As another year comes to a close, golf in 2022 might seem like a distant memory for some. Fear not, we're here to remind you all of the reasons to get excited for the year ahead. That's right, not all superheroes wear capes you know.
Check out these nine separate reasons that we're buzzing for golf in 2023. Let us know what you're looking forward to most in the comments.
A Clean Slate
One of the most exciting things about a new year is that you can start afresh and set new goals - both in life and in golf. If you've had a tough year on the golf course, watch that period disappear from view in your metaphorical rearview mirror.
A New Year comes filled with the tantalising promise of golf stories waiting to be written. It's the moments, the memories, the camaraderie and another shot at glory.
Of course, success won't come without hard work and dedication, but set those targets and start grinding. You can achieve your goals, and we'll be with you every step of the way.
Clocks 'Spring' Forwards
Who doesn't love twilight golf? When the clocks go forwards one hour in late March, it opens the door to ending your day by playing a round amidst the stunning backdrop of a setting sun.
Sending your ball skyward can be a much more peaceful experience when the course is quieter, and you can be treated to some truly unique scenery.
Most countries in the Northern Hemisphere will either be looking at the second Sunday in March (US, Mexico, etc.) or the final Sunday in March (most of continental Europe) to get their additional hour of sunlight.
It coincides nicely with the start of the golf season in many areas, and it's just a couple of weeks before the Masters. Is there a better time of year for golfers?
New Hole19 Features and Improvements
We love bringing you new features and app enhancements to make your Hole19 experience even better - and we already have some exciting plans afoot for 2023.
Our team of developers are beavering away as we speak to improve your Hole19 app further. Despite continued growth in 2022 and impressive end-of-year stats, we never rest on our laurels. We've already turned our attention towards helping you get even more from your on-course and off-course use of Hole19, so watch this space!
Keep an eye on your emails and our social media channels to help you stay up to date. You'll also want to review your email subscription settings to ensure you get our App News notifications.
Another Comeback for the Big Cat?
Who's ready for another Tiger Woods comeback? Yep, count us in. No matter how unlikely it might seem, we feel there's another win or two in the great man.
That said, it seems foolish to predict any schedule for Tiger. The safe money is on his first start of 2023 coming at Riviera for the Genesis Invitational in mid-Febraury. He is the tournament host, and his TGR Foundation is the main charity that week, but it's anyone's guess whether he will tee it up.
We all know that the four majors will be Tiger's primary focus as he tries to add to his haul of 15 titles. He will move heaven and earth to make it to Augusta in April, while Hoylake is another venue he won't want to miss.
The 'Big Cat' will always be the biggest draw in golf, and we hope to see him make at least a few outings in 2023.
LIV Here to Stay?
It will be very interesting to see how the current landscape of the PGA/DP/LIV Tours progresses in 2023. It does seem that LIV mean business, so how the PGA Tour and DP World Tour will react is yet to be seen.
So many issues remain unanswered. Will LIV golfers be allowed to play in the Ryder Cup? Will the OWGR points situation be ironed out? How will the PGA Tour react if LIV continues to pinch some of its biggest draws?
Hopefully some sort of amicable solution can be found and we watch as many of the best players as possible at the most prestigious golf tournaments.
The Masters 2023
No matter the year, The Masters will always feature highly on every sports fan's list of must-see events. Augusta National plays host to the most eagerly anticipated major championship of the year every April, and we're already counting the days.
Could Scottie Scheffler become the first golfer since Tiger Woods in 2022 to win The Masters back-to-back? Will Tiger even make the first tee on Masters Thursday? Could Rory win that elusive Green Jacket? Just like you, we can't wait to find out.
The Open at Royal Liverpool
We're really looking forward to the 151st Open at Royal Liverpool this year. The oldest major championship in the game is one of our favourites every single year. It returns to the venue of Tiger Woods' third and most recent Open victory (2006) and Rory McIlroy's sole success in the championship (2014).
We're also looking forward to watching the winner of our documentary-style competition, 'The Shot' hopefully teeing it up at Hoylake with a chance of a £100K prize for making the cut.
Ryder Cup at Marco Simone Golf Club
The Ryder Cup is arguably the biggest tournament on any annual golf calendar, so we'll be as excited as children on Christmas morning when the world's best get ready to lock horns at Marco Simone Golf Club in Italy.
Team Europe will have home advantage when they go head-to-head with their American rivals, but will that be enough? After almost two decades of dominance, Steve Stricker's 2021 side demolished the 'Boys in Blue' 19-9, and that may point towards more challenging times ahead for the Europeans.
With the discontent caused by the ongoing LIV/PGA feud rumbling on, it's not 100% clear which golfers will be playing in Rome, but we'll be glued the action regardless of the two lineups.
Solheim Cup at La Finca Cortesin
We can't wait until mid-September for another chance to watch the best women golfers from Europe and the USA reignite their rivalry during the 18th edition of the Solheim Cup at La Finca Cortesin.
If past Solheim Cups are anything to go by, we will be gripped by the three days of play as Suzann Petterson and Stacy Lewis lead their teams into battle over three days on the spectacular coastline of the Costa del Sol.
Team Europe has won four of the past six contests, but with many rookies expected to line up on both sides, it could be one of the most competitive Solheim Cups for many years. And we can't wait!