Originally Posted by MyrtleBeachGolf
I'm going to assume the section in bold was directed at me, mainly because I mentioned trying to play golf before I need to be to work. My work schedule is approx 4pm-3am. It's not like I need to be to work at 9am and am trying to squeeze in 18 holes at 7am. But when I need to be into work at 4pm and I tee off at 9:20am and am still on the course at 2:30pm, I'm no longer happy to be enjoying the day. I'm annoyed that a round of golf is taking 5+ hours and I need to rush to work.
As much as I love golf, I'm not a fan of playing 9 holes. Most courses here do not have a 9 hole rate. I'd much rather play 18 holes in a timely manner. Anything under 4.5 hours is fine with me. Just play ready golf.
Point taken... But there have been other threads and posts about folks having to be someplace, and want to blast through everyone because they play fast and think that entitles THEM to plow through everyone else who might actually be enjoying their round at a reasonable pace to most others. Wasn't there someone who wanted to tee off as a single when all the other groups were foursomes, and didn't want to be paired up? And THEN expected everyone else to get out of HIS way because he was faster than they were. On any Saturday (or ANY day, for that matter) around here, you wouldn't play or, if I was running things, I would make you pay for a full foursome to make up for lost revenue. IF you want to pay to play alone, fine. Come out at a reasonable time when others aren't' around. But don't expect any special treatment while you're out there on a busy weekend.
You come across these people on the roads as well... you might be keeping up with the majority of traffic at a few klicks above the speed limit, no real place to go in traffic... but what happens, someone wants to go faster and tries to edge their way into every little space looking for that position that's ahead of you... and then slows down to fall into the pace of everyone else. why?