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Been trying to force myself to walk more since Missouri doesn't have crazy long golf courses near St.Louis! Bought a Original Jones Bag to encourage myself to walk more as well! Can't wait till it gets here and am thinking of doing a review on it since I have one of the originals as well!

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In the spring and fall I dont mind walking but when temps look like this I much prefer to ride. When it gets this hot and humid there is no way to 'Stay Hydrated" you cna only drink so much water. Add on a 4 mile walk and it gets brutal

 

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Almost always.  I much prefer walking- and carrying my bag.  It helps me with my timing, focus and maintaining (forgive the pun, but it is the truth) a sense of being grounded in the game.  When I participate in tournaments where everyone is in a cart it is often disconcerting for me, rush to the next spot, then jump out and ....oh, wait, there is a group in front of us... and I don't like waiting.  Walking allows me to stay on pace with the group in front, but not waiting on every shot, especially if they are in carts.

 

When on vacation, or visiting a track for the first time I may ride, but when I am with my group on the weekend, I much prefer walking.   I also enjoy walking even if my bag is on the back of a cart, walking is still better to help me keep focused. 

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Walk 9 most evenings during the week and ride on weekends.

 

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I walked in NC a lot since retiring last 10/31 -- but not so much in Florida or here...I thought I would, but I get most of my rounds through GolfNow -- Hot Deals -- and the low price includes cart. If I am riding with someone I try to walk as much as possible and usually can get 3-4 miles in 18 holes.  Trying to hit 10,000 steps a day and walking a golf course is the best way I know.

 

... I use Golfnow quite a bit because their HotDeal rates with a cart are often quite a bit less than the course walking rate. But of course you are under no obligation to take the cart, so I still walk. 

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I walk between October and April. Outside of that is too hot to walk. That and during the summer I have family visiting so I play most of my golf during the week. So I am racing the sun on the last few holes.

 

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About 4 years ago my friends and I all decided to start carrying our bags when we play, and we are now all in our low to mid 50s. My only exception would be 9-hole league matches where it seems easier to ride with all of the people playing from different tees.

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I walk almost 100% of the time unless I'm playing in an event where everyone has to have a cart.

 

Most of the time I will carry my bad if I am playing 9 holes or less in the evenings after work.  

 

I use my push cart when I play over nine holes or if it is really hot out (95ish or higher) I will use my push cart regardless of how many holes I intend to play.

 

I bought a push cart when it was 96 degrees in May during a tournament, I was in a cart and still uncomfortable so I decided it would be make my summer rounds much more enjoyable to just suck it up and buy a push cart.  I am only 28 and I expected to get ragged on a little bit, but it never happened.   As one person put it, doesn't matter how old you are why put the wear and tear of carrying a bag over 18 holes on your back and knees, you'll thank yourself in 20 or so  years for buying one in your 20s.

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I walk almost 100% of the time unless I'm playing in an event where everyone has to have a cart.

 

Most of the time I will carry my bad if I am playing 9 holes or less in the evenings after work.

 

I use my push cart when I play over nine holes or if it is really hot out (95ish or higher) I will use my push cart regardless of how many holes I intend to play.

 

I bought a push cart when it was 96 degrees in May during a tournament, I was in a cart and still uncomfortable so I decided it would be make my summer rounds much more enjoyable to just suck it up and buy a push cart. I am only 28 and I expected to get ragged on a little bit, but it never happened. As one person put it, doesn't matter how old you are why put the wear and tear of carrying a bag over 18 holes on your back and knees, you'll thank yourself in 20 or so years for buying one in your 20s.

+1 for this. I'm 30 and scrambles are the only time I ride and the push cart is a total back saver. Any time people joke on me, I just tell them that walking a round is the only exercise I get these days (sad but true). Many times I'll be the only player in a foursome walking.

 

 

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I try to when it isn't too hot in Houston, TX but that is about 3/4 of the year here. 

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My wife bought me a push cart for Christmas (4wheel caddytek). I can't wait to use it. We rarely see players walking our course, however, when we played in Australia last year we really enjoyed walking (no one used carts on the courses we played).

 

 

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My wife bought me a push cart for Christmas (4wheel caddytek). I can't wait to use it. We rarely see players walking our course, however, when we played in Australia last year we really enjoyed walking (no one used carts on the courses we played).

 

 

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I've never played golf overseas....is using a cart more of an American thing?  It seems that whenever I see videos of golfers playing overseas they are always walking.

