Is this really bad form? We had a couple behind our foursome yesterday who started lecturing us on pace of play when we were teeing off. We had one guy who chunked his drive and went to hit again, this was not a tournament, it was a golf outing. So he played his first shot, but we all chunked a bunch of shots, and after the lady was so rude, we all made sure that we putted out every player, usually we will pick up when things get out of hand. We asked them if they wanted to play through on the next hole, but we hit while we were waiting for them to catch up, then waited for them. They just drove past us without even acknowledging us and drove on to the next hole. Their loss. But should we have just waited there for them to catch up and hit before we hit? By approaching us already angry on the first tee, they kind of lost all of our sympathy, and we kind of rubbed their nose in some slow play one the first hole, but were we that wrong? If they were such fast players, I would think they would have caught up with us, as they made a big show of waiting for us to clear the green. We did wait a little while for them at the second tee before we hit, but finally we got impatient.
We went off on our tee time. I think the real problem was the course not spacing tee times having these guys right on top of us while we were still teeing off. Other than one guy going to hit a second shot, we had not made any unreasonable number of practice swings, like more than one or two, or committing any other obvious violations of decorum.
Are we supposed to just sit and wait at the next hole however long it takes the group behind us to catch up, to let them play through? There was nobody ahead of us for several holes. Nobody else caught us.