custom fit putter

:bridgestone-small: Tour B XS golf ball

:ShotScope:  V3

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I hope you didn't wear shorts with a button-down dress shirt and brown dress shoes with white socks to lounge by the pool like my colleague from NY wore when we were in Orlando one summer.   🤣🤣🤣

Nope, not me that’s for sure.


Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  • Like 5

Rick

 

 

Left Hand, 

Driver; Titleist TSi2, Kuro Kage 50 gr   
5 wood; Ping 425, Senior Shaft 55 gr       
7 wood; Ping 425, Senior Shaft 55 gr      
5 hybrid; Cally Steelhead, Hazardous R2     
Irons; Mizuno JPX 923HM 7-GW Recoil 460 F2
Wedges; Titleist S9 54*, Mizuno SW 56*

Putter; Waaay too many to list

Link to comment
Share on other sites

7 hours ago, artful_golfer said:

Please keep Texas in your prayers. What started as freaky but fun winter snow morphed into quite a challenge. In one of our city's press briefings I read that over 1000 public water systems in Texas (including ours) had water breaks/outages for days. Of those that have recovered enough to now intermittently supply water, a boil water notice has been issued. Millions have lost power, some for the past 6 days. Can't boil water without power. But in the great Texas can-do spirit we have pulled together what resources we each have to power through. At one point my creative son and husband scooped up ice off our brick patio into ice chests to melt and filter for use in flushing toilets.

IceChests.jpg.93c3e0cbd5d900d793f9c0f19da99913.jpg

South Texas is beginning to thaw today (at least during the part of the daytimes) which means as new water breaks are discovered, areas will be cut off again while repairs are made. On the fun, positive side - we are on the mend and planning to escape to the golf course Sunday afternoon for a few hours of sanity. Temp forecast for Sunday is a heat wave of 66° Woohoo!

You are in our prayers.  I've been following the horrible weather Texas has had over the last week.  Not much different than here, but while it doesn't happen a lot, we can get very cold.  The city is generally prepared for it, as are our houses.  I can't imagine all you have to go through just for daily routines.  

In the 52 years I've lived here, we have had temps as low as -20 and as high as 114.  We have had winds in excess of 75 mph... no hurricane or tornado.  In all that time we have never had the power go off for more than a few minutes at a time.  Maybe we've been lucky.  

I certainly hope that this is the last winter gasp and spring arrives quickly.  I don't think we will be playing golf next weekend.  While temps are warming and the wind will start howling this weekend, we still have a bunch of snow on the ground, and when it melts, puddles will be all over the course.  We don't have cart paths except around the tees and greens.

Our house taken this morning...

IMG_1356.jpeg.db7ea0601b9fddbb4a0a6bc8a3218538.jpeg

  • Like 4
  • Love 2

We don’t stop playing the game because we get old; we get old because we stop playing the game.”

Link to comment
Share on other sites

8 hours ago, artful_golfer said:

Please keep Texas in your prayers. What started as freaky but fun winter snow morphed into quite a challenge. In one of our city's press briefings I read that over 1000 public water systems in Texas (including ours) had water breaks/outages for days. Of those that have recovered enough to now intermittently supply water, a boil water notice has been issued. Millions have lost power, some for the past 6 days. Can't boil water without power. But in the great Texas can-do spirit we have pulled together what resources we each have to power through. At one point my creative son and husband scooped up ice off our brick patio into ice chests to melt and filter for use in flushing toilets.

IceChests.jpg.93c3e0cbd5d900d793f9c0f19da99913.jpg

South Texas is beginning to thaw today (at least during the part of the daytimes) which means as new water breaks are discovered, areas will be cut off again while repairs are made. On the fun, positive side - we are on the mend and planning to escape to the golf course Sunday afternoon for a few hours of sanity. Temp forecast for Sunday is a heat wave of 66° Woohoo!

