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Is golf your most expensive hobby?


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Is golf your most expensive hobby?

  1. Yes (166 votes [66.67%])

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  2. No (83 votes [33.33%])

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#181 vaca22

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Posted 01 February 2019 - 11:04 AM

I believe golf is my ONLY hobby.

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Posted 01 February 2019 - 05:12 PM

No

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Posted 02 February 2019 - 11:50 PM

pretty much.

golf is my weekend activity and I collect vintage sticks.
it could make a car payment -
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Posted 03 February 2019 - 12:14 AM

My other hobby/sport.  Definitely more expensive than golf.  It doesn't have to be, but with travel to races and being just as big an equipment junky with this as I am in golf, it gets a bit ridiculous. There's a bit more carbon fiber in that canoe than an M5 driver.

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Posted 04 February 2019 - 09:58 AM

My other hobbies are 2 girls in soccer and 1 girl that golfs and plays softball. The one that golfs costs more then 2 combined in soccer.

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Posted 05 February 2019 - 10:13 AM

Close call between golf and hunting.

My Scorpyd crossbow all set up and my clubs are about the same nut.

Hunting out of state in Iowa and Illinois matches my green fees.

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Posted 05 February 2019 - 10:23 AM

Yes and it's not even close. My only other hobby is hockey. If I did play all year round - which I don't... I Take summer off - It would probably cost me around $600 in team fees, plus another....$400 for misc ice team that I buy to practice. I don't buy new gear really because I'm not growing... and playing 2x a week means gear generally can last a decade or more if you take care of it. I did buy a new stick this year for $150. Prior stick was about $90 and I got it 4 years ago. The only gear I've replaced in the past 5 years is my helmet and gloves. Probably about $200 for that.

I've been easily spending $4k a year on golf for the past few years. Between buying new clubs, lessons, fittings and actual play. I am doing my best this year to solidify my bag right now and then not change again. I'm actually very confident in my bag other than maaaaybe the hybrid/DI slot, and possibly driver. Only reason to switch irons is if I find something like P760's or Apex Pro's are miles more forgiving and much longer. The Miura's have about a 75% chance of staying.

So I'm hoping this year to cut my costs down to just playing golf, which I spend about $250-300 a month on playing/practicing between 2 and 3 times a week. Golf season for me is about 7 months so, so looking to keep my costs around $2k, so it may mean more twilight golf and less prime time.
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Posted 07 February 2019 - 10:54 PM

Oh heck no.  Wife #1, and a Boston Whaler on the lake a close #2.  LOLOL!

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Posted 10 February 2019 - 05:09 PM

God no hookers and booze most expensive

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Posted 10 February 2019 - 11:24 PM

I play drums in a few different situations trio/corporate show band dance bands etc.  Mu music gear is much more than my golf gear.  But it is a hobby that pAys.

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 08:08 PM

View PostBaitkiller, on 22 December 2018 - 02:12 PM, said:

Nope. The boat is and it aint even close.


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Posted 11 February 2019 - 08:49 PM

Itís my most expensive hobby, yes. But I have cut back tremendously as my kids, 2 girls/15 and 12 are knee deep in their passion/hobbies.
15 yr old plays select soccer as well as for the high school varsity as a keeper. $$

12 year old has 20-25 hours of intensive ballet per week, competitions, private lessons, costumes, tutus, point shoes $$$$$

My hoíing days as well as playing tournaments on weekends is over. Most of my golf is Monday mornings and one other weekday morning most weeks

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 10:28 PM

View Postcallawayjay, on 11 February 2019 - 08:49 PM, said:

Itís my most expensive hobby, yes. But I have cut back tremendously as my kids, 2 girls/15 and 12 are knee deep in their passion/hobbies.
15 yr old plays select soccer as well as for the high school varsity as a keeper. $$

12 year old has 20-25 hours of intensive ballet per week, competitions, private lessons, costumes, tutus, point shoes $$$$$

My hoíing days as well as playing tournaments on weekends is over. Most of my golf is Monday mornings and one other weekday morning most weeks

Oh God, dance costumes. When I packed up to move my daughter had three big bins of costumes. I figure roughly $10,000 worth!

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 10:45 AM

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View Postcallawayjay, on 11 February 2019 - 08:49 PM, said:

Itís my most expensive hobby, yes. But I have cut back tremendously as my kids, 2 girls/15 and 12 are knee deep in their passion/hobbies.
15 yr old plays select soccer as well as for the high school varsity as a keeper. $$

12 year old has 20-25 hours of intensive ballet per week, competitions, private lessons, costumes, tutus, point shoes $$$$$

My hoíing days as well as playing tournaments on weekends is over. Most of my golf is Monday mornings and one other weekday morning most weeks

Oh God, dance costumes. When I packed up to move my daughter had three big bins of costumes. I figure roughly $10,000 worth!

