I spend about 40-50 a week. I would label myself right between casual and avid golfer. It breaks down to 20-40 on greensfees and then 5-7 bucks on range sessions. I am lucky to have a nice range near by with really low rates and its rare I play a round of golf when theres no discount involved. I love twilight weekday rounds, its cheaper and you almost always have the course to your self.
That threw me for a loop when I saw your location! I thought I had just encountered not one by two other members who live in the same area I do! Phew! OP I do understand your feeling, but it can go both ways. The day I shot my lowest score to day I had the opposite feeling. I thought it should have been much higher.
I play 18 maybe once ever 2 weeks, if I'm lucky 9 per week and I shoot high 90's/low 100s on average. Best round was a 92 this past summer, worst was a 120 I suppose that would make this thread pretty accurate. I would love to play more often and improve but I am too busy working to earn the money to pay the greens fees hahaha. For now, those scores will have to do!
Park,Pay, maybe putt, and Play. Any time I've tried to hit the range before a round, I've hit a bunch of bad shots, and ended up taking 2-3 holes to shake off the negativity of the bad range session. I'm best off just hitting the first tee after 5 minutes of chipping/putting.
I tee'd up at a course one day where the tee box was across the street from the fairway. It was a slow country road so hitting cars wasn't really a problem. What was a problem, was my ball flying right off the tee, and smacking a power line that ran perpendicular to me along the road. The ball hit the powerline and shot straight down onto the asphalt, bouncing away into the woods. Left a big black mark on the ball and the power line bounced for a little bit after that,...