Good luck. Been on multiple calls this week with our Texas counterparts and the buildings are just getting killed, not prepared for it at all

  • Like 4
  • Sad 2

Check out my reviews:

:ping-small:  G710 Irons Official Review

:Fuji: MC Shaft & :EVNROLL: V Series Putter Official Review

WITB:

:ping-small: Traverse is filled with all this shiny metal and tracked by :Arccos:

:cobra-small: RadSpeed 8* - MotoreX F1 6X

:taylormade-small: SIM 3W - Project X HZRDUS Green

:titleist-small: U505 Driving Iron 17* - Project X HZRDUS Black

:cobra-small: SpeedZone 4H - Project X HZRDUS Black

:cobra-small: 2022 King Forged Tec's 4-PW - KBS $ Tape 130

:titelist-small: 48 (SM8), 52 & 60 (SM7) - Nippon Modus 125 S 

:EVNROLL: ER2VI :titelist-small: PROV1X #19 

🇺🇸Thank you to all those that have served/are serving and God Bless America 🇺🇸

Link to comment
Share on other sites

7 hours ago, Lacassem said:

Good luck. Been on multiple calls this week with our Texas counterparts and the buildings are just getting killed, not prepared for it at all

Yes hoping things get better in Texas soon. The whole heating system people use just don't work well when it's that cold. Stay warm everyone.

  • Like 6

:callaway-small: Epic Max LS 9° :Fuji: Ventus Blue 6X  (2021 Official Review)
:callaway-small: Epic Speed 15°  Project X HZRDUS Black HAND-CRAFTED Wood Shaft - Spargo Golf Smoke iM10 60g  6.0 | :callaway-small: Epic Speed 18° Evenflow Riptide 70g 6.0
:titelist-small: 816 H1 21° Mitsubishi Motors Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Chemical industry Mitsubishi  Rayon Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, mitsubishi, blue, company png |  PNGEgg Diamana S+ Blue 70 S | :mizuno-small: JPX 919 HM Pro  5-PW  :Fuji:  Pro Tour Spec 115i S
:Hogan: Equalizer 52°/56°  KBS Tour V 110 S | :cleveland-small:  SOFT 11S Super Stroke Mid-Slim 2.0
:ping-small: Hoofer Bag | :titelist-small: Pro V1 | Right Handed | Tracked by :ShotScope: V3

Link to comment
Share on other sites

22 this morning on the weather station.  Clear sunny skies, no ice or snow today!  The stuff on the ground isn't going to melt much today, the high is only supposed to be 30.  

Clear weather all week with temps warming through the 40's and even touching the 50's by Wed.  The ice pack should be gone by then!!

  • Like 4

Modern Bag: :Sub70:  849 Pro 9*, Accra Tour Z M5 Flex;   :titelist-small:  915F 3w, Diamana S+ 70 S flex;  Snake Eyes 15*, & 23* Hybrids; :mizuno-small: JPX 900 Forged 5 - PW, PX LZ 6.0;  :Sub70: Raw 50*, Nippon Tour 120 X; :vokey-small: SM9 54* / 10* / S, Wedge Flex ;  :cleveland-small: Tour Action 57*, PX LZ 6.5;   :ping-small: Ancient Anser or Heppler Fetch (depends on the week);  Ball - :Snell: MTB-Black; Bag - :1590477705_SunMountain: H2NO 

Shot Scope H4, MG600 Rangefinder

Classic Bag:  Driver - :wilson_staff_small: Persimmon; 3w - :Hogan: Speed Slot; 5w - :wilson_staff_small: Tour Block; 3 - pw - :wilson_staff_small: Dynapower; sw - Ram Tom Watson;  putter - bullseye standard or flange.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

13 hours ago, Kenny B said:

Our house taken this morning...

IMG_1356.jpeg.db7ea0601b9fddbb4a0a6bc8a3218538.jpeg

Great photo. Looks quite serene and I love the snowy hills in the background. Thanks for sharing.

