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Are You Addicted to Golf?

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  1. 1. Are you addicted to golf?

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This hasn't been posted here yet?  I couldn't find it anywhere. A really interesting OTL story on the addiction of golf.  I know a lot of people here are going to poo-poo it being a real addiction, but I've seen it first hand with my own father and it really can be.  Either way, it's a very interesting piece.

http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=11204192

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I can relate. Thanks for the link.

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This hasn't been posted here yet?  I couldn't find it anywhere. A really interesting OTL story on the addiction of golf.  I know a lot of people here are going to poo-poo it being a real addiction, but I've seen it first hand with my own father and it really can be.  Either way, it's a very interesting piece.

http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=11204192

I saw that on ESPN, saved it, and really looked forward to watching it. But watching it, it almost came off like a parody video. I don't know, the tone of it struck me as weird.

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Nonsense, I can quit anytime I want! :whistle:
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Nonsense, I can quit anytime I want!

Me too! Gotta run. Tee time at 3:15

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Nonsense, I can quit anytime I want! :whistle:

Exactly. I've quit golf dozens of times.

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No, I just really like golf. Addiction means you need it to the point where it yields negative impacts to other aspects of your life.
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I voted No because I straight up tell my wife where I'm going and what I'm doing, and I really don't think golf is having anything but positive impacts on my life as a whole.

I saw that on ESPN, saved it, and really looked forward to watching it. But watching it, it almost came off like a parody video. I don't know, the tone of it struck me as weird.

I agree.  The video seemed like a real stretch to me, and the fact that they managed to find one guy that figures he had let golf ruin his life certainly proves no significant point from my perspective.  The black dude they started out with really only sounded like a guy that had found a game he loves and is trying to play when he can.  And I couldn't decide whether to laugh or be offended by the interview piece with his wife talking about realizing how deeply hooked he was when he got clubs fitted.

I'm surprised they didn't mention that addicts read golf forums on the internet instead of looking at porn.  Sheesh... :doh:

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I'm surprised they didn't mention that addicts read golf forums on the internet instead of looking at porn.  Sheesh...

LOL ... You are must be new to multi-tasking and having multiple windows opened ... I read the forum waiting on a "video" to load up ... :)

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I voted No because I straight up tell my wife where I'm going and what I'm doing, and I really don't think golf is having anything but positive impacts on my life as a whole.

I agree.  The video seemed like a real stretch to me, and the fact that they managed to find one guy that figures he had let golf ruin his life certainly proves no significant point from my perspective.  The black dude they started out with really only sounded like a guy that had found a game he loves and is trying to play when he can.  And I couldn't decide whether to laugh or be offended by the interview piece with his wife talking about realizing how deeply hooked he was when he got clubs fitted.

I'm surprised they didn't mention that addicts read golf forums on the internet instead of looking at porn.  Sheesh...

"I knew he was in deep when he bought new clubs and went to a place to get the.. handles customized to his height."

I laughed when I saw that, because it shows just how out of it the producer of the video is. Anyone who plays golf would realize what an absurd statement that was from the lady.

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Some years ago my wife brought it to my attention that I had a $20K bass boat sitting in the garage that had not seen a lake in something like 3-4 years. However, as she pointed out again, I had not missed a week of golfing during that same period of time. Then there was also the home made short game practice area in the back yard, complete with a putting green and silica sand bunker. The full swing area with netting was a thing of beauty. it really sank in when she showed me that all  the fishing gear in the garage that went with the bass boat was buried under plastic crates of golf accessories.

After listening to her words of wisdom I had to admit she was right. I was addicted to golf. So, I did the only self help cure for my addiction I could come up with. I gave away the boat, and most of my fishing gear to one of my son in laws. :beer:

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"I knew he was in deep when he bought new clubs and went to a place to get the.. handles customized to his height."

I laughed when I saw that, because it shows just how out of it the producer of the video is. Anyone who plays golf would realize what an absurd statement that was from the lady.

That line needed to stay, whether the producer of the video was Arnold Palmer himself. It was very descriptive in indicating just how detached his wife is from this whole golf thing and makes it very clear that -- at this point, anyway -- she has no interest in partaking in her husband's obsession. Not including it would've been a huge mistake on the part of the producer, not the other way around.

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Not addicted, just an avid golfer (at least on weekends).  I have been addicted (cigarettes) and that was a whole different arena.

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Not addicted, just an avid golfer (at least on weekends).  I have been addicted (cigarettes) and that was a whole different arena.

Exactly.

I play golf as often as 5 days a week, but I shove at least a can of dip into my lip ever single day, and have done so every day since 1980. There's just no comparison.

Golf is not an addiction.

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I used to be addicted to golf but seem to be slowly kicking the habit.

When I was a club member I played at least one or two rounds every work day and whatever I could get in from daylight to dark on off days.

Well plus a few extra holes using the lights on my golf cart.

Now I'm only averaging about 1 1/2 rounds a week and catch myself wondering if I want to play at all some weeks.

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Addicted?  Never addicted.  But I am willing to learn.

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