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post #37 of 96
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We got some push carts at our club last season and I took one for a spin one day. I found that it is far more difficult to use than just carrying the bag. You have to traverse around the greens and greenside bunker complexes to get to the other side, as opposed to walking straight across the green when carrying. And it was real work going up hills. I never did it again. Using a good carry bag is way easier, IMO.

 

I agree with you regarding having to walk a lot more distance when pushing a cart. I usually push when there is a risk of rain because 1) my bag gets heavy carrying my extra rain gear and 2) I like having the umbrella attached to the cart. My course is quite hilly also and I still can't decide if it is easier pushing or carrying.

 

In the summer I definitely carry my bag.

 

 

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My answer would be to use common sense. There are areas on the course where I work that even a push cart makes ruts if it's really wet. Another thing I see fairly often are visible push cart tire impressions on the fringes of some of the greens when it's really wet. Those people should be more aware of what they are doing and keep the push carts away from the greens.

 

At our course (and I think at most courses) we are encouraged to never push a cart between the bunkers and the green. Sometimes that makes for a long walk around the bunkers.

post #38 of 96

I like to walk (haha) that's also cause I have to for school and tournaments... but don't ever feel the need to ride I like to enjoy the course and I have walked a lot of long courses. But being out on a long course and walking it for a 5 hour round is not that bad when your out there having fun. But if my dad wants to play a quick nine holes before dusk we sometimes take a cart to play in under an hour and a half, all in all walking is good for you and I see it being more enjoyable.

post #39 of 96
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My answer would be to use common sense. There are areas on the course where I work that even a push cart makes ruts if it's really wet. Another thing I see fairly often are visible push cart tire impressions on the fringes of some of the greens when it's really wet. Those people should be more aware of what they are doing and keep the push carts away from the greens.

I would never take a cart of any kind near the green, that should be a no brainer for anyone who plays golf. I was more so wondering about the middle of the fairways and the spirit of how the 90 degree rule applys. I'm def the last person to worry about in terms of taking care of the course.

I was reading in some other posts about walkers who do not even carry divot mix with them...that's crazy. It's like, since you are walking you are immune from having to fill your divots? Lol
post #40 of 96
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I was reading in some other posts about walkers who do not even carry divot mix with them...that's crazy. It's like, since you are walking you are immune from having to fill your divots? Lol

yeah always wondered that haha

post #41 of 96
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My answer would be to use common sense. There are areas on the course where I work that even a push cart makes ruts if it's really wet. Another thing I see fairly often are visible push cart tire impressions on the fringes of some of the greens when it's really wet. Those people should be more aware of what they are doing and keep the push carts away from the greens.

I would never take a cart of any kind near the green, that should be a no brainer for anyone who plays golf. I was more so wondering about the middle of the fairways and the spirit of how the 90 degree rule applys. I'm def the last person to worry about in terms of taking care of the course.

I was reading in some other posts about walkers who do not even carry divot mix with them...that's crazy. It's like, since you are walking you are immune from having to fill your divots? Lol

 

I've never seen a walker who carries his bag take a sand bottle with him.  That's a very significant weight addition to carry.  Granted that it's supposed to get lighter as the round progresses, it's still an unnecessary extra load.  In that case they should be doing it the old fashioned way by replacing divots as bet they can.  

 

I don't remember ever seeing a course even offer to supply sand back in the 80's.  It's a relatively new addition to the game, and really is aimed at the proliferation of riders who can carry a couple bottles or a scoop bin on the cart without affecting their game.  I know that when I play with a walker, they will often use the sand mix on my cart to repair divots.  I'm okay with that.  

 

On my home course my cart partner and I will sometimes empty our bottles on the front nine.  We fill divots while waiting for the green to clear.  Then we swap out the empties for full bottles for the back nine.

post #42 of 96
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@fourputt

I hear what you are saying but all I know is...on my home course...weather walking or riding, if you do not fill your divots, a member will absolutely call you on it and most likely embarass you in front of the group. If you play at a course where people are not as uptight, thats great (no sarcasm). But where I play most of my rounds, the long time members take a lot of pride in the course which I think is awesome and a big part of the reason I love to play there.
post #43 of 96
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@fourputt

I hear what you are saying but all I know is...on my home course...weather walking or riding, if you do not fill your divots, a member will absolutely call you on it and most likely embarass you in front of the group. If you play at a course where people are not as uptight, thats great (no sarcasm). But where I play most of my rounds, the long time members take a lot of pride in the course which I think is awesome and a big part of the reason I love to play there.

