On Sun, 12 Jan 2020 17:59:47 -0500, Rich Ulrich
Post by Tony Cooper
On Sun, 12 Jan 2020 13:47:40 -0800 (PST), "Peter T. Daniels"
Post by Peter T. Daniels Post by David Kleinecke Post by Peter T. Daniels
Hawaii-Five-O has a car chase in nearly every episode, and they do
give the impression of having been actually filmed on city streets
and rural roads.
Though this week it was a golf cart chase.
Seizing the chance: I attempted to find the cost of a golf cart online.
There are two different things called "golf carts" and the kind one
rides in gets much less attention.
I still don't know where one is supposed to go to buy the kind of golf
cart ridden in. There are no stores, apparently, explicitly selling them
in Northern California. But somebody must be.
There can't be much of a market for individual sales of golf carts. The
customers would be golf courses (clubs) that order a whole fleet at a
time. Only someone with an immense estate with acres of lawn would have
a use for a golf cart of their own, and they could perhaps simply buy one
through their club.
If you are playing golf every day at your country club,
it may be cheaper to own your cart than to pay the daily
rental. The club will rent you garage space and recharging,
for a /relatively/ small fee, compared to the basic membership
fee (hundreds per month).
Having your own cart also guarantees that you won't
be met with an apology, "Sorry, all the carts are in use."
Rules vary by the club, but some courses will not allow walkers with
or without a pull-cart. The rationale is that golfers on electric or
gasoline carts play faster than walkers. Walkers hold up the faster
players behind them.
In the 1950s I caddied at a country club in Indianapolis that did not
allow carts of any kind. On weekends and before 4PM on weekdays all
golfers had to have a caddy (but two members could share one caddy)
and after 4PM weekdays a golfer could walk and carry his own bag.
That's "his". Women were not allowed to play golf on the course.
If at the club, they were there to lunch, swim, or play tennis.
Jews were allowed as guests, but none were members. Blacks were
allowed to caddy.
Once a year they had "Caddy Day" when the caddies were allowed to play
golf and swim in the club pool. I suspect they drained the pool and
refilled it after Caddy Day.
Post by Tony Cooper
That's mainly from very old memory, from my college days
when I life-guarded at a country club, 50-odd years ago. I
figure it will still be true. - It might be that some club pros want
you to buy your cart from them, if you don't already have
Tony Cooper - Orlando, Florida