Already missing winter

jammydodger

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No No No , not in the slightest , I hate winter greens and 8 layers of clothing , mud gets halfway up your trousers and splats your face on most shots.

Sorry but I need warmth on my back...oh yes
 

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I don't think Fergus really does miss winter golf. I'm sure he's only using it as a vehicle to get get his message about golf club snobbery across.
I, for one won't miss the winter greens, teporary tees, playing the course arse for elbow and mats from the fairways one iota.
Bring on the summer.
Teeing off at 6pm, short sleeves, sitting out the front of the clubhouse with a cold pint, slabbering on the factor 15,.
OK, maybe not the last one.
It is the north east coast after all, but you know what I mean.
 

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Quite simply, I think Fergus needs his head testing. :D

Unless its reasonably good winter day, I just dont play, and the thought of a regular 4 ball at 8am on frozen fairways is to me, just a waste of time.

As for Mats on fairways, or booking a Tee Time.......you're talking a language I dont understand, never had to do either at my club and its a fabulous course.

Summer evening Golf with abeer afterwards is one of life's greatest pleasures for me, and somehing I have been looking forward to since........errr.....last summer .
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Apart from playing off winter tees, and the odd rather muddy fairway, I don't mind winter golf. We're lucky enough not to have to put up with winter greens. It's also given me a chance to improve my game. No such thing as bad weather, just the wrong choice of clothing.

However, can't beat summer golf; as long as it's not too hot, and by that I mean 20 degrees C!
 

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Yes sammmebee I asked why they do this they said because people would be too low otherwise.

Do they have windmills and things where you play...it's not that place on southport beach is it......

Too low? a) they can't do under the rules and b) it makes no sense as it's the same course for everyone so what difference does it make? As in a previous post, what is the length, par and SSS of Bootle?
 

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Sounds more like winter society rules to me. When you are placed, you get cut to give others a chance. Definately not a recognised h'cap though.
 

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This winter I've been lucky enough to play Archerfield in East Lothian most weekends, it's a really terrific course and in just as good a condition in winter as it is in the summer.On the other hand, my club is what most would expect during the winter months, temp greens,mats of tees/fairways and mud.
Summer gowf all the way for me, it's so much more enjoyable.
 

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I will most definitely not wish this winter back; a closed course, temporary tees and temporary green, the cups full of freezing cold muddy water, chiseling mud off clothes, clubs, bag and trolley. Hopeful of getting a round one day a week - if the weather allows.

In their place, soon to be realised, the evening round in warm sun two or three times a week, feet up with a pint watching the birds on the lake. There is a price to be paid for this; the summer visitor - the society clogging the course of a Friday afternoon.
 

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I do not agree.
When I was strolling down the 18th at Mount Juliet last summer, level par and the sun going down behind the clubhouse at 9 at night in a short sleeved shirt and my gf caddying, I couldn't help thinking.....cant wait till the winter
 
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