Is golf your most expensive hobby?

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  • cloroxbleach4cloroxbleach4 Members  85WRX Points: 53Posts: 85 Fairways
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    I've gone through may hobbies from cycling, motorcycles, to golf. And it's not the most expensive, but it's the only one I still do.

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  • bonvivantvabonvivantva Members  226WRX Points: 35Handicap: 21.9Posts: 226 Fairways
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    I wouldn't even know how to rank my hobbies in terms of expense. After cooking/dining out, I probably spend the second most time golfing, practicing, and reading about it/watching videos. If time is money, then maybe Golf moves up to the number 2 slot. However, I game old and hand-me-down clubs. I go on two pretty affordable golf trips to Myrtle Beach each year, and my green fees aren't too bad. I'd say the bulk of my expense has been range balls, balls, gloves, and tee times. My dad got a golf simulator recently though and his house is near my office, so I've been able to cut back at least a $100 a month on range balls, which is great.

    Eating, Travel, Sailing, Golf, Hunting, Fly Fishing, Cigars, Alcohol? That's probably a fairly accurate current ranking. I don't ski or ride horses much anymore (but my kids do).

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  • jlam1127jlam1127 Members  688WRX Points: 60Posts: 688 Golden Tee
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    I'd probably have to say watch collecting is my most expensive hobby. I think I spent close to 100K on watches last year....that was an absolute gut check and decided to spend more time and money on golf....which would be more enjoyable.

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  • jungwjd7jungwjd7 seattle, WAMembers  58WRX Points: 21Posts: 58 Bunkers
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    I have lots of hobby such as soccer, snowboarding, photography, videography, and golf.

    And It is the most expensive hobby! Can't stop spending money on clubs...

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  • MOABMOAB Members  77WRX Points: 63Posts: 77 Fairways
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    Try car restoration and a golf hobby will seem like pennies on a dollar.

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  • golfinggolfer84golfinggolfer84 Members  19WRX Points: 16Posts: 19 Bunkers
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    My benchrest shooting hobby gets pretty expensive. Layed off that since i started golfing more, but its catching up quick!

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  • dan360dan360 loisible Members  5557WRX Points: 536Posts: 5,557 Titanium Tees
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    Been racing since childhood, it will always be the most expensive thing I've ever done and that includes divorce.


    Currently just running a drag car but it's all painful.

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  • Ranso007Ranso007 Members  15WRX Points: 52Posts: 15 Bunkers
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    Expensive but worth every penny.

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  • dan360dan360 loisible Members  5557WRX Points: 536Posts: 5,557 Titanium Tees
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    Agreed. We are here once. Enjoy as much of it as we can.

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  • shinobishinobi Members  41WRX Points: 26Posts: 41 Bunkers
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    definitely my most expensive hobby and being a member here doesn't help one bit now...

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  • RealNickGRealNickG Members  31WRX Points: 21Handicap: +2Posts: 31 Bunkers
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    Nope, watches and cars.

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  • mackepamackepa #TheWRX Members  3739WRX Points: 288Posts: 3,739 Titanium Tees
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    Lots of cool responses I’ve seen in this thread. My money is spent quite a lot on golf and I’m looking to slow that down a bit. House hunting seems overwhelming at the moment.

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  • meb7meb7 Members  43WRX Points: 17Handicap: 8Posts: 43 Bunkers
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    Agreed, the line between hobby and life is quite blurred. Given the true peace it brings, I try not to think much about it!

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  • ralph11ralph11 Members  43WRX Points: 40Handicap: 6Posts: 43 Bunkers
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    I used to belong to two country clubs but I only had one set of clubs. Now I have no country club membership, and I have 5 sets of clubs.

    Japanese golf clubs are a little like PRS guitars.

    Guitars are my most expensive hobby.

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  • PworldPworld Members  361WRX Points: 74Handicap: 10.5Posts: 361 Greens
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    Now that i stopped modifying cars. **** YES!

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    Ping G410+ 9 degree / Titleist 917D2 10.5 degree


    Titleist 917F 16.5degree
    Titleist 913F 21degree
    Titleist 816H1 24degree 5H
    NIKE VPC 5-PW
    Callaway MD3 52/56 Wedges
    TM Spider X (Chalk) / Nike Method Origin B1-01 Putter
    Nike Air Hybrid II Bag

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  • Stinger83Stinger83 Members, Paid BST  129WRX Points: 77Handicap: 2Posts: 129 Fairways
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    Nope.

