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  1. Thanks Chilidog, you bring up good points. I think I will have to look at public or cheaper private options until I know where I am settling down. Any chance you know of any public or cheaper private courses with memberships that might have a regular group that plays? Currently, we have a group of 10-20 guys who plays every weekend, we have a team game and skins (nothing major, just $20 a man). Not sure I will find that, but that would be ideal. Otherwise, you are paired with random people, which is hit or miss in my experience.
  2. I am looking into possibly moving to Charlotte sometime in 2022. I was hoping to live in the South End or Uptown area, as I am a single male in my early 30s and don't want to be in the suburbs with a bunch of families. Carolina GC seems like the obvious option since it is so close to where I want to live, but checking on their website, it seems pretty exclusive (nowhere to even request membership, it just says contact a current member, which I obviously know no one since I am currently based in the DC area). Does anyone have any experience with this or is a current member? Also, I hear there are many games there (important selling point), anyone have any info on this? Days, times, how much, etc. For reference, I play to scratch. From previous posts on the site, it seems their initiation is somewhere around 20-30k, which is borderline, but doable for me. Any info on this as well? Feel free to DM me if you would rather do that. Thank you in advance.
  3. Hello, I am interested in membership at TPC Potomac, but wanted to get some input on the membership and personality of the club first before diving in. I am a mid-30s old male, and I hover around scratch at the moment (between +2 and 2 index, depending on where and what I am playing). I am currently a member at a daily-fee public golf course, and am possibly interested in moving over to TPC if the fit is right. I have contacted the membership director about the young professional membership, and the cost does seem doable, but knowing nothing about the membership is giving me pause. I have played the course a handful of times and I love it (albeit very difficult, but would definitely help my game become stronger). A few questions: 1. What is the membership like? Is it more the "country club" vibe or more of a "golfers" club? 2. Is there a weekend game or group of guys who play in some sort of competitive group? Our current club has a game on weekends, all handicap ranges, but it really isn't great. The gimmies are a little lax depending on the person and I've even caught a guy dropping a ball after losing one in the woods (I am not anal with the rules, but you can't be flat out cheating). We play for $20/head, so it isn't a lot of money, but enough to rub you the wrong way. Another guy tried starting a game with only better players and no handicap strokes, but it really hasn't gotten off the ground very well. 3. Is there anything I should watch out for before joining? Any hidden costs or fees, lotteries for tee times, difficulty getting on, course conditioning, etc.? Feel free to DM me if you don't want to post here. Thanks in advance. DJ
  4. Hello, I am interested in membership at TPC Potomac, but wanted to get some input on the membership and personality of the club first before diving in. I am a mid-30s old male, and I hover around scratch at the moment (between +2 and 2 index, depending on where and what I am playing). I am currently a member at a daily-fee public golf course, and am possibly interested in moving over to TPC if the fit is right. I have contacted the membership director about the young professional membership, and the cost does seem doable, but knowing nothing about the membership is giving me pause. I have played the course a handful of times and I love it (albeit very difficult, but would definitely help my game become stronger). A few questions: 1. What is the membership like? Is it more the "country club" vibe or more of a "golfers" club? 2. Is there a weekend game or group of guys who play in some sort of competitive group? Our current club has a game on weekends, all handicap ranges, but it really isn't great. The gimmies are a little lax depending on the person and I've even caught a guy dropping a ball after losing one in the woods (I am not anal with the rules, but you can't be flat out cheating). We play for $20/head, so it isn't a lot of money, but enough to rub you the wrong way. Another guy tried starting a game with only better players and no handicap strokes, but it really hasn't gotten off the ground very well. 3. Is there anything I should watch out for before joining? Any hidden costs or fees, lotteries for tee times, difficulty getting on, course conditioning, etc.? Thanks in advance. DJ
  5. Thank you for your replies everyone. I was just looking for some opinions from a wide range of people (even though I may not know them, I'm sure many have more experience with marriage than I do). I think, in the end, I am just going to have to sit her down and tell her specifically what I want golf-wise. At this point, I rarely even bring golf up as I don't think she really cares, nor do I think I will get any response from her. I can certainly be okay with that, as I don't need her to be involved in my golfing activities, but just want her to support it and not try and control how much/if I play. I also don't want to have to think about if she is upset or not if I do go play, that's no fun either and I usually play horrible when that happens. As someone said, comparing church to golf is probably not a good idea, but telling her why I like to play and what I would like going forward is.
  6. You all make very good points, thank you. What strikes me as funny is if I suggested we go to church less or she do less church activities, then she would likely make it that I was speaking out against God, not anything to do with her. So I don't think that would go over very well. I don't really think that is fair that she would deflect any complaints about her church time. But I think it is just time to let her know how I feel and see how she responds. She is very beautiful, and we do have a lot of things in common, but golf and church seem to be a sticking point. I guess we will see when I bring it up.
  7. Those are all good points, thank you. I do understand the daytime thing, and I will (and have) skipped golf on Saturday to do this. For example, last weekend was perfect weather, so I took golf off on Saturday and we rented bikes and went on a long bike ride, got lunch, and rode back. It was a nice day and a good time together. But just to spend time together, we could do that during the evening as well, that is more of what my complaint is about.
  8. The 1 iron joke might go right over her head, but I'll try, haha.
  9. Yea Jeff, that is kind of what I am thinking. I think I need to definitely have a talk with her and lay out my desires going forward, and if she does not like it or is willing to compromise, then I think it's time to end it. I understand she wants to spend time together, which we do, but she claims that when I golf during the day I am "Not prioritizing her", which is not true since we do spend time together during the evenings.
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