Playing golf alone can be one of the most gratifying experiences in the game. Don’t get me wrong I love to tee it up with others most of the time, but there is something about getting out early by yourself and flying around the course. Because let’s be honest, it’s no fun playing by yourself if you’re stuck behind a bunch of foursomes.
I feel I can truly decompress and relax when playing as a party of one. There are no innate competitive tendencies that flare up. I just try to play the course and enjoy the outdoors. I find I get in a great rhythm this way. Whatever my score ends up is usually irrelevant.
I got to be the first out as a single on my Michigan trip last month and it was great. Being up there in May made for some cold mornings, but I was even alone on some of the afternoon rounds on courses that were not at all busy. These were fabulous experiences that allowed me time to take pictures for the site and enjoy the course.
So aside from the ridiculous rule about posting scores played alone (which I may or may not follow) there is really no downside to alone rounds every now and again. But I want to hear what you think! Sound off in the comments and let me know what you like about playing as a onesome. What don’t you like?