I got your, "trolley!" America wisely left your so-called empire 250 years ago and except for temporary glitches. Carts, Baby, Carts! That's the F-R-E-E-D-O-M we won and will treasure.
good article...just wish American's would please start using the proper word; "Trolley"
I'm seeing an increase in push cart use at my home course mainly because mine is not conducive to using them. There are several holes requiring a long walk either uphill or downhill. The hills are steep. It would be great exercise without pushing a cart. However, it's dangerous with one. I've personally witnessed a young golfer lose control of his push cart and fall. I'm an avid exerciser & would love to walk my home course with my push cart, but it's just not a wise option. That said, I'm seeing more push carts but definitely not many simply due to the terrain.
My golf course is making you share a golf cart like it or not. I will be using my push cart and enjoying the walk. There is no way to practice social distancing when you are force to share a golf cart. Surprise they can do that.
I am a stroke survivor so walking for me is out of the question. I have played courses that were obviously designed only for riders as the distance between green and next tee box is an outrageous waste of real estate. add that to very rough terrain, elevation changes and you have impossible walking courses.
I think it is wrong to increase golfing fees if you get a riding cart when the walking ones are hard to come by and then they charge a lot more for them
Until social distancing ends it appears riding 1 per cart is the acceptable answer.But courses are already greens fees higher due to the cart issue. So eventually to make golf affordable for the average weekend golfer pull carts will have to be used.
I play with 2 ladies last week that don't know how to use one. Instead of parking the cart close to their ball, they would leave it 5 - 10 yards behind the ball, select a club, walk to the ball, maybe change their mind on their club selection, walk back to the cart, get a club, walk back to the ball, hit the ball then walk back to the cart to get it to proceed to the green. Needless to say our friends that were behind us let me know who slow we were.
Still using a pull cart. It’s got over a thousand rounds on it and the original cost was just over $10 . My per round cost is under a penny. Bought it because it was very simple. My previous carts would always fail with a weld breaking or some minor part failing that you couldn’t easily replace. $400 for a new push cart Bah Humbug
Just a faze that will disappear as soon as these inane restrictions are lifted. In two months, you will be able to get a standard push cart on Craig's List for about $25 and a motorized one for around $200.