So golfing is my main hobby. I play as much as a guy with two young kids and no CC membership can. I follow the pro game, I’m knowledgeable about equipment, and I’m not a great player but I can get around the course (break 90 and getting better).
The problem is, since I didn’t start playing until I was in my mid twenties and I’m not a member anywhere, I don’t have a “game.” I have friends that golf, but no golfer friends. My regular playing partners are typical weekend duffers, wouldn’t break 110 without Mulligan’s and gimmes. I play in a work league where the average age is 20 years older than me and the average 9 hole score is +12. They don’t know anything about the game besides it gets them a few hours away from family responsibility and they wouldn’t bet anything more than the first beers after the round.
This is all a long lead to this question. For those who don’t have CC memberships, who do you play with? How did you meet them? Having a group of guys to trash talk and bet a couple bucks with seems to be a core part of the golfing experience I’m missing. And before you suggest it, joining a club is not an option at this time, I know it’s the best answer to the question.