Is golf your most expensive hobby?

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  • RickKimbrellRickKimbrell Weston Lakes, TXMembers Posts: 1,514 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    It is by far my most expensive hobby. Not so much because of the equipment either. Yes, that stuff is expensive but I take golf vacations, I play in 2 tournament leagues, I pay GHIN dues thru 3 different organizations, and I belong to a private club.
    Expensive...yes, but I have yet to see a hearse pulling a Uhaul...it is only money and you can't take it with you when you die.

  • mizuno playermizuno player Mizuno player Members Posts: 1,429 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Yes, golf is my most expensive hobby. My only other hobby is sitting in a recliner watching TV.
    My kids hockey blows golf out of the water. I refuse to add this years tab up. On top of the scheduled season and tournaments his team won States and advanced to Nationals. Fly MD to CA for 6 days. Ouch. It hurt but worth every penny.

  • MathwizMathwiz Members Posts: 986 ✭✭

    To answer the title of this thread.............yes........................ so expensive you don't even want to know how much.

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  • SurfDufferSurfDuffer Members Posts: 3,022 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    I have a boat. Need I say more?

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  • NicodimasNicodimas Members Posts: 58 ✭✭

    Blacksmithing for me (almost a decade now)

  • MountainKingMountainKing Members Posts: 1,672 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Hockey and my music hobby are 1 & 2. Even playing 3 times a week golf is still third. It probably helps that I rarely buy golf clubs.

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  • ctsgolfctsgolf Members Posts: 182 ✭✭✭

    Yes, I don't snowboard much anymore.
    I also buy a lot of golf stuff that I don't need, so that doesn't help.

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  • RainShadowRainShadow Tucson AZ (for now)Members Posts: 3,880 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Easily.
    Don't snowboard anymore. Only surf trips a few times a year. MTB is paid for. Road bike is paid for. Harley is paid for.
    Golf 2 times a week and range once at least. Tourney fees, etc.
    And then there's the gear, of course.

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  • platgofplatgof platgof ClubWRX Posts: 1,591 ClubWRX

    New irons every year, two sets so far this year. Just bought an F9 5-6 fw wood, and probably add the 7-8 if i like it a lot. New bag and putter. Yep, it is expensive. I hope to slow down sometime, but who knows? Next will be lessons or a shoulder rehab.

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  • freeze16172002freeze16172002 Members Posts: 162 ✭✭✭

    I do alot of 3 gun. Between the guns, glass, ammo, travel and training it is not close

  • idriveahondaidriveahonda Virginia Beach, VAMembers Posts: 1,055 ✭✭

    Racecar stuff is WAY more expensive.
    Makes me realize I'm too poor for all of my hobbies.

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  • Jetierney13Jetierney13 Members Posts: 59 ✭✭

    I'd say it's a tossup between golf and photography for me. Lucky for me I stopped playing hockey for golf so that was a little bit of a savings haha

  • onetime19onetime19 Members Posts: 1,124 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    I bass fish, that's about all that needs to be said :D

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  • thatgreenbroncothatgreenbronco Members Posts: 5 ✭✭

    The Bronco was super expensive to get to this point, but now it is in good shape. My “range membership” gets me free golf after 6pm so neither are very expensive any more 🙌

  • TheMagicStingerTheMagicStinger Members Posts: 638 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Whiskey is far more expensive for me.

  • rondre3000rondre3000 Members Posts: 288 ✭✭✭✭

    Never thought if it this way, but not sure. Carbon mountain bikes (that I've owned) run anywhere from $5-9K and I've owned roughly 6-8 in the last 5 years. Don't wanna do the math...haha.

  • aenematedaenemated Los Angeles, CAMembers Posts: 160 ✭✭✭

    Yeah, ever since I called it quits as a gigging musician, I sold the bulk of my gear I simply didn't need anymore (kept my favorite stuff, of course) and pretty much put my focus totally into golf.

