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Golf Australia Express : Issue 10
BIG Q THE TIS THE SEASON... POLL HAVE YOUR SAY ON THE STATE OF THE GAME... SPRING IS a blooming good time to play golf. Come September most golfers take to the course with a renewed bounce in their step. And with temperature rising even the seasonal golfer warms to the idea of dusting off the clubs and gracing the fairways. However, just pegging it up doesn’t mean your game will return to the tune of birdies. After all, taking a break from playing can leaves one’s game a tad out of shape. Does spring bring new life to your game? WITHLONGER daylight hours, summer months offer the most time to squeeze in a round or some practice. And if you have a busy daily schedule, twilight hours are arguably the best time to play or sharpen your skills. But this season can also be brutal. With mid- afternoon temperatures surging towards 40 degrees the oppressive summer bite can put a sting in anyone’s game. Does your game sizzle in summer? FOR THE most part winter’s a season of grey skies, rain, sleet and icy-cool winds. These images do little to inspire an outdoor jaunt. And for those who’ve experienced the bone-jarring tingling that comes with the first iron-strike on a winter’s morning, four to five hours of golf seems more like an ordeal than a pleasure. But there are plenty of hardy golfers who love playing in inclement weather. Bring on the winter challenge they say. Does your game shine in winter? GENERALLY SPEAKING autumn is the most pleasant time to play golf. It’s not too hot and it’s not yet frosty either. Plus, most courses are in peak condition and if you live in a region with an abundance of deciduous trees, the changing colour offers a visual splendor. It’s a backdrop worth regularly revisiting throughout the season. But this seasonal pleasantry can lull you and your game into a false sense of security. Does autumn bring a drop to your handicap? WHEN DO YOU PLAY YOUR BEST GOLF?