Anyone else given up playing but still watching/reading?
So a short background here. I picked up the game a few years ago, was about age 25. Took a beginners course, got the "license" needed to play on real courses, not just pay-and-play. Practiced alot, probably 30 hours a month during the summer, playing alot of short holes for practice and some 18-hole rounds (stopped getting invited due too bad). So after 3 years I just gave up on playing, I played myself down to 30 hcp but if I couldn't keep up with the practice it went up again, and I couldn't really enjoy the game with all the outs/thins/fats/push-slices 50-75% of all strokes. Kind of sad to quit, but the game took more than it gave back.
However, I never stopped watching golf tournaments, reading forums and watching technique videos on youtube. It feels like I'm kind of experiencing golf and playing through watching and reading about it, which is an alien feeling to me. I mean, the normal thing would be to play when you are young and healthy. Looking around forums, I rarely see people in my position, it's like either youre bitten by the bug hard, and golf as much and watch as much as possible, or just quit cold turkey.
Anyone else that can relate? Why did you quit? Why do you keep watching? Do you want to start playing again? Whats stopping you?
Have a nice one!