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I have been mulling over this 'challenge' over the last few weeks, with a view to trying it when the weather improves.

Obviously it requires some drastic minimalism - and maybe cant be done without making the golf painful/impossible.

Has anyone done it and can offer a few tips please?

 

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One guy I golf with attached his bag to his motorcycle and arrived without his driver head.   It was an expensive golf day.

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42 minutes ago, Double Mocha Man said:

If this guy can do this you can use a double strap and carry your golf clubs to the course.680286813_bikeonbike.thumb.jpg.a8285962bb04633d67d6bee3d9cffa6c.jpg

I've seen this around here a couple of times.

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2 minutes ago, dennyjones said:

I've seen this around here a couple of times.

It's a funny look.  I spotted this at a stoplight and snapped a photo.  I think it works about the same as carrying a spare tire.

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Taken my motorcycle many times, and ate it once rounding a corner, didn't realize how much my center of gravity changed so I set up to rest on the seat a bit and been fine ever since. Met my co-worker once at the course and he rode his e-bike and strapped it to the side in the back. 

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4 hours ago, iSank said:

Taken my motorcycle many times, and ate it once rounding a corner, didn't realize how much my center of gravity changed so I set up to rest on the seat a bit and been fine ever since. Met my co-worker once at the course and he rode his e-bike and strapped it to the side in the back. 

Did he take a pencil sized bag or no bag?

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8 hours ago, SupaPro7 said:

Did he take a pencil sized bag or no bag?

He had a running board around crank level that went along the back wheel, it sat on that and it was a regular walking bag. Its a pretty small town so he travelled 5 small blocks, I walk to the course.

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21 hours ago, SupaPro7 said:

I have been mulling over this 'challenge' over the last few weeks, with a view to trying it when the weather improves.

Obviously it requires some drastic minimalism - and maybe cant be done without making the golf painful/impossible.

Has anyone done it and can offer a few tips please?

 

I'm not sure if you mean a bicycle, with pedals, or a motorcycle. If it's a bike, I rode to the range all the time, used electric tape and hung 5 clubs off the frame. Could have folded up a sunday bag and either put it on the back rack or slung it on my back. It was like a 20 minute ride so I guess 3-4 miles?

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1 hour ago, nevets88 said:

I'm not sure if you mean a bicycle, with pedals, or a motorcycle. If it's a bike, I rode to the range all the time, used electric tape and hung 5 clubs off the frame. Could have folded up a sunday bag and either put it on the back rack or slung it on my back. It was like a 20 minute ride so I guess 3-4 miles?

Sorry, just realised it wasn't that clear ..I meant a bicycle.

Didn't think of the bag slung across the back.

Did you go tight against the top frame (cross bar) with the tape?

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I know many kids who ride scooters to the course with shoulder bags slung across.  From a physical perspective I guess it depends how fit you are and how far you need to cycle.  A motorbike/scooter shouldn't take much of a toll if you regularly carry your bag.  If not, it might get painful with the weight and COG

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2 hours ago, SupaPro7 said:

Sorry, just realised it wasn't that clear ..I meant a bicycle.

Didn't think of the bag slung across the back.

Did you go tight against the top frame (cross bar) with the tape?

You can wrap the electric tape tightly but the bumps if your roads are not great will eventually knock it looser. And this method is hell on the shafts (mine got scratched up) if you're concerned about looks. I guess you could wrap the shafts in something before using the tape.

Most people I saw on bicycles used something like this:

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20 hours ago, nevets88 said:

You can wrap the electric tape tightly but the bumps if your roads are not great will eventually knock it looser. And this method is hell on the shafts (mine got scratched up) if you're concerned about looks. I guess you could wrap the shafts in something before using the tape.

Most people I saw on bicycles used something like this:

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That looks totally do-able for me, I might even knock-up my own carry case on the sewing machine too. Very helpful , thanks

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Get a kiddie pull cart for your clubs. As an added benefit you are all set for having (more?) kids.

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6 hours ago, KMP said:

Get a kiddie pull cart for your clubs. As an added benefit you are all set for having (more?) kids.

That's actually a clever solution. 

Never have cycled to the course, and never plan to. But a course I worked at was part of a large park system. Had a couple semi-regulars who rode their bikes to the course. But they only ever played the par 3 course and kept it very minimalist. Never checked out their setup or how they did it though.

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