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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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#91 1ironcharlie

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Posted 03 May 2018 - 05:36 AM

The sun goes down.


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Posted 03 May 2018 - 09:04 AM

" The only thing a golfer needs is more daylight " @ Ben Hogan
I fully endorse this statement. GW

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Posted 03 May 2018 - 11:48 AM

Forced into early retirement last year, so available funds will be the primary limiting factor. But If I can get back to where I can walk the course again, I 'should' be able to play a couple of times a week, joints permitting. Add a little range time and I should be good to go. :)

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Posted 03 May 2018 - 01:24 PM

I clicked on don't have time and it costs too much, although it's not that it costs too much, as where I live the green fees are reasonable. It's that I have too many other bills to pay and not enough money to go around far enough to reach golf. My wife actually would like to join a local club that's charging only $100 a month then about $125 or so after the first year, but even that would be a stretch right now. If the course were better, I'd be more inclined

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Posted 03 May 2018 - 08:00 PM

I play or practice as much as I'm physically able to do it.


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Posted 06 May 2018 - 01:18 PM

Weather...been raining or snowing here for a few weeks, courses around here are swamps, cant wait till the dry season...play around once a week

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Posted 06 May 2018 - 01:23 PM

Family and work (at a golf course but I still play enough (at least 36 a week)

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Posted 07 May 2018 - 04:47 AM

i have a wife and 5 kids (22,20,20, 6 and 4) i'm pretty fortunate that I play a lot of customer golf during the week because I have a better chance of seeing GOD than a golf course on a weekend.....try convincing your wife that customer golf and scrambles aren't like playing  at the club with your buddies! I have to pick my battles very carefully. My little guy will be great he always wants to go to club and hit balls.
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Posted 07 May 2018 - 06:14 AM

Used to play or practice 6 days a week in season.  Now 48 and my joints are getting worn out.
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Posted 11 May 2018 - 09:44 PM

View PostNorth Butte, on 29 May 2017 - 07:21 AM, said:

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.

I am jealous!!
How are you able to play that much while working 5 days a week?


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#101 wrmiller

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Posted 12 May 2018 - 12:30 AM

For almost two years I played 36 on Sat., and 36 on Sun..

4 rounds a week, times 52 weeks.

But then I went and got married. Kinda put brakes on golf all weekend. :)
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#102 North Butte

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Posted 12 May 2018 - 05:41 AM

View PostFairwindsgolfer, on 11 May 2018 - 09:44 PM, said:

View PostNorth Butte, on 29 May 2017 - 07:21 AM, said:

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.

I am jealous!!
How are you able to play that much while working 5 days a week?

I live in a year round golf climate and play golf virtually every Saturday, Sunday and holiday. And during DST months I play one evening a week after work (come in early, skip lunch, go play golf around 3pm).

I also sometimes go on golf vacations and play 6-8 rounds in a week, a couple of those years I played a little over 130 rounds.

Edited by North Butte, 12 May 2018 - 05:42 AM.

Everything has its drawbacks, as the man said when his mother-in-law died, and they came down upon him for the funeral expenses.

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Posted 12 May 2018 - 01:46 PM

Sadly, it's not enough time... Family and work - and when I had neither of those I had plenty of time and no money lol
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Posted 14 May 2018 - 06:38 PM

I live about 20 minuets from my course without traffic, so I play once a week. With traffic it’s an hour plus driving round trip. If I lived closer I would play everyday possible.

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 09:32 AM

I play plenty of 9-hole rounds as I can do so after work and without taking little/any time off. The misses works until 8 or 9 a few days a week so playing 9 means I dont sacrifice any time with her at home. However since she does work late on weekdays our time during the weekend is more valuable so im not playing 18 on the weekends.

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 10:27 AM

in my teen and twenties I played every day..some times twice a day.  In my late twenties and thirties I had a family to raise could only play weekends. In my forties and fifties I played five days and tournaments. Now in my sixties. Retired and working for a company that allows me play free. I manage three days if I'm not tired and sore.
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Posted 15 May 2018 - 12:39 PM

When your 12 year old daughter beat you 6 years ago and she had only been playing for a few months it was time to stop playing.  My now 13 year old son beat me at 7 and I knew I should just stop.  Maybe when he is off to college I will start playing again, but highly doubt it.  I pick up the club now, maybe a half dozen times a year.  Maybe.

