Originally Posted by Slk1981
Golf snob alert
Who are you to dictate when and how someone should play?
Honestly hate this sort of attitude towards people playing golf
Originally Posted by rkim291968
Perhaps he was good from the start unlike us, eh?
True story. My group and one after us were waiting to tee off. One of the guys in front of us hit a 100 yard on a 220 yard par 3 (it's down hill & down wind and plays close to 185). As soon as he started to look for his golf ball in rough, an older golfer (in his 60s) behind me started to talk trash - "what the hell is he doing? etc.? He went on for some time and it got so bad that my partner turned around and told him to shut up. He got quite after that. Funny thing was, the old guy could not play well either. And I am pretty sure he was horrific when he 1st started to play golf.
( Playing bad is not a sin. It is sin only if the guy insists on playing from back tee. )
Originally Posted by Slk1981
Maybe we should all stay away from golf course's until we are under a 10 handicap, That way we will not get in the way of these PGA pro golfers out there
Originally Posted by David in FL
Nothing at all wrong with being bad. There is no excuse for being slow though. If it takes someone 120+ strokes to get around the course, no problem, as long as they can do it and still keep up with the group in front of them. Until then, they should play when others aren't around, when it's so crowded/slow that they can keep up, or confine their practice to the range.....
......BTW, that same caveat applies to those that can get around in 75 strokes.
Someone finally understands. Thank you! When I said this guy had no business playing with others during this peak time of day, I didn't mean he should never play the sport. I'm all for anyone learning to play and am more than willing to help any player in any way. But I hate slow play. I don't like to hold up others and if I feel I am, I pick up the pace or let them play through. I just meant what David in FL is saying. I never once told the guy he was awful at golf or anything of the sort. He was quite a nice guy.
I am not a "golf snob" as Slk1981 assumes. And I was not the only one playing. My playing partner was annoyed that he was going so slow, and there was a foursome behind us that was annoyed as well. We politely told the guy we needed to move along, but he just continued to take way too long and make up drop rules and such that made it harder on him, and take him even longer to play. He was also playing from farther back tees than he should have been.
Lastly, this was a very nice semi-private course, one of the best in my state. This was a prime vacation time because it was Memorial Day weekend. There were tee times back to back. It cost me $85 to play it so I think I am entitled to be a little frustrated here, don't you think?