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post #55 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've never seen bottles for carry.  I think that might just be on courses with sandy soil types where a divot disintegrates.  Here any divots are beaver pelts you just pick up and put back in place.  I rarely even see bottles on carts up here.  When I head down south though every single cart has a couple bottles or a container with a scoop.

post #56 of 96
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Originally Posted by nevets88 View Post
 

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. 

 

I agree with you but at my course that is expected and generally the members take very good care of the course.

post #57 of 96
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Originally Posted by Foursum Golf View Post
 

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.


Same thing at my club. I've actually never seen sand/seed available for walkers at any course I've ever played. I just replace my divots the traditional way.

post #58 of 96
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Same thing at my club. I've actually never seen sand/seed available for walkers at any course I've ever played. I just replace my divots the traditional way.

 

I wonder if that is something that is only available in Vancouver?

 

At my course they have these very nice wooden boxes that hold sand/seed at each tee box.

 

This is the same for a couple of other courses that I play at in the area. 

 

I know there is a debate as to which is best for the course and a speedy recovery ..... replace divot or fill with seed.

 

Our head pro tells us to fill with seed and to turn the divot so the soil side is facing up. This allows the mowers to mulch down the divot at the next mowing.

post #59 of 96

I have always used a cart when I'm on the course because my dad has a bad back and doesn't like to walk the entire course. I enjoy walking the course as well as I feel I am embracing the natural aspect of the course. Obviously the cart speeds everything up, but walking allows you to enjoy the course and "smell the roses". I wanted to see what the general consensus was on this topic...cart or walk?

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post #61 of 96

Well put my friend.

post #62 of 96

I walked 18 and carried my clubs once in 90 degree heat with probably 80% humidity.  Then I went home and slept for 30 hours straight.  I haven't walked a round since.

post #63 of 96

I'll walk if I have the time. Most times I have to finish as quickly as possible to avoid as much wrath as I can so I ride. It doesn't save a lot of time but 15-20 minutes earlier coming in the door can mean a lot depending on the mood :-P I've walked several times where it was so hot I had to stop and sit down to keep from passing out when I couldn't afford the extra money on a cart but still wanted to golf.

post #64 of 96

Might have mentioned this before but..I will walk if I am only playing 9 or 18.  If I am playing twilight it is only $10 more for a cart for me.  I can many times almost double the amount of holes I can get in with a cart vs. walking.

post #65 of 96
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Originally Posted by Strandly View Post
 

I walked 18 and carried my clubs once in 90 degree heat with probably 80% humidity.  Then I went home and slept for 30 hours straight.  I haven't walked a round since.

 

Wait, how is this unpleasant?

 

On topic. I walk when it costs an extra $14, because I'm cheap and it gives me exercise. I did find myself out of breath getting to my tee shots a few times, yesterday. I guess I need to get used to taking my time, and not be so anxious. Might even save me some strokes (ambiguity intended).

post #66 of 96
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Originally Posted by Lihu View Post
 

 

Wait, how is this unpleasant?

 

On topic. I walk when it costs an extra $14, because I'm cheap and it gives me exercise. I did find myself out of breath getting to my tee shots a few times, yesterday. I guess I need to get used to taking my time, and not be so anxious. Might even save me some strokes (ambiguity intended).

Wait, it cost more for you to walk than ride?

post #67 of 96

The weather isn't unpleasant, taking a day and a half to recover from the massive energy drain it causes is what's no bueno.

 

I really should walk more though, I'm sure the extra exercise would be good.

post #68 of 96
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Originally Posted by Jeremie Boop View Post
 

Wait, it cost more for you to walk than ride?


I probably should have re-worded that, it costs an additional $14 for the cart. There is one place where it's only $21 super twilight with cart.

 

 

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Originally Posted by Strandly View Post
 

The weather isn't unpleasant, taking a day and a half to recover from the massive energy drain it causes is what's no bueno.

 

I really should walk more though, I'm sure the extra exercise would be good.

 

You will gain some health back by walking. Start off with 9 holes, then work your way up to 18.

post #69 of 96

I prefer to walk and course designs that support walking ... however, living on the surface of the sun during the summer with temp 105+ its not healthy.

 

But I will walk every chance I get ,,, I like walking up to my shot and already planning it  

post #70 of 96
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I prefer to walk and course designs that support walking ... however, living on the surface of the sun during the summer with temp 105+ its not healthy.

 

But I will walk every chance I get ,,, I like walking up to my shot and already planning it  

 

I thought you were exaggerating, until I saw your location. Yes, it gets pretty hot in AZ. Pretty hot here too in So. Cal., but nothing compared to what you guys get.

post #71 of 96
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Originally Posted by Lihu View Post
 

 

I probably should have re-worded that, it costs an additional $14 for the cart. There is one place where it's only $21 super twilight with cart.

 

 

We have a pretty nice course here that has all you can golf after 2 pm on weekends for 25 with a cart. I like to try to take advantage of that as much as I can.

post #72 of 96
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I prefer to walk and course designs that support walking ... however, living on the surface of the sun during the summer with temp 105+ its not healthy.

 

But I will walk every chance I get ,,, I like walking up to my shot and already planning it  

 

I thought you were exaggerating, until I saw your location. Yes, it gets pretty hot in AZ. Pretty hot here too in So. Cal., but nothing compared to what you guys get.

 

Denver also tops 100 in July/August, with thin air as well.  I used to be a confirmed walker, now I'm a rider.  It works both ways.

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