How has golf affected your life off of the course?
Posted 04 October 2017 - 11:43 AM
Posted 04 October 2017 - 12:07 PM
Uh-oh, I was planning to take up bowling in the off season (December, January & February) and have back issues to begin with. Maybe I should start with a 12-Lbs bowling ball (half joking).
Posted 04 October 2017 - 12:36 PM
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Posted 04 October 2017 - 12:39 PM
Have you learned to apply your golf improvement skills and methods to any other part of your life?
Has it made you more disciplined in learning another sport?
Has it had a negative impact on some area of your life and caused some kind of unforeseen problems?
Other than some soreness in the lower back, No.
Has it improved your health or general happiness?
How has golf affected your life off of the course?
I think golf has taught me to be more humble, but also more competitive. My whole family plays, so to say it has affected us on many levels would be an understatement.
Posted 04 October 2017 - 12:42 PM
Others find peace with yoga or running or smoking dope or going to museums.
Me and a golf ball. No classes or social status, the ball never cared where I grew up or who my parents were.
I donít get to blame anyone else out there for a bad shot. Itís just you and a ball.
Outside of a few people and my dogs itís the most important thing in my life and it keeps me sane.
Posted 04 October 2017 - 12:50 PM
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Posted 04 October 2017 - 05:14 PM
Posted 04 October 2017 - 05:28 PM
It has also taught my son to take his hat off in doors.
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Posted 04 October 2017 - 05:37 PM
Most other things we get along fine .
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Posted 04 October 2017 - 06:10 PM
My closest friends are all through golf and many of my greatest memories happened through golf.
I just wish my son was more keen because you would struggle to find a better hobby for a child to do over the summer.
I used to head up first thing and play 54 holes many days on the school holidays and my parents knew where I was.
It saddens me to see over coached young kids now and in general golf is dying here in Scotland because hardly any kids play now compared to my time as a junior.
The local inter club junior summer league is cancelled now due to clubs being unable to gather a team. Many clubs now can't even hold junior medals because no-one plays. In 20 years many clubs will close because there is no-one coming through to replace the natural losses in players.
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Posted 04 October 2017 - 08:21 PM
Posted 05 October 2017 - 09:52 AM
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Posted 05 October 2017 - 09:54 PM
Respect my elders when I was younger and more tolerant of the younger ones when I'm older myself.
Posted 05 October 2017 - 10:05 PM
Apparently, there is a skins game that you would be perfect for....I'll find the link and post it here for you
EDIT: apparently, that poster got flamed and ashamed of his post, and the thread was pulled...
Edited by augustgolf, 06 October 2017 - 08:23 AM.
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or is it 1514...
I don't remember exactly
Posted 05 October 2017 - 10:45 PM
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Posted 06 October 2017 - 08:57 AM
So it helps ME a lot. However, I do think that has hurt me a bit in my family life and in my career. My wife and kids are generally OK with me going out to play golf, but they'd rather me not do it. I do a pretty good job of managing it, and being mostly present when I am at home, etc. But it is undeniable that the time i take for me to play golf is to some degree time taken from my family (even if it is time that I need). And for work / career, I would just say that golf is on my mind a lot, and when opportunities to play present themselves I try to take advantage. Thus, that at times takes away from my focus on work / career. I've had by essentially any measure a very successful career, and I have a very good marriage, and my kids are doing well, etc....so any "harm" from golf appears to be either minimal or non-existent. But, certainly, if I didn't take a few hours every week to play golf it would likely result in more time at home / work.
Now that I've said that, though, why is it that taking time for golf is considered a bad thing when taking time to run, or train for triathlons, or working out, or for mental / spiritual breaks are considered good things? Is it because golf is mostly a "rich white guy" endeavor (and thus inherently bad)?
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Posted 06 October 2017 - 09:32 AM
3W - Tour Issue TM RBZ Tour TP 14.5, Diamana kai'li 70S
Hy - TaylorMade 2009 Rescue TP 19, Aldila RIP 85S
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Posted 06 October 2017 - 09:54 AM
But it hasn't made me a better person, enriched my inner life, brought me closer to my father, granted me total consciousness or allowed me to exorcise any demons. It's just a game that happens to provide some exercise.
Edited by North Butte, 06 October 2017 - 09:55 AM.
Posted 06 October 2017 - 12:44 PM
Posted 06 October 2017 - 01:21 PM
On the flip side, after a brutal day at work I look forward to smacking some balls around.
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Posted 06 October 2017 - 04:48 PM
Same philosophy holds true in all other aspects of life. Cause and effect. If something's out of sync, take a deep breath and focus on the fundamental issue.
Everything has a root cause.
Posted 06 October 2017 - 07:09 PM
So many family experiences related to golf since I was little and continuing that a lot of "away from the course" has been affected, influenced, defined by golf.
So many people I've met through golf, including fine folks on here.
Golf has always been central to what I would consider a dream vacation - working on that becoming reality even this evening. And that is family based and will be awesome.
That felt good, now back to dealing with that so and so blathering on about Comeaux,
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