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How many days in a row can you play before you give up?


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#31 PlayingThrough824

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 11:35 AM

Now that winter is starting to set in up here, I'd play throw any amount of exhaustion to be out on the course for consecutive days.


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Posted 13 November 2017 - 12:25 PM

After 4 days my body tells me to rest. Ouch.

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 12:21 AM

Oh man, this makes me think I need golf rehab.

This year I had a 25 day straight streak and a 15 day straight streak during the summer.

And the 25 day would have been longer, but my wife and I went to Cuba for two weeks LOL.

I might only play 9 or 12 holes during the stretch, but I'm usually out at the course 6 days a week.

Our season is only 7 months long though so I gotta put in twice the work in half the time

EDIT: The most "dense" stretch I've had was our week long Bandon Dunes trip in 15. 7 rounds over 4 days, plus 18 at shorties the night we arrived. Also played the Home Course in Washington on the way down and Sand Pines on the way home.

I think it was 10 rounds in a week all walking.

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 06:59 PM

wow im jealous its hard to get two rounds in week for me but not for back just have to work and babysit arrggghhh

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Posted 16 November 2017 - 05:08 PM

If this year is any indication just 1!!!
Can't wait for next season. No way I can play less.


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Posted 16 November 2017 - 05:11 PM

During summer, I golf 7 days a week from 10-9. This included range time and riding playing holes.

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Posted 22 November 2017 - 09:10 PM

I get bored after two. By day three I'm only semi interested in being out there.

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Posted 23 November 2017 - 05:15 AM

I've done 9 in a row a few times when taking a week off work but I'm hoping to get 3 in a row this weekend, starting Friday. This time though it's more about the weather and amazingly it seems to be cooperating so far. A touch of frost tomorrow but that should clear before I hit the course. I can't tee off until lunch anyway because Friday is old fogey's day (he says, noting that in 3 months time he will be 51).
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Posted 23 November 2017 - 09:37 AM

Three days in a row is enough for me.

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Posted 23 November 2017 - 12:03 PM

View Postjmtbkr, on 27 October 2017 - 09:02 AM, said:

I just put 6 days in a row in. Need a few days for the old back to cool off. Lots of Aleve.
Taking 3 days off and then it's s back to the course.

Retirement is good, I ��

Too much of anything is not good and will defeat the original purpose.

Even when I was younger, a string of several weeks of golf ( sometimes 36 holes per day ) eventually had the mental fatigue effect.   Ideal situation for me even after retirement is perhaps golf every other day or 2-3 time per week, this way I'll always looking forward to get on the golf course instead of feeling like going back to work 9-5 again.


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Posted 23 November 2017 - 12:52 PM

View Postwkuo3, on 23 November 2017 - 12:03 PM, said:

View Postjmtbkr, on 27 October 2017 - 09:02 AM, said:

I just put 6 days in a row in. Need a few days for the old back to cool off. Lots of Aleve.
Taking 3 days off and then it's s back to the course.

Retirement is good, I ��

Too much of anything is not good and will defeat the original purpose.

Even when I was younger, a string of several weeks of golf ( sometimes 36 holes per day ) eventually had the mental fatigue effect.   Ideal situation for me even after retirement is perhaps golf every other day or 2-3 time per week, this way I'll always looking forward to get on the golf course instead of feeling like going back to work 9-5 again.
Yup, that's my plan. Golf on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. I'm only 50 but depending how things go will be retiring anytime from 55 on.
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Posted 23 November 2017 - 12:53 PM

My 62 year old body, that has been repaired a few times, only likes two days in a row.

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Posted 23 November 2017 - 02:08 PM

I almost never have the time or opportunity to play in long stretches, but did get a chance at nine straight days in August.  

Lasted five, but really struggled with my lower back by day four.



My "plan" after retirement to play every Monday through Friday and take the weekends off... we'll see.

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Posted 23 November 2017 - 05:43 PM

View PostBoricua Golf, on 08 November 2017 - 10:04 AM, said:

I wish I could play everyday, but I can't, I only play on Saturdays and maybe practice once during the week, if I am lucky, I play Saturday and Sunday but that only happens once every 6 weeks or so...

That is just me..wish I could play 3-4 rounds a week

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Posted 24 November 2017 - 02:24 PM

2 in a row is ok, 3 is pushing it...that 3rd round is almost always worse... havent done 4 in years.

when at home i try every other day generally.  if on a golf vacay, i cram it in.

