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I'm now a golfer

doyoueventribrodoyoueventribro Member, Rooster Endurance Member, POTM
I'm sorry.

I didn't want it to be like this, but it was just a natural evolution. Eventually every triathlete will face the day where they'll take up golf.

It started innocent, I just wanted to learn to hit the ball consistently and not make a fool out of myself at an upcoming bachelor party. It went from "maybe I'll go to the driving range a few times" to stopping to hit balls before/after work. Chipping around the property at work. 1 bucket, 2 buckets. "oh hey the course isn't busy maybe I'll play 9". Now I'm playing 9 before work, sometimes 18 after work, and have a lesson booked with a coach this evening.

I have a triathlon in August and a tee time booked that afternoon.

I'm sorry for all those I mocked for taking up golf. It's actually really fun. I'm sorry for the things I said about @trsradio69 after TRS115 and pausing mid-interview with Helle Frederickson to show her his golf swing.
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    wchevronwchevron Member, POTM
    Will you be changing your name to: doyouevengolfbro?
    AaronWebsteykjrunninJennifer PostTad_MStruangMattGasBombCraig_DKenElPescadoPeladoslickfins_Ryangregk
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    KHilgendorfKHilgendorf Member, Rooster Endurance Member, POTM
    I was a golfer long before a triathlete. Parents built a house on a course when I was 7; started even before that. Like anything, you make huge improvements at the beginning, which then taper off and lead quickly to frustration and ire. It's even worse after a long break, when you expect to be as good as you once were, but shoot 15 off expectations. There are a lot of corrollaries between golf and endurance sport.
    AaronWebsteyJohns622
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    doyoueventribrodoyoueventribro Member, Rooster Endurance Member, POTM
    wchevron said:

    Will you be changing your name to: doyouevengolfbro?

    Just like Ben I will update my name depending on what my freshest passion is.

    doyouevenRokaSunglasses
    AaronWebsteyJennifer PostTad_MMattwchevronCraig_DKenElPescadoPeladoslickfins_Ryangregk
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    doyoueventribrodoyoueventribro Member, Rooster Endurance Member, POTM

    I was a golfer long before a triathlete. Parents built a house on a course when I was 7; started even before that. Like anything, you make huge improvements at the beginning, which then taper off and lead quickly to frustration and ire. It's even worse after a long break, when you expect to be as good as you once were, but shoot 15 off expectations. There are a lot of corrollaries between golf and endurance sport.

    So it's basically triathlon training. I went from a 6:35 HIM to a 5:50, then got fat, trying to make a comeback but just ran a 10k in 1:01.
    AaronWebsteyMartin
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    Brew_TriBrew_Tri Member, Rooster Endurance Member
    Apparantly I hit my 40s at age 12.
    AaronWebsteyM_WareMartinTad_MJohns622
    Yay Sports! :#
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    Craig_DCraig_D Member, Rooster Endurance Member, POTM
    Depends on what your expectations are. I expect to put a ball in every water hazard, hit more bunkers than fairways, and get one birdie in the last 3 holes to get me back out again sometime. 15 off a usual 100 is just a reminder to load up on more booze between 9’s next time out. Guaranteed to leave the course happy that way.
    MartinTad_M
    Canadian Division
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    MattMatt Member, Administrator, Rooster Endurance Member
    Brew_Tri said:

    Apparantly I hit my 40s at age 12.

    That's like my mini-Putt scores
    MartinCraig_D
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    ImmerCImmerC Member

    I was a golfer long before a triathlete. Parents built a house on a course when I was 7; started even before that. Like anything, you make huge improvements at the beginning, which then taper off and lead quickly to frustration and ire. It's even worse after a long break, when you expect to be as good as you once were, but shoot 15 off expectations. There are a lot of corrollaries between golf and endurance sport.

    The main corrollaries being rich white people with type A personalities
    gregk
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    KHilgendorfKHilgendorf Member, Rooster Endurance Member, POTM
    @ImmerC there's that, plus the addition of inflated self-worth, lack of social awareness and proclivity towards hyperbole. Though I view golf almost as a gateway between the common man and white elitists. Much like bowling and darts, a couple beers help you shoot better. Not so much trying to race a bike.
    gregk
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    AaronWebsteyAaronWebstey Administrator, Rooster Endurance Member, Rooster Endurance Officers
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    KHilgendorfKHilgendorf Member, Rooster Endurance Member, POTM
    I'm sworry, is a Maritimer questioning my grasp of english? Come at me brah.
    Craig_D
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    AaronWebsteyAaronWebstey Administrator, Rooster Endurance Member, Rooster Endurance Officers
    I'm impressed you know the word Maritimer. But you and @ImmerC should feel shame. I won't insult you by providing further hints.
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    MartinMartin Member, Rooster Endurance Member

    I'm impressed you know the word Maritimer. But you and @ImmerC should feel shame. I won't insult you by providing further hints.

    If you can't find her proclivity, you can't use the word.
    Tad_MAaronWebsteykjrunninKenElPescadoPelado
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    AaronWebsteyAaronWebstey Administrator, Rooster Endurance Member, Rooster Endurance Officers
    I am beings sooooo baaaad*




    If you have a young kid and Netflix you
    get that reference
    slickfins_Ryan
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    ImmerCImmerC Member

    I'm impressed you know the word Maritimer. But you and @ImmerC should feel shame. I won't insult you by providing further hints.

    I can think of no better example of Type A then grammar shaming
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    AaronWebsteyAaronWebstey Administrator, Rooster Endurance Member, Rooster Endurance Officers
    ImmerC said:

    I'm impressed you know the word Maritimer. But you and @ImmerC should feel shame. I won't insult you by providing further hints.

    I can think of no better example of Type A then grammar shaming
    LoL - I am far from "type A". Unless the A is for Asshole, in which case you are bang on.
    kjrunninKenElPescadoPelado
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    KHilgendorfKHilgendorf Member, Rooster Endurance Member, POTM
    That is a very large component of it.
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    slickfins_Ryanslickfins_Ryan Member, Rooster Endurance Member, POTM
    I tried golfing one time. I was so horrifically bad at it. Like, worse than I was at all of the sports I tried in high school.
    MattAaronWebsteyTad_MCraig_DKenElPescadoPelado
    Kind of wish I was Canadian. Sorry.
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    doyoueventribrodoyoueventribro Member, Rooster Endurance Member, POTM

    I tried golfing one time. I was so horrifically bad at it. Like, worse than I was at all of the sports I tried in high school.

    That's just it. You start off absolutely terrible and then get to where I'm at where I can at least consistently hit the ball. Then you play with better people, figure out your yardages, see new courses and think you're getting better but then you 4-putt a par 3 and want to kill yourself.
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    MattMatt Member, Administrator, Rooster Endurance Member
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    Tad_MTad_M Member, Rooster Endurance Member, Level 2 Supporter, POTM
    Matt said:

    Have you tried Supacaz bartape on your putter?

    I heard @AaronWebstey does
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