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#31 Golfer4Life

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Posted 09 September 2018 - 10:24 PM

Very nice! I play everyday with my same group at 0715.  I enjoy it and we are done by 1030.

Tomorrow is going to be a balmy 43 degrees in the morning.  Got all the Heatgear ready, lol...

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Posted 09 September 2018 - 10:53 PM

View Postlchang, on 09 September 2018 - 12:25 AM, said:

View PostDustin_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?


You'd think they would think about that beforehand but often it isn't followed.  

I played this morning and the 1st hole faces directly into the sun. Plus side, it's great when your partners don't see your first tee shot going ob
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Posted 09 September 2018 - 11:02 PM

My group always tees off before 7 and we are done in 3.5 hours. Love the morning walks and pace of play.
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Posted 10 September 2018 - 02:37 AM

Usually have the first tee time every Saturday and Sunday, no one in front of us and playing at our pace. Rounds go fast and by the time i get home my wife and daughter are having breakfast and we got the whole day to do family stuff.

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Posted 10 September 2018 - 05:18 AM

Have teed off as early as 6 am. Not my cup of tea. I am a middle of the day guy.


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Posted 10 September 2018 - 08:01 AM

First out is the best.

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Posted 10 September 2018 - 08:06 AM

That's late for my weekend group. We start at 6 and get home around the time the kids are finishing breakfast.

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Posted 10 September 2018 - 10:09 AM

Love the views that you guys are posting.  Would never experience them myself.  Just not a morning person.
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Posted 10 September 2018 - 10:48 AM

Living in Southern California if you want to be done by 1030 you have to be early otherwise it is going to be a long day

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Posted 10 September 2018 - 01:31 PM

View Postlchang, on 09 September 2018 - 12:25 AM, said:

View PostDustin_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?

I've never paid attention to that, but I sure will from now on when thinking about courses to play 1st thing in the morning. Sometimes it's the simple things :-)


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Posted 10 September 2018 - 02:14 PM

I like the idea of early morning dew sweeping rounds and I try to get out and play them. My issue is my brain body connection seems to be lacking at that hour of the day and I don't typically play my best.

Edited by pappaf2, 10 September 2018 - 02:14 PM.

We're not here for a long time,
just a good time.

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Posted 10 September 2018 - 02:16 PM

View PostPoser, on 07 September 2018 - 04:49 PM, said:

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

I don't understand this. I noticed when I've played on the east coast a couple times places don't let you tee off much before 7:30 or  8am. Makes it hard to get in a round before my wife gets out of bed when we are on vacation.
We're not here for a long time,
just a good time.

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Posted 10 September 2018 - 04:20 PM

View Postfinleysg, on 08 September 2018 - 07:45 PM, said:

View Postrainkingjr, 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.

This times infinity.

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Posted 10 September 2018 - 06:52 PM

Love being out at first light. Don't mind playing later either, but many days it's the only way to get around in less than 4 hours or beat the heat.

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Posted 10 September 2018 - 07:35 PM

Well I'm one less guy you all have to worry about competing for those early tee times.  I detest early morning golf.

I dont enjoy the wet/dew covered grass and the clippings all over my shoes. Worse, although I'm an early riser, my body is way too stiff with various aches and pains at that time of the morning to play optimally.

My preference is mid-day tee times. This way I get the honey-do stuff out of the way early.   When I'm done with golf it's happy-hour time.  Couple of cocktails with the boys then off to dinner or whatever with the Mrs.

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Posted 10 September 2018 - 09:24 PM

Well I hear everyone on this post....and I enjoy early golf, midday golf and evening golf. What I don’t like?  You guessed it: slow golf.
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Posted 11 September 2018 - 01:32 PM

View Posthowellhandmade, on 10 September 2018 - 06:52 PM, said:

Love being out at first light. Don't mind playing later either, but many days it's the only way to get around in less than 4 hours or beat the heat.

Your second picture is the only thing I don't like about golf that early.  Having to keep the clubs off the ground to keep the grip dry.  Not a huge deal, but an annoyance if you forget.

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Posted 11 September 2018 - 01:36 PM

I like playing in the morning...but I can only afford twilight green fees. So it usually never happens.

