By Doug Weaver
1. The ball goes farther because the fairways are firmer, the grass can be cut lower and the rough is not as high. You will have lower scores with less stress because of longer drives and shorter putts.
2. You have more energy for after the round activity. Due to milder temperatures, you will be more energetic for going to the play or out to dinner with friends.
3. The breeze is refreshing and can make a long hole short and a short hole long. It makes you become more creative in your shot making, can influence the distance and direction of your shot and make a simple shot a challenge.
4. Leaves are not falling on our fairways. In the North, many courses are blessed with changing colors and leaves falling to the fairway, hiding your golf ball. But not here! We mainly have live oak trees, which are green year around.
5. Prices go down on Saturday afternoons and the pace of play is fast.
6. You can golf and hit the beach in the same day with less perspiration and no longer have to worry about afternoon showers interrupting your game.
7. New equipment often goes on sale. It’s just like buying a car at the end of the year; manufactures and pro shops want to move their clubs.
8. There’s a faster pace and more experienced golfers. I call it the “Dance of the Golfer.” The experienced golfer can play without a stressful pushing of the pace of play that cost them strokes. Learn the “Dance of the Golfer” by attending a golf school and you will play faster with less stress, more smiles, fewer golf balls and lower scores.
9. You deserve a reward for a job well done. You’ve worked diligently to meet your 2015 goals and you are on schedule or even ahead. Charles Fraser, the founder of modern day Hilton Head Island, said that he wanted the Hilton Head Island experience to be one that people would leave rested, refreshed and ready to return home to be a better citizen and employee, therefore contributing to the success of their local community, state and nation.
1o. Sunsets at the 19th hole.