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8 minutes ago, Rickp said:


Winter golf in New England definitely a challenge.
Used to play Portland CT course in winter.

Given that we have six months of winter here, it's somewhat counterintuitive that we really don't have winter golf. But that's because the courses are completely shut down during those months. There's so little prospect of having any days to play that it's just not a thought.

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31 minutes ago, StrokerAce said:

Ice golf

Jan 12, 2021; Putnam, CT; 33 degrees at 10:10 tee off.
Greens were like basketball courts. You hit a high shot next to the pin, the ball bounces 15 feet in the air and lands off the green in a bunker...😬 Some greens still had snow and ice you had to putt through and one had an entirely frozen cup so the pin couldn't be placed in it. "Water" hazards were frozen over. Didn't hit into one but was tempted to skip one across. 🤣 Maybe I was a little early? Oh well.... had to try the new driver and putter.
2 over on the front and the back is not up for discussion.... 🙁

 

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LOL, nope! props for going out though. glad ya didn't talk me out of the indoor golf session 🤣

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1 hour ago, StrokerAce said:

Ice golf

Jan 12, 2021; Putnam, CT; 33 degrees at 10:10 tee off.
Greens were like basketball courts. You hit a high shot next to the pin, the ball bounces 15 feet in the air and lands off the green in a bunker...😬 Some greens still had snow and ice you had to putt through and one had an entirely frozen cup so the pin couldn't be placed in it. "Water" hazards were frozen over. Didn't hit into one but was tempted to skip one across. 🤣 Maybe I was a little early? Oh well.... had to try the new driver and putter.
2 over on the front and the back is not up for discussion.... 🙁

 

 

 

 

 

Yep....Used to play some winter golf in Billings Montana like that!  I remember one muni, the opening hole was a par 5 downhill.  In the winter, it was easily reachable in two because it would bounce so far in the fairway that you had a wedge in.  Of course, getting it to stick was another matter.  Another hole was a dogleg par 4 with a pond to the left that in winter would freeze over and you could "sometimes" bounce it on the green.  Fun times.

1 hour ago, c_zoid said:

I just broke 80 for the first time

 

Good job!

 

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Given that we have six months of winter here, it's somewhat counterintuitive that we really don't have winter golf. But that's because the courses are completely shut down during those months. There's so little prospect of having any days to play that it's just not a thought.

There were a few courses in CT that would open as long as no snow on the ground. Most had Temp greens and used them when necessary, I played occasionally but 20* snow or no snow is nasty.


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Okay, so I just deleted  about a 700 word post detailing how terrible my day was. Lets just say I’m done playing soaking wet, muddy golf courses during the winter.

I drove home today so aggravated after playing a 2 man game with 3 25+ handicaps, who had no idea how to team up to use a cart when it’s CPO, nor enough sense to bring a couple of clubs out to their ball just in case (shocker of shockers!!!) they chunk one 30-40 yard ahead and need another one.

BTW  I played horribly.... 🙄

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10 hours ago, StrokerAce said:

Ice golf

Jan 12, 2021; Putnam, CT; 33 degrees at 10:10 tee off.
Greens were like basketball courts. You hit a high shot next to the pin, the ball bounces 15 feet in the air and lands off the green in a bunker...😬 Some greens still had snow and ice you had to putt through and one had an entirely frozen cup so the pin couldn't be placed in it. "Water" hazards were frozen over. Didn't hit into one but was tempted to skip one across. 🤣 Maybe I was a little early? Oh well.... had to try the new driver and putter.
2 over on the front and the back is not up for discussion.... 🙁

 

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Well played!!   Last year we had golf balls on the ice covering the pond on #3 hole.  If you are a tad short, the ball hits off the bank and rolls out onto the ice.  If your ball lands on the ice, it goes through.

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10 hours ago, c_zoid said:

I just broke 80 for the first time

 

Congratulations!!  Now that you know how to do it, the next time will be easier!!

