Originally Posted by Dormie1360
I agree.....unless someone really
wants to go first and it's their turn under the rules.
That's where the Ready Golf part comes in. I see too many groups or playing partners stand around after a flubbed chip. As an example- someone is 50ft away, but on the green. Someone has just thinned a chip shot across the green into a trap or something. The person on the green will stand around waiting for the guy to walk back to the cart or his bag to get the right club. he hits out of the trap and is 60 feet away. Now he's gone back for his putter and walks all the way across, etc... Once that guy has thinned his chip, I will putt if it isn't affecting the others or they are within a few feet. By now the other guy is ready to putt and we can move on. Besides being annoyed that he didn't take his putter with him in the first place, at least SOMETHING is getting done.
In other situations of being "away", you have to give some people some slack. If I'm, say, within 10-12 feet, and I am ready to go- after someone really clanks a putt and is still 'away', I might just tell him to relax and set up for the next one while I putt. That is a terrible feeling when you feel you are being rushed because of a bad putt and that everyone is waiting on you. Let someone else go ahead of you if they're ready, and take your usual pre-putt routine to calm yourself down. As long it doesn't affect the line of your partners, no point in making everyone else wait around. But these are in casual rounds with no real consequence.