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I know this wont be popular, because golf carts are. let me start by saying that carts are great for big tournaments on long courses of 100 birds or more, if for nothing else than to have a place to keep extra shells, chokes, refreshments, cloths or anything else you might need in a three hour plus round. however two weeks in a row now I've shot at local clubs that are easily walkable (probablly a mile total)50 bird setups, and there have been more golfcarts than I can count, it makes parking a hastle because everyone with a golfcart takes up AT LEAST two spaces (more room needed for loading and un loading). Also the soft ground at this time of year is getting turned into a dirt track, and if it rains( which it did today) the walking paths become a slippery mud bog. I just think some common sense should be used when deceiding weather or not to use your cart, most golf courses, when the ground is in this shape, only allow cart use on a small part of the course. I think these tricked out carts (more often than not) are more of a status symbol than a necessity and should be left at home sometimes... just an opinion, good shooting all!!!
 

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Well, If you were as rich as you think I am you'd have a golf cart all tricked out for Sporting Clays too. If you shot the 2 or 3 courses I do that are somwhere between 2 and 3-1/2 miles of high crowned deep gravel or crushed concrete trails.(depends on which stations are set up that particular day, got 15 to choose from) If you were my age and had a bit of arthritus in your hip and knee joints you could probably either quit shooting Sporting Clays all together, since the fun isn't worth the pain, or drive in my "status" wagon! Do I detect a bit of jealousy in your post? Granted a bit of courtesy goes a long ways. I suppose you don't think I need a $2000 gun or 3 either, could as well just shoot a Mossy or a Ruskie somethingorother! When they tell me I can't take my cart, not that I do every time, I'll just shoot Trap and Skeet instead!. Might just take my cart there too! :roll:

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burnt powder, not a bit of jealousy, and in your case, on the courses you describe(if it were up to me) I'd say more power to you, my only point is the carts should add to the enjoyment of people using them, not detract from the people who aren't
 

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if all courses were open, spacious, and seperated, maybe they could try, but I didn't know they could mandate anything.
 

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i don't own a cart and likely never will, but i rarely turn down a ride--at least an offer to carry my bag :roll:

i also know some fine old gents that i would surely miss if they weren't allowed to participate---any length course requires a cart for them.

at some point it comes down to arrogance and common sense, put required limits of either on the masses and any discipline or endeavour will take a severe hit in attendance.

carts though, are rarely if ever used in the uk, i suppose the disabled quit or move to other sports.

so if we are going to mandate common sense, add that beer or any alcoholic beverage cannot be allowed on the property, before or after shooting. we can't afford the bad press of a drunk leaving a shooting event and causing an accident----or what is worse, a drunk with a cart or shooting a shotgun within deadly distance of others? :roll: :roll: :roll:
 

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Well, I sure wish that I'd had one yesterday so I could have taken up more than my share of parking, screwed up the trail, and generally annoyed the other walkers...all 3 or 4 of them (us).

Carrying a flat of shells for myself and my son, gun, and another bag...I wanted him to shoot good, so I took the load...was a real PITA. The only consolation was that the load did get lighter through the course and for the hill back to the clubhouse to turn in my pathetic score and find the oxygen tank.

Am I jealous? You bet. And when I get one, it'll have every accessory I can afford.

I know they'd look good, but I wonder what sidepipes would sound like on a 617cc V-twin? :lol:
 

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I know they'd look good, but I wonder what sidepipes would sound like on a 617cc V-twin?
Probably like a mad bumblebee on steriods.... :lol:

Just don't put on one of those sound systems that goes, thump, thump, rattle, rattle, that you can hear the bass 2 miles away. PLEASE. :lol:
 

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Just don't put on one of those sound systems that goes, thump, thump, rattle, rattle, that you can hear the bass 2 miles away. PLEASE. :lol:
Since Santa Claus brought me one last month, I'm now a satellite radio addict. There's a really good bluegrass station on it.

You think fiddles and banjos would be OK? :lol:
 

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EyeMissum said:
Just don't put on one of those sound systems that goes, thump, thump, rattle, rattle, that you can hear the bass 2 miles away. PLEASE. :lol:
I happen to love those sound systems that go, thump, thump, rattle, rattle. Haha, but being a kid and all I geuss that comes with the job :p .

On the topic of carts, they are becoming more popular in trapshooting to, even at the smallest of fields. But I think the majority of trapshooters are old and might need this, and most fields are out in the open amazingly hot heat so no one wants to get hot. Last year I was at shoots were people were quitting in the middle of the event because of heat exaustion.
 

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TrapDt10 said:
EyeMissum said:
Just don't put on one of those sound systems that goes, thump, thump, rattle, rattle, that you can hear the bass 2 miles away. PLEASE. :lol:
I happen to love those sound systems that go, thump, thump, rattle, rattle. Haha, but being a kid and all I geuss that comes with the job :p .

On the topic of carts, they are becoming more popular in trapshooting to, even at the smallest of fields. But I think the majority of trapshooters are old and might need this, and most fields are out in the open amazingly hot heat so no one wants to get hot. Last year I was at shoots were people were quitting in the middle of the event because of heat exaustion.
Could you see those gruppy ol trap shooters with holes in the roof to stick them long traps guns through , but of corse it would have to be electric cart so it won't disturb those who have no tolorance for the slightist noise or movement :lol:
 

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shotgunscott said:
TrapDt10 said:
EyeMissum said:
Just don't put on one of those sound systems that goes, thump, thump, rattle, rattle, that you can hear the bass 2 miles away. PLEASE. :lol:
I happen to love those sound systems that go, thump, thump, rattle, rattle. Haha, but being a kid and all I geuss that comes with the job :p .

On the topic of carts, they are becoming more popular in trapshooting to, even at the smallest of fields. But I think the majority of trapshooters are old and might need this, and most fields are out in the open amazingly hot heat so no one wants to get hot. Last year I was at shoots were people were quitting in the middle of the event because of heat exaustion.
Could you see those gruppy ol trap shooters with holes in the roof to stick them long traps guns through , but of corse it would have to be electric cart so it won't disturb those who have no tolorance for the slightist noise or movement :lol:
Whahahahahah......... :lol: :lol:
 

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EyeMissum said:
Just don't put on one of those sound systems that goes, thump, thump, rattle, rattle, that you can hear the bass 2 miles away. PLEASE. :lol:
Since Santa Claus brought me one last month, I'm now a satellite radio addict. There's a really good bluegrass station on it.

You think fiddles and banjos would be OK?
:lol:
Now I could live with that. :D
 

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We do not have or encourage golf carts at our grounds here in the UK.We do not have too many at our golfclubs either.If you need to use a cart you are probably ill or disabled so perhaps you should shoot the handisport championship :D Perhaps that is why as a nation your overweight and over there? :wink:
 
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