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Walked my first round of the year and first round with my new golf bag. It was a nice day walked a 4 hour pace kept up with the group ahead of me without feeling like I was rushing anyone and I wasn't sitting around waiting to hit the ball. I enjoyed it very much so and am glad I I got the sun mountain 4.5 it was a nice bag to carry.

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I only walk, really - preferably at day break. I can’t find any rhythm in a cart.  
 

im also just north of 40, and I suspect a push cart is in my future.  

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In FL there are just so many barriers to walking it really bothers me.  Most courses when I reach out do not let you walk till after a certain point in the afternoon.  On top of that, when they do let me walk, I often get charged the same rate as if I took a cart. 

One course my dad was a member at, decided to ban push carts.  Which at the time,  only him and 1 other member walked with a push cart.  This happened maybe 10 years ago, not sure if they still have that ban but he is no longer a member there.  

 

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Dedicated walker here. I'll ride if a course is carts-only ... but I'm also a lot less likely to play that course. I'd rather play some old muni where I can walk than some fancy resort course where I have to ride, honestly. 

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With my oldest home from college and playing golf again, I found myself without a pushcart.  I wound up picking up a Rovic with the 1st gen Alphard eWheels.  I'll never push a cart again.  @chisag and @DaveP043 are spot on with this.  I'm 49, and I don't care what kinds of looks I get.  You're in such a better posture, especially when walking up hills.  It's so much easier on my back.  The newest eWheels looks even better.

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What's in the bag:
Driver - :cobra-small: F8 - Aldila NV Blue 60 ( S )
3 Wood (16*) - :cobra-small: F8 - Aldila NV Blue 60 ( S )
2 Iron - :mizuno-small: FliHi (18*) - Recoil 760 ( S )
4i - GW - :wilson_staff_small: D7 Forged - Recoil 760 ( S )
SW - LW - :cobra-small: F8 - N.S. Pro Modus3 Tour105 ( S )
Putter - :ping-small: Craz-e
Bag - :1590477705_SunMountain: 2.5 (Black)
Ball -  :srixon-small: Z-Star XV
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Walking ahead of my BagBoy QuadXL w Alphard eWheels
Driver: Callaway Mavrik SubZero 9* Neutral w stock Evenflow Riptide R flex shaft
3W  Titelist TS2 15* Draw w Tensei Blue R flex
3H, 4H Cobra One Length F9 Speedback hybrids (1”short) w Fujikura Atmos R flex shaft
5I-GW Cobra Forged TEC Black One Length (1”short, 2* flat) KBS 90 R flex shafts
56, 60 Cobra King MIM One Length Black (1” short) KBS HiRev2.0 125 S flex shafts
ER7  or Scotty Futura X - 35”

OnCore Elixr (lemon or lime)

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Rule breaker...

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Walking ahead of my BagBoy QuadXL w Alphard eWheels
Driver: Callaway Mavrik SubZero 9* Neutral w stock Evenflow Riptide R flex shaft
3W  Titelist TS2 15* Draw w Tensei Blue R flex
3H, 4H Cobra One Length F9 Speedback hybrids (1”short) w Fujikura Atmos R flex shaft
5I-GW Cobra Forged TEC Black One Length (1”short, 2* flat) KBS 90 R flex shafts
56, 60 Cobra King MIM One Length Black (1” short) KBS HiRev2.0 125 S flex shafts
ER7  or Scotty Futura X - 35”

OnCore Elixr (lemon or lime)

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Driver; Ping G410 Plus

5 Wood; Cally Steelhead 

5 Hybrid; Cally Steelhead

Irons; Ping G410 5-SW & Mizno 919 Hot Metal 5-SW

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On 7/13/2020 at 10:12 PM, HardcoreLooper said:

With my oldest home from college and playing golf again, I found myself without a pushcart.  I wound up picking up a Rovic with the 1st gen Alphard eWheels.  I'll never push a cart again.  @chisag and @DaveP043 are spot on with this.  I'm 49, and I don't care what kinds of looks I get.  You're in such a better posture, especially when walking up hills.  It's so much easier on my back.  The newest eWheels looks even better.

