Walk or Ride?

PGA Fellow Professional

Walk or Ride?

Walk or Ride

Walk or Ride is a short golf blog post outlining the pros and cons of a Golf Cart or Buggy.

I suppose that this question can only be answered by the individual themselves.

Walking the course

It was always the idea, since the 15th century, that golfers would walk the course.

I believe that if you are fit enough to walk, then you should walk. You gain more from walking.
It is good for your body, fitness, mental health and lots of other advantages.

Personally speaking, I prefer to walk. When I walk, I have time to reflect on my last shot and I also have time to prepare for my next one.

I can also enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the surroundings.

I always remember the old quote of golf being “a good walk spoiled”

You could also argue that a game of golf is cheaper without the use of a cart.

Walk or Ride

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Riding the course

The use of a golf cart should only be considered for medical reasons and not just because you can afford one. There is nothing big or flash about owning your own cart.

If you are ill or injured then a golf cart should be allowed in daily rounds and also in tournament golf.

Over the many years that I have played Golf, I have often played in a Golf cart and when I have done so, then I have never played as well as what I can do.

Choosing golf courses of poor design may mean that it is compulsory to use a cart.

This is made even worse if they enforce the 90° rule by installing cart paths.

Golf courses should let players drive anywhere if they have to use a cart. (Except bunkers, greens & tees etc)

Many say that they reserve energy when riding a cart. I suppose this is true if they are lazy golfers.

An advantage, of using a cart, is that you can take more with you onto the course, like drinks, food, extra balls.

Walk or Ride

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