Early morning golf

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  • gatorMDgatorMD Hacker-in-Chief ClubWRX Posts: 4,564 ClubWRX
    Love playing 9 in the am. Walking 1.30 hours and ride 1 hour.
    Driver: Ping G400 Max 9 Tour AD MT 6
    3W: TM M2 Tour AD MT 7
    Utility: Srixon Z U65 3/19 Tour AD DI
    Irons: Ben Hogan PTx 4-9 Tour V
    Wedges: SM7 46F, 50F, 54F, and 60K KBS Tour
    Putter: SC Newport 3
    Ball: AVX/ProV1
  • walter2312walter2312 Members Posts: 110 ✭✭
    Love being first off on a weekend. Usually play in less than 3 hours with perfect greens......
  • Mike_CMike_C Members Posts: 1,443 ✭✭
    walter2312 wrote:


    Love being first off on a weekend. Usually play in less than 3 hours with perfect greens......
    Perfect greens are one of the best things about playing early.
    WITB
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    Big Bertha Alpha 815 Hybrid 18* Fujikura Speeder 865 S
    Srixon U85 23* Recoil F5
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    Cleveland RTX4 50 Mid Recoil 95 F5
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  • Argonne69Argonne69 Members Posts: 20,401 ✭✭
    I'm definitely not a morning person, but when I'm on vacation and playing two rounds a day, especially on my winter trips, I have little choice but to go off early. I'm generally teeing off earlier than when I get out of bed for work. I do love the quick rounds, which are typically 2:15 to 2:30, but the dew and the grounds crews do put a damper on things.



    First one out at Mammoth Dunes at Sand Valley.



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  • 10 AM is just right for me.

    I like to have breakfast first, and I'm rarely in bed before 1.



    That being said, if I have to be there at seven, I 'll do it but not with a smile!
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    Titleist DCI 962___#s 5-9 (Aldila NV Pro 105)
    Cleveland 588___49, 53º wedges (Aldila NV Pro 105).
    Cleveland 691___58º wedge (Aldila NV Pro 105)
    something from my bag of putters--they all suck.
  • Argonne69Argonne69 Members Posts: 20,401 ✭✭
    Conestoga GC, Mesquite, NV



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  • deadsolid...shankdeadsolid...shank ClubWRX Posts: 14,671 ClubWRX
    Argonne69 wrote:


    Conestoga GC, Mesquite, NV






    I’ve yet to make par on that stupid little hole!
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  • Argonne69Argonne69 Members Posts: 20,401 ✭✭
    Wolf Creek GC, Mesquite, NV



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  • Argonne69Argonne69 Members Posts: 20,401 ✭✭
    Presidio, San Francisco, CA



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  • Argonne69Argonne69 Members Posts: 20,401 ✭✭
    Lol. Oh, yeah. 'Forgot about the marine layer on the Pacific. Poppy Hills.



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  • Argonne69Argonne69 Members Posts: 20,401 ✭✭
    The Prairie Club (Dunes), Valentine, NE



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  • Argonne69Argonne69 Members Posts: 20,401 ✭✭
    Torrey Pines. Way too early.



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  • Argonne69Argonne69 Members Posts: 20,401 ✭✭
    Barona Creek GC, Lakeside, CA



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  • Argonne69Argonne69 Members Posts: 20,401 ✭✭
    Bay Point GC, Panama City, FL



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  • Argonne69Argonne69 Members Posts: 20,401 ✭✭
    The Ritz-Carlton Grande Lakes, Orlando, FL



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  • Argonne69Argonne69 Members Posts: 20,401 ✭✭
    Raptor Bay GC, Estero, FL



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  • ginger718ginger718 Members Posts: 335 ✭✭
    edited Oct 1, 2018 #78
    Love Dew Sweeping. I used to caddy a lot and the best guys to caddy for are always the first groups off. You can generally make some really good friends too playing with the early groups. I love to walk with a caddy too if that is an option just because I understand how much caddies appreciate not waiting around and being in those first few groups. I have been a bit short on cash this year so I have not been able to take advantage of it as much. But there is nothing better than walking down a Hogan walking early in the morning.
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  • Invisible-zInvisible-z Members Posts: 95 ✭✭


    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.




    that sounds pretty darn awesome
  • macedanmacedan Members Posts: 217 ✭✭
    As fall and winter approach it seems my 6:30 A.M. rounds will have to be pushed back to 7:30 A.M., it's already getting to dark and foggy for me to see much up here prior to 7.
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    Taylormade Aeroburner 5W 18*
    Ping G Crossover 21*
    Taylormade Rocketbladez (5-PW)
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  • Tcann32Tcann32 Members Posts: 3,527
    Early morning golf is only beaten by late evening golf, especially on a Friday.




    If there was a way to start at dawn, but finish at sunset, it’d be golf heaven.
    What's actually in the bag...
    Callaway Epic SZ-9.0-Aldila X-Torsion Green Mamba-70TX
    Callaway Epic SZ 15* - PX Handcrafted Yellow 75 6.5
    Callaway Apex UT 21* - C- taper S+
    Miura LH LTD Black Blades: 3-p w/ DG TI X7's.
    Cleveland RTX 3: 50-54 w. C-Taper S+
    Scratch 1018: 58 w/ C-Taper S+
    Piretti Potenza / Odyssey MX #7

    Others gamed on occasion:
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  • CMCSGolfCMCSGolf Members Posts: 508 ✭✭
    Tcann32 wrote:

    Early morning golf is only beaten by late evening golf, especially on a Friday.




