I am Flunking Weekend Golf
A couple years back I made some changes in my life, adding a few activities and making room by (in part) dramatically reducing my golf. I used to have a club in my hands (play or practice) 5 to 6 days per week. Now it is down to one round per week, maybe a bit of chipping practice in the back yard, and nothing else. I expected my game to go downhill, I have exceeded expectations, so no huge surprises in that regard.
But what is a bit of a surprise is that I am having trouble enjoying the game these days. I have moved up a set of tees (although that hardly keeps scoring where it was 'in the old days'). And it isn't the scores that bother me. What bothers me is what in my terms is that I just hit WAY too many 'duffs' (chunks, skulls, tops, etc). It isn't the scores but all those really bad shots that 'kill my enjoyment'.
I have watched many of my buddies as their game 'ages' (my DOB is 1949) and their game goes downhill. Some just keep playing and still enjoy it. Many others have quit playing. 'Back then' my index was (at least in the summer) in the 5's occasionally dipping into the 4's. I am currently in the express lane for low to mid teens.
Just thought that I would throw this out there to see what it stirs up.