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#1 FLOGMR

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Posted 07 September 2018 - 01:45 PM

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.
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We played efficiently and never saw anyone else until we were finished.....18 holes in 3 hours 15 minutes..... I LOVE morning golf!! :taunt:


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Posted 07 September 2018 - 01:59 PM

You can play with me anytime. I bet it was at a nice pace without feeling rushed and still went fast.

I am a early guy also, even on vacation i ask for first time all the time.
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Posted 07 September 2018 - 03:09 PM

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.  

Had lots of mornings where we were home by 9:00 a.m. before it got crowded and hot. There’s nothing better.
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Posted 07 September 2018 - 04:15 PM

Early morning golf is only beaten by late evening golf, especially on a Friday.
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Posted 07 September 2018 - 04:19 PM

I'm a morning golf guy myself. Last two 18 rounds I played were at 6:56 a.m. and 7:20 a.m. Finished both in three and a half hours. You get to avoid the heat for most of your round, take in quality scenery, and play faster.

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Posted 07 September 2018 - 04:37 PM

morning or evening golf... pure joy .. walking the 18th with just the club house lights and some moon light...

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Posted 07 September 2018 - 04:49 PM

They don't let us off till 8am sucks....

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Posted 07 September 2018 - 05:13 PM

I’ll do this my brother in law. We’re usually done in around 3 hours and sometimes less. It’s great on hot summer days. I just have to remember I’m usually a club shorter when I play this early .
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Posted 07 September 2018 - 05:22 PM

I play 5-6 days a week and I am usually in the first group, teeing off before 7am(typical sunrise time in s.e. Florida).
Done way before 10am, then its in the clubhouse for breakfast and drinks.
Nap after....
Wake up and think about dinner somewhere

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Posted 07 September 2018 - 05:25 PM

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Posted 07 September 2018 - 07:05 PM

I like being on the course early, but play considerably better in the afternoon.
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Posted 07 September 2018 - 11:34 PM

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.

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Posted 08 September 2018 - 12:23 AM

I play a fair amount by myself on weekdays, and the vast majority of the time it's the first tee time of the day.  It's so nice to just be able to get out and go.   The only thing I dislike is teeing off facing the rising sun and having no idea where your ball might be :-)

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Posted 08 September 2018 - 04:58 AM

When I lived on a golf course, I was the first guy off every morning.  Loved the solitude.

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Posted 08 September 2018 - 11:05 AM

It my favorite time to golf.

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Posted 08 September 2018 - 11:31 AM

I’ve had late shifts and early mornings all week, I’d like to sleep in, but I can’t pass up a 6:30 tee time tomorrow after not being able to play since Tuesday.
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Posted 08 September 2018 - 11:37 AM

Early mornings are definitely the way to go! That's our preference for sure. Played some late morning golf while on a trip last weekend and it was brutal. Two 5+ hr rounds.
This is obviously a different trip :)

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Posted 08 September 2018 - 06:53 PM

we meet about forty five minutes before the round to warm up. practice bucket in the dark.
at T minus fifteen we are heading to the clubhouse to check in and await the sunrise.
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Posted 08 September 2018 - 07:33 PM

Love it. Im all about the first tee time. Usually can finish the round inside three hours.

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Posted 08 September 2018 - 07:40 PM

Best time to play by far.  We have our regular game at daybreak every weekend when there isn't snow.  Typically home by 10.


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Posted 08 September 2018 - 07:42 PM

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7:18 tee time for me this morning. Too d**n early for my old bones, but it was pretty.
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Posted 08 September 2018 - 07:45 PM

 rainkingjr, on 07 September 2018 - 11:34 PM, said:

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.

You're in their way -- they have work to do. If the shop let's players out too early, it takes them longer to get the course ready.
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Posted 08 September 2018 - 08:55 PM

I'm usually not a morning person, but in my stage of life right now it is really the best time for me to play golf.  I've found it to be really enjoyable.  I can sometimes get a quick 9 in before work.  I love the temperature, the quiet, and purity of playing by yourself.  Score doesn't really matter.  No external pressures.  Just yourself and the game.

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Posted 09 September 2018 - 12:25 AM

 Dustin_J, on 08 September 2018 - 12:23 AM, said:

I play a fair amount by myself on weekdays, and the vast majority of the time it's the first tee time of the day.  It's so nice to just be able to get out and go.   The only thing I dislike is teeing off facing the rising sun and having no idea where your ball might be :-)

Isn’t there some golf architecture guideline (often not followed) that opening holes shouldn’t head East, and closing holes shouldn’t head West because of the sun?

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Posted 09 September 2018 - 11:08 AM

Early morning walking are the best rounds. Fresh greens, get home early.


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Posted 09 September 2018 - 11:18 AM

Weekday early morning golfer here!  During mid summer I can get a full 18 in and still get to work on time.  My course let's me tee off before the clubhouse opens.  I know all the groundskeepers.  I don't mind if they do their thing while I putt out or whatnot and they get out of the way on approaches quickly.  It's a good system.
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Posted 09 September 2018 - 11:24 AM

 blink3665, on 09 September 2018 - 11:18 AM, said:

Weekday early morning golfer here!  During mid summer I can get a full 18 in and still get to work on time.  My course let's me tee off before the clubhouse opens.  I know all the groundskeepers.  I don't mind if they do their thing while I putt out or whatnot and they get out of the way on approaches quickly.  It's a good system.
I used to do early morning 9s before work, but I stopped because of the work part, lol. The last two holes I start getting bummed I was about to head to the office.
So prefer afterwork 9s during the work week, then I'd have something to look forward to.
How many months of the year can you do the early morning thing, where it's not too swampy? I know in the PNW that's a loaded question, but all things being equal Apr-Oct?

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Posted 09 September 2018 - 11:41 AM

Dewsweeper here and have been , it's the best time on weekends and still leaves plenty of time for other things. Love playing the course fresh.

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Posted 09 September 2018 - 01:29 PM

Since the nights are getting shorter in Scotland I have been teeing off and playing at 7.15 ish the last two Wednesdays. great playing 12 -15 holes and still get to work for 10.

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I really enjoy playing early or late, don't have to worry about anyone around you!

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Posted 09 September 2018 - 10:21 PM

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.

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