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Put golfers in carts, enforce pace of play=more attractive to TV and makes more folks think the game doesn't take forever toplay, and maybe grow the game in the process.

 

I'm all for this. Call the Caddy a field coach if you want, but anything to speed up the pace of play works for me.

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Not sure what it's like in other parts of the country but around here the nicer courses (Saratoga National, Turning Stone) actually ask that you keep the carts in the fairway as much as possible. Most ask that try to avoid driving in the rough.

 

very true. Saratoga National prefers that you stay in the fairway and not in the rough. Albany Country Club was the same way, unless it's wet.

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I don't think walking speeds up play. It can if the course is set up with long hikes between greens and tee boxes, but it seems to me that on those holes with long walks the players already hop on a cart for that stretch anyhow don't they?

 

I walk, along with many of my regular playing group, and we have no trouble keeping up with or outpacing groups in carts. A twosome in a cart is slower than walkers. Singles in their own cart is about the only thing faster than walking imo, which I guess the pros would be singles in carts if they rode, but I still don't think getting to the ball is what is making the pros take so long. Its slow play in general, interminable pre-shot routines, taking forever to even address the ball, and waiting forever for rulings from officials for rules these guys should already know. They play the game for a living, why don't they know the rules?

 

I'd rather see the tour promote walking as a healthy enjoyable way to play instead of encouraging cart use. Plus, they're never going to put the pros in carts I don't think. Look at the reaction to letting Casey Martin ride.

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I don't think walking speeds up play. It can if the course is set up with long hikes between greens and tee boxes, but it seems to me that on those holes with long walks the players already hop on a cart for that stretch anyhow don't they?

 

I walk, along with many of my regular playing group, and we have no trouble keeping up with or outpacing groups in carts. A twosome in a cart is slower than walkers. Singles in their own cart is about the only thing faster than walking imo, which I guess the pros would be singles in carts if they rode, but I still don't think getting to the ball is what is making the pros take so long. Its slow play in general, interminable pre-shot routines, taking forever to even address the ball, and waiting forever for rulings from officials for rules these guys should already know. They play the game for a living, why don't they know the rules?

 

I'd rather see the tour promote walking as a healthy enjoyable way to play instead of encouraging cart use. Plus, they're never going to put the pros in carts I don't think. Look at the reaction to letting Casey Martin ride.

 

We should probably all apologize to Bandwagon for this mother of a threadjack, but...

 

It's not so much a matter of whether you walk or ride, but rather HOW you walk or ride. You all know what I'm talking about.

 

You have the riders who methodically move from ball to ball. There's no dropping off and driving on to the next one. It's hit one ball, then drive to the next, and the next and the next.

 

I've also see walkers who rather than scatter, follow each other all over the golf course like lemmings. That's slow too.

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Seriously, someone thinks walking is faster than riding? Well, that might be the case when you double up and ride two to a cart. I forget that typically if we have 5 players we have 4 carts, and 6 players 5 or 6 carts. Most have their own and since those that don't only have to pay $4 more they usually get their own. It is much faster. We come over the hill it looks like the German's driving through Poland.

 

If the pros were to ride in carts then the caddie could be the driver, they could get golf cart sponsors, Callaway could buy Club Car, and TMag EzGo. Of course Callaway and Lamborghini would team up. TMag, can have a commercial that says, "Our new BrassBalls Driver, Fairway Woods, and Golf cart not only 17 yards longer, but we can now get you to your ball in 3.9 seconds,

 

Phil Mickelson can claim a victory for Callaway not only because the new Callaway Hex Black cut through the winds better than the others, but also because with the new Lambo Golf Cart, they were able to make the turn faster.

 

This just in, Bubba is hiring some guy named Junior to not only be his caddie/driver but also his mechanic. Junior said, "We gonna put that thang on 'er and see what we cain't git a liddle moe pep oudda her." When asked what he had done to it he said, "Its a Chevorlet motor and we worked on it."

