SLOW PLAY Ė ARE YOU GUILTY?
Have you ever said to your playing group, gee itís a slow day today?
Have you ever been in a slow group and thought gee we are slow today?
Have you tried to rectify the problem?
Apart from lost balls and penalties, there are many ways to hurry yourself and your group.
It is accepted that the lowest marker in the group is responsible for the pace of play for that group, BUT, are we not all responsible for keeping our place in the field?. Slow play is a very selfish way of playing, groups behind donít want/need to be waiting on every shot, which is the surest way to mess up a round, and of course if in the middle of the field, there will be a domino effect behind.
The little ditty below is a light hearted attempt at talking about the problem, however, there is very little else during a round that infuriates all golfers all of the time.
We have found slow play creeping into our events, and we know that at club level, it is the single most reported thing to Captains, so give them a break and make an effort to do the things that can shave minutes off each hole which amounts to a happy stress free round of golf with your playing partners.
Remember, none of us think we are slow, but obviously someone is
is it you?
Remember your place in the field is behind the group in front- not ahead of the group behind