I'm quitting golf ...

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  • wkuo3wkuo3 RELEASE Members Posts: 3,957 ✭✭
    My wife mentioned, Hiking....... cost minimal to get into and depending on if you combine camping with it, could run the cost up for onetime equipment purchase . Not required to "update" your hiking equipment as often as in golf. Maybe a pair or two of hiking shoes ( boots ) per year will be your expenses unless you go into those high tech clothing, then it'll coast you plenty.

    We have miles and miles of hiking trails around the area and hundreds of trail heads accessible from all parts of the neighborhoods.
  • uitar9uitar9 Members Posts: 396 ✭✭
    3500 posts-joined 2009-think of the time you'll save not cerfing the golf sites.
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  • HackATKHackATK Members Posts: 462 ✭✭
    How about skydiving instructor? Will cost plenty of $$$$ to get certified, takes many jumps (time), and if the chute doesn't open, well no more thinking about golf!
  • bcflyguy1bcflyguy1 Enjoying my coffee... Members Posts: 3,014 ✭✭
    Bowling. If you're looking for another recreational sport that you can compete in with a seriously deep equipment rabbit hole, bowling is it.
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  • El KabongEl Kabong Members Posts: 116 ✭✭
    Your-away! wrote:


    Get the in laws to live with you for a couple of weeks, it wont be long before you love golf again.



    if not that, try an affair, be cheaper in the long run




    Plus you've already laid the groundwork. I can come home 5 hours late from a round of golf, reeking of perfume, with lipstick on my collar (and probably elsewhere), and my wife will just roll her eyes and say "Nice try. You played 36, didn't you?"
  • bandrzbandrz Members Posts: 962 ✭✭
    fly fishing



    and if you really want to blow more cash, fly tying.
  • wrmillerwrmiller Members Posts: 1,569 ✭✭
    USPSA competitive shooting.



    Spend thousands on competitive (especially if competing in 3-gun matches and Open class) weapons, accessories, and ammo. And it requires a bunch of practice time to be competitive, or you could just do it for fun.



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  • FergusonFerguson Members Posts: 4,916 ✭✭
    tatertot wrote:


    It takes too long, there are too many cheaters, and I'm not smart enough to play.



    Any suggestions on a new hobby to spend my newfound 16 hours a week and thousands of dollars of disposable income on?



    P.S. Wife already said no to hookers and blow.






    By the way: Blow or smack is illegal and the proper monetary term is discretionary income.
  • PeanutsDaddyPeanutsDaddy Members Posts: 8,658 ✭✭
    edited May 24, 2018 #40
    How about joining those who walk around the mall early in the morning. You can window shop and commiserate with the other mall walkers.



    And/or start a zen garden.



    Or volunteer at a community kitchen. Tatertots, it fits : ) An aside, love those carb loaded, deep fried balls of goodness.
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  • DivinDaveDivinDave Longview TexasMembers Posts: 540 ✭✭
    take piano lessons
    Experience - What's leaned just after you needed it most
  • jaymayorjaymayor Members Posts: 327


    How about joining those who walk around the mall early in the morning. You can window shop and commiserate with the other mall walkers.



    And/or start a zen garden.



    Or volunteer at a community kitchen. Tatertots, it fits : ) An aside, love those carb loaded, deep fried balls of goodness.




    Devonshire?
  • Petunia SprinklePetunia Sprinkle Future King of France Unregistered Posts: 5,362 ✭✭
    DivinDave wrote:


    take piano lessons




    A couple of weeks playing Polly Wolly Doodle should send him screaming back to the golf course.
  • PeanutsDaddyPeanutsDaddy Members Posts: 8,658 ✭✭
    jaymayor wrote:



    How about joining those who walk around the mall early in the morning. You can window shop and commiserate with the other mall walkers.



    And/or start a zen garden.



    Or volunteer at a community kitchen. Tatertots, it fits : ) An aside, love those carb loaded, deep fried balls of goodness.




    Devonshire?




