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In a perfect world, how many days a week would you play golf?

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bonvivantvabonvivantva Members  278WRX Points: 74Handicap: 21.9Posts: 278 Greens
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I think the magic number for me would be three. My dad is retired and he plays about 2-3 times a week when it's nice out.

If we're really talking ideal scenario I might cut that down to two full rounds. If I lived on a golf course with nice practice facilities, I could see enjoying hitting the range/chipping/rolling putts twice a week, and playing twice a week being just right. But I don't know, maybe I'd still try to get in three rounds.


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  • 2bGood2bGood Members  5610WRX Points: 845Handicap: 3-8Posts: 5,610 Titanium Tees
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    I play three now, and four seems about perfect. I have done stretches of 30 days/ 30 rounds etc. And I find everyday gets to be too much as golf is the only thing I am doing.

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  • dbdorsdbdors Houston, Clear Lake areaClubWRX  2312WRX Points: 317Handicap: 15Posts: 2,312 ClubWRX
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    I would play 3.


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  • RSinSGRSinSG St George, UT (Formerly Palm Springs, CA)ClubWRX  3502WRX Points: 523Handicap: 7.3Posts: 3,502 ClubWRX
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    I’m down to 2-3 days a week with one day at the range. I sometimes hit the range twice when I need to fix something but 3 days at the course is enough for me.

    When I first retired I played more but ended up enjoying it less.

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  • HyzerFlipDGHyzerFlipDG Members  93WRX Points: 53Posts: 93 Fairways
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    Id play every day. I already play 3-5 times a week and usually at least 27 holes every time I play.

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    Only on days that end in “y”.

  • MaineMarinerMaineMariner Members  875WRX Points: 616Posts: 875 Golden Tee
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    3 days per week, with a 7:45 AM tee time. That means I'm home by lunch and don't feel like I spent my entire day at the course. Also, the tee time should be earlier enough to get home at a decent time but late enough that I can get enough sleep the night before.

    The worst days are when I feel like I spent my entire day at the course, and then I'm so tired that I take a nap in the afternoon. Those days feel super unproductive.

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  • DennyJonesDennyJones Members  91WRX Points: 56Handicap: n/aPosts: 91 Fairways
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    4 / wk would work for me if I didn't have other responsibilities.

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  • dubbelbogeydubbelbogey Members  697WRX Points: 411Posts: 697 Golden Tee
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    On average, three. I hope to get there some day soon! These days, while I'm still working, I play once week and practice 2/3 times during the week.

    Too many other sports and activities I like to do to make it more than that.

  • SnapHooker_605SnapHooker_605 Rapid City, SDMembers  948WRX Points: 193Handicap: 13.4Posts: 948 Golden Tee
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    Probably 4 morning tee times a week. Maybe head back out an evening or 2 to go practice on the course a little bit or hit up the range/putting green.

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    3 or 4 would be sufficient. Ive spent a couple summers playing 5+ days and it gets to be a bit much.

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  • kwcsportskwcsports Nova Scotia, CanadaMembers  854WRX Points: 154Handicap: 11Posts: 854 Golden Tee
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    4 days a week is perfect for me

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  • SeidinhoSeidinho Members  90WRX Points: 35Handicap: 10Posts: 90 Fairways
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    Two or three rounds a week with an early tee time and good pace, and a decently long range sessions would be lovely. With a tough job and a toddler, no way this happens anytime soon.

  • PhilomathesqPhilomathesq Legal EagleMembers  1037WRX Points: 1,248Handicap: My tolerance for stupidity.Posts: 1,037 Platinum Tees
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    Seven: One round per day. My club has three courses and I’ve never had a problem going out for a round by myself, and when playing alone, I usually finish in no more than 2 hours and 15 minutes. That leaves plenty of time to do other stuff. Heck, last Saturday, I played 18, recaulked my master bath shower and tub, installed new shower heads in all four bathrooms, weeded my vegetable and fruit gardens, did some club work for a friend, and still had time to watch a movie with my kids and go grocery shopping with my wife.


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  • SweetdrawSweetdraw Members  94WRX Points: 42Posts: 94 Fairways
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    This ^^^.

    Speed is the key.

    If you can crank out sub 3 hour rounds (2:15 is perfect), you have time to do other stuff.

