I hit the course this morning and they sent me off as a single. There was a fivesome of older gentlemen that had just teed off. I was told they were super slow but would probably let me play through. Hole 1 is a Par 5, and as I'm laying two ready for my approach shot these guys are all putting. One of the guys sees me and waves for me to play through. Mind you they are all there within 30 feet of the hole putting, and the flagstick isn't even in the hole. I sit there thinking he is letting me know they are going to let me play through after the hole. The guy who waved at me then puts the flagstick back into the hole and waves for me again to hit. I laughed to myself and motioned for them to keep playing which they did.
I guess these guys were either confident I wouldn't be putting the ball anywhere within 30 feet of the hole or they felt they would be able to move out of the way if my ball came towards them. When I arrived at #2 they had all teed off but told me to go ahead and play through. I mentioned I didn't want to hit them on #1 but they really didn't seem to think much about it. Very nice guys, but kind of scary they would want to stand at the target of the people playing through.