    If there was a way to start at dawn, but finish at sunset, it’d be golf heaven.




    There is... you just have to play all day! That's a day well spent.
  • scott_Donaldscott_Donald Aberdeen, Scotland & HoustonMembers Posts: 2,349 ✭✭
    my plan is to do my last two early morning rounds here in Scotland. Been going Wednesdays but forecast is poor tomorrow morning so might try Thursday instead.



    Sunrise is 7.13 today so running out of enough time before work.
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    • Taylormade M5 15* Tensei White 80TX
    • Taylormade P790 UDI C taper X
    • Mizuno JPX 919 Tour 4-9 C taper X
    • Vokey SM7 RAW 46*F, 50*F C taper X
    • Vokey SM7 RAW 54*M, 60*M S400
    • Artisan BlueBonnet Carbon 0217
  • sheppy335sheppy335 TMAG Junkie Members Posts: 6,343 ✭✭
    Only thing that beats early Morning, is any golf during work! If not at work and on course that is a great day!
    TM M3 440 TP 10 Mitsubishi Kai'li
    TM M2 Tour 15 Kuro Kage
    TM M1 Tour 18 Aldila RIP Alpha 6
    TM TP UDI 2 iron 18 UST Recoil 110
    TM TP UDI 3 iron 20 Paderson KINETXX 950
    TM RSi TP UDI 4 iron 23 Aldila Trinity 65
    TM P790 6,7 Nippon Modus 3 130
    TM P790 Black 8-PW Nippon Modus 3 130
    TM xFT TP 50 Nippon Pro WV115
    TM Milled Grind Black Wedge 54 Nippon Pro Black WV115
    TM ATV HP 58 Nippon Pro WV115
    TM Rossa Ghost Tour AGSI+ FO-74

    I drop the 2 iron or one of the other UDI's based on course.
  • bazinkybazinky Members Posts: 1,654 ✭✭
    I'm such a golf nut that playing in the afternoon is like telling a kid that they can't open their Christmas presents till Christmas afternoon. Since I'm going to be thinking about my upcoming round and how THIS will be the one when my swing finally comes together and I can ditch my office job and head out on tour until I actually play and get brought back to reality, I'm better off playing early!



    On a serious note, I love the pace of play of early morning golf, and the fact that I can still have a decent portion of the day to fulfil my duties as a husband and a father.
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    Callaway X2Hot Pro @23 - Aldila Tour Green 75 S or Ping i20 4i - KBS Tour S - Yellow Dot
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  • rayguy24rayguy24 Members Posts: 76
    +1 for Early morning golf
  • scott_Donaldscott_Donald Aberdeen, Scotland & HoustonMembers Posts: 2,349 ✭✭
    did my last early pre work round of the year today. still 25 to 30mph winds at 7.45 today.



    • Taylormade M3 8.5* Tensei Orange 70TX
    • Taylormade M5 15* Tensei White 80TX
    • Taylormade P790 UDI C taper X
    • Mizuno JPX 919 Tour 4-9 C taper X
    • Vokey SM7 RAW 46*F, 50*F C taper X
    • Vokey SM7 RAW 54*M, 60*M S400
    • Artisan BlueBonnet Carbon 0217
  • radimanradiman Members Posts: 4,679 ✭✭


    did my last early pre work round of the year today. still 25 to 30mph winds at 7.45 today.







    Great view!
    Callaway Epic Flash 9* Tensei Pro Orange 70 TX
    Titleist 917 F3 15* Tensei Pro Blue 70 TX
    Callaway X-Forged UT 21* w/Motore Speeder TS 8.8 X
    Callaway 2016 Apex Pro 4-PW KBS 130X
    Taylormade Spider X Navy/White 35"
    Callaway MD3 54, 60, 64
    All sitting comfortably in my Sun Mountain Sync Cart Bag
  • bigred90gtbigred90gt Lefty Boomers Posts: 4,333 ✭✭
    I used to love the first tee time of the day. Leave the house and get to the course around 0600, hit range balls in the dark to loosen up, on the tee at sunrise. That would require me getting up at around 0400 to shower, drink coffee and stretch before leaving the house.



    These days, I just don’t want to get out of bed that early anymore. My wife usually plays with me, and she doesn’t want to get up that early either (more important things to be doing first thing in the morning). We’ve been teeing off anywhere between 9:00am and 3:00pm, depending on when we feel like getting out of the house.



    I do enjoy the early morning sunrise, quick rounds, and not so crowded course, but around here while the temperature is cooler, the humidity is higher and the mosquitos are waking up and hungry. When we play, we don’t have anything planned after our round usually, so if it is a long round it’s no bother.
  • howellhandmadehowellhandmade Members Posts: 736 ✭✭
    Two weeks ago. My group usually is first group off on Saturday; they start us 10 minutes or so before official sunrise so we see the sun rise on #1 green.
  • Argonne69Argonne69 Members Posts: 20,401 ✭✭
    Ponte Vedre Inn & Club



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