Played the other day, me and my fiancee, at a local upscale public course. We were following a twosome who had just teed off the first hole. We kind of waited a while for them to play their second shots, didn't think much of it. 2nd hole was slow as well, as they would ride to each other ball, wait for their partner to hit and then ride to the next one. Most of the time that was not in the fairway, they were spraying it all over the first two holes.
We got to the third tee just as they are walking to their cart. Neither of them looked back at us, just jump in their cart and go, I saw a group on the third green and figured that no big deal we'd be waiting anyway if they let us play through. but of course they were slower than the threesome ahead and got over a hole behind.
We ended up waiting on every shot on the front 9, came up on the tee as they were going to their carts on a couple more holes, they wouldn't look at us. A couple of times I swear the big guy took way too many practice swings, looked back at us and sauntered to his cart to just make us wait longer, daring me to say something.
The threesome quits after 9, figure we'll have clear sailing, nope the twosome still in front of us and makes us wait on every hole. Now we still finished in just under 4 hours, but that was probably 1/2 hour or more longer than we would've if they let us play through. Now we play really fast, taught my lady to hit when she is ready, and if there is no one around we can play 18 holes with a cart in three hours or less.
Couldn't figure out why they wouldn't let us play through, think it was because I was playing with a women? Would anyone have complained to the pro shop or just dealt with it like I did.
I was playing well and didn't want to cause a scene, the big guy looked irritable?