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Posted 24 November 2017 - 03:26 PM

I can only play 2 rounds and my back is shot. Three and I'll be crippled.

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Posted 24 November 2017 - 05:50 PM

My longest streak this season was 38 days in a row, if it wasn't for some rainy day washouts it would have been longer.  It's not just about the golf. At 62 I find the walking, sunshine (well, not all the time lol), and fresh air to be good for me.
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Posted 24 November 2017 - 09:54 PM

Consecutive days are rare.  Play 3 days a week usually..... Tuesday, Thursday, and the occasional back nine early on Sunday.  Try and avoid weekend golf.  At the course 6 days a week on average.... hitting balls and marshaling take up a large part.

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Posted 01 December 2017 - 12:30 PM

I have done 3 when in Charleston, SC.  Played 36 two out of three days.  Was hungover one day, recipe for disaster...

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Posted 02 December 2017 - 06:47 AM

Never played more than 6 days in a row, with the 4 in the middle being 36-hole days - own ball in the morning and scramble in the afternoon - during an outing.


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Posted 02 December 2017 - 01:38 PM

I retired in 2014, and the following year I posted 246 rounds...and probably played another dozen rounds or so that couldn't be posted. I routinely played 5 rounds a week, sometimes 6. But no more...
Now 3 consecutive days is my maximum. It's nothing serious, just a few more aches and pains, and I could play more if I had to, but I just play better when I don't overdo it.

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Posted 02 December 2017 - 01:53 PM

On the backside of my 60's and recently played 3 in a row then every other day for 12 rounds.  All Par 72, lowest rated was 71 with lowest slope 126, 6400-6600yds, lowest rd was 75, highest 79.  To say I was pooped just doesn't cover it.

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Posted 02 December 2017 - 02:26 PM

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Personal best 19... then I had to head to the lawyers office... DIVORCED

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Posted 03 December 2017 - 06:15 PM

Any more than 3 in a row, and fatigue hurts the score and my overall pep.
Very demanding desk job with appointments in and out of the office, lots of 6am wakeup and home at 8pm days. Not great for conditioning. I've played a shocking amount of rounds last 2 yrs despite my schedule, but...
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Posted 04 December 2017 - 09:41 PM

If it wasn't for work, family and lack of millionaire status, I would play 5-6 days a week. Longest stretch is a boys vacation 8 rounds in 5 days...

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 12:48 PM

On my week vacation this summer, I played 9 out of 10 days (with the 10 days starting Fri after work and then the time off including weekends).

The day off came after back-to-back 18-hole rounds.  The remainder were 9-hole rounds.

I think two days in a row is just about my limit for a full 18-hole round and then I lose interest.

I could play 9 holes just about everyday forever if my schedule allowed.  Now if I could just go find that winning lottery ticket ...

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 12:56 PM

I would play everyday if I could but work and life in general don't allow me to do so, that said I play back to back every other week...
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Posted 06 December 2017 - 10:42 AM

I will go 20-25 days in a row of playing at least a few holes. I tend to at least go work on something every day unless I'm traveling, have some work event, or the social director has made other plans for me though she thankfully tends to be very understanding with my golf. When it comes to the height of my tournament season I will generally play fewer holes and do more range work.
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Posted 06 December 2017 - 03:23 PM

In May 09, I believe it was, I was getting a new job and took a couple of weeks off between.  Played 15 days in a row, had a couple of lessons in that stretch as well (went from lesson to course), and it was fantastic.  Short game probably was never better during that time.

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 05:23 AM

8 days in a row which is constructed as follows:
Friday - Land BKK at 10 am. Thai Country Club (TCC) at 1pm. Back in town by 9pm. Hit the streets till 4am Sat.
Saturday - Up at 9am. Tee off at TCC at 12pm. Back in town and repeat till stupid o' clock.
Sunday - Up at 9am. Tee of TCC at 12pm. Repeat.
Monday - Up at 8am. Tee off Thana City at 12pm. Bus to Pattaya. Hotel and hit the bars 'till 2/3/4 am.
Tuesday - Laem Chabang at 12pm. Bars till xxAm
Wednesday - Siam CC Plantation at 12pm. Bars till xxAm
Thursday - Siam CC Old Course at 12pm. Bars till who knows.
Friday - Siam CC Waterside but tee off at 8am. Back at BKK at 5pm. Fly out at 8pm.

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