@Golfingdad may have a point here, actually. Played a round this morning. On the scorecard are a few lines of local rules, including:
The course should be played in 4 hours, 15 minutes.
You are considered slow if there is an open hole in front of you.
Hadn't noticed it before.
I still don't really get the point behind the rule. It asks you to either match your speed to the fastest group on the course or to allow a bunch of groups to play through or play faster. But the problem with that is that if that is going to be the rule, why have a POP? I can't think of any situation here the POP at my course matters. Are you behind the group in front? Your too slow. Up with the group in front? Good speed. Why have the POP line?
It just seems crazy to me that this is the way it is set up; that other groups determine your speed.
I've eaten crow a few times on the boards and I'll have to do some more now. Obviously my stance on this is not the "accepted" one or the rule at my club, but I really don't understand why you tell me to play in 4 hours 15 minutes then immediately say "Forget all that. See those guys? Play at that speed."