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Just wondering if there any walkers left. I recently returned to the joys of walking the course. I had forgotten how much I enjoyed the idea of leaving the cart behind and playing in a much more rel

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I’ve started walking this season. I hadn’t since moving to Florida 14 years ago. I was tired at first but now it’s a piece of cake. I honestly forgot how much fun it was to walk. I may have to bac

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I don't have room in my trunk for a push cart, so I always rent one for $1 on my league nights. They are rickety old pull carts, but better than carrying - I've carried twice this summer and it sucked. It felt like I had bricks in the bag by the end.

Non of the local courses have that as an option.

I walked and carried all the time up until this year. Always used a double strap bag as that is a huge help in taking the strain off your shoulders. This year though I decided to get a push cart. Pain in my hip from an old hockey injury got to the point were it just makes sense to push a cart.

 

I actually bought the Sun Mountain Reflex cksurfdude listed above. Folds down really compact for storage and at the closeout price of $99 it's a great deal.

 

 

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I'd like to get one since it was a nice walk. Maybe if I join a club as a member I can store one there, but until then gonna have to either ride or get dual straps

 

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I love walking whenever I can. Seem to have a better sense of distance and even find my ball better when I am walking. It probably stems from my high school days... I had to walk all the time so I got used to it. It's also way easier on the old wallet.

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I am a member of a course in Indiana and the majority of the members walk.  It's really nice walking and makes me feel a little better when I'm done that I got significant exercise.  Always important to remember to take fluids and eat part way through.  Pros eat and snack through their rounds to keep their minds sharp.  I started packing PB and J sandwiches for my round to eat part way through.  I feel like it helps me to stay more focused.  

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I'm a walker! My whole Sunday morning group is. I'd say 70% of my golf league is as well.

 

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I really enjoyed walking the course--forty or so years ago.

 

I WISH that I still enjoyed walking a course at my age.

 

 

Waaaaaaaay too many knee surgeries and now my frigging back & hip needing attention.  I walk my dog and do elliptical at the gym however when it comes to golf, my membership includes riding so I hop my big arse in the cart. 

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Love to walk.  I play better.  Gives me more time to cool off after a bad shot and more time to enjoy the good ones.  But 2 cranky knees and a arthritic back have limited me to only walking 9 holes on a flat course.  Looking for a "Sunday" bag so I can carry 6-7 clubs like when i was a kid.  Makes you play more creatively and is a lot of fun.

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Being a caddie I can tell you it does amplify the experience of a round. I believe it feeds the possibility of a personal best situation. I also believe that frustrating days are handled better during a walking round as opposed to riding in a cart.

 

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I've recently returned to walking.  I used to enjoy walking and carrying my bag, but I got away from it over the last couple of summers.  My home club is pretty hilly, with long walks from a number of greens to the next tee, and I just wore myself out.  The thought of pushing a trolley up some of the steeper hills was too daunting for me to want to do that.  A month or so back I bought a motorized trolley, and its made walking a pleasure again.  

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I've recently returned to walking.  I used to enjoy walking and carrying my bag, but I got away from it over the last couple of summers.  My home club is pretty hilly, with long walks from a number of greens to the next tee, and I just wore myself out.  The thought of pushing a trolley up some of the steeper hills was too daunting for me to want to do that.  A month or so back I bought a motorized trolley, and its made walking a pleasure again.  

 

 

... Awesome Dave. I just can't imagine playing without a motorized cart. My wife is a fitness fanatic and was not interested in a motorized cart as she preferred the exercise gained by pushing her Sun Mountain 3 wheeler. But I gave her my MottoCaddy S1 when she gave me the remote controlled Navigator for Christmas last year and although she was skeptical, after a few rounds using it she admitted she was not as tired on the last few holes that are uphill and still gets the benefits of walking. 

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Everyone is walking now with the covid pandemic, but I am noticing a trend towards walking at some higher end resorts, like Bandon Dunes and Sand Valley. There are also a number of private clubs around Chicago that have very good caddie programs and require walking unless you are disabled.

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I walk whenever possible, with the help of my Clicgear.  That said, if I've never been to a course I'll ask the folks in the pro shop how walkable it is.  I'm not concerned with hills, but if it's a quarter mile to the next tee box I hate being the walker in a group with riders, and forcing those riders to wait on me to get my happy @ss to the tee..

I will say there is something to be said for playing better when walking versus riding, putting aside fatigue as a factor.  Dave Stockton is adamant that when golfers take a cart and pull up next to a green they lose the opportunity to appreciate the slopes and contours of a green that a walker observes.

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I've always enjoyed walking. I don't care for strapping my bag to my back and hoofing it around the course, but with a push cart I'd prefer to walk.

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1 hour ago, Getoffmylawn said:

I walk whenever possible, with the help of my Clicgear.  That said, if I've never been to a course I'll ask the folks in the pro shop how walkable it is.  I'm not concerned with hills, but if it's a quarter mile to the next tee box I hate being the walker in a group with riders, and forcing those riders to wait on me to get my happy @ss to the tee..

 

... I have a remote controlled cart and the first time I played Tierra Rejada in LA I told the guy in the clubhouse I was going to walk. He said "you don't wanna do that" but I said I really did. He said he would make me a deal and I should play the front 9 in a cart and if I would like to walk the back he will give me a free round and I was free to walk. So I took him up on the offer. LOL, I could have never walked that course! Up and down as well as around a couple of mountains with breath taking views but some holes straight up the mountain with long distance to tee boxes, virtually impossible to walk. 

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... I have a remote controlled cart and the first time I played Tierra Rejada in LA I told the guy in the clubhouse I was goin g to walk. He said I don't wanna do that but I said I really did. He said he would make me a deal and I should play the front 9 in a cart and if I would like to walk the back he will give me a free round and I was free to walk. So I took him up on the offer. LOL, I could have never walked that course! Up and down as well as around a couple of mountains with breath taking views but some holes straight up the mountain with long distance to tee boxes, virtually impossible to walk. 

I really will never understand why a course architect would design a course that a person in reasonable good health is physically incapable of walking.... that just makes no sense to me.

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I walk 95% of the time with a push cart, unless it's my first time on the course and I am unfamiliar with the layout.

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