Golf in the Rain

Discussion in 'Sports' started by Dr. Bob, Oct 3, 2004.

  1. Dr. Bob

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    Just flipped past the Irish Open and the final round is a driving wind/rain pouring. Umbrellas ripped.

    But players are still out there.

    1. Isn't there a rule about this?

    2. Are any golf fanatics here that would share about YOUR playing in inclement weather?
     
  2. NaasPreacher (C4K)

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    Actually it was the American Express Golf World Championship. The Irish Open is in the spring. The European Open is held about 5 miles from here in July - and the Ryder Cup will be on that same course in 2006.

    If we waited for the rain to stop to play gold here you'd never get it played ;) . Those were a series of quick moving showers - in between the rain wasn't too bad.
     
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    Sorry. I don't follow golf and figured they only had one tournament in Ireland.

    You a linkster?
     
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    No ... such instances are left up to the tournament committee who can run the tournament anyway they desire.

    Not my favorite weather to play in, and now a days, I get to play enough where I don't worry about it. If it is raining, I don't go. (That's the nice thing about a membership.) I used to be a diehard ... playing in anything (except lightning). As they say, I shoot in the 70s ... If it get much warmer than that, I stay home.
     
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    During one especially bad winter in Texas panhandle, we played golf in the snow several times. We used orange golf balls.
     
  6. NaasPreacher (C4K)

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    I used to play, but had to give it up because I found I couldn't handle it and maintain my testimony, plus I couldn't afford it here.

    I do love to follow it. Went to the European championship once a couple of years ago. I want to go to the Ryder Cup when it here, but will need to know soemone to get tickets.

    I think the Amex World Golf Championship is a regular fixture here, the course is about anhour from here. The Irish Open is a minor event on the European tour and the big names usually skip it.
     
  7. Dr. Bob

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    I figured a minister always ends up on top at the last hole.

    I played par 3 and had fun, but after leaving the fulltime pastorate for the education field, I simply did not have time.

    College teaching was far more time consuming than pastoring. Seriously.
     
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    Usually they play in any weather unless there is dangerous electric activity in the atmosphere, more strict then seeing a lightning strike off in the distance. They have a fancy measuring tool that goes off automatically if it reaches a dangerous level it blows a horn, and play must stop immediately. Mark your ball get off the course! Disqualified if you play another shot.
     

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