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Is golf your most expensive hobby?


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Is golf your most expensive hobby?

  1. Yes (120 votes [67.04%])

    Percentage of vote: 67.04%

  2. No (59 votes [32.96%])

    Percentage of vote: 32.96%

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#31 KAndyMan

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Posted 23 December 2018 - 01:38 AM

The way i see it, golf and related expenses are just a "cost of living". Without it id lose my sanity and not be able to live!!

I have to agree with a few of the guys above in saying its a lifestyle more than a hobby in many ways bc of the social aspect that can be applied with it. Everything from common ground with business associates/clients/partners, to playing on the weekends with old buddies or just playing alone to escape the daily madness.


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Posted 23 December 2018 - 05:04 AM

View Postdrn92, on 22 December 2018 - 07:41 PM, said:

Skiing adds up quickly, especially with three season passes plus the driving back and forth.

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Posted 23 December 2018 - 05:41 AM

No, shooting pistol/rifle by far is?

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Posted 23 December 2018 - 07:06 AM

Yes, but golf is more than a hobby.

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Posted 23 December 2018 - 07:22 AM

View PostMtlJeff, on 22 December 2018 - 03:14 PM, said:

Yes it is, though I don't really have other hobbies right now beyond jogging and the odd softball league. Kids will do that!

My wife rides horses. So golf is cheap by comparison

Hey Jeff. Same for me!!

Wife and daughter both do hunter/jumper and the equestrian world makes my golf look stupid cheap😬

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Posted 23 December 2018 - 07:47 AM

View Postohioglfr, on 22 December 2018 - 09:09 PM, said:

View PostKenny Lee Puckett, on 22 December 2018 - 07:50 PM, said:

View Postsdandrea, on 22 December 2018 - 04:12 PM, said:

I play guitar in a performing rock band.  My music stuff is just as expensive but I don't ho around as much.

We own a 1965 Corvette in near mint condition, but I wouldn't call it a hobby - we don't show it, we just drive it.
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Posted 23 December 2018 - 08:01 AM

View PostSingapore Joe, on 23 December 2018 - 05:04 AM, said:

View Postdrn92, on 22 December 2018 - 07:41 PM, said:

Skiing adds up quickly, especially with three season passes plus the driving back and forth.

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Second that. Living in Australia local skiing is not that great (but it does exist) and is ridiculously expensive - and the season is short. Need to fly to Europe for any decent skiing.

NZ?

Hard to argue The Remarkables isn't decent, no?

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Posted 23 December 2018 - 08:16 AM

Not even close. Buy a 36’ sailboat, you’ll see. And I race sailboats, that more than doubles the costs.

Actually my wife and I spend more dining in restaurants in a year than I spend on golf and I play 2-3 times a week in season (May thru Oct).

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Posted 23 December 2018 - 08:34 AM

No, season ticket at man utd is more expensive. My golf membership is paid monthly and is less than the wife's gym membership. My equipment is getting on but perfectly functional. I'm hoping safe standing comes in soon which will bring the cost of watching united down... I'm already in the area that is under proposal for safe standing....did that on purpose in hope

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Posted 23 December 2018 - 08:35 AM

It is now, I retired a couple of years ago. I was pretty heavily into fine wines. Now that I am no longer “in the business” I can relax and enjoy my cellar.


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#41 Crazy_Bikerdude

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Posted 23 December 2018 - 09:10 AM

Bicycles hands down.  I have been shrinking my herd.  I now only have 8 bikes.  Sold one to fund my new golfing hobby last year.

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Posted 23 December 2018 - 10:02 AM

 Swisstrader98, on 23 December 2018 - 07:22 AM, said:

 MtlJeff, on 22 December 2018 - 03:14 PM, said:

Yes it is, though I don't really have other hobbies right now beyond jogging and the odd softball league. Kids will do that!

My wife rides horses. So golf is cheap by comparison

Hey Jeff. Same for me!!

Wife and daughter both do hunter/jumper and the equestrian world makes my golf look stupid cheap��

Do we really need a survey for this?

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Posted 23 December 2018 - 10:57 AM

 MtlJeff, on 23 December 2018 - 10:02 AM, said:

 Swisstrader98, on 23 December 2018 - 07:22 AM, said:

 MtlJeff, on 22 December 2018 - 03:14 PM, said:

Yes it is, though I don't really have other hobbies right now beyond jogging and the odd softball league. Kids will do that!

