Yeah, I saw that this morning. That makes me slightly more optimistic about it. I still feel like Tiger's PR team is going to go over it with a fine-tooth comb and take out all the good parts. We'll see...
I've seen many groups tee it up as soon as the fairway is clear.
This seems to be the policy at most muni's.
This leads to stacking up a course as they will usually be waiting for the group to finish the hole.
Then it becomes a hit and wait on every hole.
Some of the better courses the starter will instruct groups to wait until the group reaches the green.
Good starters will hold groups for the 8 - 10 minute intervals.
In general, it is a good and safe policy for longer hitters to wait if they are capable of reaching a green.