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How Exhausted Are You After 18 Holes?

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Is it just me? I get too exhausted after 18 holes and can't do anything after.

I wish I could play relaxed without thinking too much about scoring. I have new respect for tour players who need to focus for 4 straight days.

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At my old course which was really hilly I was really tired after a round.

But my new course is flat and I'm ok after 18 holes.

I don't know how the tour players can concentrate on the 4th day since they play 5-6 hour rounds.

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The most i have played in 1 day is 44 holes. Sometimes 18 wipes me out, but take Saturday for example, i didn't feel like i had played 18 - i am sure i could have played more.

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The most i have played in 1 day is 44 holes. Sometimes 18 wipes me out, but take Saturday for example, i didn't feel like i had played 18 - i am sure i could have played more.

Yeah, you are only 17. I played 54 holes when I was 30. Golf was a lot of fun those days.

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Yeah, you are only 17. I played 54 holes when I was 30. Golf was a lot of fun those days.

54 holes?

wow. I've played 36 holes before, I was ok during the round but I was wrecked afterwards.

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54 holes?

It was one of the most memorable days in my life. Drove 90 minutes early in the morning and played 3 different courses and drove back 90 minutes.

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Im tired after walking a round, especially on a hilly course in the heat. I tend to play hilly courses more so than the majority of the tour courses, just where I live I guess. I have a great deal of respect for the conditioning of the tour players. It would be easier though if I werent carrying my bag. I also notice that the pro's walk very slowly and put very little effort in their trips down the fairway. I on the other hand will climb a hill with bag on back, like a mountain hiker. That cant help you maintain relaxed back muscles.

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There is a course here where you pay $13 and you can walk as many holes as you want, 27 is about all i can handle in this Ms heat and i am wore out

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I am 52. I feel about the same after 18 as I felt after 36 when I was 26! LOL

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I am completley drained after 18. I played 18 on Saturday at 3:00 pm and I could barely function when I got home and I had a cart. It was about 90 degrees, so that probably didnt help. I played 18 the week before at 8:00 am and was fine though.

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I learned a valuable lesson about playing 18 when I wasn't physically up for it. I had a heart attack at age 46 and underwent emergency surgery. After the surgery, I felt great and thought I had all kinds of energy. So much, in fact, that I accepted an invitation from a friend for a round of golf exactly one week after the surgery. BIG mistake! I was half-dead when we finished the round. If we had walked rather than rode I'm pretty sure I would've stroked out for sure.

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I'm usually just fine after 18. I've played 36 in a day, and would love to go and do that again before too long. Then, seemingly randomly, after 18 some days I will be worn out and my back will hurt. It scares me plenty when it happens.

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It depends on how hot/humid the round was. The heat usually drains me more than the actual golfing does. In high 60's to mid 70's weather i could walk 36 with no problem. But you get hot humid weather like we did last week id be lucky to even complete 18.

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Depends mainly on the heat and humidity, and whether there's a breeze. If it's 98* and 98% with no wind action, I'm done for after 18 holes. And I usually ride a cart for 18,

If it's in the 90s but drier and a little breezy, I feel much better.

I once walked 27 holes on a hit, dry breezy day. I rode the final nine - not because I was tired - but the ground was so hard it bruised the soles of my feet, and I was having trouble walking. I need to play 36 in one day at least once a year - you really get into the game then.

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A few of the public courses around here let you play all day long paying for one round.

Since we always have to ride, I wouldnt say that I am tired, but I cant hit a ball right after about 27 holes.

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I think that much of this thread comes down to age. Even when I was 40 I could play 72 holes walking on a week end without any problem. I don't walk any more... trouble with my feet ended that for more than about 9 holes about 10 years ago, but I still can play 36 holes in a day without any major difficulties. I'll be doing so next week when my brother and I play the Nicklaus designed Old Works course in Anaconda, Montana. We play 3 rounds in 2 days there... not much else to do after the morning round that first day... Anaconda isn't exactly packed with stuff to do.

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