Bash golfing....so hard to imagine! ;)
I gave it up because I couldn't afford it as a young adult. As time went on, I didn't know anyone to golf with anyway. I took 'Bent golfing once early in our relationship and it was not a successful date. :) Yesterday I remembered why I used to like it but felt no urge to go back. For one thing, we were allowed to walk with our clubs in those days so we got exercise. That's not allowed anymore. Carts are required to keep things moving.
oh wow, carts required? Is that a standard thing at most golf courses?
I think so, at least at better golf courses. In a quick google, I discovered the term "cart mandatory" is used a lot. But then, I'm the person who thought wood clubs were still made of wood!
When golfers use carts, it should speed them up, which allows more golfers to get through their round in a day, which means more money for golf course owners. So I get it. Some golfers really dawdle. Our group didn't golf too well yesterday (we finished 3 over par in best ball) but we got two visits from a course official who wanted to confirm we hadn't missed any holes because we got so far ahead of the golfers behind us. Since we're all runners, I think that means we won, right?
At Pinehurst you can walk if you use one of their caddies.
Lots of places still let you walk. Charity outings like to get everyone into carts, esp. when it is best ball...faster to figure out which is the best ball to hit and pick up the other balls.
I only golfed a few times. My father did it a lot after he retired. He said that one always got the feeling that you were almost just about getting it right.
On the 18th hole of the last game I ever played, I did get it right. Best hole I ever did. Thought it was a good time to quit. I did.
Your Dad described it well. In some ways it's like orienteering. We almost never run a fast, error-free race but we get close sometimes, and we keep coming back to try for that mythical perfect race. It's addictive. When I golfed regularly, I kept track of my lowest scores on every hole on our two local golf courses, and that kept me coming back to try for a perfect round (perfect at my level, anyway).
Congratulations on going out on top! :)
Saw the pic on FB. Didn't know Salomon made a "Golfcross" shoe...
I wasn't sure what to do so I went with the Salomon Sense Ultra.