Friday I played 18 holes with another player (a kid on the college team). We waited on the last five holes a little bit for a single (he was old and not moving so quickly. I pushed my cart, the other guy carried his bag. He had to get his towel on 16 tee - it was 100 yards back in 15 fairway.
From the time we teed off until we finished… 2:30 elapsed. I was in my car leaving the golf course, after chatting with him in the parking lot for ten minutes, well under 3 hours after he arrived.
Yes, it helps that we played in about 140 shots between us, but I have no doubt a foursome would have taken about 3:00 to play those 18 holes.
With foursomes on all of the holes, 3:30 is reasonable. Time spent looking for balls can be made up by not waiting a little on the next few holes.
Slow play… boooo.
If Tiger was playing (particularly if he was playing TODAY), we'd be on page 15 of this topic.
As it is… I've had to START the topic, on Saturday evening, when Rickie Fowler opens up a three-shot lead.
Will he get, what, his third or fourth PGA Tour win? (Quail Hollow, the Players… and…?)
I have learned over the last couple of years how true this is. Feels may start out helping, but they inevitably betray me.
Sometimes the benefits only last from one practice to the next, sometimes they'll last for half a season. But there are only couple that I count on from year to year - and it isn't like those fix everything.
On the other hand, I'd love to develop feels that might tell me why I'm having trouble making good contact, or experiencing a loss of distance for example. I might not recognize many of the subtle flaws I see on video, but I can sure see the major ones. If I can associate a feel for what I see, it might help.
But yeah, one feel will never get me to "turn the corner".