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    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.

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    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.
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    Actually, I should have said my guess is there are very dedicated cyclists who are golfers.

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    I've played exactly one (1) round of golf this year. I did not keep score...for good reason.

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    My brother played 97 times last year.
    He carries his clubs on a bicycle made for golfing..
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    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.
    real cyclist can bunny hop potholes on a recumbent.

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    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.
    What is better than getting your heart rate up and saddle time?

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.
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    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.
    .........Dyslexic.........

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    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!

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    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.
    Cycle/Run/Golf

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    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

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    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.

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    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.

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    It takes time and money. I don't have enough of either to take both hobbies seriously.

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    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

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    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.

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    yeah, I golf, target shoot, hunt, fish, ride my motorcycle, restore my 72 chevelle ss and even spend time with the wife and kid.

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    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.

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    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)

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    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.

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    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"
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    Damn.

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