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Awful.  Worst round of the winter season. A 44/47 at Desert Hills.  Really windy but that wasn't the big issue.  Putting was off the rails... not a single one putt and at least a handful of 3 putts. Also just could not keep a string of good shots going.  It started off double, par, triple, par, double, par and kept going 😕.  Oh well, next time.

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1 hour ago, fixyurdivot said:

Awful.  Worst round of the winter season. A 44/47 at Desert Hills.  Really windy but that wasn't the big issue.  Putting was off the rails... not a single one putt and at least a handful of 3 putts. Also just could not keep a string of good shots going.  It started off double, par, triple, par, double, par and kept going 😕.  Oh well, next time.

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Blame it on Ping😉

Ha, we all know that can never be the case 🙂.  Still looking for contenders to move them out of the bag.

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15 hours ago, Grand Stranded said:

Okay, so I just deleted  about a 700 word post detailing how terrible my day was. Lets just say I’m done playing soaking wet, muddy golf courses during the winter.

I drove home today so aggravated after playing a 2 man game with 3 25+ handicaps, who had no idea how to team up to use a cart when it’s CPO, nor enough sense to bring a couple of clubs out to their ball just in case (shocker of shockers!!!) they chunk one 30-40 yard ahead and need another one.

BTW  I played horribly.... 🙄

reminds me of a nine I played the week after having my best nine ever. I mentally lost it and played terrible (makes me know I can get into the teens handicap wise). Just think of it as a mental exercise 

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Played a quick 9 yesterday, best I’ve hit the ball in awhile....6 of 7 fairways, 7 of 9 GIR, no 3 putts.....smooth 41.....I was wishing it wasn’t getting dark so I could have played a full 18


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After an errant iron on my approach shot to #1 that went OB and led to a double, I managed to right the ship and make the turn at 39.  I refuse to comment further on what happened on the back nine.  Suffice it to say that it wasn't pretty!

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Not a good round for me but was first time out in 3 weeks. My putting and short game were atrocious due to lack of practice. Driving game was better, I even had a good drive with my 3H. Hit 4/7 fairways but only one GIR.  Still concerned with my driving distances. Best drive only went 230. Maybe it’s a strike thing or the shorter shaft is not kicking properly for me. So some positives to take from this. Happy my 3H delivered for me as I am struggling with the top of my bag. 

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... Had my best front 9 in recent memory hitting every fairway and green and shot -1 on the front 9. I had an eagle putt from just off the front but hit a hidden rock from a bunker and it jumped up and left leaving me a much longer birdie putt I lipped out !?@$# so it could have been lower. Now I certainly don't expect any sympathy from my northern friends but after playing too many days in a row because bright blue skies and 65*-75* every day make it hard to skip playing. But it was clear I needed a break as on the back 9 I just ran out of gas physically and mentally with 3 bogies in 4 holes and ended up 2 over struggling on the back after an effortless front 9. On #2 yesterday I had 255 to the pin and evidently decided to fly the ball on the green over swinging and topping my DHY leaving me 198 for my 3rd shot. Taking a smooth swing this time I hit my Cobra 4 iron to 10 feet with just a beautiful high trajectory that saved the hole for me. The long irons might be the best I have ever played. I have put the Cobra King Tour MIM irons in my bag to stay and posted a review you might want to check out.

... I am taking off and not playing today and Monday so hopefully I am refreshed by Tuesday. And yes, I can feel the hate and would be doing so myself in past winters but as always don't hate the player, hate the game. 🤪

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On 1/14/2021 at 12:04 PM, Rickp said:


Winter golf in New England definitely a challenge.
Used to play Portland CT course in winter.


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Thats funny, I used to play there too.

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Had my now usual 12 over, although I struck the ball better than I have been. Conditions were tough, 20mph wind. I really struggled wth downwind shots. 3 very soft 3 putts hurt my score. Handicap is on the march. My game has been suffering from neglect, I can’t complain about my poor play because I’m not putting any work in.

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Thats funny, I used to play there too.
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