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21 hours ago, Southern by Choice said:

I told my husband that the men on this forum found it VERY unusual for a woman to be playing alone.  I said, "But I play alone!"  And he said, "Yes, and you’re very unusual!"  Not that that’s a bad thing...😉

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I'm an older gal, new to the game, and really enjoy playing as a single.  There's only so much you can learn with an instructor or at the driving range.  There comes a time when you have to put it all together play an actual course.  Since I'm still a "newbie", I'm very self-conscious about my play and prefer not to inflict my gaffes onto others.  I enjoy walking the course and make sure that I don't slow down others that are playing behind me. So, if you see me out there, give a smile and a wave, I'm really not an illusion!

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1 hour ago, cindysbike said:

I'm an older gal, new to the game, and really enjoy playing as a single.  There's only so much you can learn with an instructor or at the driving range.  There comes a time when you have to put it all together play an actual course.  Since I'm still a "newbie", I'm very self-conscious about my play and prefer not to inflict my gaffes onto others.  I enjoy walking the course and make sure that I don't slow down others that are playing behind me. So, if you see me out there, give a smile and a wave, I'm really not an illusion!

Given this site, I’m guessing someone is going to ask for proof 🤪😂😂

 

Thanks for the post and welcome to the site! 😊

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4 hours ago, cindysbike said:

I'm an older gal, new to the game, and really enjoy playing as a single.  There's only so much you can learn with an instructor or at the driving range.  There comes a time when you have to put it all together play an actual course.  Since I'm still a "newbie", I'm very self-conscious about my play and prefer not to inflict my gaffes onto others.  I enjoy walking the course and make sure that I don't slow down others that are playing behind me. So, if you see me out there, give a smile and a wave, I'm really not an illusion!

I can understand your hesitancy to play with others, but it will actually be good for your game.  If the GUYS can avoid offering unsolicited tips 😉, you can  learn course management, club selection, and golf etiquette...just by observing.  I’m NOT a good player, but as long as I can keep up, I’ve always felt welcomed into other groups.  Heck, I can often complete my 6 strokes in less time than some people score their 4's!

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Not often, but I've seen it.  My friend and I commented upon it because it is kind of rare. 

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My son lives in South Carolina and last August we played a course in Augusta that was a few miles from the Masters course. We where the second twosome on the sheet 1 St was a lady with long sleeves and a push cart. We where wondering how this was going to work out with us riding and her walking, but after she hit her second shot around a dogleg we couldn't keep up with her. We finished in a little over 3 hours dyeing from the humidity and as we walked in the clubhouse there she was barley sweating having a sweet tea. 

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21 minutes ago, Edsland said:

My son lives in South Carolina and last August we played a course in Augusta that was a few miles from the Masters course. We where the second twosome on the sheet 1 St was a lady with long sleeves and a push cart. We where wondering how this was going to work out with us riding and her walking, but after she hit her second shot around a dogleg we couldn't keep up with her. We finished in a little over 3 hours dyeing from the humidity and as we walked in the clubhouse there she was barley sweating having a sweet tea. 

That was bourbon...

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10 minutes ago, David in FL said:

That was bourbon...

:-)

Lol! A little Glenlivet no doubt.

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I saw Lexi Thompson playing my course early Saturday morning before the LPGA played our course this year. She had a caddie but played by herself. Other than that I have never seen a woman playing by herself. 

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My wife and I play a local muni weekly. We see the same three single women who we are occasionally started with. They are all over 60, as are we, all walk with a push cart and all take it very seriously.

Do I wonder why they are golfing alone? Probably cuz they want to go golfing, maybe have no significant other who golfs.

Just a guess, but considering the amount of testosterone that is floating around many courses, many ladies who are single prefer to stay away. They want to golf, not fend off dating attention.

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1 hour ago, uitar9 said:

Just a guess, but considering the amount of testosterone that is floating around many courses, many ladies who are single prefer to stay away. They want to golf, not fend off dating attention.

Like most people, they’re generally out there to play golf. 😁

Asked my daughter why she like certain courses or dislikes playing in general. She doesn’t like the gender inequality she meets up with a lot of the times. It’s changing, but slowly.

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Only once.  I was visiting in-laws in PA and drove to St. Mary's to play Bavarian Hills as a single.  The starter paired me up with a young woman, I'd guess about 35 or so.  Turns out she was the Women's club champion at the course and very good.  It was a pleasant round and the Lady was friendly and help me navigate the course as I had never played there before.  She had intended to play single, wasn't a busy time there, but seemed to enjoy the company.  That is the only time I ever ran into a female that intended to play single and I am sure would have if I had not shown up.  Must have been about 2000 or so.

 

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13 hours ago, mchepp said:

I saw Lexi Thompson playing my course early Saturday morning before the LPGA played our course this year. She had a caddie but played by herself. Other than that I have never seen a woman playing by herself. 

I assume you saw Lexi on the Saturday the week prior to the start of the Cambia...she missed the cut in Canada the week prior and must have flown out to Portland Friday night instead of staying in Regina....I don't blame her....lol.

She must have been mad missing the cut and wanted to work on some stuff the next morning.

I've been to Columbia Edgewater 4 times to watch the LPGA...a nice course that is laid out well to watch an event...one of the best tournaments to go watch on the women's or men's tours....parking right beside the course....airport nearby for the pros, a lot of nearby hotels and the Sextant Bar right on the Columbia River only a mile away where some players and caddies venture to.

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At my home course, the mother of one of my father´s friends plays 9 holes alone at his high 80's late in the afternoon when the course it´s almost empty, Yes, high 80´s. No handicap, no score. Just for fun and a good walk. 
It´s really inspirational for everyone else at the club.

Another weird thing for me is that on some sunday afternoons a couple of guys tee off with the company of a dog. It seems that my club allow it.  

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Come to the Lowcountry of South Carolina.  You might even be able to snap a pic of the elusive lone female golfer in her natural habitat!  😉

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At our club I occasionally see the lone female golfers (various ages). It seems to be the same women as I have yet to see them playing with anyone else. There is one in particular I would like to invite to play with me but I don't think my wife is going to go for that.😉

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If I remember correctly, @Jeremie Boop once told me about playing with hot, female, college golfers, but I'm pretty sure that was two at the same time.

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