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 12:57 PM

I like practicing more than playing. Hitting solidly struck ball after solidly struck ball for a couple of hours is cathartic and therapeutic for me.

I should get out and play more because my on course mental make up is really killing me (well that and my driver). Over the past few years, I've really improved my swing and ball striking but it hasn't carried over to the course. At least scoring-wise. Definitely need to get out there more. Even if just the executive course where I practice.

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 01:06 PM

I have tendonitis in my right pinky from interlocking which has halted my practice & playing. The Dr told me "maybe you should see a professional on how to grip the club differently?" I had to bite my tongue lol.

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 02:56 PM

View Postwrmiller, on 03 May 2018 - 11:48 AM, said:

Forced into early retirement last year, so available funds will be the primary limiting factor. But If I can get back to where I can walk the course again, I 'should' be able to play a couple of times a week, joints permitting. Add a little range time and I should be good to go. :)

I may have to start buying Advil in bulk...



Did they walk you out - that kind of forced?

Or was it, "hey miller, you're thinking of retiring..............right?"


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#111 wrmiller

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 03:53 PM

I (group manager) and my highest paid engineer (also oldest/most expensive) were walked out as part of a Reduction in Force (RIF). A few months later a friend told me that they opened something like 40 reqs for engineers for that site. But they only wanted recent grads. Translate that to young, dumb, and cheap. :(

Quickly found out that no one wanted to hire a 60+ year old engineer, so started taking SS a year later at 62. Really stinks, but I'm vertical and have a pulse (so far). So it's not all bad. :)

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 05:27 PM

View PostMotley, on 28 May 2017 - 11:37 PM, said:

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 15 May 2018 - 05:29 PM

View Postwrmiller, on 15 May 2018 - 03:53 PM, said:

I (group manager) and my highest paid engineer (also oldest/most expensive) were walked out as part of a Reduction in Force (RIF). A few months later a friend told me that they opened something like 40 reqs for engineers for that site. But they only wanted recent grads. Translate that to young, dumb, and cheap. :(

Quickly found out that no one wanted to hire a 60+ year old engineer, so started taking SS a year later at 62. Really stinks, but I'm vertical and have a pulse (so far). So it's not all bad. :)

Ageism has always been a big problem in the high-tech world.

That sucks . This is why my politics is a changing.
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Posted 16 May 2018 - 07:24 AM

Last 2 years I played maybe 4 rounds a year due to having my first kid. Now have a 3 month old and I'm trying to get back into it. I could have played more but I just wasn't into it. So now I'm going to try to play twice a month for a total of  8 rounds. I'd be happy with 10 rounds.

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 05:04 AM

I just came back to golf last spring and I am ate up with the game!  I do have a wife I love very much, an aging mother that needs my help(and she was always there for me), 3 acres of yard, and a great job that is often very demanding. Lastly, a German Shepherd that needs worked a bit daily. I do my best to meet every need of all.
Because of all of that I only average 2 rounds a week but sometimes 3.  I love the range and hit balls twice a week most weeks.  I have decided to treat sleep as just a bad habit....I am at the hospital between 4:30am and 6am five days a week, and often outside with yard work or golf till dark.
Dang, I am tired some days :-(.  As a wise man said though, better to wear out than rust out.

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 08:16 AM

View PostYanki01, on 25 May 2017 - 01:08 PM, said:

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.

i'm in a similar boat. i'm trying to find a solid program for beginner lessons in my area for my wife. 5 months married, and my time spent golfing is cut in half. :russian_roulette:

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 11:08 PM

Played in college, D2, competition really ruined the fun for me, I'm lucky if I play 10 rounds a year now

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 01:31 AM

Only 7 days in the week
Just say'in...

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 09:49 AM

I would love to play more but adding that much stress to my life would probably kill me I am always on the ledge my son calls it. I have a serious love hate relationship with my game

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 04:47 PM

Time is the major factor for me. I could play everyday if werent for other obligations.


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