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Do You Prefer to Walk or Ride?

Do you prefer to walk or ride? (on a walk-able course)  

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  1. 1. If you're playing 9 holes, do you prefer to walk or ride?

    • Walk
      74
    • Ride
      13
    • Either is fine, depends on my mood, playing partners, or some other reason
      16
  2. 2. If you're playing 18 holes, do you prefer to walk or ride?

    • Walk
      57
    • Ride
      34
    • Either is fine, depends on my mood, playing partners, or some other reason
      12
  3. 3. If/when you walk, do you feel that you score better, worse, or no difference?

    • Score better when I walk
      40
    • Score worse when I walk
      5
    • No difference in score when I walk
      58


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Push cart mafia for life. Seriously no reason to carry unless the course is abnormally hilly (even then I still push) or you want the extra workout, especially with picking it up and putting it down with each shot. 

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We might consider merging this brand new thread with this other not-very-old thread

That said, I use a motorized trolley, I neither carry nor push (or pull), yet I still get my 7 miles or so of walking in.

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The layout of my home course - long stretches between greens and tees - makes walking slower than riding. So I ride when playing in a group. I much prefer walking, however, so I sometimes check with the Clubhouse and can usually find a tee time that allows me to walk without causing delays to other players. I find that my solo walking pace about matches that of the typical riding foursome. In the summer I use a push cart so that I can haul plenty of water, towels, etc Otherwise, a Sunday bag does the trick.

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I walk with a pull cart....I do like to carry my bag and I use to ........but I'm getting older and carrying 3 bottles of water also adds to the weight....when I was young my dad said "REAL" golfers carry their bags....only POSERS pull a golf cart....OLD SCHOOL baby!

I HATE riding in a golf cart...I rarely cart unless it's a cart mandatory course or a corporate/charity event......luckily.....it doesn't get hot enough here for me to warrant riding in a golf cart.......even though I wear a plastic ankle/foot orthotic and have some paralysis in my right leg....all from a skiing accident 33 years ago.

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Nothing beats walking for exercise. I will walk with a push or pull cart as long as I can. I find the course much more enjoyable that way. Years ago, a couple of my partners played Pebble Beach. They took a cart; I walked. I got to see and experience the course down the middle, and they took the cart paths, which are way outside the holes for the most part. I think my Pebble Beach "experience" was much better then theirs! 

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It’s going to be another 95 degree day with over 90% humidity so taking cart for sure.
 Happy 4th. 

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We all walk in Ireland, it is never too hot, quite the opposite really. I use a push cart, I like the extra calorie burn, I’m trying to get lean at the moment and two rounds a week burns an extra 2-3000 calories so it has added benefits

 

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3 hours ago, Nail said:

We all walk in Ireland, it is never too hot, quite the opposite really. I use a push cart, I like the extra calorie burn, I’m trying to get lean at the moment and two rounds a week burns an extra 2-3000 calories so it has added benefits

 

I was gonna call BS on those figures for calories burned but I looked it up, I'm honestly very surprised it burns that many calories.

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On 7/5/2020 at 4:18 PM, colin007 said:

I was gonna call BS on those figures for calories burned but I looked it up, I'm honestly very surprised it burns that many calories.

Ya it's quite surprising considering how easy it feels to play a round but ya, its a 6 mile walk at least with hills etc and with all the added swinging and pushing a cart for 3-4 hours it all adds up to a decent calorie burn. 

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Now a days, I always carry.  I was switching off between carry and using a push cart (about 70-30 split).  But with gyms being closed, I've been walking and carrying.  I like the extra workout even if it is only a small difference.

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