2018 Fall Support Group

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Re: 2018 Fall Support Group

Post by srogers13 » Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:56 pm

Do you have a hurricane bearing down on you in fall? But on a plus, under 70* dew point and breezy overcast conditions this morning.(sun was blazing when I left the bar at about noon.)
I will stand in the fairway, I want to be out of your range.

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Re: 2018 Fall Support Group

Post by legitimatebeef » Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:52 pm

The disappearance of a whole season is a more cataclysmic event than some hurricane I would argue. Try to think of the big picture for once. That is a metaphor by the way. There is no actual big picture.

Tomorrow is forecast to be around 80 degrees, and then temps are supposed to cool. Here is a prediction for you all. Tomorrow will not be the last 80-degree day of 2018.
Build a bridge and get over it.

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Post by DougE » Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:09 pm

60s forecast all next week here in the mid Atlantic, beginning this Saturday. Woo Hoo! Long pants are back baby!

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Re: 2018 Fall Support Group

Post by legitimatebeef » Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:01 pm

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/cap ... ed-records

https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/ ... eastern-us

I am not imagining stuff. Humidity is on the rise. This is the world now.
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Re: 2018 Fall Support Group

Post by bkuehn1952 » Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:37 pm

No hurricane here but we seem to get a substantial rainfall every other day. I am really tired of slogging down saturated fairways in order to hit a mud ball out of a puddle.
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Post by bkuehn1952 » Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:38 pm

No hurricane here but we seem to get a substantial rainfall every other day. I am really tired of slogging down saturated fairways in order to hit a mud ball out of a puddle.
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Re: 2018 Fall Support Group

Post by legitimatebeef » Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:08 am

Real actual cool weather has arrived finally. Just as I been lamenting, we are moving straight from swamp-ass to winter-like chill. No fall this year I guess. We didn't have spring either. Bring it on. This winter I attempt to set a new benchmark for cold weather golfability.
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Re: 2018 Fall Support Group

Post by jasonfish11 » Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:45 am

Thinking of making my last round of golf for the year Sunday then I'll be fully engaged in destroying/rebuilding a bathroom. Looks like it has a high of 58 degrees with 20 mph winds. Sounds glorious.

I was too lazy to start the winter support group thread.
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Re: 2018 Fall Support Group

Post by legitimatebeef » Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:22 am

Overnight, the battle against humidity ended and the battle against dryness has begun. I went to play yesterday and my right index finger split open a tiny bit. :bawl (Temps were in the 40s and the course was still crowded btw.) The gusty winds have arrived for the season. At home, humidifiers are running on overdrive. Seriously I think this is what fall in the northeast looks like now. Very much ready for winter--i.e., a time when there is no expectation of nice weather. Fall and spring are just rife with disappointment nowadays.
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Post by GBOGEY » Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:46 pm

I must admit that I am excited about the prospect of living somewhere where year round golf is a possibility. My hope is that I can average 2-4 rounds per month from Dec-Feb - should be possible with normal winters. On the other hand, the approach of the end of daylight savings time is depressing and is likely to limit my times to play. Thinking a golfing president would push for DSL year round. Figuring I can get about 5 official rounds in the next 3 weeks - hoping to post 40 for the year - and then go into practice mode until March.

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Re: 2018 Fall Support Group

Post by GBOGEY » Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:12 am

Had one of those experiences some of you guys live for yesterday. Good bit of rain overnight Saturday (after a torrential down pour last Thursday) and it was supposed to rain throughout the day. Rain stopped mid-morning and I thought, I could go to the gym or burn the same calories with 9 holes or more with 18. Got to the course and totally empty. Played 18 in 3 hours, walked very slowly with some light mist here and there. I'm pretty sure no more than 10 other people on the course the whole time, with 8 of those on or near the back 9 about the time I teed off.

Course was soggy and winds were strong on the front 9 - I hit a few drives that lost at least 30 yards. Really connected with Driver / FW on the short par 5 - on a normal day I'd be over the green but was still 50 yards short of a back flag. Given the conditions, played really well with a 76. Feeling good for my chances for winter golf, but once I put the official season away may need to move up a tee.

