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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
      70
    • 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
      53
    • 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
      38
    • Score worse when I walk
      5
    • No difference in score when I walk
      56


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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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?

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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.

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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

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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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Quote:

Originally Posted by isukgolf

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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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.

I actually tone it down a few degree's ... I play even on those 115 days after work.

It seems like less and less courses are designed to be walked ... long stretches between holes.  That's why I am a big fan of older style courses.

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Yeah the heat and humidity is very tame here so there's little reason to not walk.  It would probably improve my game too since bad shots would punish me with even more walking.  Ha

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"Golf is a nice long walk spoiled."

Actually, the quote by Mark Twain did not contain the word "long" (He wrote "Golf is a good walk spoiled"), but more pertinent, that statement was made before the invention of the automobile.  He didn't have the option. :smartass:

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Insert Debbie Downer sound byte...wuuummmp ....wuuuuuhhh

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