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post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 

There is a lot that can be covered on this topic

Walk or Cart?

Take a cooler or buy from the girl on the course?

Eat or just drink?

What kind of beverage do you prefer?

 

My answers:

Walk if the temps are normal.  Cart if its above 90*

One bottle of water if walk, Cooler with more if its hot and take a cart

Never eat on the course, just hydrate

Mostly I just drink water on the golf course, but occasionally on cool fall days, I'll take a small thermos with coffee.

 

 

post #2 of 16

ahhh lets see

 

walk unless its above 85-90

small nalgene in my bag. refill on course or if playing 18, at club house

Crackers and/or small other snack in bag

Water, G2, sometimes if on a cart, grab a sobe. wouldn't carry it walking cause its glass

 

 

Enjoy it now before its 120*!

post #3 of 16

 

 

Walk or Cart? Walk if it's not a hilly course. I am not a Sherpa

Take a cooler or buy from the girl on the course? Depends if i'm riding, but our courses tend not to allow coolers

Eat or just drink? Hot Dog at the turn

What kind of beverage do you prefer? Gatoraide and beer..not mixed. 

 

 

 

 

post #4 of 16

Walk or Cart? I'm one of those obstinate types who refuses to ride a cart unless it's absolutely required.  If I have a choice of courses I'll pick the one that doesn't require carts.  A few years ago my ski club bought me a three wheeled push cart for my 60th birthday but it's too much of hassle getting it up the steeper hills and I find it's easier just to carry the bag.

Take a cooler or buy from the girl on the course? Buy on the course

Eat or just drink?  Just drink. 

What kind of beverage do you prefer? Gatorade.  The botttle fits nicely in a pocket on my bag.  Once it's empty I'll refill it at the water stations.  I know they shouldn't be refilled but I figure that soon after opening is safe.  Once off the course the beverage of choice is Long Trail Ale.

 

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post #5 of 16

Im going to take a guess and say your pretty good.... right?

post #6 of 16

 

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Im going to take a guess and say your pretty good.... right?


At golf, boarding, or skiing?

 

At golf, there's a lot of room for improvement.  I had some success in club championships a dozen years ago but I play to an 8 these days.  Side note:  The round yellow tag on my golf bag in the photo says "USGA Walking Member",  Our national organizing body does promote walking.  One of my biggest thrills was to play the Old Course at St. Andrews (shot an 83 with seven 3-putts).  Can you imagine seeing riding carts on that hallowed turf?

 

At boarding (and to a lesser extent skiing) I've had pretty good luck.  When you're elderly, there's a lot less competition in boarding. 

 

I broke my ankle in two places at the NASTAR Nationals on April 28th so my golf season hasn't started yet.  I get a walking cast next Thursday so I hope to finally be able to get out there. 

post #7 of 16
Thread Starter 

Love the shameless plug pics.

 

I have a sneaky suspicion that you'll be up to par in no time, after your ankle heals.

 

The weather has been yucky here so I've barely gotten out to hit balls, let alone hit the course.

 

post #8 of 16

83? me to! oh wait..for 18?

 

hope the ankle gets better. Iv only been playing for 2 years and only occasinaly break 100

post #9 of 16

We were on our honeymoon and the date was July 4, 2001.  Amazing but they don't celebrate the Fourth of July over there..... 

 

old course

post #10 of 16
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83? me to! oh wait..for 18?

 

hope the ankle gets better. Iv only been playing for 2 years and only occasinaly break 100

I nearly spit my coffee on the screen........as I'm seemingly in the same category as you after 3 summers golfing.

 

First game was late fall just prior to joining epic, fortunately epic's influence reinforced my desire to get out there after winter faded.

We'll see what my fourth summer on the course delivers.

 

post #11 of 16

Carry and walk is the way when you can.

 

Bring and carry water, but I'm not above an coffee and Baily's on a cold day, which we see up here but only on days that end in "Y".

 

Snacks are a rarity for me on the course, but I try to be open minded enough to never say never.

 

We have a new course in my neighborhood called Chambers Bay.  Patmoore look it up think you will recognize the look.  It already has a US Open scheduled and it is really cool.  Very classy but not where I play every week.  Even cooler it is a walking only course. 

 

Fore right!

post #12 of 16

 

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We have a new course in my neighborhood called Chambers Bay.  Patmoore look it up think you will recognize the look.  It already has a US Open scheduled and it is really cool. 

 

 

Wow!  Just took a look at the layout of

Chambers Bay

.  Looks like it could be Scotland or Ireland.  The USGA rarely considers new courses for the US Open. For them to have made an exception speaks very highly of the course!

post #13 of 16

Reminds me a lot of the round I played at Bandon Dunes. Is it also gorse-afflicted like Bandon?

post #14 of 16

Is pretty much Gorse free.  Like the British Isles courses it is all Fisque grass, greens and all.  What the pics don't show is the steepness of the course.  First year it was open there were like 6 heart attacks.  This place is going to put on a show.  Warm-ups drill will be the 2010 US Armature.   Odd thing on this course for this region you can not see Mt. Rainier or the Cascades, but what a view of the Olympics.

 

A must play if you are in the neighborhood.  Foods good too!

post #15 of 16

 

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Walk or Cart? Walk unless playing with my golf buddy who does not walk or walking prohibited.

Take a cooler or buy from the girl on the course? Carry two bottles in my bag. Courses often let their coolers go empty. Will drink as much as 16 oz every two holes if it's hot enough and water is available.

Eat or just drink? Prefer to have a Cliff bar and a granola bar if playing through lunch. Will also eat apples in season.

What kind of beverage do you prefer? Water.


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We were on our honeymoon and the date was July 4, 2001.  Amazing but they don't celebrate the Fourth of July over there..... 

 

old course



 

Nice shot!

(we don't celebrate the 4th in public, that'd be like throwing a divorce party - very tasteless, but you want to celebrate anyway )

 

Anyway, I'm off out now to try to get 18 in before it gets dark...

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