Tip of the week: A study of the Rose Center for Health and Sports Sciences in Denver, Colo.
The figures cited are for nine holes:
Using push cart: 718
Using caddie: 613
Not riding in cart: 2.5
Riding in cart: 0.5
The study concludes that golfers who walk 36 holes a week will burn around 2,900 calories per week. The threshold of 2,500 calories burned in a week is an important one; according to an AP article, "Studies have shown that those who burn 2,500 calories a week improve their overall health by lowering their risk of heart disease, diabetes and cancer."
quote:I would feel in the way. It would be okay if everyone else on the course walked, so that the pace of play was about the same. But with everyone in a cart, I'd always be slow, always have to let people play through, and it seems like it would take forever.
I want to walk more, but I always find an excuse not to