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While we're on the subject of walking, which I do a lot and even more so during the pandemic, I want to remind folks to consider taking a re-seed bottle along with you if the course offers them.  Most do on electric carts these days and I try to use them regularly.  Speaking with a course manager this summer about fairway divot repair, he told me that getting sand/soil/seed back quickly does help quite a bit.

About a month or so ago, I began opting to walk Mesa Del Sol even though the price includes a cart (I just prefer walking).  Those carts do have seed bottles.  Having just removed a healthy patch of turf (not my norm), I realized... no bottle.  Now I grab one and take it with me.  

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5 hours ago, fixyurdivot said:

While we're on the subject of walking, which I do a lot and even more so during the pandemic, I want to remind folks to consider taking a re-seed bottle along with you if the course offers them.  Most do on electric carts these days and I try to use them regularly.  Speaking with a course manager this summer about fairway divot repair, he told me that getting sand/soil/seed back quickly does help quite a bit.

About a month or so ago, I began opting to walk Mesa Del Sol even though the price includes a cart (I just prefer walking).  Those carts do have seed bottles.  Having just removed a healthy patch of turf (not my norm), I realized... no bottle.  Now I grab one and take it with me.  

Most courses have those big seed bottles. I was going to make my own but haven't got to it yet. I was going to use one of those Tupperware spaghetti containers and mount a clip on it. Should be the perfect size for walking and it already has a hole reducer for serving size, that should work well for the sand and seed distribution.

I just like making things golf related. I know there are some out there that you can purchase. There was a thread on this last year sometime looking for something more portable.

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2 hours ago, Tom the Golf Nut said:

Most courses have those big seed bottles. I was going to make my own but haven't got to it yet. I was going to use one of those Tupperware spaghetti containers and mount a clip on it. Should be the perfect size for walking and it already has a hole reducer for serving size, that should work well for the sand and seed distribution.

I just like making things golf related. I know there are some out there that you can purchase. There was a thread on this last year sometime looking for something more portable.

That's a great idea and would probably market pretty well. The ones on the carts I grab are really WAY too big - one roughly half or 1/3 that size would work.  

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36 minutes ago, fixyurdivot said:

That's a great idea and would probably market pretty well. The ones on the carts I grab are really WAY too big - one roughly half or 1/3 that size would work.  

Someone sells one. I have to find the original post.

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Kaddie Klip ($16.75) is one of them and Clicgear Sand Bottle ($21.99) is the other. 

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15 hours ago, fixyurdivot said:

While we're on the subject of walking, which I do a lot and even more so during the pandemic, I want to remind folks to consider taking a re-seed bottle along with you if the course offers them.  Most do on electric carts these days and I try to use them regularly.  Speaking with a course manager this summer about fairway divot repair, he told me that getting sand/soil/seed back quickly does help quite a bit.

About a month or so ago, I began opting to walk Mesa Del Sol even though the price includes a cart (I just prefer walking).  Those carts do have seed bottles.  Having just removed a healthy patch of turf (not my norm), I realized... no bottle.  Now I grab one and take it with me.  

Good idea. 

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Just started walking this last Fall and it has been really nice. Helps you see more of the course, stay in the game, and quality talking time with those I’m playing with. Normally you get about 30 seconds of talking before you get to the next hitting spot and it’s always disjointed conversation. I’m currently gearing up to try and walk all through the sweltering Las Vegas summers. Not sure if I’ll be able to handle that though…


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3 minutes ago, PeterHenric said:

Just started walking this last Fall and it has been really nice. Helps you see more of the course, stay in the game, and quality talking time with those I’m playing with. Normally you get about 30 seconds of talking before you get to the next hitting spot and it’s always disjointed conversation. I’m currently gearing up to try and walk all through the sweltering Las Vegas summers. Not sure if I’ll be able to handle that though…


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Welcome to the walking club! 

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Just walked Costa Mesa CC today! Great weather and relatively flat course. 

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I was a confirmed walker for decades. I really enjoyed it. However, father time finally caught up with me. I played football in my youth and my knees are not what they used to be. I started riding last summer during the hot weather and discovered I actually play and score better using a cart. I may try to go back to walking and carrying this Spring because I still feel guilty taking a cart. Our course offers pull (or push) trolleys but we have a lot of hills and valleys so the trolleys can be hard to manage. Also, we don't have access to caddies as we did years ago. To those of you who walk and carry, keep doing it as long as you can. I still believe that is how the game was meant to be played. 

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