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Springtime Seasonal Golf Disorder

Post by bkuehn1952 » Thu Mar 17, 2016 10:09 am

I have been infected by a rare malaise known as "Springtime Seasonal Golf Disorder." It involves playing sucky golf a few times and then realizing that the courses are flooded with golfers chasing the sunshine. To add to this malaise, the courses that have opened want $40+ to play their soggy, uncut messes of a golf course, all while fighting the hordes of golfers emerging from their hibernation.

I have had a number of opportunities to play and just can't bring myself to pay through the nose for what I anticipate to be a 5 hour battering from the soggy course. Sigh. Maybe the 40 degree weather this weekend will keep the crowds down.
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Re: Spring Golf Support Group

Post by legitimatebeef » Thu Mar 17, 2016 10:52 am

Dang springtime seems to hit the Kuehnster pretty hard. But I am with you man. I do not like what's going on either. Saturday is forecasted to be in the 40s and I am all psyched about it.
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Re: Spring Golf Support Group

Post by DougE » Thu Mar 17, 2016 11:29 am

Funny, but I have been noticing that I like to play when the temperatures and conditions are not ideal, as well. No crowds usually mean a much more enjoyable round. I have basically had the course almost all to myself since December. I'm gonna miss that luxury for the next 9 or 10 months.

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Re: Spring Golf Support Group

Post by jasonfish11 » Thu Mar 17, 2016 12:16 pm

Saturday we have a high of 49*. It wont make the course less crowded because the tournament I'm playing hit its cap of 120 players. So with a 10am shotgun start it will be a 6 hour round.

The good news is there are 39 people in my flight and I'm probably one of the more experienced with cold weather golf. So I'm rooting for clouds 45* temps and 10-15 mph winds.
Keep it short stupid.

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Re: Spring Golf Support Group

Post by GBOGEY » Thu Mar 17, 2016 12:23 pm

Don't look now, but a late storm is expected to dump 3-5 inches of snow on Sunday in the Northeast. Don't expect it to last long, but could put a damper on a round or two.

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Re: Spring Golf Support Group

Post by srogers13 » Thu Mar 17, 2016 1:35 pm

Still have an open invitation.
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Re: Spring Golf Support Group

Post by MattF » Fri Mar 18, 2016 7:10 am

I'm getting some sun screen today...got burnt up yesterday.
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Re: Spring Golf Support Group

Post by srogers13 » Fri Mar 18, 2016 12:17 pm

MattF wrote:I'm getting some sun screen today...got burnt up yesterday.
Are you medium rare? :lol:
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Re: Spring Golf Support Group

Post by jasonfish11 » Fri Mar 18, 2016 9:23 pm

jasonfish11 wrote: So I'm rooting for clouds 45* temps and 10-15 mph winds.
Be careful what you wish for.

Tomorrow's forcaat at noon is 53*, 15-20 mph winds gusting to 25, and off and on rain.
Keep it short stupid.

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Re: Spring Golf Support Group

Post by legitimategolf » Fri Mar 18, 2016 10:43 pm

jasonfish11 wrote:
jasonfish11 wrote: So I'm rooting for clouds 45* temps and 10-15 mph winds.
Be careful what you wish for.

Tomorrow's forcaat at noon is 53*, 15-20 mph winds gusting to 25, and off and on rain.
Not bad conditions. You got this.
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Re: Spring Golf Support Group

Post by MattF » Sat Mar 19, 2016 6:50 am

srogers13 wrote:
MattF wrote:I'm getting some sun screen today...got burnt up yesterday.
Are you medium rare? :lol:
Lobster red, so I'd say a mid rare to medium.
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Re: Spring Golf Support Group

Post by jasonfish11 » Sat Mar 19, 2016 7:39 am

legitimategolf wrote:
jasonfish11 wrote:
jasonfish11 wrote: So I'm rooting for clouds 45* temps and 10-15 mph winds.
Be careful what you wish for.

Tomorrow's forcaat at noon is 53*, 15-20 mph winds gusting to 25, and off and on rain.
Not bad conditions. You got this.
Yep it will be a nice Scottish day.
Keep it short stupid.

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Post by bkuehn1952 » Sat Mar 19, 2016 4:40 pm

Finally played a course where the turf was dry. Not firm and fast but at least not soggy & muddy. So much easier to strike the ball and distances were not quite so impaired. Yes 38 degrees with a 5-10 mph breeze is a bit chilly but it really helped keep the crowd down. I am feeling pretty good with a decent round under my belt.

