I'm going through change, I guess. I used to get fired up about fixing something in my swing, or being able to hit a certain shot that I've struggled pulling off in the past under the gun. I used to spend as much time hitting balls on the range as I did practicing, used to read all sorts of golf-strategy, golf-mind books, just really enjoyed devoting myself to becoming as proficient as I could possibly be - the journey to the unachievable, ever elusive, consistently-great level that drove me into an outright obsession. All to no avail, of course. lol
But now... especially with a lot of things going on in my personal life - I just don't have the burn like I used to. I sent in my membership dues upfront for the 2017 season last week, so the game is still something I want to be a part of, and I couldn't possibly have a better facility at my disposal to enjoy it. But the tournament grind this past season really took a lot out of me, to the point where I'm not even remotely interested (at the moment anyway) in continuing that type of commitment. Tournament golf, for a number of years, really drove my overall interest level. It gave me enough incentive to stay active and practice, to remain competitive. But the past few years it's not scratched the itch like it used to.
I remember telling my wife several years ago that when I no longer get excited about playing, when the eager anticipation to get my stuff done around the house so I can head up to the course for a few holes starts to wane - I would walk away and find something else to fill the void.
Not there yet... but every year I seem to be getting closer to that point.