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Poll: Why don't you play more golf?


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Poll: Why don't you play more 18 hole rounds? (549 member(s) have cast votes)

What are the main reasons you don't play more full rounds? (check all that apply)

  1. No time (family or work obligations) (339 votes [42.01%])

    Percentage of vote: 42.01%

  2. It's too time consuming in general (71 votes [8.80%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.80%

  3. Don't have anyone to play with (59 votes [7.31%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.31%

  4. The weather (75 votes [9.29%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.29%

  5. It's too hard (get frustrated or nervous) (9 votes [1.12%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.12%

  6. I don't understand (or don't like) the rules (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  7. It costs too much (107 votes [13.26%])

    Percentage of vote: 13.26%

  8. Health reasons (26 votes [3.22%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.22%

  9. Lack of courses near me (12 votes [1.49%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.49%

  10. I generally play as much as I want (109 votes [13.51%])

    Percentage of vote: 13.51%

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#1 ScratchyDawg

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Posted 25 May 2017 - 12:16 PM

Feel free to post other reasons I didn't think of.

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#2 Dan Drake

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Posted 25 May 2017 - 12:21 PM

My issue is simply one of time.  

Golf is very important to me, but it has to come after family and career (which is also golf!), and I need to do a better job of creating time to play.
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Posted 25 May 2017 - 12:33 PM

If it's not raining or there's no snow on the ground, most days I'm golfing if I'm not traveling for work.
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Posted 25 May 2017 - 12:55 PM

Not humanly possible.

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Posted 25 May 2017 - 01:08 PM

i'd rather spend more time with my wife and daughter. once she's old enough - it will give me a reason to go play more. i golf at least every other weekend (sometimes more often every weekend) but usually the weekend with the occasional weekday practice session. if i could i would try multiple times per week but it's just not possible.

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Posted 25 May 2017 - 01:11 PM

I love playing, but once or twice a week is enough for me. I've always tended to overdue stuff and get sick of it. And, once you're sick of it, it's hard to undo.

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Posted 25 May 2017 - 01:18 PM

I have a wife and 3 sons (7, 2 and 8 weeks). Who knows when I will play again.

I try to sneak out when the younger 2 nap on the weekends. Weekdays are dead for me but I would rather be around to see them grow up than on the course. Sometimes my 7 year old wants to go sometimes not.

When the 3 boys are all old enough to play, I will have the best 4some going but until then......golf will always be there

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Posted 25 May 2017 - 02:26 PM

I am playing 36 a week. one 18 hole round and two 9 hole. I have to wait a few more years to add anymore with the kids.
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Posted 25 May 2017 - 03:00 PM

I don't like playing on dormant brown grass.  Not that I am a conditions snob but I feel better playing when when everything is green.

I also don't like playing on soggy wet greens.  Unfortunately there is just maybe four months a year where the weather collides to provide for nice fairways and quick and firm greens around here.  In the spring it rains and in the fall I am hunting.  Hard to fit golf in all the time with those wants.

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Posted 25 May 2017 - 03:58 PM

I am retired and pretty much play every day. I didn't start playing until I was 50, so I have a lot of caching up to do. :-)

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Posted 25 May 2017 - 04:38 PM

I have a wife and two boys ages 6 and 3, but I consider myself lucky that I get out once a month for club tournaments. If I'm really lucky I can squeeze in a range session here and there. I'm not complaining at all, I'd rather be driving to Soccer on Saturdays and coaching Tee Ball on Sundays anyway.......for now :)
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Posted 25 May 2017 - 05:07 PM

I luckily have a job that allows me to take clients golfing during work hours, so it's really the perfect crime.

I get to play 18-36 a week while not taking any time away from my family (they expect my evenings and weekends to be set aside for them).

I'll occassionally slip away for a sunday 9 or 18 with buddies while the kid naps though..

Baby #2 will be here soon though, and that'll likely change my priorities even more.
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Posted 25 May 2017 - 08:25 PM

With a wife and new baby at home it's hard to get away to play. For the foreseeable future I'll be going with 1-2 times a month.

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Posted 25 May 2017 - 09:57 PM

I'm blessed enough to say I get to play as often as I'd like. About fifty times a year is enough. With the early start to the year, I've played 28 rounds already.
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Posted 25 May 2017 - 10:07 PM

Because I'm still on wife 1.  If she presses the nuclear button on my personal life, then I'll play 18 every weekend.


