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attachicon.giflakeside-17-tee.jpgTemps decided to climb into the low 50's yesterday. Snow cover was all gone for about a week. Nice, local track, Connecticut National Golf Course in Putnam Ct., decided to take advantage, and opened up for the weekend. It was walking only, but my son and I decided to "scratch the itch". Conditions were everything we expected for winter golf. Greens were parking lot hard. But, putted reasonably well. We waived all sand trap shots, since they were still rock solid. But all and all, it was an enjoyable golfing day. And, the itch was scratched!

Good for you!

 

The January thaw strikes again.

 

 

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Kevin, glad you were able to play. We had a thaw in Ohio as well but the courses around me are still closed. Back to the practice sessions in the basement

 

 

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attachicon.giflakeside-17-tee.jpgTemps decided to climb into the low 50's yesterday.  Snow cover was all gone for about a week. Nice, local track, Connecticut National Golf Course in Putnam Ct., decided to take advantage, and opened up for the weekend. It was walking only, but my son and I decided to "scratch the itch". Conditions were everything we expected for winter golf. Greens were parking lot hard. But, putted  reasonably well. We waived all sand trap shots, since they were still rock solid. But all and all, it was an enjoyable golfing day. And, the itch was scratched!

Good for you! Hoping to do the same in a few weeks, definitely itchy.

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attachicon.giflakeside-17-tee.jpgTemps decided to climb into the low 50's yesterday. Snow cover was all gone for about a week. Nice, local track, Connecticut National Golf Course in Putnam Ct., decided to take advantage, and opened up for the weekend. It was walking only, but my son and I decided to "scratch the itch". Conditions were everything we expected for winter golf. Greens were parking lot hard. But, putted reasonably well. We waived all sand trap shots, since they were still rock solid. But all and all, it was an enjoyable golfing day. And, the itch was scratched!

I lived in New England 47 yrs remember traveling from wmass to RI winnapaug only course open - when all courses in wmass closed - SOOO glad thats a thing of the past live in SC no more rock hard greens and tee boxes you can get a tee in the ground - but I did what you did for yrs love to play no choice

 

 

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I lived in New England 47 yrs remember traveling from wmass to RI winnapaug only course open - when all courses in wmass closed - SOOO glad thats a thing of the past live in SC no more rock hard greens and tee boxes you can get a tee in the ground - but I did what you did for yrs love to play no choice

 

 

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Yup, good ole Winnapaug, It seems that they never closed. We used to make the trip a few times a year from central ct. there was one green from what I remember was always “under repair”.

BTW lived in CT 65 years.

 

 

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Mid-Atlantic has had some mild temps, and with snow gone we have stolen a few rounds in January.  Biggest challenges other than those noted (hard greens, almost unplayable traps) is trying to get a tee in the frozen ground.  Sometimes the first 1/2 inch is fine, but "permafrost" below...  thinking about carrying a small powerdrill next time!!!

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I lived in New England 47 yrs remember traveling from wmass to RI winnapaug only course open - when all courses in wmass closed - SOOO glad thats a thing of the past live in SC no more rock hard greens and tee boxes you can get a tee in the ground - but I did what you did for yrs love to play no choice

 

 

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I haven't played Winnie in years....that used to be a staple in late February or March, when I was younger. Have heard thru the grape vine that the course has improved immensely since the early 80's. I remember leaving Central Mass with temps in the 30's and get to Westerly with thermometer  reading 45 degrees. Not bad. Never accounted for the 15-20 mph winds coming off the Atlantic. I was never warm at Winnie!!!!!

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That's a great course played it a few times

 

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Yes, it is a very nice course. Better in July than January. But, golf is golf!!!!!

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Mid-Atlantic has had some mild temps, and with snow gone we have stolen a few rounds in January.  Biggest challenges other than those noted (hard greens, almost unplayable traps) is trying to get a tee in the frozen ground.  Sometimes the first 1/2 inch is fine, but "permafrost" below...  thinking about carrying a small powerdrill next time!!!

Tee in the ground for the first 6 or 7 holes was a disaster. Tried using my ball repair gadget. Thant didn't work. A small pocket screwdriver would have done the trick, maybe next time. Cold and a little snow in forecast for the immediate future, so may have to wait.

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Blissful meadows usually open all winter

 

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They were open also, cart path only. Connecticut was walking only. Winter legs were tired.

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I haven't played Winnie in years....that used to be a staple in late February or March, when I was younger. Have heard thru the grape vine that the course has improved immensely since the early 80's. I remember leaving Central Mass with temps in the 30's and get to Westerly with thermometer reading 45 degrees. Not bad. Never accounted for the 15-20 mph winds coming off the Atlantic. I was never warm at Winnie!!!!!

The wind was brutal especially on that little par 3 that was ALWAYS into the wind.

 

 

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Looking at the New England forecast, for the next two weeks. No, snow storms in sight. Temps above average (mid 40's low 50's). Have Monday, President's Day off. Seriously thinking of maybe "scratching that itch again". If, and I plan to, I can golf in February, I would have golfed every month in New England, since last March. That has never happened before, for me.

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President's Day didn't work out...4 inches of snow over weekend....yesterday 64 degrees...today 68 degrees...tee time at 12:48.......

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President's Day didn't work out...4 inches of snow over weekend....yesterday 64 degrees...today 68 degrees...tee time at 12:48.......

 

Anyone hitting up the Boston Golf Show this coming weekend? I'm going Saturday - PM me if you want to hook up...

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Well, Mother Nature co-operated. One of the courses, I play in a league on Monday nights, opened. I played Raceway Golf Course, in Thompson CT. Last week, conditions were bayou wet. Yesterday, they were much better.....Still waiting on Dudley Hill, my home course, to get the covers off the greens. Guess I'm rushing it, Heavy rain and some snow, tomorrow. At least I checked one goals for the year. I wanted to play every month of the year, and I did. Quite a feat for New England. My next goal is to get into single digit handicap. Don't think that goal will be as easy. Happy Golfing to all !!!!!!!

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3 Wood  :callaway-logo-1:            XR RFlex Fujikura Evolution

 5 Wood :callaway-logo-1:            XR R Flex Project X 5.5                                     

7Wood  :adams-small:    Speedline LP R Flex Matix HD Radix 5.1                                                                                                           Irons      :bridgestone-small:   4 thru A Wedge  J-15 CB R Flex NS Pro                                                                                                             Wedges :cleveland-small:              56 CG 15                                                                                                                                                                           XE!                      65                                                                                                                                                                       Putter      :EVNROLL:         ER 5  Hatchback                                                                                                                                                Ball          :titelist-small:                 NXT Tour S                                                                                                                                      

 

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