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On 7/24/2020 at 9:43 AM, Kenny B said:

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.  

Sounds like you West Coast Boys are getting some of our heat minus the humidity

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17 hours ago, aerospace_ray said:

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 don't own a push cart, I always carry when I walk (which is most rounds since I usually play 9 holes due to my schedule). However after yesterday's humidity fest, and how my knees are feeling today, I may pick one up sometime in the future. 

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On 6/4/2020 at 8:19 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'm 36, I wont walk without a pushcart. Tell your buddy to go pound sand.

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I recently purchased an electric walking cart. I love walking the golf course, I enjoy the round better. it does not bother me when guys ride, but wish I had started walking years ago. I am in better shape due to the walking. If someone does not want to play with me because I am walking, no problem with me. Just don't hold me up.😀

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So I used to caddy and always have carried my bag, even on hilly courses. But then a round a couple weeks ago happened. I played with my sister, but we need to social distance, so I put my bag on the cart and just walked along. I felt so much better at the end of the round, no soreness and more energy on the last few holes. I may need to look at a push cart for next season...

Also I've put on weight since our baby but I'm trying to lose it. I am hoping to get back to at least 36 a week next year, walking exclusively other then courses that don't let you or very very hot days.

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45 minutes ago, Tsmithjr9 said:

So I used to caddy and always have carried my bag, even on hilly courses. But then a round a couple weeks ago happened. I played with my sister, but we need to social distance, so I put my bag on the cart and just walked along. I felt so much better at the end of the round, no soreness and more energy on the last few holes. I may need to look at a push cart for next season...

Also I've put on weight since our baby but I'm trying to lose it. I am hoping to get back to at least 36 a week next year, walking exclusively other then courses that don't let you or very very hot days
 

 

... Awesome. I think I posted this already but a gentleman that was a little overweight said to me when I was walking and he was riding "If I were in good shape, I would walk with a cart too" and I said "I am in good shape because I walk". I am reminded of a video I narrated for a Wealth Management Co many years ago and the CEO's philosophy was "The best time to invest is when you are young. The 2nd best time is right now". I thought that translated to exercise and eating healthy very well. 🤪

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35 minutes ago, chisag said:

 

... Awesome. I think I posted this already but a gentleman that was a little overweight said to me when I was walking and he was riding "If I were in good shape, I would walk with a cart too" and I said "I am in good shape because I walk". I am reminded of a video I narrated for a Wealth Management Co many years ago and the CEO's philosophy was "The best time to invest is when you are young. The 2nd best time is right now". I thought that translated to exercise and eating healthy very well. 🤪

I'm in pretty good shape, but walking my course lately in the heat, even with a push cart, has been tiring me out and affecting my swing near the end of the round. My course is so hilly that I feel the need to run up some of the hills with the push cart so i don't end up rolling backwards lol.

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16 minutes ago, dlow206 said:

I'm in pretty good shape, but walking my course lately in the heat, even with a push cart, has been tiring me out and affecting my swing near the end of the round. My course is so hilly that I feel the need to run up some of the hills with the push cart so i don't end up rolling backwards lol.

 

... The 3 H's are tough sometimes. Hills, Heat, Hiking from greens to tee boxes that are not near. I also have a remote controlled cart so I am not pushing and that makes a big difference e in the heat or a hilly course. My 2 normal rotation courses both have some long climbs and not having to push is huge.

...The guy I played with yesterday in 90* was 30 yrs old and he was unbelievably playing 54 holes with a pushcart!!! He has done it once every year for the last 5 years starting at 6am and finishing just before sunset. Granted this is one of the easiest walking courses from green to tees but has some elevation and I am tired after 27 with a remote controlled cart and could not imagine pushing for 54 holes in 90* heat. 

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8 minutes ago, chisag said:

 

... The 3 H's are tough sometimes. Hills, Heat, Hiking from greens to tee boxes that are not near. I also have a remote controlled cart so I am not pushing and that makes a big difference e in the heat or a hilly course. My 2 normal rotation courses both have some long climbs and not having to push is huge.

...The guy I played with yesterday in 90* was 30 yrs old and he was unbelievably playing 54 holes with a pushcart!!! He has done it once every year for the last 5 years starting at 6am and finishing just before sunset. Granted this is one of the easiest walking courses from green to tees but has some elevation and I am tired after 27 with a remote controlled cart and could not imagine pushing for 54 holes in 90* heat. 

That 54 hole challenge sounds brutal!! Even 18 wears me out pushing in the heat as of late. 

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... Awesome. I think I posted this already but a gentleman that was a little overweight said to me when I was walking and he was riding "If I were in good shape, I would walk with a cart too" and I said "I am in good shape because I walk". I am reminded of a video I narrated for a Wealth Management Co many years ago and the CEO's philosophy was "The best time to invest is when you are young. The 2nd best time is right now". I thought that translated to exercise and eating healthy very well. [emoji2957]
Thanks, I got on Weight Watchers too so I'm finally moving back in the right direction. Gotta put in the work, not gonna disappear on its own.

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18 hours ago, BIG STU said:

Sounds like you West Coast Boys are getting some of our heat minus the humidity

Even though we may be considered West Coast, we are still in a desert region.  We get 100º+ days every year.  Supposed to be 105 - 107º through Thursday.   Most people think of Washington State as rather rainy, but that's only about a third of the state near the Pacific Ocean.  I live in the shadow of the Cascade mountains, and our climate is more like Las Vegas... hot and dry.  We only get 7 inches of rain a year on average.  

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10 hours ago, Tsmithjr9 said:

Thanks, I got on Weight Watchers too so I'm finally moving back in the right direction. Gotta put in the work, not gonna disappear on its own.

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Yeah I gotta get back on it after my back heals up.  Right now I am just putting and piddling chipping some. Like I had said earlier since retiring and getting out of a truck some I had lost about 15 lbs without altering my diet or really trying any. I am getting out some> I did ride 18 and putt only with my buds Saturday. But I have a long road to go. Yesterday was a sorta bad day but I did ok. I ran the sound at church and came home. One of my window units died ( can't blame it) Went to Home Depot and got one of those portable units. I got smart at the Depot and had them un box the unit before loading. So when I got home I did unload and roll into the house. Just took the old window unit loose and let it fall. Installed the hose vent to the outside and fired it off. That was all I did and by 3:00 I was give out and hurting. Took my meds and rested the rest of the day and am feeling ok today.

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5 hours ago, Kenny B said:

Even though we may be considered West Coast, we are still in a desert region.  We get 100º+ days every year.  Supposed to be 105 - 107º through Thursday.   Most people think of Washington State as rather rainy, but that's only about a third of the state near the Pacific Ocean.  I live in the shadow of the Cascade mountains, and our climate is more like Las Vegas... hot and dry.  We only get 7 inches of rain a year on average.  

Ha Ha trucker talk guilty as charged---- I consider anything west of Idaho West Coast----- Used to run out there some had a deal one time where I was pulling heavy John Deere equipment to a dealer from NC to Auburn Washington. 

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Just purchased and used a push cart for the first time the other day.  I think it improved my game to be honest.  Always had my clubs near so could change clubs on a whip without thinking "oh man I'm holding it up if I have to run to my cart to get a new club"

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I have tried them and I do enjoy using one! I like saving money when I can and I like the workout from carrying it for 18. I didn't notice any differences in my game when I used one vs not!

curious did you ever try one ? If not I wonder if you tried one and see if your played changed any.. 


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