Push Carts - Average age of owner?

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  • Z1ggy16Z1ggy16 Members Posts: 7,411 ✭✭
    I have one but never use it. In fact I barely ever use my cart bag anymore... Mainly have switched to using my walking bag for all duty because I found it's not that much less of a pain to use while riding, and I honestly don't walk much anymore but when I do.... straps + walking bag are good enough.



    Only reason I don't sell the bag and cart is that my father bought me both of them, he probably spend $250 on that stuff and I feel like it would be insulting if he found out I got rid of it.
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  • John9213John9213 Members Posts: 73
    28 and I’ve had mine for about a year now. I should’ve bought one long before that. I enjoy the game a lot more having my 3.5 as opposed to riding and I never walked before because I hated having the bag slung over my shoulders. I play about 4 times a week and mostly use the cart and it’s my cardio as opposed to the god awful treadmill.
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  • Lefty1283Lefty1283 Members Posts: 88
    Pshhhh. Forget trying to be a hero and carry if you’re playing 9. There’s no exercise benefit to carrying vs pushing. Nobody’s gonna judge you if you push all the time. After a few rounds I bet you don’t even think about carrying for 9.
  • FlyingLaw1FlyingLaw1 MOMembers Posts: 861 ✭✭
    I've always just carried my bag or ridden in a cart. But now that I'm in my late 20s and don't have as much time for exercise I'm trying to be active every chance I get. This year I'm really going to make it a point of walking more and more rounds to do so--plus I always play better when I walk. Several of the courses I play regularly are very hilly and have long walks between some holes (Living in SW MO) so carrying a bag gets pretty arduous--especially in a hot humid summer round. I also have a deformity in my lower back that puts some stress right where a carry bag hits, not a huge deal but it does lead to some pain after a while.



    Thus a push cart is probably the direction I'm going to go. Will probably still carry when just playing 9.


    John9213 wrote:


    28 and I’ve had mine for about a year now. I should’ve bought one long before that. I enjoy the game a lot more having my 3.5 as opposed to riding and I never walked before because I hated having the bag slung over my shoulders. I play about 4 times a week and mostly use the cart and it’s my cardio as opposed to the god awful treadmill.




    Same boat here. Also, a Guy with the "G" as an avatar and located in Georgia and Missouri has got to be a great person!
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  • BettorThanMostBettorThanMost Members Posts: 176 ✭✭
    Proud member of the push cart mafia for the last 6-7 years. My back just can't handle carrying a bag for 18 holes. Before getting my push cart, I probably rode 80-90% of the time, now I walk 75% of the time, until it gets over 100 degrees here in AZ.



    I've yet to find someone who got themselves a push cart, and decided, no I would rather carry this big awkward thing on my back on and off for 4 hours.
  • spartan6910spartan6910 Go Green, Go White! San DiegoMembers Posts: 381 ✭✭
    Age 30. Started playing more competitive golf last year and after one round of carrying, decided to go the push cart route. I see no need to put extra strain on my back. If I were a baller (I am not yet) I would get one of those powered carts and really enjoy the walk.
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  • Majors17Majors17 Members Posts: 76 ✭✭
    I love to push. I find i am way less sore after a carry round
  • A.PrinceyA.Princey Major Hacker Members Posts: 2,197 ✭✭
    edited May 4, 2018 #489
    jewofgolf wrote:
    I'm 24 and I use one everytime I walk, which is 90% of the time. Only when I'm playing a nice course that doesn't allow walking do I ride.



    I have always had minor back problems, so last summer I got a clicgear and I am so pleased that I did.



    I have both more energy and way less pain now. I did a lot of reading and the process involved in carrying your bag, picking it up, and putting it down really puts a ton of strain on your back, no matter what age you are. Joints and tendons get stressed at all ages.


    From my experience, I play so much better when I walk. Keeps my legs and lower body a lot looser and engaged when I walk up to my ball vs ride. My swing is actually fluid and smooth feeling when I walk. I get stiff and rushed feeling in a cart.

    With that being said, a push cart just makes that walk so much easier and less of a struggle on and off my shoulder/s. I'm 32 and have owned and used one for 2 years now and walking is now a pleasure. In my eyes now, riding is for the hacks and old folks, so why not buck that trend?

