Playing in the rain...finish the round or hit the 19th hole?

Playing in the rain...finish the round or hit the 19th hole?

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    So it has been raining for the past month up here in the Northeast and I've had to ask myself this question far too many times than I care to remember.  What do you guys think?

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    If it's a downpour, I'll probably call it a day. Otherwise, throw on the rain gear and bust out the umbrella.

    As a weekend warrior who can only sneak in the ocassional mid-week round, I'm getting the round in at just about any cost.

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    In any kind of competition...finish the round.

    Just a casual round, probably go to the 19th hole!

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    I agree with MD. If I have the gear and there's no lightning, I'm playing on. With a 1-year-old at home, rounds are few and far between right now, so if I get to play, I'm fighting till I hear the bell!

    "Yo, Tommy. I didn't hear no bell." - Rocky V

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    I say it depends where I am playing.  If its at my course and its a downpour i'm heading in.  If it happens while i'm traveling i'm not stopping for anything because more than likely its a course that I wont return to anytime soon.

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    If I was smart enough to bring my outerwear, I may continue.  If it's raining real hard and I'm without my rain gear, I'm heading in.

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    downpours and lightning, head in and see if it will blow over.

    otherwise,  PLAY ON McDUFF

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    I grew up playing high school golf in Wisconsin so I am quite used to playing in rain, and even snow, in the spring season! With a FootJoy rain jacket and pants, I was ready to play in anything short of a hurricane!

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    I'm with the "guys with kids" group.  Unless there is lightning, I'm playing.  My rain gear works just fine.

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    Totally agree with all of the above...unless there's lighning in the area...keep playing.  If you've got great rain gear...you'll be dry when you're done.

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    I always tell the people that I am playing with, "I didn't spend all of this money on rain gear not to use it!"  A little rain never hurt anyone.  Adverse conditions can add a certain bit of excitment to a round and make you focus a little bit more.

     

    Tim

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    Agree with all above, a little rain never hurt anyone as long as there is no lightning. there is always time for the 19th hole when you are done.

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    Grab the rain gear and head to the course.  I just played in the rain on Sunday... if it isn't lightning and it isn't gale force winds, I will be out.  I found out the easy way I won't melt from a little water, plus my FJ rain suit keeps me as dry as if I never went out at all.

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    Not always fun, but have to continue the round.  With a little one at home, rounds are not that often.

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    The group would dictate - if I'm by myself I would keep going.  If it's a group of the guys and it would be just as well to catch up, I'll head in if that's the group consensus.