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- August 23, 2016 at 8:06 am #36229Scott PorterParticipant
I know it is a week out and a whole host of things can change but if it is bad weather in the morning of the events do they ever give 3 or 4 hour rain delays to avoid playing in the rain? If not and we only get to play one day and they call that a tournament is the CC still open all 4 nights? Is there any reimbursement for any rounds not able to be played? Still hoping for good weather.August 23, 2016 at 8:12 am #36230gene reddenParticipant
CURRENT MODELS LOOKING GOOD FOR THAT AREAAugust 23, 2016 at 10:11 am #36243Ken WeatherfordParticipant
Current models as of today, don’t look good. 60% chance of rain for three days. Not sure what times of the day though. Yesterday, it showed almost no rain in the forecast. Unfortunately, it’s not an exact science and I work for the National Weather Service and NOAA. LOL
Ken WeatherfordAugust 23, 2016 at 10:27 am #36244gene reddenParticipant
Was looking at Accuweather.com but like you were saying not exact and always tough to find two forecasters who agree 🙂August 23, 2016 at 11:08 am #36248Bob NewmanParticipant
BE prepared to play each day–they will do everything possible to get you on the course each day, even if you wait 2 hrs or longer/August 23, 2016 at 11:16 am #36250Ken DelaneyParticipant
They will make every effort to have us play. In 2009, we waited until noon to tee off. Yes it was 5:30ish before we were done but hey, we got the round in. The CC didn’t open until 7pm that year so we didn’t miss much.
But enough talk about rain & bad weather because it isn’t going to happen right??? 🙂August 23, 2016 at 11:33 am #36252Joe BuschParticipant
With your last name you were destined to work for NOAA! On the weekends do you sell cars?
Bring on the rain Myrtle, we will still conquer your courses!
(Obviously, I should just drink beer, but I am a red wine kinda guy)August 23, 2016 at 12:13 pm #36255Bob WhittingtonParticipant
I live in the Ft. Lauderdale area and Myrtle Beach is similar weather to us.
My best guess will be afternoon rain/t-storms. I had years where we had a 3-4 hour t-storm
delay and still finished the round by 5-6 PM. I have extra pair of shoes and clothing in my vehicle, rain gear and rain gloves in my bag for every round just in case. Leaving Saturday and hoping for the best. Ken Weatherford, I will see you Sunday at Dye Club, you are in my group.
BobAugust 23, 2016 at 6:05 pm #36285Louie PhippsParticipant
To those who in the past have waited all morning before you finally got out on the course I think those days are behind us now that the World Am has this rain check program in place. Last year my first round on Monday was at Willbrook Plantation. When I left the condo in North Myrtle Beach it looked like it might rain but I was hoping for the best. As I made my way down hwy 31 I ran into a monsoon as I approached 501. By the time I got to Pawleys Island it was a steady downpour. I made my way into the clubhouse at Willbrook and prepared to wait it out. It took less than 2 hours for the pro to call it off for the day and announce that we would get a rain check. I got back to the condo around 11 AM and the skies started to clear. After sitting around for about 30 minutes I decided to see if I might be able to play somewhere in the afternoon. I called Possum Trot and they said to come on over. They actually had a waiting list to tee off that afternoon. The conditions were not bad at all…a little bit of lift, clean and place and had an enjoyable round. All I’m saying is if the same policy had been in place last year we would not have seen all but 2 courses cancel play for the day. We would have been out there with water coming in over the floorboards of the carts, taking casual water drops from 50 feet or more, putting through casual water on the greens, taking drops outside of flooded bunkers and just having the time of our lives…!!! I don’t think we’ll see that again because now the courses can cancel and not send us out in unplayable conditions. Sorry this is going so long but when I read the posts I had flashbacks of the time at Lockwood Folly during tropical storm Ernesto when I played the final hole of the day walking down the fairway with water literally coming over the top of my shoes, getting on the green and actually floating a putt into the cup, going into the clubhouse to change out of my soaking wet clothes and putting on my dry rain suit to drive back to my condo…playing at Myrtle Beach National one day when the pro was riding around in a cart and offering us dry towels so we could complete the round…playing at River Oaks when we had a downpour just prior to tee time and the pro telling us “we’re playing today” and as we drove off to our starting holes, we drove through water so deep that it came in over the floorboard of the cart…and finally a round at the Pearl when we waited through a heavy thunderstorm for about 2 hours and then the pro assembled us to commence play and told us that if we encountered any flooded bunkers (of which there were going to be many) we could drop outside the bunker and take a one stroke penalty…the uprising that came from the players was so great that the pro went inside, called World Am headquarters and came back out and told us we could take a drop outside the bunker without a penalty stroke. Bottom line…whenever you have those kinds of conditions none of the professional or amateur sanctioned events ever played in conditions that we have played in over the years…this will be my 19th straight year so I have some vivid memories………August 23, 2016 at 6:20 pm #36289Tom McCainParticipant
Wicked Stick, 8 hour round, brought in to the cart shack 3 times, guys throwing their wet clothes in the one over-worked dryer, finally the pro saying go finish your last hole. Could not hold my head up in the driving rain to look down the fairway. Result?? PAR!! And every piece of clothing and towel soaking wet. But we got credit for the round. Hey, it’s the World Am!!August 23, 2016 at 6:26 pm #36291Louie PhippsParticipant
Can you imagine PGA pros doing that…??? In my mind that has been one of the unique identities of the World Am……….August 23, 2016 at 6:31 pm #36292Kirk RobertsParticipant
The 19th hole will be open no matter the weather. Last year they had a power outage at the Convention Center and they still had people walking around under generator power. As for the weather…. Now that’s all up to the course. Some will do all they can to get you out but common sense might say stay in and wait. I don’t think they will wait till noon to decide because the scores have to be in at a certain time.
Hopefully the weather will hold off.August 23, 2016 at 7:32 pm #36296Leonard EverettParticipant
It will be just fine,,,every year they start the boom and gloom weather discussion. Remember golf started in one of the worst climates in the worldAugust 23, 2016 at 10:13 pm #36307Chris HattingsParticipant
It all depends on what happens with the wave that is approaching the Lesser Antilles. The good news is that the models have trended a bit further south with the system. The two main models bring it across Florida and into the Gulf of Mexico. They split after that. The GFS is further west and brings the system toward Texas and Louisiana. The European, which trends to be more reliable, turns it toward Mississippi and Alabama and then lifts it northward. This would mean rain for Myrtle Beach, especially in the Wednesday / Thursday time frame. The ensembles, basically each model run with slightly different initial conditions, still have a spread though. It is still a week out though, so hope for the best.
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