> I live about 300 metres from a 9 hole golf course but i've never
Pfft..thats miles away, I have the 6th hole tee of the local course about 50 metres from my door step.
Took me another 7 shots to putt the damn thing.
> I'd love to play golf again. Occassionally get out on the pitch
> and putt, but playing properly is such an expensive hobby.
I got a decent set of clubs off eBay for £60 - Chicago - including the wedges, drivers, irons and putter you'd expect and enjoyed playing a bit about a year back
Only trouble I found was as you say it's expensive, about £4 a round on my local, not very good quality, green. Likewise, I don't have the skill for playing at a club. It's the sort of game I could get into if I had the time from being retired etc to actually devote several hours a day and money into hitting the course and practicing. At the minute the local course's longest hole is about 380m, so nothing much above a 3 Iron and hitting a consistent swing that sends the ball up into the air in the direction of the flag is a reasonably rare occurrence, unless I'm really concentrating
If it's really hot then carrying the bag is an annoyance but if it's all being scored and played semi-seriously by me and someone else it's a great game. With several of us it quickly disintegrates into not scoring and getting 10 Holes through before leaving the course
Not played this year. Had a poor year healthwise.