Is golf your most expensive hobby?



  • IsaundersIsaunders Carstairs, ABMembers  75WRX Points: 39Handicap: 3Posts: 75 Fairways
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    My wife is my most expensive hobby,
    Just depends on your definition of hobby

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  • vinprun71vinprun71 ConnecticutMembers  160WRX Points: 72Posts: 160 Fairways
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    On -, @capking said:

    On -, @vinprun71 said:

    I play both golf and hockey. A season of men's league can be a little pricey, but all those rounds of golf add up.

    If you play summer and winter it may be close, plus sticks are an easy buy...

    I typically skate in the fall/winter and spring. I have all the gear, so the investment is more in league fees. My wife and I joined a country club though this summer, so I'd say golf is heavily outweighing hockey now in price. Haha.

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  • sdandreasdandrea Steve Members  2650WRX Points: 514Handicap: 11Posts: 2,650 Titanium Tees
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    Golf is not my most expensive hobby, but golf EQUIPMENT is due to ho-ing. I play guitar in a rock band and have way more invested in music equipment, but I don't ho in that hobby.

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  • LemurbaitLemurbait Members  12WRX Points: 51Posts: 12 Bunkers
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    Golf second. Photography is whats really crushing my wallet.

  • cookszncookszn Members  125WRX Points: 52Handicap: 9Posts: 125 Fairways
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    skiing & snowboarding can get pretty expensive

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  • klebs01klebs01 Members  493WRX Points: 138Handicap: 3.2Posts: 493 Greens
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    Taking a year or two off work to ride my motorcycle around the world is a lot more expensive than golf. Looking forward to getting back to golf so I can recover financially.

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  • Lbu1fanLbu1fan Members  53WRX Points: 44Handicap: 12Posts: 53 Bunkers
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    Nope.. that would fall to my 1985 Land Rover 110

  • GolfMinimalistGolfMinimalist Members  105WRX Points: 29Posts: 105 Fairways
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    Golf certainly has the potential to be my most expensive hobby, but I don't play enough for it to actually be the most expensive.

  • golfjamgolfjam Members  598WRX Points: 99Handicap: 2.8Posts: 598 Golden Tee
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    It was until BST. Now the extra funds go to cycling, specially road bikes. It never ends.


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  • simonndsimonnd Members  54WRX Points: 32Posts: 54 Bunkers
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    Cycling is my more expensive hobby.

  • 2tall2golf2tall2golf Members  28WRX Points: 10Posts: 28 Bunkers
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    Not even close. Race cars take my money, golf equipment gets sloppy seconds.

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  • njcottnjcott Members  6WRX Points: 8Posts: 6 Bunkers
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    Yup biggest expense other than travelling which gets expensive.

  • InZeroGravityInZeroGravity Members  16WRX Points: 17Posts: 16 Bunkers
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    Like others, cycling is my most expensive hobby in up front equipment costs and the never ending "N+1" is the ideal number of bikes to own. I managed to get down to two bikes last year since I can't get to mountain biking anymore, but that has since grown back to four with a possible 5th in the near future. Smart trainer, TrainerRoad subscription always something newer, lighter etc. Thankfully we have gotten out of the ski racing circus for my son. That was nuts, at the FIS level for the new skis, boots every year, travel to Europe, South America chasing snow for training and 3 years at a Ski Academy. It was a relief when he went to college, it was cheaper!

  • DvittiDvitti Members  5WRX Points: 10Handicap: 7Posts: 5 Bunkers
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    Def is! CC membership, Golf trips and equipment add up each year.

  • ballpilotballpilot Members  79WRX Points: 45Posts: 79 Fairways
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    By far, most expensive.

  • monty09monty09 Members  312WRX Points: 98Posts: 312 Greens
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    I think i spend more on wine

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  • BobaDefettBobaDefett Members  52WRX Points: 29Posts: 52 Bunkers
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    It most certainly would be if not for getting a part time job at my local course so I could play for free. I work maybe 5-6 days a month for a couple of hours each day and in return get to play anytime I want, and free range balls.

  • Gorlu52Gorlu52 Members  85WRX Points: 29Handicap: 5.0Posts: 85 Fairways
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    For sure.

  • Broke100Broke100 Members  78WRX Points: 22Posts: 78 Fairways
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    Kids are my most expensive, but greatest joy, too. Travel second. Golf next.

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    Is drinking a hobby? I spend way more on beer.

  • Jeff_MJeff_M Members  15WRX Points: 21Handicap: 4Posts: 15 Bunkers
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    For me it is my most expensive. I also tinker with higher end consumer computer parts which can get quite expensive but I don't buy things that often., Golf is definitely the more frequent expense, whether it be greens fees, new balls/gloves, and the occasional new club.

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  • nitramnitram WestOK, on the South Canadian Riviera Members  5676WRX Points: 385Handicap: -.6Posts: 5,676 Titanium Tees
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    Waterfowl, quail, and pheasant hunting plus shooting sports take a bigger bite out of the budget.

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  • MaxBuckMaxBuck Members  490WRX Points: 228Posts: 490 Greens
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    Once one begins to cruise on Regent Seven Seas, it's really hard to come up with a more expensive hobby. 😬

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    Taking care of my Golf CLub Haulers cost a bit more.

  • REJREJ Members  139WRX Points: 78Handicap: Too HighPosts: 139 Fairways
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    It is not my most expensive hobby. There is a way to play a lot of golf with good clubs fairly inexpensively, but not if you have to have the latest products and play at top courses during prime time on a whim. Annual memberships, range passes, twilight golf, foregoing carts, and buying clubs a couple generations back can save a lot of money.

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    I used to race cars and once the family was started this became my “cheap hobby”

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  • SDG90SDG90 Members  34WRX Points: 44Posts: 34 Bunkers
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    Getting my college degree was my most expensive hobby. That baby was more expensive than all the golf clubs I ever bought and will be buying my whole life.


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  • BogeyBoogyBogeyBoogy Members  22WRX Points: 52Posts: 22 Bunkers
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    My most expensive hobby is fishing. I spent more for my boat than I should have. Have a lot more rods and reels than golf clubs. Many more lures than golf balls...But I probably play golf more often than I go fishing...

  • rumstoverumstove Members  17WRX Points: 21Posts: 17 Bunkers
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    Guitars, amps, and other music equipment is way above golf equipment, range buckets, and greens fees.

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  • shinobishinobi Members  41WRX Points: 26Posts: 41 Bunkers
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    yes this is my most expensive hobby but it's completely worth it.


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