Slow Play on the Golf Course is a subject that is near and dear to my heart. I played a round at the local course yesterday, and spent 4 and 1/2 hours waiting. As most of you know, this is “Slow Play” month around golf, and the Golf Channel has been running some funny videos with Charlie Rymer attempting to speed up play with Matt Ginella, but I don’t think it’s working.
Golf courses have become reticent about speeding up play on the local courses, and many no longer have a ranger patrolling the course to do so. They are afraid they will upset a customer, and they won’t return. Golfers watch Tiger Woods stalk a putt for 10 minutes, and they think they need to so, as well.
The campaign is great in theory, but enforcing slow play at the Professional level will not speed-up play on your local venue unless the course takes steps to enforce it locally.
Golf Channel reporter, Rex Hoggard filed this report explaining what the PGA Tour is doing to improve slow-play conditions at the professional level during “Pace of Play month.
A great tournament at a great golf course was had by all last week, and the numbers prove it.
Uh-oh! Tiger isn’t going to like this one. Hank Haney might have a point here, Tiger Woods does spend a lot of time hitting balls even when his problem is on the greens. I wonder if he took Tiger’s elbow in consideration with the lousy finish at Merion?
Ok..here’s the deal. I have a new driver that has adjustments for face angle, and loft. On the third hole, I decide I want to add some loft, under the Rules of Golf, can I do so mid-round? This is a problem I have wondered about since the new drivers have come on the market. You can do so, but you have to be sneaky about it.
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