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post #1 of 10
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I usually play 3-4x per week, and want to start walking. My issue is this, I don't belong to a club, and usually book my tee times using the GolfNow hot deals which include cart fees.  In my area, the "hot deals" are typically anywhere from $10-25 to play decent courses in the area if you are somewhat flexible with tee time.  Was thinking of getting a push cart and walking some rounds for 2013, but hard to justify $200 for a push cart (as opposed to other golf equipment I want) when I'm averaging about $15-20 to ride. Any thoughts around walking versus riding?  (I realize there are several threads around walking / push carts but see many responses from recent months).  Thanks!

post #2 of 10

You do not have to spend $200 on a push cart.  You can find them on craiglists/ebay ranging anywhere from $20+ and sometimes I see them for $10.  It may not be anything super fancy but it will allow you to push your clubs if that is what you wish to do.

 

 

Here is a push cart on amazon for $19.99

 

http://www.amazon.com/CaddyTek-SuperLite-Golf-Model-CaddyLite/dp/B00A6LSASW/ref=sr_1_6?s=golf&ie=UTF8&qid=1352911204&sr=1-6

post #3 of 10

If the course is full I prefer to walk because at least the pace of play won't seem so bad because I have to walk to my ball.  If I'm trying to get 36 in under 5 hours then it'll be the cart. 

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Originally Posted by SloverUT View Post

You do not have to spend $200 on a push cart.  You can find them on craiglists/ebay ranging anywhere from $20+ and sometimes I see them for $10.  It may not be anything super fancy but it will allow you to push your clubs if that is what you wish to do.

 

 

Here is a push cart on amazon for $19.99

 

http://www.amazon.com/CaddyTek-SuperLite-Golf-Model-CaddyLite/dp/B00A6LSASW/ref=sr_1_6?s=golf&ie=UTF8&qid=1352911204&sr=1-6

im 24 and debating whether or not to use a push cart instead of riding to get a little bit more exercise??? thoughts!

post #5 of 10

It really is a personal choice.  I prefer to walk because I enjoy the exercise and feel like I concentrate better when I walk.  But some people enjoy riding.  I say walk the course a time or two and see how it goes.  If you enjoy it you'll be getting a decent work out while playing golf at the same time.

post #6 of 10
$10-$25 for a decent course is a pretty good rate. For that rate, I wouldn't feel at all bad walking just because the cart was "included " in the rate. As others have said, you can find a decent push cart for a lot less than $200. If the course rents push carts, they may even be willing to give you a push cart instead of a riding cart for that rate.....
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$10-$25 for a decent course is a pretty good rate. For that rate, I wouldn't feel at all bad walking just because the cart was "included " in the rate. As others have said, you can find a decent push cart for a lot less than $200. If the course rents push carts, they may even be willing to give you a push cart instead of a riding cart for that rate.....

This. For rates that cheap, I would walk anyway. Just recently bought a clicgear and it was well worth the $200. Since getting it in June, I have played 36 holes a day, numerous 27 and even 5 days in a row last weekend without feeling too fatigued. At 44 and after carrying and walking the last few years, it makes a big differences in the way I feel at the end of a round.

I'm not a big fan of riding and think they slow things down when not used properly.
post #8 of 10

When I book on golfnow I ride.  I prefer walking most of the time but a cart is nice sometimes too.   

 

My suggestion would be to do whatever you feel like doing that day. 

post #9 of 10

My wife bought my a Clicgear last father's day and I've walked ever since. At least for me I think it helps keeps my lower back from stifffening up during a round.

post #10 of 10
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Originally Posted by SloverUT View Post

It really is a personal choice.  I prefer to walk because I enjoy the exercise and feel like I concentrate better when I walk.  But some people enjoy riding.  I say walk the course a time or two and see how it goes.  If you enjoy it you'll be getting a decent work out while playing golf at the same time.

I agree with this. I walk 6 rounds a week and just as sure as I play with friends and use a cart I can add 5-10 strokes to the card. I focus when I walk. Plus it burn 1500 calories. 

 

I recommend a carry bag. I use a light taylormade bag and just carry it like a back pack. No expensive gear to buy. 

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