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Old 04-11-2009, 09:45 AM
 
Location: North Tampa
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Hi,

I am a 24 year old single gal. I really want to learn how to golf. Really I want to learn b/c it just seems so exclusive. How can I learn if I don't know anyone who all ready plays? Any new suggestions on meeting new people?

Thanks!
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Old 04-11-2009, 09:57 AM
 
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Go to your local course and ask about lessons and the women's group. I took group lessons that were fun and inexpensive. Don't even think of going on the course until you have learned the basics, which club to use, manners, rules, etc. Join a golf forum. This will save you and others lots of frustration! Don't do it because it is exclusive, do it because it is a great sport!
Good Luck and lots of fun!
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Old 04-25-2009, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Fort Pierce
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That's great advice. Also, there are golf singles web sites that will hook you up with new friends.

Frankie C

I WANT CHARLES BARKLEY!!! (http://iwantcharlesbarkley.blogspot.com - broken link)
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Old 04-25-2009, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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There are a several golf schools in the area - suggest you take a week's school then maybe a follow-up school in a few years or lessons. Google golf school and Sun City Center or Cypress Creek who has a LPGA (lady) golf instructor (forgot her name) and you'll find some websites. Know that golf takes a lot of practice, can get expensive (green fees or memberships, equipment, etc), takes away a lot of your spare time (round of golf can take 4-plus hours). Its not exclusive by any means. I've been playing since 1980s - and often tell friends interested NOT to take the game up unless they are seriously going to dedicate the time to practicing.
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Old 04-25-2009, 09:20 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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Golf Instruction, Golf Schools, Corporate Golf

You can search for instruction in your area w/ the above site. Put in your zip code.
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Old 04-30-2009, 02:43 PM
 
Location: North Tampa
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Thanks for the advice. I think I worded things wrong the last time. I guess my curiosity is peeked b/c it seems exclusive, but the reason I want to play is b/c I like sports.
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Old 05-01-2009, 10:19 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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In my opinion, you really don't get any good unless you play 2-3 times a week - that's a lot of invested time - but once you start to hit the ball well, it does become fun
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Old 05-01-2009, 10:35 PM
 
Location: I will be escaping Suck City and landing in Tampa in December
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I'm not sure you're interested in golf for a very practical reason. Golf is a very expensive, time consuming sport.

The best way to learn golf is to enroll in a Beginner golf class through a community college. It's a group situation so you'll meet people and it's a cheap way to see if you even like the sport. Golf is a very difficult sport to master. You truly have to have patience.

Maybe you should consider tennis instead? It's probably more social than golf, cheaper, better workout etc...
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Old 05-01-2009, 10:43 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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Good advice - there are probaby a few tennis clubs in the TB area -or recreation centers with leagues.
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Old 05-02-2009, 09:53 PM
 
Location: I will be escaping Suck City and landing in Tampa in December
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I will say that Florida courses are the best COLLECTIVELY in the nation. I really prefer bermuda grass greens over bent grass.
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