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I'm crazy... so are 5 other golfers

Loop

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Aug 27, 2004
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Every weekend, our group plays early in the morning, at around 7 AM.
Friday, looking at the weather forecast, it says it was going to rain.
As far as I can remember, trusting the forecast is the same as playing casino, so I didn't heed the warnings.
So saturday morning, it was raining. Just some light rain, but that was okay.
Me and my brother took some pullover and rain gear, took everything to stay warm. We head to the golf course... And there were only 6 of us of the group. The others bailed out for some unknown reason...
So merrily we play golf, equipped with rainsuit, umbrella and of course water resistant shoes. I wore also winter gloves, as I had the vague feeling it would be cold.
As we played on, it was raining more and more, pouring spaghettis all over the place. The wind picked up, so much that the umbrella broke as I was fighting against the wind.
So here I was without any umbrella, getting wet. My gloves were getting very soaked, but I had to wear them as it was freezing all over the place. My fingers were getting numb.
Imagine swinging a club with snow gloves, it's really fun!
Not only that, the grip was very slippery, and countless times, the club almost flew out of my hands. I started making pulls and hooks, things I never do.

After 11 holes, I told my brother I wanted to quit. He said "You're not here to play, but to survive".
Right, and now to think it was getting more and more like a Navy Seals training.
At the end of 18th, I happily flew (literally) off the green. As I looked around, there wasn't anyone but 6 of us who played today. The starter said we were brave men. One of the rare positive thing of the day.

I stormed into the car, taking my gloves off. My fingers were pink violet. Woohoo.... And it took about an hour for my hands to get back warmed to normal...

Anyways, kudos for all who read through this long story. All of this to say never again shall I play when it's raining cold....
 

AMcNeel

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Feb 23, 2005
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Yeah...i was pondering the thought of going out to play some golf today, my only day off until thursday. . .but it freaking snowed today. . .let me say that again for everyone who missed it....it snowed. . .because of canada. . .i now hate canada more...but will probably still purchase that scotty cameron maple leaf headcover, damn canada and its snow, and sleet, and cold weather
 

obagain

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Mar 29, 2005
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I am near cleveland ohio doing a golf demo day. With a heavy blowing snow we fitted 30 people outside in the snow.

We had people waiting in line to hit clubs yesterday in a snow/rain mix.
 

DaveE

The golfer fka ST Champ
Aug 31, 2004
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Way to hang in there Loop.

It was unseasonably cold here today too. It barely hit 70F. :p
 

Bravo

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Loop:

When our traveling group hits the road, nothing short of lightning will keep us off the course...we have played in rain and lots of fog.

Its a character-builder...
 
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Loop

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But Bravo, have you played in the cold and heavy rain? The rain isn't too bad. Numb fingers can really ruin your pleasure.
 

Bravo

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Yes in the early Spring and Winter we play in chilly weather. The Sunday group are self-proclaimed 'year round golfers' and we'll get out there if it is at least 45F...and a little drizzle won't keep us in.
 
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Loop

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Ugh... you guys are the Delta Force golfers...
 

Rosmo

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On Friday I played 18 holes and it was 31 degrees with 30mph wind, no rain though...that flippin sucked, but my friend who was in town for the weekend let my try out his G2 woods and I couldn't turn it down.
 

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