By the way Slice of Life I'm loving the new profile picture. Watched Tin Cup last night and was cringing at the end... even my fiancee was screaming "DROP IT BY THE WATER PRICK!!!" and she has a minimal understanding of the game.
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Yeah, it's always cringeworthy. Hard to watch, even though it's fake...
Haha - I guess that depends on what you consider hot. But now a days, we get the extremes up in here. Really cold winters and quite hot summers. Our temps the past couple weeks have been close to 90's (which isn't close to Texas or South CA), but it's the terrible humidity that's been gross lately. I shouldn't complain though... As long as it's not hailing, I'll play!
90 degrees, regardless of the humidity, is just fine. The tough ones are the days that it's triple digits with humidity in the 80's. Played once in Alexandria, LA and the heat index was over 120.
In Northern Virginia we get enough variability that my absolute favorite time to play is winter. The reason is that the courses are not crowded, rates have been cut significantly, and you aren't reduced to a sweaty mess. It's seriously humid here in the summer, and hot, and buggy. It's also seriously lush, the grass everywhere is in great shape this year due to all of the rain we've received.
So this answer is that I love to play year round, but really enjoy getting a good day in the winter...go figure.
Up to a month prior to summer and schools letting out as well as after school starts up again. Summers in LA there are to many people out on the courses.
We like to walk on a course early morning Saturdays with no tee time usually and right now unless you tee up in the dark no later then 5am it is to late and to many people out to get a spot.
Ha! Yeah - grass is always greener I guess. You might have it a touch better where golf and boarding are concerned since you don't have to travel for either as long as you are in season. There isn't a snowboard season at all here. Years ago there was a place in North Georgia, but the world got a little warmer and it is just a mountain now. And there wasn't much to it to begin with.
But we probably have it better for a year round quality of life standpoint. From September through June, it's pretty hard to complain.
If the leaves are not an issue my favorite time of year to play is fall. Fall has always been my favorite time of the year as it is absolutely gorgeous in East Tennessee that time of year. Couple that with reasonable temperatures and well conditioned courses and it makes more my favorite golf.
So I guess my answer is, any season other than football season works for me.
On an unrelated note, it blows my mind that the leaves in fall can be bad enough to make it hard to golf. I guess that's just something I've never considered about other parts of the country/ world. If you don't want to put up with leaves ever again, Amarillo, TX may be the place for you. Just be okay with lots of wind!