Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Road Cycling “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.” -- Ernest Hemingway

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-03-08, 06:19 PM   #1
Davidlean
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Bloomington,IN
Bikes: Trek 412
Posts: 88
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Can you be a cyclist and a golfer?

I don't know how to set up a poll, but I would love to know about others. Given the amount of time BF posters ride and spend time on-line, it is amazing that many of them hold full-time jobs. And what about time for family?

But the real question is, does anyone out there also play golf? That takes up a lot of time, and I can't imagine how to juggle that sport with cycling and everything else.

My guess is: there are very few golfers who are dedicated riders.
Davidlean is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-08, 06:23 PM   #2
caloso
Packfodding 3
 
caloso's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Sacramento, California, USA
Bikes: Ridley Excalibur, Gazelle Champion Mondial, On-One Pompino, Specialized Rock Hopper
Posts: 33,871
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 152 Post(s)
I play about 3 times a year, once in the office tournament and when my mom can't find a partner. I figure I'll take it up more seriously when I get too old to do anything strenuous.
caloso is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-08, 06:23 PM   #3
Davidlean
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Bloomington,IN
Bikes: Trek 412
Posts: 88
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Actually, I should have said my guess is there are very dedicated cyclists who are golfers.
Davidlean is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-08, 06:25 PM   #4
ILUVUK
en fuego
 
ILUVUK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Davenport, IA
Bikes: Trek Madone 3.1
Posts: 2,685
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I've played exactly one (1) round of golf this year. I did not keep score...for good reason.
ILUVUK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-08, 06:25 PM   #5
10 Wheels
Galveston County Texas
 
10 Wheels's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: In The Wind
Bikes: 2010 Expedition, 03 GTO
Posts: 29,894
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 303 Post(s)
My brother played 97 times last year.
He carries his clubs on a bicycle made for golfing..
__________________
[SIZE=1][B]What I like about Texas[/B]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGukLuXzH1E

Set F1re To The Ra1n ( NY Night Rain Ride)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7jfcWEkSrI
10 Wheels is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-08, 06:25 PM   #6
weavers
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Bikes:
Posts: 825
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
i spend most of my time on BF, the rest of my time is say 10 hours of work, full time college student(i never study tho), cycling and i spend about 20 hours dance, either teaching or taking a dance class, a week.
weavers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-08, 06:27 PM   #7
dekindy
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 2,417
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
My neighbor is a dedicated golfer who also swam. He has a putting green in his backyard and his whole lot is less than a third of an acre so the putting green takes up most of the back yard.

He started cycling last summer and took a leave of abscence from his club. He is enjoying cycling so much that he currently has no intentions to going back to golf.

His first bike was a used Trek 2.1. Then he purchased a new Cannondale Synapse and less than a year later bought a Cannondale SuperSix and is selling the Synapse. I think he is hooked to say the least.
dekindy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-08, 06:28 PM   #8
MikeLD
Too old & too big
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Illinois
Bikes: StrongFrames Custome, Specialized Rubaix, Specialized Sequoia, Specialized Sirus Sport
Posts: 188
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
You can do both ... if you're retired. Golf and cycling require too much of a time commitment to do both. Then again, you can do it like me ... I'm lousy at both.
MikeLD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-08, 06:28 PM   #9
merlinextraligh
pan y agua
 
merlinextraligh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Jacksonville
Bikes: Wilier Zero 7; Merlin Extralight; Co-Motion Robusta; Schwinn Paramount; Motobecane Phantom Cross; Cervelo P2; Motebecane Ti Fly 29er; Calfee Dragonfly Tandem
Posts: 29,150
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 29 Post(s)
it would be tough to be good at both.

Cat 4, and a 12 handicap. I play about every 6 weeks, mostly work/ charity related outings.
__________________
You could fall off a cliff and die.
You could get lost and die.
You could hit a tree and die.
OR YOU COULD STAY HOME AND FALL OFF THE COUCH AND DIE.
merlinextraligh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-08, 07:24 PM   #10
urbanwhitetrash
Wet behind the ears
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Vancouver
Bikes: '08 Tomasso Velocita, 06 Kona Dr. Dew
Posts: 33
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
It's all about time management.

Saturday mornings are for riding, Sundays for golf.

800 - 900Km/month & 3 rounds of golf.

The tricky part is figuring out the funding priority.
urbanwhitetrash is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-08, 07:46 PM   #11
RideCO
Indefatigable
 
RideCO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Boulder, CO
Bikes: 09 Motobecane Grand Sprint and a couple others not worth mentioning.
Posts: 519
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I played once.

