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  • sheppy335sheppy335 TMAG Junkie Members  6511WRX Points: 201Handicap: 19Posts: 6,511 Titanium Tees
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    Nothing like teeing off at the crack of dawn. Nice pictures.
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    TM M5 Tour 430 9 Mitsubishi Kai'li
    TM SIM Max 15 UST V2 66g
    TM SIM 19 Aldila RIP Alpha 6
    TM TP UDI 2 iron 18 UST Recoil 110
    TM GAPR Mid 4 iron 20 Fujikara Fuel
    TM GAPR Mid 5 iron 23 Aldila RIP 
    TM P790 6,7 Nippon Modus 3 130
    TM P790 Black 8-PW Nippon Modus 3 130
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    TM Milled Grind Black Wedge 54 Nippon Pro Black WV115
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    I drop the 2 iron or one of the other UDI's based on course.
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  • mds5062mds5062 Members  78WRX Points: 15Posts: 78 Fairways
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    Going out and seeing maintenance a few holes ahead of you and no footprints in the dew is an awesome sight
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  • Schley Schley Love ya don't tell ya enough! Kingdom of Saudi ArabiaMembers  1486WRX Points: 295Handicap: 12.3Posts: 1,486 Platinum Tees
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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. <br />
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    Had lots of mornings where we were home by 9:00 a.m. before it got crowded and hot. There’s nothing better.<br />
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    Wow so you tee off at 6 and then play in 2:30 hours i assume? Anything faster than 2:30 hours I have only done as a single or twosome in 2 separate carts.<br />
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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.<br />
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    A super told me that they need their pro shop to adhere to the scheduled tee times and not only that but ensure that a foursome also went out first to make sure the crews had ample time to do their work. Although a PITA to golfers, grounds crews have to respect their schedule.<br />
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    we meet about forty five minutes before the round to warm up. practice bucket in the dark.<br />
    at T minus fifteen we are heading to the clubhouse to check in and await the sunrise.<br />
    glorious.<br />
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    Where in Chicago is this? Also the range is open in the complete dark?
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  • ChrismydawgChrismydawg JLo Members  408WRX Points: 66Handicap: 4Posts: 408 Greens
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    Early morning walking are the best rounds. Fresh greens, get home early.<br />
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    If you asked me what I love most in life I would obviously say family, friends, sports teams, and beer!! But not far down that list is "fresh greens". Nothing like blazing the first trail of the day on the course.
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  • rxk9fanrxk9fan MidwestMembers  1009WRX Points: 278Handicap: 6.9Posts: 1,009 Platinum Tees
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    I use to belong at a local club that opened play at 7am in the summer. They would have my clubs setting on a cart near the number one tee by 6:55. I could play 18 and be at work by 9:15. Something special about making those first cart prints across a dew covered course going to your ball.
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  • cjblake09cjblake09 Members  2148WRX Points: 210Posts: 2,148 Platinum Tees
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    Nothing better for sure than getting in 18 and the wife and kid are just getting up. I get to play golf and the wife is happy bc i am home in time to help out with the kid.
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  • stashtvstashtv Members  43WRX Points: 29Handicap: 25Posts: 43 Bunkers
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    Early AM golfer here (Los Angeles). Right before sunlight is good, gives me a chance to use glow in the dark balls. Guys behind me love it, as we're the first to break the morning dew on those greens.
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  • Argonne69Argonne69 Members  23674WRX Points: 7,536Posts: 23,674 Titanium Tees
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    First light at Southern Dunes, Maricopa, AZ<br />
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    20190120_073157.jpg<br />
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    • Ping G400 Max 10.5 - Fujikura Vista Pro 65 Flex-X 44.5"
    • TaylorMade AeroBurner Mini Driver 16 - Matrix Speed RUL-Z 60 Stiff
    • Ping G400 7wd 20.5 - Alta CB 65 Stiff 43"
    • Ping G400 9wd 23.5 - Alta CB 65 Stiff
    • Ping G400 26 and 30 hybrids - Alta CB 70 Stiff
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  • GolfChannelGolfChannel Orlando, FloridaMembers  2563WRX Points: 779Handicap: 0.9Posts: 2,563 Titanium Tees
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    I usually get 2 rounds in a week. Friday after work is 9 holes with my daughter. Sunday morning is race the sun as I try to be the first out in Central Florida. Very rarely does a round take more than 3 hours and there is always something magical about sunrise golf.
