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Wondering what everyone does in the winter to keep their swing, putting stroke, etc. in golf shape while the snow flies.

Winters up in Northern Ontario are snowy and cold. Unfortunately, where I live there are no indoor driving ranges or golf Sims you can go have a couple beers at and go play Pebble Beach or Bethpage with the boys.

Closest fitter to me is 2 hours away so that tells you what I'm up against.

Curious to see what all of you who live north do to stay involved.

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The only thing that kept me sane was the indoor facility at the college (NMU) in Marquette Michigan.  That and practicing bunker shots in the snow.  
 

Being that you do not have any indoor facilities... have you looked at a sky track?  They offer payment plans, and if you compare that to what you’d be paying in greens fees (depends on how much you play) mig be even.

Im sure some of our other northern spies will join in too.

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1 hour ago, JerBooth said:

Wondering what everyone does in the winter to keep their swing, putting stroke, etc. in golf shape while the snow flies.

Winters up in Northern Ontario are snowy and cold. Unfortunately, where I live there are no indoor driving ranges or golf Sims you can go have a couple beers at and go play Pebble Beach or Bethpage with the boys.

Closest fitter to me is 2 hours away so that tells you what I'm up against.

Curious to see what all of you who live north do to stay involved.

When I lived in Maine I too practiced bunker shots in the snow. I had a little chipping mat and would chip and putt in the hallway upstairs. I also had some of those foam balls and would hit them against the garage wall to work on trajectory. I also bought a momentus (which was the hot deal at the time) I would work on keeping a groove. Otherwise, I'd work on strength training. I honestly am not the biggest fan of putting practice, but by snow month 4, I would be so excited to get home and can that full hallway triple breaker. 😂

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Don't know if we are further north than you because Ontario is pretty big we are North of Ottawa, Scotland's weather is pretty temperate and off the Atlantic so Autumn and Winter tend to be rainy and windy. Our competition season for most courses end in October and we move into Winter golf. The links course tend to stay open but some will make you play off fairway mats, the conditions on links are OK, the greens tend to be slower than the summer but you can still get a decent round at discounted prices. For the inland parkland courses it tends to be  a bit different. Our course take off the low lying holes and these are replaced by a Winter course the par drops from 71 to 64 and yardage 6200 to 4800 yds. I drop from playing at least 4 times a week to twice. The Winter course for me is too short with only a couple of holes requiring anything more than a 9i for an approach. My long game is normally in tatters by the end of Winter.

I'm complaining by at least most weeks I get out with 4 or 5 layers of clothes on. 

Most years we will go away late Autumn and early Spring to warmer European climates Turkey, Portugal, The Canary Island for 2 weeks, this gives a respite from the Scottish Winter which is always welcome. This was before Covid so this year it is stay at home. 

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Don't know if we are further north than you because Ontario is pretty big we are North of Ottawa, Scotland's weather is pretty temperate and off the Atlantic so Autumn and Winter tend to be rainy and windy. Our competition season for most courses end in October and we move into Winter golf. The links course tend to stay open but some will make you play off fairway mats, the conditions on links are OK, the greens tend to be slower than the summer but you can still get a decent round at discounted prices. For the inland parkland courses it tends to be  a bit different. Our course take off the low lying holes and these are replaced by a Winter course the par drops from 71 to 64 and yardage 6200 to 4800 yds. I drop from playing at least 4 times a week to twice. The Winter course for me is too short with only a couple of holes requiring anything more than a 9i for an approach. My long game is normally in tatters by the end of Winter.
I'm complaining by at least most weeks I get out with 4 or 5 layers of clothes on. 
Most years we will go away late Autumn and early Spring to warmer European climates Turkey, Portugal, The Canary Island for 2 weeks, this gives a respite from the Scottish Winter which is always welcome. This was before Covid so this year it is stay at home. 


I’m in North Bay. Snow from November to Marchish. But winter temps can go as low as -40*C


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I’m in North Bay. Snow from November to Marchish. But winter temps can go as low as -40*C


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I live in NJ so sometimes I can still ply year around but I convert my garage into my winter training facility. I have a net and couple of mats and a heater to keep warm. 

