Re: Courses That Require Carts
Originally Posted by halcon
Here's my exerience in a nutshell;
Player 1 (the cart driver for argument's sake) hits a line drive screamer into the right rough about 175 yard out. Player 2 (cart passenger) hits a "slight hook" into the left rough ~ 280 yards out. They stop the cart at the first ball. The driver gets out and chooses a club (eventually), procedes to yank his "rescue club" about 75 yards into the left rough.
Still 30 yards short of the other guys drive, but hey, at least they're on the same side of the course now. They stop the cart (on the path) at the Player 1's ball, he choosed a club and hacks the ball in the general direction of the green, but the rough closed the face and he's shortsided just short of the left bunker. Player 1 races up toward Player 2's ball then mutters to himself and impatiently taps the steering wheel - he's gotta go find his ball. Player 2 is feeling rushed - and this is only the first hole - so he loses focus and lays the sod over the shot. The ball goes about 20 yards - just far enough to rethink the club and shot selection. Player 2 replace the club and gets back in the cart. They drive a few yards, P2 gets out, chooses a club, then peels the ball long and right, into or over a bunker.
They take off in the cart, stopping at Player 1's ball, both players get out with their lob wedges and putters in hand. They both duff their shots, and one of them decides to go back the cart for a different iron to chip with (the other one says F it and carries on with the LW). A couple chips and a couple putts later then saunter back to the cart, carefully wipe off their clubs, replace the head covers, get back into the cart, write down the scores and write down all the other +/- bingo bango whatever BS and then drive off. On the # 2 tee box, the cart girl is waiting to take their drink orders.
Repeat this process 17 more times and tell me that's faster than walking.