Posted 24 December 2018 - 08:42 AM
A lot of courses don't even have 9 hole rates anymore. And many don't have walking rates (it's just the same cost whether you walk or ride).
When I got into golf as a teenager there was a course nearby that had a 9 hole walking rate for like $11. For a high school kids budget, it was perfect. It seems like there are less of those opportunities nowadays.
Posted 30 December 2018 - 09:35 AM
They are playing, but they are all playing in organized travel leagues which cost a fortune and take up 90% of the parent's free time driving them everywhere.
I love this response it struck a chord with me. I'm 40 and play about 5-10 times per year. I would consider myself an avid golfer even though my time spent on golf does not support that. My daughter took up basketball and joined an AAU team. Pretty much from February (end of school season) until the end of June (past when school is out) our weekends are filled with trips to hoop tourneys. Some close, within a 20 minute drive, and some far away-requiring overnight stay. Once the season is over its time to catch up on all the weekend things I didnt do while carting her team all over for hoops.
All that being said, I'm fine with it. She's 12 and soon it will all be over and she will be off to college and I'll be sitting here wondering what the hell to do. Golf will be there when I have more time. Until then, I'll play when i can and encourage her with her hoops and any other endeavors she takes on.
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