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    Driver: Ping G410 Plus w/Tensei Orange
    3 Wood: Titleist TS2 w/HZRDUS Smoke
    Hybrid: Titleist 718 H2 w/Atmos Blue TS 
    Irons: Ping iBlade Nippon AWT 2.0 Stiff
    Wedges: Callaway MD3 50, 54, and 58
    Putter: Original Odyssey White Hot XG No. 7
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  • TIM929TIM929 Los AngelesMembers  1518WRX Points: 939Handicap: 14.2Posts: 1,518 Platinum Tees
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    I watch and time the sunrise all week to make sure I book for the following Saturday as close as possible to first sun. And when the sun rises on the second tee box "ahhhh, the sun".<br />
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    nothing but positive things first light:<br />
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    3 1/2 hour rounds, dudes in their mid 30's grinding to keep wife/ kids happy or older gentlemen who are all pretty friendly and funny.<br />
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    people who show up that early normally play fast and don't complain or cry.
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  • sheppy335sheppy335 TMAG Junkie Members  6511WRX Points: 201Handicap: 19Posts: 6,511 Titanium Tees
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    We tee off at first light, with courses permission. Ground crew works well with us, we dont stop them and they do their best to keep us moving. 4 some plays in 3.5 hours
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    TM M5 Tour 430 9 Mitsubishi Kai'li
    TM SIM Max 15 UST V2 66g
    TM SIM 19 Aldila RIP Alpha 6
    TM TP UDI 2 iron 18 UST Recoil 110
    TM GAPR Mid 4 iron 20 Fujikara Fuel
    TM GAPR Mid 5 iron 23 Aldila RIP 
    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 Milled Grind Satin 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.
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  • GolfChannelGolfChannel Orlando, FloridaMembers  2563WRX Points: 779Handicap: 0.9Posts: 2,563 Titanium Tees
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    Going to be interesting tomorrow morning in Orlando it’s supposed to be torrential rain, cold, and windy all day. <br />
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    Oh well, let’s do this.
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    Driver: Ping G410 Plus w/Tensei Orange
    3 Wood: Titleist TS2 w/HZRDUS Smoke
    Hybrid: Titleist 718 H2 w/Atmos Blue TS 
    Irons: Ping iBlade Nippon AWT 2.0 Stiff
    Wedges: Callaway MD3 50, 54, and 58
    Putter: Original Odyssey White Hot XG No. 7
    Ball: Bridgestone XS
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    Yeah, that didn’t work out. I had a better chance of kayaking on the course today.
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    Driver: Ping G410 Plus w/Tensei Orange
    3 Wood: Titleist TS2 w/HZRDUS Smoke
    Hybrid: Titleist 718 H2 w/Atmos Blue TS 
    Irons: Ping iBlade Nippon AWT 2.0 Stiff
    Wedges: Callaway MD3 50, 54, and 58
    Putter: Original Odyssey White Hot XG No. 7
    Ball: Bridgestone XS
  • tphilptphilp Members  184WRX Points: 42Handicap: 12Posts: 184 Fairways
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    Love the extremes of the day either early morning or late evening with no one on the course!
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  • Crazy_BikerdudeCrazy_Bikerdude WisconsinMembers  39WRX Points: 34Handicap: 10.1 and getting worsePosts: 39 Bunkers
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    I love the early morning photos. Between the kids and work, I never get an early round in. Normally I'm out between 2-4 on the weekends. Have raced the sun on many rounds. Sunset golf can be just as beautiful, minus the fog and dew.
