An Inconsistent Start to the 2013 Wisconsin Golf Season

The 2013 golf season started late in Wisconsin, and has still yet to hit it’s stride. Although we’ve had several days in the 70’s and 80’s, we have had much more of the 30’s and 40’s like we had the past two weekends, which I have spent on some of my absolute favorite courses in the Wisconsin Dells area: Wild Rock, Castle at the Bay and Trapper’s Turn.

Want to see what it’s like dealing with Wisconsin “Spring” weather during this time of the season? Look no farther than these two videos from yesterday at Trapper’s Turn:

Hail storm on the tee box of the 6th hole on the Arbor
Raining sideways with 40+ mph winds on the 9th hole

Yesterday’s weather was just barely more bearable than the 30 degrees and rainy day we had last Friday at Castle at the Bay. My friends were disappointed in me when I decided to join the non-playing group in the clubhouse at the turn – after lunch and some drinks, though, I ended up being happy with my decision to join my friend, Steve, for the back nine. The rain halted for the most part, but cart mittens and hand warmers were still necessary.

Steve teeing off on the TPC Sawgrass 17th replica at Castle

In the midst of all these awful days for golf, we’ve also gotten some amazing weather. The Saturday after Castle at the Bay, for example, was in the mid-70’s with nothing but sunshine at Wild Rock. While the weather for yesterday’s round at Trapper’s Turn was abhorrent, too, the day before got in to the mid-60’s and was comfortable enough for short sleeves.

70’s and sunny on the 15th tee at Wild Rock

What can we expect the rest of the way? Well, my 36 holes at Lawsonia on Tuesday are slated for 80’s and sunshine, even though today is sunny and in the mid-to-upper 40’s.

The 2013 Wisconsin golf season has been about as inconsistent as my golf game. After struggling to a 51 on the front at Wild Rock on Friday, for example, I went one-under from ten through 15, only to finish with double/triple/single bogey to card a back nine 41.

With both, there are certainly signs of progress and hopes for good consistency – it’s looking to be a crap shoot on what to expect in the meantime, though.

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