Well, we’re into my favorite part of the year – autumn. You can have the spring and summer. Being a native New Englander, I live for the cooler temperatures, crisp night air, the changing of the leaves, breaking out the jackets and sweaters. This is the weather I wait all summer for. So not surprisingly, it’s also my favorite season for golf. Besides the cooler temperatures and no humidity, making your round of golf much more comfortable, it’s the changing of the leaves that can help make your favorite course even prettier, or bring an ordinarily dull course much more to life. But what about you? What’s your favorite golf season?
Is it spring? I can understand why may golfers are fans of the spring time. The spring usually means the beginning of the golf season. A fresh, new start. The winter chill is gone, temps are rising. Trees and flowers are blooming and the courses are drying out. It’s a chance to get a good bunch of golf in until the real summer heat and humidity kick in.
Maybe it’s the summer? The summer is probably the time of year when you have the most consistent good weather. Some of us can’t think of a better way to beat the summer heat than to head out for a ride in the old golf cart, grab a couple of beers from the Mofobete, and hope to whack your ball into a shady spot. Just, no one writing this post. But others…sure. But mid-summer golf, for me, can be summed up in five simple words once uttered by Stinky Golfer Pete after a missed putt – “It’s too hot to miss.”
For me it’s the fall. For all of the reasons mentioned above, and then some, the fall is far and away my favorite time of year for golf. Really, who wants to sweat in places where you can’t quite get your towel to while in a public place? Who wants to play golf when you feel like you just stepped out of a hot shower each time you walk to your ball? I’d rather wait out the heat in order to play a little more golf in weather like this! Hey, it’s fall in New England. There’s a reason people travel here at this time of year.
Maybe you enjoy the winter for golf. Wait…what? OK, so no one (or very few anyway) are out playing golf in the snow. But for many golfers who live in the northern portion of the country, maybe the winter means traveling south to play golf. Maybe you have a second home or a timeshare. Maybe the winter is simply time for your yearly big golf trip. If you live in the south, then maybe you’re waiting for the cooler winter temperatures to play more often. Whatever the reason, maybe the winter’s your time.
No matter your choice or your favorite season, to each their own. Whatever gets you out on the course is good reason enough. Whether you prefer the heat or the cooler weather. Be it the lush green of mid-summer or the vibrant colors of the fall. Hell, maybe your out there in the freezing mid-winter temperatures. Whatever it is that gets you out there, enjoy it!
Swing ’til you’re happy! And take the poll below!