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This Will Convince You to Play More Golf This Autumn

By: | Fri 06 Oct 2023

The summer months have come to a close, which normally means a significant number of golfers put their clubs away until the start of the next golfing season.

However, there are still many reasons to continue playing golf, maintaining the grind with the aim of getting better every day.

Although the autumn months can’t guarantee relentless sunshine, the changing of the season marks a new period for recreational golf - and one that is vastly underrated!

Below, we explore six reasons why you should play more golf this autumn, which will undoubtedly prepare you efficiently for the start of the new golfing season.

Tee Time Respite

All nomadic golfers will understand the frustration of booking a round for the weekend, late in the week during peak season.

The likelihood is that you won’t get favourable times, and in extreme scenarios, you won’t get a tee time at all!

Thankfully for committed players, there are a lot of fair-weather golfers who seemingly hibernate when the colder periods are upon us.

Gaining a tee time during autumn is a relatively stress-free experience - and there is an additional benefit linked to facilities being freer.

Pace of Play

Most golfers will accept that a round of golf could take upwards of 4 hours and 30 minutes if the course is exceptionally busy.

However, more popular courses are not immune to lengthier rounds of golf, which somewhat dampens the experience for those involved.

Due to courses being quieter, we can all expect the pace of play to improve dramatically.

Nevertheless, there will be occasions where you’re behind a slow group who potentially lack golfing etiquette, but it should be a much more positive experience throughout the autumn period.

Autumn Golf

The Weather

Autumn will naturally produce more rainfall than summer, but as the years progress, this period of the year is experiencing a warmer climate.

Golfing in shorts during the months of October or November would have seemingly been impossible previously, yet they are viable apparel in contemporary times.

The warmer climate of the autumn period should interest the fair-weather golfers, but you must remember that rainfall is much more likely.

Whilst we need to expect wetter rounds and limited sunshine, the autumn months are consistently warmer - which is ideal for a round of golf!  

The Grind Continues

If you’ve spent all spring and summer working tirelessly on your game, why would you be willing to reverse all that progression?

Sometimes taking a short hiatus from the game can be good for your enjoyment, but anything longer will run the risk of losing ability.

Furthermore, the winter months will be much colder and wetter, and therefore act as a good period to take a break from the game of golf.

Keep playing for as long as possible and you’ll continue to improve your skills just in time for tournament season!

Early Morning Rounds

If you are yet to secure the first tee time available on the day, you simply don’t know what you’re missing out on.

After the disappointment of missing out on a lie in on your day off, you’ll quickly realise why so many golfers enjoy the sport at this time of day.

The autumn season produces more dew too, which makes the course feel magical as you leave footsteps and the dew line from your chip can act as the perfect indicator where to start your putt!

The final bonus is that your round of golf should have concluded by 11am at the latest, meaning you have the entire day to spend on hobbies, with friends or loved ones!

Access to Elite Venues

The Brabazon Course at The Belfry is something a lot of UK-based golfers dream of, but the demand in the summer months make it especially tricky to land a tee time.

Perhaps Celtic Manor has long been on your golfing bucket-list, only for it to be near impossible to book a tee time on the Twenty Ten Course during peak season.

If you were to target these elite-level venues during the autumn months, the likelihood is you’ll gain a much better chance of landing that elusive golf trip.

Moreover, due to a lower volume of business, you may even be able to snag these breaks at a reduced cost - win/win!

The thought of golfing during the autumn months is becoming more popular largely thanks to a warmer season and more access to tee times.

If you’ve been grinding relentlessly throughout the season, try and fight the urge of packing your clubs away until spring and continue to work on your game.

Autumn is also the optimum time to visit 5* resorts such as The Belfry or Gleneagles, so take advantage of offers during this time period.

Above all, have fun with your favourite hobby! 

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