Just curious. On a scale of 1 to 10 how important is it to your golf swing to be rested?
It never made a whole lot of difference to me and I had as hard a blue collar job as you will find anywhere (so I was always pretty much exhausted). I just showed up and played with whatever I had that day. On good days I would figure out something that would get me around the course and on bad days I didn't.
I would have rated the importance of being rested about a 2.
Now for the first time, and after working as hard as I could all winter long to change my swing mechanics, the difference between when I am rested and when I am not shows up like the difference between night and day on the course.
As of right now, with the changes I've made, I rate the difference in my play at a 9.
If I wake up in the morning after a decent night of sleep and go to the course I am striping the ball pretty well. If my boss wants to play 9 holes after I change all of the holes, fix all of the potholes in the cart paths, and dig a bunch of post holes for new signs, my lower back is tight and my swing completely falls apart and I don't seem to be able to work around it.