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Private clubs are an entirely different thing IMO. My experience is the appeal for most is the more tour like setups. It's not random, everything is put to a vote. You want 2.5" rough they vote on it. You want difficult pin placements they vote on it. Never played a private course where I didn't leave wishing they were all like that. I play a private club 3-4x a month. The greens are wicked fast and anything above the hole is brutal. My scores are always higher and I love...
They don't disable it on the fairway or anything. Just when they fall so far back they want them stationary until someone can get out there. Typically it's because in addition to being slow the cart is in areas it shouldn't be and they've been watching someone jerk around. Last summer the one time I saw it they were escorted from the course, handed a refund and asked to leave. At one course if the carts get within 30 yards of the green it kills power automatically. You see...
Already happening here. There are two local courses that geo-fence the carts and monitor the pace as the golfers move through the course. Fall out of position the cart beeps a warning and sends an alert to the pro shop. If they fall back enough the cart will either be disabled or a ranger will come out and make them roll to where they should be with a warning. Customers agree to it by signing the cart receipt and walking isn't allowed. GPS technology is more affordable...
If recreational golfers feel they can play slow because pros do they need a reality check. For all practical purposes they aren't playing the same game. If for no other reason is hundreds of thousands aren't being won and lost. I see the PGA Tour pace problems and PGA pace campaign as different things with different needs. IMO the pro spending 2 minutes trying to decide which wedge to use in hopes of sticking it close and the weekend golfers kicking through weeds on the...
Yeah I don't know. The level of frustration watching someone hit bad shot after bad shot looking for balls is much higher than playing behind a group that's just slow on the greens even if it takes the same amount of time. The difference is you are waiting in the same place on most every hole compared to watching a hellish round of golf shot by shot. Pace perception can be misleading. Either way the buzz kill comes from the pressure of trying not to do the same to the...
Not tired of hearing it but think their approach is misguided. As lame as it was the closest to reality they got was the "knucklehead" ads. The time has come to make slow golfers feel bad about it not humor them. I don't see as an education problem as much as people treat golfing akin to spending time at an amusement park. They pay admission and in their minds that means they get to enjoy it in a way that pleases them without consideration of others.   But it starts and...
It's not just one thing. My experience is the "bad" golfers don't have one flaw, they are inconsiderate and ignorant in everything they do. The obnoxious golfer that hacks the range to bits destroying that stall until they move the markers is probably slow on the course and spitting sunflower seeds everywhere. It's a personality disorder.
Didn't think you were. Just pointing out that if he came away from that round bummed it's obvious he did some things well. Looking from afar it should be easy enough to find out what went wrong. When you are playing to a 11-12 and hit 6 GIR after only hitting 2 FIR it seems like things went well from the tee most of the day. The 35 putts suggest he didn't fall apart on the greens so where was the trouble. My guess is penalties led to big numbers on just a couple of holes...
Been a while since I have looked at charts but I think 6 GIR would be sbove average for a 12 hc and 35 putts wouldn't be much higher than average if not on the number. If it was me the takeaway would be those stats are good now where do I look for room to improve.
However maybe it's too soon to see the impact of First Tee and the other programs that are new to the game.
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