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Old 06-10-2017, 03:45 PM
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Let's get real. You have NO IDEA who these 5 women were or WHY the pro let them out as a fivesome. Not LPGA pros? Probably not. U of F women's golf team???? H Gary Morse's grandchildren??/ Third generation Andrews sisters???? YOU simply have no idea. Does this pro frequently let out fivesomes??? YOU have no idea. Was he told by someone higher on the food chain to let them out. YOU have no idea.

Did they keep pace on the course, or were they 3 holes behind???? Did they hit the ball better than most male Villagers or were they just hacking around??? Since it seems to bother you, did you complain directly to the pro or the club manager at the time?????

Without the FACTS, all you are doing is extrapolating a "no fivesome" rule to all circumstances, and even ASSUMING the pro doesn't have the authority to use his discretion

Sorry to be so harsh, but I love golf as you apparently do, and to my mind the pro is the captain of the club ship. So I think his "orders" are to be obeyed, until such time as his pattern of actions lead to a "courts-martial"


EXCELLENT point, what was the pace of play??

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Old 06-10-2017, 06:19 PM
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Let's get real. You have NO IDEA who these 5 women were or WHY the pro let them out as a fivesome. Not LPGA pros? Probably not. U of F women's golf team???? H Gary Morse's grandchildren??/ Third generation Andrews sisters???? YOU simply have no idea. Does this pro frequently let out fivesomes??? YOU have no idea. Was he told by someone higher on the food chain to let them out. YOU have no idea.

Did they keep pace on the course, or were they 3 holes behind???? Did they hit the ball better than most male Villagers or were they just hacking around??? Since it seems to bother you, did you complain directly to the pro or the club manager at the time?????

Without the FACTS, all you are doing is extrapolating a "no fivesome" rule to all circumstances, and even ASSUMING the pro doesn't have the authority to use his discretion

Sorry to be so harsh, but I love golf as you apparently do, and to my mind the pro is the captain of the club ship. So I think his "orders" are to be obeyed, until such time as his pattern of actions lead to a "courts-martial"
All my thoughts exactly! Great post.

At the course I played in Indy our regular group was the second group off on Sunday mornings. The first group, a fivesome. We could not keep up with them. We were usually two holes behind this group while being a hole ahead of the group behind us.
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Old 06-10-2017, 06:40 PM
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A problem is that, for many people, it only takes one bad experience to condemn the whole system. The few times that I play a championship course, I feel bad if the Ambassador has to tell us to pick up the pace. Sometimes we just skip a hole. I am so embarrassed. It's a good thing that the people behind us don't follow us home and harass us.
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Old 06-10-2017, 08:28 PM
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EXCELLENT point, what was the pace of play??
THAT...is the key.


In my previous life, we had a group that had the standing first 4 starting times on Saturday's and Sunday's (sometimes out with the first group at 5:45AM)...that were fivesomes (single digit, ready golfers).

The head pro was happy to put us out first, because he knew that we played fast enough that we would set a pace that would keep the course moving...for the rest of the day.

No one behind us ever had to wait and oftentimes we wouldn't even see the 5th group out...even if they were a threesome.

Every so often someone would whine and the pro would ask them if they were ever held up or had to wait on a shot and when they sheepishly said "no"...he would ask them what their concern was then?

The 'Rangers' were also not shy about giving a warning, then making a group pick up and go to the next tee.
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Old 06-11-2017, 12:08 AM
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I don't care if it's a tensome if they don't hold up play.

If they hold up play even a little, it's wrong.
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Old 06-11-2017, 04:03 AM
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I absolutely agree with what the pro at Cane Garden did.

Now I have an opportunity to visit this pro and set a tee time for four of my family members and me to play a round. Was concerned that we would have had to split to a twosome and a threesome. Boy The Villages surely is the friendliest town in Florida.

The Cane Garden's pro move smacked of elitism/aka entitlement.
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Old 06-11-2017, 06:22 AM
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Hopefully they didn't hold you up and that they were at least pretty.
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Old 06-11-2017, 07:37 AM
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Played at Cane Garden on Thursday we made the turn and the last tee time 9:28 of the morning wave was teeing off, five women. The ambassador informed us that they were the guest of the pro. I was always told that foursomes were the max. The tee time office was called and asked the question and was referred to the pro Dave Williams. He made it clear it is within his purview to have a fivesome. I think this a bad policy and sets up many problems for the clubs and their employees.
Did they keep up with the pace of play?If so,no issue.If not I would want a rain check for 9 holes.
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Old 06-11-2017, 08:50 AM
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whats the big hurry anyway....

Hubby and I just love to sit in the cart, back far enough as not to be a bother, and critique their playing abilities.

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Old 06-11-2017, 09:04 AM
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whats the big hurry anyway...
Wanting to maintain a decent pace of play is not the same as being in a hurry.
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