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It's never too late to look at new ways to handle old problems.   Although this year Pace has been much less of a problem, we have recently had a few blowups  with problem groups, one so serious that the GM had to send a message to another local club's pro that their group would no longer be allowed at our course (which has likely been reversed because of the in-person apology from the offending party the next day).    It's pretty common around here that if a course is...
On what hole did you ask to play through? Our regular member group (3 foursomes) was behind a very-slow, two-couple, everyone-play-one-shot-and-then-everyone-go-to-the-next-shot foursome.  We coulda played in 3 1/2 hours by ourselves, but that group had another similar group in front of them.  It was close to five hours, maybe 4:45. We were all keeping track of Pace because all of us were waiting on every shot the entire round.  But, then, when we played as a 6-some on the...
Holes 1 through 18.    The course is  not important.   Speaking for our Superintendent, we are a relatively new course and our fescue rough stresses easily.  He has been trying since the course opened to get it to fill in solid.  On almost all the holes the cart path is not at the same level as the fairways, so carts going back and forth, up and down, through the rough, would do even more damage.  We also don't want carts going off into the woods (which they still...
For those who may find their way here looking for help with their own pace problem, ours is not as severe as in previous years.  It still is a problem with some groups, but the main thing that has helped is that the course superintendent is cutting the rough much lower now and his guys have thinned out a lot of the areas where errant shots land.  We have some areas that just beg for ball-hunting.   Previously, because of very long rough, it was hard to find a ball that...
I know this old-er, but to update it, The Payne Stewart Golf Club, LedgeStone, and Branson Creek, are all in Golfweek's Top Ten Courses You Can Play in Missouri.  Last Fall, Bass Pro/Big Cedar Lodge's Johnny Morris bought Branson Creek and Murder Rock and rebranded them as Buffalo Ridge.  He also re-opened Top of the Rock, and hosted The Legends of Golf tournament in June. He partnered with Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson on that, and moved "Arnie's Barn" from Pennsylvania. ...
I actually was going to summarize the actual suggestions as to what to do about slow golfers once you identify them, to sort that out for others who may be looking for the same type of information, so they would not have to sort through all the extraneous comments. But, I can see I've worn out my welcome here.   That happens. So, we'll just deal with it ourselves. For those who made suggestions, thanks. Y'all have a good one. 
Further evidence that slow play, and other golfer wrongdoings are due to unintentional clueless obliviousness (?).   One day last week I went in the Pro Shop and the course superintendent call me in to the GM's.  In front of the GM and Pro, he held up his cell phone and showed me a picture of a golfer driving their cart in the rough, and every-day, almost-every-group happening.  He picks me out because I've been there from the git-go and somehow it is me or my guy...
We have a situation where we are going to get slammed this year . . . we already have three times as many "event" rounds booked as last year.  Plus, we will be getting a lot of first-time-to-us golfers.   I've mentioned that our recommended pace is too low and that's the main thing I've been hearing this year, that golfers couldn't get around in that time, but they did get around in the time that was our recommended pace until it mysteriously changed a year...
Yesterday was one of those days that I came here looking for suggestions for.  If golfers could be doing something wrong, from slow play to driving where they were not supposed, to having inexperienced golfers on the course, to whatever, they were, and I heard about it!!!!   It occurred to me that all of us expect some golfers to do stuff they shouldn't be or not do stuff they should be because we all accept that there should be marshals/rangers on the course.
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