At any of the three courses that I play at if I'd done that I'd have been asked to leave.
@Cartboy so if when I'm golfing around the course and the marshall comes by me and my group often, not to tell us anything but just to bullshit with us for a sec and does this several times in the course of 18 is that a sign that we're going to slow or more that he's just bored?
I can't answer that from personal experience because I have too much work to do. There are players I know and who know me, and they wanna BS, so I have to be diplomatic.
Everything depends on the situation. If it's not a busy day and BSing doesn't affect anyone else, and the players intiate it .
My favorte line of all times was a group of young guys with three times and a Big Shot leader. I first saw them on 2 and on my next round an hour later they were on 4. I greeted them with something like, "Struggling?!" with a chuckle.
Big Shot said, "This is all about you, isn't it?" It pissed me off, but you gotta stay cool. I took his scorecard and circled the line that says all players have to abide by course personnel, placed it back on his scorepad, and drove off.
An hour later that group was on 10.