What’s your usual warm up routine for a round? Is it the same for casual rounds and tournaments, or do you have different routines for each?
I have two different routines. I’m usually not big on longer warm-ups, so when I play my own rounds, I’ll get to the course about 20 minutes before my tee time, and I’ll putt for a few minutes.
To explain my tournament routine, I’ll assume my tee time is 10:45. In this case, with a 10:45 tee time, I’ll get to the course a few minutes before 10:00. I’ll go up to the pro shop and get a bucket of balls, and I’ll usually spend about half an hour on the range, leaving me about fifteen minutes to putt. I don’t take all fifteen minutes. When the group in front of me tees off, I’ll head to the first tee.
So as you can see, I’m not a huge fan of longer warm ups unless I’m in a tournament.
Thanks Erik, I missed that change in 2019.
I have always favored a change from closely mown areas to allow relief in other areas.
Most course irrigation systems run on preset timers regardless if it's raining or after a heavy rainfall.
IMO, a player should have been entitled to relief due to water saturation from rainfall or sprinkler systems in areas
which were almost to the point of being casual water on the course.