My alarm went off at 5 a.m. on a Friday morning. Now I work from home, so typically I roll out of bed around eight to start work around nine. But on this particular Friday, I was up at the crack of dawn. Why? To play golf, of course.
An old work buddy (from my days in the office) whom I recently rekindled a friendship with was playing 9-holes that day and I was going to join him. His mission: Play golf and still stay out of the doghouse with his wife. So as many golfers do to avoid the scorn of their significant other, my pal decided to play first thing in the morning.
We were on the tee at 6 a.m. and back home before 9 a.m.. It was golf, but not as I knew it. I was tired; chilly; and still had a full day of work ahead of me. But there were no complaints from either of our wives. We played golf under the radar and avoided that “look” – you know, that “look” you get when you remind your non-golfing wife on Saturday morning that you’re playing golf all day.
But was it worth it? Meh, the jury is still out for me. But perhaps it’s because my non-golfing wife is a bit more understanding (I typically get to play in the middle of the day on a weekend – especially if it’s only 9-holes). But if that wasn’t the case, perhaps squeezing in 9 before 9 would work for me.
Anyway, this all got me thinking about when other golfers play. Do you play at the crack of dawn or at a more normal morning hour? Do you play mid-day or save a few bucks with the twilight rate and hope to finish before sunset? Obviously, the POLL is in summer hours (when the day is long); but tell us what you do!