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Correlation Between Pace of Play and Unpacking Clubs in Parking Lot

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I might be onto something.  While on the practice putting green I noticed a guy drive up and unpack his clubs in the adjacent parking lot.  It took him about 20 minutes to accomplish everything... removing clubs, putting on shoes, fussing, fussing and more fussing.  Don't think I would have wanted to play behind that guy.  It made me remember I have a golf friend who does the same thing... 10-15 minutes at his car before navigating to the pro shop.  And he's slow on the course.  (FWIW, I'm about a minute at my car)

Does anyone here think there's a correlation between this type of behavior and pace of play?

Bigger question:  Are some of us just built to be slow?

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2 minutes ago, David in FL said:

Slow is slow.  Very few people who move slowly in the normal course of events, speed up elsewhere!

That explains the person in the checkout line at the grocery store... looking for change, using coupons in the extreme, chit-chatting (I do that with the checker if nobody is behind me), asking the checker to go back into the store to replace an item, not being ready when payment is due, etc., etc.

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Takes me a couple of minutes to pack everything in the car. I can switch shoes during red lights. Every minute you're in the lot is 2 minutes more in traffic.

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I played with this lady at my course once, very very nice and a great golfer, but she is slow, as if she is in slow motion. Everything was just a second too slow, even the way she talks. She is in the medical field and I found some online reviews of her and everyone said the same thing: she is SLOW...

There is this group of senior men at my club who plays every single day. They are known to be slow and never lets people play though. I got caught a few times behind them and instead of asking me to play through, they said I am playing too fast. Uh no, I am not fast but you guys are really slow. The problem is they don’t think they are slow...

About getting ready at the car, I have seen a few guys who’d turn up the music and take their sweet time getting ready (changing, putting shoes on, sunblock, comb hair, fix hat/visor, chitchat, listens to more music). I could finish hitting 100 balls at the range and they are still at their car getting ready. 

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This one doesn't make sense to me. Sometimes I grab my clubs and throw them on a cart and I'm gone in 15 seconds. Other times setting up a push cart, taking a phone call, waiting a little for a friend, etc. it might take me ten minutes from the time I pull in until I'm ready.

I'm always fast on the golf course.

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53 minutes ago, saevel25 said:

If I put on my golf shoes at home, it takes me like 1 minute to leave my car and start heading to the clubhouse 😉

You are welcome to play in my foursome any day...

25 minutes ago, iacas said:

This one doesn't make sense to me. Sometimes I grab my clubs and throw them on a cart and I'm gone in 15 seconds. Other times setting up a push cart, taking a phone call, waiting a little for a friend, etc. it might take me ten minutes from the time I pull in until I'm ready.

I'm always fast on the golf course.

I always allow anyone setting up a Clicgear golf cart an extra 5 minutes.   😄  And I get it if you're waiting for a friend or your tee time's not for 30 minutes.  Unless you like to warm up first.

 

 

 

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Probably a big bit of conjecture to say that someone taking their time in one spot is necessarily going to be slow in another. 

One of my habits is to get some place stupid early.  After getting to the course an hour early, obviously there is no rush to do anything. Taking my time at the car or in the pro shop helps pace out my warm-up. Ideally, I get to the first tee close to time without having to stand around and get cold waiting. 

Speed-wise I do fine, particular when I'm playing worth a crap.

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56 minutes ago, FlyingAce said:

I played with this lady at my course once, very very nice and a great golfer, but she is slow, as if she is in slow motion. Everything was just a second too slow, even the way she talks. She is in the medical field and I found some online reviews of her and everyone said the same thing: she is SLOW...

There is this group of senior men at my club who plays every single day. They are known to be slow and never lets people play though. I got caught a few times behind them and instead of asking me to play through, they said I am playing too fast. Uh no, I am not fast but you guys are really slow. The problem is they don’t think they are slow...

About getting ready at the car, I have seen a few guys who’d turn up the music and take their sweet time getting ready (changing, putting shoes on, sunblock, comb hair, fix hat/visor, chitchat, listens to more music). I could finish hitting 100 balls at the range and they are still at their car getting ready. 

FlyingAce... you, too, can play in my foursome any day...

3 minutes ago, mcanadiens said:

Speed-wise I do fine, particular when I'm playing worth a crap.

