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Packing the Rain Gear!

Discussion in 'Golf Equipment Talk' started by Louie_T07, Sep 2, 2020.

  1. Louie_T07

    Louie_T07 Well-Known Member

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    Having a look at this weekend’s forecast and my heart sank! My BIL was hoping to get out for a round while we are down visiting the grandparents, the weather looks anything but cooperative. With last visits washout, I’m packing rain gear this time. Just in case!!

    How and how often do you pack your rain gear along??
     
  2. limpalong

    limpalong Mental Ward Escapee Supporting Member

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    I seldom have any rain gear in the bag. Usually have a jacket in the truck. It helps when we have a cart with doors, windows, and a pull-down cover for the clubs. I've gotten pretty wet during some rounds. But... as long as the lightning isn't crashing in the general vicinity... it's a difficult job to play golf in adverse weather but someone has to do it!!! :>)
     
  3. TEA Time

    TEA Time Grumpy Gilmore Staff Member Admin

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    I live in the Pacific Northwest, so I'm always packin' rain gear. I'd be more worried about playing in sub-freezing temperatures... 25°??? No thanks! :p
     
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  4. azgreg

    azgreg "Don't count that." Supporting Member

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    Rain gear?
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  5. MCDavis

    MCDavis The Plaid Duffer Staff Member Moderator

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    What's that 5mm mean? This is 'murica, ain't gots no time for metrics!! :p That's less than 1/4" (actually, I know shit), shouldn't keep you from playing. When I played, there was a jacket and hat in the car at all times, umbrella on the bag. Gear was always available, but rarely used. If it's going to rain enough for me to put on more than a jacket, I can find something else to do.
     
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    TEA Time Grumpy Gilmore Staff Member Admin

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    Same here, unless it's a tournament. I've played through a few downpours in tournaments.
     
  7. Louie_T07

    Louie_T07 Well-Known Member

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    Tournaments are really the only reason I even have the rain gear. I’ve played through some pretty rough weather for tournaments or club play.

    Otherwise I’m totally with MCDavis, I can just as easily find something else to do. I’m of the same school of thought, I have a jacket in my bag, which will easily cover most weather conditions if needed. I just asked because last time we tried there was no rain forecasted and we almost gone blown off the course by a thunderstorm. 40% really shouldn’t happen and 5mm is close enough to a 1/4”. Shouldn’t hamper anything. It’s better to be prepared though no??
     
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    Fairwaysplitter3320 Recovering Equipment Ho...off the wagon again. Staff Member Admin

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    Rain jacket is all I ever have in my bag. Just in case. But if it’s gonna rain, I usually don’t play.
     
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    I don’t generally carry rain gear other than an umbrella. Got caught in a nasty storm back in the beginning of June.

    Ended up looking like this:

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  10. Louie_T07

    Louie_T07 Well-Known Member

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    And now the Bigfoot avi makes so much sense!! LOL have been watching the weather all week and it’s looking like we may see a sprinkle if any. I’m still packing my jacket though, just in case!!

    Last time I’m checking; 30% of 2-4mm aka sweet F all! This guy ain’t gonna melt!!
     
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    Struck by lightning? Looks like you buried the lead. lol
     
  12. MCDavis

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  13. limpalong

    limpalong Mental Ward Escapee Supporting Member

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    It always befuddles me how "delicate" the bodies of these young flat bellies must be. If they let us on the course... we play, no matter the temperature! We've always said the guys who wait out frost delays should have dibs on preferred tee times all year long. Wait! Our group DOES get the preferred tee time every day... seven days/week, :D
     
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    BigJim13 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    I’m a hairy Sob and my feet, no joke, same size as the molds that are the supposed tracks of Bigfoot!
     
  15. MCDavis

    MCDavis The Plaid Duffer Staff Member Moderator

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    You're just f'ing scary, you know that? :p
     
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    MCDavis The Plaid Duffer Staff Member Moderator

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    The young flat bellies' bodies haven't deteriorated to the point of feeling no pain yet. Give them another 90 years, they'll be like you.

    And I'm STILL never playing you for money!!!
     
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    limpalong Mental Ward Escapee Supporting Member

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    Wouldn't you take "feeling no pain" over "feeling pain"?? Of course, if something hurts I know I woke up this morning!!!

    "Playing for money"??? I won $1.00 this morning. I believe I lost a cumulative total of 75 cents the past week. This group and our quarters is lots of fun. My goodness! Do we ever whine and grip about having to hand 50 cents to one of the guys!!!! I think the most I've ever won... or lost... on a really good or really bad day is about $4.00. Those quarters we play for just put some added trash talk in the game... and afterwards.
     
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    In fact I do! I’m often told I look intimidating...and then people get to know me a little. I’m just an easy going, funny, scary looking dude.
     
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    MCDavis The Plaid Duffer Staff Member Moderator

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    Any day of the week, my friend. Ok, if we do play, I'll just give you $4 on the first tee to take the pressure off.
     
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    MCDavis The Plaid Duffer Staff Member Moderator

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    I already know you a little. I'd probably just look (way) up at you and say "First round's on you":D
     
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