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#31 Lancj1

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Posted 11 April 2018 - 05:11 PM

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?

I stopped in 1994 - career, family, responsibility - started again in 2013

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#32 wrmiller

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Posted 14 April 2018 - 12:53 PM

I stopped playing a few years ago, because life can sometimes do that. I just recently started hitting balls again and even played 9 on a local course. Ugly, but fun. Going to try getting back to playing once a week, but this getting older stuff (hips/knees/back) is not for the faint of heart.

I even managed to remember this site (and my PW). Now to see if I can re-learn this game...

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#33 ndlutz

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 07:31 PM

I basically grew up on the golf course when I was in high school. I had a pretty decent swing back then but never learned to pitch, chip, and putt and so I never got good. I always enjoyed going to the course to get outside and be with friends in addition to actually playing the game. I think I started just to get outside, though.

I gave it up when I was in college and didn't have the money and then also didn't play when I was in law school or my first two years in practice. In total, I didn't really play for 10 years - only a scramble once or twice in that span.

Two years ago I got back into it and have stuck with it. I'm now as competitive as I have ever been and am loving it.

As others have mentioned, the best thing about getting back into it now is that I have more patience. Although I am still score-conscious, I always enjoy my time out. If that ends, I will probably quit. I golf for fun - I have lots of other things in my life that are or feel like work. I don't want golf to be one of them.

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#34 Bingo1976

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Posted 18 April 2018 - 12:29 AM

I had my first 18 today after a 5 month lay off (with 2 range sessions). Despite getting up at 4am to beat the causeway traffic at immigration, I carded a respectable 79 with 2 penalty shots and a handful of lipped out birdie putts. It's not the hardest course in the world, but the punched greens didn't help.

Ironically, I have spent so much time at work, that my body felt a lot better than when I was a gym rat!
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Posted 18 April 2018 - 09:20 AM

played from 8-18. Clubs were stolen my second month in college and didn't play any meaningful golf for about 13 years. Picked it back up last march and haven't looked back. Playing the best golf of my life now at 32.

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#36 jsanderso

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Posted 18 April 2018 - 09:34 AM

View PostCELTIC, on 23 March 2018 - 02:32 AM, said:

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.
This is pretty much me as well although I have had a few more years to get used to the idea of middle age :)

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#37 JShaw

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Posted 20 April 2018 - 09:08 AM

View PostTight-right, on 23 March 2018 - 05:29 PM, said:

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

I love this advice!  I played "golf swing" for a couple years.  I wrecked myself and my enjoyment of the game.  I didn't get to play much last year after taking several months off but I enjoyed every round I got to play.  As of now I haven't struck a golf ball since September 2017 but I'm starting to get the itch.  Golf is a lot more fun than "golf swing".

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Posted 21 April 2018 - 10:41 PM

Played through my teenage years (now 66), at a local muni and a lovely 18 hole par 3 course down the street.  Loved that course.  Stopped at the end of high school and did not pick up a club for about 18 years, when I went to a wedding and my brother-in-law set up a golf game.  Picked it up again.  Then slowed down in 1997 when my daughter came along--and despite my best efforts, she fell in love with horses instead of golf.  Big time and money sink--ugh.  But I've taken lessons, and with some halting attempts to stay in shape and with the new technology in clubs and balls, I'm generally playing close to as well as I've ever played.  Though I know the curve will be bending downward soon.

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