Against all odds, I managed to steal another round from Old Man Winter yesterday at my favorite local course, Green Oaks. Air temperature was in the mid-40s and the sky was cloudy, but without wind, I was perfectly comfortable in sleeves and a vest. My hands got a bit cold, though. I wished I had thought to fire up my Zippo hand warmers.
Temporary greens were in place on all the holes. The pro, Justin, said that water from the heavy overnight rain was unable to drain because under the greens, the ground was frozen. Stepping on the greens produced a distinct squishing sound.
Temporary greens are not exactly conducive to low scores, especially since I rely so much on chipping and putting to stay in the game. Still, one member of our group, my friend Paul, had four birdies.
All in all, it was a great day of golf.
Then I woke up the next morning to see this from my front door:
The first real snowfall of the season.