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Getting Back to Golf After a Few Years Away!

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Hello! I'm trying to get back into golf after not playing for about 3 years! When I was in my 30's (a long time ago!) I played maybe 20 rounds a year, but with work and family, I played fewer and fewer rounds each year as I moved, friends moved, injuries and other commitments got in the way. I've played sporadically with my youngest son and we've both agreed we need to play more often, so I'm committed to returning to the game. I really love it, but was never better than about a 17 handicap. My last official handicap put me at 22, but I'm probably worse than that now.

I'm playing a set of Burner 2.0's I bought new back in 2011, I think the clubs are fine to continue to play. I also have a Taylormade R11, but I can't seem to control that thing. I'm mostly hitting my 3 wood off the box. Surprisingly, in the few rounds I've played recently, my chipping and putting have been decent. That gives me some hope!

Hoping to get energized here at The Sand Trap!

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Welcome to TST! And welcome back to golf! So your short game was decent? Good. Put it aside for now and work on ball striking. Your clubs are fine. Post a video in the Members Swing thread and you’ll get some excellent advice! Cheers!

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Welcome to this forum, and welcome back to the game of golf. 

Share your new trials and tribulations with us. We have all been there at one time, or another. Always humbling to be reminded of things.

I was forced away from the game for several years. Some of the worst years of my life. However, except for my family, golf was the second major league driving force in my recovery. 

Play on, and have fun. 

 

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On 8/1/2019 at 9:28 PM, Carolina Doc said:

Welcome.  I’m trying to become re-immersed after 25 years.  Some days, it’s like I never left. Other days, not so much.

 

On 8/1/2019 at 10:42 PM, Craigers said:

Welcome!

I just began playing again recently too after being away from the game for 10 years.

 

 

9 hours ago, Patch said:

Share your new trials and tribulations with us. We have all been there at one time, or another. Always humbling to be reminded of things. ....

Play on, and have fun. 

 

A common theme and my story too. @Patch said it: Play on, and have fun. God gave us the game of golf that is different from all other sports and allows everyone to get out there because he loves to see His children at play! Welcome and best to all, -Marv

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