Depends on what day it is. I never worry about shanking a putt, though. Some days driver is spot on and a nasty pull hook will creep into the mid to short irons. Next time around it's the driver that will shotgun all over the place, but once I'm back in the fairway (eventually) I can drill the irons spot on.
But overall, it is the snap hook when trying to dial back a notch off the tee. As mentioned before, I cant "do" a 3/4 driver swing.
Here's the deal: You want to play through the group in front of you due to slow play. Almost ALWAYS, slow play isn't the cause of the group directly in front of you. They can't go anywhere, either.
So, you press the issue and let's say the group allows you to play through. Now, THAT group is waiting on YOUR group on every tee box and approach shot because there is no where for YOUR group to go.
My solution: Make sure you play with people who are interesting and fun to be around. This way, when you find yourself in the midst of a 5-hour round, (heaven forbid for you speed golfers) the time waiting passes pleasantly.
Slow down. Enjoy the day and your company and you'll worry a lot less about pace of play.
You might also be able to arrange this early in the morning, teeing off on one of the finishing holes. It wouldn't hurt to somehow give them the impression that you were looking for a place to play regularly next year. Its much more likely they'll do you a little favor if you're seen as a prospective long-term customer.
I understand and that's what I am referring to as well. In talking with his golf instructor who used to coach college golf, he said he didn't pay much attention to the high school matches because he knows they cheat as well. The regionals and districts within high school are a little different as they have scorers. But I agree with you. I am going to get him playing some jr events next year which will include building up to the state amateur tournaments as well.
I was actually looking at these right before you posted. I have also been reading about the Sneds tour in TN. It looks very promising as well.