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3 minutes ago, mdl said:

I don't understand this at all.  I've had limited time where I'm trying to play as many holes as I can really quickly.  Even with a cart, constantly conscious of trying to rush, literally near sprinting from the cart to the green, and skipping putting entirely on ~1/2 the holes, I never played 9 holes any faster than 50 some minutes.  Granted, I still did at least an abbreviated pre shot routine, but man.  Even without one beyond assessing club and shot choice, 18 holes in 2 hours sounds not at all fun as a stock personal pace!

I've played 36 holes in under 4 hours with a cart on an open course. Not even rushing, just hitting my shot and driving to the next. Taking the flag out to put and everything. I have very little preshot routines for the most part, but I don't think I did anything that day but walk up to the ball and hit it.

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10 minutes ago, mdl said:

I don't understand this at all.  I've had limited time where I'm trying to play as many holes as I can really quickly.  Even with a cart, constantly conscious of trying to rush, literally near sprinting from the cart to the green, and skipping putting entirely on ~1/2 the holes, I never played 9 holes any faster than 50 some minutes.  Granted, I still did at least an abbreviated pre shot routine, but man.  Even without one beyond assessing club and shot choice, 18 holes in 2 hours sounds not at all fun as a stock personal pace!

MDL... I think David in FL was mostly joking about a 2-hour 18-hole round. But 3 and 1/2 hours is a good time, without rushing.

Three things in life are a given. Death, taxes, slow play on the golf course.

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3 minutes ago, Double Mocha Man said:

MDL... I think David in FL was mostly joking about a 2-hour 18-hole round. But 3 and 1/2 hours is a good time, without rushing.

Three things in life are a given. Death, taxes, slow play on the golf course.

Nope.  Not joking.  2:10 is a good pace for the right 2-some...  and no, we’re not rushing.

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3 minutes ago, David in FL said:

Nope.  Not joking.  2:10 is a good pace for the right 2-some...  and no, we’re not rushing.

... and an open course ahead of you. No extra practice shots. That's a good time! I could play golf with you.

I once played Pacific dunes in 2 hours 43 minutes.  Wind, rain coming down sideways, seven people ventured forth that day and only one finished. Raising hand. Even my caddie wanted to quit.

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I don't disbelieve you fast guys, but I'd like to see it. I literally don't understand what a couple older guys playing 18 holes in 2 hours with "no rushing" looks like!

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6 minutes ago, mdl said:

I don't disbelieve you fast guys, but I'd like to see it. I literally don't understand what a couple older guys playing 18 holes in 2 hours with "no rushing" looks like!

They have their own power cart with no governor on it.  Can reach speeds of 50mph.

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