I hear a lot of xcuses for slow play; however, I admonish every golfer to consider the following:
1. Prepare for your shot and get into your routine while another player is attempting their shot
2. Understand the simplicity of routine, continuity, and rythem….these are the basic elements of fast and good play.
I agree with what’s be stated in the video, my best rounds have been scored when playing under 3 and 1/2 hours.
Lastly, each and every group on the course is accountable to play quickly and within the prescribed time. If every group played in 3 and 1/2 hours, then every group that tees off that day, will play the same amount of time.
Wow, math is pretty simple….lol
http://www.scga.org/pledge is the link to sign up
We play our course with a foursome, walking in approx. 3 hours. Some people say we play too fast, the other side of the coin is that they play too slow. I also marshal at a course. I always find it amusing when people that I know take about 4 1/2 to 5 hours to play, complain that people play slow. When a snailsome complains about the slugsome, they need to look in the mirror to fix the problem.
I like a faster group, but not a group rushing me.
I know of a way to promote pace of play—but is there a golf course willing to execute the idea, and is the SCGA willing to support the effort? Call it Twosome Tuesday. As a test program, a course should introduce Twosome Tuesday for one month. Twosomes only; no threesomes or foursomes. Tee times with a 10-minute gap can now be cut to five minutes. Same amount of players on the course. Pace of play will improve dramatically. Come on, SCGA! Persuade a course to step up and set the pace!!
I agree with the pledge and signed it but it is not really going to speed up my pace if I a following a group of 5 players and they all can’t play or are barely learning how to play. I am sure a lot of you know what I am talking about! Some ground rules should be laid out by golf course managers such as a maximum of 4 players per group, appropriate staggered tee times, players should stick to a double-bogey maximum per hole - I often see golfers hit more then five strokes on a par 3 hole and so on. If players reach their double-bogey strokes, they should pick up the ball and score the double-bogey. Walkers, I know some golfers do it for the leisure part but they should realize that if the golf course if busy they should walk faster period.
Need a working link to access video
Thanks, I appreciate the link…
Sorry for the multiple posts but if you click the link below it will take you directly to the Pace of Play pledge signup.
so i guess…