    A rental pull cart, on the other hand, is another thing! But decent 3-wheel push cart setup looks nothing if not professional.
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  • slide13slide13 Members Posts: 1,330 ✭✭
    At 38 I just ordered my first push cart. Upper back has been bothering me for the last week or so, can’t seem to shake it. Can swing fine though so went out and walked 9 Sunday morning carrying 9 clubs in my Mackenzie. Wasn’t so bad during the round but now my right shoulder is hurting. Never used to do that so I know it related to whatever is wrong with my upper back at the moment, but it was enough to make me want to try out a push cart on the cheap at least. Ordered a Caddytek Caddylite for $80 shipped off Amazon. Figure at that price if I hate it I can unload it on Craigslist easy enough and if I love pushing but find this model inadequate I’ll do the same and upgrade to something nicer. At $80 it made it easy to at least give it a go.



    Unfortunate I don’t have a great bag to use on it. Definitely not the MacKenzie so leaves me with a SM 2.5+ or a Jones Utility Stand....will our go with the Jones for my first few rounds with it and reassess from there.
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  • Ernie1060Ernie1060 Members Posts: 341 ✭✭
    For all the clicgear 3.5 owners.



    I've been renting pushcarts for the past few months with a buddy. Most were garbage, 1 was decent. Finally pulled the trigger on a clicgear 3.5 after reading several reviews.



    Question: when unfolded, is the push cart supposed to feel like it gives in a lot of places? Never owned one of these and the cart seems almost flimsy... But it also seems like it could be intentional?



    This is a terrible analogy but it feels like I build an Ikea dresser and didn't tighten every bolt, but just a little loose, not falling apart loose...



    Is this normal?
  • TitleistJunky80TitleistJunky80 Members Posts: 110
    Poser wrote:


    Was about to join a club and of course they don't allow push carts only carry and the course is gapped out. I can carry fine but, I prefer the push cart allows me to take sand and keep drinks with me. I think it's beyond a stupid rule I assume they want everyone paying cart fee




    What club allows you to carry, but not use push carts!!??? That's nonsense. I've seen clubs require carts and not allow walking of any type, but to allow walking but not a push cart is stupid.
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  • A.PrinceyA.Princey Major Hacker Members Posts: 2,197 ✭✭
    edited May 26, 2018 #493
    Carts are acceptable in two instances for me. Extremely warm weather or when a round must be played quickly(long course, lengthy gapping of holes). Unless the others in my group insist, I will always push/walk given the choice on any other occasion.
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  • jonnyb03jonnyb03 Members Posts: 324 ✭✭
    33 and use a push cart for 90% of my rounds. I will carry early in the season when it’s still wet in the mornings. I find that pushing a cart uphills in wet grass and through wet grass to be more difficult and a bigger PIA than carrying.
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  • PixlPutterman PixlPutterman Look At My Lefty J33R(hey I can wish) Members Posts: 8,254 ✭✭
    33 and committing to walking this year except for a few rare situations.
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  • llamontllamont Members Posts: 1,823 ✭✭
    llamont wrote:
    Hello all,



    I am 35 years old and I just purchased a CaddyTek EZ Fold 3-wheel push golf trolly. Before purchasing the EZ Fold I was 50/50 on riding vs. walking. I prefer to walk but I make my decision depending on the course and/or the folks I am playing with that round. A little about me, I played competitive golf in high school and college (D3 NAIA) then I entered the real world where my profession could give two sh!ts about my desire to practice/play a hobby/sport. I play with a regular group of friends. I've been playing with them for about five years [now] and they all use push carts. All three of them have told me to consider the option but I shut them out. They're in their late 40's and early 50's so I am the young buck of the crew. I fought the urge for years based off of pure ego/stupidity. After decades of walking and carrying I decided that my health was more important than my ego. I purchased an EZ Fold push golf trolly and I couldn't be more pleased with the quality, value, and relief of stress on my back. Back fatigue is a real and I wish I had been more receptive earlier on...




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  • slide13slide13 Members Posts: 1,330 ✭✭
    Played my first ever round with a push cart today and it was nice!



