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#1 Senfan

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Posted 22 March 2018 - 04:01 PM

Hi there long time lurker of WRX with very few posts. I got into golf at age 23 and I was hooked practicing all the time and just loved the game. I am 38 now very soon to be 39.

I have not golfed in 3 years pretty much maybe 2 rounds and no practice. Personal losses within my family and not having the time required to at least practice efficiently made me leave the game I love so much.

But now I have the feeling again, and more importantly the time to dedicate to getting out and playing.

Anyone else been through a similar situation and come back completely rejuvenated for the game?


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Posted 22 March 2018 - 08:54 PM

Same.  I stopped about 4 years ago when I moved for a job.  Just didn't have the time.  Realized how much I missed it and started playing again in January.

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Posted 22 March 2018 - 08:56 PM

I stop every winter. No more. And yet, I am playing 3 times next week.

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Posted 23 March 2018 - 02:32 AM

I grew up playing the game.  I didn't play at all in my 20's due to cost and life being busy. I played a handful of rounds throughout my 30's and started playing regularly again in my 40's.

I enjoy the game way more now than at any point in my life - As I am reluctantly dragged into middle age I just appreciate things a lot more in my life. After also having friends and family pass on over the years my appreciation for still being around and healthy is way more than when I was younger.
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Posted 23 March 2018 - 03:41 AM

College, grad school, and work (and the percoeved lack of money/or time associated with all of those) created minor gaps like that over time for me.  Biggest thing that changed was reconnecting with old golf buddies and realizing beating a bucket of balls or a quick 9 or 18 was a solace for me.  I never stopped loving the game and always found myself grabbing a club in the house.  So when I remembered how I found peace even with a crappy range session or round it helped me be more consistent.

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Posted 23 March 2018 - 06:53 AM

I have stopped two times. The first was early on. I wanted to play college golf and possibly try for the tour. I hurt my back my senior year in high school and that kind of messed things up so I stopped playing about 4 years. When I came back I was not playing at as high a level due to work and other outside activities but played with a single digit cap and enjoyed the game. Recently I took 5 years off do to a medical issue and tons of work. I started back recently and I am horrible. There are many things that go into this but not playing along with the medication I have to take just made things a mess. At this point I just am happy to get outside, hit the ball and enjoy the game.

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Posted 23 March 2018 - 02:49 PM

Ive been into golf for the better part of 45 years.  I stopped for a period of about 5 or 6 years during my late 30's - early 40's. I got very frustrated and so I just stopped.

When I resumed golf, I learned it was much more enjoyable if I didnj't get mad at my own poor performance.
I care if I play well or not, and I practice, but I dont get mad, and I love golf a lot more fun.

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Posted 23 March 2018 - 04:10 PM

That is exactly my plan. I think I took the game a little to serious before, thought every shot had to be good. But I am just looking to have fun practice and do the best I can.

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Posted 23 March 2018 - 05:25 PM

I stop for 5 months a year because I live in Canada

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Posted 23 March 2018 - 05:29 PM

Play more practise less. Put ball in Hole.  Don't play golf swing.


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Posted 23 March 2018 - 05:39 PM

Took 18 years off....was a 10 cap in mid 20s came back couple years ago.  Passed up my 20s scores within few months and shooting par in 8 months so really didn't hurt game lol.... my quick come back completely based on mental game cause physically lesser
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Posted 23 March 2018 - 09:45 PM

I hardly played for the four years I was in Law school then my post-doc in chicago. Very little time and I did so in Iowa so November to March-ish couldn't play and didn't even have my clubs with me while I lived in Chicago. I went from shooting par or better every round to shooting in the mid sometimes upper 80s. Finally after finishing the Bar I got back into it. I love it even more than I did when I was in College and playing/practicing 6 days a week. Finally getting my handicap back down too.
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Posted 24 March 2018 - 06:31 AM

Started playing at 12. Played sparingly through college. After undergrad I put A LOT of time into my game. Practiced 5 days a week. Tournament play. Lessons. Etc. Got to the point where I needed to quit my job or quit putting so much time and money into golf. To start 2005 I was a +2 and through the spring i had a tournament stroke avg right at 70. I took a look at options to chase the dream. I was 27.

I didn't have the contacts to chase the dream so I decided to stop playing so much.

I literally stopped playing. Within a year I was in MBA school. From summer 2005 to about 2013 I probably played 10 rounds of golf total.

In late 2013 I found out I was having a son. I wanted to teach him the game so I took it up again. He's 3.5 and shows ability. I'm back to a 1 handicap. We'll see if he takes to the game...or his brother who's due in June.

