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I asked this on another forum and got some really wonderful, simple responses.

 

Every day on the golf course is different, every day is a new challenge.

Golf can’t be perfected.

Knocking down a sand wedge from 75 yards; watching it bounce and stop on the green.

Golf requires focus and time; two things that seem to be going extinct.

That one great shot where everything falls into place.

Flushing an iron shot.

The sound of a compressed ball.

Finding yourself alone on the course at twilight.

Walking to the fairway after a well hit tee shot.

Forget the bad shots; life’s too short.

The great outdoors: natural beauty, the sounds and smells and solitude.

Holing out a chip or making a long putt.

Spending time with friends and family and meeting new people.

The joy of helping others enjoy their time on the course.

Hitting a shot exactly the way you want to.

Enjoying a good drink and cigar outdoors.

Golfing in the fall, surrounded by autumn colors.

Being able to improve with practice.

Being alone, yourself against the course, and forgetting about the rest of the world.

Hitting a 6 or 7 iron into the wind and penetrating to the target.

Playing for the rest of your life.

Golf builds self-esteem but is also humbling.

Happy accidents.

 

 

 

 

 

So...What is your favorite thing about golf?

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So many responses that resonate with me , but the one about finding yourself alone on the course during twilight is a big one for me, it's just a wonderful peaceful feeling. 

Another great thing though is that you can always have the joy of competing - whether against friends, in a formal comp, or just against yourself. 
 

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Favorite Thing About Golf:

The complexity of its simplicity.

The anguish of its peacefulness.

The relaxation of its exhaustion.

The echo of its silence.

The duration of its brevity.

The golf shot. 

 

 

 

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It used to be getting away from the phone and enjoying the peace and quiet outdoors.  Sadly those days seem to be more and more often going away as people can't turn their electronics off on the course.  Have many friends that I rarely play golf with anymore because they spend more time texting, talking and tweeting than golfing.

My favorite thing about golf is being outside away from the daily grind, enjoying the challenge of playing a game that can't ever really be perfected.

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Easy answer. It's the toughest thing I ever did, and where I continued to have fun doing it. That, and some personal, positive health reasons. 

 

 

 

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Hard to improve, or add on, the the responses thus far.  To me it's just a great game that people of all shapes,sizes, and backgrounds, can enjoy playing together.  Someone who breaks 100 for the first time is just as elated, perhaps more so, than someone breaking 80, or par, for the first time.  And you can play right up to the end.

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29 minutes ago, Patch said:

Easy answer. It's the toughest thing I ever did, and where I continued to have fun doing it. That, and some personal, positive health reasons. 

 

 

 

My wife always asks me “why do like playing so much if you get so frustrated with it?” Hahahaha

 

my favorite part about golf is right when you’re ready to smash the cart and break every club in the bag, you hit a sic ass 4i drawing straight into the flag and think wth, that’s the same swing I’ve had all day and I’ve sliced every damn shot before this one  😳😳😳😳

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40 minutes ago, Hisna1984 said:

I like most hit to ball.

Yay! My main man speaks truth! Best, -Marv

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It’s always different and “new”. 

New challenges to work through or face each shot or day. 

New courses to play/experience 

New People to enjoy the game with

New Goals as you progress.

The variety and “newness” of the game is what makes it such a beautiful game IMO.

 

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Last weekend I had to get up early and take the car in for service. My wife got a couple new hybrids at the beginning of the week and decided she wanted to go to the range Saturday morning after I dropped the car off. We hit some balls on the range and then she decided she wanted to play 9 holes. We went out and played nine holes just hitting the ball and not really trying to hard. She shot a 42 and I was one under. I usually don't play early because I hate how wet the course is in the morning but the temperature was finally in the 60's and there was no one on the nine holes we played. Usually I don't get that peace until twilight in the evenings. We actually went into the club and had breakfast after we were done. That is my favorite thing about golf. When I do something different (or play a different course that turns out to be fun) and enjoy it. I like the peaceful part of the game.

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My USGA Handicap.

Let me explain. At this exact moment I'm playing off a 9. So, Saturday I'm playing with some neighbors and truthfully enjoying every minute of it. On hole 11 (a relatively easy par 4) I suddenly over-cook my driver and send it deep out of bounds on the left. Oh well, 3 from the tee, I can still make bogey. Nope, snap hook then next drive much worse than the previous one. Hmmm.... 5 from the tee. Just trying to salvage some dignity. Another snap hook... now it's in my head, what on Earth is going on. I grab a 7 iron and plop one in the fairway. I'm lying 7. next shot is 5 iron. NGIR. Chip on, 2 putt. I card an 11 on the hole. 

I finish with a 87. But because of the USGA handicap rules, when I stick it in the computer it automatically changes to where my worst score is a double bogey. My score shows up as an 82. 

Yes, I know I still shot an 87. But it's cool that the USGA turned my 11 into a 6.

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For me, a relative newbie, it's the challenge of the game and the knowledge that each and every shot may (and probably will) be different even if from the very same spot and conditions. The sport is dynamic and that's what's great about it.

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Golf is the perfect sport for seniors. I am not about to start playing softball or basketball again at age 60, but I know I can play golf for the next 20 years assuming my health holds up.

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Many great responses; I especially like those by Vinsk.

It is the only sport at which I have ever had a real desire to improve my skills. I am 60, and still make efforts to get better.

Making a good strike and watching that ball fly is nirvana.

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On 10/15/2018 at 5:41 PM, Vinsk said:

Favorite Thing About Golf:

The complexity of its simplicity.

The anguish of its peacefulness.

The relaxation of its exhaustion.

The echo of its silence.

The duration of its brevity.

The golf shot. 

 

 

 

Shivas Irons also says he likes the cart girls in the summertime. 😎 Best, -Marv

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