Last week I had the pleasure of playing golf with one of my heros - 88yr. old Betsy, who has been playing golf for 70+ years.She is careful about her diet, works with a personal trainer and swims almost every day. At 88, she no longer walks the course, but still hits a straight ball and plays well on our local Lomas Santa Fe Executive Course.
On the 16th tee, I parked my pull cart near the back of Betsy's cart and walked to the tee box. Suddenly, without warning, she said, "I'm in your line of vision, I'm going to pull the cart back," and she put it in reverse. As with many 88yr olds, Betsy is hard of hearing, so when I yelled, "No Betsy,, you're heading towards my cart," she didn't hear me. My hearing being good, I heard the crunch of my pull cart as she back into it and over it.
Betsy felt mortified, saying, "i'll pay for a new cart." I wouldn't let her do it, letting her know I had been thinking of a new one anyway. So I was forced into buying a slick, 3 wheel cart called, Bag Boy Sidekick, very reasonably priced.
Friday I played at Torrey Pines. Our ladies group walks the back nine. At the end of the round, I noticed I was not even the least bit tired. Dragging my old 2 wheel cart took energy that my BagBoy didn't. so things worked out for the best - as they usually do.
The moral to this story is: Don't judge what happens until the whole scenario plays out. and...when you park your cart behind a golf cart, make sure it's out of the way.
Have a great year! And stay strong.