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#211 Mdemuth

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Posted 30 January 2018 - 03:59 PM

I only have one friend that I golf with sometimes, but most of the time we have different schedules, so I'm pretty much always alone. Alone or a single in a group. I can play faster and focus better by myself, but tend to play better/more serious when others are around. I don't play well with more than 1 friend, because then it becomes a hangout, and I want to play golf, think, strategize etc.., and not just hack at it carelessly like I see a ton of guys do in their group of friends...

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#212 HiSpeed48

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Posted 30 January 2018 - 04:35 PM

I really enjoy playing a solo 9-hole round mid-week after work. The course is usually empty, so it really feels like I'm all alone. I find it very relaxing.

However, on the weekends I love playing with friends.
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Posted 13 February 2018 - 01:32 PM

I frequently play alone because I go out after work, and other people I know who play have families and things they go home to. On the weekends I'll usually get in a group, but I like the challenge of just battling in my own mind over shots, without having to wait for anyone else to play. On the downside, you don't get the benefit of seeing other peoples' putts for breaks and whatnot.

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 03:43 PM

I play most of my rounds alone, usually walking twilight tee times at the weekend. I'm amazed that when I get to the back 9 there is usually nobody else on the course. You have a cheaper green fee, course to yourself, last few holes as dusk comes in and the local wildlife emerges, whats not to like!!

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 07:26 PM

............last few holes as dusk comes in and the local wildlife emerges, whats not to like!!

Well here in Texas the local wildlife includes things with no shoulders and rattles attached - but it is still worth it for the quite time.

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 08:46 PM

We moved from a big metropolitan area out to a smaller community. I was always use to playing with a full group, even if I went out as a single I would get paired with 3 other golfers. Where we live now I have played by myself everytime I have gone out. Playing with 3 strangers can be great or horrible while playing alone you pretty much know what you are going to get. I would just hate to get my
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Posted 14 February 2018 - 12:51 PM

I have to play really early on Saturdays and go to work afterwards. Normally I tee off 20min before sunrise with a LED ball and most of the times I'm by myself. I can finish in 2hrs walking. Not a big fan of playing alone but it's better than playing with slow players.

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 01:11 PM

I definitely don't prefer it, but understand if someone else would like to chill out and relax more by playing alone.

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 01:32 PM

I practice a lot which is a solo cathartic activity. I don’t like to play rounds alone other than  tourney practice as the feel isn’t the same as playing with people/competition. It tends to get me out of my routines as I’m not really able to focus the same

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 12:04 PM

I like playing alone, but only when I'm trying to work on my game. I'd much rather play with friends in general.  Occasionally, I'll be in a mood where I just want to unwind with just me and the course, but that's pretty rare.


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Posted 16 February 2018 - 10:42 PM

I prefer to play with friends. Playing solo is the worst cause of pace of play. Wouldn’t expect to be let through as a solo

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