Early morning golf

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FLOGMRFLOGMR  1288WRX Points: 130Handicap: 2.4Members Posts: 1,288
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Could not resist posting this pic. A few of us got the first tee time this morning at a local course...teed off at 6:37 AM....sunrise was at 6:36 so when we got out into the first fairway, this was the scene behind us looking back to the pro shop.

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We played efficiently and never saw anyone else until we were finished.....18 holes in 3 hours 15 minutes..... I LOVE morning golf!! image/taunt.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':taunt:' />
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  • sheppy335sheppy335 TMAG Junkie  6442WRX Points: 183Handicap: 19Members Posts: 6,442
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    You can play with me anytime. I bet it was at a nice pace without feeling rushed and still went fast.



    I am a early guy also, even on vacation i ask for first time all the time.
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    I drop the 2 iron or one of the other UDI's based on course.
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  • golfgirlrobingolfgirlrobin  2382WRX Points: 411Handicap: 2.0Members Posts: 2,382
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    We’re early every day, too. With most of Northern California burning down this summer, the smoke made for the most amazing sunrises I’ve ever seen.



    Had lots of mornings where we were home by 9:00 a.m. before it got crowded and hot. There’s nothing better.
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  • MarkFromTheUKMarkFromTheUK  4639WRX Points: 145Handicap: KneeMembers Posts: 4,639
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    Early morning golf is only beaten by late evening golf, especially on a Friday.
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  • vinprun71vinprun71 Connecticut 150WRX Points: 69Members Posts: 150
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    I'm a morning golf guy myself. Last two 18 rounds I played were at 6:56 a.m. and 7:20 a.m. Finished both in three and a half hours. You get to avoid the heat for most of your round, take in quality scenery, and play faster.
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  • WalterWalter Belgian Golfer  700WRX Points: 104Handicap: 11.0Members Posts: 700
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    morning or evening golf... pure joy .. walking the 18th with just the club house lights and some moon light...
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  • PoserPoser  1762WRX Points: 129Handicap: +1Members Posts: 1,762
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    They don't let us off till 8am sucks....
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  • MarkripMarkrip Boss fan 62  1748WRX Points: 270Members Posts: 1,748
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    I’ll do this my brother in law. We’re usually done in around 3 hours and sometimes less. It’s great on hot summer days. I just have to remember I’m usually a club shorter when I play this early .
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  • jmtbkrjmtbkr Palm Beach Gardens 797WRX Points: 98Handicap: 11Members Posts: 797
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    I play 5-6 days a week and I am usually in the first group, teeing off before 7am(typical sunrise time in s.e. Florida).

    Done way before 10am, then it’s in the clubhouse for breakfast and drinks.

    Nap after....

    Wake up and think about dinner somewhere



    Retirement is awesome!
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  • jmtbkrjmtbkr Palm Beach Gardens 797WRX Points: 98Handicap: 11Members Posts: 797
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    Tee off
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  • thesaxemachinethesaxemachine Hello, friends...  447WRX Points: 84Handicap: 9.9Members Posts: 447
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    I like being on the course early, but play considerably better in the afternoon.
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  • rainkingjrrainkingjr  2720WRX Points: 200Members Posts: 2,720
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    I much prefer playing early golf. Only downside is the course is usually wet and some of the staff on some courses just don't seem to know how to stay out of the way.
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  • Dustin_JDustin_J St. Louis, MO 156WRX Points: 92Handicap: ~10Members Posts: 156
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    I play a fair amount by myself on weekdays, and the vast majority of the time it's the first tee time of the day. It's so nice to just be able to get out and go. The only thing I dislike is teeing off facing the rising sun and having no idea where your ball might be :-)
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  • MountainGoatMountainGoat Mr_KnowItAll Mid-Maryland 2478WRX Points: 1,087Members Posts: 2,478
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    When I lived on a golf course, I was the first guy off every morning. Loved the solitude.
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  • NoTalentLeftyNoTalentLefty  3640WRX Points: 230Members Posts: 3,640
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    It my favorite time to golf.
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  • macedanmacedan  407WRX Points: 127Handicap: 18Members Posts: 407
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    I’ve had late shifts and early mornings all week, I’d like to sleep in, but I can’t pass up a 6:30 tee time tomorrow after not being able to play since Tuesday.
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  • duffer987duffer987 Meh... eh Canadian in California 9563WRX Points: 876Handicap: ~8Members Posts: 9,563
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    Early mornings are definitely the way to go! That's our preference for sure. Played some late morning golf while on a trip last weekend and it was brutal. Two 5+ hr rounds.

