Albeit slow, my 2022 golf season has started. With nine holes under my belt, it is now time to think about what I want to see happen to my game over the next 5 months. I always want to improve my game, but I am getting to the point where I want to enjoy playing as much as focusing my efforts on gaining a stroke here and there. I am planning one dramatic change this year and I am not sure how it will affect my game.
Traditionally, I am a early bird player. I like going out in the cool of the morning when the grass is a bit damp. It is how I have scheduled my games over the past 20+years. Playing early in the morning has its challenges, but it is something I have grown accustom to dealing with.
Because I am only 10 minutes away from the golf course, I have decided to adjust my playing times. My darling wife and I want to become more active and the mornings is the best time for us to walk, hike, kayak, etc. So, I have am committing to playing in the afternoons as much as possible. I realize my games will happen in the heat of the afternoons, but I think it is going to better for my overall life goals.
Playing golf in the heat of day will offer some benefits and drawbacks. The greatest drawback will be the heat and the need to stay hydrated. Additionally, I will have to wear more sunblock and be conscious of how the heat affects my physically. I am very confident I can handle this change and we shall see how my experiment works out over the next few months.
The benefits of playing in the heat of day will center around greater distances with my longer clubs. I think I will gain a good 10 yards in roll and that should help shorten my approach shots. This inturn should improve my GIR. Or at least that is how I have sketched out the plan. Again…..we shall see.
Regularly, playing golf in the afternoon will take getting used to; I am confident I will be able to make the transition. Setting more time aside for activities with my best friend is very important and my transition to my new home course is the perfect time to make the change. When is your favourite time to play golf?
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!