Before going to college, and even sometimes during my college days, i used to play golf quite a lot. And it always kept me in good shape, because i liked to walk across the course, and as you probably know, walking is one of the best cardio exercises, which helped to keep my weight in check, despite my bad eating habits. I used to, and still like to eat junk food every once in a while. But now, i don’t get to do it as often as i used to, because i switched to riding golf cart on the course. And i’m thinking of going back to walking, because of my health problems and other minor details that are not really worth discussing here.

 One of the main issues with walking is peer pressure. Most of my golfing buddies don’t walk on golf course, but ride golf carts to get from one hole to another, and that can be quite difficult to keep up with. I think i can keep up with their speed, but i always have feeling like i’m not going fast enough and are slowed down by my walking. To overcome this, i had to convince one of my friends, who was walked in the past as well, to be walking with me. So, despite having other issues, at least i wouldn’t be walking feeling alone.

 Important part of walking on golf course is proper equipment. First and obviously most important are the shoes. Good walking shoes are essential to make walking pleasurable. If you have chosen good golfing shoes, they might be comfortable to walk in, so you might not have to buy a new pair. But if you don’t have golf shoes that you’re comfortable in, you should get a pair as soon as possible. Nothing’s more painful and disturbing than walking in shoes that don’t fit properly or don’t have proper cushioning. Here’s very good guide that i read to find my dream golf shoes. Another crucial accessory is the bag. Walking across the golf course means that you’ll have to take your golf bag with you wherever you go, so making sure that the bag isn’t heavy is the key. It must also be easy to carry, preferably having two straps to make the process easier. And best case scenario, you might want to switch to lighter golf clubs, but a lot of people can’t afford to do that, and it’s not a deal breaker anyway, so don’t worry if your clubs turn out to be slightly heavy.

 One thing i’ve noticed though, is that my results are always better when i walk instead of driving on the course. It might be because of better observations and calculations, but whatever the reason is, walking works really well for me, and hopefully it will work for you as well.