For these golfers, this sport is made for walking
From left, Kevin Tivnan, Ron Lohnes and Bruce Chansky push their carts down the fairway at Green Hill.

Green Hill Municipal Golf Course is located inside Green Hill Park, but the hilly golf course is certainly not a walk in the park.

That doesn’t prevent most of the golfers in the first few groups off the tee each weekday from walking the course. My group usually has the second tee time, we usually all walk, and we range from 67-75 years old.

Shoving a push cart up the hills of the two par 5s on the back nine can be especially tiring, but that’s one of the reasons we walk — to get exercise. Those hills get the heart pumping.

Kevin Tivnan, 74, said he has taken a cart only about a dozen times since he began playing golf some 40 years ago, and he carried his clubs for the first 30. He said the exercise of walking makes a round enjoyable even when he doesn’t play well.

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