Sheís way better as a ballet dancer than we ever imagined. And itís stupid how much $$ goes to that. My 15 year old soccer $$$ for a year is not even 6 weeks for ballet.

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 10:51 AM

View Postcallawayjay, on 12 February 2019 - 10:45 AM, said:

View Postdeadsolid...shank, on 11 February 2019 - 10:28 PM, said:

View Postcallawayjay, on 11 February 2019 - 08:49 PM, said:

It’s my most expensive hobby, yes. But I have cut back tremendously as my kids, 2 girls/15 and 12 are knee deep in their passion/hobbies.
15 yr old plays select soccer as well as for the high school varsity as a keeper. $$

12 year old has 20-25 hours of intensive ballet per week, competitions, private lessons, costumes, tutus, point shoes $$$$$

My ho’ing days as well as playing tournaments on weekends is over. Most of my golf is Monday mornings and one other weekday morning most weeks

Oh God, dance costumes. When I packed up to move my daughter had three big bins of costumes. I figure roughly $10,000 worth!

She’s way better as a ballet dancer than we ever imagined. And it’s stupid how much $$ goes to that. My 15 year old soccer $$$ for a year is not even 6 weeks for ballet.

I hear you. We actually got off cheap (relatively). She only did one major competition a year  whenshe was younger, now they’re doing several. We had to travel a minimum of 200 miles to get to one, and they didn’t hold them in Motel 6’s!��. Once she got to high school there were several dance line trips, but we used the Orlando ones as vacations for us, so it helped ease that pain a little bit.

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 11:01 AM

Her competitions with 2 organizations is local here in Dfw. But one finals is in nyc and the other is in Toronto. We havenít taken a trip that isnít dance related for 4 years.

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 09:41 PM

Most expensive hobby here. But hopefully one day golf can move into 2nd on the expensive meter to a car hobby. Among most hobbies golf is not really that expensive imo

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Posted 13 February 2019 - 09:16 PM

Yes, waterfowl hunting a close second

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Posted 15 February 2019 - 06:01 AM

It is now but it's a mere pittance compared to what I used to spend on sailboats in So. California.

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Posted 15 February 2019 - 09:25 AM

club dues and green fees adds up man....

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Posted 15 February 2019 - 09:48 AM

It is.  I tried to make tennis as expensive by buying the latest clothes and trying new rackets and buying more than one " cause I need" the extra rackets.  But I found a racket that is perfect for me and haven't switched in 4-5 years.

Meanwhile, I just bought a Rogue SZ cause "I need" a lower spin driver. Even on this forum, I'm ashamed to admit how many full bags I have..... Ugh!!!

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Posted 15 February 2019 - 08:59 PM

Nope motocross is wayyy more expensive but I've been slowing down at that a lot.

I've also recently taken up make custom knives.  That's pricy but I recoup my cost and mainly use it as an excuse to buy some cool tools.

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Posted 15 February 2019 - 09:03 PM

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Posted 15 February 2019 - 10:08 PM

Definitely my most expensive hobby. But thankfully I'm not too bad with it.

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Posted 16 February 2019 - 12:15 AM

I definitely spend more on music stuff (guitar and bass) than on golf. However I go for budget golf gear and deals. If I was a name brand guy I could easily spend more on golf.


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Posted 16 February 2019 - 01:08 AM

Hell no. Not by a mile. My most expensive hobby is paying taxes to support a bunch of low lifes that play the system. Man I love it!!!!!!!!!!
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Posted 16 February 2019 - 11:47 AM

View PostTinCupping, on 16 February 2019 - 01:08 AM, said:

Hell no. Not by a mile. My most expensive hobby is paying taxes to support a bunch of low lifes that play the system. Man I love it!!!!!!!!!!

I am afraid this hobby is only going to get more expensive.

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Posted 18 February 2019 - 08:00 PM

Mountain biking and kitchen knives, both way more expensive.

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Posted 19 February 2019 - 07:57 AM

View PostDavidDJr, on 18 February 2019 - 08:00 PM, said:

Mountain biking and kitchen knives, both way more expensive.
OK I can easily get mountain biking, but kitchen knives? Yeah I know they can be expensive but how many do you really need?

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Posted 19 February 2019 - 08:44 AM

View PostTinCupping, on 16 February 2019 - 01:08 AM, said:

Hell no. Not by a mile. My most expensive hobby is paying taxes to support a bunch of low lifes that play the system. Man I love it!!!!!!!!!!

I hope you never have something bad happen to you in life where you need assistance. Have a great day!


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