Despite what you may think, golfing at anytime of the day is awesome. However, I will admit that certain times that offer a more rewarding experience than others. This is purely subjective and who am I to tell you when is the best time for you. As for me, I have two times I enjoy the best and for different reasons.
Before I ramble on about my favorites, it is important to outline what yours are:
This is completely different than one year agoe:
It appears that almost half of the respondents this year enjoy playing golf in the morning. I did not specify exactly what time, but I would assume between that teeing off between 8 and 11 am would hit the mark. It just goes to show that there is no right answer to this question; it is purely subjective.
I, on the other hand, have specific times I enjoy playing golf more.
My favorite time to play golf is early birds. I love hitting the course between 6 and 6:30 am because the course is empty. The birds are singing, the sun is shining, the air is fresh and there is very little ambient noise from the grounds crew. It is a very special time of day to play. Playing early birds is great for my mental state and always leaves me refreshed after 18 holes. Early birds is the time I like to play when I am out for a fun round with nothing on the line.
However, playing in the afternoon is when I shoot my best scores. I am not sure what it is, but when I tee off around 1 pm, I seem to play better than any other time. I am not sure if it because I am fully awake or the conditions are just right, but I seem to score very well in the afternoon. This is a bit strange because generally in the afternoon the wind blowing harder and the conditions are a bit drier. I guess those are the best conditions for my game.
So there you have it: golfing for fun – early birds rule; for scoring – the afternoon it is.
Does your game change depending on the day? What is your favorite time to play?
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!