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  1. It’s odd you assume this without ever meeting them. Please keep the subject to slow play and don’t read emotions into posts or insult other posters. Same goes with @Frank F and @ncates00. Keep it civil. The subject is slow play.
    4 points
  2. "Slow play" is when factors that are under your control, not including the reasonable results of your golf shots or your ability to move around the course, affect the pace of play of your group in a noticeably negative way. * reasonable results include shots up to your ESC limit for the hole ** Ability to move around the course = accounts for factors like physical mobility, cart-path-only days or holes, etc. *** Noticeably negative = more than 60 seconds per hole
    4 points
  3. You couldn’t be more wrong. And if someone is carelessly and/or deliberately making a round slow, I’ll let him know. And I don’t have to be angry to do it.
    3 points
  4. GIR, nGIR and average club hit into the green (Yep, I keep track of that)...
    2 points
  5. I’m ok with a guy taking a 3’ gimme for his 12.
    2 points
  6. This one is from two years ago, but it fits. Blasted my drive 40 yards right of my intended target, got away with a thinned iron that inexplicably went farther than I thought it deserved to go, then somehow hit a 3/4 wedge to 3’ and made birdie. If I missed this green I probably would have bogeyed this one. Every hole is an adventure when I play golf. I have absolutely no idea what I’m doing.
    2 points
  7. Naw. That would be against the rules. #sarcasm
    1 point
  8. Unfortunately I occasionally have a lady with us and since it is "Client Golf" I do not feel it professional to hit the trees. I'll pick up your dog & beer but not your plane fare!
    1 point
  9. That is how I do it. Ask the guys what the want when walking off #8 green and after #9 I go straight to the grill to get the items while they hit the toilet. Ideally I have the items in the carts as they come back from the can and we head straight to #10 before eating anything. Unfortunately, I've seen people that sit at the turn to consume their food before heading to #10 or they order some ridiculous item that is not ready to grab and they need to wait for it to be prepared which is as much the fault of the course as it is the player(s).
    1 point
  10. Ha. A very popular public hiking/bike trail overlooks our nice wide-open ninth hole at Miami Shores. Nobody wants to wait for the Troy PD to execute an arrest of indecent exposure. Then we'd have a real pace-of-play problem.
    1 point
  11. Actually, the Rules of Golf allow a number of formats in which holing out the ball isn't always a requirement. Through an awful lot of the world those formats are much more common for every day play than strict stroke play, Stableford in particular. Every one of those formats is "golf". Having said that, the group that I play with most often allow putts to be conceded (for stroke play) when they're within the length of a typical putter grip, which is just about 12 inches. I think we're all better short putters because we DO get practice with these 18 to 24 inchers.
    1 point
  12. Continuing to work on contact. I’m remapping A4 as part of this, getting the backswing slower and shorter so that it stops at A4 instead of A4.e. The slower part is important because it lets me feel that the backswing is completed via length of time, but also so that momentum isn’t carrying me too far to begin with. These swings are about 70-75% and I’m consistently finding the center of the face.
    1 point
  13. Thank you. A lot happens behind the scenes that you may not see with respect to moderation.
    1 point
  14. But 4:10 is how long it takes to play the courses around here. It doesn't matter. It's the pace people play the courses. If you try to play faster than that you'll be tearing your hair out. It doesn't matter if you ride or walk. That's how long it takes. On weekends it's 5 hrs. The bottlenecks are on the par 3s. If you want to play sub 4 hrs. get a tee time very early in the morning.
    1 point
  15. Maybe @boogielicious is right and you are just being snarky. However, ... Surely you can understand that pace-of-play is a hot-button topic. Hopefully, most of us play the majority of our rounds without significant waiting around between shots. It is those few exceptions that get people very agitated. When you look forward all week to a Saturday or Sunday round and then stand there waiting for 15 minutes on every hole, that's a big problem.
    1 point
  16. Were you fit for the irons or did you just buy them off the rack? If you were fit you should go back and have the fitter take a look and see what's going on. If you bought them off the rack, check to see if the store offers a "playability guarantee" ... see if you can get a fitter to put some dots on the 7i and see how you're delivering the club. That's what I'd do.
    1 point
  17. Well...I humbly disagree. If a man gets struck by lightning...he’s incorrect to say, ‘ Well so much for this being a rare event...it varies.’ Sure events can vary..but overall hitting into a divot hole on a golf course is a rare happening.
