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How do you walk 18?


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Poll: Push, Pull or Carry? (2927 member(s) have cast votes)

Push, Pull or Carry? (if you do both, pick the one you do more often)

  1. Push/Pull Cart (1224 votes [41.77%])

    Percentage of vote: 41.77%

  2. Carry (1706 votes [58.23%])

    Percentage of vote: 58.23%

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#811 North Butte

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Posted 25 October 2017 - 10:04 AM

For years I have most enjoyed carrying my bag on my shoulder but play most of my rounds using a push cart. I recently went through a phase of shouldering the bag quite a few times and as usual noticed on most days it resulted in really getting tense/sore/tired in the shoulders by the end of the round. Especially the right arm I use for lifting the bag onto my shoulder, which of course I do something like 40-50 times over the course of 3-1/2 hours.

So about 25 rounds ago I took my very comfortable to carry Titleist Lightweight stand bag, which fits perfectly on my Motocaddy S1 electric trolley, and stuck it not only in the closet but inside a big SKG travel case. Almost impossible to drag it out on impulse because it's buried being the usual metric boatload of closet detritus.

I've got a 14-way Motocaddy matching bag that is a) far too heavy to carry, b) has no stand and c) I've removed the strap just in case. It snaps right onto the base of the trolley and is super-convenient and roomy. But mostly it removes any spur-of-the-moment temptation to just shoulder the bag instead of using the trolley.

As I probably should have known, it has paid dividends physically. These past couple months I've been less tired at the end of rounds (than when I was carrying) and further I am less tired and sore in the upper body overall than I used to be even on the days I did not carry. I've played 27 holes instead of 18 a few times lately and honestly 27 holes with the trolley is no more tiring than 18 with the bag on my shoulder.

So I'm over it. There's a great feeling of freedom from not being tied to that trolley and not having to take the long way 'round greens or soft areas of turf. But it's also a great feeling to walk off the 18th green and think, "A quick snack and I've back off to the 1st tee for another nine".

Everything has its drawbacks, as the man said when his mother-in-law died, and they came down upon him for the funeral expenses.

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Posted 04 November 2017 - 05:06 AM

Off topic slightly but people who pull trollies in winter are usually the first to moan about the state of the fairways in Spring.

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Posted 04 November 2017 - 06:13 AM

View Postshotmark, on 04 November 2017 - 05:06 AM, said:

Off topic slightly but people who pull trollies in winter are usually the first to moan about the state of the fairways in Spring.

Come on over to the land of cart-golf if you want to see some wheel damage. A Motocaddie isn't in the same league as a gas powered buggy with a couple of 24-stone Lard Lads riding in it.
Everything has its drawbacks, as the man said when his mother-in-law died, and they came down upon him for the funeral expenses.

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Posted 06 November 2017 - 09:41 AM

Recently i started carrying because it is more exercise and the weather is great. I like it better than pushing.

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Posted 26 February 2018 - 09:47 AM

Bad arthritis in shoulder.
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Posted 26 February 2018 - 09:54 AM

typically i push my cart - been known to walk and carry if i'm playing 9 holes tho. just faster/easier than getting the cart in/out of the car.

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Posted 27 February 2018 - 09:12 PM

I love to carry. Walking 18 holes helps burn off beer calories after the round :)

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Posted 28 February 2018 - 09:58 AM

I know my total activity calories for 18 holes isn't huge but I'm with Mr. Cunningham. If I just got through walking a round of golf I drink a beer or eat fried chicken or whatever and figure I'm probably covered!
Everything has its drawbacks, as the man said when his mother-in-law died, and they came down upon him for the funeral expenses.

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Posted 15 March 2018 - 01:11 AM

No way I would carry a bag for 18 holes. I use a  Bagboy  push cart.

Edited by tehuti, 15 March 2018 - 01:12 AM.


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Posted 13 April 2018 - 11:18 PM

Started off carrying the bag...mid 50s and I now own a sun mountain and a bag boy pull cart.


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Posted 14 April 2018 - 09:47 AM

Have a lumbar spinal stenosis.  I try to walk w/ push cart for half my rounds.  Carry is out of the question.
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Posted Today, 09:53 AM

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Posted Today, 10:42 AM

Ogio carry bag. A bit heavy, but an excuse to get some exercise unless a boondoggle / company deal where the golf is less important than the social aspect with a cart.

I also find that I play much better when I walk. Think it is the extra time walking up to the ball and thinking about the shot instead of the blast up, hit then take off again of cart golf.

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Posted Today, 11:00 AM

I play a lot. I used to carry, but kept ruining my shirts and sweaters from the friction of the strap.  That and it required constant vigilance to keep junk out of the bag.  The push cart is easier on the back and I can carry more stuff.

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