The golf thread...

  • Mon, Jul 9, 2018 11:51 AM

    Anyone have experience with Sun Mountain golf bags? I've got my eye on the C130 cart bag.

    Mon, Jul 9, 2018 3:54 PM
    posted by justincredible

    Anyone have experience with Sun Mountain golf bags? I've got my eye on the C130 cart bag.

    Speaking of which...you guys carry, use rolling cart or an actual motorized cart?

    If I go on my own I always carried. Wife bought me a sweet push in front cart I use some now. If I go with buddies or my son we always take a cart.

    Mon, Jul 9, 2018 3:55 PM

    Made my first step to going out this year. Went to my sister’s 6 acres and mowed me out a green and 5 tee boxes from 110-200 yards out

    Mon, Jul 9, 2018 3:56 PM
    posted by Ironman92

    Speaking of which...you guys carry, use rolling cart or an actual motorized cart?

    If I go on my own I always carried. Wife bought me a sweet push in front cart I use some now. If I go with buddies or my son we always take a cart.

    Cart. Or pull cart. I don't mind walking, but I'm not lugging a bag full of clubs around on my back.

    Mon, Jul 9, 2018 3:57 PM
    posted by Ironman92

    Made my first step to going out this year. Went to my sister’s 6 acres and mowed me out a green and 5 tee boxes from 110-200 yards out

    Seems like a decent use of acreage.

    Mon, Jul 9, 2018 3:58 PM

    Uh oh... where's Zwick?

    Mon, Jul 9, 2018 4:05 PM
    posted by ernest_t_bass

    Uh oh... where's Zwick?

    I remember him having strong feelings about mode of transporting clubs, but I don't remember the specifics.

    Mon, Jul 9, 2018 4:09 PM

    You were a terrible person if you did not walk.  Literally.  Then he joined a league where they used carts, IIRC.

    2nd part not 100% accurate.  1st part is.

    Mon, Jul 9, 2018 4:13 PM

    Sounds about right.

    Mon, Jul 9, 2018 4:55 PM

    I ride 99% of the time. If a course is cart path only, I will walk. Typically, I’ll walk a few rounds at the beginning and end of the season just because. 

    Basically, I’m a lazy fuck so I like to ride. 

    Mon, Jul 9, 2018 5:03 PM
    posted by justincredible

    Seems like a decent use of acreage.

    That’s all I could envision when she bought it lol.

    Mon, Jul 9, 2018 8:50 PM

    I used to walk all of the time and absolutely loved it.  Walking from shot to shot gave you the opportunity to clear your head and really read the course.

    Mon, Jul 9, 2018 8:55 PM

    The problem I had with walking without a pull cart was that it was exhausting and absolutely wrecked my swing after 10-11 holes. If I had a nice pull cart I'd walk more, but it's a lot easier to ride.

    Mon, Jul 9, 2018 10:04 PM
    posted by justincredible

    The problem I had with walking without a pull cart was that it was exhausting and absolutely wrecked my swing after 10-11 holes. If I had a nice pull cart I'd walk more, but it's a lot easier to ride.

    I found you get used to it pretty quickly but that was then. I found that walking up a hill and making a 4 foot putt with an elevated heart rate was very similar to making a free throw in the 4th qtr.

    True story here (hard to believe but it is)...back in 1957 when my grandfather was in his early 20’s he set the world record by walking (carrying bag) 126 holes of golf. He did it at the current Logan Country Club which has plenty of hills. Shot +7 on the day.

    Tue, Jul 10, 2018 7:53 AM
    posted by justincredible

    The problem I had with walking without a pull cart was that it was exhausting and absolutely wrecked my swing after 10-11 holes. If I had a nice pull cart I'd walk more, but it's a lot easier to ride.

    actually, I play better when pulling a cart because it tires me out a little--when riding a cart I just can't seem to get in a rhythm like I can when I walk

    Tue, Jul 10, 2018 10:50 AM

    I’ll walk, but I’m very much a ready golfer. Practice swing on only half my shots (all chips), never on a drive and rarely on an approach. We usually are hitting our shots while playing partners ball is still rolling. I’ve got no time for waiting around lol

    I prefer the cart, because if it’s not a weekend, a foursome can finish in 3 hours. I’m not trying to be out in a golf course in hot weather for 5+ hours.

    Tue, Jul 10, 2018 11:11 AM
    posted by Laley23

    I’ll walk, but I’m very much a ready golfer. Practice swing on only half my shots (all chips), never on a drive and rarely on an approach. We usually are hitting our shots while playing partners ball is still rolling. I’ve got no time for waiting around lol

    I prefer the cart, because if it’s not a weekend, a foursome can finish in 3 hours. I’m not trying to be out in a golf course in hot weather for 5+ hours.

    Yeah...I cannot tolerate Mr. 3 practice swings and Uber putt aligner then shoots 91. Hit the flipping ball. A few shots a round require extra time.

     

    Tue, Jul 10, 2018 12:17 PM

    One practice swing, address ball, hit ball. Unfortunately, whether you have a cart or not, if you have dawdlers ahead of you, you ain't going anywhere...imo, there's nothing more frustrating during a round of golf than waiting, on each and every shot. Nothing.

    Tue, Jul 10, 2018 12:25 PM
    posted by vball10set

    One practice swing, address ball, hit ball. Unfortunately, whether you have a cart or not, if you have dawdlers ahead of you, you ain't going anywhere...imo, there's nothing more frustrating during a round of golf than waiting, on each and every shot. Nothing.

    Which is the main reason I almost never play on the weekends. Obviously, it’s not possible for everyone though. I work Sunday-Wednesday, so I get prime days for golf. And if I do have/want to play on the weekends, I’ll go twilight. 

    I play mostly solo too. Which is nice, until I get behind the 3-4 foursomes of old fucks who don’t let people play through. 

    Tue, Jul 10, 2018 12:32 PM

    one practice swing, everybody knows the rules.

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