Popular Post Getoffmylawn Posted March 28 Popular Post Share Posted March 28 So I'm probably going to take some grief from some of you...fire away...but I'm wondering if anyone has any thoughts or "best practices" with regards to balancing your duties as a spouse and father with your desire to improve at golf? I'm a halfway decent golfer, but I do aspire to continually improve and end up as a plus handicap, and eventually compete in mid-am and senior-am competitions. However, family comes first of course, and with 3 little kids (9,7, and 5) and the oldest one being highly athletic, many weeknights and weekends are dominated with practices and tournaments. When I do get a break in this routine, I want to get on the course, but lately SWMBO has taken to see that as golf being more of a priority for me than her! I can see her perspective, but on the flip side of that, a guy needs a hobby and an outlet, and the Type A personality that I am, I kind of need a mountain to climb if you know what I mean. I can honestly say I have no other hobbies or vices. However, absent the debut of a 27-hour day, I'm having a hard time keeping the golf dream alive. I am making VERY concerted efforts to take care of myself so that I'm still physically capable of high level play later in life, but I feel like that will prove pointless if I'm not able to make some skill gains now. I've got a putting green in the basement and plenty of "dry swing" drills to keep me busy as well, but at some point you have to play to learn to score, no? Apologies if this is just a massive whine of a thread, and perhaps it's not worthy of it's own thread, at all, but I can't be alone in struggling with this dilemma. sirchunksalot, Swood1994, GolfSpy_APH and 7 others 9 1 Quote Driver: TSR2, Ventus Blue 6 S, 65g Stiff FW: TSR2 3w, 15, Ventus Blue 7 S, 70g Stiff Hybrids: Apex Pro 3H, Ventus Blue 8 S, 80g Stiff Stealth DHY 4H, Ventus Blue 8 S, 80g Stiff Irons: JPX 919 Forged 5-GW, Aerotech Steelfiber i95 Stiff Wedges: SM9 54 S Grind bent to 55, 60 M Grind bent to 59, Aerotech Steelfiber i110 Stiff Putter: White Hot OG Double Wide, Stroke Lab shaft Ball: Pro V1 Click here for my HONMA TR20 Official Review! Click here for my Arccos Caddie Bundle Official Review! Click here for my current review of the Edel SMS and SMS Pro Combo Irons! Link to comment
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