 

As you should have grasped from my post, I have the same respect for my home course, even though it's not a private club.  Most rounds two of us will go through 4 bottles of sand/seed mix by filling all of the divots around us during any waits.

post #44 of 96

I walk 99% of the times. I've heard it's good for your health?

post #45 of 96
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As you should have grasped from my post, I have the same respect for my home course, even though it's not a private club.  Most rounds two of us will go through 4 bottles of sand/seed mix by filling all of the divots around us during any waits.

Im sure you do...I was more show trying to say that someone who walks should be carrying it with them and using it. If, like in your case, a walker is paired with a rider and they can just grab off of their cart then thats great. But if you are walking and in a group of other walkers or playing alone, I would think its best to carry it even if it makes for extra luggage. 

post #46 of 96
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Im sure you do...I was more show trying to say that someone who walks should be carrying it with them and using it. If, like in your case, a walker is paired with a rider and they can just grab off of their cart then thats great. But if you are walking and in a group of other walkers or playing alone, I would think its best to carry it even if it makes for extra luggage. 

 

Not all courses use sand/seed mix. I have never seen one in Finland, although I have not seen all...

 

I think I saw somewhere a study about usefulness (or lack of) of mix.

post #47 of 96
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Not all courses use sand/seed mix. I have never seen one in Finland, although I have not seen all...

 

I think I saw somewhere a study about usefulness (or lack of) of mix.

That is interesting....and to be completely honest, I am not well versed on exactly how the mix "works". I just know the proper way to fill divots and have always done it, wherever I may end up playing. 

post #48 of 96
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I would never take a cart of any kind near the green, that should be a no brainer for anyone who plays golf. I was more so wondering about the middle of the fairways and the spirit of how the 90 degree rule applys. I'm def the last person to worry about in terms of taking care of the course.

I was reading in some other posts about walkers who do not even carry divot mix with them...that's crazy. It's like, since you are walking you are immune from having to fill your divots? Lol

 

At my course it is not only the riding golf carts (as in motorized ones) that are prohibited from driving between the green and bunkers but all carts including the push carts.

 

I am referring to push carts. These are prohibited from being pushed between the green and the bunkers.

post #49 of 96
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Originally Posted by blablabla1 View Post
 

I walk 99% of the times. I've heard it's good for your health?

 

You heard correctly.

post #50 of 96
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Originally Posted by Fourputt View Post
 

 

I've never seen a walker who carries his bag take a sand bottle with him.  That's a very significant weight addition to carry.  Granted that it's supposed to get lighter as the round progresses, it's still an unnecessary extra load.  In that case they should be doing it the old fashioned way by replacing divots as bet they can.  

 

I don't remember ever seeing a course even offer to supply sand back in the 80's.  It's a relatively new addition to the game, and really is aimed at the proliferation of riders who can carry a couple bottles or a scoop bin on the cart without affecting their game.  I know that when I play with a walker, they will often use the sand mix on my cart to repair divots.  I'm okay with that.  

 

On my home course my cart partner and I will sometimes empty our bottles on the front nine.  We fill divots while waiting for the green to clear.  Then we swap out the empties for full bottles for the back nine.

 

The vast majority of walkers at my course carry sand with them.

 

Our sand bottles have a "hook" on them that allow them to hang off the golf bags.

 

There is a sand filling box at the tee box of every hole.

 

When I walk I fill my bottle to about 1/2 and replenish at every hole.

 

There is some added weight but not much. The six pack of beers weigh more !
 

post #51 of 96

My course doesn't have sand/seed mix available for walkers to carry. It's on the tee decks of par threes, but that's about it. We are all expected to replace our divots after our shots.

post #52 of 96
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My course doesn't have sand/seed mix available for walkers to carry. It's on the tee decks of par threes, but that's about it. We are all expected to replace our divots after our shots.

I hear ya on replacing divots but...for me personally...I am in NC and during the winter the divot usually breaks into a bunch of pieces, pretty much impossible to replace. Not sure if this has to do with weather or just the type of grass on the course. Regardless, its all brown / light brown now in the winter ;)

post #53 of 96

Before getting people to fill their divots with a bottle of seed they carry around when walking, I'd like to get people to repair their ball marks, rake the traps, heck not litter on the course first. 

post #54 of 96
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Before getting people to fill their divots with a bottle of seed they carry around when walking, I'd like to get people to repair their ball marks, rake the traps, heck not litter on the course first. 

Im 100% with ya. Only talking "filling divots" since that is something walkers could potentially have an excuse for not doing (albeit not a reasonable one). It's crazy when I see someone hit a sky high wedge onto a soft green, leave a huge ball mark and just walk right by it when they get to the green...ignoring the monstrosity they just created lol.  

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