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teetime72

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Hi guys,submitting my 1st.post.
Just returned from a 4 ball,rang the course before we started and were informed there was a trolley ban,fair enough we`re carrying,on the way round we notice 9/10 people with electric trolleys making a hell of a mess presumably they have medical certs.exempting them from the ban.our 4 ball (all retired)believe no trolleys should mean no trolleys under any circumstances, all of us are able to visit the quacks for a sick note,but accept that if we cannot carry we will not play,lets face it,it`s only a few times a year during the winter months.Are we right or are we being hard on people less fortunate than ourselves
 

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Electric trolleys do make a hell of a mess in the winter but most clubs will allow trolleys with hedgehogs ( Hedgehog ) fitted when a ban is in force.
Personally I would rather carry them than fit these.
 

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you can go to the doctor and give him £15 and ha-presto one sick note.

It is a ban to protect the course not just to annoy the golfers, If you cant carry a set get a pencil bag and a few clubs to lessen the weight.
 

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At my club, a trolly ban now means just that.

Medical exemptions were stopped a couple of years ago and it's amazing how many of those with exemptions quickly recovered enough to carry when necessary. OK I'm being a bit hard here on some of the older members who really struggle even only carrying half a dozen clubs, and I admire them for keeping going, but there were a lot of players who were taking the p133.
 

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I agree Leftie,the guys I saw today had no trouble running across the car park when it started raining.


madandra,I hope you never need one.!!!
 

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We operate a strict ban on trolley's EXCEPT with hedgehogs during bad weather. Anyone caught using a normal trolley (hand pulled or electric) without the hedgehog wheels faces an automatic 2 week ban (playing and use of clubhouse).

Its amazing how empty the course gets at this time of year on a weekday morning if there has been overnight rain
 

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I agree if there is a ban then no trolleys should be on the course, if you can not manage to carry a sunday bag over 18 holes then really you are not in shape enough to be fit to play the course & H&S should come into it.
 

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Has far has i see it if a club decides no trolleys then that should stand not one rule for one and one for the another. While on the subject last week i was at my new club and was waiting to tee it up and the pro comes out of the shop and says to me you can't use your tolley because the wheels are to thin.

My trolley is a 3 wheeler, well we got into a bit of a debate about the wheels and them not being thick enough i then told him that having the 3 wheels would spread the load better than a normal 2 wheeled tolley was he having any of it no way, this is the frist course i have played on that has not let me use my trolley.I now have to carry until i find another trolley which i have not got a problem with. but come on its a golf trolley for heavens sake.
 

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Agreed, a ban should mean just that. Keeping the course in good condition is for the benefit of all members and thus that should take consideration over and above the needs of the few who may not be able to play for a couple of days.
 

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....madandra,I hope you never need one.!!!

On the contrary, I had a spell last summer when an old footy injury flared up and I could hardly walk and bought a Powacaddy to help me out. I liked it at the time but would never have tried to get round a trolley ban by saying it was for medical purposes. My old injury cleared up after a dose of anti-inflamables and the trolley was punted 3 weeks later.

If the course can't cope with trollies then those who use them should respect this desicion and refrain from going out. If the greens were off due to frost do you think the committee would accept players playing to them anyway?
 
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They make a hell of a mess in the winter and spin like buggery in the wet churning up the grass.
 

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If there is a trolley ban, I don't play, simple as that.

Reason being that I have had a VERY bad back and spent over a grand getting it fixed up. The last time I carried the back went again so I don't carry.

I wouldn't use a sicknote to flout a trolley ban as they are banned for the good of the course which benefits all members ultimately.
 

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An old bird at my last club (80 +) used to take her clubs for a drag when there was a trolley ban on. Not sure this did the course any favours, but it got round the ban, and she could still play. Would have been better to let her have a trolley.

I still think most people could manage a pencil bag and a half set. You only really need about 5 clubs anyway.
 

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Afternoon all another newbie,
As i have a problem being able to walk only a few yards the problem I have over the winter is the lack of electric buggies.
Have to wait till the greenkeepers allow them back onto the course.
I had a trolley for over 20 years then was told it had to be changed because it did not have the wide plastic wheels.
Now have a little disabled buggie but not able to use until the summer.
back to the practice groud.
 
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