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  • A.PrinceyA.Princey Major Hacker Members  2574WRX Points: 542Handicap: 3Posts: 2,574 Titanium Tees
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    Mornings are great, but I carry no expectations on performance. It's like playing a different game.
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  • gripandripgripandrip Members  1234WRX Points: 231Posts: 1,234 Platinum Tees
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    A.Princey wrote:
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    Mornings are great, but I carry no expectations on performance. It's like playing a different game.<br />
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    Early mornings are my best rounds...
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  • PulledabillPulledabill Members  460WRX Points: 72Handicap: 6Posts: 460 Greens
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    I love to be first off especially in the summer and early fall. Working at 6am and having a after 2PM twilight membership, it only happened a few times this last year.
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    Krt22 wrote:
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    It's a long ball for sure, but I also play the Z-star XV which does well in the wind and I'd say they are pretty comparable, with the edge going to the TP5X in feel. I hit a 9i into a solid headwind today that carried 160ish or so, Thinned a 4i off the tee 240+. Really excited about the more durable cover for the new ball<br />
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    gripandrip wrote:
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    A.Princey wrote:
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    Mornings are great, but I carry no expectations on performance. It's like playing a different game.<br />
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    Early mornings are my best rounds...<br />
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    This the oddity of early morning golf for me, since I am often the first person out without any warm up other than a few on the practice green for speed and I rarely if ever notice any lack of quality of the first few holes. This is only odd because I'm the guy who if he had it his way would show up for 2 hours of practice before a 4 hour round of golf.
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    Driver: Ping G410 Plus w/Tensei Orange
    3 Wood: Titleist TS2 w/HZRDUS Smoke
    Hybrid: Titleist 718 H2 w/Atmos Blue TS 
    Irons: Ping iBlade Nippon AWT 2.0 Stiff
    Wedges: Callaway MD3 50, 54, and 58
    Putter: Original Odyssey White Hot XG No. 7
    Ball: Bridgestone XS
  • WalterWalter Belgian Golfer Members  700WRX Points: 104Handicap: 11.0Posts: 700 Golden Tee
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    I was having a great few holes this morning teeing off at 7.30, this pic was on the 3rd hole.<br />
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    looks like a great course!!!!
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    Countdown for Augusta!!!
  • Argonne69Argonne69 Members  23674WRX Points: 7,536Posts: 23,674 Titanium Tees
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    For me the key to a good start is tempo. Without a warmup on the range, I try not to overpower the ball. Tee it low, choke down 1/2" to 1", and put an easy swing on the ball to simply get it in play. I try to ignore the pin on the first few holes. Aim for the middle of the green and take an easy swing.<br />
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    Now, if I could just keep that mindset for the remainder of the round I'd really be on to something.
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    • Ping G400 Max 10.5 - Fujikura Vista Pro 65 Flex-X 44.5"
    • TaylorMade AeroBurner Mini Driver 16 - Matrix Speed RUL-Z 60 Stiff
    • Ping G400 7wd 20.5 - Alta CB 65 Stiff 43"
    • Ping G400 9wd 23.5 - Alta CB 65 Stiff
    • Ping G400 26 and 30 hybrids - Alta CB 70 Stiff
    • Ping i200 7-P (2 Deg Weak) Orange Dot (2 Deg Flat) - True Temper X95 S300
    • Ping Glide 2.0 52 SS, 56 WS, and 60 WS AWT 2.0 Wedge
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  • scott_Donaldscott_Donald Aberdeen, Scotland & HoustonMembers  2840WRX Points: 387Posts: 2,840 Titanium Tees
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    Walter wrote:
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    looks like a great course!!!!<br />
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    Yes I am very luck to play there, spending most of my time in Houston this year so will have to make the most of it this summer.
