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    Sir Post-a-lot dH is on a distinguished road dH's Avatar
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    How long have you been playing golf?

    We talk about lots of different things but I was just curious; how long has everyone been playing for?

    I've been playing since August last year. I assume I'm one of the newest players.

    Just curious how long everyone else has been playing.

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    Getting Exemptions The Shtick is on a distinguished road The Shtick's Avatar
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    14 years. 11 years competitive.

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    Monday Qualifier Started2k3 is on a distinguished road
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    One round in 2002, but actually decided to start playing in 2003.
    Back at it.

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    Sleeps here davevandyk is on a distinguished road davevandyk's Avatar
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    I started golfing when i was in Gr. 8, so 9 years ago i guess

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    Must be Single 1972Apex is on a distinguished road 1972Apex's Avatar
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    9 years ago at age 37. All 9 years non-competitive...

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    I started playing golf when I was 26 years old (24 years ago).

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    I began playing recreational golf in 1998.

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    Moderator Big Johnny69 is on a distinguished road Big Johnny69's Avatar
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    Been playing for five years. First year as a member anywhere anywhere and competed in some club events. Don't think it qualifies as competitive golf though.
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    I started smacking balls around the field near my house with friends about 35 years ago, after my uncle gave me his old set of clubs. On the course started about 30 years ago, not many rounds then though, too expensive at the time for me. Joined Dome Hill as lifetime member (history, best left alone that one) and played over 150 rounds that and the following year before they went bankrupt. Been an avid golfer since, still cannot afford to play every day, but maybe some year I will.

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    Can't get rid of me dbleber is on a distinguished road dbleber's Avatar
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    Just finishing off my 5th year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zoic
    Joined Dome Hill as lifetime member (history, best left alone that one) and played over 150 rounds that and the following year before they went bankrupt.
    Is that the Dome in Hull? Now Hautes Plaines?

    Never heard it called Dome hill before. Did it go bankrupt just before Clublink bought it... I am guessing that was in 98-99?

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    Yes, that is the place, originally called Dome Hill. I have some shirts from their with their emblem that I got as prizes from tournaments. They originally sold "Lifetime" memberships, limited in quantity of course. I was like the third last one to buy into it, so I had much less use than my friends who bought in earlier. It was a wash for us all in the end though.

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    started playing when I was about 10 so 28 years.....

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    years of golfing

    I am in my third year of golfing and still as crazy about the game as the day I started. If I could plaY everyday, it would be great , I guess it will have to wait until retirement in 9 years when I turn 49.
    Claude

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    Sir Post-a-lot dH is on a distinguished road dH's Avatar
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    Zoic:

    It's good to know someone else has roots in "Field Golf" I played alot of field golf this year and if ever you wanna play let me know. I"ve got the best fields scouted out. (I'm actually being serious).

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    Sir Post-a-lot dH is on a distinguished road dH's Avatar
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    Lots of you guys have been playing for a LONG TIME. That's awesome; I'm glad I started when I did!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dHacka
    Zoic:

    It's good to know someone else has roots in "Field Golf" I played alot of field golf this year and if ever you wanna play let me know. I"ve got the best fields scouted out. (I'm actually being serious).
    sounds great to me. I have been looking around for a few places and while there are some nice ones, I worry about issues like having the police show up, since that often happened in my younger days.

    I sure would be happy to try, even for practicing my chipping game if nothing else. I just wish my backyard was bigger than 12ft x 20ft.

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    Played my first round on a real course in 1963 when I was 9. At the old Glenlea (Champlain). Shot 125.

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    That was my first course too, around 1975. I shot 120 something, but my brother told me pickup my ball after 10 strokes, so who know what it really would have been.

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    Sir Post-a-lot dH is on a distinguished road dH's Avatar
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    Zoic;

    I just finished a chip session; I play at the Conroy fields alot; they have serveral soccer fields so it's wide and long. It's amazing for night golf after a fresh cut. The balls are 10$ each but if you don't loose it you can play as much as you want for 1.50$ (glow stick refills.)

    I just had to get out as it's so "nice?" outside right now from the weather we've been having. Unfortunately have 2 weekends worth of work to cram in so can't make it out.

    What part of town are you in?

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    Got My Card zoic is on a distinguished road zoic's Avatar
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    I am a block away from the Nepean Sportsplex, Woodroffe and Hunt Club.

    I thought of using the soccer fields behind the Sportsplex (behind the high school really), but thought I would quickly be kicked off for hitting golf balls. I enjoy golf games, like using the ring from lawn darts and trying to chip into it.

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    I only started last August.
    Completely addicted since then thanks to my brother in law.
    My wife however,wants to kill him
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    Sir Post-a-lot dH is on a distinguished road dH's Avatar
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    Well we're in the same boat than Zoic. I play at all sorts of schools and fields basically you just gotta realize that if anyone comes to play any sport or hang out or walk with kisd they DO HAVE THE RIGHT to do that. Your the one hogging large amounts of space doing an activity that is potentially hazardous to otehrs health

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    This is my first full year and I am 37 years old. I have played about 20 rounds this year. Last year I played 7-8 rounds. Last year was the start for me.
    I am lucky though, cause I have got my wife and brother in law addicted to the game too. The only arguements we have are over who gets to go playing next as one of us has to stay behind to watch our two year old.

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    Golf Guru Nat Williams is on a distinguished road Nat Williams's Avatar
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    played for 2 years when I was 12 & 13 or 13 & 14..can't remember. But I remember my 1st round. I could 'kill' my 5 iron and nothing else went anywhere (killing = 165 yards ) and knocking a solid 50-55 putts for a 127.

    After those 2 years I quit, and only got back into 3 years ago when a buddy picked it up. Sure am glad to have gotten back into it

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    Sir Post-a-lot dH is on a distinguished road dH's Avatar
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    For all those of you including myself that started as adults dont you wish you started earlier. I know I sure do; there was a golf course attached to my university a really nice 9 hole. I stayed for 3 summers doing catch up than reach ahead with the time I had I could of played 18-36 holes daily for 10$ a round. :S

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    Golf Canada Rules Official L4 BC MIST is on a distinguished road
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    Quote Originally Posted by larry
    Played my first round on a real course in 1963 when I was 9. At the old Glenlea (Champlain). Shot 125.
    This is year 44.

    First round on a "real" course was also the Glenlea. Age 16. Score 101. Only round ever over 100. Had 16 lessons over the previous winter from Earl Stimpson at the YWCA on Gladstone Avenue, before ever setting foot on a golf course. Very advantageous and what a nice man, Earl was.

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    Caddy Jeany is on a distinguished road
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    35 years ago

    was really good when i was young..loosing it a bit now...almost beat Eric Kaufmanis when i was young
    bye

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    I started playing in 1992. 13 yrs.

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    32 years for me. Just like the song goes, "still crazy after all these years."
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