Morning At Washtenaw Golf Club

Morning At Washtenaw Golf Club

The best times to play golf are morning, afternoon and evening.

That said, I particularly like early morning golf. A couple of days ago, I was third off the tee at Washtenaw Golf Club (course link), chasing two of the club’s two fastest players, both of whom were in carts.

The moon was still up; the sun just rising. I caught the striking photo above of the sunrise through clouds reflecting off the surface of Paint Creek.

Moon over Washtenaw

Early mornings are a great time to work on my game. With no one in front of me, I can get a couple of holes ahead of trailing groups and then drop some extra balls to work on my swing.

Mornings also have the advantage that no one is around to see what a train wreck my swing has become in recent weeks. I just don’t seem to be able to find the bottom of my swing.

Morning maintenance crews at Washtenaw.

The only real downside to morning golf is the wet grass. Sometimes a drive will hit the ground running and spray a rooster tail of water behind it. My feet are often quite damp at the end of a round.

If I were riding, I imagine that wet feet would not be an issue.

As much as possible, I try to walk in the areas that have been mowed. As you can see in the photo above, the mowing strips the dew, showing the driest paths.

What I really should do though, is stop at the turn and change my shoes and socks.

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