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Who do you have to thank for getting you into this great game?

Mine is a former co worker and still good friend Chris Perusky.

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I started playing when I was 12, my dad took me out with his friends. I had quite a large property and would play from tree to tree like they were holes around the property. I took a long time off from 16 till I was in my early 30s. A couple years back my physio said I could play golf as rehab. I couldn't play other sports and fell love with golf. I've had the bug for a couple year now and can't stop thinking about it. Thanks To my dad and my grandma for the early lessons and getting me started in the wonderful world of golf 

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My dad took me out on a Saturday morning to small par 3 course.  I walked along with him and my uncle.  On the 9th hole he gave me a club, I hit it, and instantly fell in love.  I was probably 10 at the time.  My only regret is that we didn't get one last round in before he passed.

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My Dad, when I was 10. We played as a family Mom, Dad, older sister & me once a week when I was a beginner - until I was old enough to play with my peers.

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Playing video golf games and watching Tiger on TV got me interested in golf. My brother and I picked up a couple cheap golf clubs and started hitting balls at the range, and then eventually picked up some yard sale clubs and started playing the game on our own.

 

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2 hours ago, Jwhite86 said:

My dad took me out on a Saturday morning to small par 3 course.  I walked along with him and my uncle.  On the 9th hole he gave me a club, I hit it, and instantly fell in love.  I was probably 10 at the time.  My only regret is that we didn't get one last round in before he passed.

I am sorry to hear of his passing.

I hope that the memories of the rounds with him bring some comfort.

I take my 11 year old with me when ever I can, not to push him to play, just to spend time together away from the computers, games and phones.

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37 minutes ago, Miketheripper said:

Playing video golf games and watching Tiger on TV got me interested in golf. My brother and I picked up a couple cheap golf clubs and started hitting balls at the range, and then eventually picked up some yard sale clubs and started playing the game on our own.

 

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Nice, I remember when I first started they had just released the TW PGA game for the PS3 with the move controllers and I spent some good time l practicing in the game.

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1 hour ago, Middler said:

My Dad, when I was 10. We played as a family Mom, Dad, older sister & me once a week when I was a beginner - until I was old enough to play with my peers.

Having it as a family affair is the best part of it.

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2 hours ago, StrawberryShortCake said:

I started playing when I was 12, my dad took me out with his friends. I had quite a large property and would play from tree to tree like they were holes around the property. I took a long time off from 16 till I was in my early 30s. A couple years back my physio said I could play golf as rehab. I couldn't play other sports and fell love with golf. I've had the bug for a couple year now and can't stop thinking about it. Thanks To my dad and my grandma for the early lessons and getting me started in the wonderful world of golf 

That Bug is impossible to shake, it does not matter the time of the year, I am thinking about golf.

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8 minutes ago, SnakeDoc said:

That Bug is impossible to shake, it does not matter the time of the year, I am thinking about golf.

Winter is the worst because I'm wanting to play but I can't get out on the course. My putting improves greatly over the winter month's, and I have a chipping net now too. 

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This topic brings a lot of gratitude for a wonderful lady, my Aunt Kate! She’s the best, introducing me to golf and world travel. She’s a total whacko, and it’s absolutely glorious. Kate has this way of taking over a room and making everyone feel wonderful, so you can imagine how much fun it is to play golf with her. She has this laugh that you can probably hear four holes over, says “ah shoot” loudly when she messes up, and raves about her good holes for the entire meal afterwards. She’s just pure joy, and every time I play a round I think about her and how much fun she’d be having. Since I moved to SoCal, I haven’t played a round with her in awhile. I look forward to the next round, and the pizza we share afterwards! 0F36FEE9-5315-45DE-B0C9-FB0FB01EC031.jpeg.3a4e70ebb4b0830247e39ebc13e3bf2e.jpeg

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My next door neibor at the time.  He was big into golf and he let me go with him to the course all the time.

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My step father when I was about 4 or 5. He was big into golf, and from what I remember, pretty good at it as well. He would take me to the range with him and I always remember trying to get the ball beyond the "flat" part of the range and down the hill. He got all of my immediate family into golf: my grandfather, my uncles, and my mom. I remember him watching golf on TV, while it was laundry day, and there would be piles of laundry separated by wash load on the floor. He would set them up like mini golf obstacles for me to putt around the living room in our apartment. Unfortunately, lung cancer would claim his life when I was about 7 and he was about my current age (34). Forever grateful for that man, RIP.

However, with the bad comes the good. As I mentioned he turned my grandfather and uncles onto golf and they would pretty much be my father figures for me growing up. Long story short, I grew up in/with the game of golf. I wish I hadn't stopped playing from '06-'16 but life had other crap for me to do.

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2 hours ago, jddaigneault said:

This topic brings a lot of gratitude for a wonderful lady, my Aunt Kate! She’s the best, introducing me to golf and world travel. She’s a total whacko, and it’s absolutely glorious. Kate has this way of taking over a room and making everyone feel wonderful, so you can imagine how much fun it is to play golf with her. She has this laugh that you can probably hear four holes over, says “ah shoot” loudly when she messes up, and raves about her good holes for the entire meal afterwards. She’s just pure joy, and every time I play a round I think about her and how much fun she’d be having. Since I moved to SoCal, I haven’t played a round with her in awhile. I look forward to the next round, and the pizza we share afterwards! 0F36FEE9-5315-45DE-B0C9-FB0FB01EC031.jpeg.3a4e70ebb4b0830247e39ebc13e3bf2e.jpeg

Family is everything, the wachky aunts we all have are awesome. 

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47 minutes ago, Pingistheanser said:

My next door neibor at the time.  He was big into golf and he let me go with him to the course all the time.

That is a good neighbor 

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My Dad. I used to LOVE riding the cart when he was coaching. The best.


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15 minutes ago, yungkory said:

My step father when I was about 4 or 5. He was big into golf, and from what I remember, pretty good at it as well. He would take me to the range with him and I always remember trying to get the ball beyond the "flat" part of the range and down the hill. He got all of my immediate family into golf: my grandfather, my uncles, and my mom. I remember him watching golf on TV, while it was laundry day, and there would be piles of laundry separated by wash load on the floor. He would set them up like mini golf obstacles for me to putt around the living room in our apartment. Unfortunately, lung cancer would claim his life when I was about 7 and he was about my current age (34). Forever grateful for that man, RIP.

However, with the bad comes the good. As I mentioned he turned my grandfather and uncles onto golf and they would pretty much be my father figures for me growing up. Long story short, I grew up in/with the game of golf. I wish I hadn't stopped playing from '06-'16 but life had other crap for me to do.

I'm glad that you had a good role model to start, growing up without a father figure myself, my dad passed when I was 4, I know how hard life was and how greatful I am with those who stepped in to help raise my brother and I. 

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2 minutes ago, PMookie said:

My Dad. I used to LOVE riding the cart when he was coaching. The best.


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My 11 year old loves driving the cart, it is frowned upon for kids without licenses to drive the cart, I let him drive me around the course as much as he can. 

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My dad.

I shrugged him off throughout my teenage years. Thinking back on it, I was a terrible Son. Never gave him the respect or thanks that he deserved.

Luckily, I saw the light in my later teens and 20’s and we get to talk tractors and boats and golf and whatever now.

Time to call him now.

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My Dad.  He loved the game and was probably a 15 handicap at his best.  He had back surgery (in the late 1940's) and that limited his swing a bit...but man could he putt.  I was around 6 years old when he took me out to the range and subsequently signed me up for a golf summer camp in Ft. Lauderdale.  I've been playing the game ever since and my memories playing with him are among my most treasured.

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