 

FWIW - I think that is the way the game was meant to be played.  I completely and totally understand that there are some people who have physical limitations that won't allow them to walk.  However, that should be the exception and not the rule.

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Nope. I should as I actually seem to play better when I do, but I'm always trying to get through the round as quickly as possible to get home so I get another hall pass later!

 

 

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I've never played golf overseas....is using a cart more of an American thing?  It seems that whenever I see videos of golfers playing overseas they are always walking.

 

FWIW - I think that is the way the game was meant to be played.  I completely and totally understand that there are some people who have physical limitations that won't allow them to walk.  However, that should be the exception and not the rule.

 

... Golf is an athletic event. Walking keeps your body in better condition to swing as it stays loose and active. Drinking plenty of water helps, as it does in any athletic endeavor. Walking allows you to see the upcoming shot and think about it as you arrive to your ball. And this doesn't even take into account the health benefit as we age. Walking a golf course is something you can do into your 90's and can even help you get there! I think it is by far the best way to play the game. I have been using a remote controlled cart for over 25 years and it allows me to walk like I have a caddy. 

 

... But non athletes can play and that is a big part of golf's charm. You can drink, and ride and look at your phone and take the game as seriously or as casual as you like. Of course there are plenty of other reasons to ride in a cart and you have already covered physical limitations. I will add resort courses with extremely long distances between greens and tees as well as mountain courses and crazy hot days.  

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... Golf is an athletic event. Walking keeps your body in better condition to swing as it stays loose and active. Drinking plenty of water helps, as it does in any athletic endeavor. Walking allows you to see the upcoming shot and think about it as you arrive to your ball. And this doesn't even take into account the health benefit as we age. Walking a golf course is something you can do into your 90's and can even help you get there! I think it is by far the best way to play the game. I have been using a remote controlled cart for over 25 years and it allows me to walk like I have a caddy. 

 

... But non athletes can play and that is a big part of golf's charm. You can drink, and ride and look at your phone and take the game as seriously or as casual as you like. Of course there are plenty of other reasons to ride in a cart and you have already covered physical limitations. I will add resort courses with extremely long distances between greens and tees as well as mountain courses and crazy hot days.  

 

 

Good points about the hilly/mountain courses... I've walked a few of those and it was rather difficult.

 

I agree that there are certainly times when walking is appropriate but I think it should be more the exception than the rule.

The question in the pro shop should be "do you NEED a cart" vs "do you WANT a cart"....

 

Perhaps if carts weren't as available it may speed up the game more by weeding out certain people.

 

I have an idea - courses should have a limited number of carts and when those are gone you either walk or wait until someone finishes!

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I actually cannot wait for things to warm up so I can get back out there and start walking. I'm not one to take walks around town for exercise, but when you throw golf in there, it makes things easier.

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I've never played golf overseas....is using a cart more of an American thing? It seems that whenever I see videos of golfers playing overseas they are always walking.

Have often wondered the very same thing .. and, yes, it does seem much more of an American thing .. my guess is carts started getting popular in the Ike (Eisenhower) era and have simply become an inherent part of the course since then.....

 

 

FWIW - I think that is the way the game was meant to be played. I completely and totally understand that there are some people who have physical limitations that won't allow them to walk. However, that should be the exception and not the rule.

Completely and totally 100% agree!!


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... Golf is an athletic event. Walking keeps your body in better condition to swing as it stays loose and active. Drinking plenty of water helps, as it does in any athletic endeavor. Walking allows you to see the upcoming shot and think about it as you arrive to your ball. And this doesn't even take into account the health benefit as we age. Walking a golf course is something you can do into your 90's and can even help you get there! I think it is by far the best way to play the game. I have been using a remote controlled cart for over 25 years and it allows me to walk like I have a caddy.

 

... But non athletes can play and that is a big part of golf's charm. You can drink, and ride and look at your phone and take the game as seriously or as casual as you like. Of course there are plenty of other reasons to ride in a cart and you have already covered physical limitations. I will add resort courses with extremely long distances between greens and tees as well as mountain courses and crazy hot days.

..chisag - really enjoy reading your commentaries, thx! Quite eloquent reasoning of why we're better off walking .. just wish more recreational golfers would also think this way...........
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Tour Edge Exotics EXS 3W/HL (17*; Tensei CK Blue)
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Callaway Big Bertha 4H (Recoil ZTR)
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