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Posted 26 May 2017 - 12:20 AM

I work 14 days then off for 14 days, so I get to play a decent amount. Probably 5-6 full rounds on my time off. My wife works M-F and the kids go to school/daycare so I get to go pretty much any time I want during the week. I hardly ever play on the weekends. Three rounds a week is plenty for me, but when I don't get to play for 14 days straight I start getting the shakes!!!
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Posted 26 May 2017 - 02:01 AM

Simply an issue of time.

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Posted 26 May 2017 - 10:35 AM

My golf club is halfway between work and home so once the clocks have gone back I can pop in for 9 or even 18 holes any evening I want. I don't have a wife and kids either. I was going to get some more putting practice in tonight but I don't think I want to stand on a putting green in full sun at 26 degrees on a Friday evening(*). Sitting on the patio with a cold alcoholic drink seems a far better idea :)

Currently I'm doing 18 Tue and Thu evenings, another 18 with my mate on Sundays and the occasional 9 or 18 on Saturday afternoon. I'm on vacation next week though so hoping to play 18 on Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri. I have a medal comp on Sat so I'll either have practised all the rough bits away or will be knackered :)

(*)That's 'quite hot' by UK standards, by the way :D

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Posted 26 May 2017 - 03:49 PM

The recovery time for walking 9 holes is 2-4 days, depending on the weather. Soggy ground, longer recovery. Riding 18 holes, which I don't do much of because I prefer golf while walking, takes just about the same recovery time.

My body just can't do it anymore day after day.

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Posted 26 May 2017 - 04:27 PM

I have way too many hobbies and side projects to play as much as I'd prefer.  

Really need to stop some of my vices.   They get in the way of my other vices.

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Posted 26 May 2017 - 06:11 PM

The law of diminishing returns.

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Posted 26 May 2017 - 10:09 PM

I was actually playing 2 - 3 times per week and looking back I was getting burned out. I took a 2 month break about 5 months ago while I started playing tennis again. Now I play golf about once per week and I love the game again. Got out today and played really well except for a couple pulled drives.
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Posted 27 May 2017 - 04:56 PM

I don't have the time right now but have to say if I did a few times a week
would be enough. I'm not aspiring to anything though and just play for the
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Posted 28 May 2017 - 07:45 AM

This year it's the weather.  Very soggy spring here.

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Posted 28 May 2017 - 04:19 PM

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Posted 28 May 2017 - 04:25 PM

I play enough in the fall, winter, and spring months, although the cost to play is more of an issue during that time.  I also get in more range time when the weather is moderate to cool.  

However, during the long South Florida summer, the extreme heat and humidity, (along with the rainy season and the bugs), prevents me from playing as much as I would like to even though it is much cheaper to play then.  I don't handle the stifling 10AM to 4PM mid-day heat as well now as I could when I was younger, and having had several instances of skin cancer already, I must be especially careful with direct, intense sun exposures.  I also finedit difficult to keep the sun screen on when sweating very profusely in the summer heat. Sadly, as statistics have shown, the weather is getting warmer every year now

Golf is supposed to be fun, but it isn't always fun during the summer's extreme heat conditions, and it's hard to play your best too. I find it best to get out very early in the morning before the temperature tops out, or alternatively going very late in the afternoon, (sometimes just for 9-holes).  Lately, it's mostly been the latter.


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Posted 28 May 2017 - 11:37 PM

I'm getting older now (big 50) and I play once or twice a week, and maybe a range session. Thats enough for me, if I try to play any more than that my arms get tired and I can't swing the club.

No wife to b**** at me for playing too much golf. I almost married this woman about 10 yrs ago. And she started complaining that I play too much golf (once on the weekend), I dumped her and been single, can't stand when women try to control our lives.

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Posted 29 May 2017 - 06:23 AM

Like many, I simply have other interests and obligations. I love the play golf but with family, career and other interests, I fit in golf where I can and accept that as reality.

If I'm able, I can see me playing a lot of golf in retirement.

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Posted 29 May 2017 - 07:21 AM

The biggest barrier is having to work five days a week. I  play around 130 rounds per year now.

When the time comes that I do not have to work (or at least not full-time) I would guess somewhere around 250 to 260 would probably max me out.
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Posted 29 May 2017 - 08:09 AM

Money is the main issue haha. It downs really cost too much but if I were to play as much as I had time/wanted to do, we'd be in the poor house haha. Once we get a few things taken care of, I will be joining a club. Then playing as much as I can handle won't be an issue :)

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