Yea, the only reason I don’t do it is because it’s not socially accepted, not because it can damage the greens or anything.
Don’t people realize mowers have wheels and weigh a whole lot more than push carts?
I agree. PSI is less than that exerted by a shoe. And possibly less than the broad tires of a power cart. I explained it to them in terms of etiquette and decorum. It's a bad look. And they did have to turn their carts on the green to avoid the sand trap they didn't see on the far side of the green.
I’m told this is common practice in some other countries. Australia, I think?
The force on the ground from a bag and pushcart distributed over the wheels is significantly less than what the average person exerts from simply walking so I don’t get what the big deal is.
Celebration has nothing to do with it. If that was the case then booster would exploit that till the NCAA stopped it.
The biggest DUH! in the article is that the players who accepted it are leaving. So it is obvious they would see no punishment. They are not part of the NCAA anymore.
If a freshman or sophomore took money, I would think they would get a couple game suspension.