Frank Delicious wrote:Why is it not as fun as it used to be? Did you feel frustrated you were playing as well as you used to or is it something else?
It is a combination of things. I am frustrated for sure at my skill level. Before I got hurt I shot around 10 rounds in a row over 980, the few tournaments I played this year I shot around 935ish golf (my rating dropped from 975 to 940 over the past year). I can still throw over 400, but my touch game and control is gone which makes sense as I haven't been playing a lot. I also recently graduated with my undergrad but am now going to grad school full time so not a lot has changed there besides the people around. I used to have 15ish guys in our college club that I could call at any point and go throw a round with, but now there are just the weird old locals around to go out there with. I also used to be able to just go enjoy nature and throw a round by myself, but I don't even think I am capable of that anymore. I think another problem is the local courses. The three closest courses to me all seem to have something going on. The one has been out of the ground the entire summer as they are doing something to the creek and for some reason that means they have to pull all the baskets and cut down a ton of trees. Another course that was closed for half a year to be redone opened back up, but in my opinion they ruined the course and it became pay to play and I do not feel the course is worth paying for. So that leaves me with one course that is really long, wide open, and has 0 elevation and offers no variety or challenge. You can shank your drive 100 feet to a direction of where you were aiming and still get a 3 on every hole.
Sorry for the block of text and poor grammar. Thanks for your input to everyone who has contributed.