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What did you give up once you got addicted to golf?

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Seems like I gave up too much since I started playing golf.   I used to grow a tiny vegetable garden on my back yard and it's now turned into a lawn.  My weekends are totally dominated by golf.   When we travel, we bring our golf bags and squeeze other activities into our golf schedule.   I am sure there are others who gave up much more but just can't come around to admit ... until now :-D .

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I used to:

Play Guitar

Mountain Bike

Ride a Motorcycle

Snow Ski / Board

But I didn't actually give up those things because of golf.  I started playing golf because (through different circumstances) I didn't really have anyone to do go those things with anymore.  It seemed golf was the most common activity among my friends.  So I took it up intentionally.  Then got addicted.

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Skiing on rocks, shooting rifles indoors due to more range shutdowns. I had a lull that had me playing video games, and sipping mate at the golf course. Then it hit me that I should give golf a try...
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Recording music.  I have a small studio in my house.  But recording songs takes an enormous amount of time by yourself.  It doesn't help that I am a perfectionist either.  I got so obsessed with it, that I had to take a break.

I still play, but have not recorded anything in a couple of years.

Before that, I was building amps and effects boxes.  Also an obsession.  I move from one obsession to the next.

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I used to:

Play Guitar

Mountain Bike

Ride a Motorcycle

Snow Ski / Board

That reminds me.  I gave up bowling, tennis, and soccer.   Actually, I gave up soccer (too many injuries) and was looking to pick up a safer sport to replace it.   And golf seems to be a safe bet.

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Sunday football is probably my number one. If I wasn't meeting up with friends at a sports bar, I was parked in front of my couch for 7 hours, constantly checking my fantasy stats. Thanks to golf and family activities, I haven't watched more than a few hours of football this year and honestly I don't really miss it.
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1 - I don't work out as much as I used to.  Due to the time lost.  I make it up in the winter months.  (or at least that's the plan).

2 - I used to do recreational skydives on the weekends in the morning and teach it in the afternoons through sunset (harness holds on students and in-air instruction).

Now I leave early to play 18 and when I get back to the DZ I'm there just in time to teach.  Since one round of golf is cheaper than a morning of fun jumps, and I get paid to jump with students, it nets out really nice for me. I get to do two things I like, and I end up making money (net on the weekend) instead of behind.

3 - I am losing a 'little' family time, but the wife is learning to play, so we'll end up likely spending more time together once she gets better and the daughter leaves for college.

I think the overall final result will be a positive life impact.

I'm only really distressed to find out that I now actually enjoy watching PGA golf on TV.  That's just plain wrong.

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I dont play on the weekends thats Harley time. I usually can get in 2 18 hole rounds and a nine hole round during the week. I do however know a lot of people who were avid golfers untill the bought a motorcycle now they dont play much, in fact a few have quit there clubs

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I used to give a shit at work...

Originally Posted by cipher

Sleep.

These. Also, before I got into golf, I used to play paintball during and after college. After I took a golf class, I became addicted. Both golf and paintball were very expensive hobbies so I decided to choose a long term one and it was definitely golf. Soon after, sold all my paintball gear. I still say I gained more than lost playing golf.

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1 - I don't work out as much as I used to.  Due to the time lost.  I make it up in the winter months.  (or at least that's the plan).

2 - I used to do recreational skydives on the weekends in the morning and teach it in the afternoons through sunset (harness holds on students and in-air instruction).

Now I leave early to play 18 and when I get back to the DZ I'm there just in time to teach.  Since one round of golf is cheaper than a morning of fun jumps, and I get paid to jump with students, it nets out really nice for me.  I get to do two things I like, and I end up making money (net on the weekend) instead of behind.

3 - I am losing a 'little' family time, but the wife is learning to play, so we'll end up likely spending more time together once she gets better and the daughter leaves for college.

I think the overall final result will be a positive life impact.

I'm only really distressed to find out that I now actually enjoy watching PGA golf on TV.  That's just plain wrong.

Looks like you lost some, and gained some.   My wife and I started golf together.   Her idea of practicing golf is watching the Golf Channel all the time.  That's just plain wrong, II.

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yep, same here. [quote name="Ernest Jones" url="/t/70489/what-did-you-give-up-once-you-got-addicted-to-golf#post_907314"]I used to give a shit at work... [/quote]
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My SO would say we gave up our basement.


Gave up 2nd car and am using 1/2 of my garage to house various golf equipment.

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Before golf I was either at work, on a ball field or basketball court, on a lake fishing, in the woods hunting, or occasionally getting a few hours of sleep.

After taking up golf (about 9 years ago) I haven't played or coached ball, and haven't been fishing or hunting.

Still haven't figured out how to give up work yet though.

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