On a side note, in 2005, when I decided to give up the game, I had already submitted to play in us open qualifying. I decided that would be my last go. If I found a way to get into the open then I'd turn pro and give it a go. Shot 3 under in local qualifying and made it to sectional. Got bounced there but making it there will always be one of my favorite golf moments.

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Posted 24 March 2018 - 07:42 AM

I've quit a few times. Once out of frustration, once when I had a little box of screws installed in my elbow. Haven't been the same since. Thank God I can chip and putt...

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Posted 24 March 2018 - 08:44 AM

I started playing seriously at age 40 and got myself to the mid-teens HCP playing 15-20 times per season.  I hit a point where I was just terrible and an embarrassment to myself so I gave golf up for almost a year.  I was able to come back after the layoff and play close to my ability and completely enjoy myself.


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Posted 24 March 2018 - 09:19 AM

After high school I moved away to college and only played maybe a week a year. Went to pharmacy school and didn't have time or money to ever play for about 3 years. After I graduated in 2012 I joined the local club and got back into it.
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Posted 24 March 2018 - 10:54 AM

I came back last spring after a 10+ year absence that was suppossed to be just a one or two year hiatus. It's been more rewarding this time around, but also MUCH, MUCH harder to find a consistent swing as I'm closing in on 50 now. In my 20's the physical side of golf was so much easier, but the mental side was lacking. Now it's the reverse! LOL

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Posted 24 March 2018 - 10:56 AM

View PostSenfan, on 22 March 2018 - 04:01 PM, said:

Hi there long time lurker of WRX with very few posts. I got into golf at age 23 and I was hooked practicing all the time and just loved the game. I am 38 now very soon to be 39.

I have not golfed in 3 years pretty much maybe 2 rounds and no practice. Personal losses within my family and not having the time required to at least practice efficiently made me leave the game I love so much.

But now I have the feeling again, and more importantly the time to dedicate to getting out and playing.

Anyone else been through a similar situation and come back completely rejuvenated for the game?


No, but I didn't start playing until I hit 50. I just wanted to wish you good luck. :-)
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Posted 24 March 2018 - 01:27 PM

Played loads of golf until age 18, then life took over and I didn’t pick up a club for the next 14 years. Then I had a further 2 years out due to various knee injuries from 2013 to 2015. Another 6 months out due to a recurrence of knee injury in 2016, then another 6 months out from August 2017 until recently, as I lost motivation after my mother died.

Back now, and very keen to make up for lost time. I used to have a 140 mile round trip to my course, but now I have moved out of London And in to the sticks , I have a driving range a 2 minute drive from my front door, and my new course about a 10 minute drive away.
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Posted 25 March 2018 - 10:27 AM

I stopped about 4 years ago when my youngest daughter was born. At that point I was playing at least once a week, sometimes two along with a couple range days. I donít know if Iím considered ďbackĒ but I have played at least once a month since November and Iím planning on ramping up again around late spring/early summer.

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Posted 25 March 2018 - 11:51 AM

I quit cold turkey for 5 years. It was a combo of my back going out a lot (bad back + chasing distance = pain and down time) and I was expecting too much, left the course in a bad mood more often than not.

I tried to fill my time with several other hobbies but nothing came close. My time away helped me realize how big of a baby I was being

I’ve been back for 2 years now and I’m thankful for every round I get to play. I still prefer to okay well but I can shake it off when I don’t. Ive accepted a 100 mph driver speed which has minimized the back problems the icing on the cake is that I’m a couple shots better than I used to be!
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Posted 25 March 2018 - 12:48 PM

I never intentionally quit the game but did go for about a 12 year spell when I didn't touch a club.
I can certainly attest that coming back after not playing for a long time, can bring with it a renewed
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Posted 25 March 2018 - 02:58 PM

I have had two hip labral repairs, both hips. The latest being three weeks ago. It has caused significant missed time in the last three years. It seized up your back and glutes too. Iíve only had about 3-4months where I felt like myself in that span.

The game comes back pretty quickly each time itís just annoying to take the time off and I miss playing/social aspect of it. All my good friends are golfers too.

Before the injuries I had times I took off to play other sports. I consider myself all in for golf now. Only way to get good as an adult lol
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Posted 25 March 2018 - 03:00 PM

View PostMarkFromTheUK, on 24 March 2018 - 01:27 PM, said:

Played loads of golf until age 18, then life took over and I didnít pick up a club for the next 14 years. Then I had a further 2 years out due to various knee injuries from 2013 to 2015. Another 6 months out due to a recurrence of knee injury in 2016, then another 6 months out from August 2017 until recently, as I lost motivation after my mother died.

