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  1. I'm later 50's, artificial hip, and use a push cart whenever possible. I was carrying but made a command decision this year to use a push cart for the sake of the hip. I want it to last for as long as possible. I gave a lot of thought to an electric model but after much research I wasn't confident it would work on the wet, hilly courses I play. There were too many stories about carts sliding and tipping on side hills along with spinning out going up steep hills during wet conditions. I could do cart path only with one for 8 months out of the year just like cart golfers, lol. If I played mostly level courses I'd still have a push cart. Pushing a bag on level ground is not much different than just walking imo.
  2. I found this: https://www.noga.org/2021/02/02/the-usga-and-ra-announce-golf-equipment-research-topics-and-proposed-equipment-standards-changes/ I don't really like what I read (that the USGA feels distance is a problem in all levels of the game). It goes on to talk about changing testing of balls and equipment. If I was a manufacturer I wouldn't be making a whole lot of anything with a long lead time that might be impacted by future rules.
  3. No matter what the lowest score wins.
  4. Maybe they should all play with Top Flight? Lol. I get your point but I just don't see things the same way. I would like to see narrower fairways and thicker rough. IMO that would put a premium on accuracy and severely punish most bomb and gouge players. The risk/reward ratio would be huge.
  5. Something like that. I'm someone who doesn't see the need to limit anything. All the golfers are playing the same course with the same equipment. Some of them put in a whole lot of time to be better. The way I think is to let them be better. Let them hit it farther, let them score lower on longer courses than the golfers of the past. What does it hurt? It surely makes the tv experience more exciting. IMO all of this "we have to limit things" started when Tiger decimated the field almost every time he played. Watching Bryson drive a par 4 and sink the long eagle putt on the opening hole of the last day of the Ryder Cup was exciting.
  6. Enlighten me please. A distance limited ball is what my answer was for. In my mind a distance limited ball limits distance. This is going to affect a long hitter more than a short hitter imo.
  7. Is the goal to make all pros hit close to the same distance? Punishing someone for putting in the work to be better does not make any sense to me.
  8. Phil isn't happy about it. Just caught part of Morikawa talking about using course design to require precise shots, didn't catch the first part but I'm sure they will show it again.
  9. Walking winter golfer in PNW. I find that an umbrella on my push cart solves most rain issues because I stay under it except when hitting or putting. If it's raining and blowing hard enough that the umbrella won't keep me dry then I'm not going to be golfing that day. Long pants, warm socks, water proof shoes, and usually just a shirt with a 1/4 zip pullover will keep me warm down to 40 F. Any colder and I'll add another thin layer, usually a long sleeve t shirt. If it's frozen I'll add long johns but I rarely play frozen conditions with temp greens anymore.
  10. One time and it's been 27+ years so far.
  11. Something worse... One day I'm playing in the afternoon with a friend from work. We get to the 10 tee box and notice a wedding party with photog taking pictures in a very nice wooded area which happens to be next to the banquet facility. My friend (who had been married 6 times when this happened, 7 now) started telling the groom to run away, it would never work, she will change, etc. Quite possibly the worst feeling in golf...
  12. I've already seen it. The set goes PW then AW and finally GW. All used to be 8i, 9i, PW. It doesn't really matter, it's just one of those things that sticks in my mind. Kinda like how pickups used to be a 10 or 100 for the half ton model and now they are all 150 or 1500. But, I digress.
  13. I replaced an old Bag Boy three wheeler with this a few months ago: https://www.costco.com/caddytek-superlite-4-wheel-push-golf-cart.product.100498159.html I like it. It's lightweight, folds compact, and rolls nice. The front wheels can be adjusted for different sized bags and can be aligned so it tracks straight.
  14. Yes it is. Your turn to post a pic.
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