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Dawg52 04-16-2020 06:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Midpack (Post 2412629)
Great round, congrats. I played today, not a good scoring day, but I always enjoy playing.

Thanks. The weather was beautiful here today which really made it a good day.

pb4uski 04-16-2020 08:56 PM

What's wrong with this picture?
https://ci5.googleusercontent.com/pr...jpg&name=small

Jerry1 04-16-2020 09:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Midpack (Post 2412629)
not a good scoring day, but I always enjoy playing.

That pretty much sums up my golf experience.

pb4uski 04-17-2020 07:01 AM

Last time I played was a Jeckl & Hyde round.... 38 (+2) on the front (after starting with 3 bogies) and then 50 on the back. My hopes of breaking 80 were dashed with a 9 on the par-5 10th hole. >:(

jollystomper 04-17-2020 07:19 AM

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Originally Posted by Midpack (Post 2412625)
It is interesting, but other than CA, Iíd guess the weather is making the decision for many. Itís not a difficult decision to close northern courses in Mar-Apr when traffic/revenue is slow, they may not stay closed in May...


Actually, in my area (DC-MD-VA), the golf courses stay open during the winter, only closing if the temperature drops below freezing or it if snows. This has been a realtively warm winter with little snow., I played golf at least once a week from November until the courses had to shut down.

Big_Hitter 04-17-2020 07:27 AM

they opened the local munis - we are still open, walking only unless you own a cart. Tee sheet has been PACKED all month

Jerry1 04-17-2020 07:46 AM

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Originally Posted by Big_Hitter (Post 2412859)
they opened the local munis - we are still open, walking only unless you own a cart. Tee sheet has been PACKED all month

Iíve had my eye on a couple push carts on Amazon. I was planning on walking this year in my league (9 holes). Every cart I had on my watch list is sold out. I guess a lot of people are going to be walking and social distancing. I hope I can get one of the ones I wanted before we start golfing again, but it doesnít look good.

Big_Hitter 04-17-2020 08:49 AM

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Originally Posted by Jerry1 (Post 2412873)
I’ve had my eye on a couple push carts on Amazon. I was planning on walking this year in my league (9 holes). Every cart I had on my watch list is sold out. I guess a lot of people are going to be walking and social distancing. I hope I can get one of the ones I wanted before we start golfing again, but it doesn’t look good.

I buy equipment from these guys - when I walk I almost always carry my bag. I do have an old push cart but I don't use it:

https://www.budgetgolf.com/golf-cart...tml?sort=price

https://www.tgw.com/golf-carts/golf-...ce:&pageSize:&

pb4uski 04-17-2020 09:23 AM

I'm probably among the small percentage of golfers who prefer a pull cart to a push cart. I got mine at Goodwill for $10-15. Perhaps you can use an inexpensive used pull cart as an interim solution until you can find a push cart that you like.

Midpack 04-17-2020 09:37 AM

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Originally Posted by pb4uski (Post 2412956)
I'm probably among the small percentage of golfers who prefer a pull cart to a push cart. I got mine at Goodwill for $10-15. Perhaps you can use an inexpensive used pull cart as an interim solution until you can find a push cart that you like.

Better hurry. Demand for used (and new) push or pull carts is undoubtedly increasing (I wouldn't sell mine at any price for the time being). ;)

jollystomper 04-17-2020 09:48 AM

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Originally Posted by Jerry1 (Post 2412873)
Iíve had my eye on a couple push carts on Amazon. I was planning on walking this year in my league (9 holes). Every cart I had on my watch list is sold out. I guess a lot of people are going to be walking and social distancing. I hope I can get one of the ones I wanted before we start golfing again, but it doesnít look good.


A possible solution is a 4 wheel utility cart. It might not look pretty, but it would be functional.

pb4uski 04-17-2020 09:54 AM

This reminded me of the Larry Bird/Michael Jordan McDonalds ad from way back when.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3z_DWZqW8I

Midpack 04-17-2020 12:52 PM

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Originally Posted by pb4uski (Post 2412994)
This reminded me of the Larry Bird/Michael Jordan McDonalds ad from way back when.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3z_DWZqW8I

Outstanding, Iíd forgotten that one, thanks!

Jerry1 04-17-2020 01:43 PM

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Originally Posted by Big_Hitter (Post 2412919)
I buy equipment from these guys - when I walk I almost always carry my bag. I do have an old push cart but I don't use it:

https://www.budgetgolf.com/golf-cart...tml?sort=price

https://www.tgw.com/golf-carts/golf-...ce:&pageSize:&

Thanks. They do have a couple of the ones I have my eye on. I also remembered that Costco has one I was looking at. I'll have to make a decision and get on this if I want one this season.

ETA - I bought the Bag Boy Tri Swivel II from Budget Golf (thanks for the link). Being a first time purchase, they e-mailed me a code for 20% off. Plus the cart was on sale. It lists for $299, it was on sale for $199. With 10% off, I got it for $180 plus tax and free shipping. I'm happy :dance:

Now I just need the golf courses to open up and our league to start.

Jerry1 04-26-2020 07:34 PM

Wow, almost ten days and my last post is still the most current. Oh well, there's good news on the horizon. That woman from Michigan has revised the stay home order to allow GOLFING!!! I'm sure the courses will be packed, but I'm going to head out tomorrow with a friend and try to get in nine. We're not allowed to use carts so I'm very glad my push cart was delivered a few days ago. I'm all set. First round of the season.

I've also received word from the golf league that they're working out a framework to start the league up. Since it's a senior league (at risk individuals), they're aware the safety is a high consideration. I think the main thing they're trying to work out is the payment mechanism. We used to each go in and pay for our round just before our tee time. I'm thinking they will implement some form of touchless payment. Hopefully something on-line. That would be great. Personally, I wish they'd just collect a flat amount for the entire season. However, I understand that this season may be interrupted and many people would not want to risk a flat payment in such a unpredictable environment.

pb4uski 04-26-2020 08:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Jerry1 (Post 2419522)
...I'm thinking they will implement some form of touchless payment. ...

At one course that we play at the cashier does his thing and then you swipe your card at the counter.... at another one you push your card int0 the reader.

jkern 04-27-2020 07:34 AM

I just found out a few days ago that the golf courses in Sacramento County have been open. I started calling all the courses and they are so busy. I have a tee time on Wednesday. I'm so excited, I haven't played since mid February (took a month off due to elbow pain, then the shutdown).

Big_Hitter 04-27-2020 10:16 AM

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Originally Posted by Jerry1 (Post 2419522)
Wow, almost ten days and my last post is still the most current.

nothing to report - got a new 56 degree rtx3 CB wedge and love it - been playing or practicing about every day - course open for walking and personal carts - members only

zinger1457 04-27-2020 01:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Jerry1 (Post 2419522)
I've also received word from the golf league that they're working out a framework to start the league up. Since it's a senior league (at risk individuals), they're aware the safety is a high consideration.


All the golf courses in my area are open but won't allow any type of league play or events where groups might gather, 19th hole/restaurants are also closed.

Jerry1 04-27-2020 01:24 PM

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Originally Posted by zinger1457 (Post 2419881)
All the golf courses in my area are open but won't allow any type of league play or events where groups might gather, 19th hole/restaurants are also closed.

I think all they're trying to do is keep our normal time slot (Friday mornings) and do as much as possible to keep the league in tack. My guess is that will mean just showing up for your tee time, golfing and then recording your score from home. It will be interesting to see how this all folds out.


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