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1. How old were you when you started golfing?

2. How long have you been golfing?

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Interesting topic, I like it...

I was pretty late to the party, started playing the summer of 2017 at 31 and have been hooked ever since.


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My grandpa built me my first set of Golfsmith irons with TT Lite green shafts at age 7. I’m turning 39 next month and love it just as much today as I did when I first began to play. I’ve worked nearly every job in the golf business and played competitively in college and as a professional. I could stop playing today and be satisfied with every opportunity golf has given me.

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We don’t stop playing the game because we get old; we get old because we stop playing the game.”

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Started 55 years ago age 10. I’ve played for 40 years. Huh?

I returned to golf about 4 years ago after a 15 year hiatus where I did not play at all.

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Started at 65 and have been playing 8 years. Wish I started at 6. 

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10 minutes ago, tony@CIC said:

Started at 65 and have been playing 8 years. Wish I started at 6. 

Why did you start and why did you wait so long?

I thought I was late to the party.

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We don’t stop playing the game because we get old; we get old because we stop playing the game.”

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I started playing golf when I was 35, so I've been playing for about 23 years, although I missed a couple of years due to a bad back and spinal fusion surgery.

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I started at 56 and have been playing for about 7 months.

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I started at fourteen and this would have been my sixtieth season (1961-2020). 

I've only belonged to my club since the 2002 season, however. That and retirement increased my frequency of play...until this year.

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Why did you start and why did you wait so long?
I thought I was late to the party.
My wife and I were pretty active sailors - we would typically take 4-6 weeks every summer and sail the Great Lakes. Plus racing every Sunday. Sailing and golf compete for the season/weather.

Then about 8 years ago we decided to sell our sailboat since we just weren't using it as much and had already moved to the Lake. Prior to taking up golf I had a pretty simplistic view of the game - I never understood how complex it was or the strategy involved. Since then I've become obsessive about it.


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Left Hand orientation

:ping-small: G410 SFT driver 

:cobra-small: F Max 5 wood

:ping-small:  9 wood
:ping-small:  410  Hybrids 22*, 26*
:wilson-small: C300 4i-GP
:cleveland-small:  Wedges RTX 3.0: 52*, 56*
:ping-small: EYE 2 Wedge 60*

:odyssey-small: O Works putter
:918457628_PrecisionPro:NX9-HD

:CaddyTek: - 4 Wheel 
:footjoy-small: - too many shoes to list and so many to buy

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:SuperSpeed: Official Tester 2020   Beginning Driver Speed  - 78

 

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30 minutes ago, tony@CIC said:

My wife and I were pretty active sailors - we would typically take 4-6 weeks every summer and sail the Great Lakes. Plus racing every Sunday. Sailing and golf compete for the season/weather.

Then about 8 years ago we decided to sell our sailboat since we just weren't using it as much and had already moved to the Lake. Prior to taking up golf I had a pretty simplistic view of the game - I never understood how complex it was or the strategy involved. Since then I've become obsessive about it.


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Small world. My 15 year hiatus from golf was for hardcore sail racing on Lake Michigan. We kept a boat in Port Clinton for a year late 80’s, sailed out to Put-in-Bay several times, and Pelee and Kelleys once each. We also sold our fifth and last boat in 2017, now we just daysail/casual race OPB occasionally.

2 hours ago, Middler said:

Started 55 years ago age 10. I’ve played for 40 years. Huh?

I returned to golf about 4 years ago after a 15 year hiatus where I did not play at all.

 

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I started at the Willimantic Country Club (I think it has a different name now) in 1985 at ~10 years old.  But owing to an overabundance of teen angst gave it up around 1991. I started playing again in 2015, so I'd say I've been playing about eleven years now all told.


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48 minutes ago, tony@CIC said:

Then about 8 years ago we decided to sell our sailboat since we just weren't using it as much and had already moved to the Lake. Prior to taking up golf I had a pretty simplistic view of the game - I never understood how complex it was or the strategy involved. Since then I've become obsessive about it.
 

I've heard people say you can either be a golfer or a boater, but not both. Since I started playing again I barely have time for a job, a family, or even sleep, never mind a boat...

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Started at age 2 and have been playing for the last 41 years.


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I think I was about 12 when I started.  stopped when I was 16,  started again when I was about 25 and have played for the last 29 years.  


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Yup small world. We started sailing when we lived in Chicago. Sailed out of Burham Harbor. Lots of sail racing still goes on here. But in terms of use/activity we now golf a lot more than then we could ever sail. Plus we also enjoy OPB (other people's boats for you non boaters). We live on Catawba Island adjacent to Catawba Island Club.

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:ping-small: G410 SFT driver 

:cobra-small: F Max 5 wood

:ping-small:  9 wood
:ping-small:  410  Hybrids 22*, 26*
:wilson-small: C300 4i-GP
:cleveland-small:  Wedges RTX 3.0: 52*, 56*
:ping-small: EYE 2 Wedge 60*

:odyssey-small: O Works putter
:918457628_PrecisionPro:NX9-HD

:CaddyTek: - 4 Wheel 
:footjoy-small: - too many shoes to list and so many to buy

:1590477705_SunMountain:

:SuperSpeed: Official Tester 2020   Beginning Driver Speed  - 78

 

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1.)  19

2.)  21 years

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1. 28
2. Going on 5 years.


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