  • soregongolfersoregongolfer Roseburg, ORMembers  1617WRX Points: 389Handicap: 2-3Posts: 1,617 Platinum Tees
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    I try to get out every day. Even if it's only 3 or 4 holes. Work is so much better if I get in a few holes beforehand.

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  • jdljdl Masshole MassMembers  2068WRX Points: 501Handicap: 8Posts: 2,068 Platinum Tees
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    I play 4 times right now with one of those being a 9 hole afternoon league. Works out pretty well and not sure I'd want to play more. Couple times I've played 5 days in a row and that's too much.

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    I would play it everyday

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    When I take time off work I play every day. Did eight days just over a month ago.

    I'm hoping to retire some time in the next seven years and I've been thinking I'll play twice a week during the winter and maybe twice that in summer. Sunday with my mate as usual, Wednesday senior's 9 hole comp and Tuesday/Thursday evenings in the summer as I do currently.

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    Two if I am still working. I played in a nine hole league on Tuesday afternoons and then I usually played 18 on Saturday. That was a nice balance and spread apart enough where if you had a terrible round on one day by the time the next round rolled around it was forgotten. I'd putt and chip or hit a bucket or two on another day if I had the time/desire.

    If I am retired I'd like to play three 18 hole rounds if possible per week. Maybe two during the week and some kind of small money game on the weekend. I got hobbies other than golf, fishing, hunting, hiking and camping, hobby farming a bit.

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    4 to 5 for me....


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  • Argonne69Argonne69 Members  23776WRX Points: 7,638Posts: 23,776 Titanium Tees
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    I'm currently playing four weekday rounds a week, and it's a good balance. During the winter I played five days a week and it takes its toll on the body. Skipping Wednesdays allows for a recharge.

    I've done trips with 10 rounds in 5 days, and 9 rounds in 6 days, but those trips are spread out.

    I currently live in the city, so playing a round typically involves at least a 30 to 40 minute drive to get to and from a decent course. If I lived in the burbs near a course I could possibly see me getting out for an additional 9 holes once or twice a week.

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    Five or six for me.

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  • ZacR88ZacR88 Members  284WRX Points: 60Handicap: 4.7Posts: 284 Greens
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    Lucky enough to be in that perfect scenario right now. Get out and play 4-5 rounds a week right now with a couple days off which usually leads me back to the club with my daughter to play a few holes with her in the evenings. It is more than golf though. Keeps me in shape, plus the social aspect at my club is great. Just a great place to be.

  • phil75070phil75070 North Texas - 32m North of DallasMembers  2165WRX Points: 213Handicap: 3.x GHINPosts: 2,165 Platinum Tees
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    I've been retired for a number of years, am 73, and play every weekday, weather permitting, year 'round. Any doctor appointments or other commitments I even schedule for the afternoon as I play early mornings.


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  • llewol007llewol007 4KidsGolfer San Jose, CaClubWRX  3808WRX Points: 252Handicap: 4.1Posts: 3,808 ClubWRX
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    Twice a week would be perfect for me. Monday round and either thursday or friday round. Gives the body time to recoup especially since I like to walk

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  • jas904jas904 Members  1592WRX Points: 223Handicap: 1.4Posts: 1,592 Platinum Tees
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    I often have that conversation with myself, even though I’m 12 years away from retirement. I play 3 times a week for sure, most weeks 4 times during daylight savings. Once I hit retirement I’m thinking 5 should be good. The question, “How much is enough?” may ever have an answer though. Like mentioned before speed is the key, it’s takes me 2:45 when I’m alone and 3:30 in my normal group. I would play less if my rounds were 4+ hours.

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  • OldFrog75OldFrog75 Fort Worth, TexasMembers  162WRX Points: 57Handicap: Too highPosts: 162 Fairways
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    I'm retired and can play as often as I want but some days it's too hot and some days it's too cold and other days something hurts but without those limitations I would swing a golf club (play or practice) 5 times a week.

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  • bigred90gtbigred90gt Lefty Boomers  4963WRX Points: 735Posts: 4,963 Titanium Tees
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    My wife and I play 1-2 rounds a week now, and we both have full tome

    jpbs. I think if we didn’t have to work, we would probably play 3-4 rounds per week on average and love it.


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