A fellow player will line up a shot by putting their club on the ground, then step around, get in place, lift the club and take their shot.
Is this ok?
Except on the putting green, a player may have the line of play indicated to him by anyone, but no one may be positioned by the player on or close to the line or an extension of the line beyond the hole while the stroke is being made. Any mark placed by the player or with his knowledge to indicate the line must be removed before the stroke is made.
See Decision 8-2a/1
You could always… tell the player he's slow, and that it's going to cost him player opportunities, playing partners, and friends.
Let us know if you figure out a good way to speed him up.
A father and son have been playing in our Saturday game. Both are slow and mostly from taking forever to get themselves lined up. They squat behind the ball and hold a club above the ball on the target line for a while. Then they go through further antics for body alignment.
Either one or the other has been on my team for several weeks and I never got home before 2:00 pm and we start at 10:00 am.
Yesterday neither one was on my team and I got home at 12:45. When I got home my wife said "You got home early" to which I replied that we didn't have any slow players on the team.
Thing is that they don't even have a clue that they are slow and aren't very good at taking little hints.