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Re: February Golf

Post by legitimatebeef » Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:30 pm

Wow Doug 27 rounds, I am proud of you. You represent us well. I needed a break too by the way. I declined to play this week on account of the wetness, which got a lot worse this week. I haven't enjoyed firm and fast conditions this whole season. Even the rough is still thick in spots. The times are definitely changing.
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Re: February Golf

Post by DougE » Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:14 pm

It's freakin' cold and windy today. A reminder that it IS actually mid-winter, despite how much golf I have been able to play. But, thankfully, back to the high 40s and 50s in a couple days, expected. I read today last month/January (when I got in 18 rounds of golf) was the warmest on record, globally speaking, according to NOAA....and that the six warmest years on record since they've been tracked officially, have been over the last 8-10 years. Antarctica experienced it warmest temperature of all time a week or so ago. 65* What is happening? Global warming? According to some (I won't name names), that's a hoax. Fake news.

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Re: February Golf

Post by legitimatebeef » Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:44 pm

Today and tomorrow is the anomaly though. After that it's back to "normal". Doug this will be your golfiest February ever right? Get your rest while you can, not going to be many more bad weather days this season I predict.
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Re: February Golf

Post by bkuehn1952 » Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:19 pm

DougE wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:05 pm
...I need a break...FWIW, today was my 27th round of 2020.
:fu

I haven't swung a club in 30 days. Still at 3 rounds for 2020. But at the end of the month I travel to Orlando (Reunion Golf Club) for 12 rounds of golf in 6 days. I may need to be medivac'd back to the Frozen Mitten. Or buy three plane seats so they can lay me down.
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Re: February Golf

Post by DougE » Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:06 pm

bkuehn1952 wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:19 pm
...I travel to Orlando (Reunion Golf Club) for 12 rounds of golf in 6 days.
I'm not sure my body would hold up for 36 holes, 6 days in a row anymore. My mind could, but my shoulders and back? NOT!
More power to you, BK!

Are you playing only Reunion for all rounds or some of the other many great tracks in the area too? Falcon's Fire, Celebration, Champion's Gate, Shingle Creek or any of the Disney courses?

I hope you will give us a full accounting when you get back, both of the golf and the golf injuries ;) .

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Re: February Golf

Post by Duke of Hazards » Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:17 pm

I love golf, but that's a pretty intense amount right there.
Bluto did it

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Re: February Golf

Post by srogers13 » Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:07 pm

DougE wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:06 pm
Are you playing only Reunion for all rounds or some of the other many great tracks in the area too? Falcon's Fire, Celebration, Champion's Gate, Shingle Creek or any of the Disney courses?
You left out the sleeper a little bit out of Orlando, in Haines City, Southern Dunes.
I will stand in the fairway, I want to be out of your range.

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Re: February Golf

Post by bkuehn1952 » Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:23 pm

I am #8 of the group so I do what they tell me to do. I think it is just Reunion but I could be wrong. At least we are riding (I think). Could be the first time I pray for a rainy Thursday. ;)
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Re: February Golf

Post by DougE » Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:26 pm

srogers13 wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:07 pm
DougE wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:06 pm
Are you playing only Reunion for all rounds or some of the other many great tracks in the area too? Falcon's Fire, Celebration, Champion's Gate, Shingle Creek or any of the Disney courses?
You left out the sleeper a little bit out of Orlando, in Haines City, Southern Dunes.
Southern Dunes is a great one. Played it once about 9 or 10 years ago. Other than the cart paths running through the condos and town homes, it was a great track. To this day I still remember one terrible drive I made there and another wedge chunk. Probably made some real good shots that round too, but of course, it's the bad ones that still stick in my mind.

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Re: February Golf

Post by srogers13 » Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:10 pm

bkuehn1952 wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:23 pm
I am #8 of the group so I do what they tell me to do. I think it is just Reunion but I could be wrong. At least we are riding (I think). Could be the first time I pray for a rainy Thursday. ;)
All rounds will be with carts, Orlando courses greatly discourage walking with all the tourists.
I will stand in the fairway, I want to be out of your range.

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Re: February Golf

Post by sjduffers » Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:27 pm

bkuehn1952 wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:19 pm
...I travel to Orlando (Reunion Golf Club) for 12 rounds of golf in 6 days...
Wow! Better make sure that you've got a full bottle of Advil! And you might need some massages after golf... :thrust

That's a lot of play for our advanced ages! :fk :yess
I'm gonna go low this time...

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Re: February Golf

Post by legitimatebeef » Mon Feb 17, 2020 7:27 pm

It feels like late April out there. I don't like it obviously. My season is shrinking. Now I know how the polar bears feel.
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Re: February Golf

Post by DougE » Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:08 am

This has been the best winter weather ever for my golf game here in the Mid-Atlantic/Northeast region of the country. After a January in which I was able to play 18 rounds, I just reached 18 more rounds in February yesterday. That's 36 rounds so far in 2020!

