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By Thanksgiving I was burnt out. Didn’t touch a club for most of December. Started putting down the basement more in January and now that it’s mid February the fire is returning and I can’t wait for the snow to melt and get back out on the range.  The 3 month break we get here is really nice and I honestly couldn’t imagine enjoying golf as much if I lived somewhere I could golf year round 

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2 minutes ago, revkev said:

Have you ever needed a reset for your game?

I don't know that I've needed a reset, but I get one pretty much every year.  I live in northern Virginia, and I'm looking out at snow-covered fields right now.  We don't always get snow, but we usually get enough cold and wet weather that I play only very occasionally through the winter.  To counterbalance that, I've spent every Thanksgiving for a decade or more in the Pinehurst area, playing 6 or 7 or 8 days in a row.  For the last 4 or 5 years, we've gone to Palm Springs for a week in January, playing every day.  But other than those two weeks, I'll typically only play 2 or 3 times between Thanksgiving and March, on the rare nice day.  I'm good with that, and I honestly don't miss golf through those weeks.  When I get to this time of year, late February, I start to get the itch, but I feel like I approach each Spring with a fesh sense of anticipation.  

I'm really close to retirement, and we're contemplating a move southward, perhaps to the Pinehurst area.  I've definitely wondered whether I'll miss my forced hiatus from golf if I'm able to play more through the winter.  Time will tell!

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Like DaveP043, usually get a stretch of weather that prevents me from playing. I have only played once since mid December due to weather and other circumstances and am ready to get back out and playing.

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While my child season in Ohio is too short, tbh I enjoy those first weeks off that happen anytime between mid-Nov and mid-Dec. It is nice to rest for a few weeks. But as soon as the calendar flips I am chomping at the bit to be back on the course.

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I get a winter reset, even if I stay relatively active with putting or some simulator trips it’s not the same.

What always gets me is I usually play well that first round out. Two times I had 3 or 4 birdies on a 9 hole round to start the year.

A lot of that comes with keeping it simple and just dealing with the swing I have that day. I try to remind myself to do that every time I play, but it’s easier that first time out.

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Like everyone so far I get a reset. Wanted or not.

For me I have times where "I dont feel the need to play" but I feel like if I had the opportunity to play year round...I would. Golf isn't just golf for me its being there, its a stress reliever not a stress causer. Even if I was not playing well just being on the course is my reset from everything else.

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I tend to get a little burnt out by the time the weather changes and enjoy my break from most things golf - I even visit here less often. By the time it gets to be February, I'm ready to go. If only the weather would cooperate.

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I tend to get a little burnt out by the time the weather changes and enjoy my break from most things golf - I even visit here less often. By the time it gets to be February, I'm ready to go. If only the weather would cooperate.
Same here, sims and putting aren't cutting it

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I’ve lived in Florida for 15 years. Prior to that it was CT, Ill, Upstate NY (that’s when I really started playing), IN and WI.

I well remember the weather induced pause - I could handle Indiana where it was from Thanksgiving to St Patrick’s day give or take - Upstate NY and WI were inhuman - CT wasn’t too bad - mid November to the beginning of April normally.

I think a month off is good sometimes - not keen on much more than that though.

It’s been a weird winter for us down here too, way wetter than normal.


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I don’t think I’ve ever really sought a reset, they just kind of happen. I’ve had a few times when I’ve been training for a new job and all of the studying and time at home offices took me away for a bit. With not being able to play when it’s less than 50*, and not enjoying cold weather golf anyway, January and February are pretty much a guarantee of not getting on a real course much. This year I’m in the midst of a swing-change, so I really don’t want these two months off.

I never seek the time away from the game, it just naturally happens.

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I'm fortunate now to be able to play year round. Before we moved to Florida to become seasonal residents, I would use the "off season" for strength training,  and in general more extensive workouts. It seems like when golf season is in play, the workout program is greatly diminished - so I do miss that. As to present day reset, I do a minor reset when I'm playing badly, meaning I'll take a few days off, that tends to eliminate the "bugs" from the last round. 

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18 hours ago, revkev said:

Have you ever needed a reset for your game?

Don't need one but have a forced one every year.

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Nature gives me a reset every year, which I enjoy. But to be honest, my life doesn't revolve around golf. It's a fun hobby, but it isn't the only thing in my life. I've got stuff with my kids & their art/music to keep me busy, my own music hobbies, reading... it's not like I get to December and feel worn out from golf because I played too much. I do enjoy the feeling of finally getting back to the range & course in March/April when it warms up, but I also don't chomp at the bit and pace the house until it happens either.

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Living where one can play year round is great but on occasion I’ve found there needs to be some time off for a reset. I only played sporadically from thanksgiving to New Years and when I did my round were uninspiring - I had a good time socially but the golf was terrible.
 
My plan was to hit it hard in the New Year and then came my COVID lockdown, Penny’s illness, a rash of funerals and an injury. I went 6 weeks with only a few SuperSpeed workouts, 1 trip to the range and one visit to the putting green.
 
Finally got to play yesterday, the weather was ugly, windy, wet to start, showers on and off throughout, the groups in front us us quit after 9 but we stuck it out. Played very well, hit 7 greens on the back, chipped in for birdie on one of the misses, shot 35.
 
Didn’t plan it but this was a great reset - playing again Saturday and have several future round scheduled hopefully I will be in good shape for the start of my league play in April.

Have you ever needed a reset for your game?
 
 
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When baseball season comes around, I coach the Freshman team at the school I teach at, it is always a hard reset as there is no time to steal away for a round. It usually means that my game is slow to start and I play my best in the early/mid summer which is peak season here in OK!


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When baseball season comes around, I coach the Freshman team at the school I teach at, it is always a hard reset as there is no time to steal away for a round. It usually means that my game is slow to start and I play my best in the early/mid summer which is peak season here in OK!


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Thanks for coaching! Are you able to play this season? I know some states are not allowing high school sports. I get contact sports but you’d think baseball would be allowed.


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Yes.. I recall a time a few seasons ago when I really felt my golfing was going in the waaay wrong direction - didn't want to give up, as I really enjoy the game and its challenges - so decided to sort of simplify things... I'd been way too focused not only on specific techniques but on my equipment, so took a Sunday bag with a few old clubs and dressed in sweats and non-golf shoes and went out and just hit the ball towards the hole (yes: a lotta LOTTA times, too many times, but that's a whole 'nuthah story!) .. and after that I loosened up and got back to enjoying the game vs stressing about it. 

Also, I'll mix things up by alternating in a Par 3 course to focus working on target practice / [trying to...] hitting greens.

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I've had two weeks off; one to move my dad's stuff out of his apt, and one due to lots of snow. Another week off due to snow is very likely.  I haven't really picked up a club in all that time.  I've wanted to head out to my hitting bay, but it's been 18-25º and I'm old.  I've watched a few of Monte's swing videos, but that's in preparation for my in-person clinic with Monte on March 27-29 in Irvine, CA.  I should have 3 weeks to get prepared.

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No reset for me. I had way too much reset time when a company and career owned me.  I retired early in hopes of getting back some of that lost time playing the first sport I was introduced to.  We snowbird, so with the exception of some lousy late spring or early fall Montana weather, I can play almost all year.  I do fly fish quite a bit back home and golf about half as often as here in AZ... so I guess that's a partial reset.

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