Is golf your most expensive hobby?

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  • @_the_crook@_the_crook Members Posts: 671 ✭✭
    pretty much.



    golf is my weekend activity and I collect vintage sticks.

    it could make a car payment -
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    it works

    when I need a change, there are 12 bags full to choose from .
  • leftypgaleftypga Lefty Boomers Posts: 1,409 ✭✭
    My other hobby/sport. Definitely more expensive than golf. It doesn't have to be, but with travel to races and being just as big an equipment junky with this as I am in golf, it gets a bit ridiculous. There's a bit more carbon fiber in that canoe than an M5 driver.



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  • sheppy335sheppy335 TMAG Junkie Members Posts: 6,347 ✭✭
    My other hobbies are 2 girls in soccer and 1 girl that golfs and plays softball. The one that golfs costs more then 2 combined in soccer.
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  • USAF Retired E7USAF Retired E7 Finnish American Members Posts: 305 ✭✭
    Close call between golf and hunting.



    My Scorpyd crossbow all set up and my clubs are about the same nut.



    Hunting out of state in Iowa and Illinois matches my green fees.
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  • Z1ggy16Z1ggy16 Members Posts: 7,431 ✭✭
    Yes and it's not even close. My only other hobby is hockey. If I did play all year round - which I don't... I Take summer off - It would probably cost me around $600 in team fees, plus another....$400 for misc ice team that I buy to practice. I don't buy new gear really because I'm not growing... and playing 2x a week means gear generally can last a decade or more if you take care of it. I did buy a new stick this year for $150. Prior stick was about $90 and I got it 4 years ago. The only gear I've replaced in the past 5 years is my helmet and gloves. Probably about $200 for that.



    I've been easily spending $4k a year on golf for the past few years. Between buying new clubs, lessons, fittings and actual play. I am doing my best this year to solidify my bag right now and then not change again. I'm actually very confident in my bag other than maaaaybe the hybrid/DI slot, and possibly driver. Only reason to switch irons is if I find something like P760's or Apex Pro's are miles more forgiving and much longer. The Miura's have about a 75% chance of staying.



    So I'm hoping this year to cut my costs down to just playing golf, which I spend about $250-300 a month on playing/practicing between 2 and 3 times a week. Golf season for me is about 7 months so, so looking to keep my costs around $2k, so it may mean more twilight golf and less prime time.
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  • mbidneymbidney Members Posts: 1
    Oh heck no. Wife #1, and a Boston Whaler on the lake a close #2. LOLOL!
  • gsea33gsea33 Members Posts: 699 ✭✭
    God no hookers and booze most expensive

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  • NDGolfer13NDGolfer13 Members Posts: 1,217 ✭✭
    I play drums in a few different situations trio/corporate show band dance bands etc. Mu music gear is much more than my golf gear. But it is a hobby that pAys.
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    Srixon F65 5 Wood
    Rogue 2H Proforce V2 (new one)
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    James Patrick 54/58 or Ping Glide 2.0 50/56/60
    Cameron Newport Flowneck Rebar

    FOR NOW...........
    All Clubs subject to change relative to my last bad round of golf......
  • HabrownleeHabrownlee Habrownlee Members Posts: 42 ✭✭
    Baitkiller wrote:


    Nope. The boat is and it aint even close.
  • callawayjaycallawayjay Goofiest Left Handed Swing Ever Members Posts: 1,603 ✭✭
    It’s my most expensive hobby, yes. But I have cut back tremendously as my kids, 2 girls/15 and 12 are knee deep in their passion/hobbies.

    15 yr old plays select soccer as well as for the high school varsity as a keeper. $$



    12 year old has 20-25 hours of intensive ballet per week, competitions, private lessons, costumes, tutus, point shoes $$$$$



    My ho’ing days as well as playing tournaments on weekends is over. Most of my golf is Monday mornings and one other weekday morning most weeks
  • deadsolid...shankdeadsolid...shank ClubWRX Posts: 14,684 ClubWRX
    edited Feb 11, 2019 10:28pm #193


    It’s my most expensive hobby, yes. But I have cut back tremendously as my kids, 2 girls/15 and 12 are knee deep in their passion/hobbies.

    15 yr old plays select soccer as well as for the high school varsity as a keeper. $$



    12 year old has 20-25 hours of intensive ballet per week, competitions, private lessons, costumes, tutus, point shoes $$$$$



    My ho’ing days as well as playing tournaments on weekends is over. Most of my golf is Monday mornings and one other weekday morning most weeks




    Oh God, dance costumes. When I packed up to move my daughter had three big bins of costumes. I figure roughly $10,000 worth!
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  • callawayjaycallawayjay Goofiest Left Handed Swing Ever Members Posts: 1,603 ✭✭



    It’s my most expensive hobby, yes. But I have cut back tremendously as my kids, 2 girls/15 and 12 are knee deep in their passion/hobbies.

    15 yr old plays select soccer as well as for the high school varsity as a keeper. $$



    12 year old has 20-25 hours of intensive ballet per week, competitions, private lessons, costumes, tutus, point shoes $$$$$



    My ho’ing days as well as playing tournaments on weekends is over. Most of my golf is Monday mornings and one other weekday morning most weeks




    Oh God, dance costumes. When I packed up to move my daughter had three big bins of costumes. I figure roughly $10,000 worth!