I got the little ball on the green in one hit on a par 3, shot a 6 for the hole, I hate golf. Now taking a baseball bat to a golf ball is much more fun.
RideCO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-08, 07:47 PM   #12
mr handy
Living Notoriously Well
 
mr handy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Florida
Bikes: 06 Felt F80
Posts: 886
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I play as much golf as my finances allow. when I was in college students could play for free on the rather... not the greatest course, once a week. The course used to be part of campus, and sold with conditions. I played about 2/4 times a month on average. I shoot in the low 80s. If I dont break 90 I feel like I want to kill someone.
My low round was a 70 (even par) on the school course, and I regularly broke 80... would have shot a good 4/5 shots better if it were not for the horrible greens.
mr handy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-08, 07:50 PM   #13
Pharmr
Home, home again
 
Pharmr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: West Texas
Bikes: Scott S10, Ultegra
Posts: 2,543
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
you could do both...but I find myself playing a lot less golf as it requires a good amount of time and dedication to get good(I guess like anything else)and to play...not to mention $$...but to go out with some friends, have a few cold ones and slap a ball around is still plenty fun!
Pharmr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-08, 07:51 PM   #14
Hop on Bike
Not Enough Time!
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Richmond, VA area
Bikes: 12 Cdale Super Six, 04 Specialized Roubaix
Posts: 96
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I'm an aging (48) jock and pretty much have given up all other sports for these two; unfortunately, I don't get to do either as much as I would like. I'm lucky if I ride 40-50 times and play golf 25 times a year.
Hop on Bike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-08, 07:54 PM   #15
hammy56
coffee-stained punk
 
hammy56's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Bikes:
Posts: 6,630
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Ive been an avid golfer for years...recently Ive golfed much less because of $$ and Ive recently gotten into cycling...all my other hobbies are slowly going by the wayside. All I think about is riding my Six13
hammy56 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-08, 08:00 PM   #16
monk
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 726
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I used to belong to a club and played alot of golf. But over time, I started to get a way from it and college loans (kids) coming due made me re-think things. I don't play hardly at all anymore, and frankly I don't miss it much. I really enjoy being involved in a sport that also keeps me in shape. As someone else stated, golf is so time consuming I don't see how you could be really into it as well as another sport . . . unless you're retired.
monk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-08, 08:00 PM   #17
skinnyone
Dude wheres my guads?
 
skinnyone's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Guess
Bikes: Not enough
Posts: 2,680
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I play prob 20 or so times a year. I bike a bit so yeah. Ride in the morn, golf in the Aftnoon onthe weekend days that do both.
skinnyone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-08, 08:03 PM   #18
Booger
Senior Member
 
Booger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Portland, Oregon
Bikes: KHS Flite 750
Posts: 1,021
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
It takes time and money. I don't have enough of either to take both hobbies seriously.
Booger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-08, 08:16 PM   #19
Glidedon
Senior Member
 
Glidedon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Bikes:
Posts: 218
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
My wife loves golf, She gets rid of me for 5 hours at a time. She also likes cycling , but joins me on half the rides anyway.

Last edited by Glidedon; 09-03-08 at 08:23 PM. Reason: typo
Glidedon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-08, 08:16 PM   #20
froze
Banned.
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana
Bikes: 84 Trek 660 Suntour Superbe; 87 Giant Rincon Shimano XT; 07 Mercian Vincitore Campy Veloce
Posts: 4,762
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I don't goff...er I mean golf, but I have other hobbies that take up time like martial arts, working on my classic cars.
froze is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-08, 08:18 PM   #21
UniversalFrost
AiM SmAlL mIsS sMaLl
 
UniversalFrost's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Belpre, Ohio
Bikes: 08 Spec. Rockhopper, 11 Spec. Crux, 04 Cervelo Soloist
Posts: 293
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
yeah, I golf, target shoot, hunt, fish, ride my motorcycle, restore my 72 chevelle ss and even spend time with the wife and kid.

JOE
UniversalFrost is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-08, 08:19 PM   #22
Evans224
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Northern CA
Bikes: Specialized S-Works Roubaix, Santa Cruz Blur, Co-Motion Nor'wester Tour
Posts: 15
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
My question exactly!

Really, it's been on my mind a lot recently. You see, I have been an avid golfer most of my life. I started playing at 12 years old, and except for a year or so when I was in my twenties, I've always played a minimum of twice a month. At my best, i would consistently shoot in the 70's, and my handicap was 6.2. This required that I play twice a week and practice at home and at the range. Don't get me wrong, I loved it. But as I got older, the time commitment got a bit much, too many people on the course, etc. Plus it's getting very expensive. I live in NorCal, and the average round at a public course is about $35, more on the weekends. A few years ago, I started riding again to lose some weight and get in shape, and I was hooked. I started riding a Trek beater and am now on a Specialized S-Works Roubaix. I try to ride 3 times a week, get in the gym twice a week, and don't have much time for anything else. I hit some balls at the range the other day, but I wasn't into it at all. I'm an all or nothing type. If I'm going to play, I've got to do all of it.
Evans224 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-08, 08:21 PM   #23
grafsk8er
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Bikes: raleigh sport (thank god i got rid of it), current: cannondale systemsix w/ultegra 10, 2009 cannondale scalpel
Posts: 412
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
ah, the joys of having a golf course in the backyard....literally. i jump the rock wall and i got a 9 hole course, i play for free all i want (not legally though)
grafsk8er is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-08, 08:23 PM   #24
knucklesandwich
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Somewhere
Bikes: Kona Jake (2006)
Posts: 909
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I play 6-8 rounds a year, about half of which are really just a day out drinking with my buddies. Golf takes a backseat to surfing though.
knucklesandwich is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-08, 08:24 PM   #25
wanders
going roundy round
 
wanders's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: High Point, NC
Bikes:
Posts: 6,081
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
No, for it is written.

"If any man shall putter upon asphalt on wheels of two as well as on the grass with ball and stick, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the Book of Life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book"
wanders is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:50 AM.