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#61 VaughanH

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Posted 25 September 2018 - 03:58 PM

Absolutely beautiful picture.
I played a round today on the Saadiyat Beach Golf Club in Abu Dhabi. It's so hot here at the moment that I was forced to start at 6AM.
The temperature was a cool 33 degrees celcius.


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Posted 25 September 2018 - 05:20 PM

Love playing 9 in the am.  Walking 1.30 hours and ride 1 hour.
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Posted 25 September 2018 - 10:32 PM

Love being first off on a weekend. Usually play in less than 3 hours with perfect greens......

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Posted 26 September 2018 - 08:13 AM

View Postwalter2312, on 25 September 2018 - 10:32 PM, said:

Love being first off on a weekend. Usually play in less than 3 hours with perfect greens......
Perfect greens are one of the best things about playing early.
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Posted 26 September 2018 - 09:45 AM

I'm definitely not a morning person, but when I'm on vacation and playing two rounds a day, especially on my winter trips, I have little choice but to go off early. I'm generally teeing off earlier than when I get out of bed for work. I do love the quick rounds, which are typically 2:15 to 2:30, but the dew and the grounds crews do put a damper on things.

First one out at Mammoth Dunes at Sand Valley.

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Posted 26 September 2018 - 09:50 AM

10 AM is just right for me.
I like to have breakfast first, and I'm rarely in bed before 1.

That being said, if I have to be there at seven, I 'll do it but not with a smile!
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Posted 26 September 2018 - 09:54 AM

Conestoga GC, Mesquite, NV

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Posted 26 September 2018 - 09:58 AM

View PostArgonne69, on 26 September 2018 - 09:54 AM, said:

Conestoga GC, Mesquite, NV


I’ve yet to make par on that stupid little hole!
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Posted 26 September 2018 - 10:00 AM

Wolf Creek GC, Mesquite, NV

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Posted 26 September 2018 - 10:07 AM

Presidio, San Francisco, CA

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Posted 26 September 2018 - 10:12 AM

Lol. Oh, yeah. 'Forgot about the marine layer on the Pacific. Poppy Hills.

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Posted 26 September 2018 - 10:17 AM

The Prairie Club (Dunes), Valentine, NE

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Posted 26 September 2018 - 10:29 AM

Torrey Pines. Way too early.

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Posted 26 September 2018 - 10:33 AM

Barona Creek GC, Lakeside, CA

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Posted 26 September 2018 - 10:54 AM

Bay Point GC, Panama City, FL

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Posted 26 September 2018 - 10:59 AM

The Ritz-Carlton Grande Lakes, Orlando, FL

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Posted 26 September 2018 - 11:10 AM

Raptor Bay GC, Estero, FL

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Posted 01 October 2018 - 07:36 PM

Love Dew Sweeping.  I used to caddy a lot and the best guys to caddy for are always the first groups off.  You can generally make some really good friends too playing with the early groups.  I love to walk with a caddy too if that is an option just because I understand how much caddies appreciate not waiting around and being in those first few groups.  I have been a bit short on cash this year so I have not been able to take advantage of it as much. But there is nothing better than walking down a Hogan walking early in the morning.

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Posted 01 October 2018 - 10:11 PM

View PostJustsomeguy, on 09 September 2018 - 10:21 PM, said:

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.

that sounds pretty darn awesome

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Posted 02 October 2018 - 08:49 AM

As fall and winter approach it seems my 6:30 A.M. rounds will have to be pushed back to 7:30 A.M., it's already getting to dark and foggy for me to see much up here prior to 7.

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Posted 02 October 2018 - 09:11 AM

View PostMarkFromTheUK, on 07 September 2018 - 04:15 PM, said:

Early morning golf is only beaten by late evening golf, especially on a Friday.

If there was a way to start at dawn, but finish at sunset, it’d be golf heaven.
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Posted 02 October 2018 - 11:18 AM

View PostTcann32, on 02 October 2018 - 09:11 AM, said:

View PostMarkFromTheUK, on 07 September 2018 - 04:15 PM, said:

Early morning golf is only beaten by late evening golf, especially on a Friday.

If there was a way to start at dawn, but finish at sunset, it’d be golf heaven.

There is... you just have to play all day!  That's a day well spent.

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Posted 02 October 2018 - 02:07 PM

my plan is to do my last two early morning rounds here in Scotland. Been going Wednesdays but forecast is poor tomorrow morning so might try Thursday instead.

Sunrise is 7.13 today so running out of enough time before work.

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Posted 02 October 2018 - 02:26 PM

Only thing that beats early Morning, is any golf during work! If not at work and on course that is a great day!
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Posted 04 October 2018 - 08:39 AM

I'm such a golf nut that playing in the afternoon is like telling a kid that they can't open their Christmas presents till Christmas afternoon. Since I'm going to be thinking about my upcoming round and how THIS will be the one when my swing finally comes together and I can ditch my office job and head out on tour until I actually play and get brought back to reality, I'm better off playing early!  

On a serious note, I love the pace of play of early morning golf, and the fact that I can still have a decent portion of the day to fulfil my duties as a husband and a father.

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Posted 04 October 2018 - 02:06 PM

+1 for Early morning golf

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Posted 04 October 2018 - 02:10 PM

did my last early pre work round of the year today. still 25 to 30mph winds at 7.45 today.

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Frustrating that we are running out of light as the course is still in perfect condition.

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Posted 04 October 2018 - 02:12 PM

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did my last early pre work round of the year today. still 25 to 30mph winds at 7.45 today.

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Frustrating that we are running out of light as the course is still in perfect condition.

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Posted 04 October 2018 - 02:21 PM

I used to love the first tee time of the day. Leave the house and get to the course around 0600, hit range balls in the dark to loosen up, on the tee at sunrise. That would require me getting up at around 0400 to shower, drink coffee and stretch before leaving the house.

These days, I just donít want to get out of bed that early anymore. My wife usually plays with me, and she doesnít want to get up that early either (more important things to be doing first thing in the morning). Weíve been teeing off anywhere between 9:00am and 3:00pm, depending on when we feel like getting out of the house.

I do enjoy the early morning sunrise, quick rounds, and not so crowded course, but around here while the temperature is cooler, the humidity is higher and the mosquitos are waking up and hungry. When we play, we donít have anything planned after our round usually, so if it is a long round itís no bother.

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Posted 04 October 2018 - 09:04 PM

Two weeks ago. My group usually is first group off on Saturday; they start us 10 minutes or so before official sunrise so we see the sun rise on #1 green.

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