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When did you start Golf?

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I started in my early twenties. I played alot for about a year, and then about 4 years went by where I only played about twice a year (kids, office job, no money, etc.). I've gotten serious about my game in the last 6 months, and I'm shooting in the low 90s now. I'm hoping to get a score in the 80s before the year is out.

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I started playing when I was 16 years old and I've been to the heights and down to the lows over the years. In my twenties I played par and on rare occassions under par. Quit for 10 years to coach little league baseball with my two sons. Took it back up around 40 and never regained the feel I once had. Got down to around a 7 handicap and now I'm struggling to stay under 85 all the time.

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I went to a summer camp with my cousin the summer before my freshman year. We hit balls off tees and putted. That was all it took to get me hooked. I bought a 7-iron for $20 (probably a ripoff!) and swung it all winter. That Christmas, I used my Christmas and Birthday money to buy my first set of clubs - Nicklaus/MacGregor VIPs with persimmon woods, 3-PW and 1/3/5 iron with a Bullseye-type putter.

I made the golf team my first year playing, averaging about 95. The next two years I averaged 85 and 75, respectively, winning the Junior EDGA (Erie District Golf Assoc.) stroke play tournament the summer before my senior year. At districts that year, I shot 89 (yeah!) 72 to finish as first alternate to go to states. My team won our ECL (Erie County League) championship the three years I played and two years in a row after I left.

I picked up the game pretty quickly. Now I wish my average was 75, despite being a better all-around player. I didn't hit it far enough back then to get into as much trouble as I do now.

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I started golfing about 2 years ago. I was varsity 5th spot in my first tournament (last year). I didn't do too well, but you can understand why. It was actually the second 18 hole round I had ever played. Since then I've dropped my handicap about 20 points.

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i was about 8 my grandparents bought me clubs and let me play on the par 2 executive course thats is on the campsite they saty on in the summer... i played all the time! like 4 or 5 rounds a day an been hooked since :P

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I started golfing after my old sports, baseball and basketball, track were to frustrating to continue after my closed head injury, (think stroke). Plus went from being a natural lefty to right handed. I was 27. Three years after I was injured.

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I didn't start until about 10 years ago -- and I'm 56 now. I was motivated by office politics. Everybody played and there were several "team building" events around golf outings at the company where I used to work. Got hooked on the few times I inexplicably hit decent shots.

Which was particularly interesting since, growing up, I thought golf was about the dumbest thing one could do. Walking around all day in ugly clothes in insufferable summer heat. What was fun about that?

Now I know. It just took me a lifetime to find out.

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Well, I started playing when I was 13, made a hole-in-one at 14, played every day that summer and made my varsity high-school team by the end of my freshman year. Wish improvement came that quick these days! Oh, wait, that work thing gets in the way...

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I started golf around the around or 11-12, played high school golf, than got a baseball scholarship, done playing ball now getting serious about golf again at the age of 22.

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I can remember my grandpa, a single-digit before his stroke, playing golf. He took me out for a round when I was around twelve but it was impossible for me to put any effort into it as I lived in Alaska. I was into music, fishing, killing deer and bear, and flying in float planes during my teen years.

I took up the game in earnest almost two and a half years ago, past my thirtieth birthday. So I'm a little behind the curve but am enjoying the challenge.

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My buddy dragged me out to the range two years ago at the tender age of 29. All it took was that one time to get hooked. I don't play as often as I like but I go the range every week and have a 27 handicap.

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