Slow pace at our course is mostly because of playing too long of tees. It is a very challenging course in a tourist destination, and golfers make their first mistake on the first tee.
When the course opened we soon realized that our shortest "Mens'" tee was too long, being 500 yards longer than other courses "whites" in our area. One Winter at my Florida course, a co-volunteer mentioned "Combo" tees at his son's course, so I played our course in my mind, and proposed a Combo tee, which the GM, Pro, and owners accepted.
But, it is difficult to understand which tee to be on on each hole . . . I have lobbied to make it "White" for several years, which seems to be a no-brainer for everyone except the GM and owners. If we could put down white tee markers, or even just spray paint one of the markers white (Combo) on each hole, it would help.
A lot of golfers see "Combo", and they want to play that yardage, but it takes a bit of explaining.
Of course, the young bucks play the 6700 or 7000 or 7300 tees, and a lot of them find out that's a mistake.
Funny, the group of mostly-older members that I play with, none of whom have any problem with "distance" like I do, play their own version of the Combo tee, because it's just more fun. I would like to see the course switch to that version, put down white tee markers, and get rid of Combo, but that would take an act of Congress, and we know how hard it is to get Congress to act!!!
I will take the hole in one. After over 20 years of golf I’ve had loads of eagles, (3 i can remember on par 4’s) mainly from hitting par 5’s in two but I have yet to get an ace. It would be a tremendous disappointment to me if I never get one.