Friday, December 16, 2016 – Par Tee Time and Blue Norther
Our word for the day is Blue Norther. It is a meteorological term used in the South to indicate an extreme change of weather bringing in cold, frigid, Artic air. Long before forecasting and computer models one could look north and see a battleship blue gray sky stretching across the horizon. The bluer the sky became, the closer the bone chilling air was. What it really indicated was that your petunias were about to freeze and it was about to get colder than a well-digger’s butt in Montana.
I have a tee time tomorrow at 9:00 am. Since the temperatures will be in the upper 60’s rising to a balmy 79, I will wear shorts and layer the top with a couple of light weight shirts. In addition to the usual golfing needs of water and protein snacks, I will pack a large duffle bag that contains the following:
Down filled parka
Fleeced lined shirts
Flannel lined pants
These items will be needed should I be unable to complete the round before the blue norther promises to drop temperatures into the upper 20’s.
Notice there is no plans to stop playing. It’s a golfer thing, right? Stay warm and be thankful you are.