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Re: How long until "good" 8 years 1 month ago #52942

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Took me 6 years to break 80. First 3 years didn't even feel like golf.

Re: How long until "good" 8 years 1 month ago #52949

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I've been playing about 4 years. The first 3 were spent drinking beer and having a a good time, which I still do occasionally. I've been really trying to get better and play good golf, really learning a lot for this last season. I don't consider myself "good" yet, but I'm not embarrassed by my game either
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Re: How long until "good" 8 years 1 month ago #52952

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25 years and still working towards "not embarrasing".
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I played my first 9 holes in 1977...since that point I've found that this game will only give back what you put into it...TIME-WISE...All the fancy equipment, gimmicks, lessons, etc...will mean nothing if you don't invest the time it takes to become "good". That term itself is very relevant to what we as individuals want out of our games. Good players have bad rounds. I've walked off the course vowing to never play again, only to stop at the range on my way home. As far as when for me...If I'm playing a lot, my swing is grooved then I feel like I'm playing "good", if I lack in playing time my game can still suffer wildly. I like to consider myself a "learning golfer"..
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Re: How long until "good" 8 years 1 month ago #52963

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It is a unique game in that we all have different expectations and satisfaction levels, just like Mr.Stripes said. The first time I broke 90 I was absolutely thrilled and doing a happy dance on the 18th green, but the first time I broke 80 I was like "meh". For me, it seems that the better I get at golf, the less excited I am about really good rounds, I expect them. I am certainly not comparing myself to a tour pro, but I kinda get it when they shoot a 62 and just expected it from all the work they'd put in recently. When I crush a drive, I'm satisfied about it but when I was shooting 93 back then, a single STRAIGHT drive in the middle of the fairway was like Christmas morning, so it's all relative and I kind of miss the days of getting really excited over one great shot. But, THAT feeling is the one that sets the hook for most of us when we are starting out and we get addicted to golf. My under par round last week gave me that "first time I broke 90" feeling again when I was finished and I enjoyed it.
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Re: How long until "good" 8 years 1 month ago #52967

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Starting to put serious effort and time back into it 3 years ago and I'm making strides. I still don't consider myself 'good' though. I tend to hit more 'good' shots but the bouts of inconsistency are killers. I agree with brpinstripes in the fact that the more you put in the more you get out of it.

My goal right now is to avoid being the worst guy in the foursome....sometimes it happens, others it doesn't :angry:
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