For the Love of the Game – Winter Golf

Do you love to play golf?   If you do, then weather, hot or cold, won’t hold you back.
winter golf

Yesterday, my club, Loch Nairn, had their annual Christmas Frost Bowl.  There were about 80 golfers play in this event and a good time was had by all.

Our local pro, Chris Conklin (dressed up as Santa).  put together a really fun event.  Here are some highlights of the event which made it a really  fun event:

1.  It  was a 18 hole scramble event
2.  50 & older hit from the red tees (senior tees),  younger than 50 hit from the yellow tees
3.  Each player received a mulligan on each nine
4.  Each player received a free toss on each nine
5.  Closest to the hole on 2nd shot on several holes
6.  Closest to 150 marker on tough par 4.
7.  Closest to the hole on 3rd shot (par 5)
8.  Club toss on one par 4 hole
9.  No handicaps considered
10. Scores were tallied,  Net, (one score)
11.  Winners, were top 2 finishers and team hole events
12. Nice luncheon was had at the finish of event.

Chris  used a lot of imagination to make the Frost Bowl a fun event for all of us who braved the cold.

Our team consisted of 3 players.   My partners, Bob C and Steve H played really well.   We had no bogeys and ended up 9 below par for a net 61.

The winners ended up 16 below, for a net of 54.  Wow, well done!

How about you?  Make a comment about your winter golf experiences!

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Winter Golf Sucks

This past weekend I braved the cold and met my Saturday buds for 18 holes.

Six of us were stupid enough to show up.  We teamed up 3v3 and our pro let us all play together.  Hell, no one else was on the course but us dummies.

Not only  did we freeze our buns off, but adding insult to poor play, it took us 5 hours.  When we finished, everyone was tired, cold and beat up.

Playing winter golf when it’s 40 + is tolerable, but anything below that begins to sting.  The longer and colder it gets, the worse your game becomes.

My advice to myself is:
1.  Never play 3 v 3 in same group.
2.  Never play 18 when its less than 40.
3.  Never beat yourself up, have fun!
4.  Make sure the 19th  hole is warm and loaded with libation.

Have fun!  Go Retired Golfers…………..