What The Ball Sees

The golfing is better here today than at the Greenland Country Club.


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16 Responses to What The Ball Sees

  1. Spectators on the fairway… sheesh!

    • RAH says:

      Looks to me like he’s standing next a hole on “the green”. Look out for that snow trap, powder is a bitch to get out of. Do they make snow wedges?

      BTW Tony, that may be what one of your balls see but most of mine would have seen a tree close up an personal about half way down that fairway.

  2. AndyG55 says:

    Actually, a golf ball is spinning a lot as it travels, might be end over end, or at some off-angle.

    Bet ya can’t film that :-)

    Imagine a camera on the front of this. !


  3. Lance says:

    I marked my ball with a white marker at Greenland….never did find it again

    • AndyG55 says:

      Aren’t balls blue in Greenland?

    • Colorado Wellington says:

      The Greenland Country Club will be very competitive once it reduces its labor costs.

      Goats replacing humans as caddies on eastern Oregon golf course

      SENECA, OR. — Why lug around your own golf clubs when you can get some kid do it for you?

      Except, in the case of the Mcveigh’s Gauntlet Course in Seneca, the “kids” aren’t walking around on two legs, but four. They’re also not human.

      The golf course in eastern Oregon announced the opening of a new seven-hole course this year that will give golfers the option to use trained goats as professional caddies. According to Golf Digest, the goats are raised on the ranch and are trained to carry golf balls, tees, clubs, and, of course, drinks.


      If trained goats can do government climate science …

  4. Andy says:

    Hey Tony,

    What’s the altitude at this webcam point and can you give us a general rule of thumb, being real science, on what the reduction in temp due to altitude?

    How is the Arctic and Antarctic sea ice extents doing this year?

    Just asking


    • AndyG55 says:

      “How is the Arctic and Antarctic sea ice extents doing this year?”

      Holding about steady for previous 10 years.

      That is ABSOLUTELY REMARKABLE, considering the HUGE amount of cold and snow being pumped down over most of the NH .

      And of course it is still WAY above what it has been for more than 95% of the last 10,000 years.

      If you want to compare Arctic sea ice levels to the LIA and the late 1970s, which was up there with LIA levels…..
      ….. then yes, there has been a slight, but HIGHLY BENEFICIAL drop.

    • RAH says:

      Antarctic sea ice is down. Some penguin and seal species like that fact. Arctic ice extent is down also.
      But volume is actually within 2 standard deviations of the 1981 to 2000 mean.
      What this means is that there is not significantly less ice but that the ice is being compacted into a smaller area by wind and wave action and is thus thicker. It’s about ten feet thick in some places along the Russian coast right now shutting down even ice breakers from making the run.
      What it also means is there is a very good chance that we will see a spike in old sea ice in the future because thick sea ice is much tougher to break up and melt.
      And speaking of melting. Let’s look at Arctic temps:
      By clicking on the dates to the left you can see past years. You will notice that winter air temperatures have been running above the mean significantly. But summer temperatures are running slightly below the mean. Even those warmer temps during the winter are far below freezing running about -25 deg. C on average. That isn’t going to melt the ice nor is insolation when there is no sunlight during those months. So what do you think caused that lower extent? Sublimation by warm water? Yes to a small extent. But the reality is that what causes the most dynamic changes in sea ice area and extent is wind and wave action. That is why one has to be very careful using sea ice extent as some kind of temperature proxy. One needs to look at the whole picture and not just the metric the warmists mention all the time because they, like the press, tend to lie by omission when it suits their purposes.

      Really anyone that believes the year to year variances in sea ice is some kind of proxy for global temperature is a pea wit and we know that and that is why we make so much fun of people like you Andy who believe it’s so important.

      • AndyG55 says:

        Yep, little Andy is a classic “Arctic Sea Ice BED-WETTER”

        The utter ignorance in not realising that the current level is above what it has been for 95% of the last 10,000 years, is quite HILARIOUS.

        Little Andy, current Arctic sea ice is ANOMALOUSLY HIGH.

        Do………… You…………… Under…………. Stand ???

        Less sea ice would be a MASSIVE BENEFIT to all those trying to live up there.

        Why do you HATE Arctic dwellers so, so much.

        Why do you wish the HARD times?

        What sort of spiteful low-life are you ??

      • AndyG55 says:

        The main area difference this year is outside the Bering Straits where the remnants of the El Nino are still hanging about.

        The inner Arctic Ocean region is pretty much maxed out like always.

    • Colorado Wellington says:

      How is the Arctic and Antarctic sea ice extents doing this year?
      Just asking

      Andy, you ignorant slut.

  5. dennisambler says:

    A bit cold at the moment….


    “Rankin Inlet, Nunavut gets cold in the winter. Located on the northwestern shore of the Hudson Bay at 62 degrees and between Chesterfield Inlet and Arviat, the town is definitely in a remote yet exposed region. Weather is just a part of life and recently the weather has been colder than cold.

    For the past few days, schools have cautiously remained closed.

    “I don’t remember the last time we actually closed due to weather. This is a bit of an extreme,” said Mike Osmond, chair of the Rankin Inlet District Education Authority.
    Temperatures are getting to –40 C before the windchill and when the winds are factored in, it feels colder than –60 C.

    “You’ve got blustery winds with some of the coldest temperatures that people have ever experienced,” said David Phillips, senior climatologist with Environment Canada, adding that his charts say skin freezes in two minutes at –55 C.

    Windchill was expected to reach above -65C in the past couple of days and we are watching the area closely to see how the community fairs with the dangerous cold. Blame for the almost 15 degrees colder than normal temperatures is being placed on the polar vortex, a combination of an aggressive weather system and frigid air temperatures.”

    Could it be that there may be more ice as a result? Nah, doubt it.

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