I'm new here, but from the looks of things we have weekend hackers, good amateurs, golf-industry folks, aspiring tour pros, and teachers on this forum. Take a few minutes and tell us what kind of golfer you are.
I started playing golf with my dad when I was 11. Started beating him when I was 12. Became obsessed with the game when I was 13 or 14.
Played in highschool. We had a decent team that competed at region and state level every year. I was always a solid #2 or #3 on the team. Was on a college golf team for 3 semesters, but I was never really good enough to play with those guys. I hated the experience of failing miserably every day at a game that I had been obsessed with for most of my life, so I quit at 20 and didn't touch a club for 3 years. My first round back--true story--was with my dad at Cedar Creek in San Antonio, and I shot 74. Why the heck had I stayed away so long???
Now, at 36, I'm obsessed with golf. My best buddies are all golfers. We take trips together to Cabo and for watch-and-play weekends at major championships. I spent a year in post-grad from 2009-2010 and I played 120 rounds that year. Since I got married (2 years ago) and had a baby (8 months ago) I can only play about once a weekend, and it kills me.
I think about golf most of the week, and replay shots and holes--good and bad--for days after. If I shoot a good score, I'm immediately text my buds and tell them all about it. I've told five-minute stories about a single golf shot. My buddies rip me about it but I just don't care--none of those dudes can beat me anyway.