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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? (370 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) (225 votes [41.36%])

    Percentage of vote: 41.36%

  2. It's too time consuming in general (46 votes [8.46%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.46%

  3. Don't have anyone to play with (43 votes [7.90%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.90%

  4. The weather (44 votes [8.09%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.09%

  5. It's too hard (get frustrated or nervous) (8 votes [1.47%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.47%

  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 (68 votes [12.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.50%

  8. Health reasons (19 votes [3.49%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.49%

  9. Lack of courses near me (11 votes [2.02%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.02%

  10. I generally play as much as I want (80 votes [14.71%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.71%

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#61 thesaxemachine

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 09:22 AM

I play once a week normally, twice if I'm lucky. It isn't quite enough but I don't quite have enough time to play more. Even if I had all the time in the world I would probably only up to to 3 rounds a week.

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#62 MtlJeff

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 10:31 PM

While i could say that weather, work and family get in the way....truthfully 50-70 rounds a year which i have been playing is definitely enough for me
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#63 mshills

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 10:39 PM

Work obligations, just no way to fit much golf in these days, but no complaints, just not the right season in life for golf.
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Posted 12 January 2018 - 11:15 PM

Work.  Work. And more work.

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 11:36 AM

It's funny that the rise in green fees always over and above where everything else is.

I had a discussion with a key member of a local management team ( manage about a dozen golf courses ) , I know the guy from when he just started in the biz, so I was candid about what my thoughts are.
I told him that the green fees is chasing out all the retired folks whom are the root of the support for the golf courses ( they virtually lived on the golf course ).  Of course I got the other side of the story from him....... City and County and the State is increasing "FEES" to the golf courses.  Add on tax, sales tax luxury tax and user's tax...He told me that they'll have go up another 10% in 2018 just based on the mandatory minimum wage increase.  Minimum wage increase is not just effecting the minimum wage earner.  If a newbie makes $15/hr, how could they pay another guy with more experience just a few dollars over that ?  
Ripple effect that everyone feels when trickle down through the whole business.  But the tax man does not care because they are facing the same issue of not getting enough for what they spend.

No wonder the prediction for golf course closure continued into the near future with another 3,000- 5,000 closure foretasted.
Like the majority of the golfers, I too, have a budget for recreation.  With everything squeezing in to this allowance, plus the increase in fees,..... I'm not on the golf course as much as I like to.   Soon, unless they invent wheelchair golf, they will not see me on the golf course at all.

Edited by wkuo3, 13 January 2018 - 10:40 PM.


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Posted 13 January 2018 - 12:42 PM

id say cost. id rather play a nice course once than a goat ranch twice.
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Posted 13 January 2018 - 03:50 PM

View PostDan Drake, on 25 May 2017 - 12:21 PM, said:

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.

+1. I also work in the golf business and most people think being a Club Pro means you play all the time lol not always the case but I do usually play at least once a week which is more than a lot of club pros get to play.
As you walk down the fairway of life you must smell the roses, for you only get to play one round.

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 07:48 PM

Work + (2 x munchkins) = No Golf

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 08:11 PM

3 to 5 times/week.  If I played any more, I'd need physical therapy between rounds.
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Posted 13 January 2018 - 08:42 PM

I'm able to play at least five days a week, as long as the weather is cooperative. I'm divorced and my three daughters are grown.(the younger two play, also) I belong to two courses within 15 minutes of the house and I work Monday through Thursday. A normal week is handicap league on Monday, men's league on Thursday, eighteen Friday, 27 with the crew on Saturday and our normal skins game on Sunday. I'm very lucky. I guess I'm making up for the 15 years of coaching softball and watching kids grow up. Once upon a time, I looked forward to playing three or four times a year.

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 10:43 PM

 kujosit, on 13 January 2018 - 07:48 PM, said:

Work + (2 x munchkins) = No Golf

Been there.  I will not regret family time taking over golfing time.  Kids grow up so fast, I could remember them wearing diapers and training pants.....
Was kind of missing golf but looking back, those were the best of time.

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 10:46 PM

I voted the weather because the courses around here are usually closed mid October to mid April, which equates to a 6 month season.
I tend to overplay in the 6 month stretch of open and then pine away for the winter.
A 9 month season would suit me perfectly, and I will see that in a few years when I retire from work.
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Posted 13 January 2018 - 11:37 PM

Even though my wife tells me play all I want, I feel guilty spending what I do on the game.
Currently recovering from a low back injury from getting rear ended last month, and am planning on my first round since 12/26 on Monday.
We don’t have kids and make good $$, but golf takes a lot of practice time as well.
We have to bigger dogs that need attention.....
I have other interests like riding my Harley, hiking and bicycling.trips to the coast for some surf ��!

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