Originally Posted by Layton
Maybe 30 seconds at the most every couple of holes while the other people in the group are looking over their shots anyway doesn't sound unreasonably selfish to me. That's almost along the same lines as saying that looking at a putt from both sides of the hole is selfish and slows the game down considerably as well.
Agree. Obviously you need to be aware of what everyone else is doing and play ready golf. I get it all done very quickly, often while others are walking their pull carts off to the side or eyeing their putts. Any time I'm adding by assessing my shot is balanced out by the fact that I may hole it or likely have a tap-in left so it all comes out in the wash so to speak. I don't think anyone (at least I'm not) is talking about 5 minutes of walking around the green and surveying from every angle and agonizing over break. I literally walk straight to the hole and back (and no @Shorty, I don't walk on peoples lines) and that's it. I do it quite briskly and will likely be done before anyone is ready to hit their shot or putt. I may pause briefly at the mid-point between my landing spot and the hole if I really think I have a chance of holing it, but again, this is very quick as I Aimpoint already so I pick up slope% very fast and never agonizing over getting it exactly right.
Shorty, I know what you mean about people spending an inordinate amount of time checking a putt or chip out from every possible angle only to leave it 5' short or blast it 10' past but I don't think any of us are doing that. I'm very quick about it and certainly have never held up any foursome I've been a part of. You really should try giving people the benefit of the doubt once in a while, you may find it easier on your nerves.
Originally Posted by vangator
I use it just as I would a chip with forward shaft lean and brush the grass. Just pops it up much higher without a ton of spin. Kind of lands with a thud and minimal roll out. Much easier for me to hit than a flop. I've tried flopping it and, yes, I have to duck.
Yeah, I hear ya. Actually sounds like fun. I love my 60* and have started to use even more than my 56* when the lie is good. If it had more bounce it would probably see a ton more action.