I generally agree that a tough course is going to offer pace problems, but I would disagree that we should not try to improve it.
I disagree that a slow group seeing a Ranger once an hour is harassment. A Ranger staying with a group, lurking, watching, is.
When golfers see me on the course, even without a clearcut policy, most ask me how they're doing, and very few get upset when told they're behind pace. It's all about how you do it, and that's what trying to fine tune.
When the pace is bad, the first comment we hear almost every time is, "& I didn't see a Ranger out there anywhere." Y'all know that.
Our suggestions are only that, and would only be given to groups that need them. I don't see that as harassment.
We are not suggesting that everyone who comes to our course play a different game of golf, just that they play the game of course at the pace it was intended to be played.
Because someone has paid money, it doesn't entitle them to screw up the day for 100 other golfers.
I understand that some golfers should not play our course, but I suspect if we promoted it that way, more who should not play it would.