Why don't the pros use carts?

Why don't the pros use carts?

Post by Doug » Thu, 09 Mar 1995 15:04:23


And wouldn't the game go faster if they did?

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Why don't the pros use carts?

Post by bhu.. » Thu, 09 Mar 1995 22:14:54


Quote:
>And wouldn't the game go faster if they did?

The USGA did some studies that show that players in carts play an average hole
in roughly the same time as walkers. Now, they were probably assuming two
golfers per cart. Then again, some walkers walk slower than other, too.

From my personal experience, I walk with my pull cart faster overall than two
people in a golf cart. The exception is that one person in a golf cart, not using
a 90-degree cart rule, on a hilly course will probably be around 60-90 seconds
faster than me on a long hole, no faster or maybe a few seconds slower on a
short Par 3. Of course, if I had a caddy, even these small differences would be
changed in my favor.

 
 
 

Why don't the pros use carts?

Post by Dan Reut » Fri, 10 Mar 1995 00:03:22

Quote:

> And wouldn't the game go faster if they did?

€ Golf Digest had some excellent articles last year on the use of golf
carts and caddies.  The basic reason that courses use carts is for income
purposes.  Carts did not speed up the game, in fact, if there were caddies
present, carts actually took longer.  Walking the course is preferred,
because walking is conducive to better play (as cited by Golf Digest),
better for numerous health reasons and does not tear up a course the way
carts can (especially on wet days).

€ Personally, I feel carts are for the handicapped and senior citizens,
(or if you already have walked 18 and are beginning a second loop).  If
you are playing a municipal course and don't like to carry your own bag,
get a pull cart.  The health benefits are well worth it.

 
 
 

Why don't the pros use carts?

Post by Wayne Patto » Fri, 10 Mar 1995 00:12:50

Quote:
> And wouldn't the game go faster if they did?

I doubt it.  I can walk and play as fast as most people can play
using a cart.  Most people that walk find that they play better than
when thay ride a cart.  At least the people I talk to think so.

Wayne

 
 
 

Why don't the pros use carts?

Post by David Thomps » Sat, 11 Mar 1995 10:14:08

Coz they can afford caddies !!!!

Dave Thompson
Melbourne Oz

 
 
 

Why don't the pros use carts?

Post by Scott McClell » Sun, 12 Mar 1995 04:25:44

: And wouldn't the game go faster if they did?

No! I don't think the round plays ANY faster in the cart if you are in shape.