 

Now that is a thread jack.:P

 

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Our course makes people pair up on carts. 5 singles in 5 carts isn't going to happen. I guess if they wanted to pay extra to do so they could, but we don't even have a posted rate for that. If I remember correctly though Rick don't you own your cart? Our course doesn't allow individuals to bring their own carts either. I did state that singles in their own carts would be faster. I've never seen walkers follow each other around the course instead of scatter to their own ball. That would just be stupid. Most walkers are far more economical with their steps.

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Our club allows private ownership of carts. We have to pay a higher fee every month and believe me owning a cart is a lot of work. It is nice to drive up to the door drop your clubs and put them in a clean cart. Rather than cleaning it yourself I put on new brakes today. All but 4 of my regular partners have their own carts. Sometimes those that do not will ride together but sometimes they do not.

 

 

 

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can u guys post a photo tutorial how to make one of these? i hate putting my putter in with my woods keeps gettng stuck. thanksss

 

Ninja I have posted a WITB/DIY photos of my bag. I did not take pictures during the process so all I could do is tell what I did and post some pictures. Maybe Rookie, who obviously copies everything I do, :P will have different ideas on how to do it.

 

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If my mini staff bag fits on the push cart I may use it. I'm not worried about what people think because I can hold my own. Besides it's just a great looking bag IMO

 

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Gotta admit, that is a pretty good looking bag. I'd be interested to know if it works on the push/pull cart. The stand bag works on my push cart, but it would be nice to have a little room to spread out when I'm not carrying the bag. Not that I need more stuff.

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Seriously, someone thinks walking is faster than riding? Well, that might be the case when you double up and ride two to a cart. I forget that typically if we have 5 players we have 4 carts, and 6 players 5 or 6 carts. Most have their own and since those that don't only have to pay $4 more they usually get their own. It is much faster. We come over the hill it looks like the German's driving through Poland.

 

This is hilarious. But for most of us I'm guessing it's two to a cart and walking can definitely be much faster. You all know how frustrating it is to walk behind a foursome in carts who move from one ball to the next as a group and have no concept of the drop off, being ready to hit when it's your turn, etc. Maddening.

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When I'm riding I usually insist on driving, wherever practical I will park at the midway point between our balls and we'll walk from there and meet back at the cart or if one gets back first we'll go pick up the other. When I'm walking, especially with riders, I often feel like I'm pulling my group behind me. I'm almost always first to the tee box and first to the green. I know my course and the best and fastest way to walk it.

 

No way I would ever ride when its cart path only. You walk almost just as much and its way slower to ride especially if you're a single in cart.

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I don't have a staff bag (yet). And I would most definitely use one if I had one. Irrelevant what others think. I like their look, their 6 way divider, their stowing space and so on ... I'll let you in on a little dark secret, I've been a bit in love with the orange Puma staff bag since I saw it in real life ;-)

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That my friend would be great to see even if was 1/2 tournaments a year, also no crowds let them look for their own ball in the trees !!!

 

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I like Staff bags and used them back when they were more available. With the giant heads on woods, and their covers these days, it's rather difficult to find the slot for a club. These days an 8" bag is about as large as you can have. That's probably because here in the Philippines, we get most of our bags from the States. There is no problem about the weight because we are required to hire a caddy per player regardless of walking or cart ride. The caddy acts as a diplomatic enforcer of club rules and is a witness if the club marshal's intervention is ever needed for player misbehavior. The caddy also picks up dropped or lost articles if they are seen along the way and hands them over to the flight ahead at the end of the round or earlier if the caddy from the flight ahead comes back looking for whatever was lost. Otherwise, just the norm of fixing divots and ball marks, cleaning the clubs and giving whatever information the player asks for.

 

 

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I just copped this dope Cleveland staff bag and I’m a low 90’s high 80’s guy. Don’t have to be good to look good. Go ahead and laugh when I hit my tee shot into the water twice in a row. You’re just jealous of my bag. 

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I just copped this dope Cleveland staff bag and I’m a low 90’s high 80’s guy. Don’t have to be good to look good. Go ahead and laugh when I hit my tee shot into the water twice in a row. You’re just jealous of my bag. 


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I use a kick-ass red, white and blue Miller mini-staff bag... to hold old clubs in my garage.

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