    She’s way better as a ballet dancer than we ever imagined. And it’s stupid how much $$ goes to that. My 15 year old soccer $$$ for a year is not even 6 weeks for ballet.
  • deadsolid...shankdeadsolid...shank ClubWRX Posts: 14,684 ClubWRX




    It’s my most expensive hobby, yes. But I have cut back tremendously as my kids, 2 girls/15 and 12 are knee deep in their passion/hobbies.

    15 yr old plays select soccer as well as for the high school varsity as a keeper. $$



    12 year old has 20-25 hours of intensive ballet per week, competitions, private lessons, costumes, tutus, point shoes $$$$$



    My ho’ing days as well as playing tournaments on weekends is over. Most of my golf is Monday mornings and one other weekday morning most weeks




    Oh God, dance costumes. When I packed up to move my daughter had three big bins of costumes. I figure roughly $10,000 worth!




    She’s way better as a ballet dancer than we ever imagined. And it’s stupid how much $$ goes to that. My 15 year old soccer $$$ for a year is not even 6 weeks for ballet.




    I hear you. We actually got off cheap (relatively). She only did one major competition a year whenshe was younger, now they’re doing several. We had to travel a minimum of 200 miles to get to one, and they didn’t hold them in Motel 6’s!��. Once she got to high school there were several dance line trips, but we used the Orlando ones as vacations for us, so it helped ease that pain a little bit.
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  • callawayjaycallawayjay Goofiest Left Handed Swing Ever Members Posts: 1,603 ✭✭
    Her competitions with 2 organizations is local here in Dfw. But one finals is in nyc and the other is in Toronto. We haven’t taken a trip that isn’t dance related for 4 years.
  • Most expensive hobby here. But hopefully one day golf can move into 2nd on the expensive meter to a car hobby. Among most hobbies golf is not really that expensive imo
  • CRAFTYLEFTY20CRAFTYLEFTY20 Members Posts: 41 ✭✭
    Yes, waterfowl hunting a close second
  • OldFrog75OldFrog75 Fort Worth, TexasMembers Posts: 80 ✭✭
    It is now but it's a mere pittance compared to what I used to spend on sailboats in So. California.
  • jerebear21jerebear21 Don't Go Left ClubWRX Posts: 3,270 ClubWRX
    club dues and green fees adds up man....
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  • gazavgazav Members Posts: 52 ✭✭
    It is. I tried to make tennis as expensive by buying the latest clothes and trying new rackets and buying more than one " cause I need" the extra rackets. But I found a racket that is perfect for me and haven't switched in 4-5 years.



    Meanwhile, I just bought a Rogue SZ cause "I need" a lower spin driver. Even on this forum, I'm ashamed to admit how many full bags I have..... Ugh!!!
  • kozubskozubs Members Posts: 275 ✭✭
    Nope motocross is wayyy more expensive but I've been slowing down at that a lot.



    I've also recently taken up make custom knives. That's pricy but I recoup my cost and mainly use it as an excuse to buy some cool tools.
  • mjfornmjforn Members Posts: 212 ✭✭
    A Boat.







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  • dhartmann34dhartmann34 Members Posts: 681 ✭✭
    Definitely my most expensive hobby. But thankfully I'm not too bad with it.
  • tehutitehuti tehuti Members Posts: 69 ✭✭
    I definitely spend more on music stuff (guitar and bass) than on golf. However I go for budget golf gear and deals. If I was a name brand guy I could easily spend more on golf.
  • TinCuppingTinCupping Members Posts: 855 ✭✭
    **** no. Not by a mile. My most expensive hobby is paying taxes to support a bunch of low lifes that play the system. Man I love it!!!!!!!!!!
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  • buckeyevalleybuckeyevalley Members Posts: 372 ✭✭
    TinCupping wrote:


    **** no. Not by a mile. My most expensive hobby is paying taxes to support a bunch of low lifes that play the system. Man I love it!!!!!!!!!!




    I am afraid this hobby is only going to get more expensive.
  • DavidDJrDavidDJr Members Posts: 6 ✭✭
    Mountain biking and kitchen knives, both way more expensive.
  • BlackDiamondPar5BlackDiamondPar5 Members Posts: 5,297 ✭✭
    DavidDJr wrote:


    Mountain biking and kitchen knives, both way more expensive.


    OK I can easily get mountain biking, but kitchen knives? Yeah I know they can be expensive but how many do you really need?
  • Ryan3773Ryan3773 Members Posts: 204 ✭✭
    TinCupping wrote:


    **** no. Not by a mile. My most expensive hobby is paying taxes to support a bunch of low lifes that play the system. Man I love it!!!!!!!!!!




    I hope you never have something bad happen to you in life where you need assistance. Have a great day!
  • 2putttom2putttom # 1 Oregon Duck fan Members Posts: 10,004 ✭✭
    TinCupping wrote:


    **** no. Not by a mile. My most expensive hobby is paying taxes to support a bunch of low lifes that play the system. Man I love it!!!!!!!!!!
    alrighty then .....
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