    This is obviously a different trip image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />



    16380346120_08570ab53e_z.jpgBandon Range by dkb123
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  • @_the_crook@_the_crook  819WRX Points: 318Members Posts: 819
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    we meet about forty five minutes before the round to warm up. practice bucket in the dark.

    at T minus fifteen we are heading to the clubhouse to check in and await the sunrise.

    glorious.
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  • FootWedge16FootWedge16  285WRX Points: 83Handicap: 100Members Posts: 285
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    Love it. I’m all about the first tee time. Usually can finish the round inside three hours.
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  • ZAPZAP  1666WRX Points: 212Handicap: 4ClubWRX Posts: 1,666
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    Best time to play by far. We have our regular game at daybreak every weekend when there isn't snow. Typically home by 10.
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  • finleysgfinleysg Minnesota 1242WRX Points: 92Handicap: 3.0Members Posts: 1,242
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  • finleysgfinleysg Minnesota 1242WRX Points: 92Handicap: 3.0Members Posts: 1,242
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    rainkingjr wrote:


    I much prefer playing early golf. Only downside is the course is usually wet and some of the staff on some courses just don't seem to know how to stay out of the way.




    You're in their way -- they have work to do. If the shop let's players out too early, it takes them longer to get the course ready.
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  • kleydejongkleydejong  155WRX Points: 41Members Posts: 155
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    I'm usually not a morning person, but in my stage of life right now it is really the best time for me to play golf. I've found it to be really enjoyable. I can sometimes get a quick 9 in before work. I love the temperature, the quiet, and purity of playing by yourself. Score doesn't really matter. No external pressures. Just yourself and the game.
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  • lchanglchang  682WRX Points: 164Handicap: 11Members Posts: 682
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    Dustin_J wrote:
    I play a fair amount by myself on weekdays, and the vast majority of the time it's the first tee time of the day. It's so nice to just be able to get out and go. The only thing I dislike is teeing off facing the rising sun and having no idea where your ball might be :-)




    Isn’t there some golf architecture guideline (often not followed) that opening holes shouldn’t head East, and closing holes shouldn’t head West because of the sun?
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  • rochestergolfer36rochestergolfer36  61WRX Points: 5Handicap: 1Members Posts: 61
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    Early morning walking are the best rounds. Fresh greens, get home early.
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  • blink3665blink3665 #TwistFaceExperience  6272WRX Points: 383Members Posts: 6,272
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    Weekday early morning golfer here! During mid summer I can get a full 18 in and still get to work on time. My course let's me tee off before the clubhouse opens. I know all the groundskeepers. I don't mind if they do their thing while I putt out or whatnot and they get out of the way on approaches quickly. It's a good system.
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  • duffer987duffer987 Meh... eh Canadian in California 9563WRX Points: 876Handicap: ~8Members Posts: 9,563
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    blink3665 wrote:


    Weekday early morning golfer here! During mid summer I can get a full 18 in and still get to work on time. My course let's me tee off before the clubhouse opens. I know all the groundskeepers. I don't mind if they do their thing while I putt out or whatnot and they get out of the way on approaches quickly. It's a good system.


    I used to do early morning 9s before work, but I stopped because of the work part, lol. The last two holes I start getting bummed I was about to head to the office.

    So prefer afterwork 9s during the work week, then I'd have something to look forward to.

    How many months of the year can you do the early morning thing, where it's not too swampy? I know in the PNW that's a loaded question, but all things being equal Apr-Oct?
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  • tannyhobantannyhoban  2057WRX Points: 340Members Posts: 2,057
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    Dewsweeper here and have been , it's the best time on weekends and still leaves plenty of time for other things. Love playing the course fresh.
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  • scott_Donaldscott_Donald Aberdeen, Scotland & Houston 2604WRX Points: 270Members Posts: 2,604
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    Since the nights are getting shorter in Scotland I have been teeing off and playing at 7.15 ish the last two Wednesdays. great playing 12 -15 holes and still get to work for 10.



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  • JustsomeguyJustsomeguy  1185WRX Points: 207Handicap: 15Members Posts: 1,185
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    I snuck in a 6:45 nine today. It was phenomenal. Earliest I've ever been out. Course was in great shape and uncrowded. Ranger sent me off the back, and I never hit a group in front.

    75 minutes later I wrapped up, hit the grocery, and picked up the football snacks. Home before 830, wife too sleepy to care.
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