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On 6/5/2020 at 9:06 AM, sixcat said:

I am 45 now and have been pushing a cart since sometime around 2000/2001.  I can legitimately think of only one instance where someone attempted to give me grief for not carrying.  I told the guy that just because he was accustomed to carrying his balls around in a bag for his wife doesn't mean the rest of us should suffer the same emasculation.  His nickname around the local golf scene has been "Mask" for 15 years and he doesn't speak to me!  Which I find mildly amusing considering he was a starting offensive lineman for an ACC football program in the 90's.  He's not accustomed to anyone standing up to him and firing back because he is a rather large human.

The point is, do what makes you happy, let everyone else do what makes them happy.  Anyone that has an issue with that can piss off!

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On 6/18/2020 at 9:41 PM, chisag said:

... I will always remember when the double strap came out and people were using it claiming how easy it made carrying. I asked my Orthopedic surgeon (a golfer) what he thought about a double strap and he said "I absolutely LOVE them. They will put all 3 of my kids through college" then had a hearty laugh. He said the human spine is not meant to carry and uneven load or lift it on and take it off over and over again, and 99.9% of everyone that carries will have problems at some point in their life. Some may be very minor, some more severe and some will need surgery. I started using a remote electric cart after my 2nd back surgery and could not imagine playing golf any other way. On mountain courses, or resort courses with long walks from green to tee I will ride in a cart, but other than that I am walking and using an electric cart. 

I came on here looking for answers and I think you summed it up. I had been walking some prior to my accident walking 6 holes with 5 to 8 clubs in a really light Nylon Vagabond bag. I am glad you posted what your Doc said. Makes perfect sense to me. It will probably mid September before I can consider playing again. I know right now push carts are hard to find but I do have a 70s Bag Boy I restored a couple of winters ago. I know it is a traditional pull cart but I think I can push it with a minimal load of 6 clubs and the Vagabond bag. I can see through common sense where carrying could be hard on my back especially where I basically broke mine  (L-2).  I only know one guy who walks around my course and he uses a push cart. But yeah everyone on here this morning has given me some insight and hope because i really enjoy the solitude and playing of my vintage sticks on my walking rounds.  

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53 minutes ago, BIG STU said:

I came on here looking for answers and I think you summed it up. I had been walking some prior to my accident walking 6 holes with 5 to 8 clubs in a really light Nylon Vagabond bag. I am glad you posted what your Doc said. Makes perfect sense to me. It will probably mid September before I can consider playing again. I know right now push carts are hard to find but I do have a 70s Bag Boy I restored a couple of winters ago. I know it is a traditional pull cart but I think I can push it with a minimal load of 6 clubs and the Vagabond bag. I can see through common sense where carrying could be hard on my back especially where I basically broke mine  (L-2).  I only know one guy who walks around my course and he uses a push cart. But yeah everyone on here this morning has given me some insight and hope because i really enjoy the solitude and playing of my vintage sticks on my walking rounds.  

They're starting to pop up slowly! My local Roger Dunn just moved to a new location and is having a grand opening on Thursday, I saw in their picture today that they had a few of the new 2020 Clicgears in stock so I might try to pick one up. Hopefully it qualifies for their 20% off grand opening! If not, I have some credit that I have no use for. My BIL was looking for another push cart, and the foot brake on my current cart makes my shoes dirty and it irks me.

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100% a fan of a push cart.  I don't care if anyone thinks there is a stigma associated with using one.  My back really appreciates not having to carry my bag!  

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I’m all about my push cart! I used to carry, and I bought my wife a Clicgear for Christmas so we could walk when we play together. When I saw how comfortable she was walking without having to pick up and put down her bag: I decided to get one. I’m not getting any younger (38) and my back is certainly thankful I’m not laughing my clubs and water all across gods green earth. I can walk 36 with a push cart, carrying I’d have to go motorized for the 2nd 18.


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On 6/4/2020 at 10:19 PM, Nolan220 said:

To the members who walk .. do you carry your own bag or do you use a push cart ... I am 36 and I started to use a push cart this year to try it out and I really like it .. my buddy goes “what are you 75” .. do golfers look at push carts for older folks? 

