What Makes Spring Magical For Golfers
Spring is a magical time for golfers - especially this year. Returning to the course after a long winter hibernation, the extended daylight hours and improved weather are gratefully received by those who want to get their season off to a fast start.
Whether it be the opportunity to play twilight rounds in the evening or relishing those crisp sunlit mornings, there is something for everyone throughout these weeks, and with the added inspiration of the Masters still fresh in the mind, it's easy to see why so many of us eagerly anticipate the promise of April.
For Golfshake Ambassador Matt Holbrook, the appeal is plentiful. "Golf in spring for me signals the start of summer," he said. "The longer months and lots of golf to look ahead to. I play a lot of twilight golf during the week after work but it also spells the end of three nights a week at the range. More on course practice and really honing the short game ready for the season ahead."
Embracing the season is something that Mel Davies enjoys too.
"I love golf in the spring as for me it’s the start of the season, the growth on the course is starting and courses start to get some definition and stripes, and we all like stripes...I also like the lighter earlier mornings as I’m a proper early morning person."
For many of us following a winterish lockdown, embracing the physical and mental health benefits afforded by the great outdoors was extremely welcome, and golf is an outlet that Richard Moore celebrates.
"The fresh air and the sunshine – the feeling of sun on your back, squinting in the sun to read your putts, is just magical. Hearing the birds actually tweeting (not just reading mindless Twitter – see the connection there?!), that reminds me of watching the Masters and listening to the birds."
Connecting with nature is a great thing, the tranquility and being transported away from reality for a few hours. And the weather is generally nicer too - as Kevin Heggie describes.
"For me, spring is my favourite time of the year for golfing and non golfing reasons. Days getting longer, and warmer, means I can start planning golf and not worrying so much about how many layers I need to wear. And obviously, spring time is synonymous with pro golf, with the Masters doing a great job of re-igniting the desire to play in even the most fair-weather of golfers."
It's clear that spring is a special time of year for golfers, with April being a month that they weren't able to experience in 2020, and its comeback has been enormously rewarding to the Golfshake Community.
Golf in the spring? It's different gravy!
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