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Watching golf is torture this time of the year

Sat Jan 09, 2016 10:35 pm

Posted by Halebopp


I thought this winter would pass quite easily but now I've been watching the Sony Open and the itch to get back out there is coming back fast and hard.

The temperatures have been around -25C this past week but it should warm up to -20 next week. Still a bit off from what it looks like in Maui though.

Less than 90 days to go to the Masters and probable season start over here, that isn't bad, or is it?
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Re: Watching golf is torture this time of the year

Sun Jan 10, 2016 12:32 am

Posted by Bonobobananas


Halebopp wrote:

it should warm up to -20 next week.



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Re: Watching golf is torture this time of the year

Sun Jan 10, 2016 8:00 am

Posted by MPB


I'll raise you 50 degrees Halebopp. For me this is absolutely the best time of year before the real heat kicks in!!! A gorgeous 25 degrees and blue skies :)

And I just shafted my new TP 18's...........(thanks again Stewart. They are better than I ever hoped them to be and so easy. Dare I say it but even better than my MP33's! Just fantastic!)
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Re: Watching golf is torture this time of the year

Sun Jan 10, 2016 10:08 am

Posted by Stewart 57


MPB wrote:

I'll raise you 50 degrees Halebopp. For me this is absolutely the best time of year before the real heat kicks in!!! A gorgeous 25 degrees and blue skies :)

And I just shafted my new TP 18's...........(thanks again Stewart. They are better than I ever hoped them to be and so easy. Dare I say it but even better than my MP33's! Just fantastic!)


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Re: Watching golf is torture this time of the year

Sun Jan 10, 2016 3:53 pm

Posted by DennisMiller


I can send you a magazine with houses for sale in the Miami area of you would like...
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Re: Watching golf is torture this time of the year

Sun Jan 10, 2016 6:54 pm

Posted by Halebopp


Thanks for the offer Dennis, I'll look into it. :)

It's not all bad though, the forecast is improving, it's probably only -15C next week and we're getting full 6 hours of daylight now.

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I just found out Google had taken new satellite photos of my home course. The previous ones were horrible so I went to update the GPS distance-measuring points (which I had originally pinned) for the mScorecard application. No wonder the distances were slightly off and giving visitors using it a bit of a headache with these kinds of front, middle and back of the green points. :D BTW. The Google Earth is great for taking a closer look at different golf courses if you're watching tour events or are about to visit a course.

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Re: Watching golf is torture this time of the year

Sun Jan 10, 2016 9:06 pm

Posted by DennisMiller


Palmetto, the county golf course where I work, was closed for about 4 months a couple years ago. The way I heard the story was, they started using some new fertilizer and after it was spread, they set the sprinklers to come on at certain times during the night. Unfortunately, after they set the timer, someone didn't notice the main switch wasn't turned on, so they went about 4 nights without watering. The fertilizer burned the fairways beyond redemption.

If you go to Google Earth and look at the golf course, the satellite picture still shows the burned out golf course.

Needless to say, everyone there wishes like crazy that the satellite would fly over and replace the picture to show how beautiful the course is now.
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Re: Watching golf is torture this time of the year

Sun Jan 10, 2016 10:22 pm

Posted by Halebopp


Ouch. There must've been plenty of pleased people after the incident. I do have to say that the course does look better than what we start our seasons with:

https://www.fonecta.fi/kartat?lon=22.99 ... z=17&l=SAT

The best part is those photos were taken three years ago (or four) when the course to the west of the road had huge problems with the greens. The worst ones started to resemble playable greens in early July. I don't know what went wrong back then but ever since that course has had some of the best greens around (outside of the elite courses in the country). As you can see the fairways are in much better shape than on the course east of the road.

It was a real shame as it's one of the most difficult courses in the country but its great condition, the scenery and peace and quiet compensate for the difficulty. Take away the great greens and you're left with very little to enjoy.

The same course was just ranked the 12th best course in the country (out of 144) by Golf Digest even though they write in the review that for some golfers it's simply too difficult to enjoy.
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Re: Watching golf is torture this time of the year

Sat Jan 23, 2016 10:22 pm

Posted by Halebopp


Man, I happened to Google the La Quinta Country Club, one of the courses they are playing this weekend and checked the satellite photos of the area. Amazing! Course after course after course... My home town (and municipiality for that matter) has only one 18-hole course and one with a 9-hole course and a 6-hole par 3 course. Now the city is planning to build apartment buildings on parts of the full course. It does look like they'll get new land to build holes to replace those that'll be lost though. That mght very well end up as a good thing as the course is old and short by today's standards.

I thought there were plenty of courses on Gold Coast (Australia) when I lived there but La Quinta seems to top them all.

BTW. It looks like the freezing temperatures are finally over as it's up to -3C after the 2-3 weeks of -18...-25 temperatures. Jogging to the gym was slightly more pleasant today as it's easier to breathe. :D
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Re: Watching golf is torture this time of the year

Mon Feb 01, 2016 9:45 am

Posted by Halebopp


The sun is shining, the birds are singing and if we're lucky the outdoor ranges will open next month!

Have a good day everyone! :)
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