Should you carry your bag, push a cart, or ride in a cart?

The current issue of Golf Today NW includes an interesting article from Dr. Harry G. Sese answering the question should I ride, carry, or push.

Dr. Sese recommends that for anyone suffering from a health condition that doesn’t allow them to elevate their heart rate, but allows them to continue to play golf, riding a cart is the best option.

If you’re a rider, then you need to be sure your gear matches with a riding cart. By ensuring that you have a sturdy, yet lightweight cart bag, (like Sun Mountain’s C-130 best-selling golf cart bag) you’ll be allowing yourself the peace of mind to know that you won’t be struggling to get your bag to the cart or from the cart to the car after a long round of golf.

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Dr. Sese continues by saying that if you’re relying on a round of golf for your exercise, riding is not the way to go. He recommends instead that you walk and carry your clubs or use a golf push cart. The push cart is considered by Dr. Sese to be safer than carrying your bag, for those with neck, shoulder, and back pains.


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How to Dress for Winter Golf

When the weather outside is frightful, knowing how to dress for winter golf can be delightful.

Key ingredients of winter golf clothing are:

  • golf thermal layer to keep you warm
  • golf wind breaker to block the wind
  • waterproof golf rain jacket to keep you dry
  • winter golf gloves to keep your hands warm
  • warm hat or ear warmers for your head
  • freedom of movement needed to swing a golf club

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Tips for Walking the Golf Course Pt. 2

This is the second installment in a series on walking the golf course. In the first article we address things TO do when walking the golf course. In this article we’ll address what NOT to do.

One golf ball doesn’t feel like much weight. Put a dozen or so in a bag and let it dangle from your shoulder for 4+ hours and that weight starts to add up. Help yourself out, take the number of balls you think you might need in that round, and leave the rest of the balls in your car trunk or locker. [Read more…]