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You see it on T.V. where people play in the rain on the golf course. What a distraction? Does anyone here play in the rain? Or is that T.V. stuff?
 

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If nothing else, it will sharpen your concentration. Just don't try to putt or chip with a baseball hat on. :p
 

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Don't a lot of courses frown upon that anyway due to potential damage to the course?

Can't stop thinking about that scene from Caddyshack with the priest in the thunderstorm! :)

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Darren said:
try living in the uk, we play most days in the rain, it aint that bad.
Oy. Glad I don't live there. Where I am now we're actually rediculously short on rain. Several inches below annual average,and it's normally dry here anyways. They've got sprinklers going like crazy at the golf courses when they aren't in use
 

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I hate being in wet clothes. I would hate to be playing in the rain. I know many people do play in the rain and they seem to push aside the distraction and continue to focus on their game. I imagine the money in the end may have something to do with the focus though.
 

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Theres been a few times where I've played in the rain. I actually don't mind it that much. I find it quite relaxing. The sound of the rain on your clothing and golf cart, the smell, the moisture in the air. Now I'm not saying I would choose a rainy day over a sunny day, but I wouldn't mind golfing in the rain every once in awhile.
 

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At the golf course that I go to, they close down every time it rains, they do not allow it. I don't know why, it seems like it would be very fun.
 

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i golf in rain and a storm once, bad idea. try golfing in snow its hard to see your ball flight but its really cool every thing is really quite.
 

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i sometimes play in the rain but if it gets really heavy i call it a day
for example yesterday in england i was playing my home course(bredsal priory) and it was tipping it down, i played on for 9 holes then it got heavy rain and was unplesent as my grips were soacking and i was wet through but that is something i will have to get used to if i wanna be a golf coach
 

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Kinda funny story about onetime it started raining.I was playing with 2 buddies.We played 2 holes when it was just a really lite rain then it let loose.One of my buddies hit his second shot and stuck it about 4 feet from the hole on a par 5. Two of us took cover and he went up there to the green and he made the putt for his first Eagle.He was soaked.But he didn't mind..LOL we waited under the shelter for about twenty minutes but it never let up.We all ended up soaked after the mad rush to the clubhouse...

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wouldn't play in the rain if you paid me - too many stories out there about being hit by lightning and besides; I don't like to get soaked to the skin!
 

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I once played in a thunderstorm thinking I would be fine and could get through the last 3 holes.....until a tree on the 13th hole was struck by lighting and I had to change my shorts.

I now am the first one in the clubhouse at the first sign of rain.:)
 

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I'd play golf in the rain if I paid to play on an expensive course. If it's not that exciting I'd probably just leave. Plus the rain can ruin your bag and clubs if you don't have a power cart.
 

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stirls said:
I once played in a thunderstorm thinking I would be fine and could get through the last 3 holes.....until a tree on the 13th hole was struck by lighting and I had to change my shorts.

I now am the first one in the clubhouse at the first sign of rain.:)
Hehehe ... good one ... lucky you had an extra pair of shorts :)

I think a lot of courses close in the rain because you can damage the greens so easily, plus if there are any trees at all around, it's just too much of a liability issue for the golf course. If someone gets struck by lightning, which tends to like to hit trees most of all and metal clubs too, the course is afraid they'll get sued or even be criminally liable.

I hate playing in the rain anyway. Everything sloshes around and you can't keep a good grip. It would be kind of fun to just drive around the course in the golf cart but still wouldn't want to take the chance.
 
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