I walk about 90% of the time. Some of the new courses make it very hard and I get a cart for those. I prefer to carry my bag. Pulling a cart seems more trouble than it is worth.
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The heavy rental pull carts are to blame. My personal folding pull cart is way lighter and more maneuverable.
One of the reasons that I golfed where I did last summer was that it was a very walkable course. I really prefer to walk and when I do I like to carry. There have been times though that I'll use one of the club's three wheel "push carts". I find those very nice versus a pull cart - probably due to the stability that the 3 wheels give. When it is wet or when it is very hot are too great times to use a cart versus carrying. Unfortunately a lot of the other courses that I play require a motorized cart.
Without a doubt. I see guys out there with their nice carts getting around fairly well. I can't justify the expense because more often than not I'm out before or after work so time is the issue. I walk on weekends if I can pair up with walkers but if not I catch a ride. Home course doesn't charge per rider so I can split fees or buy a few beers.
I carry 95% of the time. I usually only use my push cart if it's going to rain (umbrella holder). I find carrying much less work than pushing or pulling; it's less effort to simply walk with something on my back rather than actively pushing or pulling something. I know on really hilly courses I will always carry regardless of weather.
I am getting a bit older myself so most of the time on my home course I only walk 9 in the am. Many times I walk the other 9 in the pm.
After my nap of course. I also know pretty much what clubs I can leave at home on this course. My best score on the course was shot when I only carried my 7 Iron an putter a sweet 84