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Old 04-15-2011, 03:49 PM
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I searched for some playing in the rain help here and couldn't really find any. Well, there was this one thread that somehow turned into a rain music video thread, thank you very much AP and Jukey!

But seriously, anyone have some helpful tips? I am playing this weekend in weather that looks like this:


I didn't want to bring my stroller but I think it may make my life easier. I also don't want to feel wrapped up like a sausage but that might be inevitable. The temps don't look too bad, but the 20+ mph winds will be another unfortunate element to deal with. DiscJunkie told me Castle Hayne, the course I'm playing, is not especially susceptible to the effects of wind, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed but throwing a bunch of extra discs in the back.

Any plastic or other equipment/apparel advice?
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Old 04-15-2011, 03:52 PM
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BIRDIE BAG FTW!!!!

also, i personally find DX and pro plastic to be more consistent grip wise in wet conditions. besides that just dress to stay warm.
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Old 04-15-2011, 04:00 PM
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1. Keep your index finger dry.

2. Use a towel to step on with your plant foot during drives and fairway shots that require a run up. You'd be surprised how much traction a towel will provide.

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Old 04-15-2011, 04:00 PM
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For heavy rain, I like to carry a zip lock bag full of dry disposable rags and another zip lock for the trash. Everything seems to get wet during big downpours so it's nice to have something dry when you need it.

I think the best tip is to just keep your head during any adverse conditions. Remember, your competition is dealing with the same thing so you don't have to play awesome, just better than them.
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Old 04-15-2011, 04:11 PM
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Merged all rain threads I found.
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Old 04-15-2011, 04:27 PM
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I sure wish we'd get some rain down here. We've had a total of 5 inches in the past 6 1/2 months.

It makes for very "nice" golfing weather. Very little creek water to get lost in. Shule is shorter, less robust. No mud. Still wish it would rain. Momma's real thirsty. Body could use the rest too

BTW, twas nice reading an old 80played post. He really had some great golfing knowledge to share when he wasn't angry.
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Old 04-15-2011, 08:09 PM
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I usually bring lighter discs I find them easier to toss. Also tend to stick to fairway drivers
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1. Keep your index finger dry.

2. Use a towel to step on with your plant foot during drives and fairway shots that require a run up. You'd be surprised how much traction a towel will provide.

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Old 04-15-2011, 11:29 PM
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I'm pretty sure you can only have a towel down to step on for your tee shot. After that, you can use one to kneel on for protection but not to give yourself better footing on the fairway.
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I'm pretty sure you can only have a towel down to step on for your tee shot. After that, you can use one to kneel on for protection but not to give yourself better footing on the fairway.
When I caddied for Steve Rico a few years back at the USDGC, he was stepping on towels all over the course... so was Philo.

Here's video of Steve doing it on Hole 5 (around 7:00 minute mark):

He also does it on the tee-pad of Hole 4.
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