Early morning golf is only beaten by late evening golf, especially on a Friday.
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.
We played efficiently and never saw anyone else until we were finished.....18 holes in 3 hours 15 minutes..... I LOVE morning golf!! /taunt.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':taunt:' />
Thats awesome! I tend to play afternoons most of the time, but the occasional early morning round is a nice change of pace for me.
I play the local course near my house and know the course manager. A few years ago, he told me to just stop in after I’m done and pay. I started playing just as the sun is coming up and I walk, sometimes as early as 5:30. When I play as a single, I’m done in under 3 hours and home for breakfast before the rest of the family is up. It is so relaxing. Like a previous poster said though, the course is usually wet, so after a few wet footed rounds, I got waterproof shoes. The other issue I run into is foggy mornings, so my first couple shots need to be straight. If anyone in Northwest New Jersey wants to play, I’d alway welcome a partner.
I also play near Charleston during the summer for a week or two and it’s best to get out before the heat and humidity rear their ugly heads.
I like it. I also like fishing...so I'm a morning guy. My only issue now is that my body (knees mainly) aren't ready to go early in the mornings...
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I'm the odd man out I guess... I like being up early and getting work done before the emails start flowing in--Many days I can get a solid 9 hours of work done by mid-afternoon having started before 6. That allows me to play in the afternoon--when I prefer to play.
I simply cannot do anything active early in the morning. I wake up dehydrated and stiff and no matter what I do... It takes me what feels like forever to get ready to go.
There is something magical about early morning golf. It is like walking out on new fallen snow.
A muggy 41° and breezy. Here I come morning golf
3 hours 15 minutes.. Seems rushed I'm not a morning person either. Give me a leisurely 4.5 hour round mid afternoon, followed by a beer and a burger
Sunrise at The Old Course in St Andrews
Typical morning round, been playing survival golf lately. This week: RedTail golf Club, Orlando, FL
last weekend our group started at 7:10 and got stuck behind a few dawdling groups. doesn't sound too bad until we realized they were pacing at 2:20+ a side. felt like driving thru a one lane construction zone. to think what they did to the rest of the morning groups......found that permanent tee time groups at that course don't get hassled much for pace.
thank goodness next weekend we start first at 5:39. can't stand slow play. better to stop short and head in for drinks.
On week days when I don't have to work, I like to tee off at 7:30 and play 36 holes. Done by 12:30. If I tried to play the same course at 9:00 AM on a Saturday, it'd take me the same 5 hours to play 18.
I played the New course at St Andrews last Friday. I was the first one on the course at 6:15 am. 'Played at a leisurely 2:45 pace, and didn't see a soul until the final few holes. 'Love it.
I think there's no better time to be out and playing golf. As mentioned, nobody on the roads and IMO there's something special about the earth with minimal humans around. I don't get first out or anything but 7am-8am window for teeing off is my pick. Done and dusted by 12:30 and big celebratory lunch right after...and the 3pm napper to boot.
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6:30 tee time in Ohio.. We start off as soon as the mower cuts the first green.. It is nice to play early.. nobody front of you, fresh cut greens, and we're done by 10:30-11..
oh yeah.. you have the rest of the day to take a nap..
I almost never play golf in the afternoon or mid-mornings except on league night. We always have the first tee time sat & sun, done in 2.5-3 hrs max with me walking. Sometimes we will finish 18 and the group before us will only be on 10.... I don't know what fairway roll out or hard greens mean but I know I have more time with my family lol.
Playing early is my favorite by far! I'll tee off around 6:30am and if I am by myself I am off the course by 9am at the latest, only people I have to wait on are the people out mowing the course. Plus you usually get to play into greens that are a little softer and more receptive which is always nice.
I’m not typically a morning person, but this summer I have switched it up and headed out with many tee times before 7 AM. It is by far the best time of the day to play, and can usually finish in 3 hrs or less!
0608 tee off Sunday. Took our time, putted out on 18 at 0900 sharp. Was terrific.
Early mornings. Enough time for brunch and sober up then take the kids out!
Our club limits the first 30 minutes of tee times on Fri, Sat and Sun to singles and twosomes. I can regularly finish 18 in 2 hours with a cart if playing as a single.