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post #37 of 144

Do they require all your golf bags and shoes are the same color too?  I've never heard of a club requiring the rental of a push cart for conformity reasons.  I'd ask if I could pay the $6 and use my own cart anyway as most rental push carts are broken or very cheaply made. 

 

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Originally Posted by Jim Ludden View Post

I love my Sun Mountain push cart and would use daily BUT my club doesn't allow personal carts so I end having to use one of theirs which isn't near as good. They say they want conformity at the club (translates to revenue $6). I walk 50/50 depending on whom I'm playing with. Much better exercise in steps. Avg walking is 12,000 steps as compared to 2,000 riding



 

post #38 of 144

I've seen clubs do this before.  They cite liability reasons, which makes no sense.  It's about money, or possibly discouraging the use of hand carts which people perceive as more appropriate for a muny-track.

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Originally Posted by newtogolf View Post

Do they require all your golf bags and shoes are the same color too?  I've never heard of a club requiring the rental of a push cart for conformity reasons.  I'd ask if I could pay the $6 and use my own cart anyway as most rental push carts are broken or very cheaply made. 

 

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Originally Posted by Jim Ludden View Post

I love my Sun Mountain push cart and would use daily BUT my club doesn't allow personal carts so I end having to use one of theirs which isn't near as good. They say they want conformity at the club (translates to revenue $6). I walk 50/50 depending on whom I'm playing with. Much better exercise in steps. Avg walking is 12,000 steps as compared to 2,000 riding



 



Not around here they aren't. They're included in the greens fees, a broken cart is rare, and it's quickly taken out of service. I could say this is on the list of ways our local courses "encourage walking" but I've already been scolded by riders for such thinking in the past.

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Not around here they aren't. They're included in the greens fees, a broken cart is rare, and it's quickly taken out of service. I could say this is on the list of ways our local courses "encourage walking" but I've already been scolded by riders for such thinking in the past.


Don't be daunted--us walkers have to stand together, lest we be individually trampled by the stampede of golf carts.

 

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I'm going on 46 now. Always carried since I started (~11) - I'm not limping yet and the back's reasonable. Getting to the stage now where if I'm playing a 36-hole comp, both rounds on the one day, I'll seriously consider getting a push cart. Not got it yet though...

 

Consider yourself lucky.  I used to carry, but I won't be able to play much if I did.  

post #42 of 144
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Consider yourself lucky.  I used to carry, but I won't be able to play much if I did.  


as a 47 year old with no back left, I'd agree ...
 

 

post #43 of 144
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Originally Posted by Jim Ludden View Post

I love my Sun Mountain push cart and would use daily BUT my club doesn't allow personal carts so I end having to use one of theirs which isn't near as good. They say they want conformity at the club (translates to revenue $6). I walk 50/50 depending on whom I'm playing with. Much better exercise in steps. Avg walking is 12,000 steps as compared to 2,000 riding

Who runs the place, Judge Smails? Would love to see the club uniforms, you know, so you have conformity.
post #44 of 144

I have never come accross and 'push cart haters'

post #45 of 144
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I have never come accross and 'push cart haters'


The only push cart haters are the guys who use pull carts e3_rolleyes.gif

 

post #46 of 144

Have you ever seen a runaway push cart?  It is a riot!  I've seen two with a guy running after it.  The pull carts won't runaway, but can tip over if you don't pay attention.

post #47 of 144

an incident happened last year in our flight a (just below championship flight) during our club championship. we had 2 guys playing for a playoff (3 holes, lowest strokes), and club championship rules state you can't ride cart if you are in the top 3 classes (Champ, A, B flights)...one guy was carrying, one was pushing. after the 2nd hole, the guy carrying said he couldn't continue since his back was 'getting to him' for carrying. keep in mind this is a 4 round tournament over a long weekend (1 round friday, 2 saturday and 1 sunday). makes me glad i push lol

post #48 of 144

I think it is interesting how things have changed at my old home course in high school.  15 years ago it was pretty evenly split between walkers and riders.  25% walked while carrying, 25% walked while pulling, 50% rode.  Now you are lucky to find even 1 person out there walking.

 

A little off subject.  Sorry about that.

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Where do they put their drink?

 

 


In my hand.

 

post #50 of 144

 

How much stuff do you guys carry that you're concerned about not having room or having too much weight?  Clubs, tees, balls, maybe a light rain jacket and a bottle of water?  Its not like you're going to ruin your back (unless of course you've already got back or other health issues).  I guess if you're carrying a 6 pack it could get heavy quick.

 
post #51 of 144
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How much stuff do you guys carry that you're concerned about not having room or having too much weight?  Clubs, tees, balls, maybe a light rain jacket and a bottle of water?  Its not like you're going to ruin your back (unless of course you've already got back or other health issues).  I guess if you're carrying a 6 pack it could get heavy quick.

 


If you're carrying a 6 pack and it feels heavy, you're not drinking fast enough, clearly.

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How much stuff do you guys carry that you're concerned about not having room or having too much weight?  Clubs, tees, balls, maybe a light rain jacket and a bottle of water?  Its not like you're going to ruin your back (unless of course you've already got back or other health issues).  I guess if you're carrying a 6 pack it could get heavy quick.

 



All kinds of random crap ... because I can. Plus a holder for my sail umbrella, and a drink holder. Gotta pace my liquid sustenance.

 

I don't have the attachable stool though. If I'm going to get one of those, I'll get the motor, steering wheel and fibreglass body that goes with it.

post #53 of 144

I love my push cart. I'm 34 and could care less what anyone thinks. I don't need to grab a wedge and putter so never a fear of forgetting one which I have done when riding. My back does not get any stress on it during a round. If it rains I can throw up an umbrella and still play without having to hold it. Beverage holder and can load up my bag with 14 clubs, balls, rain gear, fleece if it cold. Just fits my style of having what I need for whatever happens out there. 

post #54 of 144

I forgot about the umbrella holder.  Definitely the best way I've ever found to play golf in the rain.

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