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


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#91 msg

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Posted 19 October 2018 - 02:13 PM

I will play as long as my body can. I started when I was 12 and I am now 35. It will be a very sad day when the day comes that I cannot play anymore.


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Posted 19 October 2018 - 03:05 PM

View Postmsg, on 19 October 2018 - 02:13 PM, said:

I will play as long as my body can.

Me too.

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Posted 20 October 2018 - 09:30 PM

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Posted 18 November 2018 - 08:57 PM

I've been playing since my senior year in HS (1987) and the longest I have ever not played has been 3 and a half months after a significant hospital stay. While my desire to play has ebbed and flowed over the years, I can't see myself ever not wanting to play. Hell, I love to go to the range and beat balls and always have when I have the time/opportunity.
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Posted 19 November 2018 - 11:48 AM

Yes, because I’m a glutton for punishment and enjoy self degradation for 4 - 12 hrs a week.

Providing that I don’t get some form of health related issue that prevents me from playing, I’d have a hard time seeing my life with no golf at all. I didn’t get to play much last year and it took the better half of the season to accept that I wasn’t going to be making a whole ton of improvements in the near future and that progress would slow or halt all together for a while, but once I accepted that, it answered my question as to whether I’d really wanna golf if I wasn’t able to play a lot and dedicate a good chunk of time to my game, and since I still enjoyed it, almost more in some ways, I can say I’d like to continue playing for life!

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Posted 19 November 2018 - 12:36 PM

I sure hope I can keep playing until right before they're ready to put me six feet under. Seeing everything my dad has gone through both physically and mentally in his old age has made me keenly aware of how finite the time we have to pursue our passions can be.

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Posted 19 November 2018 - 03:02 PM

Yes, 'cus married.... :golfer: :superman:

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Posted 19 November 2018 - 03:36 PM

Golf is great and I will be playing into my 70's and 80's depending on my health. I love getting out there and competing with the golf course and my own skills. No one to depend on or nobody decides what you shoot. That is what is great about the game. It is a game of self. Self thought, self skill set. I love spending a 4 hour round with my buddies talking about life and the game. Then having lunch and sharing a pitcher of beer. I have been blessed to be introduced to the game in high school and 20 years later I still love getting out there.
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Posted 19 November 2018 - 03:57 PM

Yes definitely plan to play golf til I croak!  Plan on playin senior competitive golf but will my injuries let me: arthritis, back, hands, feet, wrists, shoulders, elbow.  Oh look out seniors here I come...I can hear them shaking in their boots or is that the rickets lol!

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Posted 19 November 2018 - 06:15 PM

After playing 50+ years, unfortunately, probably not,  My Dad, who has always taken care of himself, and is still quite fit, had to stop at around 75 years old because of pain issues,  (Joint Pain issues, mostly hands).  He is over 80 now, and still hikes quite a bit and has new hobbies.  The pain issues he has also started affecting me about 3 years ago.  I would like to play at least another 5 years, but my hands will determine that.  I have gone to jumbo grips and graphite to help, but I can see the day when that won't be enough.


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Posted 19 November 2018 - 07:59 PM

View Postgolfgirlrobin, on 28 August 2018 - 09:08 AM, said:

I’m planning on pulling a Bing Crosby.

YES!!!! By far the way I want to go at the age of 85. It's the game for a lifetime. I'm going to play as long as I can.
Jones did it with corn whiskey. Hogan with cigarettes & Tiger with will.
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Posted 20 November 2018 - 10:46 AM

Yes, Hopefully. I truly love this game. I enjoy playing with my buddies and being paired up with different players.

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Posted 20 November 2018 - 11:05 AM

I sure hope so, good god willing and the creek don't rise.
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Posted 20 November 2018 - 11:07 AM

Can’t think of what else I could do.  It’s all about quality of life to me

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Posted 20 November 2018 - 11:30 AM

I hope so. Started at 16 (now 47) and have had an on and off love affair with the game. Stopped playing for bit in college, then picked it back up, stopped playing for a but when the kids were little, but now I dont think there is a day that goes by that I dont touch a club. But who knows.

Truthfully, when its time to check out, I hope I'm on a golf course. LOL

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Posted 20 November 2018 - 10:35 PM

I make more business deals on the golf course than in any conference room.  My dad told me that when I was 12.  But my first Eagle when 13 helped.

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Posted 21 November 2018 - 06:27 AM

We have a 96 year old at our club whoís one of my life heroís. Highly decorated WW2 fighter pilot who plays 3 times per week and walks a good part of the course. Can still hit the ball and has just the best attitude on the course Iíve ever seen. Then his wife whoís about 20 years younger comes with him each morning and sits outside with her morning coffee reading a book and just waiting for her man to complete his round. Then the 2 of them have lunch together and holding hands throughout lunch. Just magical

I have 2 greatest loves in my life besides my wife and kids...playing golf and watching golf. So, if ever my body tells me itís time to quit, I can always live vicariously through watching the pros and following in my heroís footsteps.

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Posted 21 November 2018 - 06:29 AM

As long as I can make somewhat of a pass at it, will be there.
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Posted 07 December 2018 - 03:48 PM

I certainly plan to play until I can't.  I started later in life than most folks here (at 45, now 57), so I've still got some catching up to do...  I am fortunate to be healthy and injury free.  I try not to think about the possibility that injury, illness, etc., could prevent me from playing golf in my retirement.   It seems too scary to contemplate (almost the definition of a "1st World Problem").  So I'm playing as much as I can so I don't think about it.
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Posted 07 December 2018 - 04:24 PM

I am pushing on 70 and expect to be playing the game as long as my body holds together.  :beach:

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 08:34 PM

Judging on what went down today....the rest of my life will be tomorrow's round.  Lol.

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 11:46 PM

I really don't see myself playing in my seventies at all. I will be shot by then with shoulder and hip problems that are in full swing, but who knows! Then I can just watch the grand kids play!
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Posted 08 December 2018 - 09:33 PM

Iím about to turn 60.
Been playing since I was 30.  My handicap is currently 8.... lowest I ever got was 4.
Iíve only shot even one time this year.  Might be time to lower my expectations!
Being on the course playing mediocre golf...and wishing I was at a bar.
Not planning on playing again till 2019

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Posted 09 December 2018 - 10:04 PM

I'm 61 and have been playing since grade school.  I plan on quitting once I have the game figured out.
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Posted 10 December 2018 - 07:46 AM

Yep, one of the few sports where I may get better as I get older, haha. But in all seriousness Iíd love to trade 40yds off my drive for a few more one putts!

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Posted 10 December 2018 - 08:35 AM

I donít know what else Iíd do.  Been playing more than 50 years.  I think that because most of us are still walking our course it keeps us in better condition than might otherwise be the case.  However it could be getting too expensive for me.  I live in an expensive area of the country and am retired.  I play 3-4 times a week in season and go to the gym instead in the winter.  Havenít lost a lot of distance but Iím planning to shave some strokes next year by improving my short game hopefully.

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Posted 11 December 2018 - 02:23 PM

As long as I can walk and swing a club

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Posted 11 December 2018 - 03:41 PM

Fingers crossed yes! After starting last year golf had become a great escape a d personal Challange for me.

I've also had chance to spend a bit more time with my father and started taking my children  on the course with me on Sundays.


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