I recently asked a few golfing friends of mine about whether or not they have a push cart and what recomendations they had. I couldn't believe the ridicule and jokes made at my expense for wanting to get a new push cart. Tons of comments questioning my manhood and making fun of me being an old guy (I'm 32). I really don't understand this. I can think of a lot of reasons to use a push cart, and honestly I don't fully understand why anyone would EVER carry their bag. For instance:
- Pros don't carry their bags, why should I?
- Carrying your bag is hard on your shoulders and back (which is very important for golf)
- Carrying makes you watch the bag weight more closely and therefor have less stuff on you
- Pushing allows you to walk (exercise)
- Pushing is cheaper than paying for a cart
- Pushing is more environmentally friendly than riding in a cart
I think the push cart companies should take a serious look at this bizarre attitude. I mean if all these golfers some how think it's lame to carry, why not try and change the attitude.
For instance if I were ClicGear the front page of my site would say "5 Reasons not to carry your bag" and I'd point to some study (that I would pay for it necessary) that showed how people who don't carry, save strokes and have more energy. I would also team up with the USGA and try and get carts allowed in all tournaments. I mean the point of golf is to see who can get the ball into the hole fast enough, not to prove who can carry their bag around the course.
I don't honestly care what other people think about me, and I actually think it's nuts to carry your bag around if you don't have to. However, I find it interesting that I seem to be in the minority.
So if you hate push carts, can you explain why? Can you tell me why you believe I'm less of a golfer for using one? Perhaps I don't fully understand the reasons behind those who don't like push carts.
I'm not a push cart hater but I do see a lot of seniors or ladies struggling when they have to push their cart up a hill. The handlebars become eye level and it takes some muscle pushing the cart uphill. When I see this, I always suggest to them to turn it around and pull the cart up. It's a lot easier.