Golf In An October Downpour


I haven’t done anything crazy lately, so after I dropped Thing One off at orchestra this morning, I headed over to a nearby course. Orchestra practice is from 9:30 to 11:30 so I figured I had plenty of time to get in nine.

It was pouring rain and the temperature was in the low 50s. Fortunately, like the Eagle Scout I am, I was prepared. I had on a pair of Greg Norman Epic Rain and Wind Chino pants, a Gore-Tex jacket and an Outdoor Research Snoqualmie Sombrero Rain Hat, wool socks and waterproof golf shoes. My only failing was a lack of rain gloves.

I didn’t play well, but I hadn’t expected to. Heavier jackets have always restricted my swing the point where I am unable to get around and end up hanging my shots well right. I did, however, manage a couple really good drives and managed to hit the green on my nemesis par three.


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1 thought on “Golf In An October Downpour”

  1. I was out on the links Saturday, too.  I waited until 2pm and only had about 20-30 minutes of rain squalls. My ProQuip rain suit kept me warm and dry and I got a chance to try my FootJoy rain hat.  The hat was originally purchased for a trip to Scotland this past summer but Scotland was 75 degrees and sunny the entire time.

    Lake Forest drains well and it was an entirely enjoyable afternoon with the entire course to myself.


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