My wife rides horses. So golf is cheap by comparison

Hey Jeff. Same for me!!

Wife and daughter both do hunter/jumper and the equestrian world makes my golf look stupid cheap��

Do we really need a survey for this?

I'm going to deny the existence of horses to my daughter! Haha.

My daughter while young used to gallop around the house on all fours acting like a horse. I mean 8 hours a day. She always said all she wanted was horses. Staring looking into costs etc. Panic!  She had a serious allergic reaction one day and they did all the tests. No 1 she had to avoid was horses. Whew! I was kinda sad for her but it didn't really bother her at all. She's a vibrant young healthy woman now so no scars.  Disaster Narrowly averted.

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Posted 23 December 2018 - 11:13 AM

Since I became single, expenditures for wooing women have surpassed golf as my personal financial bottomless pit.
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Posted 23 December 2018 - 11:55 AM

Not a chance for me. Jet fuel is expensive.


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Posted 23 December 2018 - 01:03 PM

 Jacked_Loft, on 23 December 2018 - 11:13 AM, said:

Since I became single, expenditures for wooing women have surpassed golf as my personal financial bottomless pit.

wooing women is an art, not a hobby. 😉
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Posted 23 December 2018 - 01:22 PM

Scuba diving was more expensive especially when the locations had several golf courses.

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Posted 23 December 2018 - 01:34 PM

Collecting Faberge eggs is easily a more expensive hobby for me.

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Posted 23 December 2018 - 11:16 PM

Somehow golf is much more expensive than keeping her running.

Engine rebuild this spring won't even match my first golf trip of the year alone.

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Posted 23 December 2018 - 11:32 PM

Wakeboarding, building muscle cars.


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Posted 23 December 2018 - 11:33 PM

Sweet nova. Had a 70 myself, 6.0 t56, coil overs.

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Posted 23 December 2018 - 11:51 PM

I think of golf as a lifestyle more than a hobby. But if it was a hobby I would have to say darn close. Cars and golf would be my favorite loves. But golf and cars has introduced me to more relationships than anything else in my life. Those relationships are worth all of it. Good people that share the same passion in more than the game.

They inspire me to reach for more. And I don't mean just material, or worth.
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Posted 24 December 2018 - 08:39 AM

Yes it is.  I have spent a fair amount on fly tying and fishing over the last 40 years but my favorite fly reels and rods are all over 30 years old.  And at 67 I have enough fly tying materials for the remainder of my life.  The amount I spend on fly fishing at this point in my life can be measured in the "hundreds" while golf is in the "thousands" each year.

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Posted 24 December 2018 - 11:38 AM

My other hobby is building guitars. It could get really, really expensive if you build many of them (and use fancy wood and hardware) but I don't have that kind of time to put into it. Golf is number 1 in time and money spent.

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Posted 24 December 2018 - 03:08 PM

No, competition shooting is by far.


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Posted 24 December 2018 - 03:58 PM

After (sadly) selling my YZ250f, dirt bikes are completely off of my hobbies list moving golf up to #1 in both time, passion, and cost.
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Posted 24 December 2018 - 05:18 PM

I actually dropped the fully private country club membership for a few reasons, but a main one so that I could free up more money on my other hobby...sports cars. I've owned several over the years and have been in to cars (approx 25yrs) longer than golf (approx 16yrs). I spend more time on golf and more money by far on cars. I don't track/race cars anymore though because I don't have the time for 2 hobbies with young kids, but I am more passionate about cars than golf.

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Posted 24 December 2018 - 05:39 PM

Likely so. I would like to consider it a lifestyle but truth is I work more than anything else. And other than work and family, I don’t do much other than fitness and golf. So....likely, it is my most expensive hobby. Would love to count a sports car as my most expensive, but it isn’t in the cards right now!  Golf....well, golf = joy and peace. Hard to put a price tag on that.
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Posted 24 December 2018 - 11:32 PM

No, dining in restaurants with my wife and staying at really nice hotels, also playing poker

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Posted 24 December 2018 - 11:45 PM

Marriage is way more expensive 🤣😂🤣


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