A fortuitous thread as I was just about to ask the same question!
I took a long break from golf (10 years or so) before returning with a vengence about 3 years ago. Worked really hard over the first winter to get my swing back to something approaching it's hayday and played as often as I could. Managed this for about 18 months and then new job pretty much killed it stone dead. Played 5 times in the last 16 months (including yesterday).
As a result I managed to card a humiliating 26 points and then, even worse, had to pick up the team award as my three team mates (all playing off 20+) managed a rather ridiculous score of 95 points (best two scores for each hole). Much chuntering from the assembled masses and we slunk away into the dusk with promises of contributing to the prize fund next year.
I don't think a month would bother me too much as I have never been that frequent a player - but after no golf for 6 months I am hurting today (going for the longest drives comp probably wasn't a good idea, although I was only beated by 4 ft)