    Not sure which is more expensive, really. I mean, my guitar rig alone would probably pay for my whole bag about 5 or 6 times.

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  • net_worthnet_worth Members Posts: 59 ✭✭

    Firearms. It's not even close.

  • North ButteNorth Butte Members Posts: 10,915 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    edited Jul 26, 2019 11:49am #290

    Since taking up golf 25 years ago, I have neither time nor money to afford any other real hobbies.

    I do enjoy an occasional evening of (very) amateurish music making, either by myself or at family gatherings. And a piano is far more expensive than any golf clubs. But mine is a family instrument so I didn't have to buy one. Other than getting it tuned once a year, music comes basically for free. Which is nice.

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  • DBurnsDBurns Members Posts: 30 ✭✭

    Coins by far. Hopefully good news when time to sell. Looking good so far.

  • OldFrog75OldFrog75 Fort Worth, TexasMembers Posts: 88 ✭✭✭

    It is now but it's nothing compared to when I used to race sailboats in So. California.

  • SkhackerSkhacker The Minimalist Golfer Members Posts: 1,549 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
  • wbondwbond S.E. MichiganMembers Posts: 612 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Adding a simulator made it a definitive yes.

  • ShakesterShakester Members Posts: 513 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Bass fishing is probably my most expensive hobby since I have a boat which we all know stands for Break Out Another Thousand. Just on one rod and reel setup, I've spent a tad over a $1000 for, which is nearly a new set of irons. Never really looked at it that way until this post. And thats just one set up. I have around 15 rod and reel setups and they average $300 per. Then you factor in buying the tackle like hooks, weights, line and baits. Gas to tow the boat, then gas for the boat, launch and parking fee. It all adds up. It all adds up.

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  • kekoakekoa ClubWRX Posts: 9,058 ClubWRX

    Can Marriage be considered a hobby? If so, then No.

  • mackepamackepa #TheWRX Members Posts: 3,616 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    This has probably been one of my favorite threads that I’ve started. Lots of interesting answers from you guys.

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  • Under2hoursUnder2hours Members Posts: 1,441 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Amazing the expensive hobbies some have...... Yes racing boats & cars I get, but some of the others too surprise me.

    Pacifist here, so no worry about guns, but yes I've heard about the cost of fishing & surprised too how much some spend on bikes (and replacing them so often).

    Most surprising though is how cheap golfing can be in some parts of the US. As said here in Canada in a major city if one has a membership the cost is about $10,000+ when you add all the costs together. Not sure how much more one has to spend......

  • North ButteNorth Butte Members Posts: 10,915 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @Under2hours said:
    Amazing the expensive hobbies some have...... Yes racing boats & cars I get, but some of the others too surprise me.

    Pacifist here, so no worry about guns, but yes I've heard about the cost of fishing & surprised too how much some spend on bikes (and replacing them so often).

    Most surprising though is how cheap golfing can be in some parts of the US. As said here in Canada in a major city if one has a membership the cost is about $10,000+ when you add all the costs together. Not sure how much more one has to spend......

    There's another thread asking if you could go back in time would you tell yourself not to take up golf.

    Combining that with this topic reminds me that if I lived in any number of places in USA (or Canada) then my brilliant idea, in my early 30's, to give golf a try would have been a very short-lived experiment. If I hadn't been able to play weekends and after work at public courses for $20 or $30 any time I liked, it's hard to imagine sticking with it long enough to realize how much I enjoy the game. And if I lived somewhere that the entry cost of private golf approaches the price of a new car, I'd certainly never have been able to even give that option a moment's thought.

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    1pt bitter beer
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    1 ten-mile walk every morning.
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  • DBurnsDBurns Members Posts: 30 ✭✭

    Same here. I'm a Captain at a top 3 US airline and I'm not even close. Thank goodness for Cleveland and St Louis $25 premium course golf.

  • DevilDogDevilDog Members Posts: 1,836 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Nah, women cost me much more. lol

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