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Post by GBOGEY » Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:09 pm

So one thing I've noticed lately is that all the greens around here seem to be rolling fast. Thought it was my imagination, but I spoke with a pro at a club the other day and he told me that Bermuda grass is at its fastest when its dormant. Quite the opposite of the NE where they let it grow and it slows down. Don't think I ever played a February round in NJ, so today was a beautiful day here. Except the super fast green led to 5 3 putts.

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Re: February Golf

Post by bkuehn1952 » Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:45 am

It is interesting that they don't oversees the greens. I am fairly certain I have not putted on dormant Bermuda. Right now I would love to putt, period.
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Re: February Golf

Post by bkuehn1952 » Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:55 am

C'mon DougE, share some of that FL experience. How many rounds so far? Playing today and then watch football?
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Re: February Golf

Post by DougE » Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:33 am

bkuehn1952 wrote:
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C'mon DougE, share some of that FL experience. How many rounds so far? Playing today and then watch football?
I wish I had more to offer, but this 90th birthday celebration for my mom and the logistics surrounding it have made playing golf difficult. I have only been to the range an hour before dark on Wednesday to re-learn how to swing. My wife flew in on Thursday from her business conference in Phoenix which required a pick-up in Tampa. I head back to Tampa around 1 to bring her back to the airport today. She has to be back in the office tomorrow. Then I have a Super Bowl party at my sis's at 4ish. So no golf today either. I've been non-stop with commitments since I arrived Tuesday afternoon. However, I brought a second set of Titleists with me for my nephew to use and have already made plans to play Tuesday with him. (The fact that he doesn't have his own clubs should give you an indication of his ability. Good luck with my old AP2 blades, Aaron!)

Part of my reason for coming down a second time in two months was to do a bunch of home repairs and projects for my mom's new house, in addition to planning and having her party. I have not done a repair or project yet. So, somewhere/somehow this week, I have to not only get in those repairs, but figure out how to get in a couple/few real rounds of golf. The one with my nephew will be less about me and more about him.

Sorry I have no good warm-weather golf experiences yet this trip. It is forecast to be sunny and high 70s-low 80s all week, so hopefully, I'll have something to report before I leave.

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Re: February Golf

Post by legitimatebeef » Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:40 am

Got an eye on playing (golf) today. So do many others. All the bargain tee times sold out. Also tonight going to turn in my 'man card' so to speak and skip the 'big game' and have a nice dinner out instead. If that makes me a flaming faggot then so be it. Although one could (easily) argue that going your own way and doing whatever the fuck you feel like doing in any given moment is actually more masculine than sitting on a couch to watch a fake sports contest. That's right motherfucker, NFL football in 2019 is only a couple notches above pro wrestling on the, you know, bullshit scale. You know it and I know it. So join me fellow men, and skip that whole gayass farce why not. Take your wife out or something. :fk
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Re: February Golf

Post by GBOGEY » Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:24 am

bkuehn1952 wrote:
Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:45 am
It is interesting that they don't oversees the greens. I am fairly certain I have not putted on dormant Bermuda. Right now I would love to putt, period.
Even the two really high end courses here don't seem to do that. My guess is that play is so low in December/January that the cost doesn't help the playing demand. Also, the temps would likely make the overseeded grass hard to grow. Depending on the type of Bermuda, some of the courses here actually paint the greens so that you can tell where they start from the fairway.

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Re: February Golf

Post by bkuehn1952 » Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:17 pm

GBOGEY wrote:
Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:24 am
bkuehn1952 wrote:
Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:45 am
It is interesting that they don't overseer the greens. I am fairly certain I have not putted on dormant Bermuda. Right now I would love to putt, period.
Even the two really high end courses here don't seem to do that. My guess is that play is so low in December/January that the cost doesn't help the playing demand. Also, the temps would likely make the overseeded grass hard to grow. Depending on the type of Bermuda, some of the courses here actually paint the greens so that you can tell where they start from the fairway.
Yes, I can see where an area that can actually get snow and freezing temps might skip the whole overseed process.

Meanwhile we are losing our snow cover but we have enough snow that nothing will be clear before the cold returns. Even if it did clear, the frozen turf doesn't allow any drainage so all we end up with is a slushy swamp. If there is going to be February golf in the frozen Mitten, it will be late in the month.
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Re: February Golf

Post by legitimatebeef » Sun Feb 03, 2019 2:24 pm

Jam packed. No surprise as it is blazing hot out here. Gonna loop around the front nine again and call it a round. Weak.
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Re: February Golf

Post by GBOGEY » Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:52 pm

I can't tell you how beautiful it was here today. Only thing no golf perfect was a strong gusting swirling wind. Played the same 9 twice - on a par 3 the first go around I clubbed up 1.5 clubs and hit the ball to the back fringe. 2nd time around I clubbed up 1 club and barely hit the front fringe. It was the wind, not me.

Also greens are winter bumpy. I decided anything within 3 feet is a gimme as the only way to make a putt is to ram it.

