Yeah. Nothing like watching a complete stupidity unfold in front of you. We once waited on the tee and got to see the most amazing show ever. These guys were apparently far too concerned about who was away. They drove to the first ball, took a reading with a laser. Both got back in the cart and drove 20 yards to the second ball. Took a reading. Both got back in the cart again and drove back to the first ball. The guy took another reading, then looked at the trees for wind, picked a club, took two practice swings, moved behind his ball to get the line, finally stepped up and addressed the ball and hit. Then they still had to both get back in the cart, drive back to the second ball, and the procedure was repeated. It was by far the longest I've ever seen 2 players take to play their second shots. The 2 guys they were playing with had both hit before those guys finished the second laser reading, and they hadn't even decided whose turn it was yet. While they were screwing around, my whole group could have played through and been putting out, without even being rushed. That isn't an exaggeration. We had caught them on the 8th hole, and thankfully they quit after 9 - at least we passed them and never saw them again.
Those of us blessed with decisively analytical minds are constantly amazed at the total lack cognitive reasoning demonstrated by so many golfers.
I assume this happened in CO. I swear CO is the dumb golfer capital of the world, I've seen it all this year. I played Thanksgiving and though the slow people were behind me I couldn't help noticing. I was the first time of the day and the group behind me was just getting to #9 green as we walked off 18. A few groups played through them but sheesh. We didn't exactly tear it up either, about 2.75 hours as twosome.
Honestly I blame the courses. In their desperation to take in as much money as possible they rarely enforce anything. As long as they let people do whatever they want it's going to be a problem. Crazy thing is the ones that do police the course get bad social media reviews from the bozos. Riverdale is one of the courses that gets badmouthed on-line. I don't play there often but I can't remember ever getting stuck behind a group there. Just about every time I've been the a ranger stops and asks what group we are to check our time and no matter who I play with we're usually 10-15 minutes fast. I wish more would follow their lead. Pull up the back tees and get people moving.