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Playing in the rain- do you walk or ride?


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#1 SteveL1

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Posted 03 April 2017 - 09:21 AM

What is your preference when it's raining? Seems like I would prefer riding as you are able to keep your stuff drier but interested in what others think.


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Posted 03 April 2017 - 09:51 AM

Walking using a ClicGear with an umbrella holder.  Stay dry all the way to the ball, step out from under it for a second to swing, then back under cover.

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Posted 03 April 2017 - 11:18 AM

Walk with a push cart. Umbrella holder with a large umbrella. Rain cover on the bag. Keeps everything dry and you have all your clubs with you. I've played to many courses that move to cart path only during rain and usually you get soaked from running back and forth to the cart.

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Posted 03 April 2017 - 01:46 PM

Light rain.  Walking is fine.

Heavy rain.   Rather be riding.

Heavy all day rain.   At home in garage.
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Posted 03 April 2017 - 05:52 PM

If it's raining before I tee off, I usually sit in the bar and drink instead. If it starts rainin while I'm on the course, it's a matter of how I started the round. Admittedly though, 95% of my rounds are in a cart. None of my buddies walk, and I don't really want to be odd man out walking. I play for the social aspect these days (2 back surgeries ruined my game, so I don't play competitively anymore).


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Posted 03 April 2017 - 07:22 PM

I get about just as wet either way since the course become CPO....  I'd prefer to just not play in the rain

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Posted 03 April 2017 - 07:30 PM

View Postdan360, on 03 April 2017 - 01:46 PM, said:

Light rain.  Walking is fine.

Heavy rain.   Rather be riding.

Heavy all day rain.   At home in garage.

yeah exactly...

I walk every round. But you get the odd thundershower type day where you want to be in a cart just in case.
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Posted 03 April 2017 - 09:07 PM

If it's a wet rain versus a dry one, I'm not playing. If it's chubby rain then .....

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Posted 04 April 2017 - 06:45 AM

there was a time when i would play in just about anything but now, unless i am at a destination, i will just head to the clubhouse and wait it out or go home. if it is raining before i even get to the course or leave the house ill just go home. i get to play alot of golf throughout the year so if i miss a round it doesnt bum me out.

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Posted 04 April 2017 - 06:51 AM

usually when it rains I dont play.  With a baby at home.... I'll be out there as long as the clubhouse is still standing.


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Posted 04 April 2017 - 10:04 AM

I have a rain jacket designed to cover my push cart. That combined with the umbrella and I stay dryer than using a cart

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Posted 15 April 2017 - 12:21 PM

Just played my first riding round that was Cart path only the other day. Wasn't raining but course was wet. I wish I would have just walked, but since it was a GN hot deal that included the cart I felt compelled to take it. I'll never ride another round that is CPO, that's for sure. I found it really hard to focus and played some generally awful golf.

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Posted 15 April 2017 - 12:25 PM

I'm retired, and can play any day I want. I won't play in the rain.

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Posted 15 April 2017 - 04:16 PM

View Postcaniac6, on 15 April 2017 - 12:25 PM, said:

I'm retired, and can play any day I want. I won't play in the rain.

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 06:48 AM

I live on a course and won't play when it's raining.  Too many other good days :)
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Posted 21 April 2017 - 11:06 AM

Walk only 99% of the time anyway. If it's cpo  for sure walking.

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 07:16 PM

Depends on how hard.....light rain, then click gear with umbrella/attachment.....works well....if it's a medium to hard rain, then the riding cart, as long as it has a cover for the bags.....if no cover, than the riding cart is useless in the rain!

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Posted 25 April 2017 - 08:20 AM

Cart with cart cover.

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Posted 25 April 2017 - 09:58 AM

My home course is really far from designed for walking, so when it's raining and/or wet CPO is seemingly always in effect. Carts have club covers on them and as long as the cart towels are able to move moisture off the seat, I will play. If I have full rain gear, I'll play in pretty much anything. Playing in rain during tournaments sucks, but it's pretty obvious when you see a guy who starts to struggle badly when the rain comes down and the rain gear goes on that he only owns it as a show that he might play in rain vs actually ever doing it.

I have shot some of my lowest scores in pouring down rain before because it makes me need to focus that much more.

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Posted 11 May 2017 - 12:11 AM

Walking with a suit, clicgear and umbrella. These days I remember to bring extra towels.
Though the other day it rained on me after I forgot the umbrella. I had a grand old time, it was like years ago before I new anything about rain suits or golf umbrellas, had fun playing in the rain.
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Posted 11 May 2017 - 01:16 AM

In the rain I like just a rain jacket and wool hat.  And if it gets heavy I pull out the umbrella for my push cart.
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Posted 12 June 2017 - 10:09 AM

Riding unless it's heavy then I'll be on my couch.
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Posted 13 June 2017 - 11:38 PM

If it rains I always take a cart as my course's carts have good rain covers and all you need is a towel in the cart. But I usually walk and carry, and a couple times recently I tried the umbrella with the dry towel hanging in the spokes, and I found that you need a third arm (or a caddie) to make this work. Both times I bailed after hands and grips getting wet.
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Posted 17 June 2017 - 04:45 PM

Cart usually even though most of the course I play are CPO during the rain. I'd consider walking once I get a clicgear w/ an umbrella holder


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Posted 17 June 2017 - 07:48 PM

What is CPO?
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Posted 17 June 2017 - 10:22 PM

Cart path only

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 09:05 PM

View PostSullGolf, on 03 April 2017 - 09:51 AM, said:

Walking using a ClicGear with an umbrella holder.  Stay dry all the way to the ball, step out from under it for a second to swing, then back under cover.

The folks using this game plan always look the happiest.  I carry and fumble with an umbrella.  It's not a great way to do it.

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 11:14 PM

View PostHit, on 10 January 2018 - 09:05 PM, said:

View PostSullGolf, on 03 April 2017 - 09:51 AM, said:

Walking using a ClicGear with an umbrella holder.  Stay dry all the way to the ball, step out from under it for a second to swing, then back under cover.

The folks using this game plan always look the happiest.  I carry and fumble with an umbrella.  It's not a great way to do it.

I have tried that many times before, carrying with an umbrella and a towel in the spokes, just like a pro, right? Nope. You're gonna get wet unless you have a caddy. For me now, it's a cart with a rain hood and a towel in the cart.
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Posted 12 January 2018 - 08:47 PM

I guess I just don't love golf as much as some of you.  I play my fair share (upwards of 80 rounds last year), but I have no desire to play in the rain or the cold for that matter.  Plenty of other things to do where I can be dry.


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