Golf Random Irritations

Bdill93

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Wow, guess I'm lucky then. Three ranges with 20-25 mins of me, two of them are TT and you just pay for balls.
There's plenty of ranges around, I think every club bar Worcestershire Golf and Country Club has one (but they do have very good practice facilities) - At this time of year none of them will be making much revenue though as the floodlit/ TT range is the only place you can go in an evening! Makes me wonder why others aren't following suit!
 

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There's plenty of ranges around, I think every club bar Worcestershire Golf and Country Club has one (but they do have very good practice facilities) - At this time of year none of them will be making much revenue though as the floodlit/ TT range is the only place you can go in an evening! Makes me wonder why others aren't following suit!
there are 5 ranges within a 20 min drive of me and they all have either TT or Trackman
 

Liverpoolphil

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The rain ?

Seems like someone doesn’t want people to play Saturday mornings , heavy rain again forecast for this Saturday

Greenstaff must be tearing their hair out with these constant downpours

Oh well won’t be long until it’s too hot
 
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The rain ?

Seems like someone doesn’t want people to play Saturday mornings , heavy rain again forecast for this Saturday

Greenstaff must be tearing their hair out with these constant downpours

Oh well won’t be long until it’s too hot
Ours has been closed since Sunday, Saturday's rain was horrendous, but we still went out as knowing it would close Sunday and seeing the forecast, we didn't know when it would open again.

Every time it looks as if it may dry a little down comes more rain, Incy Wincy spider must be less than pleased. Yesterday's unscheduled downpour was biblical. I was taking the grandchildren home from school, and they ventured out from under the golf brolly, then ran back under frightened and saying how it hurt them.

Today was supposed to be dry, guess what?
 

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The rain ?

Seems like someone doesn’t want people to play Saturday mornings , heavy rain again forecast for this Saturday

Greenstaff must be tearing their hair out with these constant downpours

Oh well won’t be long until it’s too hot
It’s getting boring now. Supposed to be playing Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Friday is already cancelled and I don’t hold out much hope for Saturday and Sunday either.
 

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Yeah, my course has been closed all week since Sunday, they've already said it's closed tomorrow. Seems doubtful that it will open on Saturday when more rain is forecast that morning. How is there any rain left??
 

pauljames87

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Yeah, my course has been closed all week since Sunday, they've already said it's closed tomorrow. Seems doubtful that it will open on Saturday when more rain is forecast that morning. How is there any rain left??
Ours has been open pretty much every day it's not biblical

Played Monday and weds, a couple bits of standing water but greens are lovely and tee boxes are cracking

Majority of fairway drained aswell

Most enjoyable for this time of year
 
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Course closed since Tuesday and email landed this morning outlining that it will remain closed until Monday ?. To be fair the amount of wet stuff falling from the sky has been pretty horrendous and the forecast this weekend doesn’t look any better. Next opportunity to play will be next Friday fingers crossed ??.
 

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Looks very unlikely the course will be open, and even if it is, absolute monsoons forecast all morning so sod that. Driving range it is I guess.
 

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Not sure if this should go in Irritations or Gladden the Heart :cool:

Course is shut today and with the rain forecast overnight it will probably be closed again tomorrow. This will mean our weekly roll up will be a top tracer competition instead. If it starts around 11:00 (usual start time) it should be done in time for the start of the Rotherham Utd v Blackburn match on Sky and the way we have been playing lately, I'm not convinced I can stand watching.
 

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Got so tired of the golf course being shut....arranged to join the indoor tennis group on Monday night next week. They have a "tester" night so I won't have to pay extra unless I want to play regularly. No idea if my body will hold up to leaping around.....it's been a while since I've tried:eek:. I've been out swinging a putter around like a tennis racket....trying to avoid getting toooooo sore.
 

pauljames87

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Got so tired of the golf course being shut....arranged to join the indoor tennis group on Monday night next week. They have a "tester" night so I won't have to pay extra unless I want to play regularly. No idea if my body will hold up to leaping around.....it's been a while since I've tried:eek:. I've been out swinging a putter around like a tennis racket....trying to avoid getting toooooo sore.
I think would be great if clubs could have built indoor Sims where you can play virtual rounds up to 4 players , book out a slot for couple hours. Gets some Buisness on the cold days and gets people socialising and playing
 

banjofred

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I think would be great if clubs could have built indoor Sims where you can play virtual rounds up to 4 players , book out a slot for couple hours. Gets some Buisness on the cold days and gets people socialising and playing
Well, if the predictions are true and the UK starts getting dryer/warmer summers and warmer/wetter winters.....this last month and a half could become the norm. I don't mind spending the money to get kitted out for tennis.....as long as my body can take it. Could play more tennis during the winters when the course is a mud bath.
 
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Well, if the predictions are true and the UK starts getting dryer/warmer summers and warmer/wetter winters.....this last month and a half could become the norm. I don't mind spending the money to get kitted out for tennis.....as long as my body can take it. Could play more tennis during the winters when the course is a mud bath.
I will have to clear more space in the garage and look to set up a more realist practise bay in there.
 

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Bought an umbrella off Amazon. It's more blue and less black than I hoped for - now it won't match the bag I had my eye on.
 

Dando

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My regular playing partners not wanting to play so i spent an hour on the range instead.

Fingers crossed they’ll be up for it tomorrow
 

Imurg

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The amount of marketing freebies given away to all forms of media when new products are released.
Just watched a short video where TM have not only sent a new Stealth driver but the box also includes a Bluetooth speaker and a rangefinder plus some balls.
To be fair to the recipient, they have said that most of the goodies are used as prizes or giveaways or donated to charities but the cost of those goodies gets added to the cost of the club in the long run...multiply that by the number of clubs they give away..it's going to add up to a tidy sum..
It's no wonder we're having to pay 500 quid for a driver.
 

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Thur 12th - Closed

Fri 13th - Open

Sat 14th - Closed - not that I was going out today in the rain, anyway.

Some -3 C nights coming up - so frozen greens likely.

I might hope for my second game of the year on Sat 21st.
 
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