    Hunting $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    Golf $$$$$$$$

    Guitar $$$

    My spoiled German shepherd $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

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    Driver: PING g410 plus 9* with even flow black 75x

    Fairway: PING g410 16.5* Tensei orange 70x

    Hybrid: PING g410 19* Tensei blue 85x

    2iron: Titleist TMB Project xi 6.5

    4iron: PING i500 (retro spec) Project x lz 6.5

    5-PW : PING blueprint Project X lz 6.5

    Wedges: PING glide forged 50/54/58 Project x lz 6.0

    Putter: Odyssey stroke lab

    Ball: Bridgestone XS

  • pdl16pdl16 Members  79WRX Points: 31Posts: 79 Fairways
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    Yes.

    It's an addiction I don't want help with.

    Pending divorce mitigation will surpass it though.

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  • mycalemycale Members  34WRX Points: 91Posts: 34 Bunkers
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    I own two Jeeps and one set of clubs. You decide :) Those that know know.

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  • RoejyeRoejye Members  41WRX Points: 25Posts: 41 Bunkers
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    It's my main hobby, so yes it's the most expensive. Until this year my clubs were hand me downs from my dad, I've upgraded them this year and found some really good deals.

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  • BassCatchr77BassCatchr77 Members  71WRX Points: 18Posts: 71 Bunkers
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    Car collecting is much worse for me

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  • Ballplayer002003Ballplayer002003 Members  26WRX Points: 14Posts: 26 Bunkers
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    By far it's the most expensive. I even spend more on golf attire (shoes, shirts etc) then I do for my regular everyday outfits. It's funny, I don't think twice about spending $130 for golf shoes, but I REFUSE to spend that much for say sneakers.

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  • Radeon962Radeon962 ClubWRX  2122WRX Points: 231Posts: 2,122 ClubWRX
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    Not sure if Travel Hockey is a hobby but I enjoy watching my son play hockey over the winter and spring seasons and it is a lot more expensive than my golf but well worth the money as he loves it.

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  • Twism86Twism86 Members  502WRX Points: 110Posts: 502 Golden Tee
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    Fishing by far!!! Just got myself a hand crafted bamboo fly rod that easily puts my whole golf bag to shame.....

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  • 2putttom2putttom # 1 Oregon Duck fan Members  10322WRX Points: 569Handicap: 12Posts: 10,322 Titanium Tees
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  • JaylennWongJaylennWong Members  92WRX Points: 19Handicap: 15Posts: 92 Fairways
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    By far, golf is my most expensive hobby. The only other competitor would be reading - I have an affinity for new books that I will never read.

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    Driver: Custom Callaway Epic Flash 10.5 - HZRDUS Smoke 6.5

    Fairway Wood: Taylormade M3 15 Degrees - Tensei Blue Stiff

    Driving Iron: Taylormade P790 (2017) - HZRDUS Black 6.0

    Irons: Taylormade P790 (2017) 4-AW - Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

    Wedges: Callaway PM Grind 54 & 58 - KBS Hi Rev Wedge Shaft

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  • BPetryBPetry Members  62WRX Points: 48Handicap: 13Posts: 62 Bunkers
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    Golf isn’t the most expensive, but it will be done more than the other two I have as I get older. My paintball hobby is pretty expensive and puts golf to shame in money spent. Owning a Jeep for rock crawling can be more expensive, but I do all my own work on the Jeep, so it isn’t bad.

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    Cobra 2H 17* Fujikura Atoms 7R
    Cobra 4H 21* Fujikura Atmos 7R
    Cobra King Forged Tec 5-P KBS Taper Lite R
    Titleist Vokey SM8 48* SM 7 52*, 56*
    Scotty Cameron Newport Notchback
  • wely324wely324 Members  308WRX Points: 142Posts: 308 Greens
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    For me golf isn’t cheap but as a hobby I feel get my most value out of it as the club I joined is basically in my backyard.

    Motorcycle road-racing was not only more expensive but last season I only did 6 weekend events and spent what was to me a small fortune. Race entry fees, tires, race gas, parts add up quick every weekend. Plus all the travel time to the tracks far exceeds the amount of seat time I’d have racing my bike. But man was it fun!

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  • bogiiibogiii Members  28WRX Points: 7Posts: 28 Bunkers
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    Its beyond expensive, but worth every penny!

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  • DavidDJrDavidDJr Members  24WRX Points: 33Handicap: 8Posts: 24 Bunkers
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    Nope, mountain biking for me, my current bike was over $6,000 USD.

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