I started playing golf about 6-7 years ago.
My busiest year on the links was about 4 years ago when I wasn't working. I went at least once a week. It was great.
Last couple years I would only go out maybe once a month.
Not sure what type of course you guys play....but I have played course from 20 bucks to courses that cost 150 bucks.
I usually try and play courses around the 35-42 dollar range.
Ottawa has the 2nd most golf courses per capita in North America (behind Murtle Beach). We have a lot.
Big difference here between the cheap ones and the good ones are the cheap one's are usually boring farmer field courses...with shitty greens.
Huge variations of courses here too. From links courses to courses with lots of trees and elevation changes.
Last couple years I have also made a week long trip to an area an hour North of Toronto where they have some beautiful huge courses. Basically courses built in a National or Provincial Park that are just ridiculous....most do not even allow golfers to walk because of the distance between holes and elevation changes.
I have not improved much of my golf game for the past 3 years. I am pretty much the same.
I make it a point at least twice a year I play using strict rules. No gimmes at all, no mulligans, no free drops nothing...I found it helped me. You would be surprised how many people actually miss 1 ft putts at least once in an 18 hole course.