We sprung forward in the United States, moving our clocks forward an hour in a spring ritual that now adds an hour of daylight to each day from March 12 until it ends on Nov. 5.
So, what’s it called: Daylight Saving Time or Daylight Savings Time?
If you’re here, you care, and the correct name is Daylight Saving Time, not Daylight Savings Time. And the idea is, of course, saving daylight, to make maximum use of daylight during the days of the year when the Northern Hemisphere is tilted toward the sun. That’s great news for golfers, who should be rejoicing because they suddenly have an extra hour for twilight rates, meaning they could get in three or four more holes, as well golf club members who can now slip out of the office with a better chance of getting in all 18 holes.
You can actually thank the golf industry for the expansion of Daylight Saving Time which started in 1986. During Congressional hearings on adding a month to Daylight Saving Time, the golf industry said that extra hour per day was worth $200 million in revenue to the golf industry. In 2017 money, that’s $440 million!
Needless to say Daylight Saving Time is a big deal for golf.