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Was golf your first love (sport)?


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#1 LeftyLuck

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Posted 10 February 2018 - 03:45 PM

For me, it wasn't.
Played hockey for 10 years.
Baseball for 7 years.

I joke that I could skate before I could walk, but its half-true.
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#2 Joe85

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Posted 10 February 2018 - 03:57 PM

I was on skates before I could walk. East Side St. Paul, the Mecca of American hockey. My neighborhood has produced more American Olympic hockey players than any other in America.


Hockey was easily my first love, followed by basketball, then probably soccer, then tennis. Didn't even really get hardcore in to golf until after I left high school, which is sad, but dad just never had lefties sitting in the garage - had he had lefties I would have probably been scratch by my 20s.
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Posted 10 February 2018 - 05:09 PM

Baseball when I was a kid, golf in high school.  Golf is still my first love though... I only thought I was in love with baseball until I met golf.
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Posted 10 February 2018 - 06:10 PM

As a kid I loved ice skating, then came softball & volleyball, water skiing.  After school more water skiing, then added snow skiing.  Also was a professional handler of German Shepherd Dogs in the conformation ring for many years.  Took up golf fairly late in life & have been with it obsessively for 20 yrs (reluctantly gave up snow skiing after a total knee replacement a few years ago).  Now it's just golf, walking & weight training 3 times a week. Yes, I stay busy w/hubby & dog, outdoors a lot, & enjoying retirement in the mountains of Southern New Mexico.  Life is good!

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Posted 10 February 2018 - 07:18 PM

Baseball as a kid, soccer in H.S.

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Posted 10 February 2018 - 08:09 PM

Baseball was the #1 for me. Tried other sports but nothing stuck. Started playing golf about 5yrs ago.

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Posted 10 February 2018 - 09:48 PM

Baseball - I loved playing 3rd base. Had a down year in 8th grade and got way better at golf at the same time. Made the HS golf team the next fall and still wanted to play baseball in the spring but the HS coach was a true psychopath. I went to work in the bagroom of the local country club instead.

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Posted 10 February 2018 - 10:20 PM

Soccer first, played through college. As a kid I played competitive travel hockey as well. By the end of college I looked forward to hockey more than playing soccer. Even today I am a full golf nerd only because my failing body wont let me play the other two.



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Posted 10 February 2018 - 10:44 PM

Played baseball from 5 years old through college, my first love. Started golfing seriously in high school, I coach baseball but golf is has surpassed it into 1st place

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Posted 10 February 2018 - 10:54 PM

Soccer was number one for me, and almost still is as I coach. Golf was always something I did every once in awhile, but didn't really start playing till after college.


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Posted 10 February 2018 - 10:57 PM

Baseball for me.  My shoulder never bounced back from surgery in college.  I picked up golf much later.

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Posted 10 February 2018 - 11:59 PM

Baseball in younger years. Basketball throughout high school was favorite but track was my best (but nobody loves track).  Then softball in college.


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Posted 11 February 2018 - 12:29 AM

Baseball and football for me. When I got to high school, I quit baseball and concentrated on football. Blew my knee out twice and had to quit my senior year. I had planned to play in college.

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 12:31 AM

Yep! Golf started 10-11, not a lot but loved it. Paper route money paid for Golf Digest and Sports Afiield.

Played tons of BB once I could walk and chew gum, which took awhile, lol, but only recreationally, but easily 4-5 days a week at the Iowa Fieldhouse/city rec center for the 8 years I was in IC - still waited anxiously for the first chance each spring to get out and golf and to go fishing. Watched more Iowa and Celtic (any NBA actually) than golf then, but always watched the majors.

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 08:05 AM

View Postdeadsolid...shank, on 10 February 2018 - 11:59 PM, said:

Baseball in younger years. Basketball throughout high school was favorite but track was my best (but nobody loves track).  Then softball in college.

Now thats funny. I have always thought proficiency is the #1 reason kids continue to participate in a sport. I could NEVER understand runners (I do get old people running tho).