    I wonder if they will sell tatertots at the new buffet Jay?
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  • munichopmunichop Members Posts: 209 ✭✭
    My brother quit golf over 2 decades ago. He started bird watching as a hobby. I do a little but I am not obsessed (no life list). Turns out Arizona is a great place to watch birds. Some folks actually take trips here to see among other things the elegant trogon, ruddy ground dove and phainopeplas. It has its seasons too due to the migrations. There are crazy web sites like this only devoted to birds. You can spend hundred or thousands on binoculars and spotting scopes. And you can learn an entire new set of jargon that only the zealots will understand. You can saw things like "boobey" and people will think you are talking about feet. What's not to like?
  • tannyhobantannyhoban Members Posts: 1,852 ✭✭
    Ferguson wrote:

    tatertot wrote:


    It takes too long, there are too many cheaters, and I'm not smart enough to play.



    Any suggestions on a new hobby to spend my newfound 16 hours a week and thousands of dollars of disposable income on?



    P.S. Wife already said no to hookers and blow.






    By the way: Blow or smack is illegal and the proper monetary term is discretionary income.




    I believe dispoable is apt.
  • golfgirlrobingolfgirlrobin Members Posts: 2,338 ✭✭
    Become a Big Brother and teach the kid to play golf.
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  • nbg352nbg352 Members Posts: 8,320 ✭✭
    jbrunk wrote:


    Learn a musical instrument. I’d suggest the drums, a nice kit runs about the same as a set of clubs. Drum lessons are much cheaper than golf lessons. You’d get pretty far practicing 16 hours a week.


    AND.......your wife may change her mind about the hookers and blow.........
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  • MedicMedic Members Posts: 9,422 ✭✭
    Dancing. Will take lots of lessons to really get good at it. Your wife will appreciate the results. You'll look great in a tux. And it's a great cardio workout.
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  • GolfMonster09GolfMonster09 PING Staff 2019 Members Posts: 1,498 ✭✭
    Photography. A good quality DLSR with various lenses will cost a pretty penny. Plus you've no doubt gotten up at 4:30 to make it to an early tee time, so getting up that early to get good sunrise shots won't be unreasonable. It can take hundreds of hours and thousands of shots to get the one shot you've been going after.
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  • FadeFade Members Posts: 1,164 ✭✭
    edited May 24, 2018 #51
    Start collecting gold coins. That way, when you discover your income wasn't disposable after all, you can reverse your mistake.
  • 3puttshakur3puttshakur Members Posts: 157 ✭✭
    +1 for photography



    Stop being a golf gear Ho and develop G.A.S. instead.
  • MichaelJScottMichaelJScott SchruteFarms Members Posts: 284 ✭✭
  • EKELLYEKELLY Members Posts: 2,593 ✭✭
    I've tried everything else, it sucks worse than golf! Man up Buttercup, keep plugging away!.....
  • sprcoopsprcoop Tucson, AZMembers Posts: 813 ✭✭
    edited May 25, 2018 #55


    Photography. A good quality DLSR with various lenses will cost a pretty penny. Plus you've no doubt gotten up at 4:30 to make it to an early tee time, so getting up that early to get good sunrise shots won't be unreasonable. It can take hundreds of hours and thousands of shots to get the one shot you've been going after.




    DSLR (Digital Single Lense Reflex)? I'm dyslexic also.



    That sounds just like my golf game!

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  • FergusonFerguson Members Posts: 4,916 ✭✭
    Broad jumping can be fun. Good exercise.
  • tatertottatertot Members Posts: 4,463 ✭✭
    Ferguson wrote:


    Broad jumping can be fun. Good exercise.




    Yeah, but the broads get mad at me, and so does my wife.
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  • The GeneralThe General Members Posts: 1,735 ✭✭
    PS4 call of duty or assassins creed or fortnite
  • lookylookitzadamlookylookitzadam Members Posts: 468 ✭✭
    You can start YouTube channel where you follow random golfers around for 18 holes and annouce their shots, lies, etc like on the golf channel.
  • Petunia SprinklePetunia Sprinkle Future King of France Unregistered Posts: 5,362 ✭✭
    Ferguson wrote:


    Broad jumping can be fun. Good exercise.




    Corn Hole requires less athleticism.
  • DavePelz4DavePelz4 A golf course in the Chicago area.ClubWRX Posts: 24,542 ClubWRX
    Ruddy ground dove and phainopeplas are playing at Lollapalozzo in Chicago this summer.
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