Last night we had thunderstorms roll through and a cold front come in. It's in the 30s now with 20-30 mph winds forecast today. Cold thru Saturday. No problem, I could use a break from the course. I'll be happy if I don't play for the rest of the month (which ends Saturday). My only worry is that I have been in such a groove with my game lately, taking three days off might hurt it. Hmmmm, it's supposed to get above 40* tomorrow. I may end up with 19 rounds in Feb.

Next week's forecast is for high 50s-mid 60s. So, March is looking positive too. What a winter!

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Re: February Golf

Post by CeeBee » Thu Feb 27, 2020 12:58 pm

Where are you posting these rounds? Not on skygolf.
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Re: February Golf

Post by DougE » Thu Feb 27, 2020 2:04 pm

CeeBee wrote:
Thu Feb 27, 2020 12:58 pm
Where are you posting these rounds? Not on skygolf.
Not posting most out-of-season rounds, since so many are played solo for practice purposes with multiple balls. But, I'm out there almost every day playing. When I actually play a round that counts, with someone, and only one ball, I will typically post it either on SkyGolf or Grint, strictly for stat tracking purposes. Yesterday, I played solo, but tracked the round because I wanted to try all the things I've been working on lately, in an actual round, which would add some pressure to score. Shot a really good 75 from the blue tees playing 6500 yards in some not-so-inviting conditions: Cold, damp and raw. I was happy with my progress.

Now that we are into the new World Handicap System, once the season begins, I will likely post official rounds on the MSGA site, so it can do all the calculations that I can't, such as adjust for weather or extenuating conditions and whatnot.

I'm bored with both the Grint and SkyGolf 360. Not enough stat tracking capabilites on the free SG version, and no convenient option to write long-winded summaries on the Grint, which I like to do. So for now, I am keeping my own personal records and notes in a golf diary, where I can write to my heart's content. If I decide to re-up my membership to SG360 once the official posting season starts, I will likely start posting every round back there IF the MSGA site has limited stat tracking capabilities. We'll see.

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Re: February Golf

Post by CeeBee » Thu Feb 27, 2020 2:26 pm

Got it Doug. As for the weather, I can’t remember a winter this mild.
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Re: February Golf

Post by GBOGEY » Sat Feb 29, 2020 4:09 pm

Courses have sort of dried up now - back to normal wetness for this time of year. Of course, 2 inches of rain is coming Monday / Tuesday and there's been severe flooding south of here. My lackluster play has continued through the end of February. Was thrilled to have an average front 9, +3, as that was so much better than recent play. Only to bogey, bogey, bogey the easiest 3 hole stretch of the course. In my defense two were 3 putt bogeys and the greens were much faster on the back than the front - I think the sun dried them out quite a bit. Ended up with a mediocre round, which was better than the last couple of times out.

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Re: February Golf

Post by legitimatebeef » Sat Feb 29, 2020 7:39 pm

We made it through February without even one threat of snow. A few days were too cold and windy; overall winter golf came too easy this year. So much so, I rarely got to play on an empty course. Maybe twice. The whole winter golf scene got more crowded. But even on the really cold days. I have to hand it to all the knuckleheads I saw this season at 40°F and below. I don't like it but at least have to respect it.
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Re: February Golf

Post by legitimatebeef » Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:06 pm

The dream is over. My winter golf dream is over. :fuckall I got a handful of nice rounds in at least. Playing on a desolated course is the best, Jerry.

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Re: February Golf

Post by bkuehn1952 » Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:36 am

No February golf for me. The streak is over at 59 months. Yes, I played in February but FL doesn't count for the streak.
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Re: February Golf

Post by CeeBee » Fri Mar 06, 2020 7:45 am

Sure it does.
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Re: February Golf

Post by DougE » Fri Mar 06, 2020 9:22 am

CeeBee wrote:
Fri Mar 06, 2020 7:45 am
Sure it does.
Agreed.

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Re: February Golf

Post by legitimatebeef » Fri Mar 06, 2020 1:27 pm

Not in my book it doesn't. Fudging numbers or criteria to keep a meaningless streak alive might be ok for people like golfblogger.com. Not BK though.
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Re: February Golf

Post by CeeBee » Fri Mar 06, 2020 3:59 pm

32 rounds so far this tear.
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Re: February Golf

Post by DougE » Fri Mar 06, 2020 5:59 pm

CeeBee wrote:
Fri Mar 06, 2020 3:59 pm
32 rounds so far this tear.
Good job. :clapping
I'm gonna have to work to stay ahead of you, now that you're retired (and I'm not). Good competition. ;)

41 rounds here, so far! :ohyeah

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