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One Last Round - in 2018

by Chris Cain
January 2, 2019

For intrepid golfers, the temperature is just a number.  Monday morning's chilly weather separated the 'fair weather' golfers from the true players at Holliston's home course - Pinecrest.

Photo courtesy of the Pinecrest website

 

Peter Eagan, Dave McCloskey, and Wally Thornton are seen below getting their gear warmed up.

These players are members of the Greater Holliston Gentlemen's (all men are gentlemen when playing golf of course) Golf Association.  Peter Eagan and Bob Keeley (who's playing down south this time of year) organized the group more than 20 years ago.  Wally joined the group sixteen years ago as a 'youngster.'  Currently there are 14 members who take pride in playing year round - especially with the advent of indoor golf simulators.  This past March, due to the heavy snows, the group had a string of 48 consecutive months of playing OUTDOORS snapped.

Apparently Wally, Peter, and Dave are not the only golfers who choose to play when the ground is frozen.  Below, Peter holds examples of the rubber 'tees' available at fine golf stores everywhere.

Dave mentioned that water hazards become ice rinks.  Instead of the dreaded 'plop' one hears in the summer, there is now a ping as the ball ricochets safely across the surface.  Of course frozen ground lengthens everyone's tee shots.  The composite picture below was not created by the 'Konica/Minolta Bizhub Swing Camera.'

This threesome were the only players on the course.  However, a 'flock' gathered nearby as a gallery to watch the tee shots.

A full disclosure here.  I knew that I would find these players on the course this morning because I too am a 'gentleman' in this association.  I chose not to play because of my basic rule: don't play golf outdoors when the temperature is lower than your handicap.  Fore!!

 

 

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Comments (1)

Chris Cain is such a good writer! Very descriptive and funny. And the photos are terrific.

- Jean Howard | 1/3/19 12:19 AM

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