Springtime seasonal golf disorder seems to be in remission, at least for 24 hours. :thumbup:

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Re: Spring Golf Support Group

Post by GBOGEY » Sat Mar 19, 2016 11:38 pm

The big storm missed us, so a couple of too cold days and then its back to earlier than normal golf. Great March so far.

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Re: Spring Golf Support Group

Post by legitimatebeef » Wed Mar 30, 2016 11:17 am

Before BK gave it a name I never really recognized the spring golf blues. But now I feel like patient zero. It is hitting me hard. The desire to hit the links is very low. I went through all this last year and looks like it's going to be even worse this year.

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Re: Spring Golf Support Group

Post by legitimatebeef » Fri Apr 01, 2016 7:03 pm

I can see that almost every one of us is suffering here. Please we can talk about it. Then we can begin to heal. Like a putting green that's been aerated and sanded.

I'll go first. I declined to play any golf this week. Was like, why bother? The weather is crap lately anyways, constant gale force winds. Hit a few balls at the windy range. 100 yard 9-irons and such. It's fine. I am satisfied. Supposedly next week it might get back down to like 40 degrees. That would be cool.
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Re: Spring Golf Support Group

Post by bkuehn1952 » Fri Apr 01, 2016 10:32 pm

I am currently in Florida. Played the "Soffer" course this afternoon. Watching the balls bound down the fairways was orgasmic, until it became apparent that the roll was finding fairway bunkers. Playing golf on the company dime is pretty cool. At any rate my score sucked but I was encouraged by my ability to hit a shot over 200 yards. Baby steps.
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Re: Spring Golf Support Group

Post by DougE » Sat Apr 02, 2016 8:20 am

bkuehn1952 wrote:I am currently in Florida. Played the "Soffer" course this afternoon. Watching the balls bound down the fairways was orgasmic, until it became apparent that the roll was finding fairway bunkers. Playing golf on the company dime is pretty cool. At any rate my score sucked but I was encouraged by my ability to hit a shot over 200 yards. Baby steps.
Hey, just to add to your encouragement....Florida is at sea level. You are still losing 5-10 yards there throughout the bag. Just imagine how long you will be hitting it a few months from now, at home above sea level, when the temps are in the 80s and it hasn't rained in weeks. :crazy:

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Re: Spring Golf Support Group

Post by MattF » Sat Apr 02, 2016 8:45 am

I dunno Doug, I was there during the middle of March and didn't see any loss of distance, except when I hit a bad shot. Wish I was still there instead of this shithole.
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Re: Spring Golf Support Group

Post by jasonfish11 » Sat Apr 02, 2016 11:07 am

Florida is humid which makes the ball fly further as well. So some of that lost distance is gained back with 80% humidity.
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Re: Spring Golf Support Group

Post by DougE » Sat Apr 02, 2016 12:14 pm

As I understand it, the less oxygen, the further the ball flies. The higher up you go from sea level the less oxygen there is. Mountain golf typically gives greater distances. Also, having played in FL many times, I have had locals remind me numerous times to club up at sea level. I have seen it in my own game when I come back to CT (now MD) after playing at sea level, that my distance returns when I get back on my regular course, not at sea level.

Humidity, on the other hand is actually LESS dense than dry air (as far as pressure on the ball), even though it feels much heavier. So finding extra distance in humid air is quite likely, as Jason states. However, in Florida, during the winter months, the humidity levels are typically lower. July in FL is another story.

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Re: Spring Golf Support Group

Post by jasonfish11 » Sat Apr 02, 2016 3:03 pm

Trying to decode if I want to play 9 holes tomorrow afternoon. It's supposed to be 53 degrees with 15-20 mph winds gusting near 25-30.

Part of me wants to say fuck it.
Keep it short stupid.

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Re: Spring Golf Support Group

Post by jev » Sat Apr 02, 2016 3:22 pm

Got a teetime at 14:00 tomorrow.... now where did I leave my sunblock last year? :shifty:

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Re: Spring Golf Support Group

Post by bkuehn1952 » Sat Apr 02, 2016 6:26 pm

Well, the wife reports it is snowing in the Frozen Mitten. Waaaaaaaaaaah :(
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Re: Spring Golf Support Group

Post by legitimatebeef » Sat Apr 02, 2016 7:07 pm

bkuehn1952 wrote:Well, the wife reports it is snowing in the Frozen Mitten. Waaaaaaaaaaah :(
Sorry to hear that man. It is going to be cold here next week. However I am seeing it as a blessing. Tuesday is forecast to be in the low 40s. I am looking forward to it like it's Christmas or something.
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