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I frequently like to walk when I golf, and I have been carrying my bag a long time.  It's a five-pound bag, it doesn't seem particularly heavy when it's loaded, but I must confess this 61-yo can be pretty tired by the last few holes.  I also have some arthritis in my hip and I can pay a price afterwards.  For people with carts, do you notice a lot of difference from carrying the bag?
I would say the answer is whatever works for you.  If I'm not mistaken, there are plenty of pros whose natural shot is a fade.
As a general question -- is distance that important -- the answer has to be yes.  Such a huge difference trying to hit a green with an 8-iron vs a 5-iron or hybrid.  Over the course of a round, there might be a few instances where you would prefer a longer shot (say, getting a nice flat lie vs. hitting off a steep hill or something) but that will be very rare. 
Had my first round that really felt wintery yesterday.  Temps were around 50 and it was very windy.  Lots and lots of leaves everywhere, making it difficult to find the ball even in the fairway.  As fate would have it, I had a horrible ball-striking round.  Adjusting to the weather may have had something to do with it.  The old bones get stiffer in the cold.
Actually, upon followup it turns out the fractures are not displaced.  So that is good news.  I suffered a sprained ankle at the same time as the toe, so I am out until I can start putting weight on it better.  I should be able to tackle an exercise bike in a few days and start seeing how things hold up.  When the ankle holds up I am sure I can do chipping and putting.  I'm not sure how painful the toe will be. I don't think it will hurt to walk on it but I'm a rightie and...
I was diagnosed today with "mildly" displaced fractures in the bones of my big toe.  I will go see an ortho doc tomorrow.  I can't see swinging a club for a while.  Any guesses on how long a layoff this is likely to be?
There is a course I play that has a par 4 that completely plays to a weakness of mine.  The hole is built around an old quarry which is now filled with water.  The tee box faces a quarry wall across the water which is significantly higher than the tee box.  Off the whites, you end up with maybe a 150-yard carry to clear the water.  Problem is, I am both a short hitter and the launch angle of my driver is low (the two are somewhat related, I know).  If the landing area was...
Shot a 91 with four three-putts and two stroke-and-distance penalties. My course handicap is 22 so I guess I can't complain too much.  But damn, that's a lot of fat that could be cut out.
I think course management is applicable to players of all levels, because every player is making decisions all the time in a round -- what club to use, what target to aim for, and bad decisions can be costlier for weaker players because they can't scramble out of trouble as well.  It's more complex for better players because they have more options of things they can do and more decisions to make.  A really good player should give some thought to what side of the green he...
49+41=90 on the yellow tees at my home course (67.1,115).  Putter let me down on the front nine with 3 3-putts, but the back nine felt good. Nice to be moving from the inner circles of triple-digit golf to the limbo of bogie. *knocks on wood*
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