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Do you think you will be playing golf the rest of your life? Tell us why?


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#31 FKA HB

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Posted 29 August 2018 - 12:46 PM

Hopefully, yet doubtfully.  If my father is a precedent, I'll be lucky to play when I'm 65.  I am certainly fighting the good fight and probably more diligent with fitness and preventative care than he was at my age, but I'm already falling apart and I'm only 44.


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#32 third-times-a-charm

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Posted 29 August 2018 - 02:44 PM

I hope so. Bout to pay $10k for a private + yearly. If I end up hating golf in a few years I better take up swimming and working out to make up for it.
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Posted 29 August 2018 - 03:19 PM

Since I'm hoping to die on the golf course, I guess so.

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Posted 29 August 2018 - 04:06 PM

I was by myself and paired with this nice old guy with a puff of silver hair. He had a bag full of woods and hybrids and hit it 50 yards or so.

The kind of player who was so bad, his ball retriever needed to be regripped.

But, he played fast and just kept moving down the fairways.

After a few holes, I told him that I hoped I could be out here playing like him when I was age.

Turned out he was two years younger than me.

I think I’ll be ok.
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Posted 29 August 2018 - 04:06 PM

Just turned 63 been at it since I retired , 6 years now. Really got the bug since then, lessons, new clubs, net in the garage. Wish the wife and kids would appreciate it as much as I do. I Play with a few 80+ guys once in a while, plan on keeping the trend going in 15 years.


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Posted 29 August 2018 - 07:23 PM

Why not?
Just say'in...

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#37 SixtySomePing

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Posted 29 August 2018 - 07:24 PM

View PostSoloman1, on 29 August 2018 - 04:06 PM, said:

The kind of player who was so bad, his ball retriever needed to be regripped.
Now that's funny Soloman1, in my 50+ years of playing golf, I've never heard that one.... :good:

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#38 tommg

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Posted 29 August 2018 - 08:39 PM

Plan to but it hurts more all the time, wonky back. The game is a lot more work now but I do love it. Not so long ago was breaking 80 consistently now am very happy to break 90. More and more 3 shot par 4s but still love being out there with the boys and with nature. Funny I’ve been thinking about going for a fitting and buying a $$$ bag, probably the last I will buy.

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Posted 29 August 2018 - 09:00 PM

That is the plan.  I am 66 now and will play as long as I am alive and physically able to.

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Posted 29 August 2018 - 10:13 PM

View PostSixtySomePing, on 29 August 2018 - 07:24 PM, said:

View PostSoloman1, on 29 August 2018 - 04:06 PM, said:

The kind of player who was so bad, his ball retriever needed to be regripped.
Now that's funny Soloman1, in my 50+ years of playing golf, I've never heard that one.... :good:

I hope you find a way to use that this weekend. :)

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Posted 29 August 2018 - 11:42 PM

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Posted 30 August 2018 - 10:49 AM

I hope so.  I bought a lifetime membership to my club 20 years ago and I plan to get my monies worth.

As an aside:  I have several acquaintances that have had major health problems and still play.  One playing partner had a stroke about 5 years ago.  He wasn't able to play the full course for a couple of years, so we started playing a best ball on Sundays.  He could still chip and putt to contribute to the team.  Where there is a will, there is a way.  

The best  ball continues, even though he is capable of playing full rounds.  We call it "Geriatric Golf."  All the players except me are over 70. (I'm 60).  We play the senior tees, which makes for a different course for me.  The guys drink beer and play some good golf on occasion, but a lot of mediocre golf.  No one really cares about the score.  The main thing is the guys get out and enjoy the course without the pressure of playing their own ball.

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Posted 30 August 2018 - 10:50 AM

View PostNJpatbee, on 29 August 2018 - 09:00 PM, said:

That is the plan.  I am 66 now and will play as long as I am alive and physically able to.

Same for me...….only I'm only 65.5 years old right now. :)

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Posted 30 August 2018 - 08:58 PM

My brother-in-law’s father made a hole-in-one at age 91, still walking 9 holes three days a week.  He remains passionate about the game, it keeps him mentally alert as well as physically fit.
Not a bad way to go out ...