 

... So a guy I am paired up with riding in a cart says "If I were in good shape I would walk the course with a remote cart too". I could not help myself and said "well, you have it backwards. I am in good shape because I walk." If you play 4-6 times a week and walk every one of them, you can't help but be in better shape. And sleep better too! 

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Driver:   Cobra Speedzone Xtreme 9* ... Atmos TS Blue 6s
Fw wood: Cobra Speedzone 14.5* ... Atmos TS Blue 7s
Utility:   TaylorMade UDi 18*  ... HZRDUS Black 6.0 85 hy
Irons:    4-Gw Titleist T100-S ... Kuro Kage 105 Tini s-flex
              4-pw TaylorMade P760 ... Recoil Prototype 95 r-flex
Wedges:  SM6 52* F Grind /SM7D & SM8M 58* ... Recoil 110s
Putter:  Newport 2.5 at 33"
Ball:  TaylorMade TP5x

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15 minutes ago, chisag said:

 

... So a guy I am paired up with riding in a cart says "If I were in good shape I would walk the course with a remote cart too". I could not help myself and said "well, you have it backwards. I am in good shape because I walk." If you play 4-6 times a week and walk every one of them, you can't help but be in better shape. And sleep better too! 

So true. Walking has several benefits. I love the good sleep as well!

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34 minutes ago, chisag said:

 

... So a guy I am paired up with riding in a cart says "If I were in good shape I would walk the course with a remote cart too". I could not help myself and said "well, you have it backwards. I am in good shape because I walk." If you play 4-6 times a week and walk every one of them, you can't help but be in better shape. And sleep better too! 

I'm in mediocre-at-best shape and I walk a couple times a week.

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What's in the bag:
Driver - :cobra-small: F8 - Aldila NV Blue 60 ( S )
3 Wood (16*) - :cobra-small: F8 - Aldila NV Blue 60 ( S )
2 Iron - :mizuno-small: FliHi (18*) - Recoil 760 ( S )
4i - GW - :wilson_staff_small: D7 Forged - Recoil 760 ( S )
SW - LW - :cobra-small: F8 - N.S. Pro Modus3 Tour105 ( S )
Putter - :ping-small: Craz-e
Bag - :1590477705_SunMountain: 2.5 (Black)
Ball -  :srixon-small: Z-Star XV
Instagram - @hardcorelooper
Twitter - @meovino
Facebook - mike.eovino
 

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I would love to walk when I play - but for me it's time constraints.  I can hit the course near my house after work, play 18 (riding), then go home and still have enough daylight to mow grass, get some work done in the shop, house etc. Just the other day I played 18 in less than 3 hours. Went home mowed the front yard and did some more yard work (we have 4 mainly wooded acres so lots of work to keep it up).

I just started playing after a 15+ year hiatus. Back when I started playing I would walk with the old guys at my course (usually teeing off in the first or second group off), then walk another 18 after. I always shot my best scores that 2nd trip. I always figured it was because I was bit tired and didn't try to over swing, but man I learned a lot walking / talking / playing with that early morning group, and not just about golf.

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3W : :ping-small: G 14.5º - Tour 80 stiff

Hybrid: :ping-small: G25 20º - TFC-189H stiff

Irons: :ping-small: 4-UW G30 Green Dot

Wedges: :ping-small: LW G30 Black Dot

Putter: :odyssey-small: Dual Force Rossie II

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I also feel like I play better when I walk. I think I just get in more of a groove walking. I like to carry my bag, but I also use a clicgear from time to time, it just depends on how sloping the course is. If the course has lots of hills, I will elect to carry. I love to walk because I get to see more of the intentional design of the course, but I also like to walk if there are people in front of me. I play pretty fast, especially in a cart, so walking gives me the chance to slow down and go at my own pace if I need to, so I'm not waiting 5 minutes behind the ball. 