I use a push cart now, got a Clicgear 3.5+ after reading the MGS review from a couple years ago.  It replaced a pull cart that tortured me with the twist on my back to which side I pulled with.  A combat tour carrying 60 lbs of gear mostly waist up, body armor and combat load didn't do my 44 year old body much good.  Started golfing age 50 so my thick Rhinoskin and IDGAS sensitivity ignores those tiny opinionated people and I know nobody thinks they are cool.  Some guys will ask why I'm walking while the kid (my Army brat son) rides a cart but he's just making up for the Power Wheels I wouldn't get him.

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15 hours ago, EasyPutter said:

I use a push cart now, got a Clicgear 3.5+ after reading the MGS review from a couple years ago.  It replaced a pull cart that tortured me with the twist on my back to which side I pulled with.  A combat tour carrying 60 lbs of gear mostly waist up, body armor and combat load didn't do my 44 year old body much good.  Started golfing age 50 so my thick Rhinoskin and IDGAS sensitivity ignores those tiny opinionated people and I know nobody thinks they are cool.  Some guys will ask why I'm walking while the kid (my Army brat son) rides a cart but he's just making up for the Power Wheels I wouldn't get him.

Thank You for your service------ And yes I could care less about as you put them " tiny opinionated people" . I have always marched to the beat of my own drum. I was hitting little pop flops around the practice green and spinning the crap out of the ball. Of course I was using a balata ball. I was hitting one of my rusty Cleveland wedges. These tourist golfers all prim and proper were looking. One of them asked about my wedge and I told him. He replied those are not legal now. I looked at him and told him who cares about the USGA? I asked him what he had? He showed me some kind of Cleveland wide flange cavity back wedge. I told him that is nice but in some of the circles I play in that wedge is not legal. He looked perplexed. I told him his wedge was not legal in vintage events. Now in all the groups I play in no one gives 2 hoots what anyone plays. Me I do my own thing with no apologies and do not care if someone does theirs.

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Just take a look at how commonly push carts are now seen in collegiate competition - even at the very highest levels. If any players are suited for carrying, it'd be among the young and fit in the college ranks. Yet increasingly, they're opting to push. Less fatigue on the body means they're better set up to hit solid golf shots. Easy peasy.

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4 hours ago, TeeBrain said:

Just take a look at how commonly push carts are now seen in collegiate competition - even at the very highest levels. If any players are suited for carrying, it'd be among the young and fit in the college ranks. Yet increasingly, they're opting to push. Less fatigue on the body means they're better set up to hit solid golf shots. Easy peasy.

Also makes total sense from the liability perspective.  One strain injury for carrying , or lifting incorrectly (done it reaching for a piece of paper) in a "perfect storm" scenario would threaten a team's competition results (that impacts a school's image and fundraising capability) and who knows how that could translate to the sports injury medical insurance liability perspective.  I'm sure a whole fleet of new push carts would be inexpensive in comparison to either consideration.  Imagine if Sun Mountain struck a deal with a prominent school what that would mean for outfitting their golf program for example, or Clicgear, Bag Boy, or whomever.

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I use a push cart, not because it's cool. Coolness is just a byproduct.

I need it to haul my water so I don't dehydrate and can make it around the course.

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26 year old and I just recently started using a push cart. I tore my labrum in my (R) shoulder last year and the strain from picking up and putting down the bag was just getting too much for my shoulder. With the cart it is much easier to play the game, and I actually enjoy no lugging my heavy bag around. If that makes me "old" then so be it!!!

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I live in SoTex so the heat and humidity gets to you, so its push cart for hot times of the year (May thru Oct) and then I carry the rest of season.  I like to carry as it brings me back to a time when I started playing the game over 30 years ago.  Call me old fashion or nostalgic but that's my mindset. 

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On 7/22/2020 at 10:10 PM, EasyPutter said:

Also makes total sense from the liability perspective.  One strain injury for carrying , or lifting incorrectly (done it reaching for a piece of paper) in a "perfect storm" scenario would threaten a team's competition results (that impacts a school's image and fundraising capability) and who knows how that could translate to the sports injury medical insurance liability perspective.  I'm sure a whole fleet of new push carts would be inexpensive in comparison to either consideration.  Imagine if Sun Mountain struck a deal with a prominent school what that would mean for outfitting their golf program for example, or Clicgear, Bag Boy, or whomever.