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Posted 30 August 2018 - 09:01 PM

I am 60 and started playing in my late twenties.  I only practice chipping/putting to save my body for playing.  No more 4x a week driving range trips, sometimes I will hit a few balls before I play.  I intend to play as long as my body allows me to.  I still play 3 times a week.

It's one of my passions in life although when I retire, I intend to pursue others.

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#46 SixtySomePing

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Posted 31 August 2018 - 03:52 AM

View PostConrad1953, on 30 August 2018 - 10:50 AM, said:

View PostNJpatbee, on 29 August 2018 - 09:00 PM, said:

That is the plan.  I am 66 now and will play as long as I am alive and physically able to.

Same for me...….only I'm only 65.5 years old right now. :)
65.5  ....you crack me up Rad, my grandson told me it was his half birthday (maybe I'll get him a half wedge) :tongue:

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Posted 31 August 2018 - 04:08 AM

I have always thought being able to shoot your age would be a massive achievement, telling you a number of things, you are alive in your 70s, fit and still playing golf.

Golf has been a constant for 40 years, don't see that changing.

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Posted 31 August 2018 - 07:25 AM

Of course. And maybe later in life I'll have the wisdom not to take it so seriously and play for fun and not with the intention of getting better.

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Posted 31 August 2018 - 07:33 AM

View PostMalvern, on 31 August 2018 - 04:08 AM, said:

I have always thought being able to shoot your age would be a massive achievement, telling you a number of things, you are alive in your 70s, fit and still playing golf.

Golf has been a constant for 40 years, don't see that changing.

I heard someone ask a 75-year-old guy at my club if he'd ever shot better than his age. He said, "If the day ever comes I can't shoot my age I'll quit".

Wish I were good at golf.
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Posted 31 August 2018 - 10:25 AM

Stared swinging when i was 3-4 (33 now) and ill keep swinging till the day i physically cant. Its one form of meditation for me. Seems the less serious i take golf when playing the lower i can go. Plus its good exercise.


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Posted 31 August 2018 - 11:25 AM

Hopefully, 38 years old now, been playing for 9years, can't see me stopping unless the body can't take it anymore.

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Posted 31 August 2018 - 01:51 PM

As someone previously posted, if the Lord will's:

Yes, I will surely go out swinging.

I want to pass this gift to the generations after me starting with my 2 daughters. Hope they will become a dominating force in the LPGA so after I retire, I can enjoy walking and watching them week to week. I really enjoy watching my 1 and 3 year old girls develop and grow in every way, I can only image how enjoyable it would be to watch the develop and grow in golf.

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Posted 31 August 2018 - 02:13 PM

I have a 4 year old that loves the game and a 1 year old that I hope will love it as well.  Im hoping to make golf a big part of my kid's life.

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Posted 31 August 2018 - 07:29 PM

I will play as long as I feel I can play to my expectations. You will not see me stooped over hitting 30 yard worm burners. But I will be a fan of the game for life.

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Posted 31 August 2018 - 07:46 PM

Yep. 58 now having played since age 6 and don't plan to stop. I love the game.


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Posted 31 August 2018 - 08:02 PM

Of course I plan to play golf as long as I'm able and enjoy it.  Who knows how old I'll be, but none of us know that.  I hope I have to good sense to quit the game when/if I become a burden to my fellow golfers.  I've played with too many women who need a nursemaid because they cannot see the ball, where it goes, which ball is their's, or they're too slow to keep up with everyone.  Another thing...they cannot keep their score either.  It's time to quit when you've reached that point.

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Posted 31 August 2018 - 09:00 PM

Yes and why not.
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Posted 31 August 2018 - 10:34 PM

First time I picked up a club was 42 years ago. Ever since that day I enjoy the process of learning the game.
To be honest, I find playing quite boring or annoying. Somehow play is too rigid in its defined characteristics to enjoy.


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Posted 01 September 2018 - 08:51 AM

I'll play for as long as physically possible along with other outdoor activities. But it won't define my leisure time.

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Posted 01 September 2018 - 06:23 PM

I expect to play for a long time but also expect that I will need to take some time off to help my son and daughter with their sports.


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