Back now, and very keen to make up for lost time. I used to have a 140 mile round trip to my course, but now I have moved out of London And in to the sticks , I have a driving range a 2 minute drive from my front door, and my new course about a 10 minute drive away.

Best of luck with your health going forward and Iím sorry for your loss.

Happy you have golf back in your life and just a short drive away.

I joined a 54 hole facility that has also made things easier. Now I just gotta get healthy ASAP too. Cheers
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Posted 25 March 2018 - 07:11 PM

2013 State Mid-Am qualifier.  I was playing poorly and not having any fun.  I had been playing competitive golf pretty much full time for 15 years.  Missed the cut by 5 and just knew I was done.  I didn't swing a club or even watch golf on TV until a few weeks ago.  I went out the practice putting green at my old home course and putted for a few hours.  I was a nice afternoon.  I haven't committed myself to coming back....but I might.  I texted my old swing coach and he wants me to come out and see him so maybe.

The fact that I'm reading a golf forum again after all of these years is a pretty big step for me so that's probably a sign that I'm at least not hating golf anymore.


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Posted 26 March 2018 - 03:10 PM

I stopped during divorce/selling home/losing job (yup, all at once!).  Played a couple of rounds with my son about two years ago.  But other than that, getting back into it after a 5 year absence.  Feels good- looking forward to the warmer weather and being myself again.  New girlfriend is encouraging me to play golf and English steel-tip darts (my other love)... I may have to marry her.

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Posted 27 March 2018 - 01:42 AM

I haven't touched a club since 11/11 last year (where I followed up a 78 in practice with a 95 in competition). I have moved to a country where golf is prohibitively expensive and takes some effort to even hit balls by the time I finish a 10 hour day at work and 90 minutes of commuting. I have also had to give up my other loves of BJJ and running.

I lost my mum at the start of the month just before her 73rd birthday (today in fact), and am now reevaluating life entirely. I am a uniquely average individual, but golf is probably the one sport that I have shown any aptitude at. I have committed to finishing up my work in a maximum of 2 years and changing careers and locations so that I can spend more time on me, my family and my hobbies, and less time on producing endless powerpoints for ungrateful managers who are happy to push work down on you, but will never act on what you do produce.
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Posted 27 March 2018 - 07:41 AM

I stopped golfing in 2014 as had young kids and rather spend free time with them.  Just now picking the clubs up again as my six year old is getting into the game.  Just trying to play once during the week and then go to range and play a couple holes on weekend with him.

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Posted 27 March 2018 - 10:01 AM

I'm forced to stop golfing in mid-November every year and take a 5-ish month hiatus, thanks to winter.

I can honestly say that by the time November rolls around, I'm usually ready for a break. The flip side to that, is that if I wasn't forced to take the break, I wouldn't since I have this inner drive to become more self loathing, and I'd probably burn out and quite at some point. The short seasons make me appreciate the time I have on the course more, so even when I'm in a slump, it's more enjoyable to work through and go through the motions.

A shoulder shoulder surgery put me out for a full year, a few years back, and that drove me BONKERS.

I will say though, I've met a lot of friends in the professional world that played highschool and college golf that quit and are now returning in their late 20's. I didn't start taking the game even semi seriously till 2012 (meaning played more than once a month), so it's always only been about the amount of pressure I've choose to put on improvement, and haven't really ever had anything on the line. The friends that have quit and come back all seem to share a similar story, in that they were great golfers, but once college was over they couldn't play as much any more, and it took a toll on them mentally to go from scratch to high single digits or worse, and had to give it up to learn to enjoy the game with a "lesser" skill set than they once had.

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Cleveland RTX 3: 50-54 w. C-Taper S+
Scratch 1018: 58 w/ C-Taper S+
Piretti Potenza / Odyssey MX #7

Others gamed on occasion:
Callaway BBA (2014)
Callaway 13 X Forged w/ AMT X100's (hard stepped once)
Scratch Golf 51,55,58,59
Wilson Staff Kirk Currie Milled

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Posted 06 April 2018 - 04:56 PM

I more or less walked away for 6 straight years. I'd play here and there and go to the range once in a great while (even then these rounds were usually just a foursome of us from the fire department going out and goofing off), but essentially I didn't play golf for six years. During the time I started two new careers, and moved 500 miles away, and decided to pick it back up this spring after I decided I missed it too much. So far its been going alright. I posted two dreadful scores in the past week, but I had family down and enjoyed spending time on the course with my dad and brother in law far more than I cared about the score I posted. It's tough to get back in the grind after that long of a time away, but I can 100% say my attitude and outlook on it has been infinitely better after taking all the time off. I guess I needed to be out of it long enough to actually miss golf itself, not just score chasing.


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