I ride 95% of the time. There is a short muni near my house that I will play maybe once a year for nine holes and I will walk that. Everything else I ride. I used to walk quite a bit, mostly just to save money. I used to drive about an hour to a friends course and walk 18 since the guest rate for walking was only $24. I am not old, fat, or lazy. I'm in moderate health. I certainly wouldn't drop dead if I walked 18. Here is my reason: I just don't want to. Deal with it. It doesn't make me a bad person or less of a golfer. I get tired of the superiority that some people have just because they walk.
This is what it is like to walk around here (change LA to MO)...
Originally Posted by Drew Chung
here in LA...it got close to a 100 i think about 2 weeks ago...i walked 18 and felt like i walked 54...it was grueling...my clothes were drenched with sweat..i got a tan line that looks hilarious, i probably lost about 5lbs...but man...my feet were aching and i was hurting that night. i thought i was going to get a heat stroke. ran out of water...no snack cart anywhere to be found...i got to the last hole and this couple in a cart offered me there cold gatorade...the lady looked at me and thought i was going to faint. i drank that thing in like 5 seconds flat lol
Why should I put myself through that? I play golf to enjoy the day and enjoy the game. I play to have fun and visit with my friends and just have a good time. I don't get to play that often anymore, so when I do play, I want it to be enjoyable. What I don't want is to get to the last few holes and be struggling to swing the club. Why should I walk and put myself through all that? No thanks. I'll just ride and enjoy my day.
Of the three courses I usually play, only one is walkable anyway. They others have a bunch of room between holes and you would get passed 5-6 times a round since you simply wouldn't be able to keep up.