  • Like 4

PXG 0811 XF driver

:ping-small: Serene: 3 wood, 4 & 5 hybrid iron

:taylormade-small: r7 Draw, Flex L: 4, 6 - 9 irons

:cleveland-small: Wedges: RTX Zipcore 46 mid bounce; RTX-3: 52/10 wedge; and Tour Action 900 60* low bounce

:bettinardi-1: Armlock putter or  :edel-golf-1: E-2 Torque custom fit putter

:bridgestone-small: Tour B XS golf ball

:ShotScope:  V3

Link to comment
Share on other sites

20 ....crisp would describe the walk around the yard this morning and the dog wasn't in a hurry either!!  🥶

  • Like 5

Modern Bag: :Sub70:  849 Pro 9*, Accra Tour Z M5 Flex;   :titelist-small:  915F 3w, Diamana S+ 70 S flex;  Snake Eyes 15*, & 23* Hybrids; :mizuno-small: JPX 900 Forged 5 - PW, PX LZ 6.0;  :Sub70: Raw 50*, Nippon Tour 120 X; :vokey-small: SM9 54* / 10* / S, Wedge Flex ;  :cleveland-small: Tour Action 57*, PX LZ 6.5;   :ping-small: Ancient Anser or Heppler Fetch (depends on the week);  Ball - :Snell: MTB-Black; Bag - :1590477705_SunMountain: H2NO 

Shot Scope H4, MG600 Rangefinder

Classic Bag:  Driver - :wilson_staff_small: Persimmon; 3w - :Hogan: Speed Slot; 5w - :wilson_staff_small: Tour Block; 3 - pw - :wilson_staff_small: Dynapower; sw - Ram Tom Watson;  putter - bullseye standard or flange.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Sunny and 50º yesterday and today with 20-25 mph winds.  The snow is about gone.  However... see "Got problems?" thread.  😬

  • Like 2

We don’t stop playing the game because we get old; we get old because we stop playing the game.”

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Freezing, no water, blinky power - two days later we're de-stressing by enjoying golf in 71° weather. Gotta love South Texas!

Those of you forecast for more snow and ice - I empathize with you. I'm so sorry.

  • Like 6

PXG 0811 XF driver

:ping-small: Serene: 3 wood, 4 & 5 hybrid iron

:taylormade-small: r7 Draw, Flex L: 4, 6 - 9 irons

:cleveland-small: Wedges: RTX Zipcore 46 mid bounce; RTX-3: 52/10 wedge; and Tour Action 900 60* low bounce

:bettinardi-1: Armlock putter or  :edel-golf-1: E-2 Torque custom fit putter

:bridgestone-small: Tour B XS golf ball

:ShotScope:  V3

Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 minute ago, artful_golfer said:

Freezing, no water, blinky power - two days later we're de-stressing by enjoying golf in 71° weather. Gotta love South Texas!

Those of you forecast for more snow and ice - I empathize with you. I'm so sorry.

Glad you guys are thawing out! Fortunately us northern folks are used to it and prepared for it. Is not easy when your area just isn’t equipped for it or even really “designed” when pipes don’t get dug below the frost line it’s never good. 
How is the water situation? Clearing up or gonna be some time?

  • Like 5

Check out my reviews:

:ping-small:  G710 Irons Official Review

:Fuji: MC Shaft & :EVNROLL: V Series Putter Official Review

WITB:

:ping-small: Traverse is filled with all this shiny metal and tracked by :Arccos:

:cobra-small: RadSpeed 8* - MotoreX F1 6X

:taylormade-small: SIM 3W - Project X HZRDUS Green

:titleist-small: U505 Driving Iron 17* - Project X HZRDUS Black

:cobra-small: SpeedZone 4H - Project X HZRDUS Black

:cobra-small: 2022 King Forged Tec's 4-PW - KBS $ Tape 130

:titelist-small: 48 (SM8), 52 & 60 (SM7) - Nippon Modus 125 S 

:EVNROLL: ER2VI :titelist-small: PROV1X #19 

🇺🇸Thank you to all those that have served/are serving and God Bless America 🇺🇸

Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 minute ago, Lacassem said:

Glad you guys are thawing out! Fortunately us northern folks are used to it and prepared for it. Is not easy when your area just isn’t equipped for it or even really “designed” when pipes don’t get dug below the frost line it’s never good. 
How is the water situation? Clearing up or gonna be some time?

