1- Unencumbered Courses: A surprising number of golfers put away their clubs... along with their white clothing... on Labor Day, freeing up the fairways for faster rounds... or slower ones if that's your desire.
|A little break between nines at Vails Grove Golf Course , Brewster, NY @GolfGirlMedia|
2- Gorgeous Weather: Across the US... and in many places around the globe... October provides a perfect meteorologic medium between summer's oppressive heat and the icy chill of winter. Bereft of cloying humidity, skies seem bluer and air seems fresher in October.
|Blue skies and crisp, cool air at Gainfield Farms Golf Course, Southbury, CT @GolfGirlMedia|
3- Awesome Autumnal Fashion: Argyle, tartan, houndstooth and tweed, these quintessential fall patterns share their Anglo-Scottish heritage with the game of golf. Autumn's rich color palettes play into such patterns perfectly and make summer's flowery pastels seem insipid and uninspiring. Fairway fashion definitely comes into its own in fall.
|Wearing autumnal tartan golf trousers by Lizzie Driver @GolfGirlMedia|
4- Fabulous Foliage: In many places the resplendent colors of Autumn reach their brilliant peak sometime in October providing a multi-chromatic spectacle on each fairway. However the burnished hues that follow the peak... and the coppery colors that proceed it... are equally dreamy. October is a month of nature's most impressive
|The autumnal landscape at Salem Golf Club, North Salem, NY @GolfGirlMedia|
5- Fallen Foliage: While they may be seen as an annoyance to some, the fallen leaves that sometimes swallow errant shots tend to give back quite generously. I don't know how the math works, but every October I seem to find at least two balls for every one I lose. In addition, at this time of year many of us invoke the leaf rule, by which you simply drop a second ball in the general vicinity of your first one's disappearance and hit from there... sans penalty, of course.
|Autumn leaves often abduct a cherished ball, but may also yield a hidden treasure @GolfGirlMedia|