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No clue about that first response either. I was amazed to see the difference, even as slight as it is, in play with or without warming up. It's usually 3-5 strokes difference on the first four holes but that could be the difference between 90's or 80's for me.
I see it works in a few countries with 100 and 900 courses respectively. I doubt very much it would work here. My state alone has roughly 200 or more courses. It would create a huge divide between those that chose to implement it and those that say ya right come play here with no license. Basically it would become the second coming of the private elite course vs the public/muni track. Golf is on the decline in this country and especially with the younger generations. Why...
If I play at courses that do not have a driving range and if so I tend to go to the local range before heading to the course. I have often wondered why the majority go from car to clubhouse to tee box and skip any kind of warm up. They are the same ones who will take batting practice or throw the ball around before the game or shoot around before a basketball game. Maybe I'm just in the minority here.
Whats in my bag is my signature. 
Have to agree Im around a 20 and I can get a round in a about 2.5 hrs with no one in front of me at a reasonable pace. Not rushing by any means.   OP I have a similar problem. I think its actually a rhythm issue.I get out of it so to speak when I have to wait. 
It was cool today with Bubba and Keegan playing to the crowd in the afternoon. I just would not hold my breath waiting for that kinda of interaction at say the US Open or pretty much any regular PGA event. 
Sorry but two people who leave the tee box at the same time and have to travel 200 yards are not going to arrive at the same time, when one walks and one rides a cart. Over all walkers are faster than most cart riders. But that has a lot do with what takes place when the cart is parked and not playing ready golf.
Have never had a pace of play issue. Its not like anyone really is going to walk to the ball from the teebox faster than the cart can drive. So I walk to the ball from there and my playing partner is either ahead or behind or across from my ball. It works for me and I can say pace of play has never been an issue. Wish I could find courses that allow walking all the time, but june, july,august really wouldnt matter with 112 degree temps.
Same boat here. Have been using a "coach" for about a year with three to four rounds in between lessons. I would say if he/she will allow it video tape the lesson and that way you can repeat what your taught that day. Also make sure he/she gives you a drill or two to help ingrain what it is your working on. The Pro I use lets me tape my session and its helps to have a week after. 
I ride somewhat and well the heat kind of has a hand in that. But I refuse to drive off the cart path even if its on the opposite side. I grab a few clubs and walk over to ball getting an idea of the slope and feel for the grass. The extra time walking across the fairway gets me into the shot. I for one dont like the ones who drive from ball to ball leaving a few inches to shoot from. Some days I think my playing partner is in the cart three times as much as I am. Sadly...
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