Water is good. Thought it would be several more days but . . . started receiving a little water through taps Friday evening and then surprisingly, a little while ago tonight they lifted our boil water notice. How it's possible to move the process along that fast I don't know, but I like it! Other cities are not so fortunate yet. But here it's time to run the dishwasher, do laundry and take a hot shower. Ahhh! There are still many repairs to be made but this is uplifting and I feel very blessed. Thanks for keeping us in your thoughts and prayers. I will continue to do the same for all of you.  ❤️

  • Like 5

PXG 0811 XF driver

:ping-small: Serene: 3 wood, 4 & 5 hybrid iron

:taylormade-small: r7 Draw, Flex L: 4, 6 - 9 irons

:cleveland-small: Wedges: RTX Zipcore 46 mid bounce; RTX-3: 52/10 wedge; and Tour Action 900 60* low bounce

:bettinardi-1: Armlock putter or  :edel-golf-1: E-2 Torque custom fit putter

:bridgestone-small: Tour B XS golf ball

:ShotScope:  V3

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Texas artic mess all week, then today it was 73* and I played golf in shorts 🤷‍♂️


Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy

  • Like 6
  • Love 1

 

 

:callaway-small: XR Driver Matrix Ozik 8m3 Black Tie Shaft

:cobra-small: King F7 3W UST Mamiya Chrome Elements 7F4 Shaft

:cobra-small: King F7 5W UST Mamiya Chrome Elements 7F4 Shaft

:cobra-small: King F7 4 Hybrid Graphite Designs Tour AD-HY 95 Shaft

PXG 0211 DC 5-PW Mitsubishi MMT 80 Shafts

:cleveland-small: RTX ZIPCORE 50*,54*,58* UST Mamiya Recoil 95 Shafts

:odyssey-small: Metal X Milled #7 with SuperStroke 2.0 grip

:Snell: MTB

 

 



Twitter: @timldotson
Instagram: timldotson
Facebook: TimDotson

Link to comment
Share on other sites

It's, well, you know.

  • Like 3

Driver: :cobra-small: Speed Zone 9* HZRDUS Smoke Yellow Shaft

3 Wood: :cobra-small: King Speedzone 13.5* HZRDUS Smoke Black Shaft

2 & 3 Hybrids: :cobra-small: Speedzone Recoil 480 ESX Shaft

Irons: :cobra-small: Speedzone 5-GW Recoil 460 ESX Shafts

Wedges::callaway-logo-1: PM Grind 54* & 58*

Putter: :odyssey-small: Dual Force Rossi II

Ball: Whatever I find in the woods

:Arccos:

HCP:18

Link to comment
Share on other sites

All the snow is gone, even the piles I shoveled off the driveway.  Temp is 49º at 6am and the wind blew 30-40mph with 50+ gusts last night.  It's now light enough for me to head outside to survey any damage.

High temp today will be 60º and we still have a wind advisory 20-30mph until Tuesday morning.

  • Like 5

We don’t stop playing the game because we get old; we get old because we stop playing the game.”

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I now believe Brandon Lee was lying!

giphy.gif.c2a3271ca86c245836777be83fe7b11f.gif

  • Like 1
  • Haha 5

Driver: :cobra-small: Speed Zone 9* HZRDUS Smoke Yellow Shaft

3 Wood: :cobra-small: King Speedzone 13.5* HZRDUS Smoke Black Shaft

2 & 3 Hybrids: :cobra-small: Speedzone Recoil 480 ESX Shaft

Irons: :cobra-small: Speedzone 5-GW Recoil 460 ESX Shafts

Wedges::callaway-logo-1: PM Grind 54* & 58*

Putter: :odyssey-small: Dual Force Rossi II

Ball: Whatever I find in the woods

:Arccos:

HCP:18

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I just looked outside to find nothing falling from the sky for the first time in weeks and there is this strange orb of light that appears to be emanating warmth. Weird, right?

  • Like 2
  • Haha 3

Driver: :cobra-small: Speed Zone 9* HZRDUS Smoke Yellow Shaft

3 Wood: :cobra-small: King Speedzone 13.5* HZRDUS Smoke Black Shaft

2 & 3 Hybrids: :cobra-small: Speedzone Recoil 480 ESX Shaft

Irons: :cobra-small: Speedzone 5-GW Recoil 460 ESX Shafts

Wedges::callaway-logo-1: PM Grind 54* & 58*

Putter: :odyssey-small: Dual Force Rossi II

Ball: Whatever I find in the woods

:Arccos:

HCP:18

Link to comment
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.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  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...