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Old 06-13-2019, 10:01 PM
Jazuela Jazuela is online now
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So let's say there are 5 groups behind you for the day, all timed sequentially (the very next tee-time is assigned, as are each of the next 4 tee-times). You want to get an extra 10 minutes. No problem. Everyone will have to wait an extra 10 minutes. Easy peasy. But wait. The next group also wants 10 minutes. They gave it to you, they should give it to them.

So now, the 4 groups behind that group is now waiting 20 minutes each. But the NEXT group also wants 10 minutes. So each of the subsequent 3 groups are now waiting an extra half hour.

This is why it's a bad idea to not care about accountability and owning up to your own responsibility in keeping an appropriate pace. Because it's not just the person behind you who's waiting. It's them and everyone behind them, and the more people who have this "hey we're retired, chill out" attitude is causing the last people in line to have to wait unfairly for every single person ahead of them.

Keep the pace, or accept a later tee-time so that quicker people can start before you do.
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Old 06-13-2019, 10:18 PM
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I just love the golfer who hasn’t hit a drive over 150 yards all day but has to wait for the green to clear when they’re trying to hit a 275 yards shot from the fairway. really?
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Old 06-13-2019, 10:30 PM
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Just remember......

Golf is literally a sport to see who can play the least golf.


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Old 06-14-2019, 06:48 AM
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There is no way slow play is as big a deal in TV as is being portrayed here. Proof - Tee times are usually between 8 - 9 minutes apart. That equates to less than 3 hours for 18 holes. The courses are booked solid during high season. If slow play is really happening then the tee times during the day would back up. Rarely do any of us tee off late from our assigned tee times. Patience grasshoppers.





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Old 06-14-2019, 07:32 AM
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What is the hurry, are you doing piece work? Golf is to be enjoyed and a form of relaxation. If you want to go fast, try running track or cross country. I for one want to try to play to the best of my ability, and I play better when I am not race horsing around the golf course. Not that i am slow, and I still get done in the allotted time frame of 4:15. Rush, Rush, Rush is what is wrong with American Society today. Take your time and do it right is my philosphy.
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Old 06-14-2019, 11:02 AM
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The math is kind of faulty for a less than 3 hour round. That assumption is based on completing every hole in 8-9 minutes, and 1 foursome per hole. With 2 foursomes on each par 4/5, and 1 on each par 3, that leaves you with 32 slots, and approximately 4:20 to complete, on pace. I'm ok with that! Most every group has an occasional bad hole, and you may be held up occasionally, but that's the nature of the game. That being said, 5-6 hours is excessive, but I haven't been subjected to one very often, if ever.
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Old 06-16-2019, 09:10 AM
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Just a heads up: playing time for par 3's is 12 minutes, par 4's 14 minutes, par 5's 17 minutes. If everyone is on time when you get to a par 3 you will have a 4 minute wait. There is 5 minuets built in for the turn. Each 9 is not timed separately on most courses but there is at least one does time that way.
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Old 06-16-2019, 11:16 AM
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I just love the golfer who hasn’t hit a drive over 150 yards all day but has to wait for the green to clear when they’re trying to hit a 275 yards shot from the fairway. really?
Not always their fault. Sometimes you do that and they look back at you as if you were trying to hit into them. That intimidates some people. Personally, I just let 'em look. I know how far I hit, and it ain't 275 yards.
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Old 06-16-2019, 11:49 AM
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I remember when I first started playing golf. I had been going to tournaments, etc., or just riding along with my husband. When I told him that I wanted to play, he told me to go get some clubs and lessons. I did. When he saw that I was going to stick with it, he bought me some good clubs. He didn't teach me how to play, but he did teach me how I should play. We would go out in the afternoons, and I would keep up with him by picking up my ball and moving it to where his was and play from there. I didn't take 5 or 6 practice shots, take another club, and more practice. I would take maybe one practice swing (still do) and hit the ball. The first time I was invited to play with him and his buddies, I was not sure I wanted to. We got along great! I had told him at one point that I knew I would never be a really, really good golfer; I just wanted to play well enough that nobody would mind playing with me. He assured me that they wouldn't because I didn't piddle around; I just hit and moved on. My philosophy is that I am either going to hit it or miss it and practice swinging forever wasn't going to change that. Actually, I putted better than him, but couldn't chip. I used to hit lots of chip shots with my 'Texas wedge' from pretty far off the green. As for getting out of traps, one or two tries and then it's the ole hand wedgie (toss it out). Being a beginner is no excuse for holding everyone up. Everyone was a beginner at some point. Nobody here is playing for a Green Jacket. Unless you are in a tournament, just do whatever it takes to keep up and enjoy your game. There is no shame in picking up. I loved tournaments, but played 100% by the rules then. No hand wedgies, etc.

My pet peeves here are not playing ready golf, not picking up when you are totally out of the hole anyway, moseying back to the cart and putting on the club head cover and placing it in the bag, then moving away, not getting out of the cart without finishing whatever conversation you are having first, and not getting off the course when you're done to visit while adding up scores. I find that I play better golf when the pace is comfortable, not slow or rushed. Not that hard to do.

We were told by our club pro:
Your place on the golf course is right behind the group in front of you; not right in front of the group behind you.
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Old 06-16-2019, 12:08 PM
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Also placing holes in the most difficult Spots on the greens create Slow play Sand bunkers Some impossible to get out of due to the Sand if that’s what you call it yes slow play when golfers should be playing ready golf
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