Push/Pull Cart Policy
The FSGA encourages the use of push/pull carts in events where players are either required or allowed to walk. When a course does not allow push carts, the players will be notified in advance by the FSGA. Electric push carts are permitted; however, if a player is transported any amount of distance on the electric push cart, the player has breached the transportation rule and will receive the general penalty
Shuttling with a Push Cart
In the event of utilization of a “shuttle cart” between the play of holes, the FSGA requires the following procedures be used to prevent injury as a result of transporting the push/pull carts between holes.
- Players, parents, volunteers, coaches, officials or course staff must not allow a push/pull cart to be pulled beside, behind or otherwise by a shuttle cart or its occupants with the wheels rolling on or touching the ground during shuttle transportation between the play of holes. This could result in serious injury to arms, hands, wrists or damage to equipment.
- When a single golf cart is being used, push/pull carts with bag attached may be secured to the back of the shuttle cart, without being broken down, in such a manner that the push/pull cart wheels do not roll on or touch the ground. If the push/pull cart cannot be attached in this manner, the push/pull cart should be broken down and attached to the shuttle cart.
- When a multi-passenger shuttle cart is being used, push/pull carts should be broken down and transported on the shuttle cart in such a manner that the push/pull cart wheels do not roll on or touch the ground.
- Players, parents, volunteers, coaches, officials or course staff may push the player’s push/pull cart to the shuttle destination with or without the player’s golf bag on it while the player is on the shuttle cart.
- Players, parents, volunteers, coaches, officials or course staff may assist players in breaking down, attaching, or repairing a push/pull cart during the stipulated round.