Hey Iacas don't mean to pick on you. I've been around many golf courses for the past 50 years. What makes a good course is a team effort between the resident pro, management & the greens keeper. I'm sorry, but the one team member who in my opinion is useless is the resident golf pro. IMO he's supposed to manage the tee times, the first tee box & the pace of play. Instead, today resident pro's are business majors and have gotten away from managing the course as was done in the old days. IMO there's nobody watching the chicken coop anymore and the players have had a free hand at doing as they please on the course for a lot of years. Years ago the resident pro was in charge of the course. Today the resident pro is nothing more than a bean counter & hired to increase revenue for the owner. When was the last time you met the resident pro at a public course???
I'm not happy with Arnie, Tiger, Jack & Anika for joining the bandwagon to place public blame on national TV against the player where a larger portion of the problem lies in the hands of management. Take the damm beer cart off the course. What do you expect players to do??? Ignore the flesh shaking all over while she's smiling at you holding a cold bud with your name on it???????? Most of the blood is leaving the players head by now.
I'm waiting for Glen Nager to get over the high from the US Open and start leaning on the Management teams at most courses to come up with a viable solution. If the PGA continues to televise 6 hour rounds showing every putt analyized from every possible angle while Johnny Miller flaps his gums for 5hrs straight how Tigers career is over because he missed a putt. Do you expect the public to ignore the pros or follow suit???? Kids learn by watching also. Kids today don't buy the "Do as I say and not as I do" BS
Do you think Taylor Made or Callaway has helped speed up play??? Nope. Now golfers can hit the ball further in the woods with a 45-1/2" driver. I haven't seen golf speed up since the club makers started making easier clubs to hit. Get the picture.
All courses should start by adhereing to the 10 min intervals at the 1st Tee box. If your able to hit or not. The Pro should be out on the 1st Tee Box reviewing the pace of play rules with every foursome. Explaining what is expected of them and doing his/her job. Not hiding the the air conditioned office.
I've played the TPC in Norton, MA 100 times. You know you can buy a case of beer packed in a cooler at the snack shack on the 10th hole there. So, who's fooling who about the pace of play. Management is drooling while they charge $8 per beer on the course. They want more players so they can sell more beer.