Originally Posted by tefunk
USGA rules on etiquette state that the faster group be allowed to play through.
This is regardless of the group in front of them. If the group behind you is playing faster, let them play through... And the first group should also let the faster group play through when they catch up to them.
Too many people decide to justify why it doesn't make sense to let others play through, or to follow common courtesy in general... And everyone suffers because of it.Typically I've experienced better etiquette at private clubs, because everyone is vested. So they typically follow the rules of etiquette and it generally makes it a better experience for everyone.
I agree. However, at some private clubs single players have no standing on the golf course. This means you don't have to let them play through
regardless of whether holes are open or not. I assume this is because singles aren't groups and a foursome could, theoretically, have to let
multiple singles through in the course of a normal round. Slowing foursomes down, so that singles can play faster, is not something most clubs