You know I never thought about it in the sense you put it. Yep as hard and as fast as these young guys swing today plus carrying a golf bag I can see the injury insurance liability and potential for back injury. After reading all the comments on here and seeing everyone's perspective I am not going to carry. And I had a redneck engineering idea. I can take that 70s Bag Boy and put a 3rd wheel on it if needed. The handle adjusts to multiple positions so it may push ok on 2 wheels. But the load will be light anyhow only 6 or 8 clubs and my water bottle. And I also like to be different so sporting a 70s Bag Boy is right up my alley. 

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On 7/21/2020 at 11:05 AM, mooremikea said:

100% a fan of a push cart.  I don't care if anyone thinks there is a stigma associated with using one.  My back really appreciates not having to carry my bag!  

I can put it bluntly as I often do----- I have decided with thanks to all of you guys to use a push cart even if I convert mine---- I could give 2 hoots less what "stigma" someone associates me with.

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45 minutes ago, DoubleBogie33 said:

I live in SoTex so the heat and humidity gets to you, so its push cart for hot times of the year (May thru Oct) and then I carry the rest of season.  I like to carry as it brings me back to a time when I started playing the game over 30 years ago.  Call me old fashion or nostalgic but that's my mindset. 

Interesting!  I guess it depends on how you start playing golf.  I started at age 45 after I couldn't play softball and volleyball anymore.  My knees hurt.  Riding in a cart was a way for me to play without more pain in my knees.  That was 28 years ago.  After knee replacement I started walking with a pushcart on occasion.  The thought of carrying never entered my mind.

May thru Sept can be hot.  We are in a stretch now with temps over 100º each day, but humidity is low (14%).  Too hot to walk at 73 years old; the breeze with a cart, if only for a short distance is refreshing, and I can carry lots of cold water.  No water on the course due to COVID.  I reserve most of my pushcart rounds when weather is cold.  I stay much warmer walking than riding in a cart.  

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On 7/23/2020 at 11:52 AM, Kaplack said:

I use a push cart, not because it's cool. Coolness is just a byproduct.

I need it to haul my water so I don't dehydrate and can make it around the course.

So true. With all the courses in my having stopped putting out water jugs, my bag just got a lot heavier with the water I have to carry for 18 holes.

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Definitely saves the back from carrying a load. Soon you will be in your forties, so I would recommend you think ahead for the future, as your body will take a toll. Plus you can also use an umbrella for them hot summer days and carry a small cooler if you wish.

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On 6/4/2020 at 9:19 PM, Nolan220 said:

To the members who walk .. do you carry your own bag or do you use a push cart ... I am 36 and I started to use a push cart this year to try it out and I really like it .. my buddy goes “what are you 75” .. do golfers look at push carts for older folks? 

I do both. There are courses I play that are what I call "walker friendly" and I walk those courses when playing non-tournament golf and carry a golf bag. I would walk in tournament but the others get uncomfortable I have found when I do that so out of respect for the foursome  ride in the cart. Additionally, I prefer playing these type courses in the fall and/or winter (mild winters for most part where I live) and love walking/carrying golf bag in the fall climate weather. 

There are other courses I walk but use a push cart as they are very long in design (the space between tee-boxes wind  through like five neighborhoods it seems) and/or very "hilly"/elevation changes and I have extra water/snacks, etc so I have a heavier push cart friendly golf bag. Also I can adjust should weather change quickly. 

Could care less what some people have commented to me "why are you walking man......". I always state, for exercise and I score lower when walking. One guy use to repeatedly snark at me a while back. So I asked him one day what did you score today? He told me. I said well the driving range and practice areas are open you might go practice and/or see if one of the instructors is available 😃.... That guy doesn't speak to me when I say hi to him anymore. And I am ok with that.... 

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I'm primarily  a push cart guy.  But if just doing a few holes, or trolleys are not permitted due to weather etc, then I will carry.

I like the extra luggage capactiy I can use with a cart, water, snacks, etc.  My waterproofs live in my bag as a precaution, so I don't forget them when I need them.

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