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    Re: Winter - What does your course do?

    preferred lies from 1st October....but that's it.

    Full course, no trolley bans. No rule for plugged lies.

    Only temps when specific conditions apply
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    Re: Winter - What does your course do?

    From 1st Nov, winter wheels on trolleys only, no buggies, or carry your bag.
    Course reduced to 16 holes for weekend comps, not sure about playing through the week.
    Preferred lies
    teeing up on fairways
    Winter tees and greens
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    Re: Winter - What does your course do?

    Quote Originally Posted by MendieGK View Post
    there is no way, putting the ball in the first cut of rough on both sides of a hole would leave you with no shot to the green. no chance whatsoever.

    even if it was a 90 degree dogleg, you'd move it to the furthest side of the fairway.
    par 5 at our course, two huge trees either side of the fairway 100 yards from green. If you are within 40 yards of the trees just off the fairway you donít have the angle to go for the green and you canít go over them and carry the 100 yards.
    As you say 90 degree dogleg (we have 2). As you say one side you canít cut any of the corner. On one the far side you have just made your uphill shot 220 yards instead of 175, and now on a downhill lie. Elsewhere overhanging trees (we have lots) will stop you.

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    Re: Winter - What does your course do?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ross61 View Post
    par 5 at our course, two huge trees either side of the fairway 100 yards from green. If you are within 40 yards of the trees just off the fairway you donít have the angle to go for the green and you canít go over them and carry the 100 yards.
    As you say 90 degree dogleg (we have 2). As you say one side you canít cut any of the corner. On one the far side you have just made your uphill shot 220 yards instead of 175, and now on a downhill lie. Elsewhere overhanging trees (we have lots) will stop you.
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    Re: Winter - What does your course do?

    Even though i play on a links course, its pretty northerly and grass tends to stop growing about Cct/Nov, until march. We are on Full course until end of November then we are on a shortened course with one of the short par 4's becoming a par 3 and the 7th a 495 yard par 5 into the wind becomes a par 4???? for some reason.

    We then play from mats on the fairway or you can drop in the rough. We used to have drop to the side but with the milder winters we have been getting, with more people playing over winter, the first cut and edge of the fairways was getting destroyed.

    Mats is not the end of the world TBH, only downside is when you come to spring again and back on grass, it takes a few games to get used to it again

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    Re: Winter - What does your course do?

    Quote Originally Posted by MendieGK View Post
    Whatís your course?
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    Re: Winter - What does your course do?

    The course I play, totally closes. Last weekend coming up here.

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    Re: Winter - What does your course do?

    Quote Originally Posted by MendieGK View Post
    dont see why thats a ridiculous thing to do? fairway mats are awful, might as well just go to the range.
    at least by placing the ball in the rough/first cut you get to play off grass, get the good lie you deserve (for hitting the fairway) whilst preserving the fairways for the summer.
    I don't disagree that fairway mats are awful. I wouldn't be keen to join any club that had either, but I'd certainly prefer them to being forced to not play off the fairway if I'd hit a nice sweet drive/shot.

    I've played plenty of courses that have no such rule in place over the winter and their fairways are absolutely fine spring/summer/autumn

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    Re: Winter - What does your course do?

    Full course, normal tees, normal greens, normal comps.

    No such thing as winter at my course

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    Re: Winter - What does your course do?

    Chesfield Downs is playable all year round. Winter we'll play off the yellows and mats on the par 3's. Pick, clean and place on the fairways. Very rarely on temps.

    Knebworth really suffers in the winter. About 4 greens get water logged at the first sign of rain, sometimes they end up closing the holes as the temps get bad as well. When they are open they're so bobbly it's impossible to putt. Pick, clean and place on the fairways. Temps get used quite a bit and they're really bad so often don't even bother trying to putt out. Most of the time if it's raining then i won't even bother playing.
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