...And I sucked - hardly hit a shot the way I planned it.
On the other hand, I was the first guy on the course, and I got around in 2:10 without rushing. (Just: hit the ball, walk to the ball, hit the ball.)
Hah! I started playing golf after the umpteenth sprained ankle from soccer. (Ended up needing surgery to repair the ligaments.) It took me about two years - maybe three before I even gave golf a try. As soon as I did, I was hooked. Just keep asking. Eventually, they'll say, "Yes." and if they have a bit of athletic ability, chances are they'll hit one or two shots well and be hooked.
I'm not any of them, but I play with the guy who walks across your line a lot. ...and I'm often paired with "old dude".
I would be "the guy who forgets to be social because I'm too interested in just playing golf."
Bet round in about 14 months, and it could easily have been lower - I left three birdie putts about two inches from the hole. Of course, if I'm going to play that game, ...it could have been worse too... I nailed about three putts from 10-12 feet. I almost never make those.
Quote: Lake Chabot is the course I *always* play when I'm out there. Super hilly, and it has that par-6 ski-slope of a hole to close it out on the 18th. ...and it's only 20 min from where I stay (in-laws). LOVE it! And to keep on-topic. I've never broken 80 there. (In fact, I've only ever broken 80 on my super-easy, forgiving, home course -- the one that kills me on the 18th...)