Originally Posted by phan52
If nobody was in front of them, did it ever occur to you to go around them? That's what I do.
While this could be an option, nobody should have to skip a hole of their round because a slower group can't follow golf etiquette. It's certainly better than just getting in a pissy mood and ruining your round altogether, but bottom line is it shouldn't ever come to that.
Some have touched on the fact that some of the slower groups have an ego issue of letting someone play through. See my post above for my thoughts on that.
One other related note, I can't believe how many people don't know the proper way to let someone play through. More often than not, when I've played through on a course, the group ahead of me waits at the next tee box, without teeing off. Then they let me tee off, then wait for me to clear before hitting their tee shots. Obviously when allowing someone to play through this way it takes a bit of time. The correct way is to tee off while I finish out the previous hole, let me tee off then we all go to our second shots at the same time, at which the group playing through moves ahead while the slower group locates tee shots and selects clubs. Much faster than the way most people seem to handle it.