Bring on daylight time, more twilight golf
In case you haven’t noticed, daylight-saving time is almost upon us. It used to be that this didn’t happen until April. But now, not only does it come earlier, but also it sticks around longer to November instead of October. Starting this Sunday, you can play golf until 8 p.m. or so instead of just 7.
Personally, I hate winter golf, not because it’s cooler (that’s a plus down here on the Gulf Coast), but because I can’t get in a late afternoon round. Next week, that all changes, and I didn’t have to wait until April like years past.
In truth, this really does help the golf industry ? especially in the South and Southwest. If you think about it, golf courses now have an extra six or seven weeks a year to get in more afternoon rounds. Nothing wrong with that.
Daylight-saving time actually started in this country during World War I in 1918, then was brought back on occasion until 1966 with the Time Uniform Act. Thing is, not everyone observes it the United States. Arizona is one of the states that stays on standard time.
Which is understandable. For most of the year, it’s so unbearably hot in the Grand Canyon state that you can’t wait for the sun to go down. Who needs an extra hour of 112 degrees?
So what’s the real reason daylight-saving (not savings) time been extended an extra few weeks? Actually, you can thank a bi-partisan Congress of a couple of years ago for this one. They figured it would save energy, cut down on crime and traffic accidents and increase economic activity.
It couldn’t be that few reps and senators played golf now, could it?
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