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4 hours ago, JerBooth said:

 


I’m in North Bay. Snow from November to Marchish. But winter temps can go as low as -40*C


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That is bitterly cold for sure. Also fun fact for those that like random things -40 C is also -40 F this is the point where the scales cross. On another not I am working on general fitness and speed this winter personally. Doing SuperSpeed training, lifting, and running. Thankfully it only gets cold here not downright arctic. That plus just swinging when possible to keep the feel up. Maybe a simulator session though who knows when the how US Covid cases are trending. I miss golf but the break makes it that much sweeter when it comes back, though 2 months feels about right not the 5 or so it is here.

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9 minutes ago, GaDawg said:

Not being a Smart A, but why does anyone want to live in these areas? If it gets below 35*F, I hate it!

My wife keeps bringing it up.  She wants to move back.  Don’t get me wrong, I love Michigan.  But the winters are terrible.

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2 hours ago, Nolan220 said:

I live in NJ so sometimes I can still ply year around but I convert my garage into my winter training facility. I have a net and couple of mats and a heater to keep warm. 

Growing up in NJ, we played as long as the ground was more green than white.  Brings back memories of temporary greens.  

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6 hours ago, HardcoreLooper said:

Growing up in NJ, we played as long as the ground was more green than white.  Brings back memories of temporary greens.  

Yes thats what I do too .. last winter we barely got any snow and I played 4-5 times in dec and Jan .. weather was like 50 and above highs .. 

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Winters are hit or miss here in MA. Last winter we played to December and without covid could have started end of March beginning of April probably. This year no doubt will be bad.

for me simulator is right down the road. At the house I have a putting mat and newly discovered chipping foam balls to the stairs actually returns the ball right to me. Can do different trajectory’s and distance depends on which stair I’m going for.

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I hit an indoor sim that's around 25 mins away a couple of times a month if I can. But honestly, for me winter is a time to go to the gym (hopefully the Y will remain open), work on stretching with yoga/pilates to keep my back & knee limber, that sort of thing. 

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6 hours ago, russtopherb said:

I hit an indoor sim that's around 25 mins away a couple of times a month if I can. 

Just curious,  what do they charge to play 18 holes on a simulator?

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Just curious,  what do they charge to play 18 holes on a simulator?

there’s a place by me that $35 for a round 

another place is $50/hour but that gets you full access to the whole training center. they’ve got hitting bays, putting greens, etc. 

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4 minutes ago, Tom the Golf Nut said:

Just curious,  what do they charge to play 18 holes on a simulator?

36 here for an hour can easily get 18 in and range time.

 

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6 minutes ago, Lacassem said:

36 here for an hour can easily get 18 in and range time.

 

Wow, more than I thought it would be. The courses around me are about that or less for real golf with a cart.  I took one of my garage bays under the house and converted it to my practice area. I put a simulator in for rainy days or February. We only have one month where its typically too cold to play. Courses stay open but there might be a couple days in February where its in the 40's which isn't too bad. But its a lot easier to go downstairs and play. 

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Wow, more than I thought it would be. The courses around me are about that or less for real golf with a cart.  I took one of my garage bays under the house and converted it to my practice area. I put a simulator in for rainy days or February. We only have one month where its typically too cold to play. Courses stay open but there might be a couple days in February where its in the 40's which isn't too bad. But its a lot easier to go downstairs and play. 

Yea it’s tough here. Some winters are better than others (this year we are anticipating a real bad one we’ll see) but it’s typically atleast 4 months of indoor golf.

courses on average are about 40-50 for 18 without a cart here so 35 is pretty reasonable 

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2 hours ago, Chip Strokes said:

there’s a place by me that $35 for a round 

another place is $50/hour but that gets you full access to the whole training center. they’ve got hitting bays, putting greens, etc. 

Where is that located. My wife was from Queens and I was from Elmont.  I played Kissena a few times. But played mostly out on Long Island. But I've been gone a long time now.

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