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#1 AAA

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Posted 23 June 2017 - 05:31 PM

It has been suggested elsewhere that in Australia it is common to allow (push) trolleys and (ride on) buggies on greens. Is this so?


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Posted 23 June 2017 - 05:37 PM

It has been suggested elsewhere that in Australia it is common to allow (push) trolleys and (ride on) buggies on greens. Is this so?

Certainly push/pull buggies with the wide wheels.

 

Not ride on carts though.


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Posted 24 June 2017 - 12:35 AM

Certainly push/pull buggies with the wide wheels.

Not ride on carts though.

Trump can't play in Aus then!
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Posted 24 June 2017 - 04:54 AM

It has been suggested elsewhere that in Australia it is common to allow (push) trolleys and (ride on) buggies on greens. Is this so?

 

Really?

 

I always thought 'course' etiquette was to keep ALL buggies off green and tees, with 'ride on' carts often kept some 10m+ from the greens by way of markers on course.

 

Sheesh, even a push / pull buggy / trolley on the tee feels wrong, let along to wheel one up onto the putting surface.



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Posted 24 June 2017 - 05:29 AM

Some courses prefer it as it spreads the damage rather than everyone pulling their cart through one or two spaces between the green and bunkers and wearing them out

It's not common practice in Tasmania or Queensland though where I've played most of my golf - I've only heard of it re some of the sand belt courses
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Posted 24 June 2017 - 08:01 AM

I was shocked first time I played Southport years ago as I was of the opinion same as Hack , but small narrow areas around the course prompted that it was ok. Best to ask proshop first and don't assume!

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Posted 24 June 2017 - 08:49 AM

Really? :huh:

 

The gap / grass between green and bunker if only small or narrow has always been a 'no go' in my course etiquitte. Rule I was taught was no closer than 1 metre to the edge of bunkers or the putting green, preferably at least 1.5m - 2m. That way the bugger traffic stayed outside the 'ring' of bunkers around a green.

 

I don't understand why you need your buggy up on the green? Your on the green, you only need your putter, surely you can carry ya putter an extra meter or two? :unsure:


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Posted 24 June 2017 - 09:09 AM

I was once "instructed" by one of the members that I should make the Bare areas on top of the little hillocks around the greens GUR. These bare areas were caused by lazy golfers driving buggies over the hills rather than round them. THey are closer than 10m from the green.Strangely enough the member that made the complaint is one of the worst offenders . he was not amused when I informed him of this fact.

   Some golfers think only of themselves  & do not consider what effect their actions may have on other members.

  This fact alone would prevent me from making it club policy to allow push buggies on the greens. I have never played at a course where this was the policy. I have played most of my golf in Qld.


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Posted 24 June 2017 - 09:18 AM

Certainly push/pull buggies with the wide wheels.

 

Not ride on carts though.

 

 

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Posted 24 June 2017 - 10:56 AM

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Posted 24 June 2017 - 11:16 AM

This is common practice up here on the murray river. Saves time dragging the buggy all the way round. We have big fields, there is no hint of damage from this, there is damage where there's a narrow strip of grass between bunkers.
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Posted 24 June 2017 - 01:57 PM

This is common practice up here on the murray river. Saves time dragging the buggy all the way round. We have big fields, there is no hint of damage from this, there is damage where there's a narrow strip of grass between bunkers.

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Posted 24 June 2017 - 11:18 PM

Trump can't play in Aus then!

he can play at our club as long as he pays the 2.5 million dollar green fee
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