I’d like to see the Pace of Play requirementsbe be stated as quantitatively as possible. Here’s three quantitative metrics I’d like to see imposed: (1) Finish within 12 minutes of the group ahead of yours; (2) If you fall one hole behind the group ahead of you, expect to be warned by a marshal; and (3) if you fall two (or more) holes behind the group ahead of you, you must wave through the group behind you (even if you have to wait for them on the tee box).
Proper organizations like SCGA need to help courses (essentially public courses) actually teach players how to speed up pace. At times,we will see players talking/visiting on the tee box instead of jumping into their pre-shot routine and pulling the trigger—two minutes of talking on each tee box is more than 30 minutes at the end of the round. I submit that courses should post some “speed up” hints on carts (placards) and on tee boxes. It appears that many players do not understand “ready golf”—at least they aren’t demonstrating that they understand while I watch them finally select their club after standing to watch their pals’ shots for a while. All players need to accept that they might be asked to “close the gap” between them and the group ahead by the players assist ranger and not merely argue back. The “signup” poster is a great way to remind players how important this can be to the pleasure of the game—but I’ve never seen one of been asked to sign up at my regular course (San Juan Hills)—why not? Thank you.
This is great!
It would be helpful if the SCGA spoke directly to exactly what defines a group as being “out of position.”
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