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I have joined the local senior mens' league at my home course. I was going to do this a while back, but never got around to it. 

I played 18 holes with a current member the other day. Did not have one of better rounds, but found I could more than adequately compete with him. So, I paid the $70.00 annual fee, and will play my first tourney later on this month, and then monthly after that. This is a 60/65 year old and up league. Pretty sure I can give some of those youngsters 10 years younger than me, a run for their egos. 

I have been skeptical of joing any league in the past,  due to some of the "creative scoring" that takes place in these leagues. I discussed this with league manager before paying my fees. He has assured me they run a tight competitive group. He better right. Based on some of the score cards  I presented to him, he will give me a temporary handicap to start out with. 

On a personal note, I am going to use this opportunity to rejuvenate my competitive spirit for this game. The past months have found me becoming some what complacent with my game. I did not mind just showing up, and knocking the ball around, and making some nice putts. Scores did not matter.  Practicing instead of actually playing was usually enough. I also owe some this decision to my much better half, who knows me better than anyone. She saw something was going on that did not seem right. 

Should be interesting. :beer:

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Patch, good for you.  I have been wanting to make the move to a league but, keep telling myself, more practice, more practice.  I am a bogey, double bogey, triple bogey, throw in a par once and awhile, golfer so hesitant to give it a try. Maybe next year I'll look for a league for a 60 yr old player.  

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Swffjvl, I played in a couple of leagues back in the day. I just could not see spending time and money to watch others cheat with their scores. The league organizers were only worried about the money aspect of the tournaments, and turned a blind eye to the shenanigans that went on. My mistake back then was not causing enough of a stink about the cheating. I should have spoke up. 

I think every golfer, regardless of their level of play, should play in a league....at least once.  For every cheater, there are many, many more players who treat their games with respect.

Level of play is irrelevant, since every golfer who ever pulled a club, was not as good as they wanted to be, or would become during the early days of their golfing journey. Handicaps take care of the different levels of competitive play. 

I say go join a league and have some fun. 

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