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has your golf addiction affected other parts of your life?

post #1 of 12
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for all you golf nuts that play all the time (like me)... how do your non-golfing friends and family feel about you playing so much? do they think you are crazy?

have you ever skipped out on an important day at work, or an important function to go golfing?



during the summer i play AT LEAST eighteen holes, pretty much every day. my family thinks i am obsessed (they are right).

my best friend gets mad at me sometimes because she thinks i spend too much time golfing.
post #2 of 12

Re: has your golf addiction affected other parts of your life?

Didn't Rich Beem skip work one day this summer to play golf? I wish I kept that article.

Has golf affected other areas of my life? Yes.

It reignited a friendship with someone who I realized I had plenty in common with once he found out I took up golf.

It got me to care about eating healthy food.

It got me to care about my weight. I was grossly underweight, and I'm approaching average.

It got me to care about physical fitness.

My focus at work and at school has improved. I wasn't a slouch at this before (I did get into a top PhD program pre-golf), but I get more done now.
post #3 of 12

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Most deninately. I have played off and on for the last 10 years, which I would hardly consider an addiction, but over the last few months I have become addicted to the game, here are a few changes in my life:

1. Spending waaayyyyy too much time on this and other golf forums.
2. I now work out at least 3 times a week, specifically to improve my golf game.
3. I have purchased a lot of new equipment over the past few months.
4. I am joining the golf league at work.
5. My wife is getting sick of watching the golf channel whenever I am home.
post #4 of 12

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I do a lot less school work, and a lot more golf work, don't see a problem really lol
post #5 of 12

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Absolutely.

It's overtaken my other hobbies - music/guitar/scouting. The main reason i got a credit card was to buy golf things online. I wouldn't have learned how to drive so early on. I wouldn't be in college at the moment (quit my job to do a Masters - and avail of the golf facilities/coaching/equipment/clothes/competitions etc)

My friends outside golf realise it's my passion - they don't try to stop me playing & i always try and find time for them.

Also, by being "addicted" i've become good- it's gotten me places - networking!

I took time off work to go to the Ryder Cup (on my doorstep - 5 miles away!) and someone made a complaint that i was gloating that i had a day off and everyone was working hard. I put my foot down - firstly because i'm not the sort of guy who does that and secondly because its not different to saying "oh this time next week i'll be on a beach in the sun. I booked that day off a month in advance when ticket came through! grrrrr some people....i had it removed from my record anyway.
post #6 of 12

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Lost Ball loves his DVR as it allows Lost Ball to work or play and STILL watch golf
post #7 of 12

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I'm pretty sure my brother and step brother are tired of hearing me talk about golf @ work and every other time of the day. And my poor poor fiance, I swear that one of these days when she gets home and see's me watching the golf channel again she's just going to stab me in the neck. Whats worse is I just got my r7 tp's that I was fitted for on Monday and I can't use them until atleast friday. On Monday I started a vocational school that is right after work every night and the two days after i put in my order i pulled a back muscle @ work. So hopefully after I see the doctor on Friday i'll be heading strait to the range!!!!
post #8 of 12

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Im addicted. I admit it. However, I don't think that golf has neagtively impacted me in any way. Ive made a commitment to fitness in order to prepare for long tournaments, and I;ve made countless new friends.
post #9 of 12

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my out look on life has changed like if it is not golf i dont want to do it
post #10 of 12

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I love golf, when I'm not playing I'm thinking about it so I would say that golf has affected my life by not allowing me to do other things...but as long as I keep up with my school work I don't have anything else to do lol
post #11 of 12

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this summer, my girlfriend got mad that i was golfing so often. but then i told her we also had a membership to the pool there. she is on jv swim team this year, and it helped her practice. since i don't keep score playing by myself, whenever she was done swimming laps, she would call my cell, and i would come back to the clubhouse, change, store my clubs, then we would job back to her house for lunch and stuff. now she's cool with it. my friends were kinda angry that i spent more time at the club than at the mall with them. now that its winter, their over it.
post #12 of 12

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I was a golf nut before I met my wife. She is kind of used to me and my golf. When the kids were born, she still let me play golf (a lot of wives DO NOT let their husbands golf once the babies come). All my boys have had a club in their hands since they were old enough to stand. They learned to count and do arithmatic with golf balls in egg cartons. They also learned their colors from all the colored balls I had laying around the house. I watch all the golf touraments on TV, and my wife resents the fact that she knows as much golf as she does because it is ALWAYS on the TV. Golf sometimes does get in the way of my band gigs, but I work around the conflicts. Like I said before, I have too many masters, but I can't help myself!!!
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