Fell in love with walking

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  • 596596 Lakeland, FLMembers  3843WRX Points: 334Posts: 3,843 Titanium Tees
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    I'm 64 with 2 replaced hips. Last hip was replaced 7 months ago. I walk 18 twice a week. The third day I use a cart as my day off from exercise. When we walk it's 4 miles and right around 1000 calories burned. I also use a remote controlled cart. I love this thing!! No carrying, no pushing.

    The other 4 days a week I ride an average of 80 miles a week on my road bike. It's connected to vr in my garage. Gorgeous views in Europe, Tacx Neo road feel smart trainer and rock and roll. It's better then riding outside on borrowed time on today's roads.

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  • Edward_MajorwinEdward_Majorwin British ColumbiaMembers  337WRX Points: 318Handicap: 13Posts: 337 Greens
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    Way to go MG!! Welcome back and enjoy them walks again

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    I honestly can't remember the last time I used a golf cart (aside from my pull cart). Main reason I walk is my cheapness. I play a course that is pretty hilly, but not terrible and each hill hole has a flat hole in between. It can be tough on hotter days, but I usually play either in the morning or twilight. Walking is also a big part of my fitness routine.

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  • RoejyeRoejye Members  58WRX Points: 34Handicap: 18Posts: 58 Bunkers
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    One of my brothers and I used to do this a lot, take his son out in a BOB and using pull carts. These days my nephew will walk with us and even putt on the green. We've even gotten him a starter set of 3 clubs, our dad has said he hits it quite well for his age. Keep up the good work in raising a future golfer.

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  • Sean2Sean2 Members  32690WRX Points: 2,963Posts: 32,690 Titanium Tees
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    I will only use a golf cart on very hot and humid days...my cardiologist insists I do so (or on the rare occasion I play a golf course that requires the golfer to use a cart). If I get out early enough on a hot, humid day, I will at least walk nine. Occasionally I will walk 18 and then get a cart to play another 18. Though last year I did walk 36, which was my major accomplishment for 2019. :-)

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  • ZA206ZA206 Members  780WRX Points: 165Handicap: 4.0Posts: 780 Golden Tee
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    I need to play more walking rounds....

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  • LowCutLowCut Members  43WRX Points: 21Handicap: 8Posts: 43 Bunkers
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    Excellent post. The rhythm of the game is so much more prevelant when walking. It somehow leads to shorter rounds, but allows for more time in between shots to focus and think about what kind of shot to hit, etc. Feel much more accomplished after 18 holes of carrying too, something about keeping the blood flow moving during the rounds makes the swing feel looser. Take it all in!

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  • BraxtonFullertonBraxtonFullerton Members  91WRX Points: 42Handicap: 21Posts: 91 Fairways
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    100% agreed.

    My back sucks, so carrying is awful for me as I'm usually spent by hole 12-13. Wife came through & bought me a pull cart for Christmas and I don't think she's ever got me a better gift.

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  • MychMych Members  2210WRX Points: 411Posts: 2,210 Platinum Tees
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    Last few years I played in a group where we rode most of the time. Group went different ways last year (1 married, 1 retired/moved, 1 new baby/moved) so I had a similar journey. Bought a clicgear locally, met a couple of nice guys walking early, recruited one of my old group to walk with us and I think he caught the bug, he's looking at pushcarts now. I play weekly and I think I've only ridden one round this year so far.

    I'm kinda bummed because the retired buddy is coming to town and his feet/ankles won't allow walking. So it'll be back to riding for a few rounds, then the Houston heat will make it tough to walk so walking will be limited until about October.

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    Just walked my first round (13 holes due to time constraints) with my new push cart and I must say that I thoroughly enjoyed it! My butt and feet were a little sore but it was awesome! Just seemed so much more relaxing! Played bad but hey, it was fun!

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  • Brunchz0rBrunchz0r DenmarkMembers  19WRX Points: 17Handicap: 3.8Posts: 19 Bunkers
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    Think it's the norm in Denmark where I'm from to walk when possible, many places you need to have a medical condition to drive. So when I drive it's a lot harder to get a good rhythm in my opinion, so much more time to think when walking.

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    I like walking when I play alone!

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  • jwhite86jwhite86 ClubWRX  940WRX Points: 341Handicap: 12Posts: 940 ClubWRX
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    I walk a majority of my rounds with a push cart. I really enjoy it, I feel like I rush when I use a cart

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  • MychMych Members  2210WRX Points: 411Posts: 2,210 Platinum Tees
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    I feel like I pay a lot more attention to the slopes, terrains, wet/dry areas, trees, wind, etc. when I'm walking. When I'm riding I only pay attention to the tee boxes, greens, and a handful of spots in between. I feel much more immersed and observant when I'm walking.

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  • CupCupCupCup Members  61WRX Points: 39Posts: 61 Bunkers
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    From the UK and I have never driven a cart. Come to think of it I rarely see anyone drive. Its a disgrace driving unless you are very very old. Nothing annoys me more when I see videos of the young brats driving around creating a scene on the course.

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  • Sean2Sean2 Members  32690WRX Points: 2,963Posts: 32,690 Titanium Tees
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    And the more you do it the less sore you will become. :-)

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  • BKN1964BKN1964 Members  1094WRX Points: 185Posts: 1,094 Platinum Tees
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    I walk pretty much whenever possible. Yesterday I walked a fairly hilly course (carrying), but it's not too bad. A young guy in a cart who joined up with us asked me how hard it was to walk 18 (he looked pretty fit). I told him not very, and that the key was to get rid of everything out of your bag that you don't need.

    In the parking lot afterward the guys who where just ahead of us said "I can't imagine walking this course." I laughed and said "It's easy!" One of the guys said "I'm 50 years old!", to which I responded "I'm 56". His buddies razzed him pretty hard after that.

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  • bortassbortass ATLMembers  1628WRX Points: 188Posts: 1,628 Platinum Tees
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    @BKN1964 Good one, lol.


    When I was in Maine, I would sometimes join the morning group and their points game. It was mostly retirees and the majority of them walked a 6300 yard course that had a few hills in it. Some of them were in their 70s. I hope I am able to still golf and walk the course when I hit that age.

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  • platgofplatgof platgof ClubWRX  2061WRX Points: 302Handicap: 17Posts: 2,061 ClubWRX
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    Walked nine twice this week. I feel so much better afterwards and my blood pressure thanks me as well.

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  • pat_katopat_kato ClubWRX  178WRX Points: 157Posts: 178 ClubWRX
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    Ill be honey, the last round I played i walked. It was the first time for me. I really did like it but I feel with one of those follow carts would have stepped it up a few notches higher

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  • Edward_MajorwinEdward_Majorwin British ColumbiaMembers  337WRX Points: 318Handicap: 13Posts: 337 Greens
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    Immersed and observant, heeeeeck yeah brother, well said

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  • nutmegchoinutmegchoi Members  100WRX Points: 49Posts: 100 Fairways
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    Walk with caddie>walk carry bag>walk push cart>ride cart for me.

    Found out carrying a bag is actually easier on hilly courses than pushing a cart.

    If I can just walk without worry about my bag, that'll be ideal.

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    I’d recommend going North, Most all courses near Butler PA are walkable If you are near Madison, that is a bit of a drive

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  • sst17sst17 Members  77WRX Points: 59Posts: 77 Fairways
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    I play noticeably better when I walk, the pace is perfect. It's more physically demanding, but I actually enjoy that aspect.

    I'll use a cart when required, or on courses that have huge gaps between holes, but it's not my first preference.

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