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... If I had to play morning golf I would probably just give up the game. I really HATE playing early. My back is stiff, it is cold and wet and I am a night person so my brain just doesn't function well in the morning. My last big outing was a Myrtle Beach trip with 8 rounds Thursday thru Sunday. By Saturday my pards were complaining about being paired up with me because I averaged 86 in the morning rounds and 73 in the afternoon rounds and my 1 index at the time was killing the morning teams. That was my last outing trip. 

... I LOVE twilite golf and it is pretty much all I play. Sometimes I get out a little earlier, especially on vacation or wintering in Phoenix, but never before noon.  

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... If I had to play m morning golf I m ay just give up the game. I really HATE playing early. My back is stiff, it is cold and wet and I am a night person so my brain just doesn't function well in the morning. My last big outing was a Myrtle Beach trip with 8 rounds Thursday thru Sunday. By Saturday my pards were complaining about being paired up with me because I averaged 86 in the morning rounds and 73 in the afternoon rounds and my 1 index at the time was killing the morning teams. That was my last outing trip. 

... I LOVE twilite golf and it is pretty much all I play. I get out earlier, especially on vacation or wintering in Phoenix, but never before noon.  

I know a couple guys just like you, can’t play mornings and that’s OK. A 13 shot difference (86-73) is a huge difference


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It's wierd, I enjoy twlight more, but I generally  have better scores in the mroning rounds.  I play in a afternoon league on Wed night and a mroning league on Thursday AM.  it's crazy I can leave on some Wednesday nights after the round, looking like I'm a rank beginner, then on Thursday AM I'll put a round up better than anything I have in a whille  And it's not just the scores, its the way I feel and even my swing.    Wierd stuff!   

I guess some of it is on the Wed night league,  I go litteraly from sitting in my office to the first tee in less than 20 minutes some times. 

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1 minute ago, Rickp said:


I know a couple guys just like you, can’t play mornings and that’s OK. A 13 shot difference (86-73) is a huge difference emoji33.png
 

 

... Friday morning at Myrtle we were the first group off at 6am. I usually wake up around 8:30 - 9am LOL. It was so cold and wet and I was insanely stiff. I took an 11 on the opening par 5 without a penalty. Played better by the back 9 when the sun came out and I loosened up and it got warmer but those front 9's were just brutal. After lunch and in the afternoon I was completely ready to play but those 6 am morning tee times are no bueno for me. 🤣

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I much Rather morning. The earlier the better. Saturday’s are 2nd tee time on the course for me and I love it. I enjoy getting up early having a coffee and banana and getting to the course with the heated seat on. Rounds are fairly quick and finish up just in time for an early lunch and don’t take up the whole day. Can still get stuff done around the house. League play during th week though is obviously twilight and is great also but prefer the early morning dew! 

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On 5/2/2020 at 8:55 AM, cciciora13 said:

I'm curious, how many of you enjoy playing in the morning vs at twilight? And Why do you like playing at either of those times?

I love playing in the morning, but don't get me wrong something about twilight as the sun is setting is just so peaceful. I just played twilight last night with my fiance and it was windless and was able to capture some cool photos. It's just so cool as we chase around this little white ball to take it all in now and again.... especially during these tough times.

I prefer morning over any other time of day. If I can get the first tee time of the day, I'm pretty happy. Unfortunately, I've yet to acquire any playing partners that are willing to get up so early on the weekends. It's nice to be able to get out and enjoy a round without having the pace of play issues that often plague other times of the day. I also like that you can slow it down if desired because you aren't trying to race against time. That said, I have played and enjoyed many twilight rounds. That would probably be my second favorite time of day for golf.

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First group off the tee for me. I love finishing a round before they are serving lunch! If I play later in the day all I do is think about my round and get nothing done. 

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I’ve been getting out of bed @ 5:00am for 40 years so early morning is fine w me. I sleep in until 5:30 after retiring.


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I’m a morning/before lunch guy. Doesn’t take long for me to warm up the muscles. I like getting my round done before lunch/at lunch. Pace of play is big to me. Usually I get held up in twilight rounds and mess up my mindset/rhythm. 

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4 minutes ago, Erik-M said:

 if I play later in the day all I think about all day is golf and I'm a little aloof the whole day. 

 

... You just described every day of my adult life. 🤣

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First tee time of the day. Nobody in front. Everything is waking up. Dew lines to the hole. Home before my wife wakes up. 

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I prefer early mornings, in my general areas a lot of the courses have twilight deals and are usually packed in the end of the day.

Not a lot people want to be out at 6 am, so I get a lot alone time.

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Morning golf for me. Something about the day starting new, not worn out from the days activities, the sun coming up...Memorable round was at Buffalo Hill in Kalispell, MT. My dad and I were the first to play that day. Dew still on the course and we were the first to make tracks on the fairways and greens. Must have been on off day for maintenance because I don't remember seeing any mower tracks in the dew. Probably never have that experience again. 

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... What a good topic and interesting thread. When I was a DJ and did a morning show from 6am - 10am I hated waking up so early so much I gave my notice every morning and by the end of my shift my boss would always say "see you tomorrow?" and I would laugh and say yea, I'll be here. Still I only lasted 6 months before going to another station to do the afternoon drive shift and was much happier. Many acting jobs either start with a 5-6am call time to be on set for hair and make up or a late night shoot and I really hate those morning call times. So clearly I am not a morning person and that would most definitely include golf.

... To nobody's surprise, many have said they are morning people and love getting out early and my experience has always been afternoon tee times are easier to get than morning tee times. Why I didn't expect is only one responded with either and it seems everyone has a preference and often a very strong preference at that. I would have expected a few more "Doesn't matter to me, I love both". 

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Morning golf for me right now. If I can tee off and be done by 10, I still get a day with my wife and daughter. As much as I love to play, I love spending time with my family that much more. As she enters pre-school and elementary, I’ll still choose AM rounds once she gets on the bus.

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11 hours ago, Eric D. said:

First tee time of the day. Nobody in front. Everything is waking up. Dew lines to the hole. Home before my wife wakes up. 

That is a big thing for me to. Nobody in front. Love to play at my own pace (usually quicker than an avg pace) and then you still have a lot of the day to finish your list your wife gave you last night. 

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