"I get way too angry when someone calls my cell though."
My solution for that was easy: I simply turned the darn thing off and threw it in the bag before starting the round. Now that I'm retired I no longer feel the need for a cell phone. Very liberating. /smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />
I prefer to play alone, most of the time. Im not much of a socializer and really value and enjoy time alone. I have myself I can talk to. And I do. My swing thoughts, become swing statements. I tend to play better because I dont feel the eyes of someone else on me. And I dont have to wait to play unless the group in front of me is slow. I hit the ball, take off walking after it, find it, and do it again. Its a fast pace that really keeps me focused. I love it.
However, I really enjoy playing with my brother. Its a great way for us to bond, and keep up with each other. He is a good golfer, plays fast, and prefers to walk. Id never play alone again if I knew I could play every round with him. So I guess I should say, I prefer to play alone, if Im not playing with my brother.
My course is $20 to play twilight hours and no one is ever out there.
I love my Friday date night with my wife. We do 18 holes and then go for dinner
I almost always play by myself unless I am playing with my father. Typically I play outside of peak hours so I can even play 2 balls/hole if I really want to. I do feel as though I focus more and am under less pressure to perform. I also enjoy walking the course, as my budget doesn't allow for cart fees lol, and there aren't many mid-high handicappers like myself who walk here.
TL;DR: Only low handicappers also walk here, I usually play when course is more empty, I don't want to feel like a burden by joining much better players, I like the peacefulness of playing solo.