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Many of us are fortunate enough to be able to continue to play golf during this virus outbreak. Our club currently allows rounds as long as you walk and carry your bag. As a 70 year old senior with arthritis, walking and carrying isn't as easy as it once was. Therefore I have temporarily removed several clubs from my bag to make it lighter. I now carry a driver, a four wood and  a seven wood. My irons are a five iron to pitching wedge, a sand wedge and a putter. Also, I have only six balls and a few tees in the pockets. I've found basically removing three clubs helps a lot with the weight so I can go 18 holes.   Are you making changes to your bag?

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Many of us are fortunate enough to be able to continue to play golf during this virus outbreak. Our club currently allows rounds as long as you walk and carry your bag. As a 70 year old senior with arthritis, walking and carrying isn't as easy as it once was. Therefore I have temporarily removed several clubs from my bag to make it lighter. I now carry a driver, a four wood and  a seven wood. My irons are a five iron to pitching wedge, a sand wedge and a putter. Also, I have only six balls and a few tees in the pockets. I've found basically removing three clubs helps a lot with the weight so I can go 18 holes.   Are you making changes to your bag?

No private push carts allowed?

 

 

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Not really.  I go minimalist anyways.


Whats in my Sun Mountain 2.5+ stand bag?:

Woods: Titleist 913FD 13.5* 3-wood

Hybrid: Titleist 915HD 3H 

Irons: Titleist DCI 822 OS 6, 8 and PW

Wedges: Ping Glide 2.0 56*

Putter: Titleist Bullseye Standard

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When I walk I go minimalist myself  which can be anything from 7 to 10 clubs.  I also have a really light nylon carry bag ( non stand) . LOL funny thing the OP is Hogan Man. I just switched my walking set from Macgregor FC-400s to my 1954 Hogan Precisions this morning.The Precisions have lighter shafts flex wise

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4 wood Adams Tight Lies 

20* Hybrid Adams Boxer Ozik Matrix R shaft

24* Hybrid Adams A 10-OS Pro Launch Red R

Irons 5 thru PW 1980 Macgregor VIP Hogan Apex #2 shafts

SW- Macgregor LRA 56* S-400

Putter 1997 Santa Fe rusty as heck

 

 

 

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5 hours ago, tony@CIC said:

No private push carts allowed?

 

 

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Nope. The club rents pull carts, but private carts of any kind are not allowed at any time.  I guess they worry that since carts are re-used during the day they cannot be sterilized during this outbreak.

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... I don't think anyone should ever carry a golf bag unless they are getting paid as a caddie. Just my opinion of course but I would never join a club that would not let me use an electric push cart as that is the way I play golf 95% of the time considering it the best of all worlds. Resort or mountain courses are the exception. 

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Driver:   Cobra Speedzone Xtreme 9* ... Tensei Pro Orange 60r
Fw wood: Cobra Speedzone 14.5* ... Atmos TS Blue 75s
Utility:   TaylorMade RBZ Tour Hy ... Matrix Altus 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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49 minutes ago, chisag said:

... I don't think anyone should ever carry a golf bag unless they are getting paid as a caddie. Just my opinion of course but I would never join a club that would not let me use an electric push cart as that is the way I play golf 95% of the time considering it the best of all worlds. Resort or mountain courses are the exception. 

This rule is in affect due to the Coronavirus outbreak. However, I used to walk and carry all the time. There were many years where I only had maybe ten rounds out of 100 where i took a cart. Now I usually walk nine and ride nine if it's really hot. Once we get through this pandemic I'll probably continue to walk and carry whenever my body let's me.

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I have always preferred walking. I did switch to a lighterweight bag (Sun Mountain 2.5), but still carry a full bag of clubs.

My club is very hilly. I think I am the only person who I've seen carry.


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5 minutes ago, Hoganman1 said:

This rule is in affect due to the Coronavirus outbreak. However, I used to walk and carry all the time. There were many years where I only had maybe ten rounds out of 100 where i took a cart. Now I usually walk nine and ride nine if it's really hot. Once we get through this pandemic I'll probably continue to walk and carry whenever my body let's me.

 

... Again, just my opinion and I am not making judgements about others. But with the virus it seems like a perfect time to allow members to use their own push carts, including electric and remote controlled push carts. Members take care of their own carts and only they touch them so perfect for the virus concerns. 

... I have posted this many times but talking to my Orthopedic surgeon before my first back surgery in the early '90s and I asked about the double strap the had just come out and he said "I love the double strap because it is gonna put all 3 of my kids thru college".  He went on to say the human back is not designed to carry the kind of uneven load and weight of a golf bag while putting it on and taking not off over and over again. He said for most it will cause back problems, some serious back problems and while a few may get by doing it with no obvious damage, it is really bad for any back. 

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Driver:   Cobra Speedzone Xtreme 9* ... Tensei Pro Orange 60r
Fw wood: Cobra Speedzone 14.5* ... Atmos TS Blue 75s
Utility:   TaylorMade RBZ Tour Hy ... Matrix Altus 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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My minimalist bag:

Taylormade M4 Driver

Taylormade RBZ 7 Wood

Wishon  24* Hybrid

Wishing 770 CFE 6, 8, P

Vokey SM7 54*

Ping Bergen Putter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I dropped the 3, and 5 woods for a 4 wood. Also ditched the 50° wedge. Now play a 47°, 53°, 59° wedge set up. Just to simplify a few things.

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There are courses I walk and carry light bag with only number of clubs I know I need based on course knowledge and how my swing is at the time. Should I play a resort course and/or a new track that I am not familiar with I most likely will use a cart (ride) with larger bag and possibly full compliment (14) of clubs.

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I've made a few changes since I first posted. I now carry a driver, three wood, five wood, 4 through PW irons, sand wedge and a putter. Still just twelve clubs. Our club is allowing carts now, but I still walk unless it's really hot. It looks like summer is here in NC so I'll probably ride more often. However, I'm playing pretty well right now so I doubt if I make any equipment changes any time soon.

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I haven't downsized, still younger and I used to caddy. I am thinking of doing some old school 6 club challenges this year. The 6 would be 3W, 4i, 7i, PW, 54*, and putter. Try to match the old old school mashie/niblick era for lofts.

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I haven't downsized because I use a push cart. 

But, I do play a 4 club bag at a local nine hole from time to time. It has a driver, 9 iron, chipper and a Putter. It's a tiny 4" Sunday stand bag. I have also played a 4h, 7i, gap and putter. 

 

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