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Do you golf after rain? If so how much rain is too much? If not, why? I love golf and a wet course has never really bothered me but it might to some people. Its also supposed to rain 2 inches today and I am scheduled to play tomorrow and it got me thinking.

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As a resident of Oklahoma soft courses are almost never a thing due to the prevalence of wind. Rain has never really bothered me but our crazy wind does!


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If it’s some causal water I don’t mind. Some courses here don’t drain well and it becomes a pool for a day or so. 
 


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Wet courses never bothered me, I tend to pick the ball anyways. Take the free relief and keep on playing!


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I'll play in any conditions.  2 summers ago there were basically lakes guarding every green on the course a day or two after a ton of rain.  My ball will plug, but I'll pick it up and keep moving.  I've played in snow in spring as well.  


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I'll play golf nearly anytime I get the opportunity.  I will say that I will not play a nicer, ie more expensive, course when conditions are not as nice.  If I'm scheduling further out, I check the forecast more closely than I used to as normally I'm not playing all that much so I choose more carefully.

This year, I've been lucky and have been able to play several 9 hole rounds during lunch.


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I'll walk in a light precipitation but not in a steady rain where you get soaked.


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It gets old slapping a ball through mud and calling it golf. A summer rain isn't anything, but these spring time 3-days-straight rains take all the fun out of it. I hesitated making a tee time for Saturday because of thunderstorms tonight and all day tomorrow. Probably gonna have to wait another week to get back out.

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The area in North East TN where I am has a lot of clay in the soil. Very poor drainage. Sand traps turn into ponds. Even a fairway shot into the green can leave you with red clay stains on your clothes. I prefer to wait a day after a soaking rain if I'm playing a local course.


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After rain is 100% okay, during rain is 100% not. If not getting paid to play in the rain, I’m not going to. 

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During rain I prefer not. Afterwards as long as the course drains ok it’s fine. As long as I know what spots collect and stay wet so I can avoid best I can


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Got caught in the rain for the final couple holes once....I’ll never do that again. Definitely not fun.

I have no issues going out after a light rain but if it’s heavy rain I’ll probably wait until the next day to hopefully let the wind dry it back out a bit.


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Depends on the course and if I'm first out after! 

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As long as I'm not in danger of having water coming over the tops of my shoes, I'm willing to play.  I'm not crazy about plugged drives, no roll, mud splashing on normal iron shots, and all the rest that comes with a wet golf course, but I'm not crazy about staying home either.  As for play while its raining, that decision is also influenced by temperature and wind.  A light rain on a summer day is fine, wind-driven cold rain in early March is a no-go.  Pre-paid vacation golf I'm going to play in almost every case, regardless of rain or wind or whatever.  That's why I always take 2 pairs of waterproof shoes on holiday, one pair can be drying while I'm playing in the other.

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20 hours ago, cciciora13 said:

Do you golf after rain? If so how much rain is too much? If not, why? I love golf and a wet course has never really bothered me but it might to some people. Its also supposed to rain 2 inches today and I am scheduled to play tomorrow and it got me thinking.

Grew up playing in Washington state, rained like 9 months out of the year. So rain is never a problem. Now in Texas and the torrential down poor's are a bit different. lol. But still out playing. 

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2 hours ago, Zen Snake said:

Grew up playing in Washington state, rained like 9 months out of the year. So rain is never a problem. Now in Texas and the torrential down poor's are a bit different. lol. But still out playing. 

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I play golf in Washington State.  When it rains, it's usually for 30 minutes a couple of times a month, except in the summer when temps are over 100º.  Depends on what side of the Cascade Mountains you live on.  We average 7 inches of rain a year.  

It's wetter every morning after the irrigation system runs all night then after a rainstorm.  If it's raining, I just wait it out.


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1 minute ago, Kenny B said:

I play golf in Washington State.  When it rains, it's usually for 30 minutes a couple of times a month, except in the summer when temps are over 100º.  Depends on what side of the Cascade Mountains you live on.  We average 7 inches of rain a year.  

It's wetter every morning after the irrigation system runs all night then after a rainstorm.  If it's raining, I just wait it out.

Bremerton....

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2 minutes ago, Zen Snake said:

Bremerton....

Yep!  I play with friends in the Seattle area,  but only in the summer!!  Got wet in Gig Harbor once... didn't like it much.

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4 minutes ago, Kenny B said:

Yep!  I play with friends in the Seattle area,  but only in the summer!!  Got wet in Gig Harbor once... didn't like it much.

yup, that slow drizzle all day long....

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my course is wet till August, so I'm pretty used to it.  It helps when you go play other courses, ball striking gets dialed in pretty good on a wet course. 

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