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Is golf a great game to play?

Discussion in 'Sports' started by Michael Shoe Maker, Apr 18, 2014.

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  1. Michael Shoe Maker

    Michael Shoe Maker Member

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    I've never played golf. But I've come across some video footage of the PGA tour featuring Tiger Woods and other golf stars doing what they do best - hitting a small ball with a club, then walking towards it then hitting it again. It looks boring.

    But what about actually playing the game? Is it fun?
     
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  2. Flexin

    Flexin Admin Staff Member Founding Member Top Event

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    It depends on what your definition of fun is. I love it. It is challenging. It kind of reminds me of billards for some reason.

    I enjoy the game. You can't just hit it as hard as you can and hope for the best. Swing too hard and your going into the woods to find your ball. You can hang out with some friends, get some exercise and kick butt (if your any good).

    I have played in two tournaments. Both were best ball. All four on your team hit the ball. You chose which one was better and everyone hits their next shot from that spot. This makes it easier when your still learning. You might get lucky and have your hit picked. And your shots that go deep into the woods don't have to be played.

    In one tournament we came second.

    I say you should go to a driving range if you have one close. A bucket of balls is only around $6 or so. Go out and try to get them out by the deepest marker. Some like that but not playing golf itself. I enjoy both.

    James
     
  3. David Scott

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    Its a bugger of a game but I do enjoy it. For me the challenge is all about improving on my last game whilst I wander around the course enjoying the peace and quiet, breathing the fresh air and more often than not trying to find the ball I sliced off the fairway and into the bush. I can quite happily play a round on my own or get together with a few mates and make and afternoon of it. Playing friends is generally more fun when it involves beer as the outing is less about the game and more about having a laugh and socializing.

    Best thing is to go out and try it. If you have a freind or relative that plays just tag along for a game and hire some clubs from the pro shop at the course. It doesnt cost much and you never know, you may like it.
     
  4. Flexin

    Flexin Admin Staff Member Founding Member Top Event

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    My favorite day golfing was with my brother. I have played golf with him more then once. He is the reason I started. His friend gave him a free pass for a bucket of balls at the driving range. I took him and really enjoyed it. That made me go back again and then I decided I wanted to play.

    One day I was having a really rough day. My brother found out and took me to play golf. It looked like it was going to rain so we only booked 9 holes. But it was a great day of just golfing with my little brother.

    I really want to take a trip somewhere and get some rounds in with him. I need to get playing again so do well against him.

    James
     
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    rosa Active Member Top Contributor

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    I view golf as a game of challenge. Placing a ball on top of a tee and then hitting it, always aiming for a hole is no easy haul. Yet the players seem to have all day and all the time in the world so I call it the rich man's game since it seems a little laid back. I don't mind the game though, I like real challenges. I'd really like to be present at one of these games.
     
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    McDoooobz New Member

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    I love to play golf. I've only been playing for a little over a year now and I am absolutely hooked. I think that if you gave it a shot you'd be pretty surprised. It seems a lot easier than it really is however. So if you're really going to give it a try, be prepared to practice, practice, practice. It can be a very frustrating sport, but it takes time!
     
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    It depends on a person's view of what a great game is. I think golf if great if you are looking for a low impact (at least to the lower body) sport but still challenges your focus and concentration. It takes a different level of skill and discipline to excel in golf.
     
  8. elmarianexx

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    Like you, I have never played golf before, but I should try someday. I think that it's a good game to play. :)
     
  9. Velvetsongs

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    I've never played golf either, but my dad used to play.
    Golf is one of my favorite sports to watch, and be around. I love the whole swag of golf, the lifestyle of it.

    Perhaps it can seem a bit boring, but if one is taking the play seriously, either as a serious hobby or like in a way that Tiger and the rest do, then it is extremely challenging. Like Flexin said, you can't just hit the ball hard and hope for the best. There is a goal to the whole thing, you have to get the ball into the hole... not around it, not by it, not kinda close to it, but IN it. You have to keep the ball out of the water, and out of other unfavorable places. And you have to do that consistently. It takes great skill, patience, and concentration. If one is an impatient soul, then this is not the game for them.

    Like I said though, I like the game for its swag. The beautiful scenery, the water, the clubhouses, the clothes, the class, the math, the strategy, the peace and quiet, the uproar if somebody makes a good shot.
    I love almost everything about golf. LOVE. IT:inlove:.
     
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    i have many friends that golf and every so many years they invite me to go golfing and go. Then i remember why I don't play golf. You hit a ball...then you walk after the ball...then you hit it again....then you putt...then you start all over. It has no excitement to me. It feels like a big drinking game that has very expensive tools required to play. Plus where i live it's tooooooo hot and humid for me. I like my A/C way too much.
     
  11. sidney

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    I also think that playing golf is boring like chess, but it has this air of opulence about it, you know, like you go to a country club to play golf, lol it makes you look rich, haha. So if I become rich I would like to try it out sometime. :D It's a change of lifestyle for sure. :D
     
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    I think it is because my mom loves the sport. Last year she made it a habit to sit through an entire golf tournament - forget which one it was - just t0 learn the sport. Whenever I came by her house, she had it on golf. Now she loves it and even watches the ESPN Classics on the game. The only thing I see good about golf is probably the exercise when swinging the club to hit the ball. It looks like it works well on your waistline and they do a lot of walking.
     
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