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Old 08-09-04, 12:02 AM
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Do you like to golf?

I generally play 2 or 3 times a month but recently have been playing a bit more frequently. This past weekend I played on a local course by my parents house and play on Bethpage Black. Black was awesome, it was the second time I played it and it wasn't the golf that kicked my ass it was the 7,200 yard long course that I had to carry my bag. Hills like you wouldn't believe.

Anyway, I've been saving up scorecards for the past two years so I could develop a handicap. I just listed abour 25 scores and calculated I was a 15. Not too bad but I would really like to be down to single digits. The problem is I just don't play enough. Do you like golf or, as Mark Twain puts it, is golf a good walk spoiled? and what's your handicap or the general score that you shoot?

Also, why don't you list some of the more famous course you may have played.

Bethpage Black
The Plantation Course in Maui

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Yes, no established handicap, I shoot anywhere from a 72 to an 82 typically.
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I use to play a lot, but don't have time anymore. I tend to either shoot 80s or 100s. I don't do 90s.
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I havn't ever been, so I honestly don't know.


Unless you count slug golfing, which is considered entertainment in my neck of the woods.
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I used to play when I was younger and enjoyed it, but I haven't played in years now.
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Last time I golfed I shot a 140. Over 9 holes.

I am now retired.
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You played on Bethpage Black? Don't you need to camp out for a couple of days to play that?

I play, played this weekend at Mississippi Dunes, great course, very challenging.
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I play every week (usually Mondays). I currently shoot low 80's, but was in the high 70's when I went to the range everyday.

I can't sit behind a computer my whole life, golf lets me get away from it all. There's days when I think I should turn pro, and days when I want to chuck my bag in a lake.
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Originally posted by Gallant Pig
You played on Bethpage Black? Don't you need to camp out for a couple of days to play that?

I play, played this weekend at Mississippi Dunes, great course, very challenging.
Used to but now they have a great reservation system. At 7pm every day, you can call in and try to get a tee-time for the next week. So if you call Wednesday at 7 you can book something for the following Wednesday. It is tough to get through and get a time for a foursome but generally you can get a decent time for a single. I had a free day on Saturday so I called up on Friday and was able to snag a cancelation. I played with 3 other singles, two proceeded to kick my ass with scores of 74 and 77 from the blues and this other guy shot 105 from the whites. The kid who shot 74 was 15, unbelievable... Also you can only make one reservation per calendar month, regardless if it is for 1 or 4 people.
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I love to golf but don't get around to it near enough. I've been golfing for about 30 years and have the same swing faults that I've never fixed. My best round is an 86 and the only time I broke 90. I now usually shoot between 95 and 105. I would play more often if I was better.
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I play at least once a week. I have no idea what my handicap is.
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I've played for more years than I like to remember - 56 or so.

Up until about 1 year ago, I played 3-4 times per week.

Now I basically limit my play to the par 3s - old age has gotten to my knees.
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Haven't played in a really long time. I pretty much sucked from the day I started until the last day I played, so I'm not exactly rushing to play again.
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I haven't played in 6 years. My dad and I are actually going to play together tomorrow on one of the Robert Trent Jones' courses near Auburn, Alabama. Even though I suck, it can be fun. I just don't like being watched when I look so clod-like (I'm decent at other sports, but not this one!). I'm left-handed and learned to play golf right-handed. I don't think that helped much.
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I played for 5 junior years but stopped when I started work. I took it back up last summer and have been golfing more this summer but not much on real courses since my buddies are just learning to golf. Our courses in Canada are however horrid compared to what you are used to in the US because of our winter.

I'm also inconsistent as hell, but my game is getting there, I scored +12 on my last nine so should start beaking 100 soon. I am hoping to be able to get to bogey score ( 88 score )
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I golf on occasion. I wouldn't say that I like to play golf.
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I haven't played at all yet this year. Normally, by now I would have at least played in the company tournament, but my parents were originally scheduled to be visiting that weekend, so I didn't sign up.
For the past 5 years, we've had a golf outing at McMenamins Edgefield for my wife's birthday. That have a nice little par 3 course that's fun to play.

I guess the most famous course I've played is Pumpkin Ridge.
I have been on Augusta National as a spectator at the Masters.
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I really enjoy golf, but it's just too expensive and time consuming to do as frequently as I'd like. I mean, I could get through half a season of The Shield in as much time as it takes to play 18 holes.

I have found that I like going to nighttime driving ranges and hitting a bucket or two after work.

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I can kind of understand those that wish to play golf.
Ok, it gets you outdoors and is (I suppose) some sort of exercise.
And, like fishing, is an excuse to get together to drink beer with a few friends.

But for the life of me I will never understand why anyone would ever want to watch other people play golf. Either in person or on TV.
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I absolutely suck at golf but since I'm in the finance industry I figure that as my income and experience grows I'm gonna have to learn to love golf.
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I suck at golf, too but I do enjoy driving balls on the driving range.
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I used to play twice a month but now I barely have the time for twice a year. 6+ hours to complete a full round is way too time consuming. And I do enjoy the game when I'm playing it.
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Some would call it an addiction....I consider it dedication.

I played 50-60 rounds last year (my first year back playing consistantly) I had quite a few bad habits and got rid of most of them by the end of the season. I started off in the high 90's and finished the season in the mid to high 80's.

This year I average at least once a weekend, and a twilight round every other week. I'll probably average 30-40 rounds this year. I shoot in the mid 80's now and am still in search of a consistant driver.

As for famous courses....some of the old private clubs up in NJ, but that was years ago. I stick to muni's and public courses for the most part, since I'd go broke before the season ended.

My goal is to establish a single digit handicap in the next year or two (I started the season around a 15).

-pedagogue
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I love to play, but I hardly ever do. It's not that it's too expensive. It's just that there are other things I would rather spend my money on.

It is a fun game though. I get frustrated because at the driving range I hit 10 to 15 drives in a row right down the middle, but then at the tee I hook it right into the woods.

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