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I started playing at 14, and I'm 18 now. I know I still started fairly young but I wish I started when I was 7 or 8 or something. My dad tried to get me into it numerous times but I just wasn't interested in it until age 14. I preferred much faster paced sports such as basketball, or football.
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At around 50, after recovering from chemo and radiotherapy for bulky Hodgkins. Had to give up tennis, my main sport, due to peripheral neuropathy but I can still walk the course - my feet can't take much of a pounding any more. I did play a few rounds as a teenager but the game wasn't for me in those days. Squash and tennis were more my style.
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I started to play golf back in the early 60's when I was 13 and played into the mid 60's. After I graduated from high school in 66 I didn't play anymore. Back then golf was a old mans game.

At 53 I had pretty much blew out my right knee from many years of hard core skiing and had badly broken my left ankle. All I had left was fly fishing when a friend took me out to hit a bucket of balls. All it took was that one bucket and I was hooked. That was 8 yrs ago.
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I found a 6 iron when I was 16 and messed around a couple times at school when nobody was around. That was 14 years ago.. I went to the range a couple times 5 years ago then really started to play 3 years ago. From playing once a month now playing once to twice a week. So I really started to play at the age of 27.
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2 years ago at 21! Decided a lot of my friends went golfing for fun and leisure so I went out and found a full golf bag with some 1989 Hogan Forged Irons for 100 bucks and my addiction started...
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I started playing when I was 6 years old. Will never forget my first club that my father gave me. It was a 7iron and it was purple :D Have been playing ever since.

Was advised to go to golf academy but my mother said that I had to go to uni. She's never said it but I don't think she thought I had it in me. With that said I never had the opportunity to take golf seriously as the only support I had was from my father (parents are seperated). I used to live with my mother and so only ever really played golf when I went to stay with my father. But I am now on my own and working so starting to get back into it quite seriously and dream goal is to be scratch one day.
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When I was a kid (around 8 or 9) the local golf course gave free lessons and let kids play free on Mondays, so my mother would drop me off there at 6 in the morning, there would be a big (probably 12-15 kids) group lesson, then have putting competitions for prizes, closest to the pin, etc, and let us all go play 9. At that age walking I don't remember if I ever played the full 9. I definitely didn't take it serious back then, it was just something to do in the summer, but then when I was a teenager membership at that same course was $150 for a junior (under 18) for the summer, so same thing, I'd get dropped off in the AM and stick around til night. Played 2 years in high school, then gave it up during college and afterwards but I could always go out if the need for a 4th came up. Last summer I started seriously playing again with this summer dedicating more time that I ever have before. I'm 29 now.
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Try to make a long story short. I was a runner most of my life anywhere from 20 40 miles per week. At age 48 got hurt, did not stop running tried to train thru it (stupidly) and damaged my feet and knees. After about a year of doing nothing looked at golf seemed reasonable enough gave it a try and was hooked!! Now 15 years later I'm a golf junkie.

I walk all the time and carried my bag up to 3 years ago and switched to a cart. Need to retire and play even more.
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Try to make a long story short. I was a runner most of my life anywhere from 20 40 miles per week.

I'm a runner as well... Haven't gotten the motivation back to really get serious about running after having a tendon injury in my foot keep me from my first half marathon, but I still run here and there. I guess I took up golf again to figure out something else to do that's been nagging at me for a while. ;)

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Started when I was 22 and now I am 30. I got hooked pretty bad early and saw huge jumps in play over the first 5 years. The last 3 have been pretty flat in terms of improvement or if anything I've gotten worse (besides putting).
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I started golfing when i was 25 or 26. Baseball was my sport through college. When that dried up, i picked up golf just to have something competitive to do. I took to the game pretty quickly and was shooting in the mid 80's regularly by the end of my first year.
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I started caddying for my grandfather at age 8. I had to pull his Bagboy cart up and down Juniper Hills in Kentucky. I caddied as much as I could, earning enough $$ at $1.50 a round. At 10, I got my first set of cleats (can still hear the clickety clack walking around the clubhouse at Juniper Hills). Played through my 20's & posted a 10 handicap in my 30's while living in North Louisiana. At age 48, I shattered my left wrist. Dr said really bad, when he put me back together, my left arm was an inch shorter. I asked if he could fix it. Two years & 4 surgeries later, with an inch of my hip in front of my left wrist, I started playing again.....+20 Handicap.

Now, at 59, I am a 14 Handicap. Hoping to see the 10 once again. I run a Saturday Game for about 30 golfers every week at local course (Pebble Creek). My plan is to play well into my 70's.

This is something my Grandfather gave me many years ago.....the desire to play golf....Thanks Grandaddy!
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I played off and on my whole life (more off than on). My dad took the game up when he was about 40 and every few years I would go out and play a few rounds. Last year, at age 46, I started playing on a regular basis after getting my son into the game. My son started at age 10, played for about 6 weeks, took 3 months off for baseball, and started last July at age 11.
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