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Posted 11 September 2018 - 03:23 PM

The only thing I get up early for is fishing and even then I still prefer to fish at night.... I like being the last guy out with no one behind me., at least I dont have to rake the bunkers.
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Posted 11 September 2018 - 03:27 PM

I love playing golf early... especially while on vacation... wake up early, play at a nice pace and get back while still getting to enjoy the rest of the day

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Posted 12 September 2018 - 08:39 AM

View Postjwhite86, on 11 September 2018 - 03:27 PM, said:

I love playing golf early... especially while on vacation... wake up early, play at a nice pace and get back while still getting to enjoy the rest of the day

One day ill see of the wife lets me golf on vacation.... Early before she wakes up might be the only way!
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Posted 12 September 2018 - 09:30 AM

I don't like early morning golf for one reason: Dew. Can't stand there being dew EVERYWHERE in the morning!
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Posted 12 September 2018 - 12:46 PM

View PostObee, on 12 September 2018 - 09:30 AM, said:

I don't like early morning golf for one reason: Dew. Can't stand there being dew EVERYWHERE in the morning!

Does help keep the clubs clean! A quick swipe through the grass and they are good as new!
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Posted 12 September 2018 - 01:16 PM

I was having a great few holes this morning teeing off at 7.30, this pic was on the 3rd hole.

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then I realised my 919 Tours were not built to my spec, so I walked in, in a massive huff and wasted valuable sleep! could be done with golfing stupid early now.

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Posted 12 September 2018 - 01:47 PM

^Quit posting pics of Balgownie damnit! :)
Too bad on the mixed up irons. Surely though with a lovely AM like that you soldier on. Choked down UDIs and full bore wedges.


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Posted 12 September 2018 - 01:54 PM

View Postduffer987, on 12 September 2018 - 01:47 PM, said:

^Quit posting pics of Balgownie damnit! :)
Too bad on the mixed up irons. Surely though with a lovely AM like that you soldier on. Choked down UDIs and full bore wedges.

no I was in a very bad mood.

Hit 2 iron, 46 on 4, short right, bad chip bogey.
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hit 3 wood way left and short, same with 7 iron picked ball up(lucky to find with my over the top angry swings) and went straight into the pro shop to see if they could measure my swing weights!

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Posted 12 September 2018 - 03:44 PM

View Postscott_Donald, on 12 September 2018 - 01:54 PM, said:

View Postduffer987, on 12 September 2018 - 01:47 PM, said:

^Quit posting pics of Balgownie damnit! :)
Too bad on the mixed up irons. Surely though with a lovely AM like that you soldier on. Choked down UDIs and full bore wedges.

no I was in a very bad mood.

Hit 2 iron, 46 on 4, short right, bad chip bogey.
driver into bunker then up and down on 5 for birdie.
walked to 18
hit 3 wood way left and short, same with 7 iron picked ball up(lucky to find with my over the top angry swings) and went straight into the pro shop to see if they could measure my swing weights!
That really is pants. As a 900 Tour owner I've been watching that thread, hopefully it's sorted sooner rather than later.

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Posted 12 September 2018 - 03:53 PM

I miss early morning golf.  When I lived in Santa Fe NM, I had a group that would get the first Saturday morning tee times, the end of June that was like 6:30 am. We would start hitting balls almost in the dark, tee off just as the sun was coming up, beautiful views..., and play 18 and be home by 11am....  My current club never sets the tee times before 8:00 am, that's way too late here in East Texas, we could be out there beating the heat, but no...
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Posted 12 September 2018 - 04:30 PM

I would love to play that early.  Would make sneaking out a breeze if I were home by 9:30 to be with the kids.  My only issue is my back simply cannot function at the level necessary that early in the morning.  It takes me a few hours until I feel like I can swing freely.  So, get up just before 6, put the heating pad on for 20 minutes, stretch, shower, stretch some more and head to the course for an 7:45-8am tee time.  There's not typically too many people out ahead of us, and those that are, are usually trying to fly through the course to get home early.
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Posted 12 September 2018 - 07:25 PM

I walk 9 every morning and have enjoyed many wonderful sunrises:




And occasionally A hurricane (Gordon) provides a late evening backdrop:


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