Mcanadians, you may play in my foursome, too.  Just bring your "Worth a Crap" game that day... 😊

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5 minutes ago, Double Mocha Man said:

Just bring your "Worth a Crap" game that day... 😊

Damn. Why didn't I think of that? 

That would make this game easy. It would be like cheating.

 

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1 hour ago, saevel25 said:

If I put on my golf shoes at home, it takes me like 1 minute to leave my car and start heading to the clubhouse 😉

I do the same. I basically walk out of my house ready to step onto the first tee - shoes on, tee, ball, pitch mark repair tool in my pocket. If I take my pushcart, maybe 2 minutes to leave my car instead of 1 minute.

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25 minutes ago, Double Mocha Man said:

I always allow anyone setting up a Clicgear golf cart an extra 5 minutes. 

Five minutes? I pop mine open in < 20 seconds.

Maybe 30 if I have the wheel cover on.

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Situational for me, if i have time to kill i'll relax at my car and fuss with my gear a bit. If i have to, i can be on the first tee a couple minuets after i pull in. I hate the later,  so i'm usually early, getting my mind out of home mode and into golf mode. 

Edited by Papa Steve 55

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2 hours ago, Double Mocha Man said:

Bigger question:  Are some of us just built to be slow?

Bigger question.

Why are you looking at some random guy for 20 minutes in the parking lot?.....I assume you were either really bored or had a very unproductive putting practice session.

I could understand if you saw a woman in the parking lot and were checking her out if she was Hawt or just golf Hawt.😂

 

2 hours ago, FlyingAce said:

There is this group of senior men at my club who plays every single day. They are known to be slow and never lets people play though. I got caught a few times behind them and instead of asking me to play through, they said I am playing too fast. Uh no, I am not fast but you guys are really slow. The problem is they don’t think they are slow...

 

Unfortunately there are too many of these old goofs out on the course.

I know you wouldn't do it....but yelling at these old clowns to play faster .....normally has resulted in a positive outcome for me.

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This is an interesting topic. I believe that there is a correlation. Somebody who takes half an hour or more unpacking their stuff will take absolutely forever on the course. For me, the time between when I’m getting out of the car and when I’m standing on the first tee is usually less than five minutes. And on the course, the time between when I get to my ball and when the ball is rolling/in the air is 30 seconds or less, again with very few exceptions.

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1 minute ago, dagolfer18 said:

This is an interesting topic. I believe that there is a correlation. Somebody who takes half an hour or more unpacking their stuff will take absolutely forever on the course. For me, the time between when I’m getting out of the car and when I’m standing on the first tee is usually less than five minutes. And on the course, the time between when I get to my ball and when the ball is rolling/in the air is 30 seconds or less, again with very few exceptions.

Dagolfer... you seem to be good foursome material as well.  My "speedy" foursome is now up to 5 golfers.

19 minutes ago, Mr22putt said:

Why are you looking at some random guy for 20 minutes in the parking lot?.....I assume you were either really bored or had a very unproductive putting practice session.

 

I was on the putting green next to the parking lot.  I'd make a few, miss a few and then look up again... and he was still fussing at his car.

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8 minutes ago, Double Mocha Man said:

Dagolfer... you seem to be good foursome material as well.  My "speedy" foursome is now up to 5 golfers.

I was on the putting green next to the parking lot.  I'd make a few, miss a few and then look up again... and he was still fussing at his car.

How quick does your 5some play 18?

2 hours ago, FlyingAce said:

I played with this lady at my course once, very very nice and a great golfer, but she is slow, as if she is in slow motion. Everything was just a second too slow, even the way she talks. She is in the medical field and I found some online reviews of her and everyone said the same thing: she is SLOW...

There is this group of senior men at my club who plays every single day. They are known to be slow and never lets people play though. I got caught a few times behind them and instead of asking me to play through, they said I am playing too fast. Uh no, I am not fast but you guys are really slow. The problem is they don’t think they are slow...

About getting ready at the car, I have seen a few guys who’d turn up the music and take their sweet time getting ready (changing, putting shoes on, sunblock, comb hair, fix hat/visor, chitchat, listens to more music). I could finish hitting 100 balls at the range and they are still at their car getting ready. 

OMG, that foursome sounds like they are a pain to play behind. I, as a single walker, have played behind very slow groups before, and it quickly drained the energy and fun out of my round. It would be play a shot, wait 5-10 minutes, repeat.

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