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Posted 11 February 2018 - 09:57 AM

No my first love was football.  Loved it ever since I was a kid and then also got into basketball and hockey at various stages of youth.  Played organized football and roller hockey, pickup basketball etc. growing up and followed professional sports.  I remember my Dad and my best friends Dad taking us out to play a little golf when we were kids and I remember it being fun but it was never something that stuck with me back then.  And then when I was around 18-19 years old my grandfather who was an avid golfer really tried getting me into golf and I was for a little bit. Definitely enjoyed toying around with it a little then but I was just so distracted by other things going on at that point in my life(partying, girls) that I couldn't put the time in to actually improve my game and get good enough to where I wanted to keep playing.  So after that year I didn't touch any golf clubs again until my Mid-20's when I started growing out of the party phase and that was leaving me with an empty feeling.  Was looking for a new hobby and started golfing on my own desire and became hooked and haven't looked back since(started up in summer of 2010).

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 10:54 AM

View PostPetethreeput, on 11 February 2018 - 08:05 AM, said:

View Postdeadsolid...shank, on 10 February 2018 - 11:59 PM, said:

Baseball in younger years. Basketball throughout high school was favorite but track was my best (but nobody loves track).  Then softball in college.

Now that’s funny. I have always thought proficiency is the #1 reason kids continue to participate in a sport. I could NEVER understand runners (I do get old people running tho).

It wouldn't have been issue either, as I planned on playing golf in high school. Then they dropped the program before my freshman year, so back on the track.
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Posted 11 February 2018 - 11:09 AM

Skateboarding in Orlando during the early 70's.  Made my own board in shop class with Tracker trucks and Kryptonics wheels.  Beauty.

Some freestyle but mostly qtr pipe in an old warehouse loading dock.  Some classic rock brings back those treasured memories.

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 11:26 AM

Baseball for me was hooked after spending time at the corner of Michigan& trumble.
Can still see the green grass and smell the urine staind concrete lol.
Nobody played golf in my family friend in high school introduced me to the game.

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 12:43 PM

Association Football, just love footy, I don't need to think about anything it just happens... Wish I could golf like that

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 01:29 PM

Running. Track and field.  Started when I moved to Track Town USA in 1970
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Posted 11 February 2018 - 06:58 PM

View Post2putttom, on 11 February 2018 - 01:29 PM, said:

Running. Track and field.  Started when I moved to Track Town USA in 1970

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 08:42 PM

I love all sports growing up. Played any sport I could but never thought of golf as a sport until Tiger came along. That’s right I just admitted the fact that I am one of the people who only got into golf because of tiger. 3rd best thing to happen to me(after marriage and kids).   Now I can’t get enough of this site and golf.
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Posted 11 February 2018 - 09:16 PM

Im in the underwhelming minority, but mine was golf.

Our elderly neighbor gave my dad his old clubs since we was unable to play at his age. Our family was very close to him. My dad started and I was hooked within his first year. I was 11 at the time.

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 11:50 PM

First love was hockey. Played roller and ice hockey for 10 years. Then moved on to squash for 5 years. Now completely obsessed with golf 24/7.

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 06:26 AM

Played Little League baseball for a couple years, or sat on the bench more accurately describes the experience.  A friend got a couple beat up golf clubs, when his granddad passed, and I was hooked for life at age 11.  Golf definitely was my first and last sports love.

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Posted 18 February 2018 - 10:23 AM

Basketball and baseball through HS.  

Started golf when I joined the Air Force in 1984 :golfer:

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Posted 18 February 2018 - 10:47 AM

Not my first love but def the one that lasts. I played baseball and soccer when I was younger but didn't have passion for them. I played basketball and golf in high school but wasn't good enough at either to play in college. I still play pick up basketball at the rec center and golf as often as I can. Golf is just so much easier to play without any sort of formal organization especially when you get to your 30s+ with a career, wife and child.

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Posted 18 February 2018 - 03:01 PM

Basketball. I was always one of the taller guys in my class until I got to High School. I only played through my junior year though... its kinda hard being a 61 center/pf  when the other school starts you played against had front lines who were 64 or taller and you dont have the dribbling/shooting skills to play a guard position.

I picked up golf in college. Love the sport a lot but Id play basketball everyday if I still had my early 20s, high metabolism and recovery rates over my current 40-year old dad-bod now

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Posted 18 February 2018 - 05:37 PM

Baseball first, then football, both started with little league. This was back starting in the late 50's. I took up golf in '65, self taught which means you hit the ball like you do a baseball, after all, it's a ball, right? It took a tv with better rabbit ears to notice that there was an apparent difference going on. :dntknw:

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