I go out single upon occasions and have met some great folks that way. Sometimes I feel a little out of place when I get paired up with some scratch golfers playing from the tips but I just make sure I don't hold them up. However I don't play the the tips in any case and it doesn't bother me to play shorter tees as long as I keep up. Just an aside comment, scratch players are not always the quickest players, just sometimes.
5/25/14 at 9:45am