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Post by bkuehn1952 » Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:39 am

GBOGEY wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:12 am
Had one of those experiences some of you guys live for yesterday.
Yes, I love driving into an empty parking lot. I had a golf orgy and played 5 of 6 days last week. Not once did we need to wait more than a few seconds other than one time on Tuesday when we double-backed and re-played the prior 2 holes in order to give the tortoises some time to themselves.
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Post by DougE » Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:48 pm

It's been nearly two weeks since I was interested in playing golf, or shot a decent score. Yes, I have played 5 or 6 times over the period, but have not really been all that excited about it. It seems I'm in another golf funk. Been playing like crap and for some reason, don't seem to care all that much. Things that were working great with my game just stopped working, nearly overnight. No part of the game has been spared. Can't putt, have chipping yips, fatting and thinning iron shots, slicing fairway woods and my driving's been blah. Can't hit a simple draw off the tee right now. It's very unusual that everything goes out the window at the same time. Maybe it's all due to physical issues/pain or maybe it's mental issues, or a combination of both. But it's definitely not because I don't have the skills. I have already proven to myself many times over this past year that I do. There were times during the season when I had so much confidence standing over a chip, or iron shot, or drive, or whatever, that I just knew it would be a good strike, even before I pulled the trigger. Now, I am afraid to pull the trigger. Maybe it's just that time of year, but I don't remember this happening to this extent, where everything deserted me at the same time, before.

It's raining today and supposed to rain tomorrow. I don't care. I'm content sitting inside while my clubs sit lonely out in the garage wondering when I'll be back for them. Or, when I will bath them. They are still dirty from yesterday's nine. They are used to being cleaned and dried and looked over lovingly within a few hours of every round. Sorry fellas, you are on my shit list right now. No bath for you!

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Post by legitimatebeef » Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:29 am

Hear you loud and clear Dougmeister.
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Post by bkuehn1952 » Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:02 pm

Doug's funk is something I have sort of been dealing with for almost 2 years. While I will score decently at times, I have never been in such a prolonged period of "no confidence" in my game. Lately I have been putting up some good numbers but I feel like I am shooting 95 with the collection of thins, fats, slices and ducks I produce. Yes, I am getting it in the hole but with no confidence or satisfaction. A birdie from a recent round captures the essence of my game right now.

I hit a somewhat short fade of a tee shot that, compared to my previous tee balls, was near the top of the list for the day. Yes, that softly bunted 195 yard drive was easily in the top three for the round. I then caught the ball with the bottom edge of my hybrid, sending the thinned shot tumbling along the ground. It rolled and rolled and eventually ended up 5 feet from the hole. I made the putt ... birdie. So on the card it looked like a good hole but I did not hit a single decent shot.

It looks like I will not hit the 100 round mark in 2018. It was not like I was ill or had a physical issue, I just did not want to go out and experience the sucky swings and scores. Sigh. Time to take up fishing.
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Post by DougE » Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:23 am

Snowing heavily in Urbana, Maryland right now. Son of a bitch!

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Re: 2018 Fall Support Group

Post by DougE » Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:23 am

3 inches and snowing heavily still. I have a Sunday tee time. I was also planning to do my final mowing Saturday. I hate snow. Maybe you're right Matt, further South.

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Post by MattF » Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:09 pm

DougE wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:23 am
Maybe you're right Matt, further South.
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Re: 2018 Fall Support Group

Post by GBOGEY » Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:12 pm

We got an unseasonal dusting yesterday but 64 and sunny here on Saturday.

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Post by legitimatebeef » Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:05 pm

We're getting it right now Doug. Very slushy and gross. Has it rain-melted over there yet? I am still expecting to play next week or even possibly this Saturday!
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Post by DougE » Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:33 pm

We ended up with 4-5 inches. It has turned to sleet and there is rain mixed in too. Not sure how this is going to melt in time for the weekend. It's a mess now, and more snow than expected. The rain and sleet isn't strong enough to eat away the snow, so all it is doing is making 4-5 inches of heavy wet snow, wetter and heavier.

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Re: 2018 Fall Support Group

Post by bkuehn1952 » Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:48 pm

I shoveled snow today for the first time for winter 2018-2019. :puke :puke
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Re: 2018 Fall Support Group

Post by DougE » Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:49 pm

bkuehn1952 wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:48 pm
I shoveled snow today for the first time for winter 2018-2019. :puke :puke
Me too.

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Re: 2018 Fall Support Group

Post by legitimatebeef » Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:01 am

DougE wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:49 pm
bkuehn1952 wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:48 pm
I shoveled snow today for the first time for winter 2018-2019. :puke :puke
Me too.
And lived to tell about it! :banana :banana
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Re: 2018 Fall Support Group

Post by legitimatebeef » Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:05 am

Yesterday ended up being a pretty destructive storm. Hundreds of trees fell here in the city. The snow was exceptionally wet and heavy, and since it's still early in the season the trees still have a ton of leaves on which to collect snow.

By this morning it's all melted off the trees, and the ground is not completely covered. The air it very cold though, might be several days before anyone's playing golf. I really would like to get out there soon, I am feeling quite disconnected with stupid golf lately.
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