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2018-2019 Winter Support Group

Post by legitimatebeef » Fri Dec 21, 2018 11:13 am

I should copyright this shit, for I am the progenitor of the whole goddamn winter golf support group therapy movement. Someday, probably many years from now, I will get my due from the golf-psychology-wellness community, for recognizing a pervasive and widespread problem.

Anyways, it is actually with a small measure of optimism that I open this topic. For today, believe it or not, is the winter solstice. That's right friends, we have made it, in a sense. These last few weeks, with their ever-shortening days, have surely taken a toll on our beleaguered, aging spirits. The darkest hour is the one right before dawn, and now that hour is over. Though it is but a tiny flicker at the moment, Hope has arrived. We can now literally look forward to a literal brighter tomorrow, literally. :bawl

Here in the tri-state we are ringing in the solstice with a bunch of torrential, tropical-warm rain. The golfability forecast looks very good for the foreseeable, but in the spirit of this thread I can still complain about the turf conditions, which were already sloppy before today's drenching. There are spots on the golf course that are so wet you actually fear to tread on them. Talking about grass-covered turf, that undulates when you walk on it. I am still committed to trying to break 80 for the first time in 2018, but I don't know if there is a sub-80 score even out there for the taking. :nope
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Post by bkuehn1952 » Fri Dec 21, 2018 5:43 pm

I will admit to a bad attitude because I "punched my December ticket" a few weeks ago. Yes, I could have gone out today. Or taken advantage of a few mild days when I had a cold, the heck with good health. I am saving myself for a rare January day when the snow is gone and the temps approach 40 degrees.

Meanwhile, let's "Solstice Away" and enjoy the lengthening days. I think I will go out and kill a lamb this evening(figuratively) and feast. And give thanks that we heathen brothers remain strong to our faith, golf.
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Post by bkuehn1952 » Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:03 am

What a nice winter so far. I have played more golf since the solstice than any recent year. I have not even had to consider the course of last resort, Huron Hills, and their infamous "flat seven." We have had a total snowfall since 11/1 of about an inch and a half. Yes, right now it is 20 (f) with flurries but there is nothing on the 10 day forecast to concern me. :ohyeah
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Post by DougE » Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:35 am

Feels about 15* here today. Wind gusting over 30. We did have a 9 inch snowfall in November. That's more than you had in MI, I think. But, I have 5 rounds in already in 2019. Unfortunately, not looking good for awhile. Continued cold into next week and now snow forecast for the weekend here. As I said in another thread, shoulder and elbow will be happy for that period. I will not.

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Post by legitimatebeef » Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:00 pm

We have reached the perilous phase of winter. I was just about to remark that this support group has been very poorly attended this year. We've had a good winter, all across the USA. Seasonal disorder hasn't been flaring up too bad either, for me at least. But yea, we are now entering the unknown. The weather is not prohibitive other than the cold. Right now, it's too cold. But if this keeps up for another couple weeks, I am willing to get out there and test it. I will play golf in a goose down parka and ski gloves if I have to.
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Re: 2018-2019 Winter Support Group

Post by bkuehn1952 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:43 am

legitimatebeef wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:00 pm
...We have reached the perilous phase of winter...
Yes. We are in the deep freeze for a couple days. If this trend continues, the Mitten becomes a rock hard ice ball and any snow stays around until April. While I remain hopeful, things do not look good.
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Post by DougE » Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:15 am

1-3" turned into 4-6" of snow. It's a freakin' winter wonderland out there. Son of a bitch. Yeah, yeah, I know, it's good for resting my shoulder and elbow, except now I have to go outside and shovel it all with that shoulder and elbow. :fk

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Post by legitimatebeef » Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:50 pm

Sorry Doug that's a tough break. We didn't get any. As a result I got an eye on Tuesday, about 40 degrees. Sorry. I'll think of you while I'm out there.
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Post by DougE » Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:06 am

Thought it was ending yesterday morning, but it kept coming. Ended up with about 8 inches of snow. Though it never accumulated at a fast pace, it just kept snowing. From Saturday afternoon until late last night. About 30 hours, non-stop. It was a long, slow period of psychological pain and suffering for me.

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Re: 2018-2019 Winter Support Group

Post by srogers13 » Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:14 am

You don't own any red or orange golf balls with embedded RFID tracking chips?
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Post by jasonfish11 » Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:15 am

DougE wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:06 am
Thought it was ending yesterday morning, but it kept coming. Ended up with about 8 inches of snow. Though it never accumulated at a fast pace, it just kept snowing. From Saturday afternoon until late last night. About 30 hours, non-stop. It was a long, slow period of psychological pain and suffering for me.
Our forecast is for it to stay cold through Friday then warm up on Saturday and drop rapidly on Sunday ending in snow here. If that holds true I can only imagine what your long term forecast is calling. :puke
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Post by jasonfish11 » Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:16 am

srogers13 wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:14 am
You don't own any red or orange golf balls with embedded RFID tracking chips?
EPIRB golf balls?
Keep it short stupid.

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Post by DougE » Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:13 am

Not yet, but you can be sure when Titleist puts those chips into their AVXs, I will surely have some. Not sure about red or orange though.

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Re: 2018-2019 Winter Support Group

Post by bkuehn1952 » Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:19 pm

This afternoon we are predicted to reach the highest temperature for the next 10 days ... 34 degrees (f). Despite the cool temperatures, we do not have a single bit of snow on the ground. If one can get a tee into the grass, a 350 yard drive should be fairly routine. Just make sure it is going in the right direction! And for God's sake, don't hit the green on the fly!!!

I got my 3 rounds in for January so right now I am not too anxious. As the days click by with no change in the weather, I suspect I will begin to experience some agitation.
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