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    • Taylormade M5 15* Tensei White 80TX
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  • Schley Schley Love ya don't tell ya enough! Kingdom of Saudi ArabiaMembers  1486WRX Points: 295Handicap: 12.3Posts: 1,486 Platinum Tees
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    Argonne69 wrote:
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    For me the key to a good start is tempo. Without a warmup on the range, I try not to overpower the ball. Tee it low, choke down 1/2" to 1", and put an easy swing on the ball to simply get it in play. I try to ignore the pin on the first few holes. Aim for the middle of the green and take an easy swing.<br />
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    Now, if I could just keep that mindset for the remainder of the round I'd really be on to something.<br />
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    I like this. My best start ever was at Menifee lakes in So Cal one morning which was the first and only time I have played 54 holes in a day. I teed off at 615 by myself and didn't warm up and felt so crappy on the first tee being tight and hoping to warm up as I go. I ended up hitting the fairway short off the tee and hit a halfswing 7 iron to about 10 feet and made the putt. Hole 2 I hit an average drive into fairway and again stuck a 8 iron to 12 feet and made the putt. Back to back birdies.<br />
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    Par 3 coming up and hit a 5 iron to about 25 feet and lipped out a putt. I haven't gotten close to that since. But felt stiff and crappy on the first tee and came away with my best start ever. God has a plan.
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  • blink3665blink3665 #TwistFaceExperience Members  6419WRX Points: 526Posts: 6,419 Titanium Tees
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    sheppy335 wrote:
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    We tee off at first light, with courses permission. Ground crew works well with us, we dont stop them and they do their best to keep us moving. 4 some plays in 3.5 hours<br />
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    My local course actually lets me tee off whenever I want to. I have teed off in the dark before. The ground crew knows me. We have a similar arrangement. I don't stop them. I don't care if they are mowing, or doing anything noisy while I'm putting. They know I'm quick and will generally wave me on while they are sitting on their mower on the green. It's a great arrangement.<br />
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    A.Princey wrote:
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    Mornings are great, but I carry no expectations on performance. It's like playing a different game.<br />
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    I agree. I have some good rounds, but my best rounds are never in the morning.
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  • Jwink1586Jwink1586 Members  16WRX Points: 12Handicap: 3Posts: 16 Bunkers
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    I live on a course and often times I will go off when I can barely if at all see my first tee ball. Typically play 18 in a couple hours when by myself.
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  • bobcat88bobcat88 Members  393WRX Points: 101Handicap: 4.9Posts: 393 Greens
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    These sunny pics are getting me through these subzero temps
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  • ShakesterShakester Members  626WRX Points: 147Handicap: 9Posts: 626 Golden Tee
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    Teeing off early is the best. The pace if fast and its usually a round under 3.5 hours.
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  • Argonne69Argonne69 Members  23674WRX Points: 7,536Posts: 23,674 Titanium Tees
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    Oak Quarry GC, Riverside, CA. High up near the first tee, looking down at holes 16 - 18.<br />
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    20190216_060244s.jpg
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    • Ping G400 Max 10.5 - Fujikura Vista Pro 65 Flex-X 44.5"
    • TaylorMade AeroBurner Mini Driver 16 - Matrix Speed RUL-Z 60 Stiff
    • Ping G400 7wd 20.5 - Alta CB 65 Stiff 43"
    • Ping G400 9wd 23.5 - Alta CB 65 Stiff
    • Ping G400 26 and 30 hybrids - Alta CB 70 Stiff
    • Ping i200 7-P (2 Deg Weak) Orange Dot (2 Deg Flat) - True Temper X95 S300
    • Ping Glide 2.0 52 SS, 56 WS, and 60 WS AWT 2.0 Wedge
    • Odyssey O-Works #7 Tank 38"
  • Jacob37Jacob37 Members  94WRX Points: 2Handicap: 8Posts: 94 Bunkers
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    I play early a good bit. I work nights sometimes and get off at 5 am so i usually run get the clubs and change clothes and can play 18 by 9:30 or so. I like the early mornings a lot
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  • gripandripgripandrip Members  1234WRX Points: 231Posts: 1,234 Platinum Tees
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    First light in Charleston, SC. How can you not like early morning golf?
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