    1 point
  18. I had a hearing yesterday with WC since my employer challenged the additional diagnoses being added to my claim which would allow the PRP injection. This process started in January. Since their attorney is involved, I retained my own attorney. They got documentation from my doctor saying that my injury was caused by the injury at work which I would have never thought to do. We told our side of the story and the company attorney did not contest anything. Now I wait for the ruling, and my employer has 30 days to appeal that. After that 30 days, my doctor can submit for approval for the PRP injec
    1 point
  19. That seems oddly familiar... Current state of my game waiting on worker's comp to approve treatment on my knee.
    1 point
  20. Just three for me : Canada, Mexico and Antigua.
    1 point
  21. Let's see...USA, Canada, Mexico, and Jamaica. So 4. I do live in New Mexico which a lot of people think is another country so 5 maybe 😝
    1 point
  22. Only 8. USA, Argentina, Bahamas, Spain, Japan, Mexico, Dominican Republic and Great Britain
    1 point
  23. Two for me. USA and South Korea. I've hit balls on the deck of a cruise ship in various Caribbean countries, but I don't think that counts 😀
    1 point
  24. Scotland, Great Britain, Ireland, USA and the Bahamas.
    1 point
  25. 6 - Zambia, Tanzania, Mozambique, Swaziland, South Africa, India
    1 point
  26. Hey Vinsk and Ncates00, you two guys seem like a couple of real angry people. When was the last time either of you had a pleasant time on a golf course? I think I would rather have a 5 hour round, than be stuck with you to old farts, bitching and complaining the whole time, because you couldn't play in 3 hours with a prime tee time on a Saturday at your local muni.
    1 point
  27. 2 for me (US and Mexico). Unless you count West Virginia as a different country (kidding, WV friends!)
    1 point
  28. I’m not talking about 15 minutes. I’m talking about people needing to play faster. Thanks. Glad to hear. Keep it up. I never argued to the contrary. Me emphasizing pace of play is not a lack of etiquette. On the contrary, slow play is and is also disrespectful of others’ time. The ones that play slowly, yes they do. I agree. Speed goes with efficiency. That’s the point—you do something well in less time. Correct; it doesn’t always. But it can help those who play slowly. If you’re already a fast playe
    1 point
  29. US, Canada, Mexico, Philippines, and South Korea
    1 point
  30. You missed the best part! A fan shouted, "In the hole!"...
    1 point
  31. I played my first "real" round of the year this weekend, and had a few decent birdie looks, but nothing dropped. I'll be playing three rounds this weekend so I'm hoping to start things off!
    1 point
  32. Hey everyone! Here is a round I played in the summer at a local course here in Toronto Canada. This is a shot for shot video with my gameplay and commentary. Hope you guys like it (I can attest this wasn't my best round ever) and hopefully will get you excited for the start of the new season! I'm hoping to make more of these videos this summer and would love your feedback, ie, what you think could be fun to watch etc.
    1 point
  33. Don't hit it in the bunker, then. And if it is 4mm, chip it out. Who says you have to play an explosion shot? Hell, I've putted out of bunkers before. 🙂
    1 point
  34. 5 - U.S., Mexico, Canada, Grand Bahamas and Ireland.
    1 point
  35. I've had the privilege to play golf in Portugal, Germany and Poland. I've hit balls at a driving range in NYC, in the USA for fun. I really want to play golf in Scotland and Ireland, these are my future destinations on the wishlist. So 4 countries so far. But the USA hardly counts, I wish I had the adequate time to play there so muuuuuch more 💭😁
    1 point
  36. This thread (and all the others like it before) prove that there is only one irrefutable answer to this question. Slow play is any pace that slows me (the golfer in question) down from my desired pace. The actual number is not relevant.
    1 point
  37. My wife has a 50-50 rule. She wants at least 50% of the round to be played at 50 degrees or higher.
    1 point
  38. Coming back to this thread I feel like most of us who struggled with this came from the place where the backswing was nowhere near steep enough. I’m not saying that’s for everyone but a lot of golfers could improve by making their backswing steeper.
    1 point
  39. Injury can take its toll on your emotions too. You’ve had quite a bit of injury issues. I’ve gone through this too. You feel like you just can’t get ahead of it. Like it will never stop. You say ‘why me?’ to yourself. And with the other issues, course closures, the pandemic, you are down mentally. Give it time. Put your putter and a few balls in the car and when you drive by a course, you may have the urge to stop and putt a few. Go to a mini golf site and ply. Do what your body will allow it to do for now. You will heal both physically and mentally and be refreshed.
    1 point
  40. The world going to 💩 is all the more reason to do things that work for you.
    1 point
  41. Our Men’s Club rule is all putts must be holed. It certainly has helped me in terms of improved putting inside of 3 feet. What’s funny is when your playing a casual round and someone says “that’s good” usually a foot or less we still have the inclination to putt the ball and we miss!
    1 point
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