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3 wood- Cobra Speedzone tour

Driving Iron- Taylormade P790 2 iron

Irons- Callaway x forged irons

Wedges- Taylormade Milled Grind (50,54,58)

Putter- Scotty Cameron select newport 2

Ball- Bridgestone Tour BXS

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I walk after work, when it cools down

I have been riding lately because of the heat

I specifically bought my golf bag (PING Hoofer) so I can walk

I do enjoy walking but on the weekends the course gets crowded and I always ride

 

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5 wood: PING G400

Hybrid: PING G400 22*

Irons: PING G 400 5-UW

Wedges: Cleveland CBX 54*/ Cleveland CBX Full Face 58*

Putter: PING Sigma G Kushin 34'

Ball: Sirxon XV

Bag: Ping Hoofer 4

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On ‎7‎/‎13‎/‎2020 at 10:34 AM, bvmagic said:

In FL there are just so many barriers to walking it really bothers me.  Most courses when I reach out do not let you walk till after a certain point in the afternoon.  On top of that, when they do let me walk, I often get charged the same rate as if I took a cart. 

One course my dad was a member at, decided to ban push carts.  Which at the time,  only him and 1 other member walked with a push cart.  This happened maybe 10 years ago, not sure if they still have that ban but he is no longer a member there.  

 

Wow, where in Florida?  Both private clubs that I play at are dirt cheap when you walk and there are not restrictions other than the normal restriction that you must maintain pace of play - I've never had an issue with that at either course walking or riding.  The local muni allows walking at any time as well and it is cheaper to walk there too. 

 

It's just too hot this time of year - I will walk the local par 3 course in the summer but there's no way I'm doing 18 on a regular course in 105 plus heat index weather. 

I just purchased a closeout bag boy 9.0 from Second Swing golf.  Exited to have that for when I start hoofing again in October. 

 

And @Chisag - you are correct of course, I was over generalizing - there are exceptions either way when it comes to walking or riding - I was thinking far more generally.  Most of us should be prepared to play our best golf either way and not use it as an excuse either way.

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Ping G410 5-9 wood

G30 6-PW -  Aerotech FT 500 shafts

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Hey guys looking for suggestions of shoes that all y'all walkers wear that are spiked. In need was doing okay in my DNA until last round when I was feeling it in my toes from the hills and they started to fall apart. Eccos are out as my spikeless killed my feet a few weeks ago.

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Hey guys looking for suggestions of shoes that all y'all walkers wear that are spiked. In need was doing okay in my DNA until last round when I was feeling it in my toes from the hills and they started to fall apart. Eccos are out as my spikeless killed my feet a few weeks ago.
I love my Sketchers GoGolf spikeless. Just did 18 this morning and my feet feel great. I've had multiple Footjoy styles and they are all great. Currently own a pair of Lites and SL.

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5 hours ago, Tsmithjr9 said:

I love my Sketchers GoGolf spikeless. Just did 18 this morning and my feet feel great. I've had multiple Footjoy styles and they are all great. Currently own a pair of Lites and SL.

Take Dead Aim
 

I'm a big guy and have lots of torque in my swing even when swinging softly I have not had good luck with spikeless I seem to slip too much and I feel that in the back and it kills my distance.

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I'm a big guy and have lots of torque in my swing even when swinging softly I have not had good luck with spikeless I seem to slip too much and I feel that in the back and it kills my distance.
I'm checking in at 5'11" 245 lbs, 108 swing speed. Not little but not a huge guy either. I've not noticed any slip when I play in spikeless

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6 hours ago, tommc23 said:

Hey guys looking for suggestions of shoes that all y'all walkers wear that are spiked. In need was doing okay in my DNA until last round when I was feeling it in my toes from the hills and they started to fall apart. Eccos are out as my spikeless killed my feet a few weeks ago.

Haven't tried them myself since my feet are on the wide side so I am in New Balance, but Nike seems to have a number of spiked shoes that have a running shoe look to them and are likely to be comfortable for walking. 

https://www.nike.com/w/mens-golf-shoes-23q9wznik1zy7ok

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:titelist-small: 816 H1 18° Fujikura Speeder HB 8.8 Stiff Flex

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:ping-small:  I500 5 - UW Red Dot Dynamic Gold S300

:cleveland-small: CG16 56°/12 Stock Traction Steel Wedge Flex

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