    Few weeks ago my back was really bothering me and carrying didn’t seem to be helping so I figured I’d give a push cart a try. Didn’t want to drop a bunch of money since I had never used one so picked up a CaddyTek Superlight v11.5 for about $80 off Amazon. Have to say, for $80 this thing is pretty great! Folds/unfolds easy, rolls well, and carries a stand bag beautifully. Used my SM 2.5+ and it was a great fit. Only issue was it was slIghtly top heavy so any steep upslope posed a bit of an issue as it would get tippy. Fell back twice in 18 holes, one totally my fault as I let it roll down a hill and it rolled out further than I expected and hit the upslope to a tee box which tipped it back.



    Other than that though, loved the ease of it. Back felt better and was great to get my phone and xtra ball out of my pocket.



    Not sure it will replace my beloved Mackenzie anytime soon (which is off for a quick repair) but really glad to have it as an option, especially when walking 18 with a full(ish) set.
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  • FlyingLaw1FlyingLaw1 MOMembers Posts: 861 ✭✭
    I finally ordered my Bag Boy Quad this evening. I'm 29 and am also an avid runner. Excited to use a cart instead of carrying!
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  • UberzzUberzz Members Posts: 125 ✭✭
    31 here with a clicgear. I switch it up from straight carrying and using pushcart.



    Main reason is for speed, can walk a 3 hour round easily when using cart.
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  • GirevikGirevik Thrifty Scott Members Posts: 736 ✭✭
    I'm knocking on the door of 50 and use one, but I have VERY messed up feet due to a birth defect and even walking 9 with the cart is rough on me (more the day after than while on the course). My teenage kid also use them, but probably just because I do.
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    My Bag Boy Quad arrived yesterday. Excited to get it into action!!
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  • byflow2byflow2 Members Posts: 132 ✭✭
    22 here... push cart mafia and #carryyourclubs
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  • JayMattJayMatt Members Posts: 92
    Love my sun mountain speed cart had it since I was early 30’s. Yeah get picked on a bit, but it’s easy on the body.
  • FourcooksFourcooks Members Posts: 22
    51 y/o. Just got a CaddyTek and I feel like I could walk 36.
  • North ButteNorth Butte Members Posts: 10,071 ✭✭
    JayMatt wrote:


    Love my sun mountain speed cart had it since I was early 30’s. Yeah get picked on a bit, but it’s easy on the body.




    The one guy in our usual group who carries and doesn’t use a push cart actually gets needled about it sometimes. He loves being the one 60-year-old who hasn’t given in yet!
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  • deadsolid...shankdeadsolid...shank ClubWRX Posts: 14,683 ClubWRX

    JayMatt wrote:


    Love my sun mountain speed cart had it since I was early 30’s. Yeah get picked on a bit, but it’s easy on the body.




    The one guy in our usual group who carries and doesn’t use a push cart actually gets needled about it sometimes. He loves being the one 60-year-old who hasn’t given in yet!




    Not quite there yet (60). But when it's closed to carts I'll be the only one in our group carrying and not pushing.
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  • DavePelz4DavePelz4 A golf course in the Chicago area.ClubWRX Posts: 24,464 ClubWRX
    edited Jul 11, 2018 #507
    When Chicago Lefty started this thread 7 years ago he rode. Then he bought a ClicGear, with a seat and walked. Now after chasing 2 rug rats for a couple of years, when he rarely does play, he rides.
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  • jimwgt26jimwgt26 Members Posts: 1,182 ✭✭
    DavePelz4 wrote:
    When Chicago Lefty started this thread 7 years ago he rode. They he bought a ClicGear, with a seat and walked. Now after chasing 2 rug rats for a couple of years, when he rarely does play, he rides.




    Who’s Chicago Lefty?
  • DavePelz4DavePelz4 A golf course in the Chicago area.ClubWRX Posts: 24,464 ClubWRX
    jimwgt26 wrote:

    DavePelz4 wrote:
    When Chicago Lefty started this thread 7 years ago he rode. They he bought a ClicGear, with a seat and walked. Now after chasing 2 rug rats for a couple of years, when he rarely does play, he rides.




    Who’s Chicago Lefty?




  • BradNelson22BradNelson22 Members Posts: 78
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  • 27x10.527x10.5 Members Posts: 966 ✭✭
    edited Aug 8, 2018 #511
    35 started around 29



    I'd have no problem carrying a bag, I just don't see the point. The only bonus would be not having this extra thing in your trunk all the time
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