A love-hate relationship with fall golf
Let me start by saying I love fall golf in the northern climates.
The trees splash colors of all kinds.
The courses aren’t crowded.
They’re much cheaper, too.
Sound’s like golf heaven on earth, right? Faster, cheaper, prettier rounds.
Now here’s a reality check.
There are plenty of horrors when it comes to fall golf.
The morning tee time is brutally cold.
The greens have been aerated. They’re bumpy, slow and sandy.
There’s only a six-hour window to play in the most ideal conditions, from roughly 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. It’s generally windier even on the nicest of days.
And the biggest problem?
Those darn leaves that are so nice to look at, they’re ball traps on the ground. Any shot off-line and you’re dead.
Strange but I seem to play my best golf in the fall. I’m more focused b/c I know it could be my last round of the year. Every round feels like the last, so I appreciate it more. I know old man winter is waking up.
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