My home course in central Indiana has been packed, pretty much every day that I have been out. I've played the last 4 wks in a row?? Its the only course I've played as of yet.
No idea what's going on elsewhere, nearby
Packed here, I'm talking unusually busy. A few were totally booked last weekend. The previous weekend I walked off twice in as many days because I can't play golf at a 20 minute per hole pace.I honestly think Golf Now has something to do with it. Unbelievable deals last weekend. I saw some $12.00 18 w/cart specials. I played a course I don't usually play because it's too expensive but they were $28 w/ gps cart. Though a huge factor is it's early so people are getting out to enjoy the warmer temps after lots of sporadic snow in Mar and Apr. But it's been crazy busy. I've had trouble just using the driving range. Had to wait for that today.
Since there seems to be some disagreement about central Oklahoma here is a breakdown of some of my recent rounds:
jimmie austin beautiful weather warm, no wind, weekday: four singles played through at a two hour pace, those were the only golfers I saw all day. was in a twosome, the largest group out there.
earlywine north beautiful weather warm, light breeze, weekday: a few other twosomes, the south course was deserted.
trosper beautiful weather warm, light breeze, weekday: they were steady on a thursday with a mix of twos, threes, and fours. They had a tourney booked for Friday (it rained)
Westwood Norman cold, high wind from the north: we were the only people on the course.
Called for tee time at John Conrad Sunday the first tee time I requested I got. They didn't ask how many were in my group.
Haha, I'm immune to those by now. I grew up right outside the base and right in the flight path for landings. Me and a friend started at 10:37 and finished at 2:00. We had a good pace going until we hit a *S-L-O-W* foursome on #10 that refused to let us play through.
That north wind made for a cooler round than I'd hoped for, but it's better than no golf. Shot a 91 from the tips... birdied 12, par'd 17 (think it was playing 450ish into the north wind, long par 4)... but had 8's on 1 and 9... all in all a mediocre round? How'd yours go?
Played a really bad par 3 course in a Columbus suburb today. By bad I mean it looks like they had just planted the grass because there were lots of bare spots, rocks sticking out of the ground and the cart paths were little more than dirt trails where they didnt let the grass grow that had ruts, rocks and werent at all smooth. Even that course was packed and I ended up getting stuck behind a 3-some of kids who were in no hurry, played several balls, gave themselves mulligans on every shot and all in all were very slow.
Lessons learned: from now on Im just going to stick to playing the Columbus city courses where people understand what golf ettiquette and pace of play are instead of playing these cheap little minis in the middle of nowhere, where people down know to let faster players through and think its OK to take 3 hours to play 9 holes.