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Re: February Golf

Post by GBOGEY » Sun Feb 03, 2019 6:13 pm

The bumpy greens are a conundrum. Usually you associate fast greens with smooth greens. I sometimes think it is easier to make 5 footers on fast greens than slow greens as all you have to do is tap it. But fast bumpy greens - those are quite difficult. That is why it is still February golf instead of normal golf.

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Re: February Golf

Post by legitimatebeef » Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:40 pm

Pushing sixty degrees today and tomorrow. Hot enough to melt the permafrost. Wonder how many of these thaw & refreezes we'll get. This has to be murder on ski resorts.
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Re: February Golf

Post by legitimatebeef » Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:32 pm

Feels like 66 right now per Accuweather.
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Re: February Golf

Post by legitimatebeef » Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:05 pm

I guess everyone's nicely anesthetized and doesn't really notice or care about the freaky weather shit going on lately. I mean right now the freakin asphalt and sidewalks are literally melting and oozing moisture. Four days ago it was below zero. Earth is pissed off.
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Re: February Golf

Post by jasonfish11 » Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:09 pm

It's just Mother Earths time of the month beef. Wild mood swings is all that is going on. Like any good husband just nod and agree that shit is crazy.
Keep it short stupid.

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Re: February Golf

Post by srogers13 » Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:11 pm

legitimatebeef wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:05 pm
I mean right now the freakin asphalt and sidewalks are literally melting and oozing moisture. Four days ago it was below zero.
I don't seem to be having those issues.
I will stand in the fairway, I want to be out of your range.

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Re: February Golf

Post by legitimatebeef » Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:22 pm

jasonfish11 wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:09 pm
It's just Mother Earths time of the month beef. Wild mood swings is all that is going on. Like any good husband just nod and agree that shit is crazy.
This is not just time of the month. This is like menopause or something more serious. Metaphorically speaking. Obviously.
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Re: February Golf

Post by jasonfish11 » Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:33 pm

legitimatebeef wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:22 pm
jasonfish11 wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:09 pm
It's just Mother Earths time of the month beef. Wild mood swings is all that is going on. Like any good husband just nod and agree that shit is crazy.
This is not just time of the month. This is like menopause or something more serious. Metaphorically speaking. Obviously.
menopause?
Keep it short stupid.

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Re: February Golf

Post by bkuehn1952 » Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:25 pm

Less than a week ago we had 8 inches of snow and then "real feel" temperatures of -40 degrees (f). Today I wandered around our city's executive course. Only the flat seven are open so I went around almost three times for 19 holes. It was surprisingly nice.

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Of course, I was not the first one out there.

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Conditions in the fairway were variable
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And there was a bit of casual "water"
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Once on the green, one had to run the gauntlet. The course's proximity to the Huron River and Gallup Pond makes this the place to be for geese.
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A few times the ball would settle down in a little hole and I had to make sure I dug it out.
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In general, the course survived the polar vortex with flying colors.
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My swing, never a thing of beauty, was like a rusty gate with one broken hinge.
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Still, this can't help but give me a head start on all the other old-timers!! :yess
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Re: February Golf

Post by GBOGEY » Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:48 pm

bkuehn1952 wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:25 pm
Less than a week ago we had 8 inches of snow and then "real feel" temperatures of -40 degrees (f). Today I wandered around our city's executive course. Only the flat seven are open so I went around almost three times for 19 holes. It was surprisingly nice.
Hmmm - three times seven equals 21, not 19. Hmmm, I see almost three times. Like in "I almost shot below par. I almost had a hole in one"

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Re: February Golf

Post by bkuehn1952 » Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:57 pm

GBOGEY wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:48 pm
bkuehn1952 wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:25 pm
Less than a week ago we had 8 inches of snow and then "real feel" temperatures of -40 degrees (f). Today I wandered around our city's executive course. Only the flat seven are open so I went around almost three times for 19 holes. It was surprisingly nice.
Hmmm - three times seven equals 21, not 19. Hmmm, I see almost three times. Like in "I almost shot below par. I almost had a hole in one"
Yes, the 3rd time had me jumping to #3 to get around a plodding 3-some in the middle of #1. So I played 3-7. At that point I decided there was nothing especially important about 21 holes versus 19 so I skipped playing 1-2 a third time.
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Re: February Golf

Post by legitimatebeef » Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:16 am

That's what I'm talking about :fk Love whenever BK gets out for some deep wintergolf action. The gratitude and the joie de vivre really come through in these reports.

And goshdang it, your turf looks way better than ours. Look at that green. Never mind the poop, the surface is quite smooth. Ours look more like the surface of the moon.
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Re: February Golf

Post by bkuehn1952 » Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:12 pm

Yes, other than the goose tootsie rolls, the greens roll okay at all the winter courses. They are definitely slower but if one hits the ball hard enough, it generally goes where you hit it.
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Why is DougE Online and not On Course?

Post by bkuehn1952 » Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:48 pm

In Florida and it is February. You have played when your arm is about to fall off. You have played when it is 40 degrees with a cyclone blowing. The only excuse we will accept is there are thunderstorms overhead or your mother's 90th birthday is today.
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Re: February Golf

Post by DougE » Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:42 pm

I suck.

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Re: February Golf

Post by DougE » Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:51 pm

Going for a range session to figure it out. I hope.

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