What's important is that people who use these types of carts play 'ready' golf!It's a fact.It takes longer for players to walk to their ball than ride in a golf cart.When they get there, hit the ball!Sometimes it's better to play your shot while others are searching for another player's ball. You don't need four people to look for a lost ball.Can't find it in a couple minutes?Take the penalty and put another ball into play.It simply doesn't matter how the bag gets carried as long as players are playing 'ready' golf!
It isn't as shameful as having someone else carry your clubs like English and Lincicome
I switch from carrying to a pushcart at 64 years young. Not because I could not carry the bag but to give my feet a break. Trust me, the pushcart uses as much energy if not more to get around the course. Great exercise and happier feet.
Herbert Strong, outstanding golden age architect designed the superb Canterbury Golf Club in Shaker Heights, Ohio, and has also been credited with inventing the "trolley". So it can't be all bad
Anyone missing walking experience is invited to play with the senior league we joined and a great number who push/pull or carry 6200 yards of challenging terrain at MiddletownCC in Langhorne PA in under 4 hours three times a week. Several 80+ players are very fit and have GREAT games (so do the walkers under 80)! We love pushing, pulling, carrying. Did I say under 4 hours? Yep.
Golf is a game meant to be walked. I don’t care if you carry or use a cart. Walking is still walking, period. However, due to very bad knees I have tosometimes ride. It is not an option - ride play/or don’t play. Ugh! This carry/walk or push cart issue is a waste of time and effort. An exercise by the yentas showing their ignorance. Walking is a part ofthe game, plain and simple.
I wonder how many pros would opt for a cart if they didn't have a caddy to carry their bags. Why doesn't college allow caddies?
My thoughts have been echoed many times by previous posts, Harris' and Brittany's comments were elitist, condescending, and insulting to people who don't have the luxury of using a caddy. Let them carry an average sized bag, or especially their monster tour bag for a round and see how their back feels afterwards. Do they honestly believe the college players were any less serious or less competitive because they used a push cart??? Is the essence of golf really how you 'look' while playing? Last time I checked, what was REALLY important was enjoying the challenge of using some sticks to get a ball in the hole in as few strokes as possible.
I was disappointed on another level because I have always been a fan, for Harris because he has Bulldog ties, as do I, and I've always liked Brittany's go for broke style and the way she shows her emotions. It's a million to one shot they will read this, but just know the next time you are in contention I won't be rooting for you, you've shown a really bad side that requires a serious and sincere apology, and a change in attitude.
My daughter is a golfer. She has a permanent post fracture disability affecting her right foot. Bearing wieght over prolonged periods of time, especially on uneven terrain, or having to walk up steep inclines/hills, makes it impossible for her due to severe pain to the point that she starts to limp and at times, can't walk anymore. Add to that, having to carry a very heavy bag filled with men's clubs [that's what she uses], not only results in further exacerbation to her foot, but also causes her severe back pain. She absolutely loves golf, and loves playing in tournaments... but without the use of a push cart, she'd only be able to play par 3 courses, and only if they were on flat terrain. As it is, she can't play in tournaments if there are significant hills/valleys and inclines, unless she is riding - which is rarely allowed. Should she stop playing golf / competing in tournaments because it isn't "cool" to use a push cart or ride [when needed]??? I think not!!! Candidly, players and caddies alike [in competitive and pro golf] should be allowed to ride if they should choose to. Carrying a heavy bag is unhealthy for one's back, no matter what his/her age... Ask any orthopedist! Perhaps all pro golfers should be forced to carry their own bags for the entirety of a 3 - 4 day tournament so they feel the pain their caddies endure before making stupid comments against those who use push carts by [smart] choice and/or medical necessity! Odds are, they wouldn't even last a full round, especially on courses with steep "mountains" and deep "valleys"!
I'm eighty three years of age and if I couldn't use a push cart I wouldn't be playing golf