Golf course running?

Golf course running?

Post by Coincid » Mon, 09 Nov 1998 04:00:00


I've read several articles that mention running on a golf course.  I was just
curious if the golf courses allowed this.  Isn't  it also kind of dangerous?  I
remember running just outside of a golf course and saw a golf ball bounce 10 ft
right in front of me.    

Kirk S.  

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Golf course running?

Post by RunnerBea » Mon, 09 Nov 1998 04:00:00

Quote:

> I've read several articles that mention running on a golf course.  I was just
> curious if the golf courses allowed this.  Isn't  it also kind of dangerous?  I
> remember running just outside of a golf course and saw a golf ball bounce 10 ft
> right in front of me.

> Kirk S.

I regulary used to run on our local golf course by sneaking through a
hole in the fence late in the evening before dark.
By running around the perimeter I could do a 2.5 mile tough circuit.
Had to stop when I got too much hassle from the local greenkeeper !
Mind you he never caught me :-)

Steve

 
 
 

Golf course running?

Post by Terry R. McConne » Mon, 09 Nov 1998 04:00:00

Quote:

>> I've read several articles that mention running on a golf course.  I was just
>> curious if the golf courses allowed this.  Isn't  it also kind of dangerous?  I
>> remember running just outside of a golf course and saw a golf ball bounce 10 ft
>> right in front of me.

University-owned golf courses are often pretty lenient about this, since
they may be used as cross-country courses as well.

If you play golf as well as run, you might consider combining the two by playing
a round of "speed golf". Get out early in the morning and only carry a couple
of clubs. Supposedly, Steve Scott takes under 40 minutes to shoot a round
in the 70's.
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Terry R. McConnell   Mathematics/304B Carnegie/Syracuse, N.Y. 13244-1150

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Golf course running?

Post by Sam Hartwel » Mon, 09 Nov 1998 04:00:00

Quote:


>>> I've read several articles that mention running on a golf course.

>If you play golf as well as run, you might consider combining the two >by

playing a round of "speed golf". Get out early in the morning and >only
carry a couple of clubs. Supposedly, Steve Scott takes under

Quote:
>40 minutes to shoot a round in the 70's.

This actually sounds like fun.  There was an interesting article on the
subject in a Runner's World last summer.

Sam.

 
 
 

Golf course running?

Post by Mvt2 » Mon, 09 Nov 1998 04:00:00

On my long runs, about 2 1/2 miles of the orute that I run is along a golf
course and I usually run along the perimeter.  The grass is REALLY soft and it
is nice to give the legs a rest from the concrete.  Watch out for sprinkler
holes though.  I tripped in one just last week and luckily avoided injury.  
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Golf course running?

Post by CPINE5 » Tue, 10 Nov 1998 04:00:00

Only one word for you!  FOUR!!
lol
 
 
 

Golf course running?

Post by Stephen Fle » Tue, 10 Nov 1998 04:00:00

Quote:

> >>> I've read several articles that mention running on a golf course.

I recall running on golf courses quite a bit back in the 1970's. However, in the
last few years I have not tried it at all. Back in the 70's there were few
runners, realtive to now, and there were no mountain bikes.In Torornto there
were I grew up there were a number of golf courses that were completely open
i.e. no fences around them. I would run on these courses fairly regularly and I
never had any problems with confrontiations with golfers. I would run very early
in the morning, when it was raining, in the off season(for Golf) or just before
sunset too avoid problems with golfers. I suspect that the situation is NOT the
same today. Too many runners and also mountain bike riders probably discovered
that cutting across golf courses was cool. I am sure that these days anyone
other than golfers is unwanted on golf courses at all times. Those were the
days!

Steve Fleck

 
 
 

Golf course running?

Post by Ozzie Gonta » Tue, 10 Nov 1998 04:00:00


Quote:


> > >>> I've read several articles that mention running on a golf course.

> I recall running on golf courses quite a bit back in the 1970's. However,
in the
> last few years I have not tried it at all. Back in the 70's there were few
> runners, realtive to now, and there were no mountain bikes.In Torornto there
> were I grew up there were a number of golf courses that were completely open
> i.e. no fences around them. I would run on these courses fairly regularly
and I
> never had any problems with confrontiations with golfers. I would run
very early
> in the morning, when it was raining, in the off season(for Golf) or just
before
> sunset too avoid problems with golfers. I suspect that the situation is
NOT the
> same today. Too many runners and also mountain bike riders probably
discovered
> that cutting across golf courses was cool. I am sure that these days anyone
> other than golfers is unwanted on golf courses at all times. Those were the
> days!     Steve Fleck

There is a group of Ninja Golf Course Runners.  They dress in all black and
have removed any and all reflective tape from their running gear so as not
to be seen.  Because they run at night they are seldom seen..and because no
one is on most golf courses at night, they are seldom heard...because they
practice Silent Running.

They run various parts of the golf courses of the world.  Like the 50
Stater Marathoners, in their travels they attempt to run all the golf
courses of the world and never be seen.  This way they never never attact
attention to their love of running golf courses.  They avoid putting greens
wanting never to leave any telltale signs of dew footsteps.

They have learned to run in racing flats (reflective tape removed and shoes
blackened with shoe polish) and at much slower speeds.  The reason is to
practice their light running form and in such a manner that they are not
afraid of falling and rolling should their foot trip over something or step
in a rut.

They had shared from years ago, the Power Running Form of Don Juan to move
around obstacles on pitch black nights.

At the Municipal Golf Course in San Diego, one of these Ninja Runners cut
short their nighttime escapade when a pack of coyotes were running the same
course.

--
In health and on the run,
Ozzie Gontang
Maintainer - rec.running FAQ
Director, San Diego Marathon Clinic, est. 1975
(Mindful Running) http://www.mindfulness.com

 
 
 

Golf course running?

Post by WTC4 » Sat, 14 Nov 1998 04:00:00

Quote:
Ozzie Gontang writes:
>There is a group of Ninja Golf Course Runners.  They dress in all black >and
>have removed any and all reflective tape from their running gear so as >not
>to be seen.  Because they run at night they are seldom seen..and because >no
>one is on most golf courses at night, they are seldom heard...because >they
>practice Silent Running.  <cut a lot of good stuff>

I love this:  I hope it was cross posted to Urban Legends.  I'm a runner who
owns a golf course (which I don't run on because it's always full of sweet old
guys who are armed with vicious clubs), but I will watch out for the Ninja
Runners!