Does September really mark the end of summer activities? Is golfing after Labor Day like wearing white shoes in the fall? Maybe college and pro football have something to do with it? Take our poll and tell us when your golf season ends.
Labor Day – the most dreaded of holidays for those who make their living in the outdoor recreational industry. It seems the holiday we set-aside to break from work ironically signals the end of play for many activities – golf notwithstanding.
Now, it’s my own personal opinion that Labor Day isn’t the catalyst (at least for golf anyway). No sir – the true culprit is American football – both college and pro. Once football graces television sets across America on Saturdays and Sundays, the waits on the tee-boxes disappear.
But this is just speculation on my part. I’m not really sure why the course seems less crowded after Labor Day – perhaps just the fact that it’s now September is enough for people to realize summer is basically over and with that, so too is golf. Or maybe it’s a combination of both the onset of fall and the start of football?
At any event, the golfers who are putting their clubs in hibernation this week are missing out. They’re missing out on a more enjoyable round that includes more comfortable temps and less crowds on the course. Not to mention a bit later in the fall (depending on your location) some really awesome foliage. For me, this is the best time of year to play golf.
Despite living in a northern state, my golf season typically ends sometime between Halloween and Thanksgiving, depending on the weather. But I surmise for many average hacks like me, this is not the case. And that brings us to today’s poll: When does your golf season end?
Now I realize that some of you might live in a climate that allows for golf all year – so this poll isn’t for you. And it’s also not for my friends in the desert, who look forward to the cooler temps of winter. But if you happen to live in a locale where Labor Day marks the end of warm weather, please tell me if you also think it marks the end of your golf season…