4 Tips for Playing Golf During Autumn and Winter in Colorado
Summer has passed us by, and here we are again, facing the cold hard truth that winter is upon us. As you prepare to hit the golf course on crisp autumn and winter days, please keep the following tips and etiquette in mind:
- Frost can be a major concern for the golf course and can cause major damage to the grass. Please make sure that before you practice or play, you check with someone who is in contact with the golf course superintendent.
- Winter brings harder ground conditions, and it can be hard to find your ball marks on the green. Do your best to find the ball mark and repair it, as this can help save the green for the following year.
- When you are playing during the autumn and winter, make sure to account for the additional roll that you’ll experience with all of your approach shots; this will save you from a lot of extra strokes.
- When you are playing with a group, make sure to discuss how you will be playing the course for the day. Generally, when you play in the off season, you will play according to “winter rules”–in other words, you will be able to roll the ball in the fairway and make sure that you get a preferred lie. This is an acceptable procedure during the winter because we are not posting scores for handicap purposes. You are not allowed to post a score for the off season because you will generally shoot lower with the additional roll that you get with your drives.
Winter will leave as soon as it came, so hang on, and play hard! Soon it will be time for spring and a new golf season.