I played in winter before I was a member anywhere. I think the advantage is that if I want to play I don't have to play 18 to feel I have got value out of my green fee and can play as many as I want depending on conditions.I think thats the main difference, I am not a golf club member. I think many members think they HAVE to play in winter to get their value from their membership.
Biggest problem here in Leeds is that many courses are built on clay subsurface so any heavy rain just leaves courses waterlogged for much of the winter.
Anyone play on any courses in Leeds that drain well? (no Alwoodley doesn't count!)
Same here, not the end of the world. Rather have good fairways come the new season that one's covered in divots
I try to avoid rain. And boggy courses. And high winds. And freezing temperatures. And water filled bunkers. And cored greens. And tee mats. And excessive worm casts. And loads of dead leaves. And cleaning muddy shoes.
Err... I think I might be a fair weather golfer.
I think not being able to play for most of last winter has clouded my view of winter golf? Just back from a quick 9 holes and the greenstaff have upped the cutting level on greens to 3.5mm and I felt like I had to whack anything over 20 feet to get it to the hole. Almost lost a couple of drives that were just off the fairway under the first drop of leaves.
Reading above those bloody mats will be back out in a few weeks and then